Nou Nem is a temple committee member in Siem Reap commune, Kandal Steung district, Kandal province. As one of the oldest persons remaining in his village, Nou Nem could remember and narrate the situation of confrontation between Japanese and French soldiers. During the struggle for independence from France at the end of 1940s, Nou Nem joint in resistance movement of Issarak as a spy. He then worked as a street guard during the Sangkum Reastr Niyum lead by former King Norodom Sihanouk until he fled to Thailand for military training in 1970. Upon his returning, he joint with Khmer Serei movement to fight against the Lon Nol government.
During the Khmer Rouge regime, Nou Nem was evacuated to his hometown and forced to do heavy work with little food to eat. From his bitter experience, he decided to devote his entire life to serve the government which saved his life from death.
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