Photographer's Note

My sincere apology if this photo does not bring technical quality to you, it is not meant to be, it just serves to tell you about 10 rules one simply cannot ignore, definitely not for those 17,000 inmates hauled all over Cambodia to this place, out of which only 12 survived.

For members who often post TE photos with no notes, this can be a good reading. I just thought this may convince you why you can do better by putting a note to each post? This set of 10 rules sign is placed at a prominent location inside Security Office S21 aka Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, for the sake of people who have not visited Phnom Penh's ex-school-converted-into-prison during 1975-1979 and now a museum.

I spent 3.5 hours from 8 to 11.30am here understanding the logic of a political ideology and regime that threatened the populace and caused mass deaths to not less than 3 million people. It is a museum worth a visit.

I decided to post this today because of this email sent to me this morning from Canada by a sister of Voon, my long-time friend since 1978.

With sadness, my brother Voon passed away in KK hospital on Aprll/12/2009 past 5.00 am (Malaysia date and time). He was supposed to be back to Canada on April/07.

It was a shock for all of us as well especially when we parted in Malaysia he was gaining strength. He said he would like to stay a little longer because the weather is better suited for him.

He always considered you as his dear friend and always made it a point to see you when he visited M'sia, he has always treasured the get-together with you. We were waiting for his home coming.

His funeral will be in KK on Wednesday 10:00am, but I don't know where, my sister and nephew from Sibu are there already. My younger brother's cell is xxxxxxxx.

Yes you may let his professor know or others who knew my brother.

Thanks for the photo {note : I sent Mt K photo}, the following is the last email he wrote to me on April/07/2009 with the last sentence as follows:

"In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided." (Gen 22:14) I always think of Mount KK (Shen San) as Mount Sinai of Borneo."

At least he will be laid to rest where he likes and a place he called home.

Thank you

When he returned from Canada, I talked to Voon in Sibu in 2006 & 2008 for hours about KK and Mt Kinabalu. I last saw Voon in late Jan2009 when he visited me in Kuching.

A friend I will miss. And I believe Voon lived a life of full richness in his heart and soul. May he rest in peace.

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