NOP Ngim

Nop Ngim was a trusted Khmer Rouge cadre who was sent from the Southwest to the Northwest zone in 1978 by Ta Mok. There, Ta Mok appointed her to a powerful position, Deputy Secretary of Samlaut District, but still she was forced by Mok, a member of the Standing Committee, to marry a handicapped soldier. Nop Ngim testified that there were 38 couples that forced to marry in the same ceremony. 

Nop Ngim never testified that she had been explicitly warned of the consequences of refusal. But in a regime where breaking a spoon, failing to follow instructions, or criticizing conditions could lead to execution, even a relatively high-ranking cadre dared not refuse, believing her survival depended upon accepting the regime's decision. 

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