This page is designed to collect what is known or remembered about the administration of the Kampot and Takeo regions from 1975-79.

Region 35 (Kampot) 

Regional level personnel

Name

Position

Comment

Khe Muth

Secretary” of Kompong Som and DK navy chief so must have been powerful in the region

Mok’s son-in-law

Chong

1977 – promoted to secretary of region

Mok’s son

Kang Chap

"Ran the region" with a military assistant for security affairs"1

 

 

District level

Name

Position

Comment

Chat Chaom

Kampot district chief (until 1977)

Drinker and flashed a pistol. Probably responsible for murder of large numbers of Lon Nol ex-soldiers thrown from Bokor Mountain.*

Mon

Replaced Chaom (executed) in 1977

Arrived from hill country of Chhouk with cadres, intensified the repression, wiped out a ‘rebellious’ chalat (200 people)*

Suos

K Trach district chief

Reported to have killed parents of some of his own soldiers in 1977. Implemented repression against old and new people*

 

District #

Name

No of subdistricts**

77

Kampong Trach

9

72

Chhouk

10

78

Dang Tung

9

75

Touk Meas

7

unknown

Prey Noup

unknown

 

 

Subdistrict personnel

Name

Position

Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region 13 (Takeo)

Regional level personnel

Name

Position

Comment

Khom (f)

Deputy Secretary from 1976-77 (died)

Mok’s daughter

 

 

 

 

Zone level labour units (10,000 people)

1st Mobile Division -

2nd Mobile Divisionrun by Ren, Mok’s son-in-law, who was also a military commander. Divided into mobile ‘regiments’ of 1,500 workers and smaller groups. Wat least one ‘regiment’ worked in Kho Andeth district (108). One estimate was that 90% of the workers did not survive DK.2

District level

District #

Name

No of subdistricts **

109

Kirivong

11

105

Tram Kak (Moks birthplace, named one of only three model districts (srok kumruu) in DK). District Committee (1975-79) listed as Chim, San, Phy and An**

10

108

Koh Andeth

7

107

Treang

16

106

Angkor Chey (now in Kampot province)

6

 

Name

Position

Comment

San

Tram Kak secretary 1977-78

Mok’s brother-in-law

Tith3

Chief of D 109 (Kirivong) – replaced chief judged too soft on new people

Also Mok’s brother-in-law

Khom

Tram Kak secretary from 1973-76

Moks daughter

Soeun

Secretary Treang 1977

Mok's son-in-law

 

Subdistrict personnel

Name

Position

Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* information taken from Ben Kiernan, The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79, 2nd Ed, Silkworm, Bangkok, 2002 pp 168 - 204

** information taken from Meng-Try Ea, The Chain of Terror: The Khmer Rouge Southwest Zone Security System, Documentation Centre of Cambodia, 2005, p 26.

1. Kiernan, ibid, p 192

2. ibid p 187

3. Tith was still alive in 2010 according to ex Khmer Rouge sources interviewed by the Document Centre, http://www.d.dccam.org/Projects/Promoting/pdf/PA_Report_Takeo_Kirivong.pdf