SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia – The distant thuds of gunfire and bombs weren't nearly as memorable for Michael Misiewicz as fishing barehanded with his older brother in Cambodia's Mekong River.
In 1973, as a 6-year-old then called Vannak Khem, he was more concerned with boys' games than the deepening war — unaware, like most Cambodians, of the trauma that the Khmer Rouge would soon inflict on the country. He had no idea that after his adoption by an American woman that same year, it would take him 37 years to go home.
Constitution of Cambodia (Sept. 1993)
CHAPTER VI: EDUCATION, CULTURE, SOCIAL AFFAIRS
The State shall preserve and promote national culture.
The State shall Protect and promote the Khmer language as required.
The State shall preserve ancient monuments and artifacts and restore historic sites.
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