Who Is Loung Ung

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One of the main characters in the story was Loung Ung, a 5 year old and a second last born who comes from a middle class family of eight children. She was a daughter of a former member of the Cambodian Royal secret service and they lived in Phnom Penh. Loung's father loved gambling and used to win most of the times until the day he went too far and bet all his money and house on a game to the extent of almost losing his own family. The Khmer rouge was a group of communists who stormed Phnom Penh city in 1975 which forced the Ung family to flee their home and move from one village to another in order for them to hide their identity for safety. Not only is the Ung family fleeing, other families that lived in the city were also fleeing the area
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