Collaborator. Conclusion

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Local collaborators such as Ta Kam pose difficulties to the process of rebuilding the social and moral order of villages such as O’Thmaa. However, villagers have found some means of reconstructing their communities and rebuilding trust in the wake of decades of violence, forced evacuations, destruction of families, and betrayal by members of their own community.  

Through such acts as forgiving soldiers on both sides by invoking a narrative of “victims of circumstance,” or by practicing forgiveness through the acceptance of Ta Kam’s daughter into the community, we see an effort to heal the wounds of the past. Finally and significantly, we also see that despite the opportunity to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by retaliating against Ta Kam, villagers have turned away from violence in an effort to allow healing and move on with their lives.

This chapter was based on fieldwork in 2001–2003. Having recently been back to the village (2010), I find that Ta Kam has now returned to the village and his presence is accepted by the villagers. He is now nearly ninety years old and is seen by the younger generation as an elder and a Buddhist layman. This younger generation does not carry the sentiments that the older generation does; to them the Khmer Rouge past is remote. There are very few living elders left in the village who are anywhere close to Ta Kam’s age. In addition, the younger generation who were children and teenagers during the Khmer Rouge time are also significantly less in number than those who are now in their twenties



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