My Neighbor is a Cham 

I had an interesting conversation with a neighbor yesterday. We had been acquainted for years but yesterday he intimated to me his family history. 
I thot he was another Malay neighbor. No he is not. He is a Cham. His father was the last mufti of Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge. He escaped the KR sweep of anyone who could read or write. 
He remembered his big family house in between the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. The family owned properties in Phnom Penh but now every single one has been taken over by others. Now worth millions of USD as it is in the CBD. 
The majority of his family escaped. Thankful he was, that their life has been spared and Malaysia their new country has been kind to them.


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