Moun Sinath

Guide Moun Sinath

Languages: English & Cambodian.

Moun Sinath (also known as the cat) has worked for the War Museum for the last 11 years. Being a war veteran, he served the Cambodian army before he got injured by a landmine whereby he lost his right leg.

In 1979 Moun Sinath joined the Cambodian army and started fighting against the Khmer Rouge in approximately the Soutr Nikom district, the Svay Leu district and the Banteay Srei district in Siem Reap. Most of his time he stayed at a military base, but he fought nearly every day against the Khmer Rouge. Although Moun Sinath got shot 3 times, approximately in 1982, 1985 and 1987, he retired after losing his right leg due to a landmine in the Svay Leu district in Siem Reap in 1988.