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Reference : V-P-KH-E-00290
Date : 19/11/2007
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Caption : Kompong Speu Province. A 49 year old former Khmer Rouge soldier, stepped on a landmine at the age of 22 during a fight near the Thai border. Both legs were amputated and he is in a wheelchair ever since.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
He survives from chicken farming, runs the Kompong Speu wheelchair racing team and a self-help group for people with disabilities

"My wife helped me see life in a new light …I was touched by the girl who love me for who I was, and we got married three years after I had my leg amputated." Ek Leng has the heart symbols glued onto a photo frame of his wedding photograph, and on his modified tricycle which he transports himself on nowadays.

In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Ottawa Treaty, a media trip to Cambodia was organized from 19 to 21 November 2007 for three Malaysian journalists.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2336x3504
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour