HOF012: Mao Ly
Mao Ly was born in Phnom Penh and moved to Battambang, Cambodia in 1972. During the Khmer Rouge regime, he faced persecution and starvation. At one point, he was captured and condemned to be executed by Khmer authorities but somehow, his life was spared. During his detention by the Khmer Rouge, he was ordered to bury the corpses of those executed by the ruling authorities. He was witness to countless executions and found himself mentally and physically shattered by his horrible experiences.
Il est arrivé au Canada en 1983 et se rappelle avec tendresse de nombreux souvenirs de son arrivée au pays. Il a déjà travaillé comme cuisinier, mais dirige maintenant sa propre entreprise de nettoyage. Il apprécie l'hospitalité que lui ont offerte les Canadiens et ses nouveaux arrivants lors de leur installation dans leur pays d'adoption.