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Time of reckoning for Khmer Krom

Written by Brendan Brady Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Krom monks in Phnom Penh prepare to mourn slain brethren, while Vietnam is called to defend treatment of ethnic Khmers amid fresh stream of criticism by rights groups.

VN summon Khmer in Kleang for another telling

Viet Nam never fail to boost how much they have helped Khmer Krom.

State officials visit Khmer people in Soc Trang

A delegation led by Son Song Son, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for the South-Western Region, visited Khmer people and monks in Vinh Chau district, the southern province of Soc Trang on February 24.

Khmer Krom man on the run from Vietnamese arrest [inside Cambodia!]

22 Feb 2009
By Kesor Raniya
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Socheata (KI-Media)

A representative of Friends of Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Association in Svay Rieng is currently on the run, trying to escape the arrest and questioning by the Cambodian authority which is cooperating with the Vietnamese authority, regarding an issue involving three books taken from his home by visiting people from Kampuchea Krom (south Vietnam).

Srey Sothy, aka Nhor, told his story to RFA from his hideout, saying that, after attending a relative’s wedding in Tuol Sdey commune, Chantrea district, Svay Rieng province, on Sunday 15 Feb, 12 Khmer Krom people were arrested by the Vietnamese authority on Thmor Sorin district (Deuk Ve in Yuon), Kampong Ko province (Long An in Yuon).

Vietnam Authority Denied Defrocked Khmer-Krom Buddhist Monks to Reordain

PRESS RELEASE: 20 February 2009
Pennsauken, NJ, USA

Soc Trang, Vietnam - Five former Khmer-Krom Buddhist monks, namely Venerable Kim Moeun, Ven.Danh Ton, Ven. Thach Thuong, Ven. Ly Hoang and Ven. Ly Suong have been denied the right to reordain as Buddhist monks by Vietnam authorities.

A glimpse of Khmer people’s pagodas in Soc Trang (Kleang)

VietNamNet Bridge – Soc Trang, the coastal province in the Mekong Delta, is not only a tourism destination, it is also a place for worshipping with many well-known pagodas such as Khleang, Doi, Dat Set and Chen Kieu. Most of them are Khmer pagodas, featuring the typical architectural styles of Khmer ethnic people.

A Letter To FBI: Spy In Cambodia

Dear Sir and Madam,

My name is undersigned here as THACH NHO a Khmer Krom refugee in Cambodia, born in 1949 in Soc Trang Province, Vietnam UNHCR IC # 820. I am writing today to notify FBI of a Vietnamese spy named Nguyen Cam Cong UNHCR IC # 241, granted refugee status by UNHCR in Cambodia, who has conducted many abductions and murders, whose victims are either Khmer Krom or Vietnamese asylum seekers and refugees in Cambodia. We are always at risk of being abducted by this Vietnamese refugee, who is not a genuine refugee but a Vietnamese spy, a Vietnamese secret agent acting in Cambodia on behalf of Vietnamese government and its interests here in Cambodia.

Cuu Long River Delta: Students dropping out since Tet

VietNamNet Bridge – Though no official figure has been released so far, it is clear that the number of students dropping out since the Tet holiday in the Cuu Long River Delta has been increasing dramatically.

Giving up school to look for jobs

Students in Vien An Commune on the way to school

Son Kinh with an ambition to preserve culture of the Khmer

VietNamNet Bridge – A small room filled with wooden statues serves as a gallery for cultural features of the Khmer people and an ambition to preserve the culture of the Khmer of Son Kinh.

More Khmer Kroms are set get kicked out of their land as VN becoming more urban

Urbanisation threatens food security


HCM CITY — Maintaining farmlands and increasing their yields are vital for ensuring food security in the coming years in the face of their serious shrinkage in the past decade due to urbanisation and a shift away from agriculture.

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