Chau Bunh Khuon, a 30-year-old Khmer man living in the southern province of An Giang, is a self-taught information technology expert who has made many innovations.
This high-school graduate’s most famous creation is probably CTK a Khmer language font, considered the most popular in Viet Nam. It is used by, among others, the Radio Voice of Viet Nam’s Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta office and Can Tho Newspaper.
The Phnom Penh Post
Written by kay kimsong
THOUSANDS of ethnic Khmers known as Khmer Krom turned out Tuesday and Wednesday to celebrate the annual Water and Moon Festival in southern Vietnam, witnessing two days of dragon boat races and other festivities.
Thirty dragon boats competed for prizes in the event, which was chaired by the Vietnamese provincial governor and the head Buddhist monk, according to the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association.
Khmer Buddhists urged to contribute to homeland
By VNA (Hanoi)
Son Song Son, member of the Party Central Committee and vice director of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region, met with 350 dignitaries, monks and nuns from 141 Therevada Khmer Buddhist pagodas in southern Tra Vinh Province on Oct. 22.
Thach Hel, Permanent Vice Secretary of Tra Vinh Party Committee, and Most Venerable Thach Sock Xane, Vice Chairman of the Solidarity Association of Patriotic Monks and Nuns in Tra Vinh Province were present at the meeting.
23 October 2008, 00:45 CET
(STRASBOURG) - The European Union must reassess its cooperation with Vietnam and insist that Hanoi end its "systematic violation of democracy and human rights," the European parliament said Wednesday.
"Human rights dialogue between the European Union and Vietnam must lead to tangible improvements in Vietnam," the EU parliamentarians said in a text adopted overwhelmingly by 479 votes to 21.
By ABC News
The European parliament says the European Union must reassess its cooperation with Vietnam over human rights.
The parliamentarians adopted a text, by 479 votes to 21, saying human rights dialogue between the EU and Vietnam must lead to tangible improvements in Vietnam.
They called on the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, to reassess cooperation policy with Vietnam, based on respect for democratic principles and fundamental rights.
In a resolution on EU-Vietnam relations, Parliament calls for Vietnam to be pressed to observe human rights and various key freedoms before a new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the EU is finalised.
Truong Thi May was runner-up in the Miss Viet Ethnic 2007 pageant. Although a rare beauty, she wanted to join a pagoda and become a buddhist nun at the age of 13, but the responsibility of being an elder sister to her four siblings stopped her. May speaks to Du Van Nga about this and other aspects of her unique life.
Inner Sanctum: After winning runner-up in Miss Viet Ethnic 2007, people thought that you would probably become a professional model or an actress, but others say you want to become a buddhist nun and live in a temple, what’s the story?
Written by Christopher Shay of The Phnom Penh Post
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Two rights groups last week identified a worsening pattern of intimidation against activists in which the justice system is used as a tool of persecution
Vietnam's true colours coming to light?
By Bill Hayton, BBC News
Sept 21, 2008
Vietnam summoned Khmers in Vinh Long province on the 15 September 2008 to a meeting aimed at further assimilating Khmer into Vietnamese (particularly Kinh ethnic, the major Vietnamese ethnic group) society. In the three days meeting, Vietnam authorities reiterate their work in building infrastructure and schools for Khmer. The meeting also attempted to enforce that there is a strong solidarity between Kinh and Khmer.