By Charlie Thach
Posted on KKFYC
The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) is more than just the voice of the Khmer-Krom people. It is the inspirations and the will of many Khmer-Krom that also serves as hub of network for Khmer and Khmer-Krom Youths working under the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation Youths Committee (KKFYC) team. Many Khmer-Krom college students do not realize that KKF offers great resources, such as internships and independent studies. The resources that KKF offers help open many doors for college students.
According to Lem Pichpisey, a RFA reporter who seek refuge in Thailand after his report on illegal logging in Cambodia, said him and Khmer Krom refugees are being followed by Cambodian secrete agents. Please read the full report below:
By Taing Sarada, VOA Khmer
Original report from Washington
09 February 2009
By Stéphanie Gée
The Khmer Krom, Cambodians born in the Mekong Delta in Kampuchea Krom, a region once fully part of the territory of Cambodia, are chased relentlessly by the Vietnamese authorities and mistreated, put in prison or placed under house arrest whenever they try to peacefully express their political opinions and religious beliefs. In a report released on January 21st 2009 entitled "On the Margins: Rights Abuses of Ethnic Khmer in Vietnam's Mekong Delta ", the organisation for the defence of Human rights Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounces the harsh suppression by the Vietnamese government, "wary about possible Khmer Krom nationalist aspirations", of protests organised by this large ethnic group.
Government Suppresses Peaceful Protests for Religious, Cultural, and Land Rights
Published by Human Rights Watch
(New York, January 21, 2009) - The Vietnamese government should immediately free Khmer Krom Buddhist monks and land rights activists in prison or under house arrest for the peaceful expression of their political and religious beliefs, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Khmer Krom is a large ethnic group in the Mekong Delta that is central to Vietnam-Cambodia relations.
The 125-page report, "On the Margins: Rights Abuses of Ethnic Khmer in Vietnam's Mekong Delta," documents ongoing violations of the rights of the Khmer Krom in southern Vietnam and also abuses in Cambodia against Khmer Krom who have fled there for refuge. Wary about possible Khmer Krom nationalist aspirations, Vietnam has suppressed peaceful expressions of dissent and banned Khmer Krom human rights publications. It also tightly controls the Theravada Buddhism practiced by the Khmer Krom, who see this form of Buddhism as the foundation of their distinct culture and ethnic identity.
By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) - As the United Nations readies for a key climate change meeting in Poland next month, a London-based human rights group warns that any new deal on global warming would be seriously compromised if the most vulnerable groups, specifically indigenous peoples, are shut out of the negotiations.
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.