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SRP points finger at Vietnam

Friday, 03 September 2010 15:03
Cheang Sokha of the Phnom Penh Post

Thach Le prays after his hearing at Takeo provincial court earlier this week.

THIS week’s conviction of four men for distributing anti-government leaflets in Takeo province may have come at the behest of the Vietnamese government, an opposition lawmaker said yesterday.

Child poverty in Vietnam five times higher among ethnic minorities

Published by Earth Times

A forthcoming report has found that ethnic minorities in Vietnam have a child poverty rate five times higher than the ethnic majority, officials said Wednesday.

The report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) called for government programmes to address the gaps in child poverty, education and health between Vietnam's Kinh ethnic majority and its minority groups, who make up 12 per cent of the population.

Editor fears possible deportation

Thursday, 02 September 2010 15:02
By Vong Sokheng of The Phnom Penh Post

THE editor of a weekly paper covering the Khmer Krom community said yesterday he was afraid of being deported after the chief of the pagoda where he lives asked him to resign from his position, apparently at the behest of the government.

Disinformation appeals planned

Thursday, 02 September 2010 15:03
By Kim Yuthana of The Phnom Penh Post

Three men accused of distributing antigovernment leaflets in Takeo province earlier this year sit handcuffed outside the Takeo provincial court on Monday.

INTERNATIONAL advocates are calling for the release of a local rights worker who was one of four people convicted of disinformation this week after what critics say was a flawed investigative process.

Licadho wants staffer freed

Monday, 30 August 2010 15:01
By Irwin Loy, The Phnom Penh Post

A LOCAL rights group is urging Takeo provincial court to drop disinformation charges against one of its employees, saying there is little evidence linking him to a series of antigovernment leaflets distributed earlier this year.

In Visit, Clinton Criticizes Vietnam on Rights

By MARK LANDLER from The New York Times

HANOI, Vietnam — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chided Vietnam on Thursday for intolerance of dissent and infringement of Internet freedom, even as she celebrated its 15 years of normalized relations with the United States.

Mrs. Clinton said she raised the issues of jailed democracy activists, attacks on religious groups and curbs on social-networking Web sites during a meeting with Vietnam’s deputy prime minister, Pham Gia Khiem.

Bilingual Education key for Viet Nam’s minorities - UN expert

Posted by OHCHR

GENEVA (21 July 2010) – “Most ethnic minority groups remain the poorest of Viet Nam’s poor,” said the UN Independent Expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall, on returning from a ten-day mission to the country to examine the human rights situation of Viet Nam’s numerous minority groups*.

Images of Hope and Resilience for the Khmer People

By By Shahrzad Noorbaloochi
Epoch Times Staff

Cambodia has become synonymous with the Killing Fields and Khmer Rouge prisons, so much so that tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh offer visitors a day of genocide tourism, says Vinita Ramani.

A Monk Without a Country

17 May 2010
By Charlie Lancaster of South East Asia Globe

Born in 1968, Tim Sakhorn is perhaps the most famous Khmer Krom activist alive today. He was granted political asylum in Sweden in July 2009.

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