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We Testify: Khmer Krom Buddhist monks and people share their stories

KKN is proud to offer for the first time a series of short documentaries on the people behind the Khmer Krom struggle.

The mini films aims to will show real accounts of what the Indigenous Khmer Krom people and Buddhist monks go through under the communist Vietnamese regime.

Librarians in robes: the monks of Wat Muniransyarama

by Michael Huff
American Libraries
Vol.29 No.6 (June-July 1998)

Once, very far away and very long ago, a powerful king from the West met a wise monk from the East. To test the monk's wisdom, the king posed many difficult questions: Why do good people sometimes suffer while evil people sometimes prosper? How can we know what truth is? How can there be rebirth without an eternal soul ? He asked many such questions. To each, the monk answered with brilliance and serenity. After their talk, the king left his throne and joined the monk in teaching the Middle Way.

Appeal for demonstration on the 08/May/2009

For Khmer Krom Human Rights protection

In front of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Read in Khmer or French

The history between Khmer and Vietnam has been going on for one decade to the next until the world has forgotten the indigenous people. There are 370 million who are caught up in an uncaring war; a war of modern colonization that eliminates their heredity and religion. In our case, the Vietnam leaders have escaped world pressure and continue to oppress the Khmer people living in Kampuchea-Krom.

Vietnam rights review neglects Khmer Krom

Written by Georgia Wilkins
Published by The Phnom Penh Post
Friday, 13 March 2009

A UN study makes no mention of the group

DESPITE promises earlier in the year that the widespread rights abuse of Khmer Krom minorities in Vietnam would be put on the UN's agenda, a periodic review of the country has excluded any mention of the persecuted ethnic group.

Reflecting on Khmer Krom women

International Women’s Day marks an important event for all women around the world to celebrate.

This upcoming March 8th 2009 marks and celebrates the fruitful struggle of women to get recognition, equality, justice, peace and development.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

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.

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