Hello dear fella Khmer Krom, by this posting, I wish and hope that I can contribute my ideas and opinions to better help our younger generations to understand what it means to be a Khmer Krom and never should we allow them to forget what our ancestors went through in order for us to have today.
My name is Lesley Holden. I am an Australian journalist and TV documentary producer. I am currently developing a one hour TV documentary called "Facing Cambodia" on the notorious Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh. It will also cover the impending trial of the former head of the jail, Kang Kek Ieu , better known as "Duch".
Historically, in 1800s--during its "Nam Tieng--Southward Expansion Movement" Vietnam had committed many genocidal acts against the Khmer people.
According to official figures reported on Radio Australia (30/09/01), just over 13 percent of households in Vietnam live in poverty. The government is reported to have approved 1.5 billion dollars over the next five years to reduce this poverty line to less than 10 percent and create more jobs.
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