"As Viet Nam develops, new efforts are needed to ensure no one is left behind," says UN expert on extreme poverty
31 August, 2010
Published by OHCHR
HA NOI – “While Viet Nam has made impressive progress in reducing poverty over the past two decades, additional efforts are required to ensure the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the sustainability of progress made” said the UN Independent Expert on human rights and extreme poverty, Magdalena Sepúlveda, at the end of her nine-day visit to the country.
03 September 2010
By Sok Serey
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Soy from KI Media
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Recently, accusations have been leveled that Khmer Krom families [in South Vietnam] suffer various types of discriminations, but now, report indicated that a Khmer Krom man was killed and 11 other Khmer Krom people were injured.
A Khmer Krom man was killed and 11 others were injured when they were beat up by a mob of several dozens of Viets armed with batons and knives. The incident took place on 2 September at a rubber plantation in Dong Nai province, Vietnam.
In Kampuchea-Krom, most of the Khmer-Krom youths drop out of school after finishing their middle school or even earlier because they have to find works to support their family. The Khmer-Krom youths cannot find works in their villages. They have to leave their beloved villages to look for works in the factories near Prey Nokor (Sai Gon) City, rubber plantations, or even working as servants for the Vietnamese families. Whatever job they can find, they are willing to take even it is under paid, so they can earn some money to support their family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.