Published by Cambodia Daily
A local minority-rights advocacy group has called on the government to end the mistreatment of Khmer Krom people and recognize their rights as citizens of Cambodia as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Tuesday.
The Khmer Krom, or “lower Khmer,” refers to ethnic Khmer people living in the Mekong Delta region of what is now southern Vietnam.
Friends and supporters of Khmer-Krom and religious freedom, help us raise light to the issues of Venerable Thach Thoul, Venerable Nieu Ly and their supporters.
Sign the petition for the European Parliament intervention on their behalf.
Vietnam Police State: Photo by Reuter
Pennsauken, 24 September 2013- On behalf of the Khmer- Krom families in Prey Chop, we would like to urgently appeal and notify you of the upcoming trial of 4 Khmer-Krom people who have been arrested, tortured and imprisoned for allegedly creating “public disorder” during the incident of Venerable Ly Chanh Da’s defrocking on 16th May 2013.
Family members were notified that the following members; Lam Thi lon, Ly Thi Danh, Ly Minh Hai and Tang Pha Lan will be placed on trial on September 25th 2013 at Toà Án Nhân Dân Thị Xã Vĩnh Châu, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng.
Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, delivered “I Have a Dream” speech. His dream has become true for the people, especially the African-American in America. People around the world have followed his dream to build the equality and democracy society for their countries. Unfortunately, the people in Vietnam, especially the Indigenous Khmer-Krom Peoples in Mekong Delta, still do not have the basic freedom. They live under the regime that is controlled by a single party, the Vietnamese Communist Party. A country that is led by a single party never has the true democracy and freedom.
By Melanie Ly
Washington D.C.- On June 4th, 2013, there was a peaceful demonstration in Washington D.C. by the Khmer Krom people from all different parts of the United States. The news of this was only mentioned just a week before the actual event but due to the quick works by social media, word got out like rapid fire. As we walked off the bus and into the crowd, our brothers and sisters greeted us with warm welcomes and encouraging smiles.