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A Young Khmer-Krom Woman Died Two Year after Got Beating up by the Vietnamese Police

Neang Savong On Saturday, September 25, 2010, a young Khmer-Krom woman, Neang Savong, who used to lead the Khmer-Krom farmers to demand returning confiscated farmlands, passed away.

In 2008, Mrs. Neang Savong led a group of Khmer-Krom farmers in An Cu village, Tinh Bien district, An Giang province to demand the Vietnamese authorities to return their confiscated farmlands. During their peaceful protest, the Vietnamese authority sent Vietnamese Polices using arm forces to disperse the protest. Vietnamese polices used electric baton to beat her and made her became unconscious for one day. Since then, she had become ill and passed away on September 25, 2010.

"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.

Khmer Krom man killed, several others injured by Viet mob

03 September 2010
By Sok Serey
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Soy from KI Media
Click here to read the article in Khmer

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.

A Khmer-Krom Youth Killed in Kampuchea-Krom Because He is Khmer

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.

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.

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