By Danny Serna
Published by Yale Daily News
Thursday, October 7, 2010
In the late 1970s, the Khmer Rouge brought mass murder and terror to Cambodia under the leader Pol Pot in one of the worst genocides of the last 50 years. Pol Pot himself claimed 800,000 “enemies” of the Khmer Rouge were slaughtered; some estimate more than 2 million were killed.
September 30, 2010
Published by Yale Law School
A group of faculty and students from Yale Law School’s human rights clinic have joined the legal team for the Khmer Krom, survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide who are determined to have their cases heard at the upcoming trial of four former senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
Members of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic will work with Access to Justice Asia (AJA) to seek justice for the Khmer Krom, a minority group targeted for elimination by the Khmer Rouge when relations between Cambodia and Vietnam became strained in the 1970s and Pol Pot turned against Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.