Kampuchea Krom

The Khmer Kampuchea association says Khmer Krom are often denied ID cards. KT/Mai Vireak

Khmer Krom plan human rights rally

The Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development Association has announced plans to hold a rally in Siem Reap province to celebrate Human Rights Day next month. A letter issued by the association over the weekend said the organisation wanted to raise awareness of the issues facing Khmer Krom people on December 10. The letter said Khmer Krom people […]

New Effort to Honor Khmer Krom Fighters Allied With US in Vietnam War

New Effort to Honor Khmer Krom Fighters Allied With US in Vietnam War

By Men Kimseng l VOA WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago, U.S. Army Captain Steve Yedinak returned home from Vietnam believing that he had led covert operations that contributed significantly to the U.S. efforts to counter communist infiltration from the North into South Vietnam. Yedinak, now 77, left behind more than 200 local troops who had fought alongside U.S. forces. Ethnic Cambodians living in […]

KKF reports about Khmer Krom issues to Australian Government

KKF reports about Khmer Krom issues to Australian Government

From May 20 to May 30, 2017, the KKF delegation from the United States, led by Mr. Moni Mau, KKF Vice-President, Venerable Ratana Yeong, Director of Information, Dr. Joshua Cooper, and KKF Senior Advisor went visit the KKF chapters in Australia to update the members about KKF’s activities and goals. Importantly, on May 26, the delegation from the US and […]

NGOs demand ID cards for Kampuchea Krom

NGOs demand ID cards for Kampuchea Krom

Three local NGOs are to request a meeting with the Interior Minister to discuss the granting of ID cards to Kampuchea Krom people living in Cambodia. Son Chum Chuon, senior programme director at the Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development Association, said his organisation would send a letter next month to ask for a meeting with Minister Sar […]

Video: Cambodian Buddhist Monks find religious sanctuary in Philadelphia

Video: Cambodian Buddhist Monks find religious sanctuary in Philadelphia

Danh Tol is a Cambodian Buddhist monk from Vietnam living and practicing out of the Soryarangsky (“rising sun”) Buddhist temple in the Olney section of Philadelphia. He practices Theravada Buddhism, the most popular religion in Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, and has been a monk since 1996. Theravada Buddhism in its present state could not exist without the relationship between […]

Police ensnared in missing monk mystery

Police ensnared in missing monk mystery

Siem Reap police are fending off allegations that they harassed and humiliated a Khmer Krom monk and a layman who have gone missing while visiting the province. Meas Vichet, the monk, and a layman known as Ny, both from the Toul Sangke pagoda in Phnom Penh, have been missing since June 19. This follows a series of bizarre events that […]

Police block Kampuchea Krom march

Police block Kampuchea Krom march

About 100 police armed with batons, pistols and rifles blocked the road in front of Phnom Penh’s Wat Chas pagoda yesterday to stop about a dozen activists from marching to the National Assembly to demand a national holiday to mark territorial losses to Vietnam. The police, standing alongside four large trucks fronted by metal barricades, formed a long line with […]

CNRP clings to anti-Vietnamese rhetoric

CNRP clings to anti-Vietnamese rhetoric

A week after opposition leader Kem Sokha said his party would no longer appeal to anti-Vietnamese sentiments in its campaigns, two prominent opposition officials said on Saturday the party would demand the return of southern Vietnam to Cambodia if it wins power next year. Speaking at Phnom Penh’s Wat Chas at an event to mark France’s June 1949 transfer to […]

UNPO Participates in UNPFII 2017 Session

UNPO Participates in UNPFII 2017 Session

From 22 April to 5 May 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), represented by several of its Members as well as its Secretariat, takes part in the 2017 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), taking place in Turtle Bay, New York City. During two weeks, the UNPO attends sessions of the Forum and a number of […]

Khmer Krom: USCIRF Report Documents that Religious Violations Persist in Vietnam

Khmer Krom: USCIRF Report Documents that Religious Violations Persist in Vietnam

In light of developments over the past year, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has delivered a report regarding the current state of religious freedom in Vietnam, and it shows little amelioration. Under the guise of nationalism, Vietnam recently imposed severe restrictions on religious activity, evidencing a clear violation of international standards for religious freedom. While USCIRF […]