Kampuchea Krom forum banned by city

Phnom Penh City Hall on Monday banned Wat Samakki Raingsey from hosting a public forum on Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of the official granting of Kampuchea Krom to the State of Vietnam. The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community (KKKC), which advocates for the ethnic minority from what is now southern Vietnam, had planned to have legal experts and rights groups speak at the forum. But the municipality shot down the plans, citing fears of racial incitement. …

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg