Khmer Krom ethnic group denied many rights: report

While Cambodia in theory offers full citizenship to members of its Khmer Krom minority, in practise, many members of the community remain in a legal shadowland, unable to access a wide range of rights, a new report released yesterday shows. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Kong Meta

Khmer Krom refused ID cards

Two ethnic minority rights groups have filed a letter to the Interior Ministry urging it to push commune and provincial officials to create identification cards for Khmer Krom citizens, many of whom have been denied the service. ...

May Titthara

Rights groups fear ‘blacklist’ for anti-Vietnam protesters

Local rights workers say they fear ongoing protests by the Khmer Krom minority in front of the Vietnamese Embassy could be putting demonstrators at risk of a blacklisting. ...

Heng Reaksmey

KNLF members charged with inciting violence

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged 10 members of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), a political advocacy group vehemently opposed to the ruling CPP, with plotting to incite violence following their arrests last week. ...

Mech Dara

Khmer Krom monks, activists petition NA, UN as protest enters fourth day

Khmer Krom monks, youth and activists marched on Tuesday to present a petition to the National Assembly President Heng Samrin as their protest against Vietnam entered the fourth day. The protesters will also submit a petition to the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Vietnam requests Cambodia to stop "wrongful actions of protesters": spokesperson

Vietnam foreign ministry spokesperson on Thursday requests the Cambodian administration to “take effective measures to stop those wrongful actions of protesters, which are not in line with the traditional friendship and sound relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia.”​ ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia parliament denies chief's promise to punish Khmer Krom activists for protesting against Vietnam

A spokesman for the Cambodian Parliament on Wednesday strongly denied that the country’s Parliament chief Heng Samrin has promised Vietnam to take strict measures to punish ethnic Khmer Krom activists who had held protests against a Vietnamese diplomat. The denial came after Vietnamese media reported Monday ...

Global Post News Staff

Vietnam strongly protests Khmer Kampuchea Krom activists setting Vietnamese flag on fire

“Vietnam strongly protests the fact that Khmer Kampuchea Krom activists held an illegal protest and set a Vietnamese flag on fire in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday,” said Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Le Hai Binh on Wednesday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia's ethnic Khmer Krom ends 3-day protest against Vietnamese diplomat

Some 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists concluded Wednesday their three-day protest against a Vietnamese diplomat, who reportedly said that South Vietnam, or former Kampuchea Krom provinces, belonged to Vietnam prior to France’s official transfer of the land in 1949. The protest ended without ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Khmer Krom protesters burn Vietnamese flag

Monks and nationalist protesters burned a Vietnamese flag in front of the Vietnamese Embassy on Tuesday as the embassy continued to ignore calls to apologize for comments made by a diplomat in July. About 600 protesters gathered at the embassy once again to press for a ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg

Scores of ethnic Khmer Krom hold fresh rally against Vietnamese diplomat

About 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists on Monday staged a fresh protest here to demand a Vietnamese diplomat to recognize the “true history” of the former Kampuchea Krom provinces. It was the third rally in the last two months after Trung Van Thong, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Khmer Krom to resume Vietnam Embassy campaign

About 1,000 ethnic Khmer Krom monks and Khmer nationalists will hold the first formal protest this morning at Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park since authorities re-opened it last week after seven months of a high-security lockdown. The municipality over the weekend approved plans from the Khmer Kampuchea ...

Mech Dara

Khmer Krom to proceed with march despite harsh warnings

A leader of a march planned in Phnom Penh on Monday to demand an apology from a diplomat who said that Vietnam held the former Kampuchea Krom provinces long before the French ceded them in 1949 vowed Sunday to disregard a government ban. Phnom Penh City ...

Mech Dara

Anti-Vietnam protesters bring a petition to foreign embassies

As scheduled, Khmer  Krom citizens gathered Monday in front of French embassy in order to present their petition which asks the VN embassy’s spokesman to apologize for his comment over Khmer Kampuchea Krom territory. Some 500 students, monks, and citizens were led by leaders of Federation ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Khmer Krom monks clash with Cambodian police over Hanoi statement

More than a hundred monks and students from Vietnam’s Khmer Krom ethnic minority living in Cambodia clashed Tuesday with riot police and security guards in front of the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh as they marched to demand an apology for statements by ...

Richard Finney

Without lawyer, Krom villagers face court trial

Arrest, detention and even an upcoming trial can’t sway 68 Khmer Krom families faced with eviction to give up a bitter land dispute over a bird sanctuary in Takeo province. After being charged in April with illegally occupying state land, three representatives from Sangkum Meanchey village ...

Laignee Barron and Chhay Channyda

Khmer Krom want apology

A Khmer Krom association threatened this week to protest against the Vietnamese government after an official said that the former Kampuchea Krom provinces belonged to Vietnam long before France’s official transfer of the land in 1949. The threats from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association for Human ...

May Titthara

Politics at fore on anniversary

Opposition leaders brought politics to the forefront of a ceremony to mark yesterday’s anniversary of France’s official transfer of the former Kampuchea Krom provinces to Vietnam in 1949. Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of monks, Khmer Krom and Khmer attendees at Samaki Rainsey pagoda in ...

Chhay Channyda and Alice Cuddy

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