Cambodia News: Khmer Krom

Ten Jailed Over KNLF Militia Roles - Khmer Times


Ten Jailed Over KNLF Militia Roles
Khmer Times
Those convicted yesterday were said to have been involved in urging Cambodians and Khmer Krom people to join a planned demonstration against Vietnam in October 2014. The protest, called for outside the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh, was to ...

7 Dec 2016 | 11:13 am

Krom Soldiers On Despite Losing Grammy Nomination - Khmer Times


Krom Soldiers On Despite Losing Grammy Nomination
Khmer Times
Krom, which was being considered in the Best World Music Album and the Song of the Year categories, successfully made it through three rounds before they were dropped at the final stage of voting, a first for a Cambodian band. “Of course we're ...

7 Dec 2016 | 11:10 am

Khmer Krom: Recently Passed 'Religion Law' Thwarts Religious Freedom in Vietnam - UNPO


UNPO

Khmer Krom: Recently Passed 'Religion Law' Thwarts Religious Freedom in Vietnam
UNPO
Amid already existing and growing concerns regarding religious freedom for Khmer Krom monks, the Law on Belief and Religion is feared to create an additional legal basis for persecutory measures based on religious adherence. Systematic surveillance and ...

6 Dec 2016 | 4:25 pm

Floating Polluters Told to Move - Khmer Times


Floating Polluters Told to Move
Khmer Times
“More than 10 battery charging and petrol stations have been floating on the river at Phsar Krom area and are causing biological pollution,” Mr. Chan Dern said. “Acidic waste and oil floating into the river affects not only the thousands of people ...

5 Dec 2016 | 10:07 am

Is Vietnam's new religion law a smokescreen for political repression? - South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Is Vietnam's new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?
South China Morning Post
Branches of the Cao Dai church, the Hoa Hao Buddhist church, independent Protestant and Catholic churches in the central highlands, Khmer Krom Buddhist temples and the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam had also felt the full force of communist law, ...

2 Dec 2016 | 4:20 am

Divisions over map proposal - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Divisions over map proposal
The Phnom Penh Post
Thach Setha, a former senator and the most prominent opposition member who is Khmer Krom, a term for ethnic Khmers born in parts of Vietnam annexed from Cambodia, said he feared losing land with the projection being changed from the Bonne to UTM ...

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30 Nov 2016 | 7:15 pm

Khmer Krom: US Urge Vietnam to Respect Religious Freedoms, Including Those of Buddhist Monks - UNPO


Khmer Krom: US Urge Vietnam to Respect Religious Freedoms, Including Those of Buddhist Monks
UNPO
Albeit having made some progress, Vietnam is still lagging far behind when it comes to guaranteeing the universal right to freedom of religion, says the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Ten years after having been removed from ...

17 Nov 2016 | 9:49 am

VIETNAM: At a Crossroads, 10 Years after CPC Designation Removed - United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (press release)


VIETNAM: At a Crossroads, 10 Years after CPC Designation Removed
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (press release)
Law enforcement officials continue to arrest and imprison individuals due to their religious beliefs or religious freedom advocacy, including Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh; Khmer Krom Buddhist the Venerable Thach Thuol; Hoa Hao Buddhist Nguyen Van Minh; ...

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10 Nov 2016 | 10:17 am

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Authorities Prevent Community from Obtaining ID Cards - UNPO


UNPO

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Authorities Prevent Community from Obtaining ID Cards
UNPO
As a result of repeated denials by Vietnamese commune and provincial authorities, the Indigenous Rights Protection Organisation and the Association of Khmer Kampuchea Krom for Human Rights and Development are now calling on the government to ...

12 Jul 2016 | 6:01 pm

Rights groups push for Khmer Krom ID cards - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Rights groups push for Khmer Krom ID cards
The Phnom Penh Post
Two minority rights organisations have asked the Ministry of Interior to ensure its officials issue national identity cards to Khmer Krom, who they say are facing discrimination from provincial officials. Indigenous Khmer from southern Vietnam, the ...

11 Jul 2016 | 7:34 pm