Cambodia News: Khmer Krom

Reckless driver in critical condition - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Reckless driver in critical condition
Khmer Times
A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, identified the driver as Meas Sokheng, 30, who owned a phone shop in Mean Chey district's Chak Angre Krom commune. “Police in Chamkarmorn district sent him to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital ...

28 Mar 2017 | 12:04 pm

Floating villages to be relocated - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Floating villages to be relocated
Khmer Times
“But first, we'll relocate a floating village in the Phsar Krom area in Kampong Chhnang City as a model in order to clean up and develop the waterfront area,” he said. Mr. Chan Dern did not say when authorities would take action to remove the villages ...

23 Mar 2017 | 11:12 am

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


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

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13 Feb 2017 | 10:09 am

Khmer Krom: Refugee Family Left Stranded in Bangkok by US Administration's Executive Order on Immigration - UNPO


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Khmer Krom: Refugee Family Left Stranded in Bangkok by US Administration's Executive Order on Immigration
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The decision to stop the resettlement of all refugees for 120 days, including those previously agreed upon with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has hit hard a Khmer Krom family who thought it had reached the end of an arduous escape from religious and ...

6 Feb 2017 | 10:44 am

Report Highlights Closed Path to Citizenship for Khmer Krom - The Cambodia Daily


The Cambodia Daily

Report Highlights Closed Path to Citizenship for Khmer Krom
The Cambodia Daily
Many Khmer Krom people living in Cambodia struggle to gain proper identification documents—despite the government repeatedly declaring them “automatic citizens”—and face social and economic hardships as a result, according to a new report.

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27 Jan 2017 | 2:12 am

Khmer Krom ethnic group denied many rights: report - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Krom ethnic group denied many rights: report
The Phnom Penh Post
While Cambodia in theory offers full citizenship to members of its Khmer Krom minority, in practice, many members of the community remain in a legal shadowland, unable to access a wide range of rights, a new report released yesterday shows. Despite a ...

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26 Jan 2017 | 6:12 pm

Khmer Krom: Confiscation of Indigenous Sacred Land in Vietnam - UNPO


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Khmer Krom: Confiscation of Indigenous Sacred Land in Vietnam
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The state authority of the Travinh province in the Mekong Delta claims that holy land belonging to the Muniransi temple was sold to a Vietnamese resident. This is another assault on freedom of religion and indigenous rights for the Khmer Krom ...

17 Jan 2017 | 10:46 am

Khmer Krom: New US Foreign Policy Hoped to Alleviate Some Hardship - UNPO


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Khmer Krom: New US Foreign Policy Hoped to Alleviate Some Hardship
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News of a law passed by US Congress late in 2016 may let Khmer Krom religious rights activists breathe a sigh of relief. The “Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act” gives the US administration the power to freeze US assets of individuals who ...

13 Jan 2017 | 9:16 am

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


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

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