Cambodia News: Khmer Krom

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

Meas Muth Is Unfazed as Tribunal Investigation Concludes - The Cambodia Daily


The Cambodia Daily

Meas Muth Is Unfazed as Tribunal Investigation Concludes
The Cambodia Daily
The only case still under investigation is that of Yim Tith, alias Ta Tith, who was charged in 2015 with crimes including the alleged genocide of the ethnic minority Khmer Krom people. Mr. Hun Sen has warned that the cases could plunge Cambodia back ...

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10 Jan 2017 | 5:33 pm

Cambodia Wants China as Its Neighborhood Bully - Foreign Policy (blog)


Cambodia Wants China as Its Neighborhood Bully
Foreign Policy (blog)
Cambodians have not forgotten the centuries of warfare that led Vietnamese armies to pillage the Khmer heartland and strip away more than half of its territory. Cambodian nationalists still pine for Khmer krom (“Lower Khmer”), a term used to describe ...

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5 Jan 2017 | 1:23 pm

Tribunal Splits Ao An's Case - Khmer Times


Tribunal Splits Ao An's Case
Khmer Times
The case focuses on “actions against the Cham population in Kampong Cham,” “actions against the Khmer Krom population in Takeo and Pursat,” “actions against the East Zone evacuees,” “purges of the Central Zone (Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom),” and ...

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18 Dec 2016 | 1:31 pm

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

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


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

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


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Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Authorities Prevent Community from Obtaining ID Cards
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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

Khmer Krom monks given prison terms - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Krom monks given prison terms
The Phnom Penh Post
Two Khmer Krom monks, arrested and defrocked last August after being charged with drug possession, attempted murder and forgery, were sentenced on Friday. Dav Tep and Chea Vanda were arrested after police searched their lodgings in a Por Sen Chey ...

3 Apr 2016 | 6:53 pm

Khmer Krom monks upbeat in court - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Khmer Krom monks upbeat in court
The Phnom Penh Post
The merits of drug, attempted murder and forgery charges brought against two Khmer Krom monks arrested last August were weighed in Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday afternoon. Dav Tep and Chea Vanda were arrested and defrocked on August 1 ...

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22 Mar 2016 | 6:36 pm