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From: SLK (taprohm30@hotmail.com)
Subject: Yuon clearly confessed to the world about Yuon leaders&#8217; dirty plans
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Date: 2003-02-21 20:31:14 PST
Yuon clearly confessed to the world about Yuon leaders'dirty plans

 Many Yuons, who ran away from the communist Vietnamese either on boat
or by walking on their feet through Cambodian jungles to get to
Thailand camps, were accepted to go to live in the Third world might
see their country will be handed back over to Khmers in the near
future because Yuons, are living in USA, Australia, Canada, New
Zealand and Japan...etc., who have more time watching News on TV or
reading books...etc. Especially they really enjoy New Freedom and
Happiness in their new country by remembering Ho Chi Minh's words:

Ho Chi Minh made short work of its decision, which he described as
"Courageous, but foolhardy".  "The world situation is not yet ripe for
action, " he said, and our people in the center and south are yet
ready to act. You are looking only at the local situation, and even in
Cao-Bo-Lang we can not yet concentrate our forces for open warfare
with the enemy. He would up the discussion by saying; "If we strike
now the French imperialists will rapidly concentrate their forces and
cope with the situation as they did during their terrorist campaign
last year, and we shall suffer serious loss.
(Ho Chi Minh and the struggle for an Independent Vietnam, William
Warbey, 1972)

Therefore, Yuons seriously look at the world situation that is really
changing so rapidly that the people in the world today really rely on
UN's intervention such as Rwanda, Cambodia, Kampuchea Krom, Bosnia,
East Timor, Pakistan-India, Afghanistan, Palestine-Israel, Iraq and
many more...etc. When a ripe time comes, they-Yuons surely will lose
everything that they have illegally robbed and plundered from Khmers
as King Sihanouk gave his clearest statements to the world and his
Khmer children:
"If their position in Kampuchea grows stronger, the Vietnamese and
Russians will never agree to a Third Geneva Conference; they would
have everything to lose at once, I have already explained.(War & Hope,
William Shawcross, 1980. Prince Norodom Sihanouk)

Now, look at Khmer situation in the country, where there is a real
strong solidarity between Khmer intellectuals and students who
strongly voice against the foreigners'domination.

Hun Sen, who is like Lon Nol and Pol Pot, only working for King
Sihanouk, uses Yuon's tactics against Yuon. He prefers Khmers
criticising his policy against him. When Hun Sen first met Prince
Sihanouk in Indonesia for the first formal meeting was arranged by an
Indonesian Foreign Minister many years ago. Hun Sen cried in front of
Sihanouk, but Yuon Hanoi warned him not second time. But Hun Sen
tactically answered to Yuon that his wife was robbed by pirates at Koh
Kong Sea. (SBS broadcasting in Khmer by Um Narong)

If we glance at Hun Sen's policy without considering thoroughly about
his tactics, we think that he's a real puppet of Hanoi for sure. But
if we consider thoroughly about the depth of his policy, he really
hates Yuon much more than Pol Pot did. We all ordinary people know
nothing about politics in Cambodia. We are only seeing appearance of
King Sihanouk and Hun Sen's policies. One day, we will come to our
sense for sure. And we will support and love King Sihanouk and Hun Sen
once again. As Khmer proverb goes: During the country in war, which
only needs hero [does the job]; when the country has peace, which only
need educated men to rebuild their country.

During the country in war, which only need hero to their job, we don't
need a coward/chicken to do their job. Because a coward only agree and
say, "Yes, Your Excellency! Yes, Your Majesty!" What I'm saying
herein, I don't love Hun Sen what he's doing against his fellow
countrymen nowadays. But if Hun Sen's a really bad person who would
have rounded up all Khmer Krom peoples who had to be sent back to
Khmer Krom/Sth Vietnam. Look last year, Venerable Liv Peo, President
of Association of Khmer Krom Buddhist Monks went to Cambodia in
December 2002, today, the Buddhist Leaders across the globe gather in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia to hold the Third World Buddhist Conference,
presided by King Norodom Sihanouk as religious leader.

Don't forget the history 
 Dear Editor: 
I read the article entitled "January 7 and its malcontents" (PPP, Jan
10, 2001). Your effort in trying to give a balanced view on this very
difficult and sensitive issue is very commendable. However, I would
like to give a more historical point of view based on two recent
sources written by Vietnamese
expatriates, a book in French by Colonel Bui Tin, a former editor of
"Nhan Dan", the Vietnam armed forces, entitled "1945-1999; Vietnam: La
face cachee du regime", and a book which appeared on the Internet by
Dang Anh Tuan, of the French research center NRCS entitled "Vietnam:
the Land of the dragons and Legends".
Bui Tin was an eyewitness to the invasion of Cambodia since day one in
1978. He was later in charge of forming the national press corps of
Cambodia. In that capacity he attended many secret and high level
meetings between the Vietnamese occupation authorities under the
supervision of Le Duc Tho and General Le Duc Anh Commander of the
occupation forces, and the Vietnamese-picked Cambodian government
representatives that included Pen Sovan, Chansi, Bou Thong, among
others. From the quote below ... observers can clearly see that
aspects of the invasion, its organization, management, design and
implementation were performed by Vietnamese policy-makers with the
Cambodian "chosen leaders" as bystanders if not as sheer pawns: "As
for me, I remained three years in Cambodia, returning to Ho Chi Minh
City and Hanoi only occasionally. During this period, I gathered...
documents. Some were coming from the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh.
There was, in particular, a text of agreement signed on July 1976,
allowing the Chinese army to build the largest airport in all
Southeast Asia in Kampong Chhnang. There was also congratulations sent
by Mao Tse Tung to Pol Pot for...crushing, as completely and as
quickly, the capitalists, the exploiting land owners, and the
reactionary lackeys, a historic and bloody achievement. But to apply
this proletarian internationalism, that revolution had to crush one
million skulls with shovels and clubs on behalf of socialism and the
purity of communism, and Marxism-Leninism!
 "From these KR documents, I was able to examine their genocidal
policy. It was really much worse than the crimes committed by the
Nazis...but this policy was cleverly hidden under the mantels of pure
communism... This sentiment would have lasted longer had we not made
numerous errors later on. The first one, was the fact that we stayed
too long in Cambodia. I thought that we should have withdrawn much
earlier and without any condition attached. After the liberation of
Cambodia, we were enamelled with the pretense of arrogance. In the
midst of the communist party we were told that we must exercise our
duty as international proletarian in order to reinforce and export to
other countries. However, for the Vietnamese people, it was as if we
were guests to a house belonging to somebody else.
 "The main person responsible for the policy in Cambodia was Le Duc
Tho. He was assigned...to set up a new party and a new government.
Before even our armed forces had reached Phnom Penh, he presided over
a meeting in the border region known as the "Bec de Canard", near
Snoul, for the purpose of nominating a Cambodian government to replace
the one led by Pol Pot. Among the "chosen was Pen Sovan, who became
minister of defense and who was also appointed as Secretary General of
the Cambodian Communist party. His appointment was no great surprise
to Cambodians because, for more than 10 years he managed the
broadcasting in the Cambodian language for the Voice of Vietnam radio.
There was also Chansi, also a member of the Communist Party of
Vietnam, who before 1979 had managed an electrical sub-station in the
province of Vinh Phu in Vietnam. That...did not prevent him becoming
Prime Minister of Cambodia until his...death in 1983.
"As to Bou Thong, who became Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia with
the rank of general, he was only a captain in the Vietnamese army,
stationed in a small district in the highland... In Phnom Penh, Le Duc
Tho often stayed in a villa behind Chamcar Mon... There, he called for
meetings with senior officials of the party...I saw him talk to those
Cambodian officials at the royal palace in 1981, and also in Thu Duc,
near Saigon, at the beginning of 1982. If I were not personally
present in those meetings, I would never have believed that such
scenes could have taken place. Le Duc Tho, caught in his oratory
frenzy, had forgotten his nationality and that of his counterparts,
and he ingratiated himself to freely lecturing these officials like
"When Pen Sovan was dismissed from his job...in 1981, it was the work
of Le Duc Tho - supported by Le Duc Anh. On their recommendation, the
Polit Bureau accepted in Hanoi the "call" from several members of the
Communist Party of Cambodia. But the Cambodian people never had
anything to do with either the appointment or the fall of Pen Sovan
from power. What did Pen Sovan do wrong?  At the beginning, Pen Sovan
who was a major in the Vietnamese armed forces continued to act as a
junior officer. During a meeting, he stood up at attention to salute
General Le Duc Anh! The latter had to remind Pen Sovan that as a
minister of defense, he was his superior, and he was told to stop
acting that way. However, after having been received with great honour
by Brezhnev, Pen Sovan had changed his attitude toward Vietnam.
According to a Vietnamese adviser in charge of training Cambodian
cadre, he did not always know how to hide his unhappiness about his
lack of real power while being secretary general of the party and
minister of defense, at the military level, he was ignored by general
Le Duc Anh. Such behaviour was intolerable in the eyes of our
Directorate, therefore, Pen Sovan was brought back to Vietnam where he
was in house arrest and closely watched near Hanoi, where he spent 10
years. We only allowed him to return to Cambodia after the withdrawal
of Vietnamese troops, when the United Nations took charge..."
From the above I would like to note that contrary to what Mr. Pen
Sovan claimed that he was unaware of the Vietnamese intention when he
agreed to be the head of the so called "Salvation Front government".
This is not possible, because he was a member of the Vietnamese
Communist Party and a Major in the Vietnamese Armed forces. He is
either very naive or he did not tell the truth. His belated remorse
for having worked for the Vietnamese is to be commended.  But, he
should not forget that he was part of the problem of allowing the
Vietnamese to implement their historical expansionist not to say
imperialist policy and strategy toward Cambodia.
 I now turn to a Vietnamese historical view of this
expansionist/imperialist policy dating back to the Tenth Century. In
the words of Dang Anh Tuan...the strategy and policy that have been
used by the Vietnamese to conquer its neighbours, especially Champa
and Kampuchea Krom, is analysed as follows:
 "The first kingdoms of the legendary dynasties were located north in
Tonkin. By the 10th century they had, as a name kingdom Van Lang, then
kingdom Âu Lac, started from the Red River delta, the cradle of the
Vietnamese nation, a movement characterised as Nam Tie'n (Advancement
toward the South). This nation relentlessly pushed new cells in each
parcel of land favourable to its mode of growth. It was based on a
multitude of small, politically independent hearths consisting of
soldier-peasants reinforced sometimes by troops from the central
authority, and behaved like a gigantic madrepore forming its atoll
little by little, ending up encircling and assimilating the new
country and thus enlarging Viet-Nam. It had the advantage of a triple
coherent national structure... It constituted an undeniable advantage
for a policy of expansion but would on the other hand always require a
strong central authority. At the least relaxation of the latter, the
country crumbles easily. This is one of the main reasons of why the
history of Vietnam is filled with disorders and eternal wars. This
policy of nibbling silkworms allowed the slow absorption of the space
occupied by the Khmer and the Chàm people. Their vestiges currently
found in central Vietnam (Phan Thiet, Da Nang etc.) and in the delta
of the Mekong River illustrate very well this conquest.

The attachment to independence has been proven many times in the past
and in the war in Vietnam. It requires long centuries of struggle,
wars, pains and jolts for Vietnam to finally become the size of a
dragon today." The purpose of this letter is not to stir up hatred
between the Vietnamese and Cambodian people, but there is hardly any
Cambodian voice raised in the defense of Cambodian people against
Vietnamese imperialism without being accused of being cynical or worse
still a racist. I am neither a politician nor a Vietnamese hater. I
wish that the two neighbouring people could live as friends one day.
But before that process of reconciliation can start Vietnam will have
to stop its imperialist policy and must apologise to the Cambodian
people, not the other way around...
  - Naranhkiri Tith, Ph. D., SAIS The Johns Hopkins University,
Washington DC back to headlines
  Phnom Penh Post, Issue 10/4, February 16 - March 1, 2001 
  © Michael Hayes, 2001. All rights revert to authors and artists on
  For permission to publish any part of this publication, contact
Michael Hayes, Editor-in-Chief
Yuons do not look at local situation back in their country that is
having poverty striking on their fellow countrymen, as it's still
happening today. That's why Yuon refugees who might foresight that
they must apologise to Khmers so that Khmers may allow them to live on
Khmer Krom land. Because Khmer Kandal and Khmer Krom people are so
more united ever than before. Now Kampuchea Krom leaders are also
drumming up louder than before at UN to tell Yuon stop their
expansionism and imperialism in Kampuchea Krom. And one day, Yuon will
have to hand back over Kampuchea Krom to Khmer people once and for
all. And peace will come to Khmers for good. You trust in Buddha! King
Sihanouk will make Yuon and Siam pay back what they did/have done
against his fellow countrymen so far so worse. Khmer proverb: Angkor
Wat wasn't built in a day. Leng-SK

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