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Rouge=Butchers> (cache.net2000.com.au) In Response To: what kind human right
do we have (koy)
Date: Wednesday, 2 July 2003, at 5:40 p.m.
In Response To: what kind human right do we have (koy)
Vietnamese + Khmer Rouges = Butchers
Vietnamese leaders tend to blame Pol Pot for everything bad they created. There is a saying in Khmer: if you do good things you will benefit from good things, if you do bad things you will suffer from bad things. This is a fundamental law in Buddhism.
P.727 in Bible:
Don’t be surprised when you see that the government oppresses the poor and denies them justice and their rights. Every official is protected by the one over him, and both are protected by still higher officials. (May be UN of today.)
Today, as we all Khmers can see clearly the people around the globe are trying extremely hard to work together at the UN Headquarter in New York to solve the conflicts between nation and nation so that we all can live in peace and harmony altogether on this planet. That’s why Vietnamese leaders could not conceal their dirty plans of pogrom against Khmers anymore, because they could not kill us-Khmers at all for about more than 3 years from 1975-79. Vietnamese leaders have been disgustingly using every means to murder Khmers from the past century up until present day. They brutally killed Khmers indiscriminately in eyes of us Khmers in the name of Angka Leu/Cap Tren. (See more in Vietnamese hidden faces behind the killing fields.)
Therefore, Vietnamese + Communists + Vietminh + Vietcong + Khmer Rouge = Genocide/pogrom/murderers/butchers/killing field creators, bloodsuckers/Draculas, the dreamers of creating Indochinese Federation, hegemonists, neo-colonialism, imperialism, expansionists, annexationists, Leninists, Stalists, totalitarianism, dictators, landplunderers, landrobbers, eartheaters, conquerors, encroachers, invaders/aggressors, oppressors, statue looters and barbarianism …who were/are the worst violators of human rights on earth, had/have committed too much ferocious crimes against Khmers, had/have perfectly sealed off their dirty plans of genocide on Khmers from the outside world, to read like this:
Vietnamese past and present Leaders have terribly committed crimes against both Khmer Kandal and Kampuchea Krom people so far so worse. They have tried perfectly every means to conceal their dirty plans of pogrom against Khmers from the outside world. Cambodian lands are getting smaller and smaller up until today. And millions of millions Vietnamese illegal settlers have endlessly flooded in to Cambodia-no one can stop them from coming in to settle in Cambodia happily and freely.
Between 1980 and 1989, the murderous Le Duc Tho who clearly declared to the world that in every five Khmer with one Vietnamese in both cities and towns, and every ten Khmer with one Vietnamese in every village of province. (RFA, 2003 January.) This shameful and disgusting declaration of Tho, which fitted King Sihanouk’s fearful and mistrustful of Vietnamese leaders by clearly telling to the world about Vietnamese dirty plans against Khmers:
P.xxVIII: The Vietnamese, in Saigon as well as Hanoi, proceeded to slice up the country only Norodom Sihanouk's presence in power had to have kept intact.
P.99: But giving the Vietnamese a good licking is even better, because we hate them more than the Americans. President Khieu Samphan himself gave me the following learned explanation: " We should hate the Vietnamese much more than the French colonialists or American imperialists, who could not have swallowed up our country even if they had wanted to. Of course they more or less colonised us, but they certainly did not intend to wipe out our Kampuchean race or destroy our territorial integrity-while the Vietnamese will never rest until they have completely swallowed up our country. Just look at Kampuchea Krom [South Vietnam]: what was once Kampuchea territory has now become an integral part of Vietnam and our unfortunate Khmer Krom compatriots are bound to lose their Pralung Cheat [national soul], since they have been forced to give up their kampuchean citizenship... (War & Hope, with William Shawcross, 1980),
During his dynasty (1802-19), King Gia Long, Emperor Ming Mang, 1840, Ho Chi Minh and Emperor Bao Dai, 1945, who were the architects of Genocide Against Cambodian and Khmer Krom people, read like this:
During started an irrigation project in the Province of Mot Chrouk (Chaudoc). Thousands of the Khmer Krom people were forced to dig a canal named Chum Nik Prek Teng (Vinh Te), 53 kilometers long and 25 meters wide, from Bassac River to the Gulf of Siam. During this forced labor project from 1813-1820, many thousands of the Khmer Krom people were killed. In one particular instance the Khmer workers were buried alive so that the Vietnamese soldiers could use their heads as stove stands to boil water for tea for their Vietnamese masters. The phrase "Be careful not to spill the masters’ Tea" is still well reminded to their Children by all Khmer Krom parents or grandparents. (Listen to the Te Ong
Anussa´s song that means the Master’s Tea Memo).
Before the Canal Project well done, Annamite soldiers held Khmer labourers into Pillories, each pillory contained about 20-40 people (they said to prevent Khmer labourers run away from mobilisation), at least from 2-5 thousand were locked in pillories located in the canal; the dam was opened, water filled the canal, all Khmer laborers were drowned, no one was survive.
In 1833 the Vietnamese placed a puppet Khmer on the Cambodian throne and, when he soon died, replaced him with his daughter; she too only a token ruler, control exercised by the Vietnamese and enforced by a Vietnamese army of occupation. Cambodia had become a fragment of her aggressive neighbour who attempted to ‘Vietnamise’.
The Cambodian peasants realized the very existence of their country to be at stake and, in 1842, a spontaneous Cambodian revolution erupted. Khmer grouped together to storm Vietnamese garrisons and slaughtered the hated Vietnamese troops. This greatly enraged the Vietnamese Emperor of the time, Ming Mang, who screeched “We helped the Cambodians when they were suffering and lifted them out of mud. No they are rebellious. I am so angry that my hair stands upright. Hundreds of knives should be used against them, to chop them up, to dismember them.’
“Did Vietnamese always help us the Khmer Victims from the bottom of their heart?” Undoubtedly, we asked ourselves, “ The answer, no way! Because our lands are being ceaselessly plundered, robbed, swallowed up, eaten little by little, conquered and encroached so far so worse.”
The second lesson, no less important, is that when the Cambodian people had to choose between a Vietnamese or a Thai occupation, they chose the Thais. To this day, Cambodians deeply distrust the Thais, who are their cousins, but they passionately hate and fear the Vietnamese who are a world apart. Aside from all the ethnic, linguistic, religious and other cultural difference, there was also a difference in the types of conquests: the Vietnamese colonised Cambodian soil, expelling the Cambodian peasants of harassing them to a point where they abandoned their land. The Thais…annexed or occupied large portions of Cambodia (but) sent no Thai settlers into them. On the contrary, they prevented the Cambodian peasants from leaving.
The biggest blot by the French during their ninety years’ control was their failure to educate the Cambodians. As the French ran all three Indochinese colonies from the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Saigon/Prey Nokor, they concentrated on educating the Vietnamese and training them to be officials for not only Vietnam but also Cambodia and Laos. And the French colonialism had also committed so much brutal crimes against Khmers during their Reign of Terror from 1963 to 1954 by having inhumane conspiracy with Vietnamese to kill too many Khmer nationalists and compatriots.
It greatly angered Cambodians to have Vietnamese officials running Cambodia’s administration; also the open border between Cambodia and Vietnam that many hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese settlers moved into Cambodia, particularly to the fertile area around the Tonle Sap Lake.
THE LEGACY OF 0KNHA SON KUY:
Oknha Son Kuy, who had the same bad fate, like Missionary Pierre Borie, beheaded in Tonkin in 1838. (I felt like one of the early apostles cowering in the catacombs in the company of a few faithful followers, with the sword of the prosecutors for ever hanging over their heads. This is how Bouillevaux described his first contact with the Christian communities of Cochin China. He was luckier nevertheless than his fellow was. Discovery was that the word. Angkor Wat. 1996) During the reign of king Thieu Tri (1841- 47), the Khmer Krom were harshly forced to abandon their Buddhist religion, custom, tradition, and language. Oknha Son Kuy (also known as Chavay Kuy), Governor of the Srok of Preah Trapeang had to give up his life in exchange for those rights. The Vietnamese Court of Hue recognised the facts and agreed to have the imposition lifted. When Oknha Son Kuy as beheaded in 1841, people rose up against the Vietnamese through out the country. The Khmer Krom had to stand alone and faced severely retaliations without any supports from King Ang Doung (1840-59) of the Khmer Empire (It was understandable that at the start of his reign, Thailand and Vietnam often attempted to impose their superiority over the Khmer internal affairs). The body of SON KUY was buried in the capital seat of the Preah Trapeang (Travinh), and his tomb is still standing in Bodhisalaraj (Kampong) temple until today.
The Vietminh, the backbones of current Vietnamese communist government during the World-War II, committed the holocaust style of massacres against the Khmer Krom people including religious leaders and thousands of victims in many provinces of former South Vietnam. The Khmer Krom victims were roasted alive while being locked up in rice granaries by the Vietminh.
While Angka Leu/Cap Tren enjoyed giving Genocidal Orders to kill Khmers freely in Cambodia from 1975-1979, (See more details in my article of Vietnamese Hidden Faces behind the Killing Fields) Vietnamese leaders also have enjoyed to imprison, torture, oppress, intimidate and kill Kampuchea Krom compatriots and nationalists for many decades up until today, as Venerable Liv Peo presented his articles, president of the United Association of the Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Monks to the World Buddhist Conference Phnom Penh, Cambodia in December, 2002, to read like this:
Today, the Buddhist Leaders across the globe gather in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to hold the Third World Buddhist Conference. On behalf of the Khmer Krom Buddhist Sangha, the United Association of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Monks, we welcome and support the objective of this institution and will continue to support for many years to come. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you about the Khmer Krom Buddhist religion in Vietnam:
It is containing a summary account of the facts and experiences of a Buddhist faithful nation with many millions of people whose beings are not widely known by the world and the international community. Hence their hardships are overlooked and their aspiration has not been duly considered. Unfortunately, those factors are amongst the root cause of war and instability in the world today. Therefore, the intention of this paper is to enrich the international awareness for the cause of peace and stability in Vietnam and the region.
The ancestors of Khmer Krom people lived in the Mekong Delta for thousands of years. Buddhism has been deeply rooted in Khmer Krom Society for close to two thousand years. According to research document published in Vietnam, the Som Bua Buddhist temple in Cau Ke district, Preah Trapeang (Tra Vinh) province was built in 373 A.D. and subsequently the Kok Treng Buddhist temple in Moat Chrouk (An Giang) province was built in 400 A.D. Additionally, Mr. Le Huong, a Vietnamese author in his book, the Nguoi Viet Goc Mien or the Vietnamese of Khmer Origin published in 1969 noted that in 484 A.D. the Funanese King Kaundinya Jayavarman dispatched two Buddhist diplomats, the Venerable Mandra Sena, and Sangha Pala to stay in China for translation of Buddhist Bible to Pali language. This language is used in Khmer Buddhist religion until today.
For over one thousand years before our homeland in the Mekong Delta becomes a country recently known as Vietnam, the Khmer Krom people who deeply rooted in Hinayana Buddhism have lived in peace, harmony, and kindness toward neighbors and fellow citizens.
There are more than 560 Khmer Buddhist temples in the Mekong Delta, a decline from a peak of over 700 temples. These temples are the centres of Khmer Krom cultural festivities and traditions celebrating New Year, Bun Pchum Bun Donta (Memorial Services), and Kathinatean (giving) clothing to Buddhist monks... etc. In each of our temple, there is also Pali school to teach the principles of Buddhism and Khmer language. There a number of temples are the centers for meditation services. The Bodhi is the sacred tree in our Buddhist temples, where the remained of our ancestors have been kept for centuries and paid tribute every year. The people of Khmer Krom are Buddhist faithful and dedicated followers.
The Khmer Krom and their last names you observe today have been the remnant of such assimilation policy. The problem toward our Buddhist faith could be observed in the profile of the Mekong Delta provinces where our temples have been destroyed and Khmer people have been assimilated. A typical example such as: there were over twenty temples in Ben Tre province, where none of them (temples) remained until today and all Khmers in the province have been Vietnamized. The people of Khmer origin in this province keep maintain the Khmer cultural characteristic in their home. Similarly, there are only a few Khmer temples or hardly any at all could be observed in provinces like Dong Nai, Binh Long, Phuoc Long, Baria-Vung Tau, Long An, Dong Thap, Ho Chi Minh city, Sa Dec. The southern most province of Ca Mau, most of the temples have been destroyed during the World War II under Vietminh in the holocaust style of massacre, in which many thousands of Khmer Krom lives have been destroyed.
In the last 50 years, many Khmer Krom Buddhist Leaders have dedicated their lives to survive our religion. Many Khmer Krom Buddhist monks were assassinated across all provinces of the Mekong Delta. During his brutal power, president Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam ordered his secret police to assassinate the Most Venerable Tran Khean of Soc Trang province in1960 to force cancellation of International Buddhist organisations visit to the Khmer religion in the Mekong Delta.
In December 1969, the Most Venerable Thach Vanny, the patriarch of Can Tho province was assassinated at the Cambodia border with the Chau Doc province during his mission. For his leadership to protect religious rights in Vietnam.
On April 3rd, 1973 the Most Venerable Son Than, the Patriarch of Khmer Krom Buddhists in Bac Lieu province and his driver, both were assassinated by the government of Republic of Vietnam.
On June 4th, 1974 Venerable Danh Hoi, Danh Hom, Danh Tap, and Lam Hung of Rach Gia province, were all murdered in peaceful demonstration to demand the release of their follow Khmer Krom Buddhist monks who were forced to disrobe and enter the military by South Vietnam government.
On February 23, 1975, Venerable Duong Soc and Kim Sum of Charou temple, Travinh province were murdered in their temple by the South Vietnam Government forces.
On February 26, 1975, Venerable Kim Sam Nang of Tra Vinh who was murdered in a peaceful petition to demand the government to release his fellow Buddhist monks whom the government had illegally detained.
On May 15, 1976 Venerable Chau Mith, Venerable Chau Trang, Mr. Danh Ieng, and Mr. Danh Tho of Kien Giang province were imprisoned and tortured to death by the Vietnamese communist government for its fabricated reason that these people were against the government.
In May 1975 through December-1976, many hundreds of Khmer Krom have been murdered in the execution style across a number of provinces in the Mekong Delta such as Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Travinh, Kien Giang, Chau Doc as the Vietnamese communist government branded them as the fighters to liberate Khmer Krom.
On November 16, 1976 Venerable Thach Phinh, the Buddhist leader in Canh Chong, Tra Vinh has been murdered for the Vietnamese government branded him as the collaborator in the movement to liberate Khmer Krom.
In 1976, Venerable Thach Ngos of Koki temple, the Patriarch of Khemaranikai Buddhist Sect has been tortured to death by the communist government of Vietnam.
On February 20, 1977 Venerable Thach Reach of Bang temple, the Leader of Theravada Buddhism in Travinh province has been tortured to death by the communist government of Vietnam.
All Khmer Krom Buddhist temples and the entire Khmer population in Chau Doc province have been forced to abandon their temples and their homes to open for the Vietnamese occupation since 1978. Until today, the Kato temple in Svay Tong and the Thomay temple have been destroyed and unable to reconstruct.
On February 2, 1986, the Most Venerable Kim Toc Chon, the Leader of Mahanikai Buddhism of Tra Vinh province, who used to serve the interest of the Vietnamese communist during the Vietnam War, and over 20 other Buddhist leaders have been murdered by the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for his leadership to promote teaching of Buddhism, Khmer language and culture
On March 15, 1987, most Venerable Kim Sang, the Patriarch of Theravada Buddhist Sect had been tortured to death by the Vietnamese communist government.
In September 1987, Venerable Thach Phok of Prek Chhouk temple, Vinh Long province, the leader of Theravada Buddhist Sect of the province has been imprisoned and tortured to death by the Vietnamese communist colonial government
"Religion appears as an instrument of policy rather than as a component of society, freely to develop as it wishes, something is ultimately contrary to freedom of religion or belief as govern by international laws" Said Dr. Abdelfatah Amor, UN Special Reporter on Religious Freedom, during his visit to Vietnam by invitation of the Vietnamese colonial government in the end of 1998.
There are many challenges facing the Khmer Krom Buddhism today in Vietnam.
1. As recently as March 2002, the authority ordered 35 Khmer abbots from many provinces of the Mekong Delta to Hanoi to unconsciously engage in a wider strategy to abolish the Khmer Krom Buddhist structure by merging it into the Vietnamese Buddhist organization.
2. The authority has put all Khmer Krom Buddhist monks and their temples to be under strict party-controlled organisation, the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Khmer Buddhist identity stamps have been confiscated.
3. The imposition to celebrate the Kathinatean service in contrary to Buddhist teaching for the entire province of Soc Trang remains in force.
4. The stricken poverty of the Khmer Buddhist believers because of their arable lands has been taken away and lack of development resources, has degraded their ability to up keeping their temples.
As a Buddhist nation in the Mekong Delta, our aspiration is burdened by past and present actions of the authority that resulted in pains and agony to the Khmer Krom people in their religion. Despite of many hardships we face, our faith in our Buddhist religion is unchanged. We would like to perpetuate our nation and people in peace and harmony, and only ask for all fairness and protection of international laws. Therefore:
1. We would like to appeal to the United Nations to facilitate for implementing item 68 (a), (b), (c), (d) of the UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS report # E/CN.4/1999/58/Add.2 on December 29,1998 in the Fifty-fifth session, Item 11 (e) of the provisional agenda; and
2. We would like to appeal to the leader of each country who provides economic aids to Vietnam or members of the Consultative Group, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, etc. please ensure that the government of Vietnam to respect the Khmer Krom Buddhist Religion according to international norm and standards; and
3. We would like to appeal to the Most Venerable Buddhist leaders around the globe, the World Buddhist Conference and the Nenbutsushu Sanpouzan Buddhist Sect of Japan, please consider providing Khmer Krom Buddhist monks scholarships to continue education at your country, colleges and universities; and most importantly.
4. We would like to ask to the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to please help Khmer Krom Buddhist religion as the following:
(a) To publicly apologise to Khmer Krom people and their Buddhist religion for the pain and agony that the government has caused the lost of many Khmer Krom lives and their religious leaders since the government came to power in April 1975, I.E. Venerable Kim Toc Chon in 1986.
(b) To allow the establishment a Khmers Krom Buddhist Association independent of the Buddhist Association of Viet Nam;
(c) To allow a complete freedom of worship, particularly by suspension of the obligation imposed on all the Khmers Krom temples in the province of Soc Trang to celebrate the Kathinatean festival on the same day, contrary to Buddhist tradition, which allows that festival to be held in the month of October at a date selected by the faithful;
(d) To allow the Khmers Krom monks to travel freely around the world to seek supports for their temples;
(e) To allow the establishment of Khmer Krom Buddhist College to incremental offer advanced degrees in religion and non-religion subjects for Buddhist monks and laymen.
Vietnamese leaders also formed T-Mot prison in Hanoi, T-Hai prison in Prey Nokor/Saigon and T-Ba Prison in Phnom Penh, are well-known as, “T-one, T-two and T-three prisons”, for torturing any Khmer Kandal and Khmer Krom compatriots and nationalists who are opposed to Vietnamization/rule of Cambodia:
The nation bearing responsibility for the Cambodian tragedy is not the United States but North Vietnam. For centuries Vietnam has coveted the fertile rice basin of Cambodia; for decades the Vietnamese Communist Party plotted to subjugate Cambodia and Laos into an Indo-China Federation dominated by Hanoi. (Subjugation of Cambodia. Simon Ross, 1983)
Vietnamese leaders who are the worst architects of Genocide against both Khmer Kandal and Kampuchea Krom people are President Nguyen Van Thieu; North Vietnam’s principal leaders, particularly Pham Van Dong, Vo Nguyen Giap, Truong Chinh, Le Duan, Nguyen Duy Trinh, and even the very, amiable, and lucid President Ton Duc Thang. (War & Hope, 1980, William Shawcross, with Norodom Sihanouk.)
From: Bury Chau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Remember Pham Van Dong & Le Duc Tho criminals actions in Cambodia
Date: 2003-04-22 09:18:04 PST:
Remember Pham Van Dong & Le Duc Tho criminals actions in Cambodia from 1979-2003.
THE VIETNAMESE invasion and occupation of Cambodia 1979-89 had killed an estimate 460 000 Cambodians through mistreatment, torture, under Le Duc Tho and Pham Van Dong. The Vietnamese communists had inflicted ATROCITY on the innocent Cambodian people during that period using these cruel methods:
Documents show the Vietnamese experts’ presence at KAMPUNG CHAM PROVINCIAL PRISON. A DISTRICT PRISON IN KAMPUNG CHAM PROVINCE where prisoners were SEVERE BEATINGS, and put in CONFINEMENT IN A DARK CELL.
Hands and both feet shackled and prisoners show swelling of the body and numbness. The Vietnamese communist forces used the following methods of torture on innocent Cambodians. Methods of torture described to Amnesty International as being used since 1979 include:
1. Beatings with truncheons, sharp-edged wooden staves, and iron bars and whippings with chains and rubber hoses.
2. Near-suffocation with plastic bags,
3. Near-drowning in vats of water,
4. Burial alive, and
5. Forced ingestion of irritant liquids have also been reported to the organization, (Amnesty International report)
6. Electric shocks .In addition, former prisoners have testified that their interrogators administered electric shocks,
7. Burned them with hot irons, and
8. Forced them into petrol drums, which were then covered and repeatedly struck from the outside. The high noise level causes pain and disorientation.
As Bury Chau clearly above-mentioned the atrocities of Vietnamese leaders against Khmers Newsgroups: soc.culture.cambodia, which was very similar to the ones- I saw during the “Mysterious Anonymous Higher Organisation” from 1975-1979, was led by “Mysterious Vietnamese Secret Agents”, to have ferociously killed about 2, 000,000 Khmers by using the Khmer Rouges’ hands instead.
As Baphuon sadly and clearly following-mentions about the atrocities of Vietnamese leaders who have done/did to Kampuchea Krom. It’s absolutely shameful and disgusting, brutal and barbaric/ferocious characters of Vietnamese leaders:
KHMER KROM VILLAGE TRADITION (....) Immediately after the World War II, in 1947, Vietnamese communist leadership proposed to Khmer Krom leadership an alliance to fight the colonialism for the independence of Vietnam and Kampuchea Krom. For the independence, Khmer Krom leaders participated with good heart and honesty, but the Vietnamese communists had a macabre plan. Vietnamese communist wanted to eliminate all Cambodian leadership. If their plan succeeded, they expected that Khmer Krom leadership would never survive to the French colonialist onslaught that suppressed any movement for the independence. If their macabre plan succeeded, Vietnam would swallow easily Kampuchea Krom once France colonialism was defeated.
Vietnamese communist leaders wanted to prohibit Khmers to learn the Kong Fu. When Khmer Krom trained their young in Kong Fu. They secretly informed French officials that Khmer Krom organised to struggle for the independence of Kampuchea Krom. Khmer Krom leaders were arrested, killed or thrown into prison. Khmer Krom had to hide and trained their young in secret of the martial art. Vietnamese communists’ strategy was all azimuths. They double-crossed everybody. With French colonial power, they were pro-French and they fought implacably any local movement struggling for the independence. But in alliance with independent movements, they were fervent anti-French colonialists.
In one meeting the Vietnamese leaders proposed to Khmer Krom leaders to come to the great meeting to celebrate the alliance between Vietnamese people and Khmer people in their struggle for independence from France. The meetings took place in the same time, the same day in different villages in the great warehouse of each village in remote area all over Kampuchea Krom. During the meeting, Vietnamese leaders left the warehouse one by one secretly and finally locked and torched the warehouses. Khmer Krom leaders were torched alive to death. Thirty thousand Khmer Kroms perished that day. Khmer Krom would never forget that Betrayal Day. Khmer Krom perished silently in remote areas without eyewitness of the world. Grand children of that generation lived right now in the States. They are ready to witness before any international public opinion of what happen to their grand parents, torched to death by Vietnamese communists. Vietnamese leaders knew pertinently that Khmer Krom leaders would react savagely.
So the second fold of their macabre strategy was to expose before the world the savagery of Khmer Krom reaction. They informed their good friends to hide in the forest, leaving only some Vietnamese without importance in the village. They invited French journalists to the village and told them to watch something big and savage would happen. Khmer Krom killed any Vietnamese they put hand on and this before the camera of French journalists. Maybe they killed three hundred Vietnamese in all. But the world knew what Khmer Krom had done to Vietnamese. French public opinion, then French administration sided with the Vietnamese. They condemned Khmer Krom leaders. That Day was the watershed of Khmer Krom history. From that Day, Khmer Krom lost all administrative power in Kampuchea Krom. All administrative positions held by Khmer Krom in Kampuchea Krom were replaced by Vietnamese.
French Colonial power, Guy Mollet government, had signed a law ceding Kampuchea Krom to Vietnam, on November 1949. Kampuchea Krom was and is Khmer Land. France had no right to cede Khmer Land to Vietnamese. Khmer Krom leaders revolted and signed petition to protest this unjust law. Royal Cambodian government at that time was so afraid of French colonial power. Sure, right now, Khmers have the right to claim our land back. Just Law defended and worked tirelessly for the weak ones and they have-nots. Therefore, first thing, we want the laws on our side defend our Khmer Krom Land. Can someone imagine that one-day the Soviet Union Empire implode and did not exist anymore?
French colonial power arrested Khmer Krom leaders and all opponents to colonialist policy. French colonial administration used their Vietnamese henchmen to liquidate hundred and hundred of Khmer Krom leaders. Kung Sim, my father, for his security, fled to Battambang, Cambodia. But in Cambodia, at Battambang, in 1949, Vietnamese organizations to annex Cambodia were already much more advanced and strong than in Kampuchea Krom. My father helped financially their friends, Khmer Krom leaders who escaped from Kampuchea Krom and took refuge in Cambodia. Some of his friends felt that Cambodia was not secure enough; then they left Cambodia and took refuge in Chantabury, an well-organised Khmer Krom village in Thailand. Chantabury was built by Venerable Thach Chan. When the Vietnamese knew that my father was a Khmer Krom leader organizer of Cambodian resistance against the Vietnamese annexation of Cambodia. They poisoned my father. My father and nine members of his committees village died together atrociously before my eye that same night during a dinner banquet
Please all Khmers wake up; the day of resistance is coming to fight against our hidden-face- enemies who are the mastermind of killing fields that had brutally killed our families from the past century up until today. We must dig up all buried documents that our archenemies that have perfectly been trying to seal off from the outside world.
Vietnamese leader will surely be summoned to the International Court of Justice in the near future, for their conspiracy was with the Khmer Rouge-comrade-at-arms, and their war criminal and inhumane treatment against Kampuchea Krom people. Kampuchea Krom Federation has already lodged a petition against Vietnamese leaders at The Hague Court. A right come will tell us, when it comes to surprise the world like Pol Pot who clearly confessed to the world about Vietnamese leaders who have committed crimes against Humanity in both Khmer Kandal and Kampuchea Krom people. And Pol Pot’s last word that he gave a clearest signal to the world: “ First, I want to let you know that I came to join the revolution not to kill the Cambodian people,” he bravely pointed one of his fingers at himself, “Look at me. Do you think…Am I a cruel person? No, so, as far as my conscience and my mission were concerned, there was no problem. This needs to be clarified.”
Pol Pot also gave the world a clearest statement: “When I die… I do hope Cambodia will be reunited with the lost Kampuchea Krom-Eastern Parts and Western Parts of Khmer Surin.”
K Sang Leng
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