Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Khmer Krom mourn loss of land 64 years on

Khmer Krom mourn loss of land 64 years on

About 1,000 monks and onlookers gathered at the Borey Prey Nokor Association in Phnom Penh yesterday, commemorating the 64th anniversary of France turning over Khmer Kampuchea Krom to Vietnam.

On June 4, 1949, France gave the land that made up Kampuchea Krom, once Cambodian territory, to neighbouring Vietnam. Yesterday’s event included songs and speeches mourning the loss of the territory.

Thach Sitha, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, called for Vietnam to return the land to Cambodia. “We have asked the Vietnamese government to share control of Khmer Krom with the Cambodian government,” Sitha said.

“They reject. But we keep trying.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.