Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Second protest: Krom groups headed back to embassy

Second protest: Krom groups headed back to embassy

Khmer Krom organisations and activists are calling for another protest outside the Vietnamese Embassy on July 21 following what was perceived as an inflammatory remark by an embassy spokesman.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Khmer National Liberation Front – a Denmark-based rights organisation considered by the government to be a terrorist network – appealed to all Khmer citizens, Khmer Krom people and “lovers of democracy” to peacefully demonstrate against “exaggerated” claims that the former Kampuchea Krom land rightfully belonged to Vietnam rather than Cambodia.

At last week’s initial embassy demonstration, clashes left one security guard and several protesters injured.

City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said yesterday the government has not yet received a request for another protest. “We will have to see the purpose of their demonstration before we make a decision,” he said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

The final results from the National Election Committee for the June 4 commune elections show the Cambodian People’s Party taking 1,156 communes to

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s