WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is a joint statement by Cambodia National Rescue Foundation (CNRF), Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF), Cambodian-American for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD), Khmer People Network for Cambodia (KPNC), Cambodia National Rescue Party in USA (CRNP-USA), Cambodian-American Communities and Cambodian Communities Oversea:
Cambodian Americans across the United States of America as well as other overseas Cambodian communities’ members around the world are outraged by the recent remarks made by the Vietnamese Embassy spokesman Trung Van Thong to Cambodia that the former Kampuchea Krom provinces belonged to Vietnam long before French Colonialist officially transferred control to Cochinchina governor in 1949.
The remarks have not only offended Khmer Krom communities around the world, but also misled the public about the true history of the Khmer Krom.
We demand the Vietnamese government to retract the remarks made by its Embassy Spokesman in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia, Mr. Trung Van Thong, and publicly make an apology to Khmer people.
Vibol Touch, Coordinator
SOURCE Cambodia National Rescue Foundation (CNRF)