Oct 03, 2014

Khmer Krom: Protest to Address Growing Tensions

On 4 October, a five-day protest by the Khmer Krom will take place in the capital of Cambodia. Concerns over illegal immigration and political influence from Vietnam have fuelled tensions across the country leading to the socio-economic marginalization and discrimination of the Khmer Krom. 


Below is an article and video published by the BBC:


Growing anti-Vietnamese sentiment is behind a five-day protest that is due to start in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh this weekend.

Tensions have been brewing for months and there are fears they will soon boil over.

Although the protest is being led by the minority Khmer Krom community, it highlights increasing animosity towards Vietnam and the ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia.