Khmer-Krom: Monks Forced to Falsify Statement against Fellow Monk
An inside source direct from Kampuchea-Krom has revealed a disturbing insight into a scare tactic initiated by Vietnamese authorities to use the Khmer-Krom Buddhist monks against one another.
On the eve of New Years Day, 31st of December 2006, the local Vietnamese authorities from the
Students of the Bali Trung Cap Nam Bo, Venerable Kim Muon [Khleang], Venerable Thach Ram [Watt Troklech Chau Thanh district ,Preah Trapeang province], Venerable Thach Ngoc PhatCaDi [Watt Kampong dung, Kanhchong district Preah Treapeang], Venerable Thach Do and Venerable Kim Mai Linh were apparently summoned by the Ministry of Soc Trang's Religion (Ban Ton Giao Tinh Soc Trang).
Once they arrived at the station, the Vietnamese authorities demanded that the Khmer-Krom Buddhist monks write and sign a false statement to testify against another fellow Khmer-Krom monk, who is currently seeking refugee in
Such deceiving tactics is just one of many examples employed by Vietnamese authorities to use the Khmer-Krom people against one another, thereby creating an air of mistrust and insecurity amongst the Khmer-Krom community, while washing their hands of any responsibility.