Thursday, July 05, 2007

Vietnam falsifies the history of Kampuchea Krom (South Vietnam)

Map of Kampuchea Krom, currently occupied by the colonialist Vietnamese

04 July 2007
By Kim Pov Sottan
Radio Free Asia

Translated from Khmer by Socheata

Cambodian historians are strongly reacting to a new publication issued by the Vietnamese authority on the history of South Vietnam. The new history publication claims that Kampuchea Krom (South Vietnam) is a land which Vietnam cleared, and that Cambodian people living there are nothing more than refugees fleeing from Cambodia.

Dr Michel Tranet, a Cambodian history researcher, said that this publication is a falsification of history which Cambodia’s neighboring countries undertook in the past 20 years.

Dr Michel Tranet added that Cambodia has numerous stone inscription documents, and that such falsification is unwarranted. Nevertheless, he said that Cambodian historians should hold a meeting to discuss this issue.

Dr Michel Tranet said: “Whatever they say, we don’t care, they write whatever they want to serve the interest of their nation. They don’t write to protect our land, we know this very well, and there’s nothing surprising. Therefore, we must pursue our research based on our stone inscriptions and based on Chinese (historical) documents, so that we learn about the truth. But we must know that they (Viets) are using a subterfuge on Khmer people, we should not be surprised. Therefore, no matter how much more they write, no matter how much they shout out, the most important for us is not to just shout back, we should also organize a meeting (to address this issue).”

The Vietnamese-language document received by RFA, and provided by the Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) in the world, stated that on 08 March 2007, the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) central committee, and the Southwest region headquarters committee have written a new book titled: “The review of South Vietnam’s history for distribution to the Vietnamese population in order to prevent the breakup of the South.”

This book claimed that the culture of the kingdom of Funan, also known as Nokor Phnom (in Cambodian), is not a Cambodian culture, and that this is also goes to the wedding tradition etc… The book went on to say that the Vietnamese presence in the southland (Kampuchea Krom) started since the 16th century AD, and at that time, because of Siamese interference, the Khmer royal family weakened. Vietnamese living in the Tuon Van area then went in to clear the lands in Dong Nai area. Later on Khmer King Chey Chetha II (an ancestor of the current Cambodian royal family) married Ngoc Van, a Vietnamese princess, and he allowed Vietnamese to establish themselves in the south, in the Prey Nokor (Saigon or Ho Chi Minh city) area.

The book went on to say that later on, the Nguyen lords occupied the entire southern area, and became the owners the land, and that later on the Vietnamese fought and won its independence from France in 1975.

The book published by the VCP claimed that Cambodian people living in South Vietnam are refugees fleeing Cambodia after the Chenla kingdom fought and took over the Funan kingdom. These Cambodians were fleeing the genocide perpetrated by the reigning Cambodian king of the time.

The book was rejected by Cambodian historians who said that the Khmer race are part of the Khmer-Mon race which was influenced by the Indian culture. Both the Chenla and the Funan kingdoms were populated by Khmer ancestors and their offsprings until now.

Ros Chantrabot’s history book on Cambodia said that the unification of all Khmer territories took place under the reign of King Pheakveakvarman I, between the 6th and 7th century AD.

Other Khmer history books said that the Cambodian territories during its apogee, extended all the way to China Sea, including the 23 provinces now located in South Vietnam.

Khmer Krom history indicated that the Southern portion of Cambodia was handed by the French colonial regime to the Vietnamese in 1949.

Khieu Kanharith, government spokesman, confirmed that South Vietnam was Cambodia’s territories, and the Cambodian population living there are the rightful owners of the land. He indicated that the Phnom Penh regime is also reviewing this issue.

Khieu Kanharith said: “Whatever document, let us look at it first before we provide an answer. But, to sum it up, even though I did not see (this document yet), Khmer Kampuchea Krom are the owners of the lands and waters there. The entire Kampuchea Krom lands are Khmer lands which the Vietnamese took away because our leaders are mediocre. But, as King-Father recognized it, now that we lost it, he will not demand it back, but he asked that the borders be clearly protected in order to preserve (what is left).”

Ching Ba Kam, an official from the Vietnamese embassy in Cambodia, claimed that his embassy did not known about this history publication yet. “Now, I can’t confirm about this book yet, because I don’t have any information about this issue. But whatever you just said, I don’t know about it, I did not read this book yet, and I don’t know its actual content, I don’t know yet. Therefore, I cannot provide any explanation on this issue.”

RFA attempted to obtain clarifications from the Ministry of Education, and the National Assembly councilor, but so far, we did not receive any answer yet.


Anonymous said...

Damn YOUN (Robber), What the fuck with history of KHMERLAND? You can't change history, historical monument or small PRASAT scatter Kampuchea Krom is enough proofs that is belong to KHMER already. HAHA, even the clown Khieve Kanarith also said that KHMER KROM is the orignal land owner..Where is the damn FRENCH? Where are all the scholars? Where are all the historian? Come on, come and bonk the VIET fool and BONK them in the head for being stupid. VIET, you know you are disgracing yourself.

Anonymous said...

youns (vietnamese) are the China's
ethnic people, so youns culture and
their old characteristic letters are the
same as those of Chinese

No wonder that the tradition of this Chinese
ethnic people(youns called by Chinese and
Asians) is that :
-, most vietnamese men in any country
are thieves or robbers
- and most of vietnamese women in any
country, are prostitutes

Anonymous said...

Listen you guys, I just found these quotes on the Internet. Below you can read the Chinese views of the Viets. I think it is hillarious. Again, what do you expect from "VietDumbese" scholars anyway? Check out quote number 17. Now "PhoSure" the VietDumbese scholars are FALSIFYING our Khmer history. It is time to expose their "PhoCongYuck" skinny flat azzes.

...Nanman = Vietnamese, the southern Non-Han ethnic group.

...fine, i'll just call them [Viets] Giaozhi

Vietnam = Penis shaped nation!

Well, they [Viets] ARE short, dark and ugly aren't they?

...But the truth is they [Viets] are quite dark-skinned, very short and sometimes even negrito looking.

...the various tribes that lived north of China were formidable enemies, i have a certain degree of respect for their strength, Vietnam on the other hand, i honestly have no respect for the people or the culture.

Nanman [Vietnamese] doesn't form a threat or historical significance to China.

To most of us [Chinese], Vietnam was just a piece of land that we once conquered for 1,000 years but then they rebelled and gained independence, which is fine with us. They deserve it. We have no reason to hate them except when they start attacking us like you can see on AF.

Why would we [Chinese] want a revenge [on the Vietnamese]? Revenge for what? China has much more powerful and bothersome enemies to deal with.

Vietnamese are known for dark skin and shortness. Even the Vietnamese government realises it, that's why they started a campaign to increase the height of the Vietnamese people. LOL

...Pure dark-skinned, short, protruding-foreheaded, protruding-cheekboned, pho-fed Vietnamese [are] from Red River delta.

The Chinese can't be too careful with a Viet. Very few viets on AF are trustworthy...

The fewer [Viet] punks...on the Internet the better. [Whenever the Chinese describe how the average pure Vietnamese look like, the Viets think that the Chinese are looking down on them.] However, it is understandable because Viets are self-haters since "Too much of Chinese influence certainly fuels..[their] inferiority complex."

A Phonamese = Vietnamese

The Viet kind is negritos breed because of this evidence: "The original inhabitants of Southeast Asia were a short, hairy, black-skinned race related to the Australian Aborigines, commonly called Negritos. Today they are found only in the most remote areas, still living a stone age lifestyle, but once they roamed the entire region, hunting and practicing slash-and-burn agriculture as far north as the Yangtze River."

A Vietnamese = pham cnao dung.

You phonamese jump around fake up some story and speak anything out of your imagination isn't anything new.

#1. You're racist.
#2. You know you're superior to other Asians.
#3. You show your Viet-pride to the fullest.
#4. There's Chinese in your family line somewhere
#5. Your parents always criticize you, criticize others, and criticize each other.
#6. You only buy products made in Japan.
#7. Your parents know how to make Pho.
#8. Your parents are attracted to the English words of: "99 cents" or "FREE."
#9. You collect all the coupons you can find.
#10. Guys: you sit on your butt all day. (or on AsiaFinest, LMFAO)

The Viets always get upset because the Chinese] simply...pointed out the Viet genetic type.

A phonamese style "truth" = that is no truth can go beyoned their phocong theory.

The Viets adopted the various elements of the Chinese culture as follows:
Chinese New Year (among other Chinese holidays)
Chu Nho (Hanzi)
Chu Nom
Chinese-style poems
Chinese-style phrases and saings
Chinese vocabulary
Chinese-style names
Chinese-style (obviously deeply influenced) outfits

Seriously, strip off everything in the viet culture that was influenced by Chinese and see what the Viets have left. If the viets did that, the Viets would be just the way the Chinese found them during the Qin dynasty.

Phonamese pryde thug for life!!!! Yo

I knew it, ... just another untrusthworthy viet.

The only racist ppl on this board are all in that vietnamese section.

A vietnamese = a dog.

The Viets are such proud people who adopted Chinese Hanzi and later adopted French as their own writing script.

Your phopahmncou still living still breathing, but that doesn't make you any worthy existence yes?

How can the Viets get off thinking they can even bash China when their own culture is nothing but a bad xerox copy of ours [the Chinese].

If one compares China and Vietnam today, one will realize that Vietnam is the real "sh**hole".

Vietnam doesn't even have any skyscrapers or modern mass transit systems.

Those chinese in phonam is the only reason the Viets still have economy, they are there to import nampho maids so that your those smelly creature's can be feed.

Please pull out those swimming criminals [Viets] in hongkong and taiwan, we only need phonamese who obey and able to do servers.

Hahaha come on, it's common knowledge that China is way ahead of Vietnam.

When it comes to comparing China and Vietnam, Vietnamese should just know their place.

Some viet members seem to be so blinded by their so-called pride that they no longer live in reality. Someone needs to put them in their place.

You can not educate someone (a Viet) without the will to learn.

The list goes on...

Anonymous said...

Who is this "Dr Michel Tranet"? He is not Khmer. Why not interview Khmer historians and intellectual? Why does a white guy have to be an expert on everything?

Anonymous said...

Exactly they KHMER problem like KHMER know. One of our elder Cambodian guy told me all these foreigners write about history without interview or asking our people and saying anything that they don't know much about us.