Thursday, October 14, 2010

All Khmer, One Khmer

Funeral for Duong Daravuth, a victim of the 30 March 1997 grenade attack

October 13, 2010
Op-Ed by Justin C. Sok

I want to take this opportunity to chime in and share my points of view on the issues of the political motivated “Grenade Attacks of 1997”. It was my speculation that the “Grenade Attacks of 1997,” had the objective of intimidation by the Phnom Penh government to discourage democratic process. It was clearly a message to the people of Cambodia and to any opposition political parties that the Phnom Penh government would not tolerate and will close off all avenues of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. That was the beginning of the oppression by the Phnom Penh government.

It is so implausible that after 13 years, and despite the fact that the “graymail” had already been released to the public by an intelligence agency, that there are still a handful of hooligans including, The Phnom Penh Post, who have continued to target Mr. Sam Rainsy as the object of their ridicule and made demands this very public courtroom of opinion that Mr. Sam Rainsy would need to further explain to the public about the letter that he had written to PM Hun Sen on February of 2006. The judicial system and as well as the public courtroom of opinion in Cambodia has become a farce, and has in fact, turned a blind eye away from the seriousness of the political oppression and human rights suppression created by the Phnom Penh government and this impending widespread of danger to Cambodia and her innocent people is soon to be realized.

The fact that Mr. Sam Rainsy had written a letter to PM Hun Sen, to acknowledge how “regretful” he had felt for having had allegedly accused PM Hun Sen of having been involved with the “grenade attacks”, did not divert from the fact that the “grenade attacks” did happen, and the real culprits that had committed these heinous acts are still in the wider field of suspects. The intelligence agency that had initiated its investigation had difficulty in conducting their investigation because the lack of cooperation of the Phnom Penh government. Their investigations alleged that the Phnom Penh government may have had “advance knowledge” about the attacks. Now that the intelligence agency has declassified its reports, and you, as a citizen of Cambodia, instead of throwing another log on the fire, and sitting and staring at the flames, and/or dancing around the fire pit, are required to do your civic duty. Be the fact-finder! It is a sacred duty to help find justice for your people and your country.

Mr. Sam Rainsy has done everything humanly possible and has even put his life in harm’s way for the interests of the Khmer people and the nation. He has constantly been resolute in his fight for the rights of the Khmer people and he will continue to do so, using the palatable solution to reconcile these political conflicts, which includes the principle of non-violent protests against the Phnom Penh government.

Mr. Sam Rainsy knew that he walked in a political tightrope. He had painstaking detailed of his political maneuvers including political confrontation with PM Hun Sen with every ounce of his waning strength to regain his political status so that he could come back to Cambodia. Mr. Sam Rainsy knew that he had to come back to Cambodia not because Cambodia was his natural birth place and ancestral home, but because he has been a true Khmer leader. Mr. Sam Rainsy knew that, without him and his political party, Cambodia will be continued to blindly walk in the meandering footpaths that had barbed wire and land mines laid before her. If we were to turn the clock back 13 years ago, what would Cambodia and her people be like if there were no Mr. Sam Rainsy and his administration as a political bulwark against the Phnom Penh government? Would we learn anything about the tales of horrible mistreatment and inhumane abuse (K5, human rights violations, human trafficking, and poverty), corruption, illegal land grabbing, deforestation, under paid garment workers, under paid teachers, unauthorized Vietnamese companies who utilize hundreds of thousands of acres and acres of Khmer land for their own benefits, the influx of hundreds of thousand of illegal Vietnamese immigrants in Cambodia, raising their Vietnamese flag in the middle of Phnom Penh city, have their Vietnamese writings over Khmer banners, the Vietnamese community making demands to have their rights be protected, and the Vietnamese have been setting up their schools, radio and satellite stations in Cambodia? And would we, as we do now know, that the Hanoi government had secretly moved their border posts into the middle of our Khmer farmer land, Chantrea, Svay Rieng Province?

Cambodia has never had a true institution of justice. Mr. Sam Rainsy needs each and every one of you to be part of the democratic movement. While he is galvanizing his political support at the international level, he needs you to do your part by working from the grassroots level. Please help make the people of Cambodia aware of his true political agenda for Cambodia. Please help Mr. Sam Rainsy to build a true institution of justice in Cambodia. Together we can become one Khmer nation!

In Solidarity,

Justin C. Sok

20 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Hun Sen is the killer.

Huy Piseth

Anonymous said...

Hun Sen will kill all Khmers silently and give Khmers land to Youns

Anonymous said...

Great reading, very well said with factual comments. Congratulation Justin C. Sok for your terrific combination of Ontology,
Epistemology and methodology being used in your argument.



Shame and shame on you 9:59AM that you cannot write to express your viewpoints within a comprehensible concept but only bring your idiotic slur to discredit your own self ways below to an acceptable standard.

Anonymous said...

Killing without physical weapon is more dangerouse to the nation than killing with the weapon...Just look at what is the average life expectency of the Khmer people? Everybody pay with their life under the current regime (of course except if you are one of regime clant).

I come to agreed with many bloggers here that...the change need to come from within the country itself...Khmer outside would not be able to help much. Thus, Khmer in side need to organize themselves. In addition trust you own power...all of you are capable to bring change for Cambodia. Many of you are well educated and no less capable than anybody in this world. Rainsy is just one person, I am sure that there are many people capable to organize, move forward and defy the unjust system..that only a few benefit. You have to recognize that the current regime is not democracy...it is a rubber stamp.
Please Khmer brothers and sister know your own ability and capability of bringing change for Cambodia.

May the Khmer spirits are all with you!

Khmer USA.... said...

Thank you Justin c. Sok.

-- Mr. Sam Rainsy 's quest for freedom is coming near us be we all have to catch it on time.

-- Peace is priceless.

-- we have to earn freedom not by giving freedom away and hoping it is sustain forever...

-- rise up and support the movement. WE are the khmer and will fight for Khmer... KR had paved the way for us .. Paris Peace Accord is our protection

-- all we have to do is catch it and keep it all together...

jayo khmer people.
jayo sam ransy
jayo srp
jayo.......may god bless us all in all our endeavors and may be in the hand of God. WE pray for you and our beloved mother land.

sincerely...Khmer USA

Anonymous said...

During this comamoration to our dead ancestors, may their spirits guy all Khmer (that include the CPP Khmer). CPP's Khmer please wake up from your dream life. Look after your Khmer brothers and sister. Remember that we were once under the KR regime without food and clothes and proper roof over are head...so please see Khmer poor now...they are no different than when you were under the KR regime. I know each of you are capable of having kinds heart...just bring it back out.

Can you see how the human afford, care, determind, and the connection of the human spirit...the Chiline's president was able to bring back the 33 miners trap a mile down the earth! If we all be able to connect the very core of human spirit...we are all will survive and prosper together.

Together we stand and united, together we stand and servive on the island of peace of Khmer nation!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Picky back on the note of 12:35 pm...I call to Prime Minister Hun Sen, Please be like the Chiline president. He never give up on his people. As you can see his commitment to serve his people and to protect and care for them...the human spirit rise up and the president be able to bring all the miners back from a mile under ground. Prime Minister Hun Sen, I believe that you are no less capable than the Chilen president. So please help Khmer poor...because they are like your mother, father, brother, sisters, etc. They are Khmer blood...they have Khmer spirit. Help them is like you help your own spirit.

Mr. Prime Minister, this is the time and the right time for you to serve your people....

Anonymous said...

GOOD work HUN SEN and CPP you served your master very well.. but you HUN SEN and CPP should do more for your master ...

WE the Great MAster of Veit Nam that controlled all of you stupid Khmer we are very proud of what your DR. dR.DR. DR. DR. DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. HUN SEN and CPP do for us...

we will support your regime and CPP for ever.. soon all of khmer can your country will be part of our provinces..

LONG LIVE VIET NAM...

Anonymous said...

1:34 PM YOU DISGRACING YOURSELF FOOL!

Anonymous said...

1:34pm - I know that you are Khmer, than why you spend so much time hatting...use the same energy for constructive comment...I am sure you can do better. Think possitive....it creats good kamar for you!

Anonymous said...

THE GRENADE ATTACK ON MARCH 30, 1997 IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Terrorism in Cambodia.
Killing at least sixteen innocent men, women and children.
Hun Sen's personal Bodyguards Unit (Brigade 70) was the suspects and was order by Hun Sen.

Source:
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
The Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that the Cambodian government officials were responsible for the grenade attack.

UNITED STATES SENATE FOREIGN COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION
The United States Senate Foreign Committee concluded that the Cambodian government officials were responsible for the grenade attack.


ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ON SAM RAINSY
Leader of the Khmer National Party (Opposition Party of Cambodia)
The Cambodian government officials attempted to assassinate Sam Rainsy on March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack.

ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION ON CHEA VICHEA
Leader of the Free Trade Union of Cambodia
The Cambodian government officials attempted to assassinate Chea Vichea on March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack.

CHEA VICHEA ASSASSINATION
Leader of the Free Trade Union of Cambodia
The Cambodian government officials are responsible for assassinated Chea Vichea.
The Cambodian government officials are working hard to cover up the real assassins.
Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun were convicted as scapegoats in the absence of compelling evidence and testimony.
The Cambodian Court convicted innocent peoples instead of the real assassins.

Source:
STATEMENT OF HENG PEOV
Heng Peov hold position as the chief of Bureau of Anti Narcotic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://ia311543.us.archive.org/1/items/HengPoevStatementofHengPoev/Statement_of_Heng_Peov.pdf

Anonymous said...

Who killed at least 16 innocent Khmer peoples on March 30, 1997 Grenades Attack in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

a) Hun Sen  
b) Hok Lundy
c) Huy Piseth 
d) Phan Sary
e) Oum Chamnane
f) hit man #3
g) hit man #4
h) Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit (Brigade 70)
i) Hun Sen's Death Squad
j) all of above

Source:
STATEMENT OF HENG PEOV
Heng Peov hold position as the chief of Bureau of Anti Narcotic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://ia311543.us.archive.org/1/items/HengPoevStatementofHengPoev/Statement_of_Heng_Peov.pdf

Anonymous said...

Which one of these people(s) list below is a terrorist leader during a Grenades Attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

a) Hun Sen
b) Hok Lundy
c) Huy Piseth 
d) Phan Sary
e) Oum Chamnane
f) Chun Yasith
g) Osama Bin Landen

Source:
STATEMENT OF HENG PEOV
Heng Peov hold position as the chief of Bureau of Anti Narcotic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://ia311543.us.archive.org/1/items/HengPoevStatementofHengPoev/Statement_of_Heng_Peov.pdf

Anonymous said...

Which one of these terrorist organization list below responsible for Grenades Attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

a) Hun Sen's Death Squad
b) Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit (Brigade 70)
c) Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime
d) Cambodian Freedom Fighter
e) Al Qaeda
f) a,b and c

Source:
STATEMENT OF HENG PEOV
Heng Peov hold position as the chief of Bureau of Anti Narcotic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://ia311543.us.archive.org/1/items/HengPoevStatementofHengPoev/Statement_of_Heng_Peov.pdf

Fact:
Hun Sen's Death Squad members

Hun Sen  
Hok Lundy
Huy Piseth 
Phan Sary
Oum Chamnane...
Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit (Brigade 70)

Anonymous said...

The grenades killed over 10 people at the Pagoda. Sene Sane's son was injured by the grenades including 10 other people. I did not know that they would be using the hand grenades against the innocent demonstrators. I was not a party to it. When the grenades exploded, I was at the office of Net Sa Veun talking to him about how Hun Sen had met Hoc Lundy. After that the police were alerted to the explosions and that is when I knew that something bad happened. I only found out that after the grenades exploded. The police were called upon to investigate who was responsible for the bombing, but they did the investigation superficially and were trying to cover the track than to find the person responsible.

During my time at the Anti-Narcotic Bureau, I discovered evidence showing Hun Sen's people being involved in drug trafficking. I went to see Hun Sen with a view to bringing it to his attention. He took me to the cellar of his house which was nicely decorated. Hun Sen asked me whether I knew the names of the people who were into the drugs. I replied that I knew and I told him one name Mon Routy whom I was sure was involved. I suspected other men of Hun Sen were also involved, but I was not 100% sure. Hun Sen did not make any comments. Then Hoc Lundy then arrived with Huy Piseth, Chief of the Hun Sen's bodyguards and distracted my discussion with him. We then talked about the opposition party's protest. Hoc Lundy said to Hun Sen, ' why don't you use hand grenades.' Hun Sen said that it was a good idea... "I can send Seth to do it and he is a good operator." He authorized Hoc Lundy to pay for Huy PiSeth to do the job. Hoc Lundy answered that he would put together the money to pay them. He suggested that I met with Seth. After that, Hoc Lundy ordered me to find the money (US$ 100000) to give to Huy Piseth. The money came from the police.

On 30/3/97, the opposition leader Sam Rainsy led a demonstration calling for the reform of the justice system in Cambodia. The demonstration was held in front of the Assembly of the Nation. I was near the Pro Tom Pagoda and witnessed what happened. My staff took me on his motorbike to see the big protest outside the Assembly. 2-4 minutes after we arrived, I heard a big explosion and people crying and screaming. Then I saw four men running away from the scene. I recognized only two of them that were: Mr Phan Sary Colonel and Mr Ourn Cham Nane Commander; both of them were Hun Sen's men. I did not know the other two. They ran towards the Prime Minister' house. I followed them there to see what they ran away like that for. I talked to General Huy Pheseth and told him that I saw four of his people running away from the scene and that they should not have thrown the grenades. He told me to keep quiet and don't talk to any body. But I was angry and upset. I need to speak to somebody about it. I went to see Hoc Lundy who I considered at the time as my friend. I felt that I had to report to Hoc and could not understand why Hun Sen chose to kill so many people. But he told me the same thing to keep quiet and not to tell anybody about it. Amongst the people who were killed or injured was an American. I understand the American Government sent people to Cambodia to investigate.

In 2003 Phan Sary came to see me in my office. He admitted to me that he was the person who threw the grenades. He said that he was very sad because he killed so many people. He complained that Hun Sen used to pay him money to have things done. When he was in trouble nobody seemed to care about him He said that he did what he did because Hun Sen ordered him and he had to please him. He acknowledged that he killed a lot of people before. He said that he now did not even have money to support his children. I recorded the conversation.

Source: 
STATEMENT OF HENG PEOV
Heng Peov hold position as the chief of Bureau of Anti Narcotic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
http://ia311543.us.archive.org/1/items/HengPoevStatementofHengPoev/Statement_of_Heng_Peov.pdf

Anonymous said...

Hun Sen was a member of the Democratic Kampuchea Pol Pot Khmer Rouge Regime.

Hun Sen is a leader of the Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime.

Hun Sen was behind the terrorism on March 30, 1997 grenade attack in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A U.S. citizen Ron Abney was injured during the grenade attack.
Source:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Senate Foreign Committee Investigation

Hun Sen attempted to assassinate Sam Rainsy (leader of opposition party) and Chea Vichea (leader of the Free Trade Union) during grenade attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Hun Sen is responsible for murdered Chea Vichea (leader of the Free Trade Union).

The Democratic Kampuchea Pol Pot Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for killing 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is also responsible for killing 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples and counting.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for extrajudicial execution over 100 members of FUNCINPEC Party.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders over 80 members of Sam Rainsy Party.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders 3 leaders of Free Trade Union.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders 10 journalists

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders at least 16 innocent Khmer peoples during a grenade attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Anonymous said...

Tribute inscribed on stupa those who died

"To the heroic demonstrators who lost their lives on 30 March 1997 for the cause of justice and democracy. The tragedy occurred 60 meters from this monument on the sidewalk of the park across from the National Assembly.”

1. Chet Duong Dara, medical doctor/journalist, 29
2. Hann Muny, bodyguard, 32
3. Yung Srey, female garment worker, 21
4. Yos Siem, female garment worker, 36
5. Sam Sarin, bicycle repairer, 50
6. Ros Sir, high school boy, 13
7. Sok Kheng, female student, 18
8. Yoeun Yon, high school boy, 17
9. Yung Sok Nov, female garment worker, 20
10. Chea Nang, high school teacher (passerby), 28
11. Nam Thy, motodop driver, 37
12. Chanty Pheakdey, high school girl, 13
13-16. Unknown others atleast.

Over 100 peoples were injures.

Attempted to assassinate Sam Rainsy (leader of the Khmer National Party).

Attempted to assassinate Chea Vichea (leader of the Free Trade Union of Cambodia).

Attempted to assassinate Ron Abney a United States citizen (employee of the International Republican Institute).

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders at least 16 innocent men, women and children during a grenade attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Hun Sen was behind the March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Cambodian government officials were responsible for the March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack.
Source: United States Senate Foreign Committee

Hun Sen is personally responsible for the March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack.
Source: Department of State

Anonymous said...

Manuel Noriega is a citizen of Panama.

The 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States removed him from power; he was captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States. Noriega was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering in April 1992. Noriega's U.S. prison sentence ended in September 2007; pending the outcome of extradition requests by both Panama and France, for convictions in absentia for murder in 1995 and money laundering in 1999, respectively. France was granted its extradition request in April 2010. He arrived in Paris on April 27, 2010, and after a re-trial as a condition of the extradition, he was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail in July 2010.
Source:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Noriega?wasRedirected=true

General Manuel Noriega is a military dictator of Panama.

Comrade Hun Sen is a military dictator of Cambodia.

Hun Sen was a member of the Democratic Kampuchea Pol Pot Khmer Rouge Regime.

Hun Sen is a leader of the Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime.

Hun Sen was behind the terrorism on March 30, 1997 grenade attack in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A U.S. citizen Ron Abney was injure during the grenade attack.

Source:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Senate Foreign Committee Investigation

Hun Sen attempted to assassinate Sam Rainsy (leader of opposition party) and Chea Vichea (leader of the Free Trade Union) during grenade attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Hun Sen is responsible for murdered Chea Vichea (leader of the Free Trade Union).

The Democratic Kampuchea Pol Pot Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for killing 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is also responsible for killing 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples and counting.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for extrajudicial execution over 100 members of FUNCINPEC Party.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders over 80 members of Sam Rainsy Party.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders 3 leaders of Free Trade Union.

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders 10 journalists

The Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Khmer Rouge Regime is responsible for murders at least 16 innocent Khmer peoples during a grenade attack on March 30, 1997 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

CPP , PP said...

--- we want US world court to arrest HS now.

*** HS deserves to put in jail

*** HS is a criminal leader

*** HS is jarack Ho Chi Minh

*** Hs must be captured