Thursday, December 19, 2013

CCHR Press Release - CCHR clarifies points in [Ou Virak's] letter to CNRP on discrimination

CCHR PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh, 18 December 2013

CCHR issues clarification on its open letter to CNRP leadership on the subject of discrimination

On 12 December 2013, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) issued an open letter addressing discriminatory language used by Mr. Sam Rainsy – leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party – in a speech delivered to crowds of supporters in Siem Reap, on 10 December 2013 (International Human Rights Day). The letter states that “during the rally, Sam Rainsy discussed Vietnamese immigration to Cambodia, referring to the Vietnamese as “yuon”, a term often considered pejorative.” Following the publication of this letter, CCHR has received widespread criticism via email and social media, claiming that the term “yuon” is not pejorative.

CCHR would like to clarify that it is aware of the history of the word “yuon” but the context in which it was used on 10 December 2013 is in itself discriminatory towards Vietnamese people. The speech stated that the Vietnamese are taking Khmer jobs and land. This is not the first time that derogatory comments about Vietnamese people have been made in Cambodia for political gain. The historical conflict between Cambodia and Vietnam has long been harnessed to win popularity amongst the Khmer electorate. Whether or not the term“yuon” is derogatory in itself is secondary in light of the main issue at stake – the fact that political leaders publically [sic] single out and criticize Vietnamese people.

CCHR is a non-aligned human rights organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of all, not just Cambodian people. Using the Vietnamese as scapegoats and blaming them for social and economic issues facing Cambodia not only distracts from constructive dialogue on reform, but potentially jeopardizes the safety of Vietnamese people living in Cambodia. In addition, it is not just the rights of legal immigrants that must be protected, but also illegal immigrants — whether they are Cambodians in Thailand or Vietnamese in Cambodia. CCHR calls upon political leaders to assume their responsibility as public figures and role models, to recognize the universality of human rights and to discuss issues such as immigration without resorting to discrimination or racism.

CCHR President Ou Virak comments:

“I fully stand by CCHR’s open letter to the CNRP. Blaming Vietnamese people and Vietnam for the many problems facing Cambodia today is both dangerous and a waste of time. The CNRP has a very large support group and CNRP leaders could potentially bring about real, lasting improvements to the human rights situation in Cambodia. We are asking them to be principled in their approach and to commit to non-discrimination in their policies and strategies. All political parties and public figure have a responsibility to combat discrimination, rather than adding fuel to the fire. As an independent human rights organization CCHR must speak out about these issues and highlight human rights violations, both by the leading party and by the opposition.”

For more information please contact Ou Virak via telephone at +855 (0) 1240 4051 or email ouvirak@cchrcambodia.org or CCHR Consultant Orla Kelly via telephone at +855 (0) 6772 7025 or e-mail at orla.kelly@cchrcambodia.org.


Please find the Press Release attached in PDF format in both English and Khmer. 

Kind regards,



CCHR 

81 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ou Vireak on this. "Yuon" may not be a pejorative in the past or even now as it is popularly use by most people in day-to-day language. But it is also used as pejorative sometime to look down on them. I don't see too big of a problem with it for normal people but for a politician like Sam Rainsy who should lead by example, he must be extra careful with his language to be politically correct. Time has changed and people should adapt especially if you want to be good leader. What about the word "peasant" (neak sre)? Sometime it is also pejorative although many of our dear relatives may come from the country side! One should be careful to use this word depending on the context! the same with "Cham", "Phnong"...they are respectable people but some time it is used in a bad way. "Gay and Lesbian" used to be pejorative (and still is in many society) but in more and more country it has become a very normal thing and a politician will be very careful not to offend them.... Just my thoughts

Anonymous said...

It is politically motivated by YOUNS in order to distract the opposition. This YOUN's agent should spend time fighting for Cambodian people, not for YOUNS.

I say, Ou Virek, go and live in YOUN's Hanoi. Over there, the word YOUN may not be used.

Shame on you for being born as a human whose brain has been tainted by YOUNS.

Anonymous said...

The YOUNS are not scapegoats; they are the source of the problem.

Anonymous said...

There is indeed a very grave problem with vietnamese's influence/control over Cambodia, illegal vietnamese migration, illegal vietnamese occupation of Khmer land...etc But the source of the problem is not Vietnam but CPP. The solution is CNRP which need the support of all Cambodians and the international community to topple CPP. This will not be achieved by being rude like some poster or calling vietnamese "Yuon"! CNRP should build a clean, respectable and politically correct image. CNRP should be able to accept and reflect on different constructive opinions....if not they will just do or become arrogant or undemocratic like the CPP!

Anonymous said...

Ou vireack, commence ça faire que tu continues de vivre au cambodge si tu n as pas voulu d entendre un mot youn que les peuples khmers ont déjà eu habituellement de les appels, il vaut mieux que tu vas à Hanoï pour vivre la bas, car ici c est la terre de khmer.

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak,

Look at the real and critical issues and discrimination, man. What do you think and say about the granted concessions of lands for 99 years, the revenues from Angkor Wat tourism fees and other commercials, and so many one-sided economic, territorial, and political deals?

The respect and application of human rights must ensure that those coveted and open economic, territorial, and political manouveurings and dealings should not be to the detremental of the less powerful and outnumbered legal and natural citizens of Cambodia, while individuals are also protected within the confine of the country's rules and laws.

You do not have to deal with these grave threats of national survival thar Cambodia and Cambodians by petty hatred and unlawful acts to harm any individual person, however, every Cambodian must understand and fight to protect their nation and future as the rightful owner and citizen. They must not allow a vietnamese puppet party to hi-jack and control their destiny indefinitely, they must deal with the present dangers of having all their lands and national resources exploited by the vietnamese and its puppets.

Please respond, if you, Mr. Ou, believes that my belief and expression are in the racial discrimination context.

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak said that he is aware of the history of the word "yuon" but maintained that the context in which Rainsy had used the term is "pejorative". In Ou Virak's first letter he didn't say like this. He said the word "yuon" is pejorative. His entire letter was talking about the word "yuon", not about Rainsy's "anti-Vietnamese" speech. I think Ou Virak knew about the danger posed by the influx of the Vietnamese illegal immigrants to Cambodia but he wants to be politically correct or just want attention. Well, he got more attention than what he'd have anticipated - all the unwanted abuses and personal attacks. I don't want to explain more about the definition of the word "yuon" because many people had done enough already. But I want to tell Ou Virak that the Vietnamese didn't call Cambodians Khmers, they call us the pejorative term "Mien", which does not refer to Khmers but a word that describes the primitive/backward minority groups living in Vietnam. Is this not derogatory toward Khmers? Please answer Mr Ou Virak.

Anonymous said...

How about Vietnamese discriminate against Khmer Krom? A small minority of Cambodian went to Vietnam to look for some income and Vietnamese polices round up them and sent back to Cambodia like animal and Ou Virak never ever say a word about Human Right to Vietnamese government.

Every time Cambodian try to protect their land, their jobs Ou Virak said Cambodian discriminated against Vietnamese. Vietnamese come and go to Cambodia as they please; no country on earth that allow other people migrate to their country freely like Cambodia allowed Vietnamese to move and stay freely without face Cambodian migration law.

Even in Australia, USA, Europe were/are the country of human right but those countries put illegal immigrant indefinitely in jail for years without trial; like USA sent Khmer-American back to Cambodia.

Anonymous said...

I would like Mr Ou Virak to know this. Viets and Chinese are very good at their evil tactics and tricks. They have helped each other to kill up to 3 millions, mostly of our educated ones. But what is so good about them is, they have created one party after another to let us fight among each other. They are very good at lying, decieving and manipulation e,g after the job is done, they pretend to come and would use the world to 'rescue' us or 'liberate' us from wiping out completely. Their tone of voice has always been so sweet, but they don't have any good moral or good intention toward our people at all.

e,g they were the ones who were/are killing until these present days and when we complain or talk about it, they turn around and say we are racists (manipulation). I mean, how can you not talk after what had happened to us and our nation. How can you be silent? I am sure those 3 millions souls can not rest in peace, until justice is done for them. I know this is a real fact, why? because every day before I go to bed, I can hear they are screaming for help, that is why we khmers around the world can not live in peace, e,g every oversea are still very angry with what had happened to us and our passed away relatives because we are their gense and we have their DNA.

Secondly, to be educated is to acknowledge about what went wrong and why? and how do we prevent it from ever happening again, otherwise, we have learnt nothing, nothing but a waste of time. You are one of our educated Mr Ou Virik, don't let foreigners to control your brain like they did to the Hun and dynasty because once you are no longer useful for them, they will get rid of you too.

Blessed are those who have eyes to see, ears to hear and mouth to speak truth, Amen!

Anonymous said...

Common people like me and 99% of Cambodian people can say yuon or vietnamese as long as it is not against the law. Nevertheless, high profile people like Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha should be as stainless, exemplary, open-minded, tolerant and have the best quality of good leaders. They must not be afraid to face criticisms. I think we need people like Ouk Vireak (and I don't always agree with his views) as part of safeguard system not to fall to to the level of the enemies of Khmer people. If someone called us "Mien" or "Kemer" which is apparently also derogatory in thai language toward khmer, does not force us to do the same. i think we should show that we are better educated and rudness is for sure not a sign of it. CNRP should focus on real issues like land, investment, immigration, corruption and then the Yuon/Vietnamese problems will be solved. Don't forget that we are forced to be neigbor for ever! France, England, German, Italy were also each other worst enemies in the past....

Anonymous said...

Ouk Vireak is not defending yourn/vietnamese and is not arguing about the many problems Cambodia has with vietnam. He just want CNRP leader to adhere to highest level of leadership as per international standards with regard to human rights and tolerance.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough but, don't forget about what they had done to us and our nation and is still continuing until these present days, e,g owing Angkor Wat, Mth Bokor, Koh Tral Island, and a big chunk of illegal land concession for 99 years. Not to mention that Hun/CPP are VC and is in control of everything from all gov't levels to small businesses including health and banking. We have to speak of them crooks before it is too late. Yes, I understand that to speak such critical language is like coming down to their level but sometime, we have no choice because enough is enough! with decent educated people who have good moral and would not encroach on others' properties, yes, we can speak or deal with them great respect but with the ones who have no moral, we have to come down to their level to speak their language to them, e,g one person is a thief and would steal things of you, you respond would be 'what the fk are you doing? but when a decent person come to you and ask you for something that they need politely, you would say 'Yes, please have or take it', etc....

Anonymous said...

8:17 PM,
Quand on ne sait rien de l'histoire, on doit absolument fermer sa gueule. OK.

Anonymous said...

ការពិតពាក្យយួនគ្មានអ្វីគួរឲ្យខ្លាចព្រួយបារម្ភ

តែអ្វីដែលព្រួយបារម្ភ គឺពាក្យយួននេះ មានខ្មែរខ្លះយកមកបំពាក់លើខ្មែរគ្នាឯង

ជាខ្មែរសុទ្ធិសាធស្លូតត្រង់សូម្បីអ្នកនោះពុំចេះយួនមួយម៉ាត់ កើតពីឪម្ដាយខ្មែរ ក្នុងករណីអ្នកនោះ ពុំមែនចូលបក្យខ្លួនក្រុមខ្លួន ឫមានមតិ គំនិត យោបល់ផ្ទុយពីខ្លួន។

ខ្មែរជាម្ចាស់កម្មសិទ្ធិ ខ្លួន? ឯអ្នកដ៍ទៃ ក្រៅពីក្រុមខ្លួនត្រូវបំពាក់ជាយួន ហើយជាសត្រូវខ្លួនទៀត?

ជនជាតិយួនមានចំនួនមិនតិចក្នុងប្រទេស បើបន្ថែមលើខ្មែរត្រូវបំពាក់ជាយួន ទៀត តើប្រទេសខ្មែរនៅសល់ខ្មែរប៉ុន្មាន? ។

ទង្វើនេះជាប្រយោជន៍យួន ឫ ប្រយោជន៍ខ្មែរ?។

ស្នេហាជាតិ ឫ បំផ្លាញ ជាតិ ?

សាមគ្គីជាតិ ឫ បំបែកបំបាក់ជាតិ?។


អមតះ

Anonymous said...

This guy is tryig to be a smart ASS supid. What do Vietnamese and Thai people called Khmer? They called it stinky, country, poor dump and people. "Khamar"

Anonymous said...

Dear 8:32

Vietnamese/yuon are good patriots! They want more for themself at the expense of weak neigbors like us. They are doing good for their country and very bad things for us. I 150% agree with you. But how do we do about it? One obvious response is that we should be stronger than now and get rid of CPP. Being stronger is not about being rude. In fact the point here is more about CNRP leadership who should lead by example especially when they speak in public. Behind the scene, they can plot, they can use all legal/illegal tricks to solve our problem with vietnam. In fact they should be eevn more patriot than the vietnmaese and try to get more back if we have the strenght. But when they talk to the population the priority is to educate Khmer to be of highest standards, polite, tolerant, honest and constructive.Only with that approach we can progress and stand stronger then the big neigborings countries in the East and West who want our land. Promoting hate and rudness is never a good idea and too simplistic approach

Anonymous said...

OU VIRAK,

បងប្អូនរួមចិត្តតែមួយ !!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=660965023926071&set=a.450865514936024.104228.450847694937806&type=1&theater

Anonymous said...

9:02 PM,

Il s'agit de l'histoire Cambodge. J'utilise ce mot mais je ne tue personne, comme les Yuons sont en train de faire vis-à-vis des Khmères qui souffre tous les jours. Moi, je ne peux être ami avec les Yuons qui prennent notre terre.Je ne incite personne à la haine des Yuons mais je ne vais pas réagir comme OU Virak a fait car le Cambodge est en train de traverser une crise d'identitaire sans précedente de son histoire. Si tu es gentil homme avec les Yuons. Merci de bien vouloir les adopter au Cambodge. Il y en ai beaucoup encore au Cambodge. Allez-vite.

Anonymous said...

មនុស្ស គ្មានដឹងខ្យល ដូច អូវិរៈ ត្រដរធ្វើជាអង្គការ សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស ដែរ

សើង សាក់ កម្ពុជាក្រោម

Anonymous said...

វាគួរឲខ្មាស់ពិភពលោកណាស់ ដែលខ្មែរនាំគ្នា
ឈ្លោះ និង វាយប្រហាគ្នាឯងដោយសារតែជន
ជាតិយួនដែលជាជាតិសាសន៍មួយធ្លាប់តែឈ្លាន
ពានប្លន់យកទឹកដិខ្មែរ តាំងពីព្រៃនគរ កម្ពុជា
ក្រោម រហូតដល់កោះត្រល់ និង ព្រំប្រទល់នៃទឹក
ដីបច្ចុប្បន្នទៀត ។ ដែលជាពូជសាសន៍មួយធ្លាប់
ជាសត្រូវប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្តខ្មែរតាំងពីយូរលង់មកហើយទៀត ។ នៅក្នុងលោកនេះ គ្មានជនជាតិណា
ធ្វើបែបហ្នឹងទាល់តែសោះ ទោះជាជនជាតិគេធ្វើ
ខុសចំពោះជនជាតិដ៏ទៃយ៉ាងណា ក៍គេនៅតែ
កាន់ជើង គាំទ្រគ្នាគេដែរ ។ គេមិនដែលសុខ
ចិត្តដៀលត្មះ ទិទាន ឬ វាយប្រហាគ្នាឯង ហើយ
និយាយកាន់ជើង គាំទ្រអ្នកដទៃដូចពួកលក់
ជាតិទាំងនេះឡើយ ។

ថោកទាបណាស់ គួរឲអាម៉ាស់ពន់ពេកណាស់ ដើម្បីបុណ្យស័ក ប្រាក់កាស​ លាភសការៈសុខចិត្ត
ធ្វើឲថោកទាបដល់ជាតិសាសន៍ទាំងមូល​ ។ ធ្វើឲ
ពួកសត្រូវវាមើលងាយជនជាតិខ្មែរកាន់តែខ្លាំងឡើង ៗ ។ ពួកវាកាន់តែហ៊ានឈ្លានពានដណ្តើម
យកទឹកដីខ្មែរកាន់តែច្រើនឡើង ៗ ជារៀងរាល់
ថ្ងៃ ។ ធ្វើឲបរទេសមើលឃើញថា ខ្មែរមានជន
លោភលន់ច្រើនណាស់ ហើយ ងាយស្រួលទិញ
ក្បាលបានទៀតផង ។ ដូច្នេះ អ្នកណាក៏ដោយ
ឲតែនិយាយកាន់ជើងយួន ហើយ វាយប្រហាខ្មែរ
ចាត់ទុកអ្នកនោះ គឺជាសត្រូវរបស់ខ្មែរ ព្រោះយួន
គឺជាសត្រូវប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្តរបស់ខ្មែរ ។

Anonymous said...

Ou Viraek,
I think the best for you is shut up.
Khmer in Canada.

Anonymous said...

reply to 10:46 PM,

I agreee with you Sir 10:46 PM .I am think so.

Anonymous said...

I am sick to see Ah Chrouk Ou Virak's face.

Anonymous said...

Pour le francophone 9.02
Ouk Vireak fait son boulot. Il faut des gens comme lui pour contre-balancer les faits et dires des dirigeants qu'ils soient de l'opposition ou du CPP. Et aussi eviter les derappements populistes/nationalist d'une societe. C'est justement le principe democratique du "check and balance" qui manque tant au Cambodge et donc CNRP et les democrates reproched a Hun Sen.

Il n'a rien dit pour defendre les vietnamiens qu'ils soit gentils ou mechants. Son boulot n'est pas d'interpreter l'histoire, defendre les gentils ou les mechants mais de mettre en garde les dirigeants de ce qui est internationalement reconnu par les vrais democraties pour etre politiquement correct et eviter les discours promotant la haine racial (meme contre les soi-disant mechants). Quand a vous et moi, personne ne nous empeche d'utiliser les mots que nous voulons tant que ce n'est pas contre la loi. Je ne connait pas Ouk Vireak mais je crois qu'il peut etre meme aussi patriote et souffrir des pertes que nous ont affliges les vietnamien mais il ne doit pas exprimer son opinion personel quand on travaille pour une organization sense defendre les droits universelles des uns et des autres y compris les mechants vietnamiens... a bon entendeur salut.....Wow long not writing in french!

Anonymous said...

សូមអស់លោកពិនិត្យ​មើលមុខយួននឹងឈ្មោះ
ពួកអា(ង្វៀង),អាទាំងអស់នេះ ដូចជា :​

-(អូហូ) វិរៈ,
-ពុង ឈីវហ្កេច,
-ពុង ខៀវសែ,
-សេង ធារី,
-មួ សុខហួ,
-កាំង ហ្កេកអ៊ាវ,
-គី តិច,
-ឡៅ ម៉ុងហៃ,
-ឡៅ ម៉េងគិន,
-ឡេង ប៉េងឡុង,
-ហូ ណាមបូវ៉ា,
-ហៃ Fuck
-ហែម ហេង,
-ហេង សំរិន,
-កៅ គឹមស្ហៀរ,
-គាត ឈុន,
-គី តិច,
-សុខ អាន,
-សុខ គង់,
-ស៊ា កុសល់,
ស៊ាន ប៉េងសែ,
សាម ហ៊ាង,
សេង ធារី,
-អឹង យុក តិចហូ,
អេង ឆៃអៀង,
ឱម យិនទៀង,
ង្វៀងងួន ធីញ៉ឹល,
-ង្វៀងតាវ សេងហួរ,
-ខៀវ កញ្ញារឹទ្ធិ,
-ង្វៀងវ៉ា គិម ហុង,
-ង្វៀងឈៀង វុន...etc...

តើមុខនឹងឈ្មោះពួកវាជាខ្មែរដែរឬទេ???

Anonymous said...

OU Virak veut être un excellent Ami avec les Yuons. Ils a pris une partie de notre pays Kampuchea Krom. Maintenant, ils sont en train de prendre le reste de notre pays sous nos yeux. Certains Ou Virak défend les drois de hommes. Va défendre ta mère et ta soeur à la contre....Si OU Virak est généreux, je lui invite à aller adopter les Yuons en sa famille. Je pense que, ensuite, ces Yuons vont masacrer OU Virak quand ils vont être gros et gras comme le veut OU Virak à la contre. C'est un des traîtres de la nation Khmère.

Par conséquent, le Cambodge a perdu la terre ancêtreale et il est train de perdre tous les jours, en particulier, les provinces de Svay Ring, Kampong Cham, Prey Veng , Takeo....

Les Yuons sont en train de masacrer le peuple Khmer tous les jours, est-ce que c'est ça le droit de homme de OU VIRAK?

Anonymous said...

YOUN TRICK - YOUN TRICK - YOUN TRICK

YESTERDAY, THERE WAS A PERSON IN CNRP CHASED MONK BUTT BUNTENG OUT OF DEMOCRACY PARK WHILE HE WAS PAYING TO CURSE HUN SEN.(SOURCE RADIO KHMER WORLD). I BELIEVE THERE WAS A YOUN SPY HIDDEN INSIDE CNRP. AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE MANY OF THEM HIDING IN ORDER TO STOP THE STRONG OPPOSITION TOWARD CPP HUN SEN. THE EQUILIBRIUM OF POWER THAT WAS HAPPENED, IT WAS A YOUN CURRENT HIDDEN IN THERE IN ORDER TO SHIFT THE REAL POLITICS OF CNRP LEAD BY SAM RAINSY.

TODAY, WE SEE AH YOUN MOM SONANDO TO TELL THE PROTESTER TO PROTEST AGAINST WHOM WHO ACT AGAINST BUDDHISM. AH MOM SONANDO IS A YOUN SPY FOR CPP. KHMER IN ABROAD MUST INFORM THEIR FAMILY TO STICK WITH CNRP ALL THE WAY. YOUN HAS SO MANY TRICK.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=240947602740814&set=a.182829555219286.1073741828.182827861886122&type=1&theater

KHEMARAJEAT

Anonymous said...

Réponse à 11:00 PM,

Je vous invite à apprendre la démocratie et droit de homme ailleurs. Quand on perd un pays tout entier, que signifie le droit de homme et la démocratie et tous les mots que vous voulez utiliser "check and balance" ?

Anonymous said...

What the hell has this guy been smoking? CCHR got nothing to do better but to talk about none sense. Talk about real issues asshole and stop dipping your face into srey Youn's pussy.

Anonymous said...

Le Cambodge est en train de traverser une crise sans précedente, OU VIRAK a parlé le droit de homme, que cela signifie? Les Yuons sont en tran de tuer les Khmères Krom même à l'instant, je vous parle , Où est OU VIRAK?

Anonymous said...

តើលោក​អ៊ូ វ៊ីរ៉ាក់ និងតាជុំ ម៊ីខុសគ្នាត្រង់ណា? គិតតែចាំយកលេសដើម្បីបង្វែរការចាប់អារម្មណ៍ មិនឲ្យគិតគូពីការតវ៉ា។ អត់ការងារធ្វើ ក្រោកពីដេកនឹកឃើញពាក្យសំដីគេ គិតយកមកវិភាគបង្កើតជាបញ្ហ។ ខ្លួនឯងធ្វើការខាងសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស គិតថាពាក្យទាំងនោះប៉ះពាល់ដល់សិទ្ធិមនុស្សធ្ងន់ធ្ងរកំរិតណា? ១០ ធ្នូ លោកបងអ៊ូធ្វើអ្វីខ្លះ? មិនបានចូលរួមមិតិយោបលលើកស្ទួយសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស និងរកដំណោះស្រាយការជាប់គាំងនយោយបាយ ចាំតែចាក់គេពីក្រោយខ្នង។ ការរំលោភសិទ្ធិមនុស្សមានស្ទើរគ្រប់ទីកន្លែង មានដែលឃើញក្បាលលោកបងអ៊ូអើតមកជួយដោះស្រាយ សើបអង្គេត តវ៉ាក្នុងនាមជាអ្នកការពារសិទ្ធិមនុស្សទេ។ មើលទៅបែបលែងនិយាយតវ៉ានឹងរដ្ឋាភិបាលហើយ តែមកតវ៉ានឹងអ្នកប្រឆាំងទៅវិញ ដូចលោកតាម៉ម ស៊ីម៉ង់ដូរដែរមើលទៅ ចាំតាមដានលោកនេះទៀត ធ្វើការងារខ្លួនឯងឲ្យបានល្អទៅ

Anonymous said...


TO: VIRAK OU, YOU MUST REMEMBER UNTILL YOU DIED AND BE CLEAR WITH YOU.

1- Who call Vietnam ONLY who slave for YOUN,like you (OU).

2-Who call Vietnam only who get benefit or powers from YOUN, like you(OU).

3-YOUN born with tricky only.

4- From now-on you OU VIRAK, you must buried in HANOI not even in USA. KHMERS SOTH, USA

Anonymous said...

yes, using discrimination of any kind with anyone is like adding fuel to the fire. all leaders should not use any form of discrimination, whether gender, social, racial, etc. instead, use the rule of law to govern the whole country! that is better if khmer is to change for the better future of its country, etc.

Anonymous said...

It appears that Ou Virak is digging himself in deeper. Who is he trying to fool? Vietnam has territory ambition toward Cambodia and is actively engaging in their effort to colonize Cambodia. Only an idiot would not know this. It simply shows what Mr. Ou Virak's stand on nationalism. He sounds more like a Vietnamese (Youn) then a Cambodian (Khmer.) CCHR is simply where Mr. Ou Virak draws his salary, obviously he has no principle. Where is Mr. Ou Virak when Khmer civilians were murdered or tortured by Phmon Phen security forces?

Anonymous said...

Mr OU VIRAK is graduate from Fresno state . He is a jobless in the US and jump ship to find fortune in Cambodia . He need to protect his boss Hoon Sen to survive and be rich . He is a parasite of the KHMER people .

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak, I think you need to shut up..!! It is not your job to tell other fellow citizens what to call or words to use. You, yourself don't even read or write Khmer, and how did you know which words were correct?

Anonymous said...

To whom its may concern:

1- We all Khmers-American should petition to the donor who give fund to CCHR in Cambodia saying that Mr. OU VIRAK, director of CCHR is not serving the principle of Human Right in Cambodia. He is now serving the YOUN interest in Cambodia. And I appeal to the donor must audit Mr. OU VIRAK for using the fund from the donor.

2- Secondly Mr. OU VIRAK may get the fund from YOUN immigrate in Cambodia. KHMERS SOTH, USA

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak! Please come to United States. We will organize a big party to celebrate and pay you for supporting Yuons.

yves thach said...

This fucker should fuck off, and to VN and stay there see how much youn will love u fucker!

Anonymous said...

A youn ou vireck, la bonne occasion va arrivée en très très bientôt, tu verras coco chacun son tour.
Pour le minable qu il essayait de défendre les youns, faire gaffe de ta gueule.

Anonymous said...

«ទឹកមួយផ្តិល អំបិលមួយពាង»

To Mr. Ou Virak,

You have once lived in the United States and also graduated from a respectable University in America. I only hope that you would not take the position to satisfy CPP and hold on to your position at CCHR. First and foremost, Cambodia is a very small country where instability can arise at any given time, thus you, a leader for Human Rights organization ought to remain strong against Human Rights abuses in Cambodia. You are living there in Cambodia and you have seen and encountered many problems, unless you are just sitting in your office and did nothing or pretend to be a blind person behind that lavish life style of yours.

Cambodia and Vietnam are long a sworn enemy by the blood and you cannot change it. It has been tried before and look where it's gotten us. You are no less than those of your predecessors who have tried and failed in the past. My suggestion for you is to read the small Khmer Proverb above and consciously and critically think of what it means. Nations fight to preserve its identity and likewise, Cambodia wants to do the same thing, but Cambodia at the moment is not in any position to encroach on anyone’s country territory, but it seems like our neighbors have always wanted to wipe us out from the face of the earth. The act of hegemony within our neighbors have never been erased, thus if we wish to preserve and exist, we must remain strong and commit to peace between nations. However, as a country we must not submit to our hegemony neighbors command. We must not stand down by their ill’s intentions. We must not place ourselves in a submission to our neighbors. The will to survive and exist are key to survival in this world or else we would be the next Champa. It has happened before unless you have forgotten about the Champa Kingdom.

The word “Youn” has been utilized by our forth fathers and our people since the 9th Century. It has also been inscribed on stone relics throughout Cambodia. It is a historical connotation that tells Khmer to never forget what Youns have done in the past to Cambodia and our people.

Virak, you must ask yourself the one magical question: Why Vietnam dare not encroach China or expand its territory to the North of Vietnam and much to the South? You are an educated person and I dare not tell you, but if you have not or are not fluent in Khmer history, I advise that you take more time and do more research on the subject. Check on Dr. Sophal Ear and Mr. Kenneth So. You might learn something new.

«ចេះឯងឲ្យក្រែងចេះគេ ចេះតិចគេ ត្រូវខំរៀន»

Thank You


XMEN

Anonymous said...

I have one question to all Cambodian around the world : (we make one kind of sour soups that have a lotus root , pinapple , guort, tomatoes with something else. What the name that soup everybody always call? Is that Friendship soup ? Or samlor ma jou youn ? Fuck yourself and go straight to hell Mr.Ou ke theak if you are very not sure the slsng , idiom
Or useful of khmer languages just shut your ass up and do what ever your job to do get pay put in your pocket to support the family
Do npt trying to be a smart and ass kissing.
DO YOU CLEAR ENOUGH WITH THIS COMMENT ?

Anonymous said...

ខ្ញុំមិនមែនជាសមាជិក ឬ អ្នកគាំទ្រគណៈបក្ស
ជំទាស់ណាមួយដែរ ជាពិសេសគណៈបក្ស
"សង្រ្គោះជាតិ" ។ ខ្ញុំគ្រាន់តែជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរមួយ
រូបដែលមានអាយុ ៧១ ឆ្នាំហើយ ៗ ចូលចិត្ត តាមដាននយោបាយស្រុកខ្មែរដែលជាស្រុកកំ
ណើតរបស់ខ្ញុំប៉ុណ្ណោះ ។ ដោយខ្ញុំឃើញមានខ្មែរ
មួយចំនួនចូលចិត្តវាយប្រហាខ្មែរគ្នាឯងជំនួសយួនដែលចុះផ្សាយលើទំព័រព៌តមានវាទើសត្រចៀកពេក ក៏សូមឆ្លើយនឹងការទិទាននេះបន្តិច
ទៅ ។

សូមជំរាបថា ពាក្យដែលហៅថា "យួន" នេះ ដូចអស់លោកខ្លះបានបង្ហាញនៅក្នុងវចនានុក្រម
សម្តេចសង្ឃ ជួនណាត រួចមកហើយ ខ្ញុំមិនបាច់
ជំរាបបន្ថែមទៀតទេ ។ តែខ្ញុំគ្រាន់តែសូម
បញ្ជាក់ថា ពាក្យនេះ មិនដឹងជាខ្មែរយើងចាប់
ប្រើពីពេលណាមកទេ តែតាំងពីខ្ញុំដឹងក្តីមក
គឺអាយុ ៥ ឆ្នាំ គឺនៅឆ្នាំ​ ១៩៤៩ ខ្ញុំបានឭចាស់
ៗ ប្រើពាក្យហ្នឹងរួចទៅហើយ ។ ម្យ៉ាងវិញទៀត
នៅពេលខ្ញុំបានអាយុ ៥ ឆ្នាំនោះ គឺនៅក្នុង
សម័យដែលខ្មែរយើងនៅក្រោមអានានិគមប្រ
ទេសបារាំងនៅឡើយ ។ ខ្ញុំបានត្រូវបញ្ជូនចូល
ទៅរៀនសាលាដូនជីកាតូលិកមួយនៅចំកណ្តាល
ទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញដែលមានសុទ្ធតែដូនជីជនជាតិ
យួនទាំងអស់ ។ ចាស់ ៗ ជំនាន់នោះ ហៅថា
សាលាយាយជីយួន រៀនអក្សរយួន ។ល។ មិន
ដែលឭមានអ្នកណាប្រកាន់ ឬ ប្រឆាំងនឹងពាក្យ
ហ្នឹងទាល់តែសោះ ។ សូម្បីតែប្រទេសនោះ ក៍
ចាស់ ៗ ហៅថា ស្រុកយួនដែរ មិនដែលហៅថា
ស្រុក វៀតណាម ឡើយ ។​ ពួកគាត់តែងតែ
និយាយថា យើងត្រូវទៅស្រុកយួនស្អែកនេះហើយ
ពួកគាត់មិនដែលថា យើងត្រូវទៅស្រុក វៀត
ណាម ស្អែកនេះហើយទេ ។ សម័យឆ្នាំ ១៩៧៩
នៅពេលពួកយួនហាណូយចូលឈ្លានពានប្រទេស
កម្ពុជា ដែលហៅថា ការឈ្លានពានសម័យថ្មីនោះ
បានកែប្រែពាក្យ "យួន" ហ្នឹងឲទៅជាពាក្យ
"វៀតណាម" វិញ មិនដឹងជាមកពីមូលហេតុអ្វី
ឲពិតប្រាកដឡើយ ។ តែតាមឭប្រភពមិន
ផ្លូវការមួយនិយាយថា ពួកហាណូយមិនចង់
ឲគេហៅថា "យួន" ព្រោះមិនចង់ឲច្រឡំនឹងពួក
"យួនធីវគី" ទើបកែប្រែឲខ្មែរយើងហៅពួកវា
ថា "វៀតណាម" វិញ ។

ទោះយ៉ាងណាក័ដោយ ពួកហាណូយ ឬ វៀតកុង កែពីហៅថា "យួន" ឲទៅជា "វៀតណាម" វិញ
នោះ គឺបានបញ្ជាក់ថា ការចេះដឹងរបស់ពួកអស់
ហ្នឹងវាមានកំរិត ។ ព្រោះពាក្យ "វៀតណាម" សំដៅទៅប្រទេស គេហៅថា "ប្រទេស វៀត
ណាម" ។ ឯពាក្យហៅថា "យួន សំដៅទៅជន
ជាតិ គេហៅថា សាន៍យួន ប្រជាជនយួន ឬ ជនជាតិយួន ។ល។ តាំងពីសម័យណាមក មិន
ដែលឭគេហៅថា ប្រជាជន ឬ ជនជាតិ វៀត
ណាមឡើយ ទើបតែឭនៅឆ្នាំ ១៩៧៩ នេះឯង។

និយាយពីការរើសអើង ឬ ប្រកាន់ជាតិសាសន៍
វិញ អ្នកដែលប្រកាន់ជាតិសាន៍ពិតប្រាកដគឺពួក
រដ្ឋាភិបាលយួនទេដែលប្រកាន់ជាតិសាន៍ មិន
មែនខ្មែរទេ ។ ពួកអ្នកដែលនិយាយនេះ ដែល
ធ្លាប់ដឹង ធ្លាប់ឃើញនូវការជិះជាន់ ការគៀប
សង្កត់ ការរើសអើង ប្រកាន់ពូជសាសន៍របស់
ពួករដ្ឋាភិបាលយួនធ្វើចំពោះសាសន៍ខ្មែរយើង
ទេ ? ។ ឬមួយដឹងហើយធ្វើមិនដឹង កុំថាឡើយ
ពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរកណ្តាល សូម្បីតែពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរក្រោមក៍
ទទួលរងយ៉ាងដូចម្ត៉េចខ្លះ ? ។ ហេតុអ្វីបានជា
មិនដែលឭសម្លេងពួកអស់លោកឯងជួយស្រែកតវ៉ាជំនួសពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរដែលទទួលរងនូវអំពើអស់ទាំងហ្នុងផង ? ។ អស់លោកឯងដែលធ្លាប់ឃើញពល
រដ្ឋខ្មែរទៅប្រទេស វៀតណាម ដោយមិនចាំបាច់
មានលិខិតស្នាមត្រឹមត្រូវតាមច្បាប់ទេ ? ។ ដែល
ធ្លាប់ឃើញពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរណាមួយអាចរស់នៅប្រទេស
វៀតណាម ដោយគ្មានច្បាប់អនុញ្ញាតិត្រឹមត្រូវដែរ
ទេ ? ។ សូម្បីតែ តាមព្រំប្រទល់ឆ្លងដែននិ
មួយ ៗ ក៍ពួកវាមានការតឹងតែង រឹតត្បិត ផ្តល់ការលំបាកយ៉ាងខ្លាំងទៅលើពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរយើង
ដែរ ។ មិនមែនចេញចូល ឬ ទៅរស់នៅប្រ
ទេស វៀណាម ស្រេចតែចិត្ត ដូចពួកយួនចេញ
ចូល មករស់នៅបានស្រេចតែចិត្តនោះទេ ។
ហេតុអ្វីបានជាធ្វើមិនដឹងមិនឭ នូវអ្វីដែលពួក
រដ្ឋាភិបាលយួនធ្វើមកលើពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ ហើយ ចេះ
តែរករឿងជាមួយខ្មែរគ្នាឯងទៅវិញ ? ។ កុំថា
ឡើយលោក សមរង្សី ឬ អ្នកណាម្នាក់ប្រើពាក្យ
ហ្នឹងមិនខុស ទោះជាខុសក៍ដោយ ក៍មិនត្រូវវាយ
ប្រហា​រ ឬ រករឿងទិទាន ឈ្លោះជាមួយខ្មែរគ្នា
ឯង ជំនួសអ្នកដទៃដែរ ។ ជាពិសេស យួន
ដែលជាជនជាតិមួយចាំតែលេបត្របាក់ទឹកដីខ្មែរ
ជារៀងរហូតមក ៕ មិនត្រូវកាន់ជើង គាំទ្រស
ត្រូវហើយ មកប្រទូសសារាយជាមួយគ្នាឯងបែប
ហ្នឹងវាមិនសមជាកូនខ្មែរឡើយ ។

រស់នៅក្នុងសង្គមក្តី ក្នុង គ្រួសារក្តី ពេលណាក៍
ដោយ ត្រូវតែឈរខាងគ្នាឯងជានិច្ចនៅពេល
មានបច្ចារមិត្តពីខាងក្រៅ ។ ទោះជាគ្នាឯង
នោះធ្លាបប់មានទំនាស់ជាមួយគ្នាប៉ុណ្ណាក៍ដោយ
ត្រូវទុកទៅម្ខាងសិន កុំបង្ហាញទំនាស់នោះឲអ្នក
ក្រៅ ឬ សត្រូវឃើញ ។ វាងាយនឹងធ្វើឲអ្នក
ក្រៅ ឬ សត្រូវវារកឃើញចំណុចខ្សោយ ក្នុងការ
បំបែកបំបាក់ផ្ទសក្នុងរបស់យើង ។ ចាំកំចាត់
អ្នកក្រៅ ឬ សត្រូវរួចចាំដោះស្រាយផ្ទៃក្នុងជា
ក្រោយ នោះទើបអាចធ្វើឲគ្រួសារ សង្គម ឬ ប្រទេសជាតិមានសេចក្តីសុខបាន ។




Anonymous said...

The word YUOn,all Khmer people used thousand years ago and the both nation accepted this word too.why OU VIRAK said who used this word is racism?. OU VIRAK want to blame Khmer ancestor? Khmer country almost lost by the hand of Hun Sen.All Khmer people busy to sacrifice to save Khmer country from invaders. Some Khmer people lost the land by invader,the workers get low salary ,they are poor,now they still fighting to find the justice,freedom to protect Khmer country ,why Ou VIRA blame Khmer people? Where are you now ? You still living in Khmer country,eating the food of Khmer country or you living at Hanoi? You should hang on Khmer people or hang on Hanoi invader? OU VIRAK should turn your tongue and your brain thousand time before you open you mouth.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr ou virakk
I will call to you to talk about words YOURNS soon.
-I want to know before you come to usa what grade of you in khmer language? How many years you study?
-your parents still ALIVE or not?...!!!
-can you Correct KING SIHANOUK too?

FROM ME SAVUTH
your PHONE 01185512404051?
0118556727025?
see you soon or this week end.

Anonymous said...

Come on, Khmer dogs, stop biting each other. We, yuons, know that you can not resist white pussies for Khmer pussies are too dark and stinky. Look at my wife, Bun Rany, she is yuon (so am I) and as white as a ghost but I prefer her over Khmer because at least I can see her when the light is off and she's pretty good at sucking. I am happy and want to rule Cambodia until I am 99 years old - that is if I can live that long. In the meantime, keep barking and biting each other, I like it because it takes away the attention of the selection fraud which I've committed. I enjoy seeing my enemies fighting each other. Keep up the good work. One more thing, Sam Rainsy is my lover. He's pretending to fight for Cambodia because he wants to hide his true ambition. I like this guy and he's a bit white too and very good at sucking. Bye for now - au revoir mon amis.

Sincerely,
Hun San (the one and only dictator who can do whatever he wants and nobody can doing anytjing about it)

Anonymous said...

Ah Ou YOURN Vireak just wants to get credit from YOURN and CPP Crooks as their big DOG like Phey C Phom, CHIEN Vun, CHHEAM KOP Yap!

Anonymous said...

First of all AH Ou Virak talked as he is a linguistic expert! But AH Ou Virak is not a linguistic expert and he has no background in linguistics and what give him the right to judge what Khmer people including Khmer King can use or can not use Khmer language such as the word "YOUN" which Khmer and YOUN people have accepted the word "YOUN" as the correct terminology for thousand of years! If it is not correct terminology how the fuck Khmer and YOUN people can communicate with each other?

Here come along AH OU Virak dare to judge how Khmer people including Khmer politicians as begin a racist and dehumanized "YOUN" people? What give AH Ou Virak the right to be judge and jury on Khmer language! AH Ou Virak needs to define his role as a Human Right advocate not as linguistics advocate. Because at the moment there are so many human right violations in Cambodia and AH Ou Virak needs to come out to speak for the poor innocent Khmer people who have no voice! If only AH Ou Virak goes to live in Vietnam and being Khmer and he will know first hand of how the Vietnamese conduct their racist policy toward Khmer.

This is sad day for all Khmer people!

Anonymous said...

គួរអោយខ្មាស់គេណាស់that cchr employ such guy,ou virak, who don't have khmer educational knowlelge! how long he is working for cchr? who is the board diretors to employ no brain man!

Anonymous said...

According to AH Ou Virak...If I am a Khmer politician and now I can't even order my favorite soup (samlor ma jou youn) for being politically correct!

Fuck AH Ou Virak for saying that any Khmer politician use the word "YOUN" as a racist toward the Vietnamese! In Cambodian there are too many educated fool and Cambodian people don't need enemy because these educated fools are working for the enemies without knowing it!

Anonymous said...

If Ou Virak defend all human right, why I never heard he defend khmer krom. Youn can abuse khmer krom what ever they want.khmer krom are suffering every day. Why Ou Virak defend only youn.

Anonymous said...

Uncivilized nation like Cambodia will always lost their land and sea to the other nation. Becuase Cambodia are to bussy fighting wach other for power, they forget to educate their people the right way, all they do is advocated hatred, and divided them. Cambodia is dirt poor while their the country around it are getting richer and powerful every day. Before you talk about getting your land and sea back, make your nation powerful and educate your people how to be united or else don't ever dream about get you land back.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, this man Ou Virek looks so evil, let alone his evil inner self. This is what happens when you are schooled by the YOUNS.

Anonymous said...

Hello 7:24 AM. Why is he defending YOUNS and not Khmers? Because he is YOUN! Khmer defending Khmer is Khmer. Khmer defending YOUN is YOUN.

Anonymous said...

Let us be clear once and for all. So Ou Virak wants to defend the human rights of the Vietnamese. That is fine by the Cambodians. In fact that is what the Cambodians want also. There are millions of Cambodians who are being suppressed and discriminated against in Vietnam itself. Just say so in your request then. However, when you, Ou Virak start saying that the Khmer can't use their natural native word of "Youn" when referring to the Vietnamese, then that is what we are against. What does Ou Virak thinks when he demands the Khmer not to use their own native word to refer to the Vietnamese? One is about forbidding the Khmer to use their own native word of Youn, and another is about protecting the human rights of the Youn. Those are two separate issues, Ou Virak. The Youn in Cambodia are the most free settlers and immigrants since the colonial days, Ou Virak. The Khmer have always been the underdogs from the French rule until now. For one hundred years, the Youn thrived over the Cambodians during the colonial era. During the Independence era, the Youn also thrived. During the Hun Sen era, the Youn really thrive and prosper. The Khmer are always the underdogs. Protect the Khmer rather than the Youns. Come to the United States. Wherever there are workplaces consisting of Youns and Cambodian workers, the Youns will always get all the high positions and all overtime work opportunities. Ou Virak needs to do a research on that aspect of the relationship between the Youns and the Khmer. The Khmer will always continue to call the Vietnamese as Youn as long as they live and if Ou Virak want to protect the human rights of the Youns, then go ahead, that is your issue to deal with. As far as every Cambodian is concerned, the Vietnamese are more prosperous than any of the ragtag Cambodian anywhere in Cambodia. The Youn will always be happy to do away with any Khmer representation in any associations with them. Ou Virak is never a Cambodian human rights defender, but a YOUN human rights defender instead. The Youn are very capable of speaking for themselves and they will never ever need a lowbrow as Ou Virak to talk on their behalf. Look at the United States. The Youn established their ethnic towns long way before the Cambodians, and they even put down the Cambodians shopping in their town as well. Do an experiment, if you dare, Ou Virak. Speak Khmer and English and take a ring to the Vietnamese jewler and ask for a price. You will get the cheap lowest price unimaginable. Speak Vietnamese and English, and you will get a much higher price for the same ring. If Ou Virak wants to step on the Khmer people, then go ahead, but the Khmer people will never allow you to do whatever you want to do.

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak eats too much of Vietnamese Sushi (p*shy), and feels oblige to protect the ladies from Svay Pak otherwise there will be no Sushi for him to eats---Ah Kapeur---the Croc. If he is a better Cambodian-America, then we could find a job in the US rather than get the job from the local national.

Ouk Virak is another kind of Cambodia.

V/r
KB

Anonymous said...

Ah preth Ou Virak, you was born 200 years after the word "YOUN" created. You are dump stupid boy. Your PhD is WC paper only.

Anonymous said...

Ah Ou Virak ban ter 3 Pou thout reap mouy, ah chker bath psar. All Khmer must take him down from this post 100%. Ah Ou Virak chea Youn or Youn agents.

Anonymous said...

ខ្មែរពូកែនិងរីកចំណេះដឹងខាងជេរ បណ្តាសារជាងចំណេះដឹងផ្សេងទៀត តែនៅក្នុងចំណោមនឹងក៏មាន
អាអូ វិរះ អាជាម យ៉ាប់ នឹង ពពួកអាប័ក្សប្រជាជនមួយចំនូនទៀតដែរ ពូកែ និងរីកចំណោះខាងនិយាយ
កុហក់ បំបិតការពិត ផ្សាយភាពកុហក់ដូចជា អាជុំ អកុសល អាង្វៀង វុន,អាសត្យា រួមរក្ស,អាផៃ ស៊ីផោម,
អាសោម ពីផល,អាឈឹម ផលវរួយ នឹង អាអេង ឫទ្ធីជាដើម សុទ្ឋតែពពួកអាមាត់ស្អុយ៕៕

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak is an example of opportunistic and betray his Khmer nation with all cost to serve Youn slave CPP Hun Sen.

Anonymous said...

Soursdey 9:11 AM. You have said it well. Thank you! Mean prosas barn trem trov la'or nas. Ou Virek chea khyom bomrer YOUNS. Reoung ey barn vea min khlarch niyeay oy khmae bek bak samaky khnea? som or kun del barn pdol yobol dol la'or.

Anonymous said...

I wonder does Ou Virak goes to Vietnam and see if our fellow Khmer Krom people currently in south Vietname able to make any comments or express about their basic human rights?

I use the word Youn for all my life and in my daily conversation in my family only when i got older that i learnt Youn=Vietnam like Khmer=Cambodian, like Siam=Thai, Yank=Americian, Aussies=Australian, so what is wrong with that?? who the heap made this guy in charge of CCHR it seem it is at a complete lost of what his role and resposibilities should be?
Shouldn't he focus more on getting the CPP to find the prepentrations of all past murder that gone cold and not one have been properly investigate and brought to the court for prosecution?
Should he Virak make the case to the CPP about the problems if land evictions? and should he talk to the CPP about the im-balance of media access and the delivery of news in Cambodia is bais and ion favour of the CPP. Should he advocate the what the CPP should be doing to address electoral votes rigging, cheating, stealing and so on.... a complete waste of time to have him in this role...

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak euy chos chenh tov, Ou virak euy chos chenh tov!

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak must be resigned from his current position because he abuse Khmer Nation and 14 millions of Khmer People.

Ou Virak kiss ass Hun Sen to get an opportunity to be rich but your action betrayal Khmer Nation and Khmer people.

People like Ou Virak who make million Khmer people suffer under his manipulation. Can Ou Virak protect and find justice for Khmer people that had been killed by Youn at Khmer Krom? If he can't because his master mind is only serving Uncle Ho.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, lok ta niss look like yuon...Lol.

Anonymous said...

Yourn is not a pejorative or racist term. What gives the word its negative connotation is not a Khmer’s use of it but what the Yourn themselves have come to represent. It is the negative things the Yourn have done that that has changed what people think when they hear this word. If Mr Virak does not want “Yourn” to be used as a pejorative, then is it up to the Yourn to stop being pejorative. Long Live Khmer! Give Cambodia back to the Cambodians!

Anonymous said...

I think some one need to write to his boss explain What Mr Ou did to make a lot of Cambodian people angry .I think he get pay to help Cambodian live in side the country not make them angry like this. about time to kick him out of his office.

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry @6:24 comment,you are absolutely wrong ,Ou Vireak has sold his head to CPP youn already ,for some reasons lately on his statement are naive and bias. The youn try to to slandering khmers to make us look bad in the world visions and after make khmers look like barbarians and they wrap up Cambodia with the support arround the world and that is the problem like a khmer like a OUVIREAK does. If I haven't forget it, in 30 years ago Cambodians people can't even called or say SOMLAW MAJUE YOUN remember that?
This is very wrong on the khmer betrayal like Ou Vireak making khmers people look bad in the youn tactic to destroy it own khmer race.
Ou Vireak must be step out of that job, you Ou Vireak not fit with that kind .

Anonymous said...

A guy like Ou Virak who cant read and write Khmer properly telling Khmer people not to use the word youn because it discriminate against Vietnamise ? Who the hell is he trying to be ? I think he needs to ask the late King Sihanuk what Youn is because the King always used the word youn , not Vietnam .
Khmer Ga

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak - well done for having the guts to speak out your democratic vision of equality for all minorities in Cambodia regardless of their races. You are doing the right thing by advocating the Mandela model of racial reconciliation and harmony, rather than Hitler's advocacy of racist violence and paranoia that the few psychos on this blog are advocating. You have my support and admiration.

Anonymous said...

if Khmers on this blog care to drive into Kampuchea Krom beyond Bavet and Phnom Den frontier posts they will find a lot of Khmer villagers living at peace with their vietnamese government. That's the honest truth. Don't take my word for it - just go and drive around those villages. Of the 4 odd million Khmers Krom, may be a few have been discriminated against and have been vocal protesters, and i don't deny that they have genuine grievances. But, surely if 99% of the entire 4-million Khmer Kroms have been enduring slave-like oppression and barbaric conditions as the PSYCHOs on this blog seem to blindly believe, you would think there are right now hundreds of thousands of refugees living in camps along the Khmer-Viet borders, as during the 1979 refugee crisis at the Khmer-Thai frontiers. Wouldn't you think so? Instead these PSYCHOs are sowing the seeds of future pogroms. If i don't speak up now, i will be as guilty as you PSYCHOs are, should those dreadful days arrive again in our beloved Cambodia as they did in the past.

Anonymous said...

Part 1
To the Confused, Khmer-language-incompetent, Ou Virak-led CCHR,

I am going to have a field day with this one. Let me start from square one. Ou Virak wrote, “…[O]n December 12, 2013, during the rally, Sam Rainsy discussed Vietnamese immigration to Cambodia, referring to the Vietnamese as "yuon," a term often considered pejorative. (…) Such language is both derogatory and discriminatory, against women and people of vietnamese origin.”

Now, Ou Virak’s CCHR clarifies as follows: “The speech stated that the Vietnamese are taking Khmer jobs and land. This is not the first time that derogatory comments about Vietnamese people have been made in Cambodia for political gain. The historical conflict between Cambodia and Vietnam has long been harnessed to win popularity amongst the Khmer electorate. Whether or not the term“yuon” is derogatory in itself is secondary in light of the main issue at stake – the fact that political leaders publically [sic] single out and criticize Vietnamese people.


Futhermore, Ou Virak, in his own words, stated as follows: “ Blaming Vietnamese people and Vietnam for the many problems facing Cambodia today is both dangerous and a waste of time. …All political parties and public figure have a responsibility to combat discrimination, rather than adding fuel to the fire.”

My comments: First, Ou Virak started out saying that the Khmer can’t call the “yuon” as “yuon” when speaking in Khmer because it is “derogatory and discriminatory” against “WOMEN and PEOPLE of Vietnamese origin.” What about the Khmer Krom or the Cham in Vietnam? Aren’t they labeled as “Vietnamese” also too? There are at least 54 ethnic minority groups that are labeled as simply “Vietnamese”. The majority of the dominant group in Vietnam calls identifies themselves as “Kinh”, not Vietnamese. Vietnamese is a term designating nationality. Just as Phay Siphan claims to be an “American”, it does not mean that he is white, or latino, or black, or pacific islander, or native at all. So, Ou Virak, what type of Vietnamese are you referring to in your comments? In addition, Ou Virak talked about “Cambodians of Vietnamese origin”? What does that term mean in the Khmer language? How does the term be translated into the Khmer language? Have you ever considered that aspect at all, Ou Virak? While you, Ou Virak enjoys confusing the readers, there is never a distinction between what is a Khmer or what is a Cambodian in the Khmer language. The word Cambodian is simply translated into the Khmer language as simply (again) “Khmer”. The term Cambodian cannot be equated to be like the term American. No! The English settlers in the 13th original colonies were happy to change their identities to be Americans, but the term Cambodian is still a foreign-created term that has no meaning in the Khmer language except to be translated as Khmer in order to have that approximate meaning. That is all. So technically, perhaps there are no such people as you claim to be Khmer of Vietnamese origin at all. As far as I know, a Vietnamese person can never be a Khmer citizen. This practice was started by the French. Now in Vietnam it is a different story because they forced the Khmer to assimilate into their culture and wear the label “Vietnamese of Khmer origin” instead. So that is point one that you get confused on. It is perfectly acceptable for the Khmer to be referring to the yuon as yuon. There is nothing wrong with that since it has been like that for at least a thousand years already.

Anonymous said...

Part 2
Then, in your clarification position, you, Ou Virak claim that you only talk about the criticism of the yuon instead. What is it, Ou Virak? Stop changing your mind already! So now it is all right for the Khmer to call the youn as youn, but they can never criticize them? Based on the existing facts, the youn need to be criticized because they are the various causes that need to be dealt with. The yuon have produced far reaching destructive consequences experienced in the society by ordinary Cambodians. If the yuon continue to step on the Khmer toes, of course the Khmer will speak up. Even in the Bible, it says, “if you keep quiet, the stone will cry out.” It is that unbearable pain for the Khmer, that they stand up to and speak up against the youn. By the way, this is not about the “youn” in Cambodia, but the youn in Vietnam and their government. Let me illustrate for you once again. When the country of Japan attacked America, the Japanese Americans enlisted in the army to fight Japan and the enemies of America because they considered America their homeland and themselves as simply “Americans”. Japanese-Amerians store owners proclaimed proudly on banners that read, “I AM AN AMERICAN”. What about your so-called “Cambodians of Vietnamese origin”? What have they done for Cambodia or the Cambodians? Have they ever made Cambodia a better place to live at all? If those “Cambodians of Vietnamese origin” consider Cambodia as their homeland, then they should be united with other Khmer people to say “NO” to the Vietnamese illegal immigrants and Vietnam’s destructive investments in Cambodia. Haven’t you read articles about the products produced by Vietnam’s companies through land-grabbing in Cambodia? Even in the United States, when the Americans were voicing their concerns about the illegal Mexican immigrants flooding the United States, there were some Mexican-looking people going out to oppose the views of the Americans. The Americans confronted them and asked them where were they from originally. Those Mexican-looking people said that they were born in America. Then the Americans asked them to join them to oppose the illegal Mexican immigrants. So again, the yuon who are making a home in Cambodia should join the Khmer people in opposing the illegal yuon and the Vietnamese government’s schemes on Cambodia.

Lastly, Ou Virak, you said that Blaming Vietnamese people and Vietnam is dangerous, and a public figure needs to stop adding fuel to the fire. The fact that you are using the words “dangerous and fire” when referring to the Vietnamese clearly shows the entire world of the Cambodian concerns that the yuons are really fire and dangerous.

If Ou Virak is gone, he is just one person. However, if Cambodia is gone and Khmer Race is gone, now that is going a problem.

Formely admirer of Ou Virak

Anonymous said...

2:10
Amazing your articles
KIMedia shall post em up ,if I am one of their team,I would do it serious

Anonymous said...

It is sad to see all the abusive reactions to Ou Vireak ‘s open letter on the word yuon. Khmer are too busy fighting each other and are quick to lose sight of the real problem. No wonder if we are loosing land to youn and siam. Maybe we should only blame ourselves for that and not the youn, siam and Ou Vireak who people are quick to call traitor. Some even blame the Khmer Rouge tragedy as a youn plot. I am using the word Yuon here because I am not a politician and I agree with Ou Vireak who said that it depend on which context this word (like many other words) is used. Yes sometime it is derogatory although if this word exist for 1000 years and is commonly used in Khmer language. A politician with a statute of Sam Rainsy and Khem Sokha should be extra careful in choosing words because it is their responsibility to educate the population. If the word Yuon has become pejorative in certain context why don’t avoid it not to put oil on fire. This is regardless on how much problems we may have with Yourn. Ou Vireak is not (and cannot) forbidding using this word but warn about politician using it in a context that could promote racial hate. If words ‘Barang”, “Chen”, Cham have not become over the years connoted with racial pejorative it is not a problem. The English word niger (negre en francais) also existed for century and were normal to use and even now depending on the context but try to have a politician in France or USA using it in public speeches?! Same with the pakis which is commonly used in Britain but would immediately become a derogatory/pejorative if used by public figures who must have highest standards.

Anonymous said...

On a perdu le Kampuchea Krom et Koh Tral parcequ'on se l'est fait prendre! donc c'est nous les coupables qui ne pensent qu'a s'injurier les uns les autres entre Khmers et donner la faute aux autres. Au lieu d'accuser Ou Vireak d'etre parce qu'il a oser dire que le mot "Yuourn" DANS LE CONTEXT ou il a ete utiliser par Mr Sam Rainsy a une connotation raciste, ne devrait on pas nous perfectionner et etre ouvert au critiques qui pourait nous etre benefiques? Voudrait on que nos future dirigeants deviennent aussi autocrates que Hun Sen qui lui s'abaisse a injurier tout le monde? ne devront nous pas etre meilleur. Ce n'est pas en devenant racist et vulgaire qu'on reprendra le Kampuchea Krom et reglerons le problems de l'immigration abusive et illegale des vietnamiens. Au contraire nous avons besoin de l'appuis de la communautee international et de notre peuple instruit et intelligent. Pas de place pour les discours racistes! On peut employer le mot yourn comme on veut mais un dirigeant doit montrer l'example comme Nelson Mandela et Madame Suu Kyi....

Anonymous said...

yea...all that money supported this party. This fool open his mouth and pick the wrong subject or word

Anonymous said...

អូវីរះis the american monkey who wear cchr crown. វា ជាអន្ខរជន. វាមិនចេះអានរឺសរសេរអក្សរខ្មែរទេ។he have been working too long in cambodia ,cchr, វាមិនដែលសួរប្រជាជនខ្មែរ (what is យួន តើមានន័យដូចម្តេច)he just seat and cash the money.
ថ្ងៃមួយ អាស្វានេះប្រាប់ខ្ញំុថា វាបើកវចនានុក្រម សម្ដេចព្រះសង្ឃរាជ ជួន ណាត (វា,virak,ថា យួន ខ្មែរ មានន័យ អាឆ្កែ អាស្វា អា នរក អាប្រេត ។វា បន្ថែមទៀតថា អោយតែពាក្យ អាក្រក់ គឺមានន័យថាយួន។ វា ថា ខ្មែរពូកែរកពាក្យអាក្រក់(យួន)ដាក់អោយជនជាតិវៀតណាមណាស់វើយ!ខ្មែរ ពិតជាពូជរើសជាតិសាសន៍មែនវើយ។ i reply ថា អុញ! ឯង ពិតជាវរះសា្វមែនវី!he add he check english dictionary (yuornmese=វាបកប្រែថាយួនអត់ដុះមមីស វា ស្រែកទៀតថា ខ្មែរ ពូកែប្រមាថជនជាតិវៀតណាមថាចង្រៃ ណាស់អត់ដុៈមមិស ។ i said អុញ មែនទែនហើយ!
i predict that monkey will write another open letter if any party to speak about ចោរលួចជាតិ បំផ្លិចបំផ្លាញជាតិ. he will ask to សំុទោសពួកចោរ ព្រោះរើសអើងចោរ។

Anonymous said...

Ah Runteas Banh OU VIREAK,

Listen to that man's comment. He said 100% right.

You must make a public apology to Khmer people.

I will throw shit at your face if you failed to make such apology.

93 years old woman

Anonymous said...

Ou Virak should be eliminated from Cambodian society. He is just a parasite weed. Pull him out and cut his root off. Ah Ou Virak now works his way out to be the CPP's mouth piece. He deserves to be pulled out, do not let his root get deep down that would cause more troubles in the future. Remember all Chkers with the featured faces like ah ou virak would never shy away from the public. He always there to chew thrown away bones and lick the crumbs.

Anonymous said...

អ៊ូវីរះ ត្រូវតែមកសុំទោសប្រជាជនខ្មែរជាសាធារណះ.
គួឲ្យស្ដាយណាស់ដោយខ្លួនជាខ្មែរតែមិនបំរើខ្មែរ។