H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Botswana to the United Nations
154 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
(Representing over 10 million Khmer Krom Peoples,
21 provinces, and dependencies)
P.O. Box 17133, St. Paul, MN 55117
Tel/ Fax: (651) 528-8289. Cell: (651) 734-3253
E-mail: [email protected]
28 December 2010
Dear Your Highest Excellency Permanent Representative:
I have the great honor to respectfully submit to Your Highest sanction and generous support a Proposal, informal response to the wise instructions and recommendations of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, following my request letter dated 12 March 2010 demanding the inclusion of the Kampuchea Krom Non-Self-Governing Territory and Peoples in his list of priorities as Secretary-General in order to decolonize it and place it under the United Nations’ control for the establishment of a UN-brokered ‘Referendum’ or a UN-sponsored ‘Popular Consultation’ allowing the non-self-governing Khmer Krom peoples to freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development in accordance with all the existing international laws still in full force on the situation.
As you were being aware of the plight of our innocent long lasting suffering, oppressed, persecuted, tortured, suppressed and voiceless Khmer Krom peoples through my previous correspondence dated respectively Wednesday, March 14, 2007, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, December 27, 2008, and September 06, 2009, their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms have been persistently violated by the State of Vietnam in its premeditated, systematic and coordinated plan to wipe out the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples from the world’s map as explicitly described by the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples themselves in Ms. Rebecca Summer’s Documentary Films, “ELIMINATED WITHOUT BLEEDING.” which was screened outside the UN compound in May 2007 during the UNPFII session because of Vietnam Permanent Mission Representative’s opposition not to screen in UN premises as previously scheduled on side events.
The present Decolonization-Proposal was prepared by myself, Chan Chhan Keo, Vice President of the Association of Khmer Kampuchea Krom of Minnesota, Inc., and adviser to Mr. To Kim Thong, Chairman of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation(KKF), which is a current active member of the Un-Represented Nations and Peoples Organization(UNPO). The Proposal was written based on factual and historical background of the Territory, and the ongoing and the ever non-stop human rights violations committed by the successive governments of Vietnam, both the North and the South against the Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners of the lands since the illegal cession of the territory by French law no. 49-733 of 04 June 1949 without the plebiscite of the Khmer king, His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk at that time and without the mutual agreement and or acceptance of the Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners.
The present Proposal contains lots and lots of all the burden physical and circumstantial evidence of the horrible crimes systematically and coordinately committed by Vietnam from one government to the next without fearing the international laws and without respecting and engaging on the United Nations Rule of Law at both the national and international levels even though Vietnam is a current full-fledged Member State of the United Nations since 20 September 1977.
We welcome the opportunity to generously inscribe the enclosed Proposal on the United Nations’ agenda to be voted by the United Nations’ Membership in order to decolonize the Kampuchea Krom Territory and place it under the United Nations’ control and the United Nations’ Transitional Government for the preparation and or the establishment of a United Nations-brokered ‘Referendum’ or for a UN- sponsored ‘Popular Consultation’ allowing the Non-Self-Governing Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples to freely exercise their right to self-determination in order to freely determine their political status and to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development in accordance with the international laws, especially in conformity with the UN resolution 1541(XV) of 15 December 1960 regarding the option for the right to self-determination, the 2001-2010 Second International Decade and its Plan of Action for the total Eradication of Colonialism in the 21st century and in conformity with the 13 September 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples(Article 3)
Dear Your Highly Respected Excellency UN Permanent Missions,
The Non-Self-Governing Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples greatly hope that their Kampuchea Krom Non-Self-Governing Territories’ survival, rebirth and or resurrection as again full sovereign peoples and a fully sovereign nation must totally rely on your high understanding, comprehension, mercy, great compassion, loving-kindness, and wisdom. Without your compassionate and loving-kindly assistance and help, our Kampuchea Krom Non-Self-Governing Territories and Peoples won’t never ever be freed from the current colonial Power of the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) in accordance with all the existing international laws on the situation before the end of the 2001-2010 Second International Decade and its Plan of Action for the total Eradication of Colonialism in the 21st century.
On behalf of our long lasting suffering, oppressed, persecuted, tortured, suppressed and voiceless non-self-governing Khmer Krom peoples inside our ancestral Homeland Kampuchea Krom, We would like the opportunity to respectfully pay our courtesy visit to Your Highest Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative in New York City on a given date and time compassionately and loving-kindly granted us by Your Highest Excellency to provide you with more information and factual and historical evidence of the ever non-stop human rights violations perpetrated by Vietnam against our Khmer Krom Peoples for generations and generations if Your Highest Excellency Ambassador compassionately and loving-kindly grants us permission to do so.
Anxiously awaiting for your prompt reply, would you please Your Highest Excellency Ambassador Permanent Mission to the United Nations accept from the bottom of our hearts our deepest respect and gratitude.
Very Respectfully Submitted,
Chan Chhan Keo, Chairman
Kampuchea Krom Territory
Decolonization Task Force