Letter to Highest Excellency Sofia Borges

H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations

350 East 35th Street

New York, NY 10016

Kampuchea Krom Territory

National Leadership

Decolonization Task Force

(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: chanckeo@comcast.net

November 10, 2010

Dear Your Highest Excellency Sofia Borges, Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations:

Following up to the letter dated 18 October 2010 respectfully urging Your Highest Excellency to loving-kindly support our Kampuchea Krom Territory Decolonization-Proposal by assisting and helping our long lasting suffering Khmer Krom peoples to inscribe our DecolonizationProposal on the United Nations’ agenda to be voted by the United Nations’ Membership in order to decolonize our Khmer Krom peoples’ ancestral Homeland in accordance with the international laws and in positive correlation with the highest aspirations of the world’s leaders especially with those of the Top Leaders of the United Nations, H. E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General and H. E. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General to totally eradicate colonialism in the 21st century, I have the great honor and opportunity to receive your official confirmation letter regarding the above-mentioned demand at your earliest convenience.

The present DecolonizationProposal was duly written by Chan Chhan Keo, a 1965 graduate of the Royal School of Administration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and a 1994 graduate of the Metropolitan State University of St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. and a current Chairman of the Kampuchea KromTerritory National Leadership

Decolonization Task Force based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. whose ultimate goal and objectives are to utilize all existing international laws to their fullest extent to achieve full sovereignty and full independence of our non-self-governing Kampuchea Krom Territory and dependencies and our non-self-governing Kampuchea Krom peoples whose long-lasting abyss of cruel suffering have been inflicted upon them for generations and generations by the successive governments of Vietnam, both the North and the South.

Since the illegal cession of the Territory by the French government of President Vincent Auriol on 4 June 1949 by French law no. 49733 of 4 June 1949 in complicity with emperor Bao-Dai of Vietnam without the plebiscite of the Khmer King, His Majesty Norodom Sihanouk and without the mutual agreement or consent of the Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners of the lands, the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples from one generation to the next have been terribly living under the harsh control of the State of Vietnam with their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms persistently violated by the State of Vietnam in all levels of its governments – villages, communes, districts, provinces and central government – without

fearing the international laws especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Human Rights Law and the Charter of the United Nations of which Vietnam is a full-fledged Member State since 20 September 1977.

The whole contents of the Proposal reveal from one Vietnamese government to the next different types of horrible crimes committed against our innocent indigenous Khmer Krom peoples by all levels of the Vietnamese government.  These horrible crimes were systematically and coordinately committed by the government of Vietnam to wipe out the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples from the world’s map.

As instructed by the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) that any proposal to be considered by the Members of the United Nations must first be presented by an official representative (Ambassador) of a Member State, duly inscribed on the Organization’s agenda and voted by the Membership.

Your Highest Excellency Permanent Representative,

Our Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples’ long lasting abyss of cruel sufferings imposed inhumanely by the successive governments of Vietnam and their ancestral Homeland, Kampuchea Krom whose destiny of becoming again sovereign peoples and sovereign nation will greatly depend on your understanding, generosity, and great compassion to inscribe the present Proposal on the United Nations’ agenda to be

voted by the Membership in order to decolonize the Kampuchea Krom Territory and to place it under the United Nations Transitional government in order to establish a UNsponsored ‘Referendum’ or a UN-sponsored ‘Popular Consultation’ as the United Nations did for East Timor from 1999 till East Timor achieved complete independence on 20 May 2002.

Khmer Krom peoples are strongly determined to follow the heroic examples, great will and highest aspirations of the East Timorese resistance leaders who had categorically rejected the special autonomy proposed by His Excellency B.J. Habibie, President of Indonesia to integrate East Timor into Indonesia.  Khmer Krom peoples are also strongly determined to vote for independence of their Homeland in the same way as their brave, distinguished and dignified Timorese people did for their country and people in the past v.

We, Khmer Krom peoples welcome the opportunity to receive your official confirmation letter of support for inscribing our Decolonization-Proposal on the Organization’s agenda and to pay our courtesy visit to Your Highest Excellency in New York City in the nearest future if Your Highest Excellency grants us compassionate permission to do so.

Anxiously waiting for your prompt reply, would you please Your Highest Excellency Permanent Representative accept from the bottom of our hearts our deepest respect and gratitude.

Very Respectfully Submitted,


Chan Chhan Keo, Chairman

Kampuchea Krom Territory National Leadership

Decolonization Task Force


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