To: H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Decolonization of Kampuchea Krom territory
To H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Regarding the decolonization of Kampuchea Krom territory, the Homeland and Motherland of the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners of the land in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XIII, in order to create a free and fair political environment allowing the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples to exercise their right to self-determination and independence pursuant to the international law.
Recalling the French Republic’s Law No. 49-733 of 04 June 1949 transferring Kampuchea Krom territory or Cochin China to Vietnam in gross violation of the Charter of the United Nations, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XIII, of which France has been Member State since 24 October 1945,
Recalling the United Nations General Assembly Declaration 1514(XV) of 14 December 1960 regarding the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples,
Recalling the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1541(XV) of 15 December 1960 regarding the options for the forms or models of self-determination such as Free association with an independent State, Integration with an independent State, and Independence,
Recalling the United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the 2001-2010 Second International Decade and its Plan of Action for the Eradication of Colonialism in the twenty-first century,
Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, calling upon all United Nations Member Countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and to “cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools, and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories”, and to promote respect for these rights and freedoms, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among peoples of the United Nations Member States and among peoples of territories under their jurisdiction,
Considering that the recognition of the inherent dignity and the inalienable rights of all members of the human family to which the Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples of the Mekong Delta Region (southern Vietnam) belong is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Considering that these inherent dignity, basic human rights, fundamental freedoms, and inalienable rights to which all Indigenous Khmer Krom Peoples are entitled, by virtue of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948, have been persistently violated by the government of Vietnam,
Recalling H.E. Mr. Kong Korm, President of the 7th Commission of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s letter dated 26 October 2007 to H.E. Mr. Christian PONCELET, President of the Senate of the French Republic, whose copy was sent to the United Nations, asking the French Senate, French National Assembly and French government to revise and resolve the problem of Kampuchea Krom territory,
Recalling King Norodom Sihanouk’s public message of 8 June 2003 in strong support of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community’s resolution, reiterring the Parliament and French government to repeal French law no. 49-733 of 04 June 1949 illegally transferring her colony of Cochin China to emperor Bao-Dai of the associated State of Vietnam without consultation with and consent of the Khmer King and Khmer Krom peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners of Cochin China or Kampuchea Krom territory,
Expressing high appreciation and profound respect and deepest gratitude for H.E. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations whose excellent remarks, “Pragmatic Steps Needed to Close Colonial Chapter in Human Affairs” at the 22 February 2007 opening session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization in New York City, requesting the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, all UN bodies, all administering Powers and all international organizations and institutions to cooperate with each other to “bring about a speedy, successful and sustainable solution for the total eradication of colonialism.”,
Expressing great appreciation and deepest respect and gratitude for H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General citing “Unfinished Business” and calling for renewed commitment to eradicate colonialism at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization on 27 February 2009 in New York City stating that “under the Charter, the administering Powers have a special obligation to bring the territories under their administration to an appropriate level of self-government”, hoping the administering Powers will work together with the Special Committee and the peoples in the territories to find the appropriate format and timing for the completion of decolonization in each territory.”,
Considering H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General’s significant remarks...
Why is this important?
Decolonization of Kampuchea Krom territory, the Homeland of the indigenous Khmer Krom peoples, the rightful and legitimate owners of the land in accordance with the international law.