Born in Kampuchea Krom, 05 February 1931 – 01 August 2005
Human Rights and Democratic activist
Honorary President of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights and Development Association,
2nd Deputy Executive Director of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, 2003
Advisor of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Coordinating Committee, 2003
Council Vice President of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights and Development Association, 1995-1998
Advisor of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Relief Association, 1994
Founder of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Human Rights and Development Association, 1994
Flees Kampuchea Krom (South Vietnam) after prison release and leaving behind family to resettle in Phnom Penh until his death, 1993
Life in the Vietnamese communist and Republic of Vietnam prisons
23 May 1983 to 27 July 1988 Preah Trapeang provincial prison
1975 to 1978 Ben Gia prison, Preah Trapeang province, Kampuchea Krom
After release, Mr. Lam Soung works closely with the Khmer heroic Buddhist monk, Ven. Ghanda Dhammo Kim Toc Chon, president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom United Buddhist Monks Association.
In 1969 Mr. Lam Soung marries Miss Tran Thi Keo, who is also from the same hometown.
1969 Ven. Lam Soung leaves monkhood.
1968 Free Vietnam (Republic of South Vietnam) imprisons Ven. Lam Soung, who is vice president in charge of Pali language of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Movement.
1961 Ven. Lam Soung returns to his temple, Thkov Buddhist Temple, and opens Buddhist primary school, where he also teaches.
In 1956 holds position of Secretary at the Buddhist Institute in Khleang provincial capital, the institute’s president is The Most Venerable Nanna Kosal Chheun [Chhin?] and Mr. Lam Em is responsible for general oversee.
The main Buddhist Institute is in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia.
1950 at age 19, Mr. Lam Soung ordains as a Bikkhu [Buddhist Monk] in Thkov Buddhist Temple, in Thkov district, Preah Trapeang, Kampuchea Krom, his birth place. The young Bikkhu receives permission from temple’s abbot to study Buddhism in Phnom Penh in the same year.
The late Mr. Lam Soung borns in the eras of French colonialists colonize Cambodia and Kampuchea Krom by renaming the latter to French Cochinchina. He lives through many colonial and imperial regimes.
He did not live to see the yet free Kampuchea Krom.
Photo of Elder Lam Soung taken on June 4, 2007 by KKC staff during the 58th Anniversary of National Mourning Service Honoring Heroic Buddhist Monks, Kings, Heroes, and Patriotic Compatriots and A Renewed Remembrance of Kampuchea Krom Loss when colonial France gives Khmer land to colonial Vietnam, June 4, 1949 – June 4, 2007.
Possession of pictures such as heroes, heroic Buddhist monks or other important figures in Kampuchea Krom is a serious crime. This picture of Elder Lam Soung is priceless.
Revered Ven. Dhammaviriyo Kim Sang B.E.2466-2531 A.D.1922 – 1987
Born in Kampuchea Krom
Imprisoned by the Vietnamese government, Human Rights and Peace activist, Patriarch of Theravada Buddhist Sect in Kampuchea Krom.
Served the Khmer national interest bravely.
Photo of Ven. Kim Sang provided by the Triratanaram Temple, U.S.A.
Possession of pictures such as heroes, heroic Buddhist monks or other important figures in Kampuchea Krom is a serious crime.
Photo of Ven. Kim Sang provided by the Triratanaram Temple, U.S.A. Possession of pictures such as heroes, heroic Buddhist monks or other important figures in Kampuchea Krom is a serious crime.
Died for the Khmer nation and Buddhism B.E.2529 A.D.1985
Born in Kampuchea Krom
President of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom United Buddhist Monks Association
Arrested, imprisoned and executed by lethal injection by VN government in B.E.2529 A.D.1985 for his activism in the fields of human rights and religion.
Human Rights is an arch enemy of the ruling Vietnamese communist regime.
Served the Khmer national interest bravely.
Photo of Ven. Kim Toc Chon provided by professor Thach Visal. He was imprisoned by the VN government. Possession of pictures such as heroes, heroic Buddhist monks or other important figures in Kampuchea Krom is a serious crime. This picture of Ven. Kim Toc Chon is priceless.
His name is pronounced Kim Tok Joeurng.
In Memories of the Khmer heroes, heroines, Buddhist monks, nuns, priests, millions of educated professionals, soldiers, teachers, professors, doctors, mid-wives, scholars, students, craftsmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens of Kingdom of Cambodia and Kampuchea Krom for their sacred defense of our motherland, Khmer race, Buddhism, freedom, human rights, justice, environments, national language, culture, custom, and tradition since the pre-era of Governor Son Kuy to the presence.
We shall never forget you. You are in our hearts, always. Your noble Khmer Krom cause and unmatched courage inspire past, present and future Khmer generations to [continue] carry your nationalist mission.
There are millions of unknown heroes and Buddhist monks, who sacrificed their lives for Kampuchea Krom.
It is not our intention to exclude them. No available profiles and pictures. We invite you to visit us frequently as you could as pictorial profiles of heroes, heroines and Buddhist monks become available, they would be posted for your views.
Arrested, imprisoned and executed by lethal injection by VN government in B.E.2529 A.D.1985 for his activism in the fields of human rights and religion. His name is pronounced Kim Tok Joeurng.
APPEAL: THE 66TH ANNUAL KAMPUCHEA KROM LOSS COMMEMORATION IN PHNOM PENH ON JUNE 04, B.E.2559 A.D.2015
Mon the 2nd Waning Moon of Visakha BE2559, May 4, AD2015 Year of the Goat
June 4, 2015 is the 66th Anniversary of Kampuchea Krom Loss (June 4, 1949 – June 4, 2015) of the day the French colonialists transferred Kampuchea Krom, land size 68,965 square kilometers (equivalent 26,628 square miles), to colonial Vietnam to continue colonizing to the present time and it is the day that the Khmers suffered the most in our history.
To remember this historic great loss and to pay our gratitude (honor) to our heroic Buddhist monks and heroes, who sacrificed their lives in this noble cause of defending the Khmer race to this present day, the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community has observed (marked) June 4th annually as the Saddest Day of Khmer Nation and organizing a Memorial Service by inviting 1,949 Buddhist monks to pray, chant, and emanate the merits to honor the fallen Buddhist monks, heroes, and compatriots, who defended the Nation, Religion and Kampuchea Krom with their lives fearlessly.
This year, like any other years, the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community in Kingdom of Cambodia and abroad have unanimously decided to observe the 66th Annual Memorial Service by holding the ceremony in Phnom Penh with the eminent presence of 1,949 Buddhist Monks and anticipating thousand people to attend. Organizing expenses from previous years come from our members, compatriots, donors, and especially the members, compatriots and donors from abroad. With your generous contributions, this event becomes successful and visible annually.
As Organizing Committee Chair, I wish to appeal to members of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community and our compatriots to make your charitable contributions to help cover the cost of holding the historic event like years past.
This appeal is also a request for your honor presence to the venerable Buddhist monks, members, compatriots, and the public.
Your attendance and contributions will help serve the interest of the Khmer people and motherland Kampuchea Krom by honoring and paying our gratitude to the heroic Buddhist monks and heroes.
The Organizing Committee and I wish to express our profound appreciations in advance for your patriotism in giving and supporting this landmark memorial service.
Memorial Service commences on June 4, 2015 from 7:30AM – 11:00AM at Freedom Park, Phnom Penh, auspiciously presides by His Majesty The King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni’s Highest Royal Representative.
May You, The Most Venerable Buddhist Monks, Venerable Buddhist monks, members, and lay-persons achieve the 4 blessings of the Lord Buddha: Longevity, Brightness, Healthiness and Strength in eternity.
Former Senator of Cambodia
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ទិវាកាន់ទុក្ខជាតិខ្មែរ ខួបគម្រប់ ៦៥ឆ្នាំនៃថ្ងៃអាណានិគមបារាំងកាត់ទឹកដីខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម ឲ្យអាណានិគមវៀតណាម
THE 65TH ANNUAL KAMPUCHEA KROM LOSS COMMEMORATION IN PHNOM PENH ON JUNE 04, B.E.2558 A.D.2014
Download historic document and biography of Oknha Son Kuy. Reprinted in B.E.2549 or A.D.2005 by the Angkor Borei Newspaper based in the state of California, United States of America.
Died for the Khmer nation and religion in B.E.2365 A.D.1821
The Vietnamese government beheads [executes] Oknha Son Kuy to exchange the invading VN regime from annihilating the Khmer race, Theravada Buddhism, national language, heritage, culture, custom, tradition, and way of life of the Khmers in Kampuchea Krom.
This happens right before colonial France colonizes Kampuchea Krom and renames this part of the Khmer Empire to French Cochinchine or French Cochinchina. Since then the ruling Vietnamese governments have not kept their promise; human rights violations commit by the VN government unabatedly throughout today.
Oknha Son Kuy joins the public or national service at age 20. He serves the nation bravely.
Oknha Son Kuy has 5 closest associates in arms, combat and war: [Phuchhuoy or District Administrator] Kong, Mr. Meun Ek, Mr. Ta Mong, Mr. Tesa Saom (Some called him Ansa Saom), and Mr. Ta Mono Ros. They courageously fight to deter the invading Vietnamese army along side Oknha Son Kuy.
Oknha Son Kuy traditionally proposes and marries Miss Phoeun his beloved bride in Preah Trapeang provincial city. Miss Phoeun is the daughter of Khmer farmers.
The Khmer king [King Ang Chan?] decreed Oknha Son Kuy as Governor of Preah Trapeang province, Kingdom of Cambodia [Then the name of Kampuchea Krom did not exist].
Phuchhuoy Kong commits treason. He betrays the Khmers and Oknha Son Kuy by leading the troop into the awaiting ambushed Vietnamese troops. However, the Vietnamese ruler repays Phuchhuoy Kong for loving the Vietnamese people than his own Khmer people by executing him the same style as they have done upon Oknha Son Kuy.
The remains [body] of Oknha Son Kuy still buries in Preah Trapeang provincial city today. His stupa (Chedi or tomb) still stands within the compounds of Bodhisalaraja Buddhist Temple (or popularly known as Wat Kampong).
The Words of Oknha Son Kuy in B.E.2365 A.D.1821 before His Final Breath on this Earth
Oknha Son Kuy makes his final statement toward the Khmer Buddhist monks and citizens, which all Khmers must remember them in their hearts, “I am moved very much to have seeing [our] compatriots and Buddhist monks before I depart this life. I beg for your forgiveness from [our] compatriots and their Venerable Buddhist monks for I do not possess sufficient ability to serve our Motherland any more. Therefore I must end my life so that our [Khmer] Nation lives on without a bit of remorse. Now our custom, tradition, culture and Khmer Buddhism have returned after the demand. Therefore, may Your Venerable Buddhist Monks and all compatriots preserve, defend, protect and guard them religiously from perishing. May Your Venerable Buddhist Monks and compatriots remember and understand clearly that our Khmer race used to be superior and widely known throughout the world. Therefore we must be firm and united always, do not believe the enemy’s tricks, do not sell yourself to any enemies so that they can kill your own nation and compatriots for personal interest. In the end, I believe clearly that I, as an individual, die, but…there will be millions of future Khmer children and compatriots, who are highly patriotic and bravely willing to sacrifice, die, defend, protect, guard and preserve the national sovereignty, liberty, Buddhism and Khmer race so they can live on.”
Approximately 42 years after the death of Oknha Son Kuy, colonial France, one of the superpower nations from Europe, colonizes and turns the Kingdom of Cambodia into French Protectorate. Part of Kampuchea Krom today is renamed to French Cochinchine or French Cochin China by the French colonialists. When colonial French arrive on the shores of Kampuchea [Krom] then, the Khmers and Vietnamese are still fighting.
Please kindly view the history and biography of Oknha Son Kuy compiled and written on August 20, B.E.2515 A.D.1971 by Mr. Keo Sovathi, officer in the Cambodian National Army.
Download historic document and biography of Oknha Son Kuy, click here: Oknha Son Kuy in PDF.
Reprinted in B.E.2549 or A.D.2005 by the Angkor Borei Newspaper based in the state of California, United States of America.
Photo of Heroic Oknha Son Kuy taken on June 4, 2007 by KKC staff during the 58th Anniversary of National Mourning Service Honoring Heroic Buddhist Monks, Kings, Heroes, and Patriotic Compatriots and Renewed Remembrance of Kampuchea Krom Loss When Colonial France Gives Khmer Land to Colonial Vietnam, June 4, B.E.2493 A.D.1949 – June 4, B.E.2551 A.D.2007. Possession of pictures such as heroes, heroic Buddhist monks or other important figures in Kampuchea Krom is a serious crime. This picture of Oknha Son Kuy is priceless.