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.