The banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Tuesday vowed to back Khmer Kampuchea Krom in their quest for self-determination in Vietnam and recovery of territory ceded by France to Vietnam in 1949.
The CNRP support came as at least 2,000 ethnic Khmer Krom and a representative of King Sihamoni participated in a Buddhist ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of losing Khmer Kampuchea Krom to Vietnam.
“Vietnamese occupation over Khmer Kampuchea Krom territory is illegal. No Cambodian agreed to hand over the land to Vietnam,” the CNRP statement read.
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