សេចក្តីអំពាវនាវរបស់សហគមន៍ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម ស្ដីពី ទិវាកាន់ទុក្ខជាតិខ្មែរ ៤ មិថុនា ថ្ងៃអាណានិគមបារាំងបានកាត់ទឹកដី
ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោមឲ្យប្រទេសយួនត្រួតត្រាបន្តរហូតសព្វថ្ងៃ និង ពិធីបុណ្យរាប់បាត្រព្រះសង្ឃចំនួន ១៩៤៩អង្គ ប្រារព្ធនៅ
ថ្ងៃទី០៤ ខែមិថុនាព.ស.២៥៥៨ គ.ស.២០១៤
Appeal on the 65th Annual Kampuchea Krom Loss Commemoration to be held on June 4, B.E.2558A.D.2014 of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community, KKC
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Khmer Krom Quote, “No Suffering is greater than the loss of Kampuchea Krom and become an ethnic minority on own land.”
ខ្ញុំបាទ សុភ័ណ្ឌ ឡារី សូមគោរពនិមន្ត និង អញ្ជើញ ព្រះសង្ឃ ព្រះថេរានុត្ថេរះគ្រប់ព្រះអង្គ និងបងប្អូនរួមឈាមខ្មែរ យុវជន យុវតី ទាំងអស់ចូលរួមឱ្យបានច្រើនកុះករ បុណ្យខួបគំរប់ ៦៥ឆ្នាំ នៃការបាត់បង់ទឹកដីខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម! ប្រព្រឹត្តនៅថ្ងៃទី៤ ខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤ នៅវត្តសាមគ្គីរង្សី សង្កាត់ស្ទឹងមានជ័យ វេលាម៉ោង ៧:៣០នាទីព្រឹក។ សូមព្រះអរគុណ និង អរគុណ។
Famous Khmer actor Sophorn Lary inviting the Buddhist monks, compatriots and youth to participate in the 65th Annual Kampuchea Krom Loss Commemoration on June 4, B.E.2558 A.D.2014 in Wat Samakkirangsey, Stung Meanchey commune, Meanchey district, Phnom Penh
២៦ ឧសភា ២០១៤ / 26 May 2014, 10:00
សាលាក្រុង ភ្នំពេញ កំពុង បើកដៃឱ្យ ក្រុមហ៊ុន Naga World បំផ្លាញខ្លោងទ្វារ របស់អាគារពុទ្ធសាសនបណ្ឌិត្យ។
Gambling company Naga World is destroying the gate to the Buddhist Institute with the support of the Phnom Penh Municipality.
“It’s not about whether they are poor, it’s about whether they can be safe,” Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said in defence of Australia’s plan to resettle refugees currently housed on Nauru to Cambodia. It appears Cambodia and Australia are in the final stages of signing such an agreement.But is Cambodia a safe place for refugees?
Not if you’re from China. In 2009, under pressure from China, Cambodia forcibly deported 20 ethnic Uighurs  back to China. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had already issued “persons of concern” letters to the Uighurs — most had fled China for Cambodia after July 2009 protests in Urumqi that the Chinese authorities brutally suppressed. We know some of those returned to China have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
Not if you’re from Vietnam. Human Rights Watch has long reported on the forced return of Khmer Krom activist monks straight into the hands of Vietnamese security services. Cambodian authorities have used the threat of forced return to Vietnam to stamp out any activist activities, preventing monks from forming, joining or meeting with local Khmer Krom groups, distributing bulletins, or participating in protests.
Cambodia is not particularly safe if you’re Cambodian. Freedom of expression, assembly and association are under regular attack, while corruption is rampant. Let’s hope no resettled refugees end up in Cambodia’s courts, where matters are decided by bribes and political influence, not law and facts. Decades of authoritarian rule under Prime Minister Hun Sen have empowered Cambodian security forces to commit abuses such as killings, torture, and arbitrary detention with impunity. Those especially vulnerable include government critics, activists, journalists and those living on the margins.
Human Rights Watch has documented  the arbitrary arrest, detention and mistreatment of “undesirables” housed in squalid detention centres run by the Ministry of Social Welfare, where beatings and rapes by guards go unpunished.
These incidents raise serious questions about how refugees sent to Cambodia will be treated. Where will they be housed, and which Cambodian ministry will be responsible for their care and integration? Will they enjoy the freedom to live where they please, pursue education and find jobs? How long before the authorities might consider them “undesirables” as well?
These are among a long list of questions that the Australian government has avoided, stonewalling on the specifics of what the agreement will entail.
Another key question is what has been offered to Cambodia in return for agreeing to resettle refugees? Cambodian officials deny being offered money, though it is hard to believe there will be no economic benefit to Cambodia.
When Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made recent visits to Cambodia, they failed to speak publicly about the serious human rights concerns there.
Australia sold out human rights in Sri Lanka, appeasing the Rajapaksa regime  and protecting it from international criticism rather than trying to protect Sri Lankans from abuses by their government. Ostensibly, this was in order to “stop the boats” of Sri Lankans coming to Australia, and ensure Sri Lanka’s cooperation in sending Sri Lankans back home.
We should not make the same shameful mistake with Cambodia. Hun Sen may have maintained a grip on power for decades, but opposition is growing. Australia should not discount the voice of the opposition which has strongly condemned using Cambodia for Australia’s refugees.
Cambodia is one of the few Asian countries that is a party to the Refugee Convention. Yet it has long made a mockery of its refugee commitments.
Australia should help Cambodia become a rights-respecting, safe and stable place — but the best way is by holding the government to account for its abuses while providing capacity-building assistance.
Australia also needs to stop setting a bad model for the region by shirking its own obligations. What incentive is there for others in Asia and the Pacific to ratify the Refugee Convention when they see Australia and Cambodia render signatures meaningless through their actions?
Australia’s policy of sending asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea and Nauru for months on end with no long-term prospects has been bad enough. When detainees are considering “voluntary returns” to war-torn Syria, then we know how limited their options are.
The suffering currently occurring on Manus and Nauru require alternative solutions but sending people to Cambodia is not one of them. Rather, Australia needs to return to the long-standing principle that refugees are deserving of a durable solution. We should take the responsibility to examine asylum seekers’ claims, return those found not to be in need of protection, and integrate refugees who cannot return to their home countries. Australia, not Cambodia, has the capacity to restore their rights and enable them to become productive and self-sustaining contributors to their host country. Courtesy HRW May 22, 2014
Newly elected Prime Minister will promote India’s rich Buddhist heritage to attract tourists and scholars and enhance India’s standing in the world
New Delhi, India — The world’s first Global Buddhist missionary Anagarika Dharmapala and the most talked about man in India today and perhaps in the entire policy and decision making world the Prime Minister designate of India the iconic Narendra Modi, share something in common with each other.
Both were born on Sept. 17 though 86 years apart. Anagarika Dharmapala was born on Sept. 17, 1864 and Narendra Modi saw light of day for the first time on Sept. 17, 1950.
On going research indicates that Narendra Modi may have more in common with Anagarika Dharmapala than the sharing of a common birthday. As much as Anagarika Dharmapala saw over more than a century ago India’s claim to greatness and indebtedness of the world for giving the Message of the Buddha embodying an unique Dharma based on peace, non – violence and reverence for life of all living beings, Narendra Modi likewise sees the rich potential of the Buddha’s doctrine in promoting world peace and elevating the moral stature of India, because it was in India i.e.Buddha Gaya ( close to Varanasi – Modi’s new electorate) that Prince Siddhartha achieved enlightenment as Gautama the Buddha, and spent much of his 45 years after enlightenment delivering Dhamma discourses.
The Video clip of a speech (see below) made by Narendra Modi in 2010 at an International Buddhist Heritage Seminar held at the cultural capital of Gujarat, Vadodara amidst the presence of Dalai Lama and other religious dignitaries provides a valuable insight into Narendra Modi’s thinking on Buddhism and the increasing emphasis he can be expected to place in maintaining and strengthening ties between India and pre – dominant Buddhist countries in Asia.
An alliance between the largely Hindu India and predominantly Buddhist Asia may provide the long awaited counter weight to the hegemony we see in the conduct of the European Union (an Union of European Christian heritage countries) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ( An association of 56 Islamic states).
Sri Lanka has much to benefit from this new political development in India because its new leader though committed to the cause of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is also a great admirer of Buddhism and very much conscious of the great contribution Buddhism has made in elevating the moral and spiritual stature of India through out the world, and its huge potential to influence humanity and global thinking in a positive direction.
The duration of the Video clip is 23.32 minutes. Narendra Modi speaks in both English and Hindi intermingling and translating his statement in English into Hindi.
To any one interested in studying the thoughts and ideas of Narendra Modi on religion this video clip provides an ideal opportunity.
Courtesy the Buddhist Channel, by Senaka Weeraratna, Lankaweb, May 21, 2014
On Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, the United Nations joins millions of people – Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike – in reflecting on his life and teachings.
The Buddha’s message of peace, compassion and love for all living beings tells us to open our hearts and embrace all members of our human family, especially those in need. These timeless teachings can help guide governments and the international community.
They can inspire our efforts to address many of the broader challenges confronting our world — in peace and security, in development and in the protection of our environment. In each of these areas, we have to rise above narrow self-interest, and think and act as members of one global community.
On this Day of Vesak, let us pledge to work together for the common good, and for the betterment of all humankind. In that spirit, I offer my best wishes for a memorable and joyous Vesak Day.
Democracy Park on May 1, B.E.2557 A.D.2014 enclosed by barbed wires to prevent people from entering to express their ideas on the International Labor Day. Democracy Square becomes prison for Khmer people. The park, 1.2 hectare in size, was officially opened November 4, 2010, more than 17 years since the UNTAC-organized National Elections.
A Dhamma Talk on Vipassana and mindfulness meditation by Vipassana Gossalaya Jotannano Hong Keo, Vipassana Buddhist Master during a 10-Day Meditation & Vipassana Retreats at the Buddhist Meditation Center, Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam on the 11th Waxing Moon – 7th Waning Moon of Jeṭṭha B.E.2560 equivalent to June 15 – 26, A.D.2016 in Leverett, Massachusetts, U.S.A. in 2016.
ក្រុងសាវត្ថី Sāvatthī or Śrāvastī
Vipassana chanting by Meditation Master Ketodhammo Som Bunthoeun. Footages from 2016 Vipassana classes at the Buddhist Meditation Center – Wat Kiryvongsa Bopharam in Leverett, Massachusetts, USA.
SAMDECH CHUON NATH
Khmer literature and Dhamma talk by His Holiness Jotannano Chuon Nath, the Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Buddhism. His Holiness was born on March 11, 1883; passed away on September 25, 1969
MAHA GHOSANANDA SERVICES
Extraordinary Funeral and Memorial Services for His Holiness Samdech Dr. Maha Ghosananda