It is sadden for Khmers around the world to learn Mr. Sean has passed away. He was truly a Cambodia border expert who worked tirelessly to try to protect Cambodia's border and its sovereignty.
Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy would like to sincerely express our sorrow and sadness for the loss of Mr. Sean. May his soul rest in peace and May his spirit rest with all Cambodians.
Immediate Press Release
January 25, 2018
The Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD) welcomes any non-violent movement that help promoting real democracy, free and fair election, justice and the respect for human rights in Cambodia in accordance to the spirit and principles of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia.
At current situation, CAHRAD cannot see real democracy in Cambodia after the Cambodian government dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (a political party representing 44 % of the popular votes) a couple months ago, and illegally confiscated their 55 elected parliament seats, and over 5,000 elected communal representative seats which is contrary to the spirit and principles of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia. This undemocratic action by the government has caused about half of the Cambodia’s population to lose their faith in their government and its election process which is a recipe that can lead to instability in the country and in the region.
Since the impending Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) shares similar interests, CAHRAD welcomes the movement. The more non-violent and peaceful movements to help rally the Cambodian people to protect their rights is the better in order to help promote real democracy, free and fair election, justice and the respect for human rights in Cambodia.
Here are our CAHRAD annual activities in addition to hosting ad-hoc community forums:
1. Valentine Party, February 14 (Big event)
2. Day of Remembrance, First Saturday of April
3. Khmer Democracy Day, May 6
4. International Democracy Day, September 15
5. 1991 Paris Peace Agreement Anniversary, October 23 (Big event)
6. Cambodian Independence Day, November 9
7. International Human Rights Day, December 10
11. Annual Meeting