25 years has been passed that Cambodians overseas have been deprived full rights to vote in Cambodia elections. UNTAC allowed Cambodians overseas to vote, but after 1998, the new established NEC who were full of incompetency and bias didn’t allow Cambodians overseas to vote. During this season of voters registration, NEC has not facilitated for accessibility of Cambodians overseas to register vote-name.
Is this a grave violation over rights of Cambodians overseas? And Cambodians overseas who are the owner of this right should do what next?
During the 24 years of Paris Peace Agreement commemoration organized by the Khmer Youth Association of Alberta, Mr. Sophan Seng was invited as a keynote speaker during the session. You can follow his talk and his advocacy for the CEROC following:
Paris Peace Agreement Cambodia is an insurance for Cambodia country.
These 24 years anniversary is very crucial like every year else that Khmer Youth Association of Alberta organized it.
ផ្អែកលេីហេតុផលទាំងបីខាងលេី យេីងឃេីញថាប្រជាជនខ្មែរឯនាយសមុទ្រអាចចូលរួមបោះឆ្នោតបាន ប៉ុន្តែហេតុអ្វីពួកគេមិនអាចចូលរួមបានមកទល់ថ្ងៃនេះ?
I am very glade that prominent opposition leader has repeated to join the CEROC advocacy for the participation of Khmers overseas to vote in all Cambodia elections. We should be aware that there are approximate 3 millions population of Khmers overseas and they have hugely contributed to nation-building.
1. Each year, they has sent in remittance not less than 5 millions US dollars to develop the economy.
2. Basing on principle of multiparty democratic system, all Khmer people must be encouraged to actively participate in politics particularly to choose their representatives regardless of where they are living.
3. Cambodia constitution and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights of the United Nations have guaranteed the full participation to vote of Khmer people regardless of their living places.
Referring above three pillars, we are convinced that Khmers overseas are able to vote in Cambodia elections but until now why those are still unable?