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by Ivan Sache
The members list of UNPO includes Khmer Kampuchea Krom.
According to UNPO website:
Kampuchea-Krom means "Cambodia Below" or "South Cambodia". Kampuchea-Krom was the southernmost territory of the Khmer Empire, and it was once known as (French) Cochinchina. It is the southwestern part of Vietnam. It covers an area of some 89,000 km2 with Cambodia to the north, the Gulf of Thailand to the west, the South China Sea to the southeast and the Champa's territory to the northeast. [...] It is estimated that there are about 8 million Khmers living in Kampuchea-Krom. Approximately 80 percent of them live in the Mekong delta, and a small number is in other provinces throughout the southern part of Vietnam. Besides the Vietnamese, there are other people living in Kampuchea-Krom, including the Chinese, the Chams, the Mountgards, and many other small ethnic groups. [...] The Khmer Krom are represented in UNPO by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation. The three branches of the federation have been elected from the representatives of Khmer Krom constituencies around the world.
The official Khmer Krom
website also shows a logo with these colours.
Ivan Sache, 10 March 2002
Kampuchea Krom National Liberation Front
image by Valentin Poposki, 2 October 2006
- RED: Symbolizes the blood sacrificed by the courageous Khmer Kampuchea Krom who endeavor to liberate and stand as vigilant guardiansof the Motherland.
- BLUE: Embodies the pristine beauty of Kampuchea Krom's freedom and Her dedication to the tenets of democracy.
- 21 STARS: Represent the 21 Provinces of Kampuchea Krom.
- CHAKRA: The symbol of the strength and dominance of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom over all Her enemies. The Chakra(disc-like weapon) as depicted on the national flag of India. The Sudharshana Chakra is associated with Lord Vishnu, the preserver, and was used to subdue evil, ... And with the Lord Buddha, the Dharma Chakra is seen as the use of philosophical and metaphysical powers against the forces of evil.
Size of the flag: In accordance with commonly accepted International Standards of proportion. (2 measures of length for each 1 measure of width)