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Khmer Krom Leader Says He Has Received Death Threats

The leader of demonstrations at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh says he has received death threats in recent days. Thach Sitha, president of the Association of Kampuchea Krom, which advocates for the Khmer ethnic minority living in Vietnam, told protesters Wednesday he has received phone calls from a man speaking Vietnamese and threatening to shoot him. Protesters have gathered in front of the embassy to demand an apology from an official there for comments he made about Kampuchea Krom, or Lower Cambodia, the Mekong Delta region that today belongs to Vietnam. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)