21 January 2012
By Taing Sarada
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Soch
Click here to read the original article in Khmer
During the 8th anniversary of the murder of Chea Vichea, the former President of the Free Trade Union of Workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) who was assassinated [in Phnom Penh], his family still demands that the Cambodian government shows the real killers and bring them to face justice in order to provide justice to the victim.
During the past 8 years, pain and sorrow still haunt Chea Vichea’s family and scene of his murder still follow them when justice is not provided to them.
Chea Kimny, Chea Vichea’s wife, now lives in Finland with two young daughters, the oldest one is 10 and the youngest one is now 7
Choking, Chea Kimny talked about her weak health condition. Both her and her older daughter suffer emotionally and her mental pain led her to feel pain all over the body.
Chea Kimny said that, in spite of her health condition, she is doing all she can to raise her daughters well, just as her husband asked her.
Chea Vichea’s eldest daughter reminisced over the phone about the past when her father would take her to his workplace or to newspaper kiosks near Wat Langka pagoda.
Chea Vichea was shot by unknown assailants in the middle of Phnom Penh on 22 January 2004 after he was threatened several times over the phone because of his work to defend the rights of workers from being trampled by garment factory owners in Cambodia. Read the rest of this entry »