A New Mandala reader has sent me the following in relation to our previous post on the Khmer Krom:

Following a series of highly politicised worldwide protests aimed at drawing public attention to the suppression of Khmer Krom in Vietnam and their implicit independence claims, and after a particularly bloody stand off between monks in Phnom Penh it is with grave concern that many media outlets in Cambodia are reporting the murder of Pov Samarth, publisher of Voice of Khmer Krom. Even if initial Khmer Krom claims were read by some as overzealous, the murder has now certainly added weight to their claims of suppression and intimidation.