A response to recent mid-East propaganda footage by the ISIL jihadist group comes from a prominent Khmer Muslim. The Cambodia Daily June 27, 2014 Opinion Page “Militant Video Lies: Cambodian Muslims Are Not Members of ISIL” As a leader of the Khmer Islam in Cambodia I would like to clarify further the article “Cambodians Have
Today, the New York Times caries an article exposing the large number of unneeded orphanages in Cambodia, established not for the wellbeing of the children, but for profit of unscrupulous owners. In fact many of these “orphans” seem to be recruits, whose only education consists of being tutored on how to beg and manipulate donors.
Ysa Osman, sketches out his own personal views on what he feels to be the main challenges facing his country at this time: 1) Political Stability – the history of the 2013/2014 Demonstrations and status quo 2) Economic Challenges 3) Educational Challenges
Lessons come to us from many places, in many forms. A perhaps unlikely source shares a lesson about what REALLY is important in life.
Ysa Osman describes the very special 300 year history of the Cham in Cambodia and the factors that have made their relationship with their majority Buddhist neighbors a largely peaceful one. He views the particular form of Islam practiced historically by the Imam Sann Cham as peaceful, open and accepting just like their Buddhist neighbors.
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