My paternal grandfather told me about the terrible events of Emperor Minh Mang’s invasions of the final Cham villages.
At that time, Cham people did not know who was in charge of (in control of) the country. In 1833, Jathak Wa decided to raise against the Nguyen Dynasty. However, the uprising was defeated shortly afterwards. Many died and others took refuge in the highlands.
According to historians, tens of thousands of Cham residents migrated to Cambodia to avoid being murdered.
Despite Minh Mang’s soldiers said that they had tried to separate the violent rebels from the peaceful people, thousands of innocent Cham people were killed everyday all over country and across their ways out of a deadlock.
They said that people call war its name, but it is more like genocide.
In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept that genocidal regime.
Untill 1842, when the Vietnamese King Thieu Tri called them to return, can you imagine? The Cham population of Ninh Thuan province was only 5,000 people!
Ông dahlak hu akhān ka binhôr bôl Minh Mang blāk tamư graup palei Cam ngak ka lamưng nưgar.
Kāl nan bhāp bini ô thau ka thei urāng pan tanưh ia. Di thun 1833, Jathak Wa mưng pabblong kalīn mưthuh wơk thong rajakār Nguyên, min yōm tapa tha thun gan nhu gōk atōng alah. Rilô drei mưtai, dōk dalah dôm yơ đôic tagôk nưgar cơk daup.
Tui ra wak xakkarai, yāup pluh ribau anưk Cam klāk nưgar đôic tapa Kur.
Brei ka bôl Minh Mang đôm laic nhu hu xakrün rabha bôl kalīn karei di bhāp bini, min ribau urang ôh hu dux mưtai yāup harei tapa di graup nưgar palei thong luic jalān nao daup, yơ nan habar?
Hu njaup kalīn lei, hai ni jơh palai pajeh urāng?
Di nưmax mưnôxak, ita ôh jao urai param but pajeh nan.
Xatal thun 1842, patao Thiêu Tri mưng brei harak iêu Cham trun di cơk. Thei xanưng hu lei? Anük Cham di nưgar Panrāng yōm dōk 5.000 urang min.