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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Protesters Say Foreign Minister Condoned Flag Burning

By | August 20, 2014
The Cambodia Daily
 
A leader of recent protests against inflammatory remarks by a Vietnamese Embassy spokesman said Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday condoned the burning of a Vietnamese flag in front of the embassy last week.
The protesters were enraged by embassy spokesman Tran Van Thong’s comments on the radio in June rejecting a common claim among Cambodians that Kampuchea Krom, in present day southern Vietnam, belonged to Cambodia before it was ceded by colonial France to Vietnam in 1949.
Sok Sothear, of the Khmer Youth Alliance for Democracy, one of the groups demanding a retraction from the spokesman, was part of a delegation that met with Foreign Ministry officials Tuesday about their plans for more protests.

Media ‘got it wrong’: official


National Assembly President Heng Samrin arrives in Phnom Penh
National Assembly President Heng Samrin arrives in Phnom Penh yesterday from a trip to Vietnam, where he met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Pha Lina

The head of the parliamentary foreign affairs commission yesterday denied Vietnamese media reports that National Assembly President Heng Samrin told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung he would take “strict action” to prevent further Khmer Krom-led protests against Vietnam.
The reports, widely picked up by Cambodian media, said Samrin had painted protesters as “extremists”. But senior CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun yesterday claimed that Samrin actually told Vietnam on Monday that demonstrations were allowed in Cambodia and that the protesters had a legitimate reason to take to the streets.

Mentally ill lack support in prison


Prisoners are watched over by guards as they sit in the courtyard of Prey Sar prison in 2009
Prisoners are watched over by guards as they sit in the courtyard of Prey Sar prison in 2009. Hong Menea

At the age of 18, Lim Visal* was chained to a post by his parents, who were anxious about his undiagnosed schizophrenia and too poor to refer him to a hospital. The couple feared their son might be dangerous, so they left him like that – alone and restrained most of the time – in a single room for two years.
That was his home until the day he escaped and, confirming his parent’s worst fears, killed a young girl in his village. The crime earned him 10 years of a different sort of confinement, this one not much better than the first.

NGOs want charges dropped


A member of the security forces that attempted to clear Freedom Park last month is rushed away after being attacked by protesters
A member of the security forces that attempted to clear Freedom Park last month is rushed away after being attacked by protesters. Heng Chivoan

Charges brought against opposition members for their alleged role in inciting violence against district security guards during a protest at Freedom Park last month were politically motivated and should be dropped, civil society leaders said yesterday.
Speaking at a press conference organised by the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, leading human rights workers told reporters that, according to the criminal code, the charges should be dropped.
Ny Chakrya, a senior investigator for rights group Adhoc, said there was “not enough evidence” to charge the Cambodia National Rescue Party members.

Hun Many name used for imports


Hun Many, lawmaker and son of Hun Sen
Hun Many, lawmaker and son of Hun Sen, says his name was used in scheme. Kara Fox

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son Hun Many filed a complaint yesterday with Phnom Penh Municipal Court after he was informed that his name was being used to illegally import ambulances into the Kingdom.
According to Many’s lawyer, Ly Chan Tola, an autonomous port officer in Preah Sihanouk province told Many that his name had been used to evade import taxes on three ambulances.
“The officer suspected it and then reported it to him, because he knows His Excellency Hun Many never does this kind of act,” Chan Tola said.
Chan Tola added that a suspect had already been identified.

PM history book has message

In power since 1985, Hun Sen may be the only prime minister many Cambodians have ever known. However, the latest book from veteran journalist and author Chhay Sophal, released yesterday, seeks to tell the stories – and, often, the nasty ends – of all 36 Cambodians to ever hold the office.
Sophal said at a news conference that the book’s subtext was intended to offer a message to contemporary politicians: The idea that “when the water is up, the fish eats ants, and when the water is down, the ants eat the fish” should be eliminated from politics.
“No less than 10 prime ministers were assassinated or poisoned. Others were arrested and sent to jail, or to live in exile until their death,” he said.

លោក ហេង សំរិន បដិសេធ​ព័ត៌មាន​ថា​រដ្ឋសភា​នឹង​ចាត់​វិធានការ​ចំពោះ​បាតុកម្ម​មុខ​ទូត​វៀតណាម

ដោយ យាង សុជាមេត្តា
2014-08-20
RFA
ហេង សំរិន ៦២០
លោក ហេង សំរិន ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋសភា​កម្ពុជា ត្រឡប់​ពី​ទស្សនកិច្ច​នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម មក​ដល់​អាកាសយានដ្ឋាន​អន្តរជាតិ​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២០ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
RFA/Yeang Socheametta
មន្ត្រី​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២០ ខែ​សីហា បដិសេធ​ចំពោះ​ការ​លើក​ឡើង​របស់​បណ្ដាញ​សារព័ត៌មាន​វៀតណាម និង​បរទេស​មួយ​ចំនួន ដែល​បាន​លើក​ឡើង​ថា ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋសភា​កម្ពុជា លោក ហេង សំរិន ប្រាប់​មេ​ដឹក​នាំ​វៀតណាម ថា រដ្ឋសភា​នឹង​ចាត់​វិធានការ​ចំពោះ​បាតុករ​ខ្មែរ​ដែល​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ទាមទារ​នៅ ​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម ប្រចាំ​កម្ពុជា។
ការ​លើក​ឡើង​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​បន្ទាប់​ពី លោក ហេង សំរិន និង​សមាជិក​រដ្ឋសភា​មួយ​ចំនួន​ទៀត វិល​ត្រឡប់​ពី​ដំណើរ​ទស្សនកិច្ច​រយៈពេល ៣​ថ្ងៃ នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម។

Cambodian Rights Group Pushes For Family Visits For CNRP Detainees

2014-08-20
RFA
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Cambodian security guards clash with protesters pushing for the opening of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, July 15, 2014.
AFP
A human rights group has called on Cambodian authorities to allow the families of three detained opposition youth leaders to visit them in prison, saying denial of family visits during their detention since Aug. 2 was politically motivated and a violation of basic rights.

Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) youth leaders Khin Chamreun, Neang Sokhun and San Kinheng have been held pending trial on insurrection charges for alleged involvement in a July 15 protest by party supporters pushing for the reopening of Freedom Park in the capital Phnom Penh.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cambodia to establish int'l committee for safeguarding, developing world heritage Preah Vihear


PHNOM PENH, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is working with UNESCO to form an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear), Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Tuesday.
Speaking during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim Han Soo, Sok An said in the near future, the UNESCO's Cultural Property Council would hold a meeting to discuss the establishment of the ICC-Preah Vihear and asked South Korea to support the would-be committee.

Term limits for PM proposed


Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in office since 1985
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in office since 1985, addresses an audience at the Peace Palace on Monday. Heng Chivoan

Civil society representatives said they will petition parliament in the coming days to consider amending the constitution to limit prime ministers to two terms in office.
Speaking at a roundtable discussion organised by election monitor Comfrel yesterday, political analyst Kem Ley said having no restrictions on terms in office would lead to more corruption.
“Being in office for a long time can create more nepotism, corruption and an absolutist regime,” he said. “When there is an autocratic regime the leader has the power and desire to topple groups who want to protest and express themselves.
“If we cannot restrict the prime minister’s term we will need to campaign and tell people not to support him.”

Knowing your audience

A day after National Assembly president Heng Samrin assured Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi that the government would take strict measures to quell further “extremist” Khmer Krom protests, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong reportedly told demonstration leaders yesterday that the government shared their concerns.
Observers have said the differing statements highlight attempts by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party to walk a diplomatic tightrope by distancing itself from widespread ire towards Vietnam, while at the same time avoiding giving offence to the party’s historical partner.
According to the leaders of groups invited to a private meeting at Namhong’s office yesterday afternoon, the foreign minister asked activists to postpone protests outside the Vietnamese Embassy – which occurred for three consecutive days last week – in order to allow time for a solution to be found.

No protest permission needed: CCHR

A prominent rights group on Monday wrote to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, calling on him to remind ministries and local authorities that demonstrators do not require their permission to hold public gatherings.
The letter from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) came after security forces blocked a peaceful bike ride organised by environmentalists on Sunday to raise awareness of the planned Stung Cheay Areng hydropower dam in Koh Kong province.
The letter said that under Articles 5 and 10 of the Law on Peaceful Demonstrations, protest organisers are not required to ask for permission to hold gatherings, and nonresponse to a protest notification is considered approval.

After four years, Water Festival set to return


Boats battle it out during the 2010 Water Festival in Phnom Penh
Boats battle it out during the 2010 Water Festival in Phnom Penh. The festival is set to return this November after three consecutive cancellations. Sreng Meng Srun

Cambodia's Water Festival is to return to the capital this year for the first time since 2010, when a stampede on a bridge packed with revellers killed more than 350 people.
Officials announced yesterday that the traditional event, which marks the end of the rainy season and the reversing course of the Tonle Sap, will be held over three days in early November.
“Our country will celebrate the Water Festival as normal, the way we always have in front of the Royal Palace for three days, November 5, 6 and 7,” said Pean Cham Roeun, an official with the National and International Festivals Committee.
As for the question that is on everyone’s mind – why now? – Cham Roeun was in the dark: “I can’t answer why the festival is allowed to happen this year, because I am not aware either,” he said.

CNRP seeks prison visit


A resident of Kampong Chhnang province’s Lorpeang village is arrested during a protest over a land dispute with KDC International on August 12
A resident of Kampong Chhnang province’s Lorpeang village is arrested during a protest over a land dispute with KDC International on August 12. Opposition lawmakers plan to visit the jailed villagers. Heng Chivoan

The National Assembly yesterday agreed to forward to the Ministry of Interior a request from five Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers to visit the five Lorpeang villagers jailed over their involvement in their ongoing land dispute with KDC International.
According to the August 18 letter, sent to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng through acting National Assembly President Nguon Nhel, permission was sought by CNRP lawmakers Ho Vann, Men Sothavarin, Phy Vanndara, Ngao Kimcheang and Ngim Nheng to visit the villagers at the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Prison on August 21.

យុទ្ធនាការ៥០០ថ្ងៃប្រឆាំងអំពើពុករលួយដើម្បីកាត់បន្ថយភាពក្រីក្រ (វគ្គ ១)

យុទ្ធនាការ៥០០ថ្ងៃប្រឆាំងអំពើពុករលួយដើម្បីកាត់បន្ថយភាពក្រីក្រ (វគ្គ ២)

យុទ្ធនាការ៥០០ថ្ងៃប្រឆាំងអំពើពុករលួយដើម្បីកាត់បន្ថយភាពក្រីក្រ (វគ្គបញ្ចប់)

សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​ស្នើ​ធ្វើ​វិសោធនកម្ម​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​កំណត់​អាណត្តិ​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ត្រឹម​២​អាណត្តិ

ដោយ វណ្ណ វិចារ
2014-08-19
RFA
គល់ បញ្ញា ៦១០
នាយក​ប្រតិបត្តិ​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ដើម្បី​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​ដោយ​សេរី​ និង​ត្រឹម​ត្រូវ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា (Comfrel) លោក គល់ បញ្ញា ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ដល់​អ្នក​កាសែត​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ធ្នូ ២០១៣។
RFA/Tin Zakariya
សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល ស្នើ​ធ្វើ​វិសោធនកម្ម​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​មាត្រា​១៩៩​ថ្មី ដោយ​កំណត់​អាណត្តិ​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ត្រឹម​ពីរ​អាណត្តិ ឬ ១០​ឆ្នាំ។ ការ​ស្នើ​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ស្រប​ពេល​ដែល​គណបក្ស​ជាប់​ឆ្នោត​ទាំង​ពីរ កំពុង​ពិភាក្សា​គ្នា​ធ្វើ​វិសោធនកម្ម​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ ដោយ​ដាក់​បញ្ចូល​ស្ថាប័ន​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត (គ.ជ.ប) ទៅ​ក្នុង​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ។
មាត្រា​១៩៩​ថ្មី នៃ​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​ចែង​ថា តាម​សេចក្តី​ស្នើ​ពី​ប្រធាន​ដោយ​មាន​ការ​ឯកភាព​ពី​អនុប្រធាន​ទាំង​ពីរ​នៃ​ រដ្ឋសភា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ទ្រង់​ចាត់​តាំង​វរជន​មួយ​រូប​ក្នុង​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ នៃ​បក្ស​ជាប់​ឆ្នោត ឲ្យ​បង្កើត​រាជ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល។ វរជន​ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​ចាត់​តាំង​នេះ ដឹក​នាំ​សហការី​ដែល​ជា​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ ឬ​ជា​

Cambodia Orders Halt to Anti-Vietnamese Protests After Flag Burning Incident

2014-08-19
RFA
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Thac Setha holds a petition calling on the Cambodian Foreign Ministry to extract an apology from Hanoi during a protest in Phnom Penh, Aug. 11, 2014.
RFA
Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong on Tuesday ordered the country’s embattled Khmer Krom ethnic group to suspend protests against Vietnam over a territorial dispute as Phnom Penh expressed “regret” to Hanoi over the burning of a Vietnamese flag during the demonstrations last week.

Horn Nam Hong met at his office with the head of the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation, Thach Setha, who agreed to temporarily halt the protest outside the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh following the request from the minister.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

Many of the old images in Bochan Huy's "Chnam Oun 16" music video are haunting — fleeting, grainy footage of workers in rural Cambodian labor camps and Phnom Penh's crumbling shops and streets, emptied of life.
But Huy says the eyes were the hardest — the photographs of Khmer Rouge victims, whose stares she and her producers would use to gauge how much pain could be tastefully set to electric guitar and thumping hip-hop beats.
"They tried to stop us; they tried to rob us. They tried; they tried," Huy sings. Her voice is throaty, defiant — almost jeering — as she shifts between lyrics in English and Khmer.

The buck stops elsewhere


Protesters from Kratie displaying images of Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany
Protesters from Kratie displaying images of Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany, are confronted by security forces on the way to the prime minister’s house yesterday. Pha Lina

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday sought to distance himself from the land dispute epidemic plaguing Cambodia, professing complete ignorance of many of the cases and placing the onus primarily on provincial-level officials.
Warning ministers, provincial governors and other officials that he has “no patience” left, the premier went so far as to suggest that if they don’t provide speedy resolutions, they should leave their posts.
The reprimand comes as villagers from Snuol district in Kratie and Lor Peang village in Kampong Chhnang have travelled to Phnom Penh in recent weeks to seek resolutions to their disputes, with the Snuol families being violently halted by authorities as they tried to march on the premier’s house just yesterday.

Safrole oil found buried


Police officers seize a huge stockpile of safrole oil that was found buried underground in cases in Pursat province
Police officers seize a huge stockpile of safrole oil that was found buried underground in cases in Pursat province. PHOTO SUPPLIED

A huge stockpile of safrole oil – a precursor in the production of chemicals, including illegal narcotics – has been seized in southwest Cambodia after police informants alerted the authorities to its location.
More than 3,200 litres of the oil were found stashed in 109 cases buried underground in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district, district police chief Theang Len said.
“The reason we know they were hidden underground is because we have our informants in the area. People tipped us off after they dug the soil and broke some of the cases. They could smell it; they called our forces and we dug them out,” he said.
Safrole oil is extracted from the roots and bark of sassafras plants, which include a variety of tree found in the Cardamom Mountains known locally as mreach prov.

Only 30 pct passed exam: PM


A teacher guides students through exercises in Phnom Penh in March
A teacher guides students through exercises in Phnom Penh in March. Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that only 30 per cent of more than 93,000 grade 12 test-takers passed this year. Pha Lina

Pre-empting the official announcement of the national exam results, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday declared true his prediction that most grade 12 students would flunk the high-stakes test.
Only 30 per cent of the more than 93,000 test-takers achieved a passing score this year, according to the premier.
“An educational reform is now going on.… It’s not like before when more than 80 per cent passed,” he said at a ceremony at the Peace Palace yesterday.
The prime minister blamed this year’s dismal results on stricter measures against formerly widespread cheating and test leakage, and repeated his decision to hold a retest on October 13.
Hun Sen also declared yesterday that from this coming academic year onwards, school will start in October, one month later than usual, in order to accommodate flooding.

PM promises to keep deal

The National Assembly will hold a session next Tuesday to elect internal leadership positions according to an agreement made by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on July 22 that saw the CNRP join the assembly, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.
Speaking at the Peace Palace, the premier said his party’s lawmakers would fulfil their promise to vote in CNRP officials as the first deputy parliamentary president and the heads of five commissions. “Some of His Excellencies and Her Excellencies speak about deadlock. I am not in deadlock. What deadlock? I have gone on working forever,” he told an audience that included government officials and representatives of the international community.

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ដក​មន្ត្រី​ដែល​មិន​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ជូន​ពលរដ្ឋ

ដោយ ទីន ហ្សាការីយ៉ា
2014-08-18
RFA
ជម្លោះ​ដី ក្រចេះ ៦២០
ពលរដ្ឋ​មាន​បញ្ហា​ដី​មក​ពី​ខេត្ត​ក្រចេះ ចង​បដា​ថ្កោល​ទោស និង​ប្រឆាំង​ការ​រំលោភ​យក​ដី​ពី​សំណាក់​អាជ្ញាធរ​នៅ​របង​រដ្ឋ​សភា កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៨ សីហា ២០១៤។
RFA/Uon Chhin
លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ដក​តំណែង​អភិបាល​ខែត្រ រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី និង​ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំ​ស្ថាប័ន​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នានា ដែល​មិន​ខិតខំ​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​នានា​ជូន​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ពិសេស​រឿង​ជម្លោះដីធ្លី។
លោក​បាន​បន្ទោស​ទៅ​ថ្នាក់ក្រោម​របស់​លោក​ថា ការ​ផ្ដល់​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​នោះ មើល​តែ​តាម​ផែនទី និង​មិន​បាន​ចុះទៅ​មើល​ផ្ទាល់ ព្រម​ទាំង​មិន​បាន​អនុវត្ត​ទៅ​តាម​អនុសាសន៍​របស់​គាត់​ដែល​បណ្ដាល​ឲ្យ​មាន​ ជម្លោះ​ដីធ្លី​នេះ។
​មន្ត្រី​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​គាំទ្រ​ចំពោះ​ការ​លើក​ឡើង​របស់​លោក​ នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នេះ​ថា​ល្មម​ដល់​ពេល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ចាត់វិធានការ​ដោះស្រាយ​ដើម្បី​បញ្ចប់​ វិបត្តិ​ដីធ្លី​នេះ​ហើយ។
មន្ត្រី​ស៊ើបអង្កេត​ផ្នែក​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​នៃ​សមាគម​ អាដហុក (Adhoc) ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​ថ្លែង​របស់​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថា លោក​មិន​ដឹង​អំពី​បញ្ហា​ជម្លោះដីធ្លី​កន្លង​មក​នោះ ថា​ជា​កាយវិការ​មិន​ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ។

បទ​វិភាគ៖ យុត្តិធម៌​មិន​ពេញលេញ​ពី​សាលាក្ដី​ខ្មែរក្រហម

ដោយ ជី វិតា
2014-08-19
RFA
ជើង​ឯក ៣០៥
១៧-មេសា-២០១២៖ លោក​យាយ​រូប​នេះ​កំពុង​សម្លឹង​មើល​លលាដ៍​ក្បាល​ជន​រងគ្រោះ ដែល​តម្កល់​​ទុក​នៅ​អតីត​វាល​ពិឃាដ​ជើងឯក ក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ។
RFA/Mom Sophon
មនុស្ស​ជិត ២​លាន​នាក់​បាន​ត្រូវ​ស្លាប់​បាត់បង់​ជីវិត ដោយ​ការ​ប្រហារ​ជីវិត ការងារ​បង្ខំ ការ​បង្អត់​អាហារ និង​ដោយសារ​ជំងឺតម្កាត់​នៅ​ក្នុង​របប​កម្ពុជា​ប្រជាធិបតយ្យ ឬ​របប​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម។
បន្ទាប់​ពី​ចំណាយ​ពេល​អស់ ៧​ឆ្នាំ អង្គ​ជំនុំជម្រះ​វិសាមញ្ញ​ក្នុង​តុលាការ​កម្ពុជា ឬ​សាលាក្ដី​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម​ដែល​មាន​ការ​គាំទ្រ​ពី​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ បាន​ចេញ​សាលក្រម​លើ​សំណុំ​រឿង ០០២ វគ្គ ១ កាត់​ទោស​អោយ​ជន​ជាប់​ចោទ នួន ជា និង ខៀវ សំផន ជាប់​ពន្ធនាគារ​អស់​មួយ​ជីវិត ពី​បទ​ឧក្រិដ្ឋកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​មនុស្ស​ជាតិ។
ការ​កាត់​ទោស​អតីត​មេដឹកនាំ​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម​កំពូល​ទាំង​ពីរ​រូប​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ ​ទី​៧ សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤ រួម​ទាំង​ការ​កាត់​ទោស កាំង ហ្កេកអ៊ាវ ហៅ ឌុច អតីត​ប្រធាន​មន្ទីរ​សន្តិសុខ​ស២១ កន្លង​មក ចំពោះ​ការ​កាប់​សម្លាប់​ពលរដ្ឋ​កម្ពុជា រវាង​ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​១៩៧៥ និង​ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​១៩៧៩ ក្នុង​របប​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម​អាច​ជា​សំណុំ​រឿង​ចុង​ក្រោយ​របស់​សាលាក្ដី​កូន​កាត់​ មួយ​នេះ។ បើ​ដូច្នេះ តើ​ជន​រងគ្រោះ​ទទួល​បាន​យុត្តិធម៌​ដែរ​ឬ​ទេ?

ជនជាតិ​ជង​បារម្ភ​ខ្លាច​បាត់​បង់​ប្រពៃណី​និង​ជន​ជាតិ​ខ្លួន

ក្រុម​ការងារ​បក្ស​ទាំង​២​បញ្ចប់​កិច្ច​ពិភាក្សា​អំពី​វិសោធនកម្ម​ច្បាប់​បោះ​ឆ្នោត

ដោយ វណ្ណ វិចារ
2014-08-18
RFA
សម រង្ស៊ី ហ៊ុន សែន ៦១០
ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក សម រង្ស៊ី (ឆ្វេង) ចាប់​ដៃ​ជាមួយ​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ក្រោយ​ជំនួប​ចរចា​នា​វិមាន​ព្រឹទ្ធ​សភា​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ កក្កដា ២០១៤។
RFA/Tin Zakariya
ក្រុម​ការងារ​ចរចា​របស់​គណបក្ស​ទាំង​ពីរ បញ្ចប់​ការ​ពិភាក្សា​ស្ដីពី​ការ​ធ្វើ​វិសោធនកម្ម​ច្បាប់​បោះ​ឆ្នោត នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ដំបូង គឺ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៨ ខែ​សីហា។ សេចក្ដី​ព្រាង​ច្បាប់​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​ថ្មី​នេះ មាន ១០​ជំពូក ដោយ​មិន​ទាន់​ចែក​ចេញ​ជា​មាត្រា​ច្បាប់​ឡើយ។

Monday, 18 August 2014

Cambodia no refuge for our shaky human rights record

 By the time you read this it’s quite likely Australia will have signed a controversial deal enabling the transfer of about 1000 refugees from Nauru to Cambodia.
I don’t know how you feel about this proposal, but I find it hard to comprehend how our government could perpetrate another item in the litany of awfulness we are visiting on our fellow human beings. Just when you think this asylum seeker business has hit rock bottom, our country sinks to new levels. I say we, because even those of us who say “not in my name”, are tarnished by our government’s actions.
Why would Australia even think of burdening Cambodia, a country with a poor human rights record, no infrastructure for resettling refugees, or government services to support them and where,

CNRP to probe organ claims


People entering Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital on August 10
People entering Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital on August 10. Police have said arrests that day over alleged organ trafficking were a mistake. The opposition plans to examine the original claims. Pha Lina

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party plans to launch an investigation into organ trafficking in Cambodia following the mysterious case of an alleged kidney ring operating out of a military hospital in Phnom Penh.
Mu Sochua, a CNRP lawmaker and head of the newly formed National Assembly commission on health care, told the Post yesterday that the party will probe claims of organ trafficking.
“If there is enough evidence, we will hold an independent investigation,” she said.
Following a post on CNRP leader Sam Rainsy’s official Facebook Page on Saturday briefly detailing the “thriving industry”, social media users responded with their own unverified tales of loss and deceit.

More are charged over park protest


CNRP supporters and Daun Penh district security guards clash during a protest to ‘free Freedom Park’ last month
CNRP supporters and Daun Penh district security guards clash during a protest to ‘free Freedom Park’ last month. Two more CNRP activists have been summonsed to the Municipal Court. Heng Chivoan

Two more opposition supporters have been summonsed to appear in court for questioning over their alleged involvement in a violent protest near Freedom Park, a move that threatens to further destabilise relations with the ruling party mere weeks after an agreement was reached to end a historic boycott of parliament.
Thirty-five-year-old An Paktham, a member of the Cambodia National Rescue Party youth wing, and 51-year-old Pich Samnang, a tuk-tuk driver, have been charged with intentional violence and joining an insurrection against public civil servants.
According to summonses issued last week by Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Keo Mony, Paktham must appear in court on August 28 and Samnang on August 26. If they do not appear as scheduled, “we will issue the warrant of arrest”, Mony wrote.

Police put brakes on ride


Mother Nature protesters gather in front of security officers in Phnom Penh in support of preserving the Areng Valley
Mother Nature protesters gather in front of security officers in Phnom Penh yesterday in support of preserving the Areng Valley. Pha Lina

About 100 security officers were deployed in the capital’s Meanchey district yesterday to stop a bicycle ride involving only about 30 environmentalists, some of whom were dressed as animals.
Before many of the young activists had arrived at the office of NGO Mother Nature, which organised the ride to raise awareness about a planned hydropower dam in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley, police and district security guards had gathered on either side of the office gates.
When a truck carrying bikes for the activists arrived outside the Mother Nature office at about 2pm,

Risking it all for rosewood


Deep in the Dangrek Mountain range that forms a natural border betweeen Cambodia and Thailand
Deep in the Dangrek Mountain range that forms a natural border betweeen Cambodia and Thailand, illegal loggers search for wood Heng Chivoan

At dawn on the Dangrek Mountain range, 62-year-old logger Suon Song* uses an empty beer can to boil water for his morning coffee. He’ll need it to stay alert during the illegal and dangerous work ahead, after the first of several sleepless nights in the densely forested terrain that forms a natural border between Cambodia and Thailand.
Each logger carries up 70kg of wood
Each logger carries up 70kg of wood Heng Chivoan
Since Song and his two companions began felling trees in the forest in 2001, they have faced countless encounters with the black-clad Thai soldiers that patrol the area, many of which have featured gunfire. One has been shot and survived.

New chapter in search for black gold


KrisEnergy has aquired a potentially lucrative Cambodian oil field.
KrisEnergy has aquired a potentially lucrative Cambodian oil field. RANDOLPH YOST

As Chevron hands over its controlling stake in the Kingdom’s most developed oil field to a new player, industry experts say extraction may still take time
Industry insiders urged patience this week after news broke that energy giant Chevron had sold its controlling stake in the Kingdom’s most developed oil field to Singaporean firm KrisEnergy.
Hopes are now pegged on KrisEnergy to bring about a windfall it is hoped will reduce the nation’s dependency on energy imports and bring much-needed state revenues.
But there is still a long way to go, according to experts, who say that while long-awaited reforms to clean up the industry could yield progress, extraction may still be far off.
KrisEnergy workers guide an oil drill head
KrisEnergy workers guide an oil drill head. RANDOLPH YOST
After years of negotiations between Chevron and the government over profit-sharing and taxation failed, KrisEnergy announced on Monday that they had acquired Chevron Cambodia’s 30 per cent stake in Block A, a 4,709-square-kilometre site in the Gulf of Thailand.

ACU set to target gov’t ‘ghost’ staff

The Anti-Corruption Unit announced to reporters on Friday that it will crack down on “ghost names”, employees who haunt government payrolls and keep receiving salaries despite having left their jobs.
Om Yentieng, chairman of the ACU, said any “ghosts” found in the system will face up to two years in jail.
“We will go down to every government office, no matter how big or small,” he said.
Yentieng said he didn’t know how many fake employees were lurking in the payrolls because “we don’t have any basis for that kind of evaluation”.
Government ministries have three months to root out non-staff, he said.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

RHM138 -Sokun Nisa_វីយូឡុងស្នេហា

violin sneha (វីយូឡុង​ស្នេហា)- song seng horn

វីយូឡុងស្នេហា - Violon Sneha -ថេត សម្បត្តិ

Food Destination Japan: Full Documentary [1]

Minor Parties Question Two-Party Control of Election Committee

By | August 15, 2014
The Cambodia Daily
 
Civil society leaders and representatives of political parties that hold no seats in parliament raised concerns Thursday about the electoral reforms agreed upon by the two major parties in their political deal late last month.
At a discussion organized by the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), leaders of Funcinpec and other minor parties questioned whether the reforms introduce too much party participation in election running. Election reform experts raised similar concerns.
The ruling CPP and opposition CNRP on July 22 cut a deal to replace the National Election Committee (NEC), which is ostensibly apolitical but in practice dominated by the CPP, with a new body composed of four members from either party and a final member satisfactory to both.
Lao Mong Hay, a prominent political analyst, questioned whether such an arrangement, which puts two parties in control of running elections, could lead to free elections.

ចក្ខុវិស័យសម្រាប់កសាងជាតិក្រោយដំណោះស្រាយនយោបាយ (វគ្គ ១)

ចក្ខុវិស័យសម្រាប់កសាងជាតិក្រោយដំណោះស្រាយនយោបាយ (វគ្គ ២)

ចក្ខុវិស័យសម្រាប់កសាងជាតិក្រោយដំណោះស្រាយនយោបាយ (វគ្គបញ្ចប់)

Cambodia Defends Flag Burning Protest as ‘Freedom of Expression’

2014-08-15
RFA
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Cambodian Buddhist monks and laymen protest in front of the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh, Aug. 11, 2014.
AFP
Cambodia on Friday defended a group of demonstrators who burned a flag of Vietnam in front of Hanoi’s embassy, saying the act was part of freedom of expression allowed in the country, rebuffing demands from the neighbor that they be punished.

Cambodian Ministry of Interior Spokesman Khieu Sopheak said that the flag burning during a protest by the Khmer Krom ethnic minority would not affect relations between the two countries.

The demonstrators were simply “expressing their opinions in a democratic country,” he told RFA’s Khmer Service.

“Protesters commonly burn flags around the world—it may be unethical, but as long as it is done during a lawful protest, it is acceptable,” he said.