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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Cambodian PM to Meet Obama

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 26, 2016.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed by Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 26, 2016.
Neou Vannarin
Prime Minister Hun Sen is preparing for a meeting of ASEAN leaders with U.S. President Barack Obama later this month, political analysts say the visit will be a good way for Cambodia to improve relations with the United States.
Hun Sen and other leaders will meet Obama in Sunnylands, California next week to discuss trade and security issues.
The meeting of the political and economic organization of 10 Southeast Asian countries follows the visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Cambodia in January. It also comes after a trip to China

Threats posted ahead of PM’s US visit


North American Cambodian citizens protest in New York in 2013. Photo supplied
North American Cambodian citizens protest in New York in 2013. Photo supplied

A prominent ruling party activist has alluded to violent attacks against CNRP acting president Kem Sokha if anti-Hun Sen protesters picket the premier’s upcoming US visit, in a sponsored Facebook post circulated a week after the prime minister delivered his own veiled threats of retaliation should a demonstration occur.
Prefacing his remarks with “according to observers”, Cambodian People’s Party social media activist and soldier Khan Chan Sophal wrote that the planned protests in the US would make the Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president “not dare to live in Cambodia anymore”.

Capitol protesters charged over brawl


Two Capitol Bus Company drivers talk to the media yesterday as they are escorted through Phnom Penh Municipal Court by the authorities.
Two Capitol Bus Company drivers talk to the media yesterday as they are escorted through Phnom Penh Municipal Court by the authorities. Pha Lina

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged two protesters involved in a bloody scuffle that left scores injured over the weekend, while another four prominent unionists were also charged in a significant expansion of the controversial case.
The two protesters were arrested on Saturday morning after members of a tuk-tuk drivers’ association violently dispersed a demonstration by former Capitol Bus Company drivers and their supporters from the Cambodia Labour Confederation over the firing of 45 bus drivers who attempted to start a union.

Vietnam border campaigner Sam An vows to return in April


Um Sam An (right) holds up a map of Kampot province last year during his visit to the Library of Congress in Washington. Photo supplied
Um Sam An (right) holds up a map of Kampot province last year during his visit to the Library of Congress in Washington. Photo supplied

Outspoken Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Um Sam An yesterday vowed to return to Cambodia in April despite fearing arrest over his prominent role in the CNRP’s campaign to highlight Vietnamese territorial encroachment, which raised the government’s ire last year.
Sam An, a dual American-Cambodian citizen, left for the United States last year after months of criticising the government’s border policy and accusing the regime of losing land to Vietnam by using the wrong demarcation maps.

ប្រ​វត្តិ​ចូ​ល​ឆ្នាំ​ចិន

តុ​លា​ការ​កាត់​ទោស​អ្នក​បើក​ឡាន​ក្រុង​ពីរ​នាក់

បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​បដិសេធ​ជា​ថ្មី​ថា​មិន​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​គម្រោង​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​អាមេរិក

ដោយ ឡេង ម៉ាលី
2016-02-08
RFA
បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន អាមេរិក ២០១៥ ៨៥៥
ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ក្រៅ​ប្រទេស​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​លោក​នាយក​ រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​មុខ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ក្នុង​បុរី​ញីវយ៉ក (New York) សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ RFA/Yun Samean
RFA/Yun Samean
គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ រក្សា​ការ​បដិសេធ​របស់​ខ្លួន​ថា មិន​ជាប់​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ក្នុង​គម្រោង​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង លោក ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ឡើយ។ មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ ថ្លែង​ថា បាតុកម្ម​នោះ​ធ្វើ​ដោយ​បុគ្គល​តែ​ប៉ុណ្ណោះ។
ការ​ប្រកាស​នេះ នៅ​មុន​ពេល​លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នឹង​ដឹក​នាំ​គណៈប្រតិភូ​ទៅ​ចូលរួម​កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​កំពូល​អាស៊ាន-អាមេរិក នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥-១៦ កុម្ភៈ នៅ​សាន់នីឡេនដ៍ (Sunnylands) ទីក្រុង​រ៉េនចូមីរ៉េច (Rancho Mirage) រដ្ឋ​កាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ា (California)

Monday, 8 February 2016

CNRP ‘behind’ US protests, says PM's son [Khmer overseas' fundamental freedom of speech should not be threaten by Hun Sen and his clan]





Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy shakes hand with Daniel Kritenbrink, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, on Thursday during a meeting in Washington. Photo supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s second-eldest son, Hun Manith, has thrown cold water over the opposition’s attempts to distance itself from pending anti-government protests in the US next week when the prime minister attends a US-ASEAN summit in California.
The US-based Cambodia-America Alliance said last month that they expected up to 1,000 members to attend anti-Hun Sen demonstrations in California on February 15 – an event that marks the first time the prime minister has been invited by a US president to visit the country.

Protesting Capitol bus drivers attacked [ Hun Sen's thugs are doing dirty work again]


A man attacks a bus driver in central Phnom Penh on Saturday during a Capitol Bus Company protest that turned violent. Licadho
A man attacks a bus driver in central Phnom Penh on Saturday during a Capitol Bus Company protest that turned violent. Licadho

A bloody scuffle in Phnom Penh on Saturday left scores injured after protesting bus drivers and their supporters were brutally set upon by a rival association armed with sticks, metal bars and hammers.
Police arrested two protesters – former Capitol bus driver Norn Van, and Cambodia Labour Confederation member Ros Sipha – but none of the alleged attackers.

Border researcher gets a new title at academy


Border researcher Sok Touch, who was promoted to vice president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia last month, speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh last week.
Border researcher Sok Touch, who was promoted to vice president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia last month, speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh last week. Pha Lina

Prominent border researcher Sok Touch has been promoted to the position of vice president of the state-run Royal Academy of Cambodia, a title with a government ranking equivalent to secretary of state.
Touch said the promotion – which was made official late last month – would not colour his work, adding that he has held the same equivalent government ranking since at least 2013, though it was not publicised, and that the title was “not important” to him.

Property disputed as Funcinpec members defect


Funcinpec party president Prince Norodom Ranariddh talks to supporters during a party meeting in Phnom Penh last year.
Funcinpec party president Prince Norodom Ranariddh talks to supporters during a party meeting in Phnom Penh last year. Pha Lina

Hundreds of senior Funcinpec officials are jumping ship to join ex-deputy president Nhek Bun Chhay’s new Khmer National United Party (KNUP) and many plan to take their Funcinpec party offices with them, Bun Chhay has claimed, to the remaining Funcinpec leadership’s outrage.
So far Funcinpec has only expelled 13 defectors from their party membership, but Bun Chhay said yesterday that “300 senior and thousands of ordinary members” had pledged to join the KNUP, created last Wednesday.

Gov’t denies land issues


Youth volunteers get ready to depart Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich to take part in a government-run land title program in 2012.
Youth volunteers get ready to depart Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich to take part in a government-run land title program in 2012. Heng Chivoan

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction issued a statement on Saturday defending its track record and denying that Germany ended its support for the ministry’s land rights program due to a lack of transparency and sluggish reform pace.
“The German side accepted that there was much development and achievements from the 20 years of cooperation,” a two-page statement released on Saturday read.

Deported activist Gonzalez-Davidson to demand to attend trial


Enviromental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson talks during a 2014 Mother Nature press conference in Phnom Penh.
Enviromental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson talks during a 2014 Mother Nature press conference in Phnom Penh. Hong Menea

In a press release by the conservation NGO Mother Nature yesterday, the environmental group dismissed last week’s charges brought against founder Alex Gonzalez-Davidson and two other co-founders as “totally without foundation” and said Gonzalez-Davidson will request that the interior minister allow him back into the country to stand trial.

លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ថា​នឹង​ត្រឡប់​មក​កម្ពុជា​វិញ​នៅ​ខែ​មេសា​ទោះ​បី​ប្រឈម​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2016-02-07
RFA
អ៊ុំ សំអាន ២០១៥ ៨៥៥
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន (ស្ដាំ) លើក​បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​​កម្ពុជា ដែល​លោក​អះអាង​ថា ជា​ប្រភេទ​ផែនទី​បោន (Bonne) ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ក្នុង​រដ្ឋធានី​វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ Photo Provided
Photo Provided
តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​កំពុង​រស់នៅ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ប្រាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី ថា លោក​នឹង​វិល​ចូល​ប្រទេស​វិញ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ខែ​មេសា ខាង​មុខ​នេះ។ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ដែល​សកម្ម​ក្នុង​រឿង​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម បាន​ទៅ​រស់នៅ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក មួយ​រយៈពេល បន្ទាប់​ពី​ស្ថានការណ៍​នៅ​ក្នុង​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ចាប់​ផ្ដើម​ឡើង​កម្ដៅ​ក្នុង​រឿង​ព្រំដែន​នេះ។

បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​បដិសេធ​ការ​ចោទ​​​របស់​កូនប្រុស​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន រឿង​បាតុកម្ម

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2016-02-06
RFA
យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ ៨៥៥ ២០១៤
អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ ក្នុង​វេទិកា​អ្នក​ស្ដាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី កាល​ពី​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៣ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
Photo: RFA
គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ច្រានចោល​ការ​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​របស់​កូនប្រុស​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថា គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​ពី​ក្រោយ​ការ​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន នា​សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ កុម្ភៈ ខាង​មុខ។ ការ​លើក​ឡើង​បែប​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ពី​លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានិត ប្រាប់​ទៅ​សារព័ត៌មាន​ក្នុង​ស្រុក​មួយ​ថា ការ​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​រៀបចំ​ផែនការ​រួច​ជាស្រេច ដោយ​មន្ត្រី​ជាន់ខ្ពស់​ក្នុង​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដោយ​មាន​ទាំង​ការ​ផ្ដល់​ថវិកា​ថែម​ទៀត​ផង។

គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ចង់​ឲ្យ​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ធ្វើ​ការងារ​ជា​អ្នកដឹកនាំ​ពិត​ប្រាកដ

ដោយ សេក បណ្ឌិត
2016-02-05
RFA
សម រង្ស៊ី ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ក្នុង​កម្មវិធី​ទូរទស្សន៍​អាស៊ីសេរី នា​រដ្ឋ​ធានី​វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក កាល​ពី​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
Photo: RFA
ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ថ្លែង​ពី​នាយ​សមុទ្រ​ថា លោក​គាំទ្រ​សកម្មភាព​របស់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ទូទៅ ជាពិសេស​ក្រុម​យុវជន​ដែល​ចូលរួម​ប្រើ​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Faccebook) ដើម្បី​តាមដាន​ព័ត៌មាន​សកម្មភាព​អ្នក​នយោបាយ និង​បញ្ហា​ផ្សេងៗ​ដែល​កើត​មាន​ក្នុង​សង្គម។ ​លោក​អះអាង​ថា នៅ​ពេល​ពលរដ្ឋ និង​យុវជន​ទទួល​បាន​ព័ត៌មាន​ពិត គ្រប់​ជ្រុងជ្រោយ និង​មាន​តម្លាភាព គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ថ្មី ក៏​អាច​នឹង​ទុក​ចិត្ត​បាន​ជាង​ស្ថាប័ន​មុន ហើយ​ប្រការ​នេះ​អាច​នឹង​ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ផ្លាស់ប្តូរ​មេដឹកនាំ​ប្រទេស​បាន ​ទៅ​ថ្ងៃ​អនាគត។

លោក កឹម សុខា រិះគន់​មន្ត្រី​ស្ថាប័ន​រដ្ឋ​ខ្លះ​ថា​អសមត្ថភាព​ក្នុង​ការ​បំពេញ​ការងារ

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2016-02-06
RFA
កឹម សុខា វេទិកា ៨៥៥
ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា ក្នុង​កម្មវិធី​ផ្សាយ​របស់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៨ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
RFA
លោក កឹម សុខា ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ រិះគន់​ពី​គុណវិបត្តិ​ដែល​កើត​ចេញ​ពី​អសមត្ថភាព​របស់​ស្ថាប័ន​រដ្ឋ​មួយ​ ចំនួន​ថា កំពុង​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​រងគ្រោះ។ ប៉ុន្តែ​មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បដិសេធ​ថា អ្វី​ដែល​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​លើក​ឡើង គឺ​ដើម្បី​ចង់​បាន​ប្រជាប្រិយភាព ព្រោះ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​មើល​ឃើញ​តែ​ភាព​អសកម្ម​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ទេ។
ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​ពេល​ជួប​អ្នក​គាំទ្រ​នៅ​ក្រុង​តាខ្មៅ លោក កឹម សុខា លើក​ឡើង​ថា ស្ថាប័ន​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ដែល​បំពេញ​ការងារ​របស់​ខ្លួន​មិន​បាន​ល្អ​នោះ រួម​មាន​វិស័យ​អប់រំ វិស័យ​សុខាភិបាល វិស័យ​កសិកម្ម វិស័យ​ការងារ បញ្ហា​ដីធ្លី និង​អយុត្តិធម៌​សង្គម។

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Ex-judge Ang Maltey off the hook for bribery allegation


Ang Maltey covered his face entering Kandal court last month.
Ang Maltey covered his face entering Kandal court last month. Pha Lina

The head of Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday all but absolved disgraced former Phnom Penh Municipal Court president Ang Maltey of culpability in a high-profile bribery case, confirming that he was no longer under active investigation.
In February, Maltey, who recently faced trial over a separate embezzlement accusation, granted bail to the parents of tycoon Thong Sarath – who is accused of masterminding the assassination of another businessman.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Opposition Leader Wants US Mediation in Cambodian Political Strife

Sam Rainsy’s trip follows the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Cambodia, where Kerry emphasized the importance of human rights and democracy to ties with the United States.

President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Sam Rainsy, is in VOA studio in Washington as a guest for special Hello VOA on Wednesday February 4, 2016. (Soeung Sophat/VOA Khmer)
President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Sam Rainsy, is in VOA studio in Washington as a guest for special Hello VOA on Wednesday February 4, 2016. (Soeung Sophat/VOA Khmer)
Men Kimseng, Sok KhemaraVOA Khmer
The leader of Cambodia’s opposition, Sam Rainsy, is currently in the US to seek support for his party and to ask the US to mediate Cambodian politics, which have devolved over the last year.
In an interview at VOA Khmer’s office in Washington this week, Sam Rainsy said countries like the US can “push for reconciliation and mediation,” as well as free and fair elections.

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រាប់​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​យក​ចិត្ត​ទុក​ដាក់​ចំពោះ​​មតិ​​ពលរដ្ឋ​​នៅ​លើ​ហ្វេសប៊ុក

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2016-02-05
RFA
ហ៊ុន សែន ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថត​រូប​ជាមួយ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ក្រោយ​ពេល​បញ្ចប់​ពិធី​ចែក​សញ្ញាប័ត្រ​ដល់​និស្សិត​សលក ​វិទ្យាល័យ​ជាតិ​គ្រប់គ្រង នា​កោះពេជ្រ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
RFA/Brach Chev
លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រាប់​ទៅ​មន្ត្រី​គ្រប់​ក្រសួង ស្ថាប័ន ឲ្យ​តាម​ដាន​សំណូមពរ​របស់​ពលរដ្ឋ​ដែល​បញ្ចេញ​មតិ​យោបល់​នៅ​លើ​ទំព័រ​ ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook Page) របស់​លោក។ ប៉ុន្តែ​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​អ្នក​វិភាគ ស្នើ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ពលរដ្ឋ​ឲ្យ​ទូលំទូលាយ​ជាង​នេះ ព្រោះ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​ច្រើន​ណាស់​ដែល​គ្មាន​ហ្វេសប៊ុក ប្រើ។
​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​នៅ​ចំពោះ​មុខ​និស្សិត​ជាង ៤.០០០​នាក់ ប្រាប់​ទៅ​មន្ត្រី​ថ្នាក់​ក្រោម​ថា ត្រូវ​

Interview: 'The important thing is the ideas. The ideas on how to manage the country.'

2016-02-05
RFA
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Sam Rainsy speaks with RFA in Washington, May 14, 2015.
RFA
Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) sat down with reporter Chun Chanboth of Radio Free Asia’s Khmer Service at RFA’s headquarters in Washington  to discuss the country’s upcoming general elections in 2018, the impact of social media – particularly Facebook – on Cambodia’s body politic and the nature of dictatorship and the individual. Rainsy has delayed his return to Cambodia, following his removal from parliament on Nov. 16 by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) because of a warrant issued for his arrest in a seven-year-old defamation case. Cambodia is ramping up for local elections in 2017 and national elections the year after.
RFA:  You and Prime Minister Hun Sun seem to have different styles and are in a battle to win the hearts and minds of people who use Facebook. At the same time, Prime Minister Hun Sen also says he’s overtaken you as “Facebook Prime Minister.” How do you feel about that?

Friday, 5 February 2016

US Must Put Human Rights First With Cambodia: Lawmaker

US Must Put Human Rights First With Cambodia: Lawmaker
Image Credit: US Department of State

The Diplomat

The United States must put human rights first in its relationship with Cambodia, an opposition lawmaker told an audience in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
U.S.-Cambodia relations have been in the spotlight in recent weeks, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Phnom Penh in late January where his discussions with officials including Prime Minister Hun Sen included boosting bilateral economic ties as well as human rights and democracy

Researcher calls for calm over VN border


Royal Academy of Cambodia researcher Sok Touch talks about the results of his border investigation yesterday during a press conference in Phnom Penh.
Royal Academy of Cambodia researcher Sok Touch talks about the results of his border investigation yesterday during a press conference in Phnom Penh. Pha Lina

The Royal Academy’s head border researcher has appealed for calm in the wake of findings that some Vietnamese border posts were indeed planted inside Cambodian territory during the 1980s, telling people to blame “history”, more specifically, the French.
Six months after a furore over alleged territorial encroachment by Vietnam, propelled by some

Deported activist Gonzalez-Davidson ‘charged’


Activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson is escorted out of a riverside restaurant by authorities last year in Phnom Penh. Mony Sar
Activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson is escorted out of a riverside restaurant by authorities last year in Phnom Penh. Mony Sar

Environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, deported by immigration officials nearly a year ago, has been charged by the Koh Kong Provincial Court along with two co-founders of his NGO Mother Nature, according to the wife of one of the group’s three detained activists.
Tha Sophea, wife of jailed activist Sem Samnang, said yesterday that when she visited her husband at the provincial prison on January 30, he told her that Davidson along with monks Sok Chantra and

Veng Sreng protesters' appeal rejected


Protesters chant on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Boulevard in front of fires during garment industry protests that turned violent in January 2014.
Protesters chant on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Boulevard in front of fires during garment industry protests that turned violent in January 2014. Pha Lina

The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the convictions of 13 protesters from 2014’s deadly Veng Sreng Boulevard riots on charges ranging from incitement to intentional violence, a ruling slammed by a rights group for glossing over the role of security forces, who shot dead at least four and injured dozens that day.
The 13 were arrested on January 3, 2014, for participating in minimum wage protests that turned violent, ultimately culminating in the fatal crackdown by security forces.

Bun Chhay can leave, logo stays: Funcinpec


Funcinpec executive secretary-general Say Hak talks to the media yesterday in Phnom Penh during a press conference.
Funcinpec executive secretary-general Say Hak talks to the media yesterday in Phnom Penh during a press conference. Heng Chivoan

The royalist Funcinpec party yesterday took pains to play down the public political divorce between party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh and ex-deputy president Nhek Bun Chhay, while at the same time vowing to pursue legal action against Bun Chhay’s new party.
Bun Chhay on Wednesday announced his departure from Funcinpec and the birth of his own Khmer National United Party (KNUP), which will retain the old party’s royalist platform, although not the prince, who he singled out for criticism.

It’s time for me to return


Environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson talks to the media in Phnom Penh in 2014 after the authorities blocked a peaceful protest from marching.
Environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson talks to the media in Phnom Penh in 2014 after the authorities blocked a peaceful protest from marching. Pha Lina

Dear Editor,
I, together with two of the founders of our environmental NGO Mother Nature, stand accused as accomplices to the offence under Article 424 of “threatening to commit destruction followed by an order”. This charge, carries a prison sentence of up to two years and a fine. Foreigners such as I, also face a potential lifelong ban on returning to Cambodia.
As you will surely recall, just under one year ago the Cambodian government decided to deny me a new visa, after which I was detained and swiftly thrown out of the country. That was despite a

លោក សុខ ​ទូច អះអាងថា វៀតណាមមិនគោរពកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងព្រំដែន

លោក សុខ ទូច៖ វៀតណាម​មិន​ដែល​គោរព​កិច្ច​ព្រមព្រៀង​ព្រំដែន​ជាមួយ​កម្ពុជា

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2016-02-04
RFA
សុខ ទូច ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
លោក សុខ ទូច (រូប​កណ្ដាល​ជួរ​មុខ​) ប្រធាន​ក្រុម​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​នៃ​រាជបណ្ឌិត​សភា ថ្លែង​​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​កាសែត នា​រាជបណ្ឌិត​សភា​កម្ពុជា នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី៤ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
RFA/Cheu Sideth
ប្រធាន​ក្រុម​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ព្រំដែន​នៃ​រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​កម្ពុជា អះអាង​ថា ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម ពុំ​ដែល​បាន​គោរព​កិច្ច​ព្រមព្រៀង​រវាង​ប្រទេស​ទាំង​ពីរ ដែល​សន្យា​មិន​បំពាន​គ្នា​រឿង​ដី​នៅ​ជាប់​ព្រំដែន។ បណ្ឌិត​ផ្នែក​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​នយោបាយ​រូប​នោះ យល់​ឃើញ​ថា វា​គួរ​ឲ្យ​សោកស្ដាយ​ដែល​មក​ដល់​ពេល​នេះ​ទៅ​ហើយ រដ្ឋាភិបាល​វៀតណាម នៅ​តែ​មិន​អនុវត្ត​គោលការណ៍​លើ​ដី​ទំនាស់ ​១៦​ហិកតារ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ ជាប់​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម។

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ប្រកាស​មិន​ចូល​រួម​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន

ដោយ ឆោម ចក្រា
2016-02-04
RFA
សម្ភាស គង់ សភា ញ៉យ ចំរើន ៨៥៥
ពី​ឆ្វេង៖ លោក ជុន ច័ន្ទបុត្រ សម្ភាស​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក ញ៉យ ចំរើន និង​លោក គង់ សភា នៅ​ការិយាល័យ​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី នា​រដ្ឋធានី​វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​កំពុង​មាន​វត្តមាន​ក្នុង​សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក បង្ហាញ​ជំហរ​យ៉ាង​ដាច់​ណាត់​ថា នឹង​មិន​ចូលរួម​បាតុកម្ម ឬ​ដើរ​ទៅ​​ក្បែរ​កន្លែង​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ណា​មួយ​ដែល​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ-​ អាមេរិកកាំង គ្រោង​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ដើម្បី​ប្រឆាំង​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ពេល​ដែល​លោក​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​មក​ចូលរួម​កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​កំពូល​អាស៊ាន-​អាមេរិក នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ខាង​មុខ​នេះ​ទេ។
មន្ត្រី​អង្គការ​សម្ព័ន្ធ​មិត្ត​ខ្មែរ-​អាមេរិកាំង ដែល​មាន​គម្រោង​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​នេះ បដិសេធ​មិន​ធ្វើ​

តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ពីរ​រូប​ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​អាមេរិក​ដាក់​សម្ពាធ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា

ដោយ តាំង សារ៉ាដា
2016-02-04
RFA
គង់ សភា ញ៉យ ចំរើន ៦២០
តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក គង់ សភា (ស្ដាំ) និង​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក ញ៉យ ចំរើន ក្នុង​វេទិកា​អ្នក​ស្ដាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៩ ខែ​ធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
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តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ពីរ​រូប គឺ​លោក ញ៉យ ចំរើន និង​លោក គង់ សភា ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ដាក់​សម្ពាធ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ទីក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ ដើម្បី​បញ្ឈប់​ការ​ធ្វើ​ទុក្ខបុកម្នេញ​ក្រុម​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង។
សំណើ​របស់​ក្រុម​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ទាំង​ពីរ​រូប​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​នៅ​ក្នុង​ជំនួប​ជាមួយ លោក ជីម ហាមស៍ (Jim Himes) សមាជិក​សភា​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ពី​ខាង​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​ប្រចាំ​រដ្ឋ