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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Female cadres of the Khmer Rouge


Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Women were well represented among the regional echelons of power. AFP

While the scope of female participation in the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge is unknown, experts say it is understated
At 14, Tuy Kin was barely a young woman when she joined the Khmer Rouge in 1970.
Ten years later, she was arrested for her involvement in the killing of 300 prisoners at Phnom Penh’s infamous S-21 prison and torture centre – a charge she now denies – and jailed for 18 months.
“Although I served as a soldier of Pol Pot, I never killed people,” she told researchers from the Documentary Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam).
It’s unknown how many female cadres like Kin filled the ranks of the ultra-Maoist regime and how big a role they had; however, for the first time, a new research project is trying to shed light on the subject.

Providing dignity in death for Cambodia's poorest communities


Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Field Relief Agency of Taiwan has built 110 crematoriums, at $10,000 each. Photo supplied

For the past six years, a Taiwanese NGO has been offering unusual aid – building facilities for villages too poor to effectively cremate their dead
While many NGOs in the Kingdom focus on improving poor Cambodians’ lives, one organisation is trying to improve their deaths.
The Field Relief Agency, a humanitarian organisation founded in 1995 by a Taiwanese flight attendant turned philanthropist named Yang Wei-lin, constructs crematoriums in rural communities.
According to Wei-lin, the need was grimly obvious.

Rainsy Calls for Shaming of Vietnam

Khmer Times/Vincent MacIsaac
Thursday, 30 July 2015
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Phnom Penh (Khmer Times) – To succeed in its negotiations with Vietnam over the demarcation of the border, Cambodia should shame its neighbor because the country needs international support to settle its dispute with China, Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, wrote on his Facebook Page yesterday. 

“Any country that violates Cambodia’s territorial integrity would be seriously condemned by the international community. In particular Vietnam would suffer such an embarrassing condemnation at a time when she needs international support in her confrontation with China in the South China Sea,” he wrote under a statement titled “Vietnam must respect the 1991 Paris Agreements on Cambodia.”

មេធាវី​គ្រោង​ប្ដឹង​ទៅ​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​អង្គ​ចៅក្រម​ឲ្យ​សើរើ​ការ​កាត់​ក្ដី​សកម្មជន​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​១១​នាក់

ដោយ សេក បណ្ឌិត
2015-07-31
RFA
សកម្មជន សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ១១​នាក់ ៦២០
មន្ត្រី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា (ឆ្វេង) និង​សកម្មជន​ដទៃ​ទៀត ត្រូវ​បាន​សមត្ថកិច្ច​បញ្ជូន​តាម​រថយន្ត​យក​ទៅ​ឃុំ​នៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃស នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Morm Moniroth
គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ កំពុង​សិក្សា​លើ​ទិដ្ឋភាព​ពីរ​ដើម្បី​ជួយ​សកម្មជន​របស់​ខ្លួន ១១​នាក់ ដែល​កំពុង​ជាប់​ឃុំ​ក្នុង​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃស ជាង ១០​ថ្ងៃ​មក​ហើយ។ នីតិវិធី​ទាំង​ពីរ​នោះ គឺ​ព្យាយាម​ស្វែង​រក​កិច្ច​ចរចា​តាម​ផ្លូវ​នយោបាយ និង​ប្ដឹង​ទៅ​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​នៃ​អង្គ​ចៅក្រម​អោយ​សើរើ​ឡើង​វិញ​ចំពោះ​ការ​ កាត់​ក្តី​មួយ​ដែល​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា មាន​ភាព​មិន​ប្រក្រតី។ ចំណែក​មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​មាន​ជំនឿ​ថា ការ​ចរចា​តាម​របត់​នយោបាយ​អាច​មាន​ផល​វិជ្ជមាន​លឿន​ជាង​តាម​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ ច្បាប់។
មេធាវី​របស់​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ១១​នាក់ គ្រោង​ប្ដឹង​មោឃភាព​នីតិវិធី​របស់​សាលាដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ពេល​ឆាប់ៗ​ខាង​មុខ​នេះ។

Friday, 31 July 2015

Alarm over 'timber grab' from Cambodia's protected forests

29 July 2015
 
 Cambodia deforestation
Campaigners say that deforestation in Cambodia is taking place on a large scale

Ancient, highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia, according to a new report.
The analysis, from campaign group Forest Trends, says that large corporations are using legitimate development permits to illegally clear land.
Around 2,000 sq km of forests are being lost every year, they say.
Effective governance of the forests in Cambodia has broken down, they argue.

Witness recalls regime’s fall


Om Chy gives his testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Om Chy gives his testimony before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan yesterday in Phnom Penh. ECCC

Khim Vat was 29 when the Khmer Rouge regime fell. She was loaded into a military truck at the Kampong Chhnang airport worksite that day, alongside pregnant women and children, and heard the sound of gunshots as the vehicle fled to the west.
During the second portion of her testimony before the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, Vat, a former member of the communist militia, recalled the chaos of the Vietnamese invasion.

Gov’t slams ‘interfering’ UN


Protesters wait outside the Senate building last week in Phnom Penh as government officials vote on the controversial Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Protesters wait outside the Senate building last week in Phnom Penh as government officials vote on the controversial Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Vireak Mai

Cambodia has rebuked the United Nations after a UN office released a statement admonishing recent political developments in the Kingdom, while an opposition lawmaker is making a last-minute attempt to stop one of those developments from becoming law.
Last Friday, the Senate passed a draft NGO law that was viewed by rights groups as muzzling the sector, while on July 21, 11 opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party activists were sentenced to prison terms of seven to 20 years for a street protest that turned violent a year ago.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) lambasted both events on Monday.

Population to grow 22% by 2030: UN

Cambodia’s population is expected to grow by 22 per cent to almost 19 million by 2030, while infant mortality is slated to decrease and life expectancy to increase, according to a UN report released on Wednesday.
In the newly published 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Kingdom’s population is set to increase from its current 15,578,000 count in 2015 to 18,991,000 in 2030.

បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ស្នើ​ឲ្យ​ក្រុម​ប្រឹក្សា​ធម្មនុញ្ញ​ត្រួត​ពិនិត្យ​ធម្មនុញ្ញភាព​នៃ​ខ្លឹមសារ​ច្បាប់​អង្គការ

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-07-30
RFA
សុន ឆ័យ តវ៉ា​ច្បាប់​អង្គការ ៦២០
លោក សុន ឆ័យ តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ដល់​អ្នក​កាសែត នៅ​មុខ​ព្រឹទ្ធសភា នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Morm Moniroth
នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កក្កដា នេះ តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ និង​សមាជិក​ព្រឹទ្ធសភា​គណបក្ស សម រង្ស៊ី ស្នើ​សុំ​ឲ្យ​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​ធម្មនុញ្ញ ត្រួត​ពិនិត្យ​មើល​ពី​ធម្មនុញ្ញភាព​នៃ​ខ្លឹមសារ​ច្បាប់​អង្គការ និង​សមាគម ដែល​បាន​បញ្ជូន​ដល់​ដៃ​ស្ថាប័ន​កំពូល​នេះ​ហើយ។ ច្បាប់​ស្ដីពី​អង្គការ និង​សមាគម​ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​រដ្ឋសភា និង​ព្រឹទ្ធសភា អនុម័ត​ដ៏​ចម្រូងចម្រាស​កាល​ពី​ពេល​ថ្មីៗ​នេះ ត្រូវ​បាន​មជ្ឈដ្ឋាន​ជាតិ និង​អន្តរជាតិ​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា គឺ​ជា​ច្បាប់​ដែល​មិន​បាន​បម្រើ​ឲ្យ​ផល​ប្រយោជន៍​​សាធារណៈ​ទេ។

Thursday, 30 July 2015

In praise of RCAF Inc


RCAF Deputy Commander in Chief Chea Dara speaks yesterday in Phnom Penh at a forum on cooperation between the national military and private businesses.
RCAF Deputy Commander in Chief Chea Dara speaks yesterday in Phnom Penh at a forum on cooperation between the national military and private businesses. Hong Menea

Cambodia's defence minister lauded a decade of corporate sponsorship of the country’s military, which he said had enabled underfunded units to acquire weapons with the backing of affluent supporters.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s policy on the relationship between Cambodia’s powerful tycoons – known as oknhas – and the armed forces and government departments was formalised in a sub-decree passed in February 2010, and has been roundly condemned by rights groups ever since.

Ministry gets own TV, radio platform


Mao Bunnarin (left), director general of logistics and finance at Ministry of Interior, shakes hands with Huang Yi Chuan, country representative of China Fujian Zhongya Culture Media, yesterday.
Mao Bunnarin (left), director general of logistics and finance at Ministry of Interior, shakes hands with Huang Yi Chuan, country representative of China Fujian Zhongya Culture Media, yesterday. Heng Chivoan

The Ministry of Interior is planning to launch a $30 million radio and television station with backing from a Chinese company, with testing set to start right around the time the opposition party’s new station is slated to begin broadcasting.
Speaking after a signing ceremony, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said that Interior TV and its radio counterpart will serve the public interest.
“The location of the radio and TV will perhaps be on the outskirts of the city, while spending will be approximately $30 million,” he said.

ELCs tied to destruction of forests in new report


A map showing overlays for land concessions and protected areas in Cambodia in 2013.
A map showing overlays for land concessions and protected areas in Cambodia in 2013. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Cambodis's most crucial forests are disappearing at a rate of more than 2,000 square kilometres a year, as agricultural firms continue to harvest timber by illegal means in protected areas and national parks, according to a study from Washington-based Forest Trends.
The report, released yesterday evening, uses satellite imagery to link “the growing number of industrial agricultural development projects to the escalating destruction of Cambodian forests”.

Foreigners rounded up


Authorities gather Vietnamese migrant workers yesterday at a construction site in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after they were caught working illegally.
Authorities gather Vietnamese migrant workers yesterday at a construction site in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district after they were caught working illegally. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Continuing efforts by the Department of Immigration yesterday resulted in the detention of 50 Vietnamese construction workers and a warning of future fines issued to their employer.
Uk Hai Seila, investigation chief for the Department of Immigration, said that following a warning letter, authorities will resort to legal measures including fines for companies large or small found to be employing illegal immigrants.
“Currently, we are in a grace period, after finding a violation we file a warning letter, but if [illegal workers] are discovered a second time then the company’s owner will be fined and face charges in court,” he said.

កិច្ចសម្ភាស កញ្ញា ស៊ិនចាន់ ពៅរ៉ូហ្ស៊ិត មកកាន់អាមេរិកវគ្គបញ្ចប់

កិច្ចសម្ភាស កញ្ញា ស៊ិនចាន់ ពៅរ៉ូហ្ស៊ិត មកកាន់សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកវគ្គ១

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ឆ្លើយ​តប​សំណើ​សុំ​ឲ្យ​ប្ដឹង​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ទៅ​តុលាការ​អន្តរជាតិ

ដោយ អ៊ុក សាវបូរី
2015-07-29
RFA
ហ៊ុន សែន ៦២០
លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម នា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ តុលា ២០១៤។
RFA
លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ពុធ ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា នេះ បាន​ផ្ញើ​លិខិត​ជូន​ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋ​សភា ជា​ការ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​នឹង​សំណើ​របស់​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ កន្លង​មក ដែល​ស្នើ​សុំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​លើក​យក​បញ្ហា​ជម្លោះ​ព្រំដែន​ជាមួយ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម ប្ដឹង​ទៅ​តុលាការ​យុត្តិធម៌​អន្តរជាតិ (ICJ)។
លិខិត​ចុះ​ហត្ថលេខា​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​២៤ ខែ​កក្កដា របស់​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន បញ្ជាក់​ថា បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​យក​មក​ធ្វើ​ជា​កម្មវត្ថុ​នៃ​អាជីវកម្ម​ជាប់​ជា​ ប្រចាំ ក្នុង​ទិសដៅ​កេង​ចំណេញ​ខាង​ផ្នែក​នយោបាយ​សម្រាប់​ក្រុម និង​គណបក្ស​របស់​ពួកគេ។

អង្គការ​លើកលែង​ទោស​អន្តរជាតិ​អំពាវនាវ​ឲ្យ​អាជ្ញាធរ​ដោះលែង​សកម្មជន​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង

2015-07-30
RFA
មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា អ៊ុក ពេជ្រសំណាង ៦២០
លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា (ឆ្វេង) មន្ត្រី​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ និង​លោក អ៊ុក ពេជ្រសំណាង (ស្ដាំ) ​សកម្មជន​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ ពេល​នាំ​មក​ដល់​តុលាការ​កំពូល​នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី១១ មីនា ២០១៥។
RFA/Morm Moniroth
អង្គការ​លើកលែង​ទោស​អន្តរជាតិ (Amnesty International) អំពាវនាវ​ឲ្យ​អាជ្ញាធរ​កម្ពុជា ដោះលែង​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ១១​នាក់ ជា​បន្ទាន់ ដែល​ត្រូវ​តុលាការ​កាត់​ទោស​ឲ្យ​ជាប់​ពន្ធនាគារ​ក្នុង​ម្នាក់ៗ ពី​៧ ដល់ ២០​ឆ្នាំ ពី​បទ​ចោទ​ថា បាន​ដឹកនាំ និង​ចូលរួម​កុប្បកម្ម កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
ក្នុង​សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន​មួយ​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កក្កដា អង្គការ​អន្តរជាតិ​មួយ​នេះ គូស​បញ្ជាក់​ថា សវនាការ​កាត់​ទោស​មនុស្ស​ទាំង ១១​នាក់​នោះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​មិន​យុត្តិធម៌ និង​មិន​ត្រឹមត្រូវ​តាម​ច្បាប់​

លោក​ផ្កាយ​មាស​៤ ជា តារា ថា​កងទ័ព​ជា​ទ័ព​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2015-07-29
RFA
ជា តារា ​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ ៦២០
លោក ជា តារា អគ្គ​មេបញ្ជាការ​រង​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ និង​ជា​តំណាង​គណៈ​មេបញ្ជាការ​ឯកភាព សមរភូមិ​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សិក្ខាសាលា ស្ដីពី​សម្ព័ន្ធ​មេត្រីភាព រវាង​អង្គភាព​កងទ័ព កង​កម្លាំង​នគរបាល​ជាតិ ជាមួយ​ស្ថាប័ន​អង្គភាព​ស៊ីវិល នា​វិមាន​សន្តិភាព នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Brach Chev
មេ​ទាហាន​ផ្កាយ​មាស​៤ នៃ​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ​ម្នាក់ លើក​ឡើង​ថា ទាហាន​នៃ​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ​ជា​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ព្រោះ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ដែល​ជា​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​នេះ​ជា​អ្នក​ផ្គត់ផ្គង់​ទាហាន​នា​ពេល​បច្ចុប្បន្ន។
បញ្ហា​នេះ គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​អ្នក​វិភាគ​នយោបាយ ថា​ការ​លើក​ឡើង​នេះ ខុស​ទៅ​នឹង​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ ដែល​ចែង​ពី​កង​កម្លាំង​ប្រដាប់​អាវុធ​ជា​កង​កម្លាំង​របស់​រដ្ឋ មិន​មែន​ជា​របស់​បក្ស​ទេ និង​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​កែ​តម្រូវ។

Cambodia’s Armed Forces ‘Belong’ to The Ruling Party: Four-Star General

2015-07-29
RFA
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Chea Dara delivers a speech at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, July 29, 2015.
RFA
Cambodia’s armed forces belong to the country’s ruling party and must prevent a “color revolution” from overtaking the Southeast Asian nation, a four-star general said Wednesday, drawing criticism from an opposition official who called his understanding of the military’s role “limited.”

The armed forces must serve Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) because he cares for and leads them, General Chea Dara told military commanders, government officials and members of the private sector outside of Hun Sen’s office in the capital Phnom Penh, known as the Peace Palace.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Exiled Cartoonist Returns with a Smile


Khmer Times/Nou Sotheavy
Monday, 27 July 2015

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Artist Ung Bun Heang survived years of war in his home country of Cambodia, only to be exiled for his scathing political caricatures. An inside look at his life and his work was captured in the film, “Straddling Two Worlds,” screening at Meta House tonight. 

Mr. Heang loved his country but refused to gloss over its problems. Under the pen name “Sacrava,” he used cartoons to critique the government and political parties. Until his death in 2014, he continued to hope that the youth of Cambodia would be free to speak about the problems he could only critique after his exile. 

Bloody Ink

Mr. Bun Heang grew up among five siblings in a wealthy household and was encouraged to speak his mind as a child. Studying at the Royal University of Fine Arts, he began his career as a cartoonist at the newspaper Nokor Thom. He continued working at local publications even throughout the beginning of the turbulent war years. 

In April 1975, the Khmer Rouge forced him to put down his pen and spend the next three years working as a manual laborer. 

Defence chief vows to 'control' democracy


Defence Minister General Tea Banh (right) salutes senior defence officials yesterday morning at the conclusion of military exercises at a military base in Kampong Speu.
Defence Minister General Tea Banh (right) salutes senior defence officials yesterday morning at the conclusion of military exercises at a military base in Kampong Speu. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Echoing remarks by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, Minister of Defence Tea Banh called on the military yesterday to be ready to suppress any attempt at a “colour revolution”, telling soldiers that agitators were fomenting such a revolution at that very moment.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the completion of training at a Kampong Speu military base, Banh warned cadets that the political situation in the country was rapidly changing, and that without caution, a revolution could break out at any time.

Gov’t revises trade union law


Ith Sam Heng, minister of labour, talks to officials yesterday in Phnom Penh during a meeting about the trade union draft law at the Ministry of Labour.
Ith Sam Heng, minister of labour, talks to officials yesterday in Phnom Penh during a meeting about the trade union draft law at the Ministry of Labour. Vireak Mai

Several of the more contentious points from Cambodia’s draft trade union law have been dropped, a pro-government union leader said yesterday, although at least one major union remains unsatisfied with the pending legislation.
Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday that the law was “90 per cent” complete and would be sent to the Council of Ministers next month.

Lifespan of ELCs slashed by gov’t

The government has declared leases on plantations will be limited to 50 years, slashing the length of some existing concessions in half, though neither ministry responsible for overseeing the move would confirm the legal basis for doing so.
The decision was announced in a press release issued by the Ministry of Environment yesterday, with its chief of cabinet, Srun Darith, saying the policy would be implemented on new and already- existing economic land concessions (ELCs).
“Most of the existing ELC companies have no contract. For those companies with contracts, they will be reviewed,” he said.

រដ្ឋាភិបាល​​​បន្ថយ​រយៈពេល​នៃ​កិច្ចសន្យា​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​មក​ត្រឹម​៥០​ឆ្នាំ

ដោយ ចេង ម៉េងជូ
2015-07-28
RFA
កាប់​ឈើ ព្រៃ​ឡង់  ៦១០
១៣-ឧសភា-២០១៣៖ គំនរ​ឈើ​ដែល​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​អភិវឌ្ឍន៍​របស់​វៀតណាម កាប់​រំលំ​ដើម្បី​យក​ដី​ដាំ​កៅស៊ូ​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រៃឡង់ ក្នុង​ស្រុក​សណ្ដាន់ ខេត្ត​កំពង់ធំ។
RFA/Tin Zakariya
រដ្ឋាភិបាល​សម្រេច​ថា កាត់​បន្ថយ​រយៈពេល​នៃ​គោលនយោបាយ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រយៈពេល ៩៩​ឆ្នាំ មក​នៅ​ត្រឹម ៥០​ឆ្នាំ​យ៉ាង​យូរ​បំផុត។ ការ​កាត់​បន្ថយ​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ពី​អ្នក​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​រក​ឃើញ​ថា ការ​ផ្ដល់​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រយៈពេល ៩៩​ឆ្នាំ​នោះ បាន​ហុច​ផល​អវិជ្ជមាន​ច្រើន​ជាង​ផល​វិជ្ជមាន​ដល់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច។
ចាប់​ពី​ពេល​នេះ​ត​ទៅ ក្រុមហ៊ុន​វិនិយោគ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ទាំង​អស់ មិន​ត្រូវ​បាន​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យ​ប្រតិបត្តិការ​គម្រោង​របស់​ខ្លួន​យូរ​ជាង ៥០​ឆ្នាំ​នោះ​ទេ។ ការ​សម្រេច​កែប្រែ​រយៈពេល​នៃ​ការ​អនុវត្ត​កិច្ចសន្យា​គម្រោង​វិនិយោគ​លើដី​ សម្បទាន​នេះ បាន​បញ្ជាក់​នៅ​ក្នុង​សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន​របស់​ក្រសួង​បរិស្ថាន ចុះ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​កក្កដា។

លទ្ធផល​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​រយៈ​ពេល​ពីរ​ឆ្នាំ​ក្រោយ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត (វគ្គ ១)

លទ្ធផល​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​រយៈ​ពេល​ពីរ​ឆ្នាំ​ក្រោយ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត (វគ្គបញ្ចប់)

Cambodian Opposition Activist Alleges Attack, Death Threat by Former Intelligence Official

2015-07-28
RFA
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Rom Sarorn speaks to RFA in Battambang province's Banan district, July 28, 2015.
RFA
An activist with Cambodia’s opposition party on Tuesday accused a former senior official with the country’s intelligence organization of making death threats against him, causing him to fear for his life, and has called on local authorities and civil society groups to investigate the incident.

Rom Sarorn, an activist with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in Battambang province’s Banan district, said he was attacked by the former deputy commander of Division 52 in charge of Cambodia’s intelligence agency, Phon Sophaon, on July 26 as the two discussed politics at a local café.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cambodia: Constitutional Council must reject problematic provisions of the Law on Associations and NGO

28 July 2015
www.fidh.org/International-Federation-for-Human-Rights

Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, July 28, 2015 – Cambodia’s Constitutional Council must reject the numerous provisions of the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) that run counter to the country’s Charter, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders said today.
The Constitutional Council is expected to review the LANGO by the end of July. Cambodia’s Constitution empowers the Council to rule on the constitutionality of laws adopted by Parliament. According to Article 142 of the Charter, provisions of legislation passed by Parliament that the Constitutional Council finds unconstitutional “shall not be promulgated or implemented.”
“The Constitutional Council must uphold its role of guardian of the Constitution and reject the numerous provisions of the LANGO that contradict key constitutional principles,” said FIDH President Karim Lahidji.

CNRP Lawmaker Capitulates, Apologizes to Assembly President


Khmer Times/Pav Suy
Sunday, 26 July 2015

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Facing suspension from his seat in the National Assembly for criticizing its president on Facebook two weeks ago,  Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Um Sam An has apologized for the comments and asked for forgiveness.

“I have used impolite language about Samdech president on social media affecting the reputation of Samdech president,” Mr. Sam An wrote in his letter to National Assembly President Heng Samrin. “My impolite behavior and words have affected the prestige of the National Assembly as well as the reputation of Samdech president,” he continued.

“Please Samdech president forgive me accordingly,” he requested in the July 24 letter.

Interviewed about the letter over the weekend, Mr. Sam An said he was trying to prevent the dispute from escalating. “It might never end,” he explained.

Cambodia: A New South China Sea Mediator Between China and ASEAN?


Last week, Cambodia’s foreign minister Hor Namhong suggested that Cambodia would continue to seek to be a mediator in South China Sea disputes between China and the claimant states in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“Cambodia wants to mediate in order to reduce the tense atmosphere between ASEAN and China because we discern that no solution can be found without talking to each other,” Hor Namhong said according to Voice of America.
For those who follow developments in the South China Sea and Southeast Asia closely, the suggestion of Cambodia as a mediator in the disputes is a rather curious one. True, the country is not

Hope hung on ‘dialogue’


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Opposition deputy leader Kem Sokha leaves Prey Sar prison yesterday on the outskirts of Phnom Penh after visiting 11 CRNP activists that were detained there earlier this month. Pha Lina

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday poured cold water on the prospect of negotiating the release of 11 imprisoned opposition activists, hours after the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s deputy president visited the group and suggested the two parties would compromise through “the culture of dialogue”.
CNRP acting president Kem Sokha predicted the men – including US citizen Meach Sovannara – who were sentenced to between seven and 20 years in prison for “insurrection” over a protest turned violent in Phnom Penh last July, would be released “soon”.
Speaking outside Prey Sar prison after visiting the group, Sokha said they had strong grounds for appeal, given most were not legally represented during the verdict.

Chhouk Bandith's victims see hope in Sok Bun arrest


Keo Nea, Bun Chenda and Nuth Sakhorn (left to right), enter the grounds of the National Assembly yesterday morning to urge the government to bring Chhouk Bandith to justice.
Keo Nea, Bun Chenda and Nuth Sakhorn (left to right), enter the grounds of the National Assembly yesterday morning to urge the government to bring Chhouk Bandith to justice. Vireak Mai

Three factory workers shot more than three years ago by a town governor who remains at large have come to Phnom Penh to ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to take action in their case, given the recent success of the premier’s call to arrest a property tycoon for beating up a TV star.
On February 20, 2012, during a protest at the Kaoway shoe factory in Svay Rieng province, then Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith shot into the crowd numerous times with a pistol, injuring the three female workers.

VN state media casting CNRP as border villain

Amid a recent string of heated exchanges and tense standoffs along sections of the Cambodia-Vietnam border, a state media outlet in Vietnam joined the chorus of coverage with a conciliatory, yet critical, propaganda article that has analysts and academics attempting to read between the lines.
Titled "The inseparable ties of villagers along Vietnam-Cambodia border", the piece was published on Sunday by state newspaper Tuoi Tre.
The article draws on the similarities between the neighbouring communities while characterising them as “victims” of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, the party whose members earlier this month led 2,000 Cambodians at a rally near the border in Svay Rieng province over alleged Vietnamese encroachment.

គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​បង្ហាញ​យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ​៣​ចំណុច​ជួយ​សកម្មជន​១១​នាក់​ឲ្យ​មាន​សេរីភាព

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2015-07-27
RFA
កឹម សុខា ៦២០
លោក កឹម សុខា ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ដល់​អ្នក​កាសែត​នៅ​មុខ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃ​ស កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Brach Chev
ប្រធាន​ស្តីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ អះអាង​នៅ​មុខ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃ​ស ថា គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ បង្ហាញ​យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ ៣​ចំណុច ដើម្បី​ជួយ​សកម្មជន​របស់​ខ្លួន​ឲ្យ​មាន​សេរីភាព​ឡើង​វិញ។ ក្នុង​ចំណោម​យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ​ទាំង ៣​ចំណុច​នោះ មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល និង​អ្នក​វិភាគ​ស្វាគមន៍​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​ស្វែងរក​យុត្តិធម៌​តាម​ផ្លូវ​តុលាការ។
យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ​ទាំង​នេះ​ត្រូវ លោក កឹម សុខា អះអាង​ថា នឹង​ស្វះស្វែង​តតាំង​តាម​ផ្លូវ​ច្បាប់ ប្ដឹង​ទៅ​សាលា​ឧទ្ធរណ៍ គណបក្ស​នៅ​តែ​រក្សា​កិច្ច​ព្រមព្រៀង​នយោបាយ ២២ កក្កដា និង​ប្រើ​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​ចរចា​ជាមួយ​ថ្នាក់​ដឹក​នាំ​បក្ស​កាន់​អំណាច។

មេដឹកនាំ​បក្សប្រឆាំង​សួរសុខ​ទុក្ខ​សកម្មជន​១១​នាក់​ដែល​ជាប់​ឃុំ

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ការ​ថ្លែង​ចំអក​របស់​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-07-28
RFA
អ៊ុំ សំអាន ព្រំដែន ៦២០
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្រោះជាតិ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន (ពាក់​អាវ​ពណ៌​ស្វាយ) ពិនិត្យ​តម្រុយ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​លេខ​៣០២ នៅ​ច្រក​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា-​វៀតណាម តន់ហន់ ឃុំ​ព្រែកក្រឹស ស្រុក​កំពង់ត្រាច ខេត្ត​កំពត ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៤ ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Tha Kitya
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​សកម្ម​ក្នុង​រឿង​ព្រំដែន អះអាង​ថា លោក​មាន​សមត្ថភាព​គ្រប់គ្រាន់​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ចំណេះដឹង​ផ្នែក​ច្បាប់ បន្ទាប់​ពី​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​ចំអក​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​២៧ ខែ​កក្កដា ថា តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​ខ្លះ​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ធ្វើ​ការ​មិន​ដឹង​ទិសដៅ រហូត​ទទួល​ទណ្ឌកម្ម។
បើ​ទោះ​ជា​ប្រមុខ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ថ្លែង​រិះគន់​ដោយ​មិន​សំដៅ​ឈ្មោះ​ចំ​ក្ដី ក៏​គេ​ដឹង​ជា​ទូទៅ​ហើយ​ថា ប្រហែល​ជា​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ចង់​ដៀមដាម​ឲ្យ​លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ដែល​ហ៊ាន​រិះគន់​ភាព​ទន់ជ្រាយ​របស់​ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋសភា ដែល​ពុំ​ហ៊ាន​ប្រតិកម្ម​ណា​មួយ​ជាមួយ​វៀតណាម ជុំវិញ​រឿង​ព្រំដែន។

Monday, 27 July 2015

Palace denies Ranariddh border talks claim


Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Funcinpec president Prince Norodom Ranarridh sits on a red carpet in March after a meeting of the royalist party on Koh Pich. MEAS SOKCHEA

The Royal Palace has denied a report that King Norodom Sihamoni will meet with leaders of the ruling and opposition parties over the ongoing dispute on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border.
“The Royal Palace would like to announce to the public that King Norodom Sihamoni has not mentioned [this] and there is no plan to summon leaders of the three political parties for discussion about border issues,” a press statement from the Royal Palace today reads.
On Saturday, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, a former prime minister and head of the royalist Funcinpec

US gets heat for judicial criticism


CNRP activist Ouk Pich Samnang is escorted out of Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week by authorities after he and 10 others were convicted on insurrection charges.
CNRP activist Ouk Pich Samnang is escorted out of Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week by authorities after he and 10 others were convicted on insurrection charges. AFP

Cambodia has slammed the United States for attempting to “destroy security and harmony” in the country after the US Embassy released a statement expressing concern over the jailing of 11 opposition party activists last Tuesday.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party activists, who include US citizen Meach Sovannara, were handed seven- to 20-year prison terms on insurrection charges filed over a year-old protest.
The protest turned into a street fight in which 39 people, mostly security officers, were injured.
On Saturday, the US Embassy released a press statement saying it was troubled by the sentences, viewed by many as overly harsh.

Youths detained over protest


Cambodian security officials detain people wearing prisoner uniforms as they gather in front of the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh yesterday during a protest against the controversial NGO law.
Cambodian security officials detain people wearing prisoner uniforms as they gather in front of the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh yesterday during a protest against the controversial NGO law. AFP

Six people sporting fake prison uniforms attempted to stage a protest at the National Assembly to express their opposition to the highly criticised NGO law, only to be arrested by a contingent of security personnel and detained for over nine hours before being released yesterday evening.
The group included Meas Leakhena, from the CNRP Women’s Movement, and five members of the Khmer Youth Empire and the Cambodian Student Intellectual League Association: Chum Huor, Chum Huort, Muong Sony, Suong Vesna and Soeun Piseth.

Censured lawmaker admits poor word choice


Cambodia National Rescue Party parliamentarian Um Sam An (right) attends a press conference at the Council of Ministers earlier this month.
Cambodia National Rescue Party parliamentarian Um Sam An (right) attends a press conference at the Council of Ministers earlier this month. Heng Chivoan

In the wake of his 15-session suspension from parliament for “insulting” National Assembly President Heng Samrin, opposition lawmaker Um Sam An has defended criticism he posted on social media while expressing regret over his choice of words.
Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) representative Sam An received the punishment – which also included having his parliamentary salary halved for two months – in an order signed by Samrin on Thursday, following a July 14 post by Sam An on Facebook criticising Samrin.

HRW ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​កាត់​ទោស​សកម្មជន​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​១១​នាក់​ថា​ជា​សាលក្រម​នយោបាយ

ដោយ ជីវិតា
2015-07-27
RFA
មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា ៦២០
លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា មន្ត្រី​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ (ក្នុង​ឯកសណ្ឋាន​អ្នក​ទោស​ពណ៌​ទឹក​ក្រូច) ពេល​នាំ​មក​សវនាការ​នៅ​តុលាការ​កំពូល កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ៤ មីនា ២០១៥។
RFA/Morm Moniroth
កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​អន្តរជាតិ យូមែន រ៉ៃត៍ វ៉ច្ឆ (Human Rights Watch = HRW) បាន​ចេញ​សេចក្តី​ថ្លែងការណ៍​ថ្កោលទោស​សាលក្រម​សាលា​ដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ ដែល​បាន​កាត់​ទោស​ឲ្យ​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ចំនួន ១១​រូប ជាប់​ពន្ធនាគារ ដែល​ក្នុង​នោះ ៣​នាក់​ជាប់​រហូត​ដល់ ២​ទសវត្សរ៍ ពី​បទ​ចូលរួម និង​ដឹក​នាំ​កុប្បកម្ម បង្ក​ហិង្សា​នៅ​ស្ពាន​នាគ​ក្បែរ​ទីលាន​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​លើ​ពិភពលោក​មួយ​នេះ ហៅ​សេចក្តី​សម្រេច​ចេញ​ដោយ​ក្រុម​ចៅក្រម​ជំនុំ​ជម្រះ​ដឹក​នាំ​ដោយ លោក លឹម មករន្ទ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ នោះ ថា​ជា​សាលក្រម​នយោបាយ និង​បំពាន​ច្បាប់។

ព្រះ​បរមរាជវាំង​បដិសេធ​ព័ត៌មាន​ដែល​ថា​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​គ្រោង​ពិភាក្សា​ពី​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន

ដោយ អ៊ុង សេរីវុទ្ធ
2015-07-27
RFA
នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ៦២០
សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ក្នុង​កម្មវិធី​វេទិកា​អ្នក​ស្ដាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី កាល​ពី​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ២០១៥។
RFA/Uon Chhin
ព្រះបរមរាជរាំង​បដិសេធ​ព័ត៌មាន​ដែល​សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្តម រណឫទ្ធិ លើកឡើង​ថា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​គ្រោង​នឹង​កោះ​ហៅ​បក្ស​នយោបាយ​ធំៗ​ទាំង​៣ មក​ពិភាក្សា​ពី​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន។
សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន​របស់​ព្រះបរមរាជរាំង​ចុះ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ កក្កដា​ ជា​ការ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ទៅ​នឹង​ការ​ចុះផ្សាយ​របស់​កាសែត​ក្នុង​ស្រុក​មួយ​ចំនួន ដែល​ស្រង់​សម្ដី​របស់​សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ ចុះ​ផ្សាយ​នៅ​ព្រឹកថ្ងៃ​ទី២៧ កក្កដា​ដដែល​ថា ជា​ព័ត៌មាន​មិន​ពិត។
សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន​ដដែល​បន្ត​ថា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ពុំ​មាន​ព្រះរាជតម្រិះ ឬ​ព្រះរាជ​ឱង្ការ ឬ​ផែនការ​កោះហៅ​មេដឹកនាំ​គណបក្ស​ទាំង​៣ មក​ពិភាក្សា​ពី​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ឡើយ។ តែ​បើ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​មាន​

លោក កឹម សុខា អះអាង​ថា​សកម្មជន​របស់​លោក​ទាំង​១១​នាក់​នឹង​អាច​រួច​ខ្លួន​ពី​ពន្ធនាគារ

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2015-07-27
RFA
កឹម សុខា ទៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ ៦២០
លោក កឹម សុខា ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ និង​​ក្រុម​ការងារ ទៅ​សួរ​សុខទុក្ខ​សកម្មជន​១១​នាក់ នៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃស នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Brach Chev
ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា អះអាង​ថា​សកម្មជន​របស់​លោក​ទាំង​១១​នាក់ នឹង​អាច​រួច​ខ្លួន ពី​ការ​ឃុំ​ខ្លួន​ក្នុង​ពន្ធនាគារ ដោយ​វិធី​បី​យ៉ាង។
ការ​អះអាង​របស់​លោក កឹម សុខា ធ្វើ​ឡើង​បន្ទាប់​ពី​លោក និង​ក្រុម​ការងារ​ទៅ​សួរ​សុខ​ទុក្ខ​សកម្មជន​ទាំង​១១​នាក់ នៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃស នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ កក្កដា។
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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ghost workers in Cambodia


Updated: Saturday July 25, 2015 MYT 7:01:36 AM

Free loaders: Thousands are said to be playing the ghost game in Cambodia with many rarely showing up for work at the National Assembly. — Reuters
Free loaders: Thousands are said to be playing the ghost game in Cambodia with many rarely showing up for work at the National Assembly. — Reuters
PHNOM PENH: Borith has been on the payroll of Cambodia’s parliament for 15 years, but rarely shows up for work. He is busy with his other job at a non-governmental organisation, and no one notices his absence.
It’s a cushy deal that’s common in Cambodia. Ghost workers are haunting its civil service, sapping taxpayers’ money with jobs they don’t actually do, or by pocketing salaries paid to people who don’t even exist.
“There are just names of people who work at the National Assembly, but there’s no work to do,” said Borith, who declined to be identified by his full name to avoid jeopardising his US$300 (RM1,140) a month parliament salary.