A Change of Guard

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Nixon authorizes invasion of Cambodia, April 28, 1970

US President Richard Nixon poses in the White House after his announcement to the nation April 30, 1970 that American ground troops have attacked, at his order, a Communist complex in Cambodia. Nixon points to area of Vietnam and Cambodia in which the action is taking place. (AP Photo)

By ANDREW GLASS 4/28/15 

On this day in 1970, President Richard Nixon authorized U.S. combat troops to cross the border from South Vietnam into Cambodia. The preemptive strike was aimed at forestalling communist North Vietnamese attacks into South Vietnam from their sanctuaries there even as the South Vietnamese were being primed to assume more responsibility for the conduct of the war and U.S. forces were being withdrawn.

Both Secretary of State William Rogers and Defense Secretary Melvin Laird were kept in the dark about Nixon’s decision until it was made public two days later. Three top staff members of the National Security Council, headed by Henry Kissinger, resigned in protest.
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On April 30, in a 2,700-word televised address to the nation, Nixon sought to justify his decision as a required response to North Vietnamese aggression. His speech triggered a fresh wave of antiwar demonstrations, which led to the killing of four students at Kent State University when Ohio National Guard troops fired on protesters.

On April 25, Nixon had dined with Kissinger and with his friend Bebe Rebozo. Afterward, they watched “Patton,” a film about Army Gen. George Patton. It was the sixth time Nixon had watched the movie. 

Cambodia strongman PM seeks 2018 re-election

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets journalists during a plenary session at the National Assembly …

29th April 2015

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Asia's longest-serving leader, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, announced his intention on Wednesday to run for another term, warning that only his re-election in 2018 would keep the country from civil war.

The announcement will come as little surprise to Cambodians, who have heard the 63-year-old, self-styled "strongman" promise to stay in power until he is 74 and also predict a descent to the dark days of conflict without him at the helm.

"Hun Sen will win again, that's because the victory is with peace like this. People don't have to flee and crawl," Hun Sen said in a speech, making his customary reference to himself in the third person.

Analysts say the former Khmer Rouge soldier, who has been prime minister for 30 years, appears intent on building a political dynasty by promoting his three U.S. military-trained sons to top positions in the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the army.

Hun Sen's rule has seen him chided by rights groups for authoritarianism, stamping out critics and using his influence over judges, police and the media to stifle his political opponents.

ពលរដ្ឋខណ្ឌជ្រោយចង្វារប្រឆាំងក្រុមហ៊ុនOCIC ចាក់ខ្សាច់ លុបដីកសិកម្ម

Rainsy calls for Nat’l Congress

Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy arrives at Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday after a trip to Kuala Lumpur. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Wed, 29 April 2015 PPP
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Amid more cosy relations and a blossoming “culture of dialogue”, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said that he has brought up the idea of reviving the country’s National Congress with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Upon returning from Kuala Lumpur on Monday, the Cambodia National Rescue Party head told reporters that he is aiming to foster broader communication – not just among political leaders, but among the Cambodian people as well – by reviving the National Congress, a forum from the Sihanouk era in which the public could raise issues directly with state authorities.

“The National Congress is in the spirit of [the culture of dialogue],” said Rainsy. “In the time of [Sihanouk’s] Sangkum Reastr Niyum [regime], Samdech Norodom Sihanouk aimed to have ordinary people from every province and city to talk with him, so he could listen and come to resolutions. We want to create this as a new habit . . . to let democracy take root.”

He also stressed that leaders and dignitaries must respect common people and let them air their grievances to those in power.

Sok Eysan, a spokesperson for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, however, said that such a congress is not necessary in modern Cambodia since the country now has a multiparty political system.

“Citizens follow different political trends according to different parties, so the creation of a similar congress from Sihanouk’s time should not [happen],” he said. “But, if the leaders have the will, or [create] a program to meet with citizens and resolve problems, they can.”

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​លុប​ចោល​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​បើ​លោក កឹម សុខា នៅ​តែ​បន្ត​រិះគន់

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន និង​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក សម រង្ស៊ី (រូប​ពាក់​មួក) ដើរ​ជាមួយ​គ្នា​ក្នុង​ពិធី​បើក​កម្មវិធី​អង្គរ​សង្ក្រាន្ត​នា​ខេត្ត​សៀមរាប កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៤ មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Hang Savyouth

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-04-29 RFA

មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ បាន​ប្រកាស​ថា ខ្លួន​នៅ​តែ​បន្ត​គាំទ្រ​ឲ្យ​មាន​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា និង​មាន​គោល​នយោបាយ​មិន​ងាករេ​ឡើយ។ ការ​ប្រកាស​ជំហរ​ដូច​នេះ​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ធ្វើ​ឡើង​បន្ទាប់​ពី លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​លុប​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​នេះ​ចោល ប្រសិន​បើ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​តែ​បណ្តោយ​ឲ្យ​អនុប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ គឺ​លោក កឹម សុខា បន្ត​វាយ​បក​មក​លើ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​រិះគន់​មិន​សំចៃ​មាត់​នៅ​សាធារណៈ​ទៀត​នោះ។

ការ​ប្រកាន់​ជំហរ​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​នៅ​ពេល​នេះ ទំនង​មិន​ចង់​ឲ្យ​មាន​ភាព​ល្អក់​កករ ឬ​មាន​ការ​ប្រេះឆា​នៃ​ទំនាក់ទំនង​ល្អ​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ដែល​ទើប​កកើត​បាន​ប៉ុន្មាន​សប្ដាហ៍​ថ្មីៗ​នេះ។

ការ​ប្ដេជ្ញា​ចិត្ត​ដ៏​មុតមាំ​ជុំវិញ​ការ​រក្សា​ជំហរ​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​ពេល​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​តែ​ប៉ុន្មាន​ម៉ោង​ប៉ុណ្ណោះ​ក្រោយ​ពី លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​លុប​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​ចោល​កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ មេសា នៅ​ក្នុង​ពិធី​សម្ពោធ​ដាក់​ឲ្យ​ប្រើប្រាស់​ជា​ផ្លូវ​ការ​រោងចក្រ​ចម្រាញ់​ដូង​ប្រេង​ទី​២ របស់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន ម៉ុង ឫទ្ធី គ្រុប ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ព្រះសីហនុ។

មូលហេតុ​ដែល​នាំ​ឲ្យ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រតិកម្ម​រហូត​ព្រមាន​លុប​ចោល​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​ពេល​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ពី លោក កឹម សុខា ថ្លែង​នៅ​ក្នុង​ពិធី​ជួប​ជុំ​មួយ​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២០ មេសា នា​ខេត្ត​កំពង់ឆ្នាំង។ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន អះអាង​ហើយ​អះអាង​ទៀត​ថា មិន​អាច​ទទួល​យក​បាន​ទេ​ចំពោះ​សារ​នយោបាយ​របស់ លោក កឹម សុខា កាល​ណោះ​ដែល​និយាយ​ថា បើ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ឈ្នះ​ឆ្នោត នឹង​មិន​សងសឹក​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ទេ។ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ចាត់​ទុក​ថា តើ​ការ​អះអាង​របស់ លោក កឹម សុខា ថា​ឈ្នះ​ហើយ​មិន​សងសឹក​នោះ សំអាង​លើ​មូលដ្ឋាន​អ្វី?

Water resources for water, food and energy security

Published: 29-Apr-15 Cambodia Herald

PHNOM PENH (Catch and Culture) -- The water-food-energy security nexus is a revolutionary concept and approach for the sustainable development of the Mekong River. For Cambodia, the Mekong is more than just a stream or water: it is an irreplaceable source of life. During the rainy season, when the water level in the Mekong rises and then flows into the Tonle Sap River, the level in the Tonle Sap Lake rises accordingly.

At the end of the rainy season, the water level in the Mekong begins to drop gradually. The level of the Tonle Sap Lake also goes down and reverses its flow into the Mekong, marking the beginning of the fishing season in Cambodia.

This exceptional phenomenon has made the Tonle Sap home to the largest freshwater capture fisheries in the world. During the fishing season, many Cambodians in rural areas go to the Tonle Sap to catch fish to produce a fermented fish and other sorts of dried and smoked fish as sources of staple food and nutrition all year round. 

Cambodia is therefore emboldened to see the efforts of the Friends of the Lower Mekong combining their efforts to further strengthen cooperation with the Mekong countries on sustainable use and development of the Mekong water to cope with the multitude of interdependent challenges. The thirst for energy for development has led to the development of hydropower without much recognition or with
limited consideration on the “health" of rivers and its impact on food security. 

Greater Mekong Region One of 11 places that will experience Over 80% of future deforestation, says WWF report

Published: 28-Apr-15 Cambodia Herald

BANGKOK  -- Eleven places in the world – 10 of which are in the tropics – will account for over 80 per cent of forest loss globally by 2030, according to research released today by WWF.

 Up to 170 million hectares of forest could be lost between 2010 and 2030 in these “deforestation fronts” if current trends continue, according to findings in the latest chapter of WWF’s Living Forests Report series. The fronts are located in the Amazon, the Atlantic Forest and Gran Chaco, Borneo, the Cerrado, Choco-Darien, the Congo Basin, East Africa, Eastern Australia, Greater Mekong, New Guinea and Sumatra.

Between 1973 and 2009 forests in the Greater Mekong region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) declined by almost a third, the report finds. The projection for 2010-2030 is for 15-30 million additional hectares to disappear, primarily due to conversion of forests for crop plantations and agriculture and illegal and unsustainable logging.

These places contain some of the richest wildlife in the world, including endangered species such as orangutans and tigers. All are home to indigenous communities. 

“Imagine a forest stretching across Germany, France, Spain and Portugal wiped out in just 20 years,” says Rod Taylor, Director of WWF’s global forest programme. “We’re looking at how we can tackle that risk to save the communities and cultures that depend on forests, and ensure forests continue to store carbon, filter our water, supply wood and provide habitat for millions of species.”

The report builds on earlier analysis by WWF showing that more than 230 million hectares of forest will disappear by 2050 if no action is taken, and that forest loss must be reduced to near zero by 2020 to avoid dangerous climate change and economic losses.

Landscape solutions vital to halting deforestation

Living Forests Report: Saving Forests at Risk examines where most deforestation is likely in the near term, the main causes and solutions for reversing the projected trends. Globally, the biggest cause of deforestation is expanding agriculture – including commercial livestock, palm oil and soy production, but also encroachment by small-scale farmers. Unsustainable logging and fuelwood collection can contribute to forest degradation, or “death by a thousand cuts,” while mining, hydroelectricity and other infrastructure projects bring new roads that open forests to settlers and agriculture.

“The threats to forests are bigger than one company or industry, and they often cross national borders. They require solutions that look at the whole landscape,” says Taylor. “This means collaborative land-use decision-making that accounts for the needs of business, communities and nature.”

ADB provides $7.4 mln to Cambodia for climate change resilience

Published: 28-Apr-15
ADB Country Director in Cambodia Eric Sidgwick (left) and Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth sign the grant agreement during a ceremony in Phnom Penh. Photo/ADB

School of Vice: It is greed and official corruption that fuel climate change in the first place. And now more easy cash to swell corrupt pockets?


PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The Philippines-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided $7.4 million in grand aid to Cambodia to enhance communities' resilience to climate change impacts in the country's Koh Kong and Mondulkiri provinces. 

The grant, financed by the Strategic Climate Fund of the Climate Investment Funds, was signed Monday during a ceremony in Phnom Penh between Cambodia's Economy Minister Aun Pornmoniroth and ADB Country Director Eric Sidgwick. 

“Communities living in forests are among the most vulnerable to climate change because of limited alternative livelihoods and their dependence on the ecosystem,” said Mr. Sidgwick.

"“To address this problem, the project supports community-driven investments to improve and diversify livelihoods for 4,300 families in protected areas," he added. 

According to the World Risk Report 2012, Cambodia ranks eighth among the top 15 countries with the highest risk of impact from climate change, and has a very low capacity to adapt. 

In Koh Kong and Mondulkiri, an expected rise in temperature and higher risk of floods and drought threatens the food security and the agricultural livelihoods of local communities.

The $7.4 million grant will increase water availability through the construction of 40 rainwater harvesting ponds for home gardens and introducing drought-resilient crops in both provinces, ADB said in a statement.

Najib says ASEAN members 'differ slightly' but have strong solidarity

Published: 29-Apr-15 Cambodia Herald
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla (left) and Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha (centre) in Langkawi on Tuesday. The leaders of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand remained on the resort island in northern Malaysia for talks on regional growth areas on Tuesday after the 26th ASEAN Summit which concluded on Monday evening. Photo: Bernama

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (The Star/ANA) -- Differences among Asean member countries on the South China Sea dispute will not split the regional grouping, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib said the issue had instead shown strong unity within Asean to deal with the challenge collectively.

“No, it has not (split Asean), because I see that there is strong Asean unity and solidarity.

“We may differ slightly in our approaches but we are all on the same page when it comes to the main principles of how we deal with the question of the South China Sea,” Najib told reporters here.

Najib said there were frank ex­­­changes of views and concerns among member countries on the issue.

“However, Asean will continue to uphold the principles that we had enunciated.”

He said disputes should be settled in an amicable, negotiated manner, and that all parties must adhere to international laws, specifically the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea.

Claimant countries should not do anything to increase tensions in the region, and must adhere fully to the 2002 Declaration on The Conduct of Parties in The South China Sea (DoC).

“We will continue to maintain our position vis-à-vis these stated principles which will guide us when we conduct our relations with China and the other powers in the region,” said Najib.

Hun Sen says he will be president when Chea Sim dead

Published: 29-Apr-15 07:27PM

School of Vice: Sounds like HS can't wait for Chea Sim to die.

Give our kids a better deal 

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday publicly announced that he would be president of Cambodian People's Party (CPP) when Chea Sim, current president, passes away.
"In case he [Chea Sim] passes away, the one who will be president is Hun Sen," he said during an opening ceremony of palm oil refinery plant in Preah Sihanouk province.
"There is already a candidate, but just waiting for vote," he said, referring to him who is vice president of the CPP.
He said even though he is not president today, he has been leading the party so far.
Meanwhile, the premier announced that Say Chhum, current vice president of the Senate, will be the Senate president, replacing Cheam Sim.
"A person who will be president of Senate is Say Chhum. I reveal it" he said, adding that the CPP never argues for power or holds protest to topple others.
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Golden memories ... សុវណ្ណអនុស្សារ - 'ពន្លកស្នេហ៍ជ័យអន'

School of Vice's

អ្នក​វិភាគ៖ លិខិត​ចំហ​របស់​នាយក​CCIM​ផ្ញើ​ជូន​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ជា​ផ្នែក​មួយ​នៃ​ការ​កែ​ទម្រង់​រដ្ឋ

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-04-28 RFA

នាយក​ប្រតិបត្តិ​នៃ​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​កម្ពុជា ដើម្បី​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ឯករាជ្យ (CCIM) លោក ប៉ា ងួនទៀង ក្នុង​វេទិកា​អ្នក​ស្ដាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។

ក្រោយ​ពី​មាន​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​រវាង​មេ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង លោក សម រង្ស៊ី និង​លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ មន្ត្រី​អង្គការ​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល បាន​សាទរ និង​ស្វាគមន៍​ចំពោះ​ការ​ឯកភាព​គ្នា​រវាង​មេ​ដឹក​នាំ​ទាំង​ពីរ ដោយ​គេ​សង្ឃឹម​ថា មេ​ដឹក​នាំ​ទាំង​ពីរ​នឹង​ធ្វើ​ការ​សហការ​គ្នា​ក្នុង​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ប្រទេស​ជាតិ​ដោយ​ពិត​ប្រាកដ។

ទន្ទឹម​នឹង​នេះ នាយក​ប្រតិបត្តិ​នៃ​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​កម្ពុជា ដើម្បី​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ឯករាជ្យ (CCIM) បាន​ផ្ញើ​លិខិត​ចំហ​មួយ​ច្បាប់​ទៅ​លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន សម្ដែង​ពី​ការ​សាទរ និង​គាំទ្រ​ចំពោះ​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​នេះ។ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ លោក​ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្វើ​កំណែ​ទម្រង់​រដ្ឋ​ឲ្យ​ច្បាស់លាស់​មួយ ព្រោះ​ថា​កន្លង​មក​នេះ ការ​ដឹក​នាំ​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​មាន​បញ្ហា​ជាច្រើន​ដែល​មន្ត្រី​មាន​អំណាច​បាន​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​ស្រេច​តែ​ចិត្ត និង​គាប​សង្កត់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ជាដើម។

លិខិត​ដែល​មាន​ខ្លឹមសារ​ផ្ដល់​អនុសាសន៍​នោះ ត្រូវ​បាន​អ្នក​វិភាគ​សង្គម​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា វា គឺ​ជា​ផ្នែក​មួយ​នៃ​កំណែ​ទម្រង់​រដ្ឋ​ដ៏​មាន​ប្រសិទ្ធភាព។ ជាង​នេះ​ទៀត ថ្វី​បើ​លិខិត​នេះ​វា​ហាក់​ដើរ​យឺត​មួយ​ជំហាន​នៃ​ចរន្ត​នយោបាយ តែ​វា​ក៏​នៅ​តែ​ជា​លិខិត​ដែល​ពោរពេញ​ដោយ​ខ្លឹមសារ​ដ៏​មាន​តម្លៃ​នៅ​ឡើយ។

នាយក​ប្រតិបត្តិ​នៃ​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​កម្ពុជា ដើម្បី​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ឯករាជ្យ លោក ប៉ា ងួនទៀង បាន​ផ្ញើ​លិខិត​ចំហ​របស់​ខ្លួន​ទៅ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ មេសា កន្លង​ទៅ។ ដោយ​ខ្លឹមសារ​ក្នុង​លិខិត​នោះ ត្រូវ​បាន​ក្រុម​អ្នក​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ការ​វិវឌ្ឍ​ស្ថានការណ៍​នយោបាយ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា យល់​ឃើញ​ថា ជា​ការ​រួម​ចំណែក​ដ៏​សំខាន់​ក្នុង​កំណែ​ទម្រង់​រដ្ឋ និង​ជា​មូលដ្ឋាន​នៃ​ការ​បែង​ចែក​អំណាច​រដ្ឋ​ដោយ​សុក្រឹត និង​តម្លាភាព។


និស្សិត​ពេទ្យនៃ​វិទ្យាស្ថាន​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​អន្តរជាតិ តវ៉ា​នៅមុខ​សាលា ក្នុង​សង្កាត់​ទួល​សង្កែ ខណ្ឌ​ឫស្សី​កែវ រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ កាល​ពី​ខែ​វិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-04-28 RFA

ក្រុម​និស្សិត​ពេទ្យ​នៃ​វិទ្យាស្ថាន​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​អន្តរជាតិ ១៣០​នាក់ ព្រមាន​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​នៅ​ដើម​ខែ​ឧសភា ខាង​នេះ ដើម្បី​ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ និង​ក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល ចាត់​វិធានការ​ចំពោះ​សាលា​ពេទ្យ​ឯកជន ដែល​ក្រុម​និស្សិត​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា កំពុង​ធ្វើ​នំ​អត់​ម្សៅ។

តំណាង​និស្សិត​ពេទ្យ​ដែល​អះអាង​ថា ពួក​គេ គឺ​ជា​អ្នក​រងគ្រោះ​ដោយសារ​ម្ចាស់​សាលា​បោកប្រាស់ ប្រកាស​ថា​នឹង​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​គោលការណ៍​របស់​សាលា ដែល​បន្ត​ឆបោក​និស្សិត​អស់​ពេល ៣​ឆ្នាំ​កន្លង​ទៅ​ហើយ​នោះ។

លោក ថន រដ្ឋា ដែល​អះអាង​ថា​ជា​តំណាង​ឲ្យ​ក្រុម​និស្សិត​ពេទ្យ​នៃ​វិទ្យាស្ថាន​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​អន្តរជាតិ ប្រមាណ ១៣០​នាក់ ឲ្យ​ដឹង​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ មេសា ថា លោក​នឹង​ដឹក​នាំ​ក្រុម​និស្សិត​ធ្វើ​យុទ្ធនាការ​នៅ​ខាង​មុខ​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ យុវជន និង​កីឡា នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៤ ខែ​ឧសភា ខាង​មុខ​នេះ។ លោក​បន្ត​ថា បាតុកម្ម​គ្រោង​នឹង​រៀបចំ​ដែល​មាន​ពេល​មិន​ដល់​មួយ​សប្ដាហ៍​ទៀត​ផង​នោះ គឺ​ស្នើសុំ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ ជួយ​អន្តរាគមន៍​ទៅ​ម្ចាស់​សាលា ត្រូវ​ចេញ​មុខ​ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ​រាល់​ថ្លៃ​សិក្សា ចេញ​វិញ្ញាបនបត្រ និង​បើ​មិន​អាច​ដំណើរ​ការ​ទៅ​មុខ​បាន​ទេ គឺ​អាច​ឲ្យ​និស្សិត​ទាំងអស់​មាន​សិទ្ធិ​ទទួល​បាន​ការ​អប់រំ​លើ​ជំនាញ​វិទ្យាសាស្ត្រ​នៅ​សាលា​ផ្សេង​បាន។


មកុដ​មាស​ដែល​ក្រុម​អ្នក​ជួសជុល​ប្រាសាទ​តាព្រហ្ម បាន​ជីក​ដី​ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​កាល​ពី​អំឡុង​ឆ្នាំ​២០១២។

ដោយ ហង្ស សាវយុត
2015-04-28 RFA

មន្ត្រី​នាយកដ្ឋាន​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​របស់​អាជ្ញាធរ​អប្សរា បដិសេធ​ថា មកុដ​មាស​មួយ​ដែល​ក្រុម​អ្នក​ជួសជុល​ប្រាសាទ​តាព្រហ្ម បាន​ជីក​ដី​ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​កាល​ពី ៣​ឆ្នាំ​មុន​នោះ មិន​បាន​បាត់បង់​ដូច​ព័ត៌មាន​មួយ​ចំនួន​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ចេញ​តៗ​គ្នា​នោះ​ទេ។

ប្រធាន​នាយកដ្ឋាន​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​របស់​អាជ្ញាធរ​អប្សរា គឺ​លោក ឡុង កុសល។ លោក​អះអាង​កាល​ពី​ល្ងាច​ថ្ងៃ​អង្គារ ទី​២៨ ខែ​មេសា ថា មកុដ​មាស​ដែល​គេ​រក​ឃើញ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ប្រាសាទ​បុរាណ​នោះ គឺ​នៅ​គង់វង្ស​នៅ​ឡើយ ដោយ​មាន​ការ​រក្សា​ទុក​យ៉ាង​សុវត្ថិភាព។ មន្ត្រី​ដដែល​បញ្ជាក់​ថា ក្រុម​អ្នក​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ជាច្រើន នៅ​មិន​ទាន់​ប្រាកដ​ថា តើ​វត្ថុ​បុរាណ​ដែល​ធ្វើ​អំពី​មាស​មួយ​នោះ វា​ជា​មកុដ ឬ​ក៏​ផ្នួង​សក់​ទេ។ ដោយសារ​ការ​មិន​ទាន់​ប្រាកដ​នោះ ក្រុម​អ្នក​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ត្រូវ​ការ​សិក្សា​មួយ​រយៈពេល​ទៀត។ ហេតុ​ដូច្នេះ បាន​ជា​វត្ថុ​ធ្វើ​អំពី​មាស​មួយ​នេះ មិន​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​ដាក់​តាំង​បង្ហាញ​សាធារណជន៖ «ហើយ​ឥឡូវ​ហ្នឹង​ដោយសារ​យើង​មិន​ដឹង​ថា វា​ជា​ផ្នួង ឬ​ក៏​ជា​មកុដ។ អ៊ីចឹង​យើង​បាន​លាង​សម្អាត និង​យក​វា​មក​រក្សា​ទុក ដោយ​មាន​ការ​ត្រួត​ពិនិត្យ​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ដឹង​ឮ​ពី​គ្រប់​ស្ថាប័ន​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ ទាំង​ភាគី​អន្តរជាតិ និង​ភាគី​ជាតិ»។

វត្ថុ​ធ្វើ​អំពី​មាស​សុទ្ធ​ទម្ងន់​ប្រមាណ ៣​ខាំ ត្រូវ​បាន​ក្រុម​អ្នក​ជួសជុល​ប្រាសាទ​តាព្រហ្ម ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​ក្នុង​ពេល​ជីក​ដី​ម្ដុំ​បរិវេណ​រោង​របាំ​នៃ​ប្រាសាទ​នោះ កាល​ពី​អំឡុង​ឆ្នាំ​២០១២ កន្លង​ទៅ៕

កំណត់ចំណាំចំពោះអ្នកបញ្ចូលមតិនៅក្នុងអត្ថបទនេះ៖ ដើម្បី​រក្សា​សេចក្ដី​ថ្លៃថ្នូរ យើង​ខ្ញុំ​នឹង​ផ្សាយ​តែ​មតិ​ណា ដែល​មិន​ជេរ​ប្រមាថ​ដល់​អ្នក​ដទៃ​ប៉ុណ្ណោះ។


Demand for Cambodian Coffee Outrunning Supply

Coffee beans on the coffee trees in Mr. Bou Sopheap's plantation in Mondulkiri province on March 11th, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Phorn Bopha VOA Khmer
28 April 2015

Demand for coffee grown in the remote northeastern province of Mondolkiri is on the rise, but farmers here say they can’t keep up.

At his coffee shop in the provincial capital Sen Monorom, coffee producer Chay Mao says customers keep coming, but it’s hard to keep up with them.

“We do not have coffee to sell them, since there is still just a small amount,” he said in an interview, as customers came and went around him.

The growth is due to government policies to promote local products and an effort to match neighboring Vietnam’s success with coffee.

Svay Sam Eng, the province’s deputy governor, says officials here are working to grow more coffee to meet the demand. “They grow coffee here and process here,” he said. Mondolkiri has a lot of land to grow coffee, but not enough farmers, he said. The soil is good, and farmers can get financial support and help finding markets. “We’re encouraging them to grow more,” he said.

Chay Mao first grew coffee on two to three hectares of land, but now he has 10 hectares and leads a newly formed coalition of about 70 members, who will help each other buy seeds and plant coffee. The next step is to get the message out to prospective growers, he said. “If they want to grow coffee, we have a market for coffee these days.”

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Mapping tech holds promise

Tue, 28 April 2015 ppp
Charles Parkinson
Archaeologist Damian Evans gestures at the Beng Mealea temple complex in Siem Reap province in May 2013, when he revealed that the ancient city of Angkor was larger than believed through a remote sensing laser survey. Scott Howes

Aerial mapping techniques used to produce two new studies into forest canopies around the Angkor temple complex could provide a major boost to future conservation efforts in Cambodia and other tropical countries.

The first of the studies combined very high resolution (VHR) imagery with plant field data, while the second combined VHR imagery with images taken from Google Earth to produce detailed maps of the tree species in the Angkor Thom complex.

According to the studies' authors,, the methods could be used to monitor the presence of endangered or protected tree species, as well as to produce accurate estimations of the quantity of timber present in forests – data essential to implementing incentive-based conservation schemes such as the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program.

"In a few hours of flying, we can collect data over hundreds of square kilometres that would take decades to acquire on the ground,” said Dr Damian Evans, one of the reports' authors.

According to co-author Minerva Singh, previous methods for producing such maps were not only much more time-consuming, but processing the results could be very expensive, with both factors potentially detrimental to conservation efforts.

“By the time you have processed the data, you could have lost a couple of endangered species,” she said. “This could be a boon for tropical countries such as Cambodia.”

For Evans, who in 2013 discovered a new ancient archaeological site in Cambodia using aerial laser technology, the work reinforces the relationship between such sites and the surrounding natural environment.

“Not only does it contribute to the aesthetics and the economic value of the site, but it also plays a significant role in preserving the monuments and maintaining the complexity and diversity of the area,” he said.

HRW calls for release of NGO draft law text

Tue, 28 April 2015 ppp
Alice Cuddy

A major rights group yesterday urged the government to drop plans to adopt a controversial law next month that it says could severely restrict the activities of non-governmental organisations and associations.

In a statement, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the government to “immediately” make public the long-disputed draft law on associations and non-governmental organisations and engage NGOs “in an open consultation process”.

The law, which has been in the works since at least 2006, has been criticised by many activists, who say it is an attempt to curtail their freedom of movement.

“Cambodia’s donors should inform the government that they will reject attempts to arbitrarily de-register organisations or otherwise curb basic freedoms to association and expression,” HRW said yesterday.

The statement followed an announcement from Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier this month that the law “will pass through the Council of Ministers no later than May before it is sent to the National Assembly, and the draft law will be passed without any obstacles”.

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said yesterday that the draft was “still in the Ministry of Interior”.

He said NGOs had already been adequately consulted and argued that those opposing the law are looking for an excuse to be critical.

“The NGOs have another chance to challenge the law at the National Assembly,” he added.

Prey Lang network says authorities profit from illegal logging

Tue, 28 April 2015 ppp
May Titthara
Members of the Prey Lang Community Network hold a press conference at Meta House yesterday morning to release their new report on logging and forest destruction. Vireak Mai

Political and business elites have been directly involved in and profited from illegal logging in the Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia, according to a new report from members of the Prey Lang Community Network.

The 142-page study, titled Our Forest Remains Under Destruction and released yesterday, says law enforcement and forest management officials consistently fail to act in the face of illegal activity in the forest, for which they also lack concrete prevention measures.

“The role played by authorities such as police, environmental and forest administration officers is not preventing timber from being transported, but amassing money from illegal timber transporters,” the report states.

According to the report, abuses are found in all of the 33 communes in Prey Lang, with illegal logging exacerbated by legitimate loggers operating outside their licences.

“These illegal acts should be punished under the law,” said Sar Mory, vice president of the Cambodian Youth Network NGO. “They have no right to log, but they log anarchically without anyone stopping them.”

Mory said more than 40 large- and small-scale sawmills involved in the activity have been uncovered, with government officials often complicit.

Remembering Bandung, the war and Hiroshima

28-Apr-15 09:00AM | By Andrew Sheng - The Cambodia Hereld

THE STATESMAN/ANN -- This year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. In order to commemorate the past, a series of conferences and events have been held, the most recent being the Afro-Asian Conference hosted by Indonesia President Jokowi last week.

The first Bandung Conference was called by the first Indonesia President Sukarno in April 1955 between newly independent Asian and African nations, beginning what was later known as the Non-Aligned Movement against colonialism. Twenty-nine countries participated, representing 1.5 billion people or just over half of the world’s population. It was the first time that leaders of these countries met to discuss their future after the end of colonialism.

The Conference was historic because it was attended not only by Indian Prime Minister Nehru, but also Egyptian President Gamal Nasser, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Muhammad Ali of Pakistan, U Nu of Burma, Nkrumah of Ghana and Tito of Yugoslavia, all giants not only in their countries, but makers of history in the 20th century. The US did not attend because she was not sure whether she sided with the European colonial powers or her new role as an ex-colony liberating the world.

The Bandung Conference was a conference of hope that the newly independent nations would build themselves into a zone of peace, prosperity and stability. On the whole, despite some failures, they succeeded. By 2013, these countries together have a GDP of $21.2 trillion or 28.1 per cent of world GDP, significantly improved compared to their share of less than one-fifth of world GDP in 1955. 6 August 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which led to the end of World War II in the Pacific. Lest we forget,World War II was a horrific event, since the world lost between 50-80 million people or 3 per cent of its population.

ASEAN leaders alarmed by climate change


School of Vice: Alarmed? Have you all not been at the root cause of adverse climatic change with all those ecologically destructive policies and practices such as building hydro-electricity dams within regions marked for "conservation" and wholesale deforestation? Or is it just pure coincidence that world climatic change goes in tandem with these activities?


PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- ASEAN leaders expressed "great concern" about climate change as they adopted a declaration on both climate change and disasters at their summit in Malaysia.

The alarm was expressed in a statement issued by Malaysia Tuesday in its capacity as current chair of ASEAN and host of this week's summit in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.

"We noted with great concern that climate change is already having significant impact in the region, causing severe social and economic disruptions and damage throughout the region," the statement said.

"We affirmed our commitment to address climate change at the national, regional and global levels," it added.

Referring to a UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, ASEAN leaders also called for a "comprehensive 2015 agreement, based on science and the principles of equity, and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, as well as the promotion of sustainable development for all in line with the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda."

On Monday evening in Langkawi, the ASEAN leaders adopted a declaration aimed at "institutionalising the resilience" to disasters and climate change of the communities and peoples of Southeast Asia.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Cambodia donates $100,000 to earthquake-hit Nepal


PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Cambodia donated 100,000 US dollars to Nepal which was struck by a powerful earthquake on Saturday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a press release on Monday. 

So far the death toll from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal has exceeded 4,000, and over 6,944 others were injured. 

"Prime Minister Hun Sen, on behalf of the Cambodian government, contributes humanitarian relief aid of US$100,000 to the victims and bereaved families of the deadly natural disaster," said the statement. 

"The Royal Government of Cambodia hopes that the meager donation will contribute to mitigating the hardship of the victims, and that with the timely efforts of the government of Nepal, the victims' situation will recover soon," it said. 

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Man claims malpractice led to wife’s death in childbirth

A baby in Preah Vihear was left with brain damage after a doctor allegedly misused medical equipment at the provincial hospital. ADHOC

A husband is suing a Preah Vihear doctor for allegedly covering up negligent behaviour that led to his wife’s death during childbirth.
The suit is the second formal complaint lodged against an employee of 16 Makara Preah Vihear Provincial Referral Hospital’s maternity ward in as many months.
Im Vibol, 43, alleges in his complaint that doctor Mom Rithy should be charged with intentional murder because his wife, 38-year-old Var Chansim, died under her care on April 7.
He claims Rithy and several “unqualified” assistants used a suction tool to remove the baby from Chansim after it became apparent she needed help with the birth. The misuse of the equipment led the child to suffer brain damage and Chansim to die from blood loss, Vibol claims.
He also alleges that, in a panic, Rithy tried to trick him into signing a permission form for an operation that she claimed could save his wife’s life after Chansim was already dead.
“Mom Rithy and her unqualified assistants are not good at their jobs and they just pulled my baby out and caused my wife to die. They also tried to trick me into signing” away the right to file a complaint, he said.
He was told his wife needed surgery or she would die “in five minutes”, but the paper pushed into his hands was blank. The doctor would not let him into the room to see his wife, he added, and returned 30 minutes later to tell him Chansim had died.
“I was fooled by the doctor. In fact, my wife had died already when our child was pumped out of her. The doctor just worked on the dead body,” Vibol said.

Troops sent to Ratanakkiri border area

Almost 1,000 Cambodian soldiers have been deployed along the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province in an effort to combat crimes including “illegal immigration”, military officials said yesterday.
Lam Thuon, acting police chief in Paknhai commune, where 50 soldiers have been stationed, said that troops began being deployed to the border on Thursday.
“I asked them [the military] why they were being deployed; they said that it is to combat all kinds of crimes and offences happening at the border, or across the border,” he said.
Ratanakkiri military commander Kham Sok confirmed that “nearly 1,000 [troops] have been deployed” but declined to comment further.
Chhay Thy, provincial coordinator for local rights group Adhoc, said the soldiers were likely there to stop timber smugglers and asylum seekers.
Since October, dozens of Montagnards – an indigenous group from Vietnam’s central highlands – have fled to Ratanakkiri citing alleged persecution.
A local villager who has been helping groups of Montagnards said the troops were there to “cut the route” of future arrivals.
Thuon, the police chief, acknowledged that efforts were being made to stop “migrants” from crossing the border.
Wan Hea-Lee, country representative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that “while there is nothing inherent in the act of sending troops to a border that contravenes the [Refugee] Convention, the troops should understand that their duties include guaranteeing asylum seekers safe passage to those procedures”.

Singapore's Lee urges 'strong push' for ASEAN integration


Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (far left) with other leaders at the opening of the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur Monday

KUALA LUMPUR (Straits Times/ANN) -- Asean countries are making good progress in implementing blueprints for a more integrated region, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday urged them to give the remaining items "a strong push over the finish line".

These items, he noted, are the most difficult to implement, but will yield significant benefits.

Mr Lee was speaking at a closed-door plenary session for leaders of 10 Asean members at the grouping's 26th summit here.


He highlighted three issues he felt was important for the region to move forward on.

One, greater services liberalisation.

Mr Lee noted that members were already negotiating their tenth and final Asean Framework Agreement for Services Package, yet many still find it hard to get services sectors to liberalise to the degree that has been agreed.

Two, air transport services.

While the region had made good progress in implementing the Asean Open Skies agreements, it had to complete its ratification by the end of this year, and engage key partners on air services liberalisation.

Three, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Mr Lee said negotiations on this Asia-Pacific wide free trade agreement had been slow thus far.

"Asean has to show leadership and aim for a high quality agreement rather than set ourselves a low bar," he said, saying the pact would benefit all people in the region.

HRW: Cambodia should drop restrictive NGO legislation