A Change of Guard

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Both sides should restrain from verbal and violent attacks on each other

[Image Sam Rainsy's Facebook Page]
By Khmer Wathanakam
Read more news at  www.cambo-asean.blogspot.com

A violent mob organized by the ruling party, beaten up two CNRP's MPs severely injured has stirred up more political confrontation between the two leaders.  After condoning violent protest against CNRP's vice president Kem Sokha, Hun Sen also warned that Sam Rainy will face jail term , for he had allowed Hong Sok Hour who was accused and jailed by Hun Sen's court for forging a document about Cambodia-Vietnam border treaty, publishing on his Facebook Page. Sam Rainsy when seeing his party members were beaten up viciously by a violent mob set up by Hun Sen, as a leader of the party, he strongly condemned that brutal attack and demanded the government to bring those perpetrators to justice. Additionally, he compared Hun Sen's tactics of violent intimidation against his party to the fascists in Italy before the World War II in order to delay the two critical elections in 2017-18.  Such an analogy even made Hun Sen more furious, and he demanded Sam Rainsy to apologize him publicly or a culture of dialogue between the two parties will be ended.  Now Sam Rainsy has faced two more imminent threats from Hun Sen--to face a jail term and to apologize him publicly for comparing him to a fascist. A question is whether Hun Sen's threat to put Rainsy behind bar real? And should Sam Rainsy apologize Hun Sen publicly? Sam Rainsy may face an unpleasant choice. A short answer is Sam Rainsy must deny any wrong doing involved with Hong Sok Hour publishing a so called forgery.  And he doesn't need to apologize Hun Sen publicly either.  And another question, does Hun Sen allow Rainsy out of hook? It may or may not, but only a political dialogue between the two parties will solve this continuous political confrontation by tuning down their political rhetoric and violent threat.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Hun Sen condones violence and also pretends to condemn it

[Image credit VOD]
 By Khmer Wathanakam
Read more news at  www.cambo-asean.blogspot.com

A pattern of violent tactic against political dissidents by Hun Sen's regime has been repeated in Cambodia since the 1993 election sponsored by the UN.  This wily, tricky regime has very high skill in dealing with its political opponents by using all available means to humiliate, to weaken, and to destroy them at the end.  Usually, Hun Sen plays two actors in the same episode: to be an Asura and Devada at the same scene.  Since 1993 election, hundreds of opposition members, union leaders, workers, journalists, environment activists, and even movie and singer stars have been murdered in cold blood and viciously, but none of perpetrators has ever been brought to justice.  Such a culture of impunity has flourished in Cambodian society for decades.  No one can change or stop it if Hun Sen has magic power to plays two roles as an Asura and Devada at the same time.  Sometimes, a victim of violence or discrimination has become a double victims or an innocent person has been framed as a scapegoat to cover up a real murderer. Cambodia has become a hybrid society; it is a constitutional monarchy democracy on the banner, but in reality it is a authoritarian and mafia state. During Pol Pot's regime, they taught people to be obedient and deaf in order to survive, but in the current regime they teach people to see black as white and good people as bad and vie versa.  It is very unusual and unreasonable that the prime minister organizes a violent protest against the opposition, a powerless group who has no role to make any key decision relating to the country's affair while the prime minister has all power to decide a fate of the nation.  Ridiculously, those protesters demanded Kem Sokha to resign from his post as vice president of the National Assembly, a powerless position, why not asked Hun Sen and Heng Samrin to resign, who have held power over three decades and committed countless mistakes and atrocities? In democratic countries in the world, the people protest and criticize their leaders or the ruling party, for they run the country so they eventually makes some mistakes.  And the people demand them to resign when they commit severe mistake or fail to fulfill their promises, not to ask the opposition leaders to resign; they can't hold accountable for the people since they don't rule the country. Such a violent mob against the opposition party rarely happens in democratic countries, only in authoritarian states.  But this violent mob here can be easily to prevent it if Hun Sen did not give a green light and the authority has been given order to stop it.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Hun Sen unleashes a wave of violence against innocent CNRP's MPs

[Violent protesters in front Kem Sokha's residence, RFA]
 By Khmer Wathanakam
www.khmerwathanak.blogspot.com or www.cambo-asean.blogspot.com

A  violent set up protest against Mr. Kem Sokha, a vice president of the National Assembly and vice president of CNRP took every one by surprise since this violent protest was quietly organized by the CPP's network, and they intended to harm the CNRP's MPs physically and emotionally.  This violent mob usually incited and organized by Hun Sen who used to play such a shameful and violent game against his opponents numerous times in the past.  This is not a new story, as Dr. Kem Ley said, " when I read this story, I already know who is an author."  Exactly, all the sagas of such violent protests always organized and stoked by the powerful person who is siting above the law.  A clear evidence that confirmed Hun Sen had stayed behind this violent demonstration is a Hun Sen's statement from Paris, warning the opposition party, " if you get mad, don't play and if you play, don't get mad. And playing at this time you can lose the vice president post of the National Assembly too." Magically, less than 24 hours after Hun Sen's statement, a large group of violent-prone mob dominated by men, and some of them wore black caps to hide their clear identity stormed in front of the National Assembly and the other big group besieged Kem Sokha's residence, demanding him to step down from his position.  And some of them pretended to be CNRP's supporters accusing Kem Sokha of making empty promise during his 2013 election campaign.  The other evidence that indicated this violent protest was set up by Hun Sen and his CPP's supporters is the situation around the National Assembly Building is so unusual because there were big group of loud protesters, but there were no police and security forces presence to protect the National Assembly as well as to stop or disrupt the protesters as they used to do in the past according to a CNRP's spokesman, Mr. Yem Sovann, Human rights observers, and the Journalists' accounts.  All these proofs have clearly pointed out that This violent mob that caused severe injury two CNRP's MPs was orchestrated and set up by Hun Sen and his security agents.  Hun Sen is more likely to order this violent protest to counter peaceful protest by Khmer overseas in France during his three day state visit in Paris.  Because Hun Sen baseless accused the opposition stayed behind those protesters against him in Paris when the CNRP has strongly denied its involvement.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Is Hun Sen's threat of war real if he loses an election?

[Image credits www.rfa.org]
By Khmer Wathanakam
www.khmerwathanak.blogspot.com or www.Cambo-asean.blogspot.com

In the past few months Cambodian political atmosphere has turned into a boiling point since Hun Sen has reneged all his political agreements with CNRP on July 22, 2014 by employing his old tactic of intimidation and imprisonment CNRP's political activists including a senior CNRP's official Senator Hong Sok Hour, a border expert for the party.  Along with imprisonment, Hun Sen frequently repeats his threat of war if he or his party lose the incoming general election in 2018 by inciting or encouraging his military, police commanders and his appointed provincial and district governors to turn against the winning party if those officials will be replaced with new members from the wining party.  Furthermore, Hun Sen recently has promoted his second son, Hun Manith, to be a chief of an intelligence department similar to the job of the US's CIA director while his oldest son, Hun Maneth, has maintained a position as a deputy commander of his father's bodyguard unit, an elite troop designed to protect Hun Sen and his family is similar to the US's secrete service which is assigned to protect the President and his family.  Many analysts and political observers have concluded that Hun Sen has tried all his ability to cement his long time power grip by promoting his children and his relatives to the key security positions in order to clarify his doubt and fear of losing power.  The more Hun Sen fears, the more he makes threat to all his opponents and all the people.  Will the war really happen if he loses election? The answer is may or may not happen, but if it happens, it will be a short one, not a protracted war as in the 1970s and 1980s.

As a new election is about two years away to happen, Hun Sen has deployed his old trick, threatening his opponents as well as the whole nation that war will be imminently happened if his ruling party loses election.  This verbal threat should not be looked over since Cambodia had experienced the most bloody war and genocide in the 1970s and fallowed by invasion war in the 1980s,  many people have a good reason to fear about it. Most Cambodian people had lost their loved ones during past wars and genocide, and no one wants to see such a horrible event happening again in any circumstance.  However, the fear of war has been fully exploited by Hun Sen in recent election campaign in 2013, and now he starts to renew his threat of war again.  Although the economy has grown in a remarkable way under Hun Sen's rule, human rights, democracy, and a rule of law in the country seem move in opposite direction from the economy growth.  Hun Sen never let democracy flourish as the economy; he may try to swim against the water current or try to prove that political theory is wrong.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The main opposition CNRP party wants to unite all democrats and nationalists គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​បង្ហាញ​ជំហរ​ចង់​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​អ្នក​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​និង​អ្នក​រាជា​និយម

សម រង្ស៊ី សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ៦២០
ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក សម រង្ស៊ី (ឆ្វេង) និង​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ។
Photo: RFA
គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ បង្ហាញ​ជំហរ​ចង់​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​និយម និង​អ្នក​រាជា​និយម សម្រាប់​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​នៅ​ពេល​ខាង​មុខ។ ការ​បញ្ជាក់​ជំហរ​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នេះ គឺ​នៅ​បន្ទាប់​ពី​មាន​ព័ត៌មាន​ថា ប្រធាន និង​អនុប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក សម រង្ស៊ី និង​លោក កឹម សុខា គ្រោង​ជួប​ជាមួយ​សម្ដេច​ក្រុម​ព្រះ​នរោត្តម រណឫទ្ធិ ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច នៅ​ចុង​ខែ​តុលា ដើម្បី​ស្វែងរក​លទ្ធភាព​ពី​ការ​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​រវាង​គណបក្ស​ទាំង​ពីរ។
មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ ខែ​តុលា ថា គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ធំ​បំផុត​នៅ​កម្ពុជា មួយ​នេះ មាន​គោលការណ៍​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​អ្នក​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ និង​អ្នក​រាជា​និយម ដើម្បី​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ឯកភាព​ជាតិ ទៅ​តាម​ព្រះរាជ​តម្រិះ​របស់​អតីត​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ខ្មែរ សម្ដេច​ព្រះ​នរោត្តម សីហនុ។
យ៉ាង​ណា​ក៏ដោយ ទាក់ទង​នឹង​ព័ត៌មាន​ដែល​ថា លោក សម រង្ស៊ី និង​លោក កឹម សុខា មាន​គម្រោង​ជួប​ជាមួយ​សម្ដេច​ក្រុម​ព្រះ​នរោត្តម រណឫទ្ធិ នៅ​ចុង​ខែ​តុលា នេះ ដើម្បី​ជជែក​ពី​ការ​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​គ្នា​សម្រាប់​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​ជ្រើស​តាំង​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​នៅ​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៨ នោះ លោក យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ អះអាង​ថា លោក​នៅ​មិន​ទាន់​ដឹង​ពី​ពេលវេលា ឬ​គម្រោង​នៃ​ការ​ជួប​ជុំ​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​ទេ៖ «យោង​តាម​ព្រះរាជ​តម្រិះ​ព្រះ​បរម​រតន​កោដ្ឋ តែង​តែ​ណែនាំ​ឲ្យ​ខ្មែរ​សាមគ្គី​រួបរួម​គ្នា ដើម្បី​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ប្រទេស​ជាតិ​ផ្ទៃ​ក្នុង​ផង ក្រៅ​ប្រទេស​ផង ដូច្នេះ​ជា​រឿង​មួយ​សំខាន់ ដែល​ខ្មែរ​ត្រូវ​រក​ឯកភាព​ជាតិ​ឲ្យ​បាន»
លោក សម រង្ស៊ី និង​លោក កឹម សុខា បាន​ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សិក្ខាសាលា​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ស្ដីពី​ដំណើរ​ឆ្ពោះ​ទៅ​រក​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត ដើម្បី​នាំ​មក​នូវ​ការ​ផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ ខែ​តុលា ថា គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នឹង​ធ្វើ​ជា​គណបក្ស​ស្នូល​សម្រាប់​ការ​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​ជាមួយ​គណបក្ស​ដទៃ​ទៀត ដើម្បី​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ឯកភាព​ជាតិ។
យ៉ាង​ណា​ក៏ដោយ លោក យ៉ែម បុញ្ញឫទ្ធិ បញ្ជាក់​ថា ដើម្បី​អាច​បង្រួប​បង្រួម​គ្នា​បាន លុះ​ណា​តែ​គណបក្ស​ផ្សេង​ទៀត មាន​គោលការណ៍ គោល​បំណង​ដូច​គ្នា​ទៅ​នឹង​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ គឺ​គោលការណ៍​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​និយម ជាតិ​និយម និង​សេរី​និយម​ពិត​ប្រាកដ។

Corrupt judiciary putting off investment, businesses say

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
In the wake of a damning report on the state of Cambodia’s courts, businesses say the quality of the judicial system is affecting decisions on whether to invest in the Kingdom
The Kingdom’s judiciary took a lashing last month when the International Bar Association published a report that found Cambodia’s courts to be plagued by corruption, bribery and political influence.
The report, titled Justice versus Corruption: Challenges to the Independence of the Judiciary in Cambodia, painted a grim picture of the Kingdom’s judicial functioning and cited a lack of confidence in its operations from both locals and foreigners.
Endemic corruption across every sector, including the judiciary, is one of the reasons for Cambodia’s abysmally low “Ease of Doing Business” ranking put out by the World Bank. The annual rankings placed Cambodia 184 out of 189 countries for ease of doing business, with enforcement of legal contracts ranked 178th – reflecting the state of the Kingdom’s court system.
The impact on investment is likely significant. Having a “strong and effective” judicial system was one of the key factors incoming investors would base their investment decisions on, said Matthew Rendall, senior partner at Sok Siphana and Associates.
“It is not in and of itself necessarily a factor which may cause them to choose not to invest, but it certainly forms part of their considerations when deciding whether or not to invest,” Rendall said.

CNRP Lawmaker Attempts to Revive Map Spat

Khmer Times/Chea Takihiro and Srey Kumneth
Thursday, 08 October 2015
Um Sam An visits Cambodian-Vietnam border.

After combing through the United Nations’ archives in New York, firebrand Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Um Sam An challenged the UN’s claim that they do not have a copy of Cambodia’s official border maps. 

In a Facebook post, Mr. Sam An shows himself holding a copy of a map that he says is the one recognized in the Cambodian constitution. 

Following relentless pressure from the CNRP, and accusations that the government had knowingly conceded land to Vietnam, Prime Minister Hun Sen requested a copy of the maps – which were drawn up by France’s Indochina Geographic Service – from the UN in July. In response, the UN sent 18 maps from 1964, recognizing they were not the same that the prime minister had asked for. Now, Mr. Sam An is challenging the UN’s claim that they did not have the official border map.

“I ask the government to request these maps from the UN to compare them to the government maps, which they are using for border demarcation. They should then use the UN maps only and stop using the Cambodia maps, which have a Vietnamese stamp,” he wrote. 

“The government didn’t have this map from the UN while they demarcated 83 percent of the border. So, they must  review the prior demarcation,” he added.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Thousands in Australia protests against refugee centres

Thousands in Australia protests against refugee centres
Rallies in Sydney and Melbourne call for closure of Pacific island detention centres for Australia's asylum-seekers.

11 Oct 2015
Protesters said the government and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific detention centres [AFP]

Thousands of Australians joined rallies calling for the closure of Pacific island camps for asylum-seekers, just days after the government confirmed it was in talks with the Philippines to resettle detained refugees.

Under Canberra's tough immigration policy, asylum-seekers attempting to reach the island continent by boat are turned back or sent to camps on Nauru or Papua New Guinea and barred from resettling in Australia even if found to be refugees.

The detention centres are not suitable environments for the health of all detainees, but the effects on children are far worse.

Brian Owler, president of Australian Medical Association

Chanting "free, free the refugees", the protesters on Sunday in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities said the government and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific detention centres, which have been harshly criticised by rights groups.

With Australia set to resettle 12,000 Syrian refugees amid the crisis in Europe, some demonstrators waved Syrian and Kurdish flags and said the government should move those held in the camps to the mainland.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

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A return to the roots: diaspora rebuild

A return to the roots: diaspora rebuild

New documentary raises a question: Do Cambodians overseas owe a duty to their homeland?
In the trailer for the documentary The Roots Remain, the subject of the film, Canadian-Khmer graffiti artist Fonki Yav, delivers a call to action to the Cambodian diaspora.
“Those that are returning are needed,” he says over a rousing baroque choir. “Cambodia is calling them back ... She’s healing. And us, we’re part of that healing process.”
The film, which will be screened at the Cambodian International Film Festival in December, focuses on Fonki’s return to the Kingdom, where he meets with members of his extended family and explores Cambodia’s burgeoning hip-hop community.
Co-director Andrew Marchand-Boddy said that along with documenting Fonki’s experience, he hoped the film might encourage overseas Cambodians to follow his lead.
“[W]e hope that our film will inspire more Cambodians to return and try to make a difference in people’s lives as well,” he said by email.
But to what extent, if any, do overseas Cambodians – many who left the Kingdom as young children during the tumultuous periods immediately before and after the Khmer Rouge – have a duty to return and lend a hand in Cambodia’s renewal?
“I think we do have a moral obligation to contribute,” said Ou Virak, a political analyst whose family fled to the US in 1984 when he was eight years old. “You don’t have to come back, but you can find ways to contribute.”
Virak, who is now 39, received most of his education in California.
“It was actually one of the reasons why I decided to come back,” he said. “If you’ve got a better education, you can come back and help and make a huge difference to the country.”

Obituary: Geoffrey Howe

Obituary: Geoffrey Howe

Howe (r) listens to Harold Macmillan addressing a Bow Group meeting in 1957

  • 10 October 2015
Geoffrey Howe was one of the longest-serving Conservative cabinet members of modern times.
He was at the Foreign Office for the second longest period of the 20th Century, and was a reforming and innovative chancellor.
Possessed of an owlish gaze and courteous manner, he was seen as an effective, if somewhat plodding member of the Thatcher administration.
It was therefore, something of an irony, that it was his measured tones that precipitated the downfall of one of the highest-profile prime ministers in British history.
Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe was born in Port Talbot, South Wales on 20 December 1926. His father was a solicitor who was also the local coroner.
It was an area which had been dominated by Labour since Ramsay MacDonald won the parliamentary seat.
His grandfather had been a staunch trade unionist and Howe later recalled the long queues at local employment exchanges while he was growing up.
He remained a proud Welshman and later regretted not having learned to speak the language.
He left Winchester College in 1944 and joined the Army, serving as a signals officer in Kenya where he learned Swahili and lectured the locals on the perils of communism.
He turned down the opportunity to remain in the Army, instead going to Cambridge where he read law and dabbled in Conservative politics.
"Not because of strong political commitment," he later recalled, "but because of an interest in taking part in politics."
He became a founding member of the Bow Group, an independent think tank that promotes Conservative ideas.


He was called to the Bar in 1952 but politics still beckoned. He contested his home seat of Aberavon in 1955 and 1959, in both cases failing to unseat the Labour incumbent.
The following year he married Elspeth Shand who later carved out her own successful career in public life.
In 1958, he co-authored a report, entitled A Giant's Strength, which argued that the trade unions were far too influential and that their power should be curtailed.
It was useful research for the battles with the unions that would ensue after Margaret Thatcher's election.

Taking leave at Pchum Ben


ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ ដែលភាគច្រើនជាកម្មកររោងចក្រកាត់ដេរ បានធ្វើដំនើរតាមរយៈរថយន្តឈ្នួលទៅលេងស្រុកកំនើតនៅតាមខេត្តនានាក្នុងឱកាសបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌប្រពៃណីជាតិ នៅតាមបណ្ដោយផ្លូវជាតិលេខ៦A នៅថ្ងៃសៅរ៍ទី10។ ជារៀងរាល់ឆ្នាំ តម្លៃឈ្នួលឡានតែងតែឡើងថ្លៃខុសពីតម្លៃធម្មតារហូតដល់ពីរភាគបី តែបើតាមអ្នកប្រកបរបរបើករថយន្តឈ្នួលបានឲ្យដឹងថា ពួកគេតម្លើងតម្លៃឈ្នួលពីព្រោះមានកុងត្រូលជជុះស្កាត់ចាំយកលុយគ្រប់ច្រកល្ហកពីភ្នំពេញទៅតាមខេត្តគោលដៅទាំងអស់។ (ឡេង ឡែន/ VOA)

Passengers who mostly are garment workers get on vans to visit their homeland on National Road 6 during Pchum Ben Day on this Saturday 10 October. Every year, the fare of the transpiration have been increased to two-third than usual price. A van driver told VOA Khmer that they [drivers] have increased the fare because they need to give some money to cam-control police along the road to the destined provinces. ( Leng Len/VOA Khmer)

ចូលរួមកាន់បិណ្ឌ វេនទី១៤ នៅវត្ដសន្សំកុសល - Taking part in a religious ceremony

១១ តុលា ២០១៥ / 11 October 2015, 09:30 - 10:30ចូលរួមកាន់បិណ្ឌ វេនទី១៤ នៅវត្ដសន្សំកុសល សង្កាត់បឹងទំពុន ខណ្ឌមានជ័យ រាជធាន...

Posted by Sam Rainsy on Sunday, 11 October 2015

លោក​វេជ្ជបណ្ឌិត្យ​ តាំង តេកហុង​ជួយអប់រំ​សាធារណជន​ខាង​សុខភាព​និង​ជួយ​សហគមន៍

ពាក្យ​ថា «អាហារ​ធម្មជាតិ» កំពុង​តែ​ពេញ​និយម

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Cambodia must stop refoulement of Montagnard asylum seekers to Viet Nam

Amnesty International Joint statement, 24 September 2015

The principle of non-refoulement is a cornerstone of refugee and human rights law. Underrefugee law, it bars the return of anyone in any manner whatsoever to a place where theywould be at real risk of persecution or other serious human rights violations. Underinternational human rights law, it bars the transfer of persons to places where they wouldbe at risk of serious human rights violations, irrespective of the reasons for such violations.

Cambodia must stop refoulement of Montagnard asylum seekers to Viet Nam
We, the below signed civil society organizations are concerned about the possible
refoulement by the Cambodian government of more than 100 Montagnard asylum seekers
to Viet Nam and call on Cambodia not to take such action. Instead, Cambodia should
uphold its legal obligations under the Refugee Convention and international human rights
law and initiate Refugee Status Determination procedures for all individuals currently
seeking asylum in the county.

There are currently at least 100 Montagnards – a term used loosely to refer to members of
various minority groups in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands – seeking asylum in Cambodia.
Some Montagnards practice forms of Christianity banned by the Vietnamese government,
and those seeking asylum in Cambodia are claiming religious and other persecution. After
recognising 13 Montagnards as refugees in March 2015, the Cambodian authorities have
refused to register the asylum claims of at least 100 more.

On 12 September, General Khieu Sopheak, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior,
was quoted in The Cambodia Daily stating that the authorities had requested the UN
refugee agency, UNHCR, to resettle the 13 individuals whose refugee status has been
recognised to a third country and had sought assistance from UNHCR in repatriating the
remaining individuals to Viet Nam. According to Khieu Sopheak, if these individuals are
not repatriated by early November 2015, the Cambodian authorities will forcibly return

As a party to the Refugee Convention, Cambodia is under a legal obligation to register all
individuals seeking asylum in the country and to evaluate their asylum claims through
prompt and effective Refugee Status Determination procedures. This would be a first step
towards giving content to the right to seek and to enjoy asylum in another country, as 
provided for by Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


A countdown to refoulement

A countdown to refoulement
Sat, 10 October 2015
Shaun Turton
A photo of the 13 Montagnards after meeting with the UN. Photo supplied

School of Vice: Clear as tropical daylight that neither Pol Pot nor "Cambodian racism" is behind the plight of the Montagnard refugees. Not unless a spin is placed on the issue by someone with a skewed mind and logic. Public democratic sensitivity and reaction concerning human rights matters in the world at large can play its due [positive] part here at a critical time of heightened regional tension, ... as it had decisively done to bring the "Vietnam war" to conclusion - in many's opinion.

“Since Montagnards started arriving in Cambodia last year, the government has shown consistently that it doesn’t care about its obligations under the Refugee Convention and international human rights law,” said Amnesty International researcher for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam John Coughlan“This is as clear a violation as can be imagined, and an act for which there can be no justification.”

The planned upcoming deportation of Montagnard asylum seekers back to Vietnam will include 13 already recognised as refugees in March unless the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) can find a third country to resettle them, the UNHCR and a refugee advocate said yesterday.

Denise Coghlan, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia, said along with a three-month deadline set in September for more than 200 Montagnards in Phnom Penh – who have been denied a chance to register as asylum seekers – plans were afoot to kick out those already officially declared refugees, saying their expulsion could be “imminent”.

UNHCR spokeswoman Vivian Tan said the agency, which is currently assisting in repatriating Montagnard volunteers, had also heard a deadline for the refugees had been set.

She said the agency had “communicated our position to the Cambodian authorities” but did not elaborate further.

In February, Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said the group – recognised as refugees in March after the UNHCR escorted them to the capital – would be deported regardless of their status if no third country would take them.

Yesterday, he would not address questions about when or why they would be deported, a move that would violate the UN Convention on Refugees, to which the Kingdom is a signatory.

Peace to be focus of new SR museum

Peace to be focus of new SR museum
Sat, 10 October 2015
Nicky Sullivan

A blueprint for the ground floor of the proposed Peace Museum. Photo supplied

Proponents of centre dedicated to Cambodia’s peace builders want to ‘give a more positive perspective for the future’

A new museum dedicated to celebrating Cambodia’s peace builders is in the plans for the Siem Reap-based Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

The organisation’s founder and executive director, Emma Leslie, flew out to the US yesterday to kick off the fundraising drive, together with Soth Plai Ngarm, her husband and peace activist, who is a founding member of the Cambodia-based NGO Alliance for Conflict Transformation.

The idea for the museum, which will be called the Cambodia Peace Musuem, came to him during a conference in 2008, and they have been working on its details bit by bit ever since.

“We want to give a more positive perspective for the future,” said Ngarm. “There are many institutions that focus on Cambodia’s and Asia’s wars, but our point is not to compare to other museums but to focus on the positive side of history,” he said.

Using interactive exhibits, personal stories, documentary, graphic art, sculpture and more to highlight the resilience of Cambodia’s people in transforming conflict and overcoming adversity, Ngarm talked about a virtuous circle in which, by focusing on the more positive elements of Cambodia’s history, the healing process for the country and its future can be stabilised and start to feed itself as people’s confidence grows.

គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ និងគណបក្សប្រជាជន បានបញ្ចប់ការពិភាក្សាផ្តោតលើការបោះឆ្នោតឃំុសង្កាត់។

09 October 2015 - Hot News from Special Reporterព័ត៌មានពីអ្នករាយការណ៍ពិសេស៖ ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ និងគណបក្សប្...
Posted by Special Reporter on Friday, 9 October 2015

Quote, unquote ...

'One's a company'.... for Vietnam's Ho - and his followers... [Reproduced]

« I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. » 


« Study the past, if you would divine the future. » 



Friday, 9 October 2015

Cambodia: Fight for Areng Valley

ភ្នំថ្មណាមលៀរ ខេត្តមណ្ឌលគិរី

Montagnards Flee Persecution in Vietnam For Unsure Future in Cambodia

Montagnards Flee Persecution in Vietnam For Unsure Future in Cambodia

Eight members of a group of nine Montagnards shelter in Phnom Penh while awaiting assistance from Cambodia's government, Oct. 3, 2015.

Early in the last decade, thousands in the region staged violent protests against the confiscation of their ancestral lands and religious controls, prompting a brutal crackdown by Vietnamese security forces that saw hundreds of Montagnards charged with national security crimes.

2015-10-08 rfa

Ethnic Montagnards who have fled Vietnam for Cambodia say they are forced to leave after enduring relentless persecution by authorities in their home country, but regularly face difficulties when they apply for asylum across the border.

About 200 Montagnards have entered Cambodia illegally from Vietnam’s Central Highlands since late last year, claiming they are escaping political and religious discrimination back home, but Cambodian officials said last month that only 13 of them will be granted asylum and the rest deported.

One 40-year-old Montagnard who is currently living in Cambodia told RFA’s Vietnamese Service that he was unable to support his wife and three young children because of regular harassment by authorities in Vietnam, and while it pained him to leave his family on their own, he “had no choice” but to flee.

"If there was no oppression, I would prefer living in Vietnam—I didn’t want to leave my wife, children and my house behind,” he said, adding that he was in a constant state of fear at the time.

“When I arrived in Cambodia, my wife and children were devastated.”

But after crossing the border, the Montagnard—who spoke to RFA on condition of anonymity—said he had faced difficulty adjusting to life in Cambodia and could not obtain refugee status.

“I don’t know what to do here,” he said.

“I cry out of fear, but if I return [to Vietnam] the police will continue to monitor me and force me to undergo interrogations. I am scared.”

A Montagnard woman from central Vietnam’s Gia Lai province, whose husband was among a group of nine Christians who have been in hiding in Phnom Penh since arriving in Cambodia last month, said he had been relentlessly hassled by authorities over his religion in their home village of Ia Pet, in Dok Doa district.

“Police kept ordering him to go to the village office for talks, to the point where he could not eat or even sleep in peace,” said the woman, who also declined to provide her name, adding that her husband had been severely distressed because “they would not listen to him or leave him alone.”

Snaring leeches in their blood

Snaring leeches in their blood

Rokar village empties during the dry season as the workforce migrates to find more gainful employment. But when the monsoon arrives, they return, not to fish as has traditionally been their staple income, but for a more lucrative trade: catching leeches.
Chinese demand for the bloodsucking worms, which are used widely in traditional medicine, can earn the Rokar villagers up to 10 times what they would make from fishing, villagers told the Post.
Khorn Kosal, a 40-year-old leech catcher, carries a bucket covered in cloth as he walks towards the house of a local businessman in Kampong Thom province’s Stung Sen district who is a regular buyer who supplies to the Chinese.
He says the trade had become popular in recent years as fish stocks have dwindled in the area.
“During the rainy season, people return to the village because they can earn money easily from catching leeches. It’s much easier to earn money catching leeches than it is from fishing,” he said.
Kosal places the bucket on the ground and removes the cloth, revealing scores of squirming leeches inside.
Sometimes, the leech catchers venture as far as Poipet, Battambang and Kampong Chhnang in search of their prize.
“We find out where the leeches are by asking rice farmers. When we know the place where the leeches are, we rush to catch them,” Kosal adds.
So many are now harvesting Rokar’s leeches that the population has declined significantly, according to another leech collector, Kong Than. “In this career, we can say that it is sometimes easy and sometimes hard, because we lure them with our fresh blood, and we catch them when they rush for the blood.”
Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Villagers sort through leeches at a buyer’s house in Kompong Thom’s Rokar village earlier this week. Heng Chivoan

CPP denies any hand in blocking of Rainsy

CPP denies any hand in blocking of Rainsy
Fri, 9 October 2015 ppp
Sen David and Igor Kossov

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party has denied involvement in blocking opposition leader Sam Rainsy from visiting a pagoda in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday.

CPP spokesman Sous Yara sent a letter to the Post saying that the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has only itself to blame for its public relations problem.

“So please, CNRP, find a solution to your local internal power [struggle] by yourselves and respond to the people’s concerns [about your party],” said Yara.

Ken Kosal, a former CNRP councillor who defected to the CPP in June, blocked Rainsy from entering a pagoda in Samroang town with a crowd of 350 people and 27 homemade tractors.

He has previously said that no one ordered him to hold the rally and that he did it because Sam Rainsy failed to follow through on his promise to help the people of Oddar Meanchey.

CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann, along with Bun Kim Heng, the opposition party’s councillor of Oddar Meanchey, said yesterday that Chhim Toeu, the director of the provincial culture and religion department in the province, was involved in the effort to block Rainsy.

The blockers were “not ordinary people,” Sovann said.

“You cannot use your power as a government official to block a pagoda,” he said. “I don’t accuse anybody, but this is a political game created by rivals of the CNRP.”

Toeu declined to comment yesterday.

‘Can Rainsy even write Khmer?’ minister muses

‘Can Rainsy even write Khmer?’ minister muses
Thu, 8 October 2015
Taing Vida
Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron talks to the media earlier this year in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

Responding to shots taken at Cambodia’s education system by opposition leader Sam Rainsy, the Minister of Education yesterday questioned the long-term expat’s Khmer literacy.

In the video, Rainsy promised to make educational reform a high priority if elected and slammed the value of degrees awarded in the Kingdom.

“Cambodian degrees are given left and right, what use are they if they have no quality? To stick on a wall?” he asked rhetorically, characterising the education system as “very weak”.

Speaking at an event at the Cambodia Institute of Technology yesterday, Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron responded to the remarks, citing improvement over the past 15 years of relative stability, then launched a personal attack on Rainsy, who has spent much of his life in France.

“The attack is vain; he is a politician that only speaks but never acts,” he said, adding that Rainsy’s foreign education means he does not value the Kingdom’s.

“We are not sure that he knows how to write Khmer very well,” Naron continued before promising renewed attention to teacher training and better salaries in 2016.

San Chey, coordinator of ANSEA-EAP – a social accountability NGO – said Rainsy’s criticism applies to higher education, which has seen “no change”, but was unfair given high school exam and curricula reforms.

Chey suggested that if Rainsy has a reform policy in mind, then “why not work together with the Ministry of Education and do it”.

Golden memories ... សុវណ្ណអនុស្សារ


Thu, 8 October 2015 ppp
ប៊ុត រស្មីគង្គា
ស្ត្រី ​អ្នក​ភូមិ​កំពង់​ថ្នល់​ម្នាក់ និង​ផ្ទះ​របស់​គាត់ ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​ចលនា​ភូមិ​ថ្មី​របស់​ប្រទេស​កូរ៉េ​សង់​ឲ្យ​។ ប៊ុត រស្មីគង្គា

ព្រៃវែងៈ កាល​ពី​មុន​កូន​ទាំង ៧​នាក់​របស់​លោក សុខ សុខុម បាន​ធ្វើ​ចំណាក​ស្រុក ទៅ​កាន់​ប្រទេស​ថៃ និង​បណ្តា​ខេត្ត​ ក្រុង​ផ្សេង​ទៀត ដើម្បី​ស្វែង​រក​ការ​ងារ​ធ្វើ​ រក​ប្រាក់​មក​ជួយ​ផ្គត់​ផ្គង់​​ជីវភាព​គ្រួសារ​ ដែល​ក្រី​ក្រ ខណៈ​ដែល​មនុស្ស​ពេញ​កម្លាំង​រហូត​ដល់​ប្រមាណ ៩០ ភាគ​រយ​ នៅក្នុង​ភូមិ​កំពង់​ថ្នល់​ ឃុំ​ល្វា ស្រុក​ព្រះ​ស្តេច​ ក៏​ធ្វើ​ចំណាក​ស្រុក​ដូច​គ្នា​ផង​ដែរ។

ប៉ុន្តែ​កូន​ៗ​របស់​លោក សុខុម និង​កូន​អ្នក​ភូមិ​ដទៃ​ទៀត បាន​វិល​ត្រឡប់​មក​ផ្ទះ​វិញ ជា​បន្ត​បន្ទាប់ ចាប់​តាំង​ពី​មជ្ឈ​មណ្ឌល​ចល​នា​ភូមិ​ថ្មី​ របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ប្រទេស​កូរ៉េ​ខាង​ត្បូង បាន​ចូល​ទៅ​ជួយ​ធ្វើ​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ភូមិ​កំពង់​ថ្នល់ ក្នុង​ឆ្នាំ​២០០៩ ដោយ​បាន​ បណ្តុះ​គំនិត​ឲ្យ​អ្នក​ភូមិ​ចេះ​ជួយ​ខ្លួន​ឯង​ដោយ​ខ្លួន​ឯង​។

លោក សុខុម ដែល​មាន​វ័យ ៦០ ​ឆ្នាំ បាន​និយាយ​ថា នៅ​មុន​ពេល​ដែល​ចលនា​ភូមិ​ថ្មី មិន​ទាន់​ត្រូវ​បាន​បង្កើត​ឡើង ប្រជាពល​រដ្ឋ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ភូមិ​កំពង់​ថ្នល់​ មាន​ជីវភាព​ក្រីក្រ តោក​យ៉ាក​យ៉ាង​ខ្លាំង ដោយ​សារ​តែ​ពុំ​មាន​មុខ​របរ​អ្វី​ធ្វើ​ក្រៅ​ពី​របរ​ធ្វើ​ស្រែ​ក្នុង​មួយ​ឆ្នាំ​ម្តង ដែល​ពឹង​ផ្អែក​ទាំង​ស្រុង​ទៅ​លើ​ទឹក​ភ្លៀង និង​ការ​ធ្វើ​នេសាទ​ត្រី​បន្តិច​បន្តួច​។

តែង​តាំង​សមាសភាព​អនុ​គណៈ​កម្មការ ដើម្បី​ពង្រឹង​និង​អនុវត្ដ​ច្បាប់​ចរាចរណ៍​ថ្មី

តែង​តាំង​សមាសភាព​អនុ​គណៈ​កម្មការ ដើម្បី​ពង្រឹង​និង​អនុវត្ដ​ច្បាប់​ចរាចរណ៍​ថ្មី
Thu, 8 October 2015 ppp
ប៉ិច សុធារី

ករណី​គ្រោះ​ថ្នាក់​ចរាចរណ៍​ដ៏​រន្ធត់​មួយ ក្នុង​ចំណោម​គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ចរាចរណ៍​រាប់​រយ ដែល​កើត​មាន​នៅ​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា។ រូបថត សហការី


School of Vice: This "Killing Fields" chapter on the roads of Cambodia certainly lasts longer than the one in 1970s.


ភ្នំពេញៈ គណៈ​កម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​សុវត្ថិភាព​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក​សម្រេច​តែង​តាំង​សមា​សភាព​អនុ​គណៈ​កម្មការ​ចំនួន​២ និង​អគ្គ​លេខាធិការ​ដ្ឋាន​ដើម្បី​ជា​ជំនួយ​សម្រាប់​ពង្រឹង​គោល​នយោបាយ​និង​ការ​អនុវត្ត​ច្បាប់​ចរាចរណ៍​ថ្មី​ឲ្យ​កាន់​តែ​មាន​ប្រសិទ្ធ​ភាព ខណៈ​អ្នក​ស្លាប់​ និង​របួស​នៅ​មាន​អត្រា​ខ្ពស់​នៅ​ឡើយ។

យោង​តាម​សេចក្តី​សម្រេច​របស់​ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​សុវត្ថិភាព​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក និង​ជា​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​មហា​ផ្ទៃ ​លោក​ ស ខេង កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​អង្គារ ​បាន​សម្រេច​តែង​តាំង​សមាស​ភាព​អនុគណៈ​កម្មការ​ ២ ក្នុង​នោះ​មាន​អនុ​គណៈកម្មការ​ទី១ ផ្នែក​គោល​នយោបាយ​និង​ផែន​ការ​យុទ្ធ​សាស្ត្រ​សុវត្ថិភាព​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក ​ដែល​មាន​លោក​ ត្រាំ អុីវតឹក ​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​សាធារណ​ការ​និង​ដឹក​ជញ្ជូន​ជា​ប្រធាន។

ចំណែក​អនុ​គណៈកម្មការ​ទី២​ផ្នែក​ត្រួត​ពិនិត្យ​ការ​អនុវត្ត​ច្បាប់​ស្តី​ពី​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក មាន​លោក ​នេត សាវឿន អគ្គស្នង​ការ​នគរបាល​ជាតិ​ជា​ប្រធាន​និង​មន្ត្រី​ពី​ស្ថាប័ន​ពាក់​ព័ន្ធ​មួយ​ចំនួន​ជា​អនុ​ប្រធាន និង​សមាជិក។ ក្រៅ​ពី​នោះ​ក៏​មាន​មន្ត្រី​១៥​រូប​ផ្សេង​ទៀត​ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ​ក្នុង​អគ្គ​លេខាធិការ​ដ្ឋាន​គណៈ​កម្មាធិការ​នេះ​ផង​ដែរ។

យាយតា និងកុមារសុំ​ទាន​តាមផ្លូវ​ភ្នំតាម៉ៅ​ បាន​ទានពី​សិល្បៈ​រដូវភ្ជុំ

យាយតា និងកុមារសុំ​ទាន​តាមផ្លូវ​ភ្នំតាម៉ៅ​ បាន​ទានពី​សិល្បៈ​រដូវភ្ជុំ

លោក សុះ ម៉ាច និង​ក្រុម​សិល្បករសិល្បការិនី​ នាំយកម្ហូបចំណី និង​ថវិកាជូន​យាយតា និង​កុមារ​នៅភ្នំ​តាម៉ៅ​​​។ វុទ្ធី

ខេត្ដ​តាកែ: ទិដ្ឋភាព​​មនុស្ស​ចាស់​ក្មេងអង្គុយ​ និង​ឈរលើកដៃសំពះ​ត្រសង​តាមដងផ្លូវ​ឆ្ពោះមជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​សង្គ្រោះ​សត្វព្រៃភ្នំ​តាម៉ៅ ជា​ទី​កម្សាន្ដ​​ពេញ​និយម​សម្រាប់​អ្នកចូលចិត្ត​គយគន់សត្វព្រៃ​ ​ហាក់​កំពុងតែ​រង់ចាំ​ទទួល​ស្វាគមន៍ភ្ញៀវ​ជាហូរហែ​។
ប៉ុន្ដែវា​មិន​មែនជា​ការ​ហែហមអ្វី​ឡើយ។ ​ផ្លូវ​លំ​មួយ​ខ្សែពី​ច្រកចូល​ផ្លូវជាតិលេខ ២ នេះ ​ត្រូវ​​គេហទំព័រ​មគ្គុទ្ទេសក៍ Trip Advisor ដាក់ឈ្មោះ ​«វិថី​អ្នក​សុំទាន​»​។
ស្តែង​ពីក្តី​សង្វេគនៅ​ក្រោម​​រស្មី​​ព្រះ​សូរិយារះចាំង​ឆ្លុះធរណីហុយ​ប៉ើង​ទ្រលោម​ភាយ​ពី​ដំណើរ​រថយន្ដ​ម៉ូតូ​បន្ដ​គ្នា​គ្រប​លើ «វិថី​អ្នក​សុំទាន​» នារនោច​ ៩ រោច ​ខែ​​ភទ្របទ​ ​ថ្ងៃ​ដាក់បិណ្ឌទី ៩ នោះ ក្រុម​ការងារផលិតកម្ម ​M រួម​ជាមួយ​សមាគមសិល្បៈ​បាន​រួម​គ្នា​ធ្វើ​បាយម្ហូប និងថវិកា​​ចែកជូន​យាយ​តា និង​ក្មេងៗ​លើ «វិថី​អ្នកសុំទាន​»​។
​រណ្តាប់​ដោយ​បាយ ​និង​ថវិកា​កាន់នៅ​នឹងព្រះហត្ត ព្រះគ្រូ ​​សុ​វណ្ណមុនី​​រ៉េត ​ទីប្រឹក្សា​សម្តេចសង្ឃ​ នន្ទ ​ង៉ែត ​គង់​នៅ​​វត្ត​នាគ​វ័ន និង​ជា​ប្រធានក្រុម​ប្រឹក្សា​​ភិ​បា​ល​សមាគមសិល្បករខ្មែរ​ មានសង្ឃដីកាថា៖ «​ទោះបីជា​យ៉ាង​ណា​​មិន​ថា​​ជា​សិល្បករ​ ឬ​ជា​ព្រះសង្ឃ​នោះទេ​ បុណ្យ​គឺអាច​ធ្វើបាន​​ទាំង​អស់​គ្នា​។ តាមរយៈ​ការ​រួមចិត្តរួមគំនិត​គ្នា​នេះ​ វាពិតជា​ការសម្តែង​ឲ្យ​​ឃើញអំ​ពី​កាយវិការ​ចេះ​ជួយ​គ្នា​ទៅវិញ​ទៅ​មក​ ជា​ពិសេស ដល់​ជន​ក្រីក្រ»។
ក្រុម​សិល្បៈ​ដឹក​នាំ​ដោយ​នាយ​ឃ្លោក​ឡើង​ភ្នំ​តាម៉ៅ​។ វុទ្ធី

ព្រះ​អង្គ​មាន​សង្ឃដីកាថា៖​ «បាន​ជា​​អាត្មា និង​ក្រុម​សិល្បករ​​ផលិតកម្ម ​M ​នាំបាយ និង​ថវិកាមក​ជូនដល់បង​​ប្អូន​​ថ្ងៃនេះ ជាថ្ងៃ​ដាក់​បិណ្ឌ​ទី ៩ រដូវ​បុណ្យ​ភ្ជុំ វេលានេះ​ធ្វើបុណ្យជូន​ទាន​ល្អណាស់ញោម​»។
ដំបូង​ឡើយ ​អ្នក​សុំទាន​ទាំងនោះ​គឺ​ជា​​អ្នកភូមិ​ត្រពាំងសាប​ដែល​តែងតែ​ដើរ​ជា​ច្រើន​គីឡូម៉ែត្រ​ពី​ផ្ទះ​​ពួកគេ​ទៅ​​បោះ​ទីតាំង​ដោយ​ការ​យក​ចប និង​បង្គី​កាប់ដីបន្ដិចបន្ដួច​មក​លុប​ជង្ហុក​តូចៗ ឬ​ដង​ទឹក​ស្រោច​ផ្លូវហុយ​ដើម្បី​ងាយ​ស្រួល​អ្នក​ដំណើរ​បរ​ឆ្លងកាត់​ជា​ថ្នូរ​​នឹងការ​បរិច្ចាគ​ប្រាក់​ពី​ភ្ញៀវ​មក​វិញ។ ប៉ុន្ដែ​ពេល​នេះអ្នកភូមិ​ឆ្ងាយៗ​បាន​​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​ថ្មើរ​ជើង​មាន​ទាំង​​សាច់​ញាតិ​ជូន​មក​សុំទាន​នៅ​ទី​នេះ។
​ក្រុម​កុមារ​សុំ​ទាន​ទទួល​បាន​ទាន​នៅថ្ងៃកាន់បិណ្ឌ​ទី ៩។ វុទ្ធី

គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​ថ្មី​របស់​លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ថា​ញុះញង់​បង្ក​អសន្តិសុខ

គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​ថ្មី​របស់​លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ថា​ញុះញង់​បង្ក​អសន្តិសុខ

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាំន (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។
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School of ViceBelieve nothing until it's been officially denied by this VC regime ...
មន្ត្រី​ជំនាញ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល នៅ​បន្ត​ស្ងប់ស្ងាត់​នៅ​ឡើយ​ចំពោះ​ការ​រក​ឃើញ​ថា ផែនទី​បោន​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ របស់​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ (អ.ស.ប)។ ស្រប​ពេល​មន្ត្រី​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន បន្ត​ស្ងប់ស្ងាត់​នេះ អង្គភាព​ព័ត៌មាន និង​ប្រតិកម្ម​រហ័ស​នៃ​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​វិញ ចាត់​ទុក​ថា នេះ​គឺ​ជា​ការ​បង្ក​ឧបាយកល​ទុច្ចរិត និង​បំពុល​បរិយាកាស​របស់ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន។
មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល នៅ​បន្ត​ឆ្លើយ​ដាក់​គ្នា​ទៅ​វិញ​ទៅ​មក​នៅ​ឡើយ និង​ពុំ​ទាន់​មាន​សញ្ញា​ណា​មួយ ថា​នឹង​ចាត់​វិធានការ​បែប​ណា​ចំពោះ​ការ​អះអាង​របស់​អ្នក​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​ជំទាស់ ដែល​ប្រកាស​ជំហរ​ថា បាន​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​អះអាង​ថា ខុស​គ្នា​ពី​អ្វី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្លាប់​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​កន្លង​ទៅ។
កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៧ ខែ​តុលា លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ថ្លែង​ប្រាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី ថា លោក​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​បោន​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ខុស​ពី​អ្វី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្លាប់​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់ គឺ​ខ្នាត យូ.ធី.អឹម (UTM) ១/១០០.០០០ ដែល​ធ្លាប់​សុំ​ខ្ចី​ពី​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ។
លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា ទម្លាក់​ការ​ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ​រឿង​នេះ ឲ្យ​ទៅ​ទាក់ទង​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស វិញ។ ម្យ៉ាង​វិញ​ទៀត លោក​ក៏​នឹង​ពុំ​ទាន់​មាន​អ្វី​ដែល​ត្រូវ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ការ​អះអាង​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​ដែរ។
ចំណែក​មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​កម្ពុជា លោក ជុំ សុន្ទរី បដិសេធ​ថា លោក​នៅ​ពុំ​ទាន់​ទទួល​បាន​ព័ត៌មាន​នេះ​ច្បាស់លាស់​នៅ​ឡើយ។ ហេតុ​នេះ លោក​ពុំ​អាច​ធ្វើ​អត្ថាធិប្បាយ​បាន​ទេ។
រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី ៦២០
ក្រុម​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន នៃ​រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​កម្ពុជា បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​បាន​ពី​ភាគី​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ដល់​អ្នក​សារព័ត៌មាន នា​រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​កម្ពុជា កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ RFA/Tin Zakariya
លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​កំពុង​មាន​វត្តមាន​នៅ​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ឲ្យ​ដឹង​តាម​រយៈ​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ជាមួយ​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៧ តុលា ថា លោក​បាន​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​បោន​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ដែល​កំពុង​តម្កល់​នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ។ លោក​អះអាង​ថា ផែនទី​ដែល​រក​ឃើញ​នេះ ប្រហែល​ជា​មិន​ដូច​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​នោះ​ទេ។ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ទទូច​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា ដាក់​សំណើ​ជា​ថ្មី​ឡើង​វិញ ដើម្បី​សុំ​ខ្ចី​ផែនទី​ពី​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ដើម្បី​ពិនិត្យ។ ជាង​នេះ​ទៀត លោក​យល់​ឃើញ​ថា ផែនទី​ដែល​លោក​ទើប​តែ​រក​ឃើញ​នេះ គឺ​ស៊ី​គ្នា​ទៅ​នឹង​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​ត្រង់​មាត្រា​២ ដែល​ធានា​ពី​អធិបតេយ្យភាព​របស់​កម្ពុជា។ លោក​បន្ត​ថា «ខ្ញុំ​សូម​អំពាវនាវ​ទៅ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល សុំ​ស្នើ​ទៅ លោក បាន គីមូន (Ban Ki-moon) ម្ដង​ទៀត ដើម្បី​សុំ​ខ្ចី​ផែនទី​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​ជាមួយ​ផែនទី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ហើយ​ប្រើ​ផែនទី​ដែល​តម្កល់​នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ទោះ​បី​ដូច ឬ​មិន​ដូច​គ្នា​អី»
មាត្រា​២ នៃ​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​ចែង​ថា បូរណភាព​ទឹក​ដី​របស់​កម្ពុជា មិន​អាច​រំលោភ​បាន​ដាច់ខាត​ក្នុង​ព្រំដែន​របស់​ខ្លួន ដែល​មាន​កំណត់​ក្នុង​ផែនទី​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ធ្វើ​នៅ​ចន្លោះ​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៣៣-១៩៣៥ ហើយ​ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ជា​អន្តរជាតិ​នៅ​ចន្លោះ​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៦៣-១៩៦៩។
កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២០ សីហា រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា បាន​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​ផែនទី​ភ្លាមៗ​បន្ទាប់​ពី​ទទួល​បាន​ពី​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ចំនួន ១៨​ផ្ទាំង ដើម្បី​ពិនិត្យ​ជាមួយ​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​មាន និង​កំពុង​ប្រើប្រាស់​ក្នុង​ការ​បោះ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​ជាមួយ​វៀតណាម។ បើ​ទោះ​បែប​ណា លោក បាន គីមូន អគ្គលេខាធិការ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ បាន​ពន្យល់​ថា ផែនទី​ដែល​បាន​បញ្ជូន​មក​នេះ គឺ​ពុំ​ដូច​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ចង់​បាន​នោះ​ទេ។

Netflix eyeing 2016 launch

Netflix eyeing 2016 launch
Thu, 8 October 2015 ppp
Cam McGrath

The Netflix sign is seen at the entrance to the company’s headquarters in California. The world’s largest internet TV network plans to launch service in Cambodia by the end of 2016. Bloomberg

Netflix, the world’s biggest internet television network, is set to change the local pay-TV landscape when it launches services in Cambodia next year as part of a global rollout.

“We intend to offer our service globally by the end of 2016 and that includes Cambodia,” Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland told the Post in an email.

Netflix has 65 million subscribers in over 50 countries and has borrowed $1 billion to finance a global presence. The US-based streaming video on demand (SVOD) giant already has a foothold in Asia, having entered the Japanese market last month, and plans to move into Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea early next year.

It plans to complete its 200-country campaign by the end of 2016.

The company, which also puts out original programming such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, says growing internet use and interconnectivity in Asian markets have broadened opportunities for streaming video.

“The combination of increasing Internet speeds and ubiquity of connected devices provides consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies on the Netflix service,” Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, said in a statement.

Fighting child labour

Fighting child labour
Wed, 7 October 2015 ppp
Charles Rollet

Young boys wash motorcycles in central Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon. A recently released report found that the Kingdom improved slightly in its fight against child labour last year. Pha Lina

While Cambodia marginally stepped up efforts to combat child labour in 2014, a lack of resources and corruption remain massive impediments to the fight, according to a report released by the United States Department of Labor last week.

The report rated Cambodia as having made “moderate advancement” in its anti-child labour efforts, the same ranking it received in 2013.

It attributed those improvements largely to beefed-up inspections from the Ministry of Labour, which increased the number of inspectors trained to find child labour from 35 in 2013 to 58 in 2014.

However, the report states that significant shortfalls remained. For example, as of 2014, child labour inspections were only being conducted in the capital region.

“The Department of Child Labor reports that, due to budget constraints, it is able to conduct inspections only in and around the capital city of Phnom Penh,” the report stated, citing the US Embassy.

However, Veang Heang, head of the Department of Child Labor, yesterday denied that account.

“We do have provincial departments of labour who are in charge of child labour in the provinces,” he said, adding that commenting further would require permission from the ministry.