July 25, 2018

WHO PROFITS FROM THE DEATH OF CAMBODIA’S DEMOCRACY?

ទាញយកអត្ថបទ "សេចក្តី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន" ជាភាសាខ្មែរ



Global Witness | Report / July 20, 2018

As Cambodians head to the polls, Global Witness exposes an elusive club of politically exposed tycoons set to profit from the country's sham election

As Cambodians prepare to cast their vote in a sham election on 29th July that will secure another term for the world's longest-serving prime minister, Global Witness shines a light on members of Cambodia’s business elite, who have profited hugely from the system of grand corruption instituted during Hun Sen’s reign, and would have a lot to lose from a change in

Published on Facebook in an effort to dodge a fierce government crackdown on free reporting, the campaign focusses on a small cabal of tycoons who have propped up the Hun hegemony with political donations and military funding, and by courting investors from overseas.

July 23, 2018

Interview: Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy

Former president of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy, who is living in exile, speaks during an interview with Reuters on his terrace in Paris, France, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

John Irish | Reuters, July 19, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him with targeted sanctions, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Thursday.

After two close elections in 2013 and 2017, Hun Sen is cracking down on his critics, prompting many rights groups and the main opposition to question the legitimacy of the July vote.

Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 33 years, is widely expected to win after the Supreme Court dissolved Rainsy’s main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) last year and imprisoned its chief for alleged treason, leaving no significant competitor for his Cambodian People’s Party.

July 21, 2018

ក្នុងនាមជាខ្មែរមិនត្រូវចូលរួមក្នុងការបោះឆ្នោតក្លែងក្លាយ ថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨ ដាច់ខាត



ក្នុងនាមជាខ្មែរមិនត្រូវចូលរួមក្នុងការបោះឆ្នោតក្លែងក្លាយ ថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨ ដាច់ខាត ដូច្នេះយើងនឹងរក្សាម្រាមដៃយើងឲ្យស្អាតជានិច្ចមិនឲ្យប្រឡាក់ទឹកខ្មៅគីមី «ទឹកភ្នែកពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរស្លូតត្រង់» របស់ក្រុមអាយ៉ងបរទេសឡើយ។ ចលនាស្ត្រីសូមជូនចម្រៀងមួយបទក្រោមចំណងជើងថា « ចលនាស្ត្រីវៃឆ្លាត » ដើម្បីរួមចំណែកពហិការ ក្នុងការបោះឆ្នោតខាងមុខនេះ។ អាស្រ័យហេតុនេះ សូមបងប្អូនជនរួមជាតិ មេត្តាស្តាប់កំសាន្តដូចតទៅ ៖

Cambodians wary as Chinese investment transforms their country

Chinese investment is fueling a construction boom in Cambodia, but it is also bringing headaches. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

Hun Sen, ruler for 33 years, faces little opposition in upcoming election

DOMINIC FAULDER and KENJI KAWASE | NIKKEI, July 18, 2018 13:33 JST

PHNOM PENH/SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- As boom-mounted cameras swept the horizon, a drone hovered above more than 50,000 party faithful who had begun streaming noisily through the Cambodian capital well before dawn, dressed in white shirts and caps, and waving blue flags.

The modern technology captured an old and familiar scene: the unshakable Cambodian People's Party elite out in strength ahead of a controversial general election that most observers believe lacks a credible opposition. The main Cambodian National Rescue Party was dissolved by Supreme Court order, and its leader Kem Sokha is in prison.

Kicking off the campaign for this month's election was the longest-serving prime minister in the Asia-Pacific region: Hun Sen, the 65-year-old party chairman. Singers performed rousing favorites, monks dispensed petals and blessings, and troupes of dancers -- apsaras, rowers and ducklings -- softened up the crowd. At 7:15am, Hun Sen began reading from a prepared text and did not stop for 70 minutes. He was interrupted only once by a brief, almost auspicious sprinkling of rain.

Election monitoring groups in Cambodia headed by PM's son, 'ambassador'

FILE PHOTO - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen's son Hun Many, president of the Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia (UYFC), attends a campaign to break the world record for longest cotton scarf weaved, by reaching a length of 1000 metres, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 7, 2018. Reuters/Samrang Pring

Tom Allard, Prak Chan Thul | Reuters, July 20, 2018

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Three of the groups approved to monitor Cambodia’s election have close ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen, one headed by his son and the other two led by a man who was appointed by the Southeast Asian country’s strongman ruler as a “goodwill ambassador”.

FILE PHOTO - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen's son Hun Many, president of the Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia (UYFC), attends a campaign to break the world record for longest cotton scarf weaved, by reaching a length of 1000 metres, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 7, 2018. Reuters/Samrang Pring

Cambodia heads to the polls on July 29 for an election criticised by the United Nations and Western countries as fundamentally flawed after the dissolution of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and imprisonment of its leader, Kem Sokha, last year.

ទារុណកម្មផ្លូវចិត្តឬបច្ចេកវិទ្យនរក

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Dhamma talk by Maha Thera Dr. Hok Savann on July 20, 2018

អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ពិភពលោក​ ឲ្យ​អាមេរិក​ដាក់​ឧកញ៉ា​បួន​នាក់​ ក្នុង​បញ្ជី​ខ្មៅ ដើម្បី​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​

ពី​ឆ្វេង​ទៅ​ស្ដាំ ​លោក ម៉ុង ឫទ្ធី ​លោក លី យ៉ុងផាត់​ លោក ទ្រី ភាព លោក ឡៅ ម៉េងឃីន។ រូបភាព​ពី Global Witness

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​អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ពិភព​លោក​ ហ្គ្លោប៊ល វីតណេស (Global Witness) ស្នើ​ឲ្យ រដ្ឋាភិបាល​សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក ដាក់​ឧកញ៉ាល្បីៗ​ខាង​រំលោភ​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស បំផ្លាញ ធនធាន​ធម្ម​ជាតិ​ខ្មែរ អំពើ​រត់​ពន្ធ ចំនួន​បួនរូប ចូល​ទៅ​ក្នុង​បញ្ជី​ខ្មៅ ​ដើម្បី​ដាក់ ទណ្ឌកម្ម។ ប៉ុន្តែ មន្រ្តី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ការពារ​ឧកញ៉ា​ទាំង​នេះ នឹង​ចោទ​អង្គការ​នេះ ថា​មាន​ចេតនា បំផ្លាញ​សុខ​សន្តិភាព​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ក្នុង​ចេញ​ផ្សាយ​ព័ត៌មាន​អាក្រក់​អំពី​កម្ពុជា នៅ​កៀក​ថ្ងៃ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត។

អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ពិភព​លោក​ ហ្គ្លោប៊ល វីតណេស (Global Witness) រក​ឃើញ​ថា ឧកញ៉ា​ដែល​មាន​ទ្រព្យ​មហា​សាល និង ជិត​ស្និទ្ធ​នឹង​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ទាំង បួនរូប​នេះ សុទ្ធ​តែ​ជាប់​ពាក់​ព័ន្ធ​​នឹង​ការកាប់​បំផ្លាញ​​ព្រៃ​ឈើ បូម​ខ្សាច់​ រត់​ពន្ធ កញ្ឆា​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ធំ និង បណ្តេញ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ចេញ​ពីលំ​នៅ​ដ្ឋាន​ដោយ​បង្ខំ ​ដើម្បី​ដណ្តើមយក​ដីធ្លី​ពី​ពួក​គាត់​​ជា​ដើម​។ អង្គការ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ពិភព​លោក​ ហ្គ្លោប៊ល វីតណេស នៅ​ក្នុង​សេចក្តី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន កាលពី ថ្ងៃ​ទី ២០ ខែ កក្កដា​ម្សិលមិញ ចាត់​ទុក ឧកញ៉ា​ទាំង​នេះ សុទ្ធ​តែជា​អ្នក​ដែល​បាន​ទទួល​ផល​ចំណេញ ពីការរលំរលាយ​នៃ​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ នៅ​កម្ពុជា។

ឧកញ៉ា​ទាំង​បួន រួម​មាន​លោក​ឧកញ៉ា ម៉ុង ឫទ្ធី លោក​ឧកញ៉ា លី យ៉ុងផាត់ លោក​ឧកញ៉ា ទ្រី ភាព លោក​ឧកញ៉ា ឡៅ ម៉េងឃីន។ បី​នាក់​ក្នុង​ចំណោម​នោះ ជា​សមាជិក​ព្រឹទ្ធសភា​បក្ស​កាន់​អំណាច។

Authoritarian rule shedding its populist skin in rural Cambodia

Indigenous woman who has been involved in struggles to retain her community's land since the mid-2000s, in rice cultivation field in Northern Cambodia. Author's pic.

Alice Beban and Laura Schoenberger | Open Democracy,  18 July 2018

We won’t know until the July 2018 elections whether this radical redrawing of the Cambodian political landscape is a ‘new normal’ of naked authoritarianism. What is happening is truly bad.


This article is part of a series on ‘confronting authoritarian populism and the rural world’, and linked to the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI). The article opening the series can be read here.

In Cambodia, political violence in the run-up to the 2018 general election signals a move away from an explicitly populist authoritarianism towards a deeper authoritarianism. Cambodia burst onto global news headlines in late 2017 when the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party, but behind this political spectacle lay a series of smaller legal changes, political violence and geopolitical shifts that set the stage for the turn to deeper authoritarian rule.


Cambodia’s brand of populist authoritarianism

For more than thirty years, the world’s longest serving Prime Minister has been the archetypal populist strongman. He and his party (the Cambodian People’s Party, or CPP) combine terror and censorship with personalised political handouts, promises of post-war stability, and a veneer of democracy.

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សេដ្ឋី​ទាំងបួន​ មាន​បីនាក់​ជា​សមាជិក​ព្រឹទ្ធសភា​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា​ គឺលោក​ឧកញ៉ា ម៉ុង ឫទ្ធី លោកឧកញ៉ា​ លី យ៉ុងផាត់​ លោកឧកញ៉ា​ ទ្រី ភាព និង​លោក​ឧកញ៉ា ​ឡៅ ម៉េងឃីន​។

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Veasna hits out at CPP, CNRP

LDP president Khem Veasna speaks at a press conference yesterday. Heng Chivoan

Ben Sokhean | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:30 ICT

The leader of the League for Democracy Party (LDP) on Thursday used a press conference to hit out at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for “vote buying” and the court-dissolved opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) for having “no morals or vision”.

LDP president Khem Veasna told journalists at its “What the League for Democracy Party Stands For” conference that the National Election Committee (NEC) had dismissed his July 11 request to amend the regulation that allows people to use one of a variety of marks on the ballot paper when voting, a practice he said enabled the CPP to pressure voters.

Veasna argued that only a tick should be permitted to indicate the party voted for in the July 29 national elections as this would better protect voter anonymity and help stop vote buying and intimidation.

The NEC on Sunday said it would not amend the regulation, rejecting Veasna’s argument by saying that having a variety of symbols “does not impact election anonymity”.

BGU instructed to stop taking money

Members of the elite Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit march in a parade celebrating the group’s anniversary in 2016 in Kandal province. Hong Menea

Mech Dara | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:07 ICT

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit (BGU) has told its soldiers to stop asking for money from provincial and district officials and national and international guests without authorisation, lest they face penalties or dismissal.

An order to this effect was signed by Hing Bun Heang, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of the BGU, on July 12, and was obtained by The Post on Thursday.

It said the directive came after senior officers were made aware that members of the BGU had made personal requests to national and international guests for money without an order from a superior officer.

“The soldiers of the bodyguard unit who are tasked to fulfill the mission targets at various cities and provinces, must immediately stop asking money from national and international guests, or district and provincial governors from now onwards,” the order says, adding that only Commander Bun Heang and General Huy Piseth can now authorise such requests.

UN Expert Decries Voter Intimidation in Lead-up to Cambodia Election

United Nations human rights envoy Rhona Smith speaks to the press at her office in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, Oct. 19, 2016. AP Photo

2018-07-20  RFA

The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur to Cambodia Rhona Smith on Friday expressed concern over reports of voter intimidation in the lead up to a general election this month that has been widely derided as unfree and unfair amid an ongoing political crackdown in the country.

In a statement posted to the Facebook page of the U.N’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia, Smith highlighted reports of government representatives stating that abstaining from voting was illegal and that fines would be imposed on people messaging about a boycott of the July 29 election.

She also pointed to reports that local authorities have threatened to withhold public services from those who do not vote for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

“This only creates a climate of fear and confusion,” Smith said.

“I welcome recent government calls to local authorities to avoid discrimination during the campaign and encourage the government to condemn in very clear terms voter intimidation and to clarify that calling for a boycott in a non-compulsory vote is permitted.”

AirAsia announces $30B deal to buy 100 planes from Airbus

AirAsia flight attendants attend a press conference in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The Malaysian budget airline announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion as it sets its sights on European routes. Mohd RASFAN/afp

AFP | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 12:57 ICT

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia on Thursday announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion as it sets its sights on European routes.

The first delivery of the jets will arrive towards the end of 2019 and will allow the airline to take on longer non-stop routes to Europe, AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes said at a media event.

These will be used by its long-haul arm, AirAsia X, replacing its older first-generation A330s.

“We can now start the London route ... This plane allows us to fly to Brazil, Namibia and anywhere we want,” he said.

The Kuala Lumpur-London route was dropped in 2012 due to low demand and high fuel prices.

“We lobbied hard for the A330neo after seeing the success of the A320neo, and working closely with Airbus, we have arrived at an aircraft that we are confident will allow us to expand our low fares offering beyond Asia Pacific to the rest of the world,” AirAsia X chief executive Kamarudin Meranun said.

Disaster committee updates PM on floods

Flooding in Koh Kong this week.

Voun Dara | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:39 ICT

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) sent a report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday, saying that 1,786 houses and thousands of hectares of crops have been flooded.

The NCDM said local authorities and armed forces have been cooperating with the Cambodian Red Cross to get people in affected areas to higher ground.

Additionally, National Election Committee deputy secretary general Som Sorida said many polling stations for the upcoming election have been flooded with this week’s heavy rains.

“We have two options – if the polling stations are flooded, we can delay the voting there, but if safe places are available, we can change the polling stations,” he said.

NEC: 880 local journalists to cover national polls

Journalists came to cover NEC's imported inks conference earlier this week. Heng Chivoan

Kong Meta | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:36 ICT

The National Election Committee (NEC) has closed the application window for local journalists to get credentials to cover the national elections, while the opportunity for foreign reporters will be open until July 26.

Som Sorida, deputy secretary-general of the NEC, said on Thursday that the body has verified 77 local press institutions and 880 local journalists.

On the foreign side, 120 journalists from 37 outlets have been given the okay.

សមាជិក​សភា​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី​ទទូច​ឱ្យ​មាន​ការ​ស្តារ​លទ្ធិ​ប្រជា​ធិបតេយ្យ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ខណៈ​ការបោះ​ឆ្នោត​ខិតជិត​មក​ដល់

រូបភាព ថតពីគេហទំព័រ ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights នៅថ្ងៃទី ១៩ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។

ហ៊ុល រស្មី VOA Khmer 19 កក្កដា 2018

នៅ​មុន​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​សភា​នៅ​កម្ពុជា​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​អាទិត្យ​ទី​២៩ ​ខែ​កក្កដា​ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៨​ ​ សមាជិក​សភា​របស់​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី​មួយ​រូប​បាន​ជំរុញ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ខ្លួន​ពិនិត្យ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ដែល​គ្មាន​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​នេះ​ ​ហើយ​អះអាង​ថា​ ម៉ាឡេស៊ី​មាន​តួនាទី​ក្នុង​ការ​ធានា​ឲ្យ​បាន​ដំណើរការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​តាម​បែប​ប្រជា​ធិប​តេយ្យ​ត្រឹម​ត្រូវ​នៅ​ក្នុង​តំបន់។

ភ្នំពេញ — ក្នុង​ពេល​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា​ កំពុង​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​ឆ្ពោះ​ទៅ​កាន់​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ដ៏​ចម្រូង​ចម្រាស​នៅ​ចុង​ខែ​កក្កដា​នេះ​ ក្រុម​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​របស់​សភា​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី​មួយចំនួន​ ​បាន​ទទូច​ស្នើ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ខ្លួន​ឲ្យ​មាន​វិធាន​ការ ​ដែល​អាច​នាំឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ស្តារ​ឡើង​វិញ​នូវ​លទ្ធិ​ប្រជា​ធិបតេយ្យ​កម្ពុជា​ ក្រោយ​ពី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ទីក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ​ ​បាន​រំលាយ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​កាល​ពី​ឆ្នាំ​មុន។​ ​នេះបើ​យោង​តាម​សេចក្តី​ប្រកាស​មួយ​របស់​ក្រុម​សមាជិក​សភា​ដើម្បី​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​ ​(ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights)។​

សេចក្តី​ប្រកាស​របស់​ក្រុម​សមាជិក​សភា​អាស៊ាន​ ដែល​ចេញ​ផ្សាយ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ព្រហស្បតិ៍នេះ​ បាន​ស្រង់​ការ​ថ្លែង​របស់​លោក Wong Chen ស​មាជិក​របស់​គណបក្ស​យុត្តិធម៌​ប្រជាជន​នៃ​ក្រុម​សម្ព័ន្ធ​គណបក្ស​កាន់​អំណាច​ ​Pakatan Harapan​ ​បាន​បង្ហាញ​ពីការ​បារម្ភ​របស់​លោក​ចំពោះ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​នៅ​កម្ពុជា​ ​និង​បាន​ស្នើ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ការ​បរទេស​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី​បញ្ជាក់​ពី​ជំហរ​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ខ្លួន​ក្នុង​បញ្ហា​នេះ។

លោក​ ​Wong​ ​ត្រូវ​បាន​ស្រង់​សម្តី​តាម​ន័យ​ដើម​ថា៖

Activists claim logging rampant before polls

A member of the Preah Vihear Community Forestry Network examines the remains of a resin tree that was illegally felled. Photo supplied

Soth Koemsoeun | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:08 ICT

At least 66 resin trees in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district, have been felled so far this month, according to environmental activists.

They say deforestation continues to grow unabated, as authorities suspended or cut the number of patrols in the lead-up to the July 29 national elections.

Preah Vihear Community Forestry Network head Pich Porn said on Thursday that perpetrators had felled at least 66 resin trees in Pur commune in July, with other varieties of trees being logged, as authorities busy themselves with the election campaign.

“Nowadays, companies are less involved in clearing forests. But our community is very worried about the perpetrators who migrate from other provinces and fell trees to sell.

“For instance, 66 resin trees in the community were felled, costing villagers much of their income,” he said.

Government rips into WWF report

A destroyed forest is shown in Preah Vihear in 2014. The government hit back at a World Wildlife Fund report that claimed the Greater Mekong will lose 30 percent of its forests by 2030. Post Staff

Khouth Sophak Chakrya | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 12:56 ICT

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Forestry Administration spokesman Keo Omaliss hit back on Thursday at a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report that claims the Greater Mekong will lose 30 percent of its forests by 2030 without drastic action.

He said the claims do not accurately reflect efforts made by the region’s governments and people, and called the report “unacceptable”.

Pulse of the Forest claims the Greater Mekong region, which consists of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, has already lost a third of its natural forest cover.

The report also claims it will lose another third by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, including protecting and restoring natural forests and promoting community-led sustainable forest management and trade.

សន្លឹកឆ្នោត​ខ្ញុំ សិទ្ធិ​ខ្ញុំ ប្រទេស​ខ្ញុំ

អ្នកស្រី រ៉ូណា ស្មីត ជំរុញរបបលោក ហ៊ុន សែន គោរពសិទ្ធិពលរដ្ឋក្នុងការសម្រេចចិត្តបោះឆ្នោត

នាទី​សង្ខេប​ព័ត៌មាន​ប្រចាំ​សប្ដាហ៍​ទី ៣ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៨

កម្មវិធី​ទូរទស្សន៍​អាស៊ីសេរី​សម្រាប់​ថ្ងៃទី ២០ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៨

July 20, 2018

What has gone wrong in Cambodia?

Ballot boxes are collected in Cambodia under UN supervision in 1993 (Photo: Noboru Hashimoto via Getty)

By Milton Osborne | The Interpreter, 19 July 2018


Concerns ahead of Cambodia’s elections on 29 July centre on the judgement that under Prime Minister Hun Sen the country has become increasingly authoritarian in political character while the government – through a range of parliamentary and judicial actions, and backed by absolute control of the forces of order – has eliminated any viable political opposition to ensure its electoral return.

How did we arrive at this state of affairs in which there is now very little external actors can, or will, do to prevent Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party staying in office? Even if an unlikely election result occurs, with Hun Sen’s government voted out, it seems certain he would use all means, including force if necessary, to remain in power.

A brief review of Cambodia’s political history since the UN-supervised elections of 1993 is needed to understand the present situation.

"Everything suggests that Hun Sen has set his course and will not be deflected from it."

The “original sin” that led to this set of circumstances occurred when the international community stepped back from involvement in Cambodia’s affairs and allowed the CPP to remain the dominant political force in the country, despite having lost the popular vote in the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)–supervised elections in 1993. With Hun Sen and the CPP refusing to accept defeat, the compromise arrangements that were cobbled together left all real power in their hands.

From KI reader Ngin Chhorn


Hun Sen retains his tight grip on Cambodia, and freedoms can wait

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen greets supporters at a campaign rally on July 7. His Cambodian People’s Party is expected to sweep the polls after the government dissolved the main opposition party. The Cambodian strongman is at the peak of a reign that began in 1985. Photo: AP

By Markus Karbaum | South China Morning Post, Thursday, 19 July, 2018, 2:02am

Markus Karbaum says having decimated all credible opposition, the Cambodian strongman is a shoo-in for victory in the general election next week. Given the fear, resignation and indifference that prevail, he looks set to rule for as long as he likes

The result of Cambodia’s parliamentary elections on July 29 is already fixed. After dissolving the popular opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) last November, Prime Minister Hun Sen is only competing against supernumerary challengers which are too weak to create even an illusion of competition.

Nevertheless, he is at the peak of his reign that, after all, has lasted since 1985. His success boils down to his almost uncontested monopolisation of physical force, framed by submissive partners in both domestic politics and international relations.

A former Khmer Rouge soldier, Hun Sen became head of government in the follow-up regime installed by Vietnam, which occupied Cambodia in the 1980s. He contributed to ending the civil war in 1991 and thereby two decades of violence. Under UN sovereignty – the UN peacekeeping mission in Cambodia endured from 1992 to 1993 – Hun Sen had to grasp the nettle by accepting a liberal constitution and a defeat in the general elections in 1993. Even so, he remained Cambodia’s political hegemon.

Why Japan is supporting Cambodia’s election

A Phnom Penh polling station during the commune elections, 2017 (Photo: Satoshi Takahashi via Getty)

By Darren Touch | The Interpreter,  13 July 2018

Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the upcoming Cambodian general election on 29 July amid growing pressure by its citizens, civil society organisations, and supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – Cambodia’s former main opposition party.

"Japan’s approach to the Cambodian general election is highly strategic, seeking to maintain its influence and presence in Cambodia at the same time as being gravely concerned about China’s growing role in the region."

Supporters of the CNRP have led many demonstrations in Japan, the US, South Korea, and Canada, calling on the Japanese government to end its backing of the upcoming election, citing it will not be free or fair given the CNRP’s absence.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved the CNRP in November 2017 amid allegations it was plotting to overthrow the government with US support. Kem Sokha, leader of the CNRP, is currently in detention and awaiting trial for charges of treason. The CNRP denies the charges and describes the move by the government as politically motivated.

Given Japan’s political and socio-economic influence on Cambodia, Tokyo has been identified as a key target, in addition to many other Western countries, of the CNRP’s efforts to delegitimise the upcoming elections, which the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) led by Hun Sen – who has been Cambodia’s prime minister for 33 years – is expected to win.

Cambodian Rights Group Hacked Amid Concerns Over China-Linked Cyber Espionage Group

A screenshot shows Adhoc's website on July 19, 2018.  RFA

2018-07-19  RFA

A local rights group in Cambodia said Thursday that it had fallen victim to a hacking attack a week after a U.S. cybersecurity firm announced that an espionage group believed linked to China’s government had targeted a number of stakeholders in a hacking operation ahead of an election later this month.

Rights group Adhoc said in a statement that its website, adhoccambodia.org, had been shut down by a hacker and replaced with a message which reads, “Sorry, we’re doing some work on the site.”

“Adhoc is saddened and concerned after a hacker known as ‘Turksiberkarargh’ blocked information posted on our website,” the NGO said.

“Adhoc would like to make clear to the public that we are not responsible for any articles or content that contradict our views or our mission from [Thursday] going forward.”

The website remained blocked at the time of publishing.

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​អាមេរិក​ថា ​ខ្លួន​កំពុង​បង្កើន​ល្បឿន​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​បង្កក​ទ្រព្យ​អ្នក​ជំនួញ​ស្និទ្ធនឹង​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន

លោក ថិត យ៉ូហូ សមាជិក​សភា​អាមេរិក ផ្ដល់បទសម្ភាសន៍ដល់អាស៊ីសេរី នៅថ្ងៃទី ០៨ ខែឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។  RFA

តាំង សារ៉ាដា RFA 2018-07-19

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក ពី​ខាង​គណបក្ស​សាធារណរដ្ឋ អះអាង​ថា សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក​កំពុង​បង្កើន​ល្បឿន​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម បង្កក​ទ្រព្យ​សម្បត្តិ​ក្រុម​អ្នករក​ស៊ី​ធំៗ​ដែល មាន​ទំនាក់ទំនង​ជិត​ស្និត នឹង​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន។

ប្រធាន​អនុគណៈកម្មាធិការ​កិច្ចការ​បរទេស​ទទួលបន្ទុក​តំបន់ អាស៊ី និង​ប៉ាស៊ីហ្វិក និង​ជា​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក ពី​ខាង​គណបក្ស​សាធារណរដ្ឋលោក ថិត យ៉ូហូ (Ted Yoho) បញ្ជាក់​ថា ក្រុម​អ្នក​ជំនួញ​កំពូលៗ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា​សព្វថ្ងៃ កំពុង​ជួយ​ជ្រោមជ្រែង​ដល់​របប​ដឹកនាំ​របស់​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន និង​បាន​ចូល​ដៃ​ចូល​ជើង​ក្នុង​ការ​បំផ្លាញ​មូលដ្ឋានគ្រឹះ​នៃ​លទ្ធិប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ​និង ដំណើរការ​បោះឆ្នោត​បែប​ក្លែងក្លាយ​បែប​អា​មាស​នៅ​កម្ពុជា។ លោក​ថា ពួកគេ​នឹង​ត្រូវ​ប្រឈម​ការ​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​បង្កក ទ្រព្យសម្បត្តិ និង​បិទ​ទិដ្ឋាការ​មិន​ឲ្យ​ជាន់​ទឹកដី​អាមេរិក​តទៅ​ទៀត។

សូម​តាមដាន​បទសម្ភាសន៍​តាម​ទូរស័ព្ទ​របស់​លោក តាំង សារ៉ាដា ជាមួយ​លោក ថិត យ៉ូហូ ដូច​តទៅ៖

សារ៉ាដា៖ សូម​ជម្រាបសួរ​រលោក​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ ថិត យ៉ូហូ!

Corporate conscience at heart of business model

CP Cambodia CSR activity at New Hope Organization

Moeun Nhean | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 11:40 ICT

LIKE Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL. in Thailand, CP Cambodia has long held three core values at the heart of how it does business: it must benefit the country, it must benefit the people, and it should benefit corporate investors and stakeholders.

However, Cambodia’s biggest animal husbandry and farming enterprise have gone even further in following three other principles by which to operate -- sustainable food security, self-sufficiency, and balance of nature.

These principles, says Mr. Wittaya Kreangkriwit, Senior Vice-President for Special Project and Government Relations of CP, have seen the company participate and promote a range of activities in Cambodia such as blood donation, food donation, bathroom building, and youth sponsorship.

This year CP Cambodia has started on a new social campaign, to help raise awareness for blood donors.

King, PM, minister celebrate China ties

Niem Chheng | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 10:13 ICT

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday released three letters from King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Affairs minister Prak Sokhonn that were delivered to the Chinese government in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Cambodian-Chinese diplomatic relations.

The letters reiterated Cambodia’s firm support for the One China Policy and acknowledged the benefits gained from the country’s Belt and Road Initiative. The letters released by the ministry were dated late June and early July.

In his letter, King Sihamoni thanked China for its hospitality shown to him and his mother.

“I note with great satisfaction the growing political trust and official exchanges at all levels between our two countries, and highly appreciate the cordial hospitality accorded to me and our Queen Mother every time we visit China.

FireEyeនៅ​តែ​អះអាង​ថា ចិន​នៅ​ពីក្រោយ​ការ​លួច​ព័ត៌មាន​សម្ងាត់​ ទាក់ទង​នឹងការបោះឆ្នោត

មេធាវី​ថា អ្នក​មិន​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត ​ឬ​អំពាវនាវ​អ្នក​ផ្សេង​កុំ​ឲ្យ​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​ មិន​មាន​ទោស​ទេ



លោក​មេធាវី ជូង ជូងី ថ្លែង​នៅ​មុខ​សាលាដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៣ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ RFA

អាស៊ីសេរី RFA 2018-07-19

លោក​មេធាវី ជួង ជូងី អះអាង​ថា មិន​មាន​ទោស​ទេ ចំពោះ​អ្នក​មិន​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត និង​អ្នក​អំពាវនាវ​មិន​អោយ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​នោះ។ លោក​ថា អ្នក​គំរាម​គេ​អោយ​ចេញទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​ទៅវិញ​ទេ ទើប​មានទោស។

ការ​លើក​ឡើង​នេះ ធ្វើឡើង​បន្ទាប់ពី​មន្ត្រី​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត ហៅ​កាត់​ថា គ​.ជ.ប និង​មន្ត្រី​ជាន់ខ្ពស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ថ្លែង​ថា អ្នក​មិន​ចេញទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត និង​អ្នក​ញុះញង់​មិន​អោយ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​អាច​ជាប់​ចោទ​ថា បាន​ប្រព្រឹត្ត​បទល្មើស ដែល​ត្រូវ​មាន​ទោស។

សូម​ស្ដាប់​ការ​បកស្រាយ​ផ្លូវ​ច្បាប់ របស់​លោក​មេធាវី ជូង ជូងី ដូច​តទៅ៖

Nine questioned for alleged drug trafficking

Kim Sarom | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 08:32 ICT

Nine suspects are set to be questioned by the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court after being arrested in Poipet town on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking in drugs.

The group included seven Cambodians, a Thai and a Vietnamese national who were staying at a casino, according to a report from the province’s Military Police.

Interrogation of the Vietnamese national led officers to further arrests, and the seizure of 23 packets of methamphetamine weighing a total of 11.6 grams, 16 mobile phones and two ID cards.

The suspects were sent to court on Wednesday for questioning, which was still ongoing as of Thursday, confirmed provincial court spokesman Roeun Lina.

Acleda looking to go public

The headquarters of Acleda Bank Plc is shown in Phnom Penh. pha lina

Hor Kimsay | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:09 ICT

Twenty-five percent of Acleda Bank’s shares will soon be available for trading as stakeholder ASA Plc announced late Wednesday, its plan to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).

Acleda Securities Plc president and CEO Prom Visoth noted that the move could potentially double the number of registered traders on the CSX, which could jumpstart trading volumes.

ASA, or Acleda Staff Association, said it is seeking approval for the move from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC).

ASA board member Suos Ousaphea said the proposal had already been submitted, and he expects it to be approved soon, making the bank the sixth company to list on the Kingdom’s bourse.

“We believe the official listing will happen before next year,” he said, adding that banking and finance firms in Cambodia are growing more stable, so the shares were sure to attract public interest.

សម្ភាស​លោក ស៊ូ អ៊ែនថូនី​ ជុំវិញ​មូលនិធិ​ខ្មែរ​ជួយ​ខ្មែរ

Two held for clearing wetlands in Kampong Chhnang

Oung Dane | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 08:35 ICT

Police detained two men for illegally clearing a flooded forest in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor district on Tuesday.

A tractor used for clearing the area at protected zone 3 in Chnok Trou commune was impounded. “A tractor was intercepted and two people were arrested,” said commune chief Sang Kimsorn.

He said two other men managed to escape with their tractors. Nuon Sonal, the tractor driver, and Sor Saron, the owner, are being detained at the district police station.

“The owner of the tractor claimed he is a journalist and even took photos of me,” Kimsorn said.

Report shows skills gap as companies struggle to find competent candidates to fill key positions

Students attended the education fair last year.

Voun Dara | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 10:18 ICT

As if highlighting the lack of work skills and experience in the Kingdom, of more than 1,000 job openings in Phnom Penh alone as of last month, only 150 young applicants were successful at the interview stage.

Phnom Penh Job Center director Aing Pheareak told The Post on Thursday that while his recruitment agency has tried to help 3,000 people looking for jobs so far this year, it has failed to meet companies’ demand for quality employees.

“Even working directly with employers, we haven’t been able to adequately supply successful applicants to those that have vacancies. As at the end of last month, we had more than 1,000 job openings, but only 150 youths were successful at job interviews,” he said.

Pheareak said while candidates generally possess the required professional and technical skills, they lack “soft skills” such as planning, teamwork and leadership abilities – mainly due to a lack of work experience.

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល​រង​ការ​រិះគន់​ថា គិត​ខំ​តែ​ចុះ​បង្រៀន​ពលរដ្ឋ​គូស​សន្លឹកឆ្នោត

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល លោក ម៉ម ប៊ុនហេង នៅ​ក្នុង​ពិធី​សម្ពោធ​អគារ​ក្រសួង​បរិស្ថាន កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៥ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA

ជាតិ ចំណាន RFA 2018-07-19

ពលរដ្ឋ​រងគ្រោះ​ពី​ជំនន់​ទឹកភ្លៀង​នៅ​តាម​ខេត្ត​មួយ​ចំនួន ងឿងឆ្ងល់​ពី​សកម្មភាព​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល នៅតែ​បន្ត​ចុះ​បង្រៀន​ពលរដ្ឋ​គូស​សន្លឹកឆ្នោត គាំទ្រ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ខណៈ​ដែល​ពលរដ្ឋ​ជាច្រើន​កំពុង​រងគ្រោះ​ពី​ជំនន់​ទឹកភ្លៀង។ សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល គិត​ថា បើ​ទោះ​ជា​ក្រសួង​សុខាភិបាល មាន​សេនាធិការ​នៅ​តាម​ខេត្ត ស្រុក ឃុំ ប៉ុន្តែ រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​នៅ​ថ្នាក់​ជាតិ​គួរតែ​ចុះទៅ​ផ្ទាល់​ជា​ជាង​ចំណាយ ពេលវេលា​បង្រៀន​ពលរដ្ឋ​គូស​សន្លឹក​ឆ្នោត។

ប្រធាន​ក្រុមការងារ​ចុះ​ជួយ​ខណ្ឌ​សែនសុខ លោក ម៉ម ប៊ុនហេង នៅ​ថ្ងៃទី​១៩ ខែ​កក្កដា បាន​បន្ត​ចុះ​ពន្យល់​នូវ​គោលនយោបាយ​របស់​គណ​បក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​ណែនាំ​ពី​របៀប​គូស​សន្លឹកឆ្នោត​ឲ្យ​បាន​ត្រឹមត្រូវ ដល់​សមាជិក​សមាជិកា​បក្ស នៅ​ផ្សារ​ឈូកមាស ខណ្ឌ​សែនសុខ រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ។

ប្រព័ន្ធ​ឃោសនា​របស់​លោកនាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន បាន​ស្រង់​សំដី លោក ម៉ម ប៊ុនហេង ផ្សាយ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​​ទី១៩ ខែ​កក្កដា ថា បោះ​ឲ្យ​បក្ស​លេខ​រៀង​ទី​២០ នៅ​លើ​សន្លឹកឆ្នោត ដើម្បី​ទទួល​បាន​សុខ​សន្តិភាព និង​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ ក្នុង​នោះ​បោះឆ្នោត​ជូន​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា គឺ​ដើម្បី​បន្ត​ការ​កែ​លំអ និង​លើ​ស្ទួយ​ជីវភាព​រស់នៅ​របស់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​កាន់តែ​ប្រសើរ។

Apsara gives nod for home renovations

HongTholly Sonit | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 09:32 ICT

The Apsara Authority has granted approval to hundreds of villagers’ requests to renovate their homes and build small structures within the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province.

Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal told The Post the total number of approvals has surpassed 1,000 since last year.

The government body, tasked with managing the park, only allows villagers to build small structures like new bathrooms, balconies, fences and small barns to house cattle, chicken or pigs.

ជំនួញ​ឈើ​ឆ្លងដែន​ទៅ​វៀតណាម​នៅ​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី​បន្ត​កើត​មាន​ច្រើន​អំឡុង​ពេល​ឃោសនា​បោះ​ឆ្នោត

រថយន្ត​ដឹក​ឈើ​ជាប់​ផុង​នៅ​ភូមិ​ឃួន ឃុំ​កោះពាក្យ ស្រុក​វ៉ឺនសៃ ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ Photo ADHOC

ស្ងួន អមរា RFA 2018-07-19

ពលរដ្ឋ​រស់នៅ​ក្បែរ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា​វៀតណាម​ក្នុង​ឃុំ​ញ៉ាង ស្រុក​អណ្តូងមាស ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា ជំនួញ​ឈើ តាម​ម៉ូតូ​រាប់សិប​គ្រឿងក្នុង​មួយ​ថ្ងៃៗ ឆ្លងដែន​ទៅ​លក់​នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម នៅតែ​កើន​ឡើង​ឥត​ឈប់ឈរ អំឡុង​ពេល​យុទ្ធនាការ​ឃោសនា​បោះឆ្នោត។ អ្នកភូមិ​បារម្ភ​ថា ព្រៃឈើ​នៅ​ឧទ្យានជាតិ​វីរៈជ័យ ក្នុង​ស្រុក​អណ្តូងមាស នឹង​វិនាស​ហិនហោច បើ​អាជ្ញាធរ​មិន​ប្រញាប់​ទប់ស្កាត់​ករណី​នេះ​ទេ។

ជនជាតិ​ដើម​ភាគតិច​គ្រឹង រស់នៅ​ភូមិ​តាងសេ ឃុំ​ញ៉ាង ស្រុក​អណ្តូងមាស អះអាង​ថា ឈើ​ប្រណិត បេង ធ្នង់ កកោះ និង​សុក្រំ មាន​មុខ​កាត់ ២​តឹក​ឡើង​ទៅ ប្រវែង ២​ម៉ែត្រ​ឡើង​ទៅ ត្រូវ​គេ​ដឹកជញ្ជូន​តាម​ម៉ូតូ​ដូច​ដង្ហែ​កឋិនទាន ឆ្ពោះ​ទៅ​កាន់​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម តាម​ច្រក​របៀង​ហ្វាតា និង​ច្រកហស់​សៅ គ្មាន​ការទប់ស្កាត់។ អ្នកភូមិ​ចោទ​ថា សមត្ថកិច្ច​ច្រក​ព្រំដែន​ទាំងនោះ បាន​ទទួល​សំណូក​ពី​អ្នក​ដឹក​តាម​ម៉ូតូ ជា​ថ្នូរ​មិន​អនុវត្ត​ច្បាប់។

ជនជាតិ​ដើម​ភាគតិច​គ្រឹង​ម្នាក់ ក្នុងចំណោម​ជាច្រើន​ទៀត រស់នៅ​ភូមិ​តាងសេ ថ្លែង​មិន​ហ៊ាន​បញ្ចេញ​ឈ្មោះ ឲ្យ​ដឹង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃទី១៩ កក្កដាថា ក្នុង​មួយ​ថ្ងៃៗ ម៉ូតូ​ចាប់ពី ៥០​គ្រឿង​ឡើង ត្រូវ​បាន​អ្នកភូមិ​ប្រទះឃើញ ឈ្មួញ​ដឹក​ឈើ​តាម​ផ្លូវ ទៅ​លក់​នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម។ លោក​ថា ម៉ូតូ​នីមួយៗ អាច​ដឹក​ឈើ បាន​កន្លះ​ម៉ែត្រ​គូប។ លោក​បន្ថែម​ថា ឈើ​ទាំង​នោះ គេ​ប្រមូល​បាន​ពី​តំបន់​ឧទ្យាន​ជាតិ​វីរៈជ័យ ក្នុងស្រុក​អណ្តូងមាស ដែល​មាន​កម្មករ​ជាច្រើន​ក្រុម​សម្ងំ​បោះតង់​ស្នាក់នៅ​ក្នុង​ព្រៃ កាប់​ឈើ​មាន​តម្លៃ​ធ្វើ​អាជីវកម្ម។ លោក​ថា តំបន់​នោះ​មាន​ក្រុម​យោធា ប្រដាប់​ដោយ​កាំភ្លើង យាម​កាម​តឹងតែង និង​រឹតត្បិត​មិន​ឲ្យ​អ្នក​ប្លែក​មុខ​ចេញចូល ជាពិសេស អ្នកកាសែត និង​យុវជន៖ «គេ​ដឹក​ម៉ូតូ​ផង​គេ​កាប់​ក្នុង​ព្រៃ​មិន​ចេះ​ឈប់​ទេ ព្រោះ​អី អត់​មាន​ពី​ណា​ការពារ។ អ្នកការពារ​ដូច​ខ្ញុំ គេ​គំរាម​រហូត។ គេ​ដឹក​ពី​ស្រុក​ខ្មែរ​ទៅ​វៀតណាម»។

គ.ជ.ប​ថា​គ្មាន​ការ​ពន្យារ​ពេល​បោះឆ្នោត​​ទេ​ទោះ​មាន​ការ​គំរាមកំហែង​ដោយ​ទឹកជំនន់​ក្ដី

អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត (គ.ជ.ប) លោក​បណ្ឌិត ហង្ស ពុទ្ធា ថ្លែង​នៅ​ផ្សារ​ទំនើប​អ៊ីអន (AEON Mall) នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ RFA

2018-07-19  RFA

អ្នកនាំពាក្យ​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត (គ.ជ.ប) ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា គ.ជ.ប នៅតែ​បន្ត​ដំណើរ​ការ​រៀបចំ​កា​របោះ​ឆ្នោតជាតិ​អាណត្តិ​ទី៦ នៅ​ថ្ងៃទី២៩ កក្កដា ខាង​មុខ​នេះ បើ​ទោះ​បី​ជា​ខេត្ត​មួយ​ចំនួន​កំពុង​ទទួល​គ្រោះធម្មជាតិ​ដោយសារ​ទឹកជំនន់​ក្ដី។ លោក​ថា គ​.​ជ​.​ប ក៏​បារម្ភ​ពី​ទឹកជំនន់ អាច​ប៉ះពាល់​ការិយាល័យ​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត​មួយ​ចំនួន​ដែរ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ​បញ្ហា​នេះ​ពុំ​មែន​ជា​ឧបសគ្គ​រាំងស្ទះ ដល់​ដំណើរការ​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោតជាតិ​របស់ គ.ជ.ប​នោះ​ទេ។

មន្ត្រី​នាំពាក្យ​គ.ជ.ប​លោក ហង្ស ពុទ្ធា ប្រាប់​អាស៊ីសេរី​នៅ​ថ្ងៃទី១៩ កក្កដា ថា គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត​មិន​អាច​ពន្យារ​ពេល​បោះឆ្នោត​បាន​ទេ បើទោះបីជា​កម្ពុជា កំពុង​រងគ្រោះ​ដោយ​ទឹកជំនន់ នៅ​ខេត្ត​មួយ​ចំនួន​ក្ដី។ លោក​ថា បើ​ទឹកជំនន់​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​លិច​ការិយាល័យ​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត គឺ​គ​.​ជ​.​ប នឹង​ផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ​ទីតាំង​បោះឆ្នោត​ថ្មី​ទៅកាន់​ទី​ទួល​ខ្ពស់ ធ្វើ​យ៉ាងណា​បង្ក​លក្ខណៈ​ងាយស្រួល​ពលរដ្ឋ​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត។ លោក ហង្ស ពុទ្ធា បញ្ជាក់​ថា គ្រោះធម្មជាតិ​នេះ មិនមែន​ទើបតែ​កើតមាន នៅ​អាណត្តិ​ទី​៦​នេះ​ទេ នៅ​អាណត្តិ​មុនៗ ក៏​គ.ជ.ប ជួប​ឧបសគ្គ​បាតុភាព​នេះ​ដែរ។ «»

មក​ទល់​ពេល​នេះ ខេត្ត​ចំនួន​៥ កំពុង​ទទួលរង​គ្រោះ​ដោយសារ​ទឹកជំនន់​ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរ គឺ​ខេត្ត​កំពត បាត់ដំបង កំពង់ស្ពឺ កោះកុង និង​ខេត្ត​ព្រះសីហនុ។ ស្ថានភាព​ទឹកជន់​ទាំងនោះ បាន​គំរាមកំហែង​ដល់​ទី​តាំង​ការិយាល័យ​បោះឆ្នោត​ជាច្រើន​កន្លែង ក្នុង​តំបន់​សំខាន់ៗ​នៃ​ខេត្ត​ទាំង ៥​នោះ ហើយ​អាច​ជា​ឧបសគ្គ​ដល់​ដំណើរការ​បោះឆ្នោត។

Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

Niem Chheng | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 20 July 2018 | 10:11 ICT

A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday.

Wong Chen, a member of the People’s Justice Party (PKR) which is part of Malaysia’s ruling coalition, said: “I urge the Malaysian government to take a more proactive stance on Cambodia in the same way we took a proactive stance against the Myanmar government on the Rohingya refugee issue under the Najib administration,” he said.

But the Cambodian Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan brushed off the comments, saying that as Malaysia is just a small country, it can’t wade into the internal affairs of Cambodia.

“I believe that we, as a new government, owe a duty not only to reform our own election laws to safeguard justice and uphold democracy but that we go further and promote and safeguard free and fair elections in the Asean region,” Chen, who is also a member of APHR, said.

កម្មវិធី​ទូរទស្សន៍​អាស៊ីសេរី​សម្រាប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​​១៩ ខែ​មិថុនា​ ​​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៨

July 19, 2018

Dhamma talk by Maha Thera Dr. Hok Savann on July 19, 2018

Justice calls for legal action against Rainsy, Chhay Eang

Eng Chhay Eang talks to CNRP youth at the party’s headquarters in Phnom Penh in 2016. Photo supplied

Ben Sokhean | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 19 July 2018 | 14:19 ICT

The Ministry of Justice on Wednesday called for legal action against leaders of a former opposition party who evoked the King in their calls for a nationwide boycott of this month’s national elections.

Recently, two members of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) issued pleas to the nation via Facebook, to follow the example of King Norodom Sihamoni and not vote on July 29, as part of their “Clean Fingers” election boycott campaign.

Government officials said they considered such action as an “offence” against the King and the Cambodian people.

Senior leaders of the former CNRP, on the other hand, claimed the government was afraid that such boycott calls would be successful.

The ministry’s call for legal action comes after the former president of the CNRP, Sam Rainsy, and Eng Chhay Eang, its former deputy president, recently made Facebook posts claiming that boycotting the election is akin to “following” the King’s action of not voting.

Dhamma talk by Maha Thera Dr. Hok Savann on July 18, 2018

មន្ត្រី​ជំរុញ​ឱ្យ​មាន​វិធានការ​ លើ​អ្នក​ប្រមាថ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ

លោក ជិន ម៉ាលីន អ្នក​នាំពាក្យ​ក្រសួង​យុត្តិធម៌​។ រូបថត ហ្វេសប៊ុក

បែន សុខហ៊ាន | ភ្នំពេញ-ប៉ុស្តិ៍ Publication date 19 July 2018 | 09:51 ICT

ភ្នំពេញៈ មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​យុត្តិធម៌​បាន​ជំរុញ​ឱ្យ​មាន​វិធានការ​ផ្លូវច្បាប់​ថ្មី​មួយ​ប្រឆាំង​ក្រុម​អ្នក​អំពាវនាវ​ឱ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ «​ធ្វើ​តាម​» ​អង្គ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ដែល​ទ្រង់​មិន​ធ្លាប់​បាន​យាង​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​ម្ដង​ណា​សោះ​ដោយ​ចាត់ទុក​ថា​ជា​ «​បទល្មើស​» ​ប្រមាថ​ដល់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ជា​អ្វី​ដែល​មន្ត្រី​អតីត​បក្សប្រឆាំង​ម្នាក់​ចោទសួរ​ពី​ «​ភាពភ័យខ្លាច​» ​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ចំពោះ​យុទ្ធនាការ​ «​ម្រាម​ដៃ​ស្អាត​» របស់​ខ្លួន​។

ការ​ថ្លែង​របស់​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​យុត្តិធម៌​នេះ​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ក្រោយ​ពេល​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ប្រធាន​ចលនា​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ និង​លោក អេង ឆៃអ៊ាង អតីត​អនុប្រធាន​អតីត​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​ជាតិ​អំពាវនាវ​តាម​បណ្តាញ​សង្គម​កាលពី​ពេល​ថ្មីៗ​នេះ​ឱ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​កុំ​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​ហើយ​ថា ការមិន​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​គឺជា​ការ «​ដង្ហែ​តាម​» ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​។

លោក​ ជិន ម៉ាលីន អ្នក​នាំពាក្យ​ក្រសួង​យុត្តិធម៌​ប្រាប់​ភ្នំពេញ​ប៉ុស្តិ៍​កាលពី​ម្សិលមិញ​ថា ទង្វើ​របស់​អតីត​ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំ​បក្សប្រឆាំង​ជា​ទង្វើ​បំពាន​ចំពោះ​អង្គ​​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ដែល​ «​ត្រូវ​តែ​ទទួល​ខុសត្រូវ​តាម​ផ្លូវ​ច្បាប់​»​។

លោក​ថ្លែង​ថា​៖ «​ជា​ទស្សនៈ​ផ្ទាល់​របស់​ខ្ញុំ ទង្វើ​បែប​នេះ​គឺ​ត្រូវ​តែ​ទទួល​ខុសត្រូវ​តាម​ផ្លូវច្បាប់ យើង​មិន​អាច​ចេះ​តែ​ឱ្យ​បុគ្គល​ដែល​បំពាន​ច្បាប់ ចេះ​តែ​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​ស្រេច​តែ​ចិត្ត​រហូត​បំពាន​ទៅ​ដល់​ព្រះករុណា​ដែល​ជា​និមិត្តរូប​ជាតិ ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​គោរព​ស្រឡាញ់​គ្រប់​គ្នា​។ ​ដើម្បី​ការពារ​ទង្វើ​ល្មើស​ច្បាប់​របស់​ខ្លួន​យក​ព្រះករុណា​មក​រារាំង​អាហ្នឹង​គឺជា​រឿង​មួយ​ដែល​មិន​អាច​ទទួល​បាន​ទេ មិន​ត្រឹមតែ​ខ្ញុំ​ទេ ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ទូទៅ​ក៏​មិន​អាច​ទទួល​យក​បាន​ដែរ​»​។

ជិតដល់បោះឆ្នោត (ដោយ កវី២នាក់)


HRW: Cambodia’s 'Dirty Dozen' Have No Place in Australia

Human Rights Watch, July 16, 2018,  Elaine Pearson, Australia Director
Top row, from left to right: Gen. Kun Kim, RCAF Deputy Supreme Commander; Gen. Mok Chito, Deputy Supreme Commissioner of National Police;
Gen. Neth Savoeun, Supreme Commissioner of National Police; Gen. Pol Saroeun, RCAF Supreme Commander. Middle row, from left to right:
Gen. Sao Sokha, Commander of National Gendarmerie; General Sok Phal, Supreme Director of the Supreme Directorate for Immigration; Lt. Gen. Bun Seng, Deputy Army Commander, Commander of Military Region 5; Lt. Gen. Chap Pheakdey, Deputy Army Commander, Brigade 911 Commander. Bottom row, from
left to right: Lt. Gen. Choeun Sovantha, Deputy Army Commander, Commander of Military Region 2; Lt. Gen. Rat Sreang, National Gendarmerie Deputy Commander, Phnom Penh Gendarmerie Commander; General Chuon Sovan, National Police Deputy Supreme Commissioner; Gen. Chea Mon, Deputy Army Commander, Commander of Military Region 4. © 2018 Human Rights WatchGen. Chea Mon, Deputy Army Commander, Commander of Military Region 4. © 2018 Human Rights Watch Gen. Chea Mon, Deputy Army Commander, Commander of Military Region 4. © 2018 Human Rights Watch

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent is in full swing ahead of national elections later this month. But who are the generals around Hun Sen who act like a praetorian guard protecting him and the ruling party, helping to crush or eliminate political opponents, and then obstructing efforts at accountability?

In June, Human Rights Watch released a new report, “Cambodia’s Dirty Dozen,” profiling 12 senior generals in the military, police and gendarmerie who are responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations. They owe their senior positions in the security forces to their political and personal links with Hun Sen.

លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានី ថ្កោលទោស​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី រឿង​យក​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​អំពាវនាវ​កុំ​​ឲ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ទៅ​​បោះឆ្នោត

តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​ជា​ប្រធាន​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​យុវជន​អាស៊ី លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានី ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​សារព័ត៌មាន​បូក​សរុប​លទ្ធផល​នៃ​វេទិកា​យុវជន​អាស៊ី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦ នា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ។ Photo: RFA

អាស៊ីសេរី RFA 2018-07-18

នៅ​លើ​គណនី​​ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook) របស់​លោក នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៨ កក្កដា នេះ លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានី បាន​សរសេរ​សារ​​ថ្កោលទោស​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី មេដឹកនាំ​ចលនា​សង្រ្គោះជាតិ​​ ដែល​កំពុង​​ធ្វើ​​យុទ្ធនាការ​​ម្រាម​ដៃ​ស្អាត អំពាវនាវ​កុំ​អោយ​ពលរដ្ឋ​​​ចេញ​ទៅ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩​ កក្កដា​ខាង​មុខ​នេះ។

លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានី​ សរសេរ ថា៖ លោក ​សម រង្ស៊ី!​ លោក​បាន​ប្រើ​ឧបាយកល​ជា​ច្រើន​ក្នុង​អាជីព​​នយោបាយ រួម​ទាំង​ចេតនា​ចុង​ក្រោយ​នេះ​ ដែល​​ប្រើ​ព្រះ​នាម​ព្រះ​មហាក្សត្រ​មក​បោក​​​​បញ្ឆោត​ប្រជាជន។ លោក ហ៊ុន ម៉ានី បន្ត​ថា ទង្វើ​​នេះ​កាន់​តែ​បន្ទាប​ស្តង់ដារ​របស់​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ​ឲ្យ​កាន់​តែ​ទាប​ទៀត​ហើយ។

ការ​​បង្ហោះ​សារ​ថ្កោល​ទោស​នេះ គឺ​បន្ទាប់​ពី​​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី១៥ កក្កដា បាន​បង្ហោះ​​ព្រះ​ឆាយាល័ក្ខណ៍​របស់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ព្រះ​បាទ នរោត្ដម សីហមុនី អម​ដោយ​សារ​ថា៖ «ទោះ​បី​ព្រះ​អង្គ​​ជា​ចំណាប់​ខ្មាំង​របស់​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន យ៉ាង​ណា​ក៏​ដោយ​ ក៏​ព្រះ​​អង្គ​បាន​អោយ​ដឹង​ថា ព្រះ​អង្គ​មិន​យាង​ទៅ​បោះឆ្នោត​ទេ ថ្ងៃ​២៩ កក្កដា ២០១៨​នេះ សូម​បង​ប្អូន​ជន​រួមជាតិ​ ធ្វើ​តាម​ព្រះ​អង្គ​ទាំង​អស់​គ្នា! នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​បោះឆ្នោត​នោះ​ សូម​ធ្វើ​អព្យាក្រឹត​ដូច​ព្រះ​អង្គចុះ!»។

Khmer-VN body calls out fake news

A man looks at news stories on Facebook in a coffeeshop in Phnom Penh. The Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia has made a complaint to the government over reports it says are coming from a fake Facebook page. Hong Menea

Soth Koemsoeun | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 19 July 2018 | 09:59 ICT

The Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia (KVAC) on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Interior and released a statement denying Facebook claims that Vietnamese nationals in Cambodia can obtain citizenship at any time and participate in the July 29 national elections.

It made the denial after the association claimed there was a “fake” Facebook account under the name of the “Vietnamese Association in Cambodia”, which posted a comment reading: “Now, every Vietnamese in Cambodia can obtain Cambodian citizenship at any time.

“The Vietnamese Association in Cambodia urges all to do so and will facilitate and help obtain citizenship for those who wish to do so if they encounter problems such as not understanding Khmer language and for those who do not understand the new citizenship law that was signed by King Norodom Sihamoni.”

It continued: “For those who have already become [Cambodian] citizens, the Vietnamese Association in Cambodia calls on them to encourage others to engage in social activities as responsible individuals in Cambodia, which is our country, and for a future with dignity and legitimacy.

Military Police asks ACU to open probe into ex-officer

Eng Hy, spokesman for the National Military Police, addresses a press conference on Wednesday. Heng Chivoan

Mech Dara | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 19 July 2018 | 08:33 ICT

National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said on Wednesday that the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) should investigate claims by a former deputy military police commander in Kampong Thom’s Baray district, that he received and spent a $300,000 bribe from a marijuana trafficker.

During questioning after his arrest for Facebook posts that were deemed inflammatory by the provincial Military Police, Sorn Samneang claimed that he received about $300,000 after he stopped a car loaded with 172kg of marijuana travelling from Preah Vihear province.

Speaking at a press conference, Hy said in April 2014, Samneang had stopped the marijuana-laden vehicle and allegedly kidnapped the driver, Sorm Vanna.

He demanded money from Chan They, for whom Vanna was allegedly transporting the haul, in exchange for releasing him.

Local officials urged to work with everyone regardless of politics, religion

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng. Sreng Meng Srun

Mech Dara | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 19 July 2018 | 09:59 ICT

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday instructed police officials and local authorities to serve the people without considering political affiliations or religion.

In the handover ceremony of 1,646 motorbikes to police stations nationwide, Kheng told police officials that they must serve the people regardless of political leanings or religion, and that they need to resolve people’s problems regardless of which party they belong to.

“Police officials have an obligation to help all people, not only one group, and to protect them without discrimination. Commune councils and chiefs who receive the people’s mandate have an obligation to help the community to ensure the security and development of their communities and livelihoods,” he said.

Kheng said if local leaders do not have good vision and resort to political, racial or religious discrimination, it would lead to divisions within their communities.

Google hit with record €4B fine

Android-themed shrubbery watches over developers at Google’s annual gathering of developers in San Francisco, California, on May 28, 2015. Glenn CHAPMAN/afp

AFP | The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date 19 July 2018 | 15:38 ICT

The European Union slapped Google with a huge €4.34 billion fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc’s history.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the US tech giant illegally used Android’s near-monopoly to boost usage of its own search engine and browser.

The decision, which follows a three-year investigation, comes as fears of a transatlantic trade war mount due to President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports.

“Today the commission has decided to fine Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for breaching EU antitrust rules,” Vestager told a press conference in Brussels.