July 30, 2015

Interview with Thach Setha in France

គណៈប្រតិភូសហគមន៍ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម និងសម្ព័ន្ធយុវជនខ្មែរដើម្បីប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ បំពេញបេសកកម្មស្រាវជ្រាវឯកសារប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រពាក់ព័ន្ធទឹកដីកម្ពុជាក្រោម លើកទី២ នៅប្រទេសបារាំង ថ្ងៃទី២៧ កក្កដា ព.ស.២៥៥៩ គ.ស.២០១៥ ភាគ
KKC & KYAD Delegation (The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community and Khmer Youth Alliance for Democracy) continues mission two to research historical Khmer Kampuchea Krom documents at A.N.O.M. in France on July 27, B.E.2559 A.D.2015



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

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Rom Sarorn speaks to RFA in Battambang province's Banan district, July 28, 2015.
 RFA


“I said if Vietnam wanted to take our land, it could have done so in 1979 when we were living under Hanoi’s control,”
           Phon Sophaon


School of Vice: Is this another one of those skewed logic of the CPP's rank and file or just its typical brain-washed, indoctrinated automated response to the question? An act of invasion is already, by any definition, a taking-over of another country's or nation-state's territory and constitutes a violation of its political independence and sovereignty. This was one reason why the country's UN seat was withheld from the Vietnamese-created Phnom Penh regime up until the political settlement and UN supervised election in the 1990s after over a decade of armed resistance and countless lives sacrificed. 

The physical border markers and their alleged violations of Cambodia's territory today and, since that invasion in 1979, give us only a glimpse of the overall scale and magnitude of that event's legacy and gains in the invaders' favour and at incalculable expense to Cambodia and her people. One has only to open one's eyes and look around oneself to see the manifestations and effects of this odious legacy. 

And why are many areas on the Cambodia side of the already planted boundary markers off-limit to Cambodian people only? 

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An activist with Cambodia’s opposition party on Tuesday accused a former senior official with the country’s intelligence organization of making death threats against him, causing him to fear for his life, and has called on local authorities and civil society groups to investigate the incident.

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

According to Rom Sarorn, the two men had been arguing over the purpose behind CNRP President Sam Rainsy’s ongoing trip to Paris, when Phon Sophaon began beating him, injuring his eye.

“He accused me in the coffee shop of betrayal and ingratitude, and then he started to beat me up and slammed me to the ground,” he told RFA’s Khmer Service, adding that the attack had been “politically motivated.”

“I don’t know what would have happened to me if nobody came to my aid.”

Sam Rainsy is traveling in Paris to build support for Cambodia’s democratic ambitions, and has drawn criticism for leaving the country last week on the same day that 11 CNRP activists were sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years for taking part in a July 2014 protest that turned violent.

Rom Sarorn claimed Phon Sophaon also “threatened to kill me,” and said he is now living in fear, urging provincial authorities and civil society groups to “take immediate action” against the former deputy commander.

Allegations denied

Phon Sophaon—also known as Lorn—acknowledged to RFA that he and Rom Sarorn had a political disagreement, but said it was related to an ongoing territorial dispute with Vietnam along the country’s shared border with Cambodia.

General Chhkuot Dara


A Dumb Family (by Sacrava)


រឿងព្រំដែន ជូនមួយកាក់ (ដោយ អ៊ុម ហាក់)


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

According to the constitution of the kingdom Article 23- The king is the head of armed commendant. ~Reader


Chea Dara delivers a speech at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, July 29, 2015.RFA

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Cambodia’s armed forces belong to the country’s ruling party and must prevent a “color revolution” from overtaking the Southeast Asian nation, a four-star general said Wednesday, drawing criticism from an opposition official who called his understanding of the military’s role “limited.”

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

“Every soldier is a member of the People’s Army and belongs to the CPP because Samdech Decho [Hun Sen] is the feeder, caretaker, commander and leader of the army,” said Chea Dara, who is among several high-ranking military officers recently incorporated into the CPP’s Central Committee.

“I speak frankly when I say that the army belongs to the Cambodia People’s Party.”

Chea Dara also warned that any attempt by the public to start a color revolution—named after a series of popular movements that used passive resistance to topple governments in countries under the former Soviet Union during the 2000s—would be suppressed by the army.

“Any kind of color revolution absolutely must not happen,” he said.

“[We] don’t need to use any [rockets] or tanks to stop a revolution—we could shut it down using only batons. We are absolute on this. The army is determined [to preempt a revolution].”

Ministry gets own TV, radio platform

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

Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

The Ministry of Interior is planning to launch a $30 million radio and television station with backing from a Chinese company, with testing set to start right around the time the opposition party’s new station is slated to begin broadcasting.

Speaking after a signing ceremony, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said that Interior TV and its radio counterpart will serve the public interest.

“The location of the radio and TV will perhaps be on the outskirts of the city, while spending will be approximately $30 million,” he said.

“This radio and TV station will be no different from the others, but was created to serve the interests of society.”

The venture was established between the ministry and the China Fujian Zhongya Culture Media company.

Representatives from both the Chinese and Cambodian sides of the project declined to say how much money the Chinese firm was providing.

Testing for the project is set for early 2016, with official broadcasts scheduled to start in the middle of that year, said Mao Bunnarin, the director general of logistics and finance at the ministry.

In praise of RCAF Inc

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

Vong Sokheng and Daniel Pye
The Phnom Penh Post, Thu, 30 July 2015

Cambodia's defence minister lauded a decade of corporate sponsorship of the country’s military, which he said had enabled underfunded units to acquire weapons with the backing of affluent supporters.

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s policy on the relationship between Cambodia’s powerful tycoons – known as oknhas – and the armed forces and government departments was formalised in a sub-decree passed in February 2010, and has been roundly condemned by rights groups ever since.

But Minister of Defence Tea Banh, speaking at a gathering of hundreds of military officials and business people at the Peace Palace yesterday, said the policy had been a resounding success, as it had unlocked funds for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) to purchase weaponry and allowed officers to get a taste for development.

“It is a culture of sharing and contributing to our nation, between civil institutions and RCAF, during a period in which the armed forces have faced difficult living conditions,” he said, without naming the companies that had funded the weapons purchases.

“The issue is that members of the RCAF are not allowed to run businesses, as it is against the law, so the idea of the premier is good and it has been successfully implemented,” he added.

សាក្សី៖ អ្នក​ខ្លះ​ធ្វើ​ការ​នៅ​ទំនប់​អាង​ត្រពាំង​ថ្ម​ធ្លាក់​ខ្លួន​ឈឺ​ស្លាប់​ដោយ​គ្មាន​ថ្នាំ​ព្យាបាល

សាក្សី​ទី​ពីរ​ទាក់ទង​ការដ្ឋាន​ការងារ​ដោយ​បង្ខំ​នៅ​អាង​ត្រពាំង​ថ្ម ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ គឺ​លោក ម៉ម សឿម
ហៅ ហេង សាមួត ជម្រាប​អង្គ​ជំនុំ​ជម្រះ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ Photo courtesy of ECCC

ដោយ ឡេង ម៉ាលី RFA 2015-07-29

អង្គ​ជំនុំ​ជម្រះ​សាលា​ដំបូង​នៃ​សាលា​ក្ដី​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កក្កដា បាន​បញ្ចប់​ការ​ស្ដាប់​សាក្សី​ទី​ពីរ អំពី​ការដ្ឋាន​ការងារ​ដោយ​បង្ខំ​នៅ​អាង​ត្រពាំង​ថ្ម ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ។ សាក្សី​រូប​នេះ​ថា លក្ខខណ្ឌ​រស់នៅ និង​ការ​ធ្វើ​ការងារ​ដ៏​លំបាក​នៅ​ការដ្ឋាន​ការងារ​ទំនប់​ត្រពាំង​ថ្ម បណ្ដាល​ឲ្យ​មនុស្ស​ស្លាប់។

សាក្សី​ទី​ពីរ គឺ​លោក ម៉ម សឿម ហៅ ហេង សាមួត ជម្រាប​អង្គ​ជំនុំ​ជម្រះ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កក្កដា ថា អ្នក​ដែល​ត្រូវ​អង្គការ​បង្ខំ​ឲ្យ​ទៅ​ធ្វើ​ការ​នៅ​ទំនប់​អាង​ត្រពាំង​ថ្ម ខ្លះ ធ្លាក់​ខ្លួន​ឈឺ​ស្លាប់ ដោយសារ​គ្មាន​ថ្នាំ​ព្យាបាល។

លោក​បន្ត​ថា លក្ខខណ្ឌ​រស់នៅ​ទីនោះ​លំបាក ដែល​ត្រូវ​ធ្វើ​ការ​តាំង​ពី​ព្រឹក​រហូត​ដល់​ម៉ោង ៩​យប់ ស្បៀង​អាហារ​មិន​គ្រប់គ្រាន់ និង​អម​ដោយ​ការ​ភ័យ​ខ្លាច។ ពលរដ្ឋ​ម្នាក់ៗ​រស់នៅ​ដោយ​មិន​មាន​សេរីភាព​ដើរ​ហើរ មិន​ហ៊ាន​និយាយ​ស្ដី​ច្រើន ព្រោះ​ភ័យ​ខ្លាច​អំពី​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន។ លោក ម៉ម សឿម បញ្ជាក់​ថា អ្នក​ខ្លះ​ត្រូវ​ពួក​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម​ចាប់​យក​ទៅ​បាត់​រហូត ទោះ​ជា​អ្នក​ទាំង​នោះ​ធ្វើ​ការ​ល្អ​ក៏ដោយ៖ «នៅ​ក្នុង​កង​តំបន់ អ្នក​ដែល​ទៅ​ធ្វើ​ការ គឺ​ត្រូវ​ថែ​រក្សា​ខ្លួន មិន​ហ៊ាន​និយាយ​ទេ ដឹង​ក៏​មិន​ហ៊ាន​និយាយ អ្វី​ដែល​ឮ​ក៏​មិន​និយាយ។ ដូច្នេះ​បាន​ន័យ​ថា ម្នាក់ៗ​មិន​និយាយ​អី​ទាំងអស់ ព្រោះ​ការ​និយាយ​នេះ​វា​មិន​ល្អ ហើយ​ប្រើ​ភាសា​មួយ គេ​ថា "ឲ្យ​ដាំ​ដើម​គ ឬ​ក៏​ដាំ​នាង​លាក់"។ ភាសា​នេះ គឺ​សម្រាប់​ឲ្យ​យើង​ចេះ មិន​និយាយ ការពារ​ខ្លួន​យើង។ ដូច្នេះ​បាន​ន័យ​ថា អ្វី​ក៏​ខ្ញុំ​មិន​ចង់​និយាយ​ដែរ»។

សាក្សី​រូប​នេះ​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា អ្នក​គ្រប់គ្រង​រួម​លើ​ការដ្ឋាន​នោះ គឺ​តា វ៉ាល់។ តា វ៉ាល់ ក៏​ត្រូវ​អង្គការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​ដែរ​នៅ​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៧៧ ក្រោម​ហេតុផល​ថា​ក្បត់​អង្គការ។

Foreigners rounded up

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

Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

Continuing efforts by the Department of Immigration yesterday resulted in the detention of 50 Vietnamese construction workers and a warning of future fines issued to their employer.

Uk Hai Seila, investigation chief for the Department of Immigration, said that following a warning letter, authorities will resort to legal measures including fines for companies large or small found to be employing illegal immigrants.

“Currently, we are in a grace period, after finding a violation we file a warning letter, but if [illegal workers] are discovered a second time then the company’s owner will be fined and face charges in court,” he said.

According to Seyla, at about 6am yesterday, 51 Vietnamese construction workers, 15 female and 36 male, were checked for documents and arrested while they were working at the “Borie Angkor Phnom Penh” construction site located in Sen Sok district.

Ny Chakrya of rights group Adhoc is welcomed efforts to find illegal immigrants, including the creation of new immigration units by the national police reported earlier this month.

Thach Setha and Khmer Krom Research Team in France Day 2, phase 2

ថ្ងៃទី០២ វគ្គទី០២៖ ការស្រាវជ្រាវឯកសារប្រវត្ដិសាស្ដ្រពាក់ព័ន្ធទឹកដីខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោមពេញមួយថ្ងៃ ត្រូវនឹងថ្ងៃទី២៨ កក្កដា ព.ស.២៥៥៩ គ.ស.២០១៥ នៅបណ្ណសារដ្ឋានជាតិបារាំង A.N.O.M. ប្រទេសបារាំង DAY 02 PHASE 02: Thach Setha and Khmer Krom Research Team at A.N.O.M. in France on July 28, 2015



Cecil the Lion killed

បញ្ហាច្បាប់សមាគម- the Maha Thera Dr. Hok Savann


Opposition to submit complaint over LANGO

Shaun Turton, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

The opposition is expected today to lodge a constitutional challenge to the controversial law on associations and non-governmental organisations (LANGO) in a last-ditch effort to stop the legislation before it’s signed by the King.

In a 15-page letter to Constitutional Council President Ek Sam Ol, signed by at least a dozen lawmakers and obtained yesterday, the Cambodia National Rescue Party argues that the LANGO, opposed by hundreds of NGOs, the UN, the EU and the United States, breaches several points of the Kingdom’s constitution.

Among the violations, says CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay, are restrictions on freedom of assembly and expression, protected by article 41, and the right to establish associations, stipulated in Article 42.

The law – which was sent to the council yesterday – also violates Article 31 concerning Cambodia’s recognition of the United Nations charter on human rights, Chhay said.

KRT witness places Khieu Samphan at worksite

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

Sarah Taguiam, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

The final witness concerning the Kampong Chhnang airport worksite took the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday and confirmed that Case 002/02 defendant Khieu Samphan, who was known as a member of the regime’s upper echelon to her unit chiefs, surveyed the airbase along with general Ta Mok.

Witness Khin Vat, 65, was working as a part of Division 502’s women’s unit when she was told that senior leaders of the Communist Party of Kampuchea were inspecting the airfield – then known as one of the largest forced labour sites during the Democratic Kampuchea era where cadres suspected of holding anti-revolutionary sentiments were sent for “refashioning”.

“I only knew that he came to inspect the airport worksite,” she said.

“My unit chiefs told me that he was the ‘Second Uncle’, but I had no idea what his responsibilities are. Ta Mok also went there with him.”

Vat was reassigned to the airbase from Pochentong Airport after her husband was purged by Angkar, the name by which the regime referred to itself, for his alleged links to the Vietnamese.
A week before his arrest, she had been forced to marry him to “adhere to party principle”.

Families fear eviction in dispute with Try Pheap

May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

Twenty-three families in a village in Pursat province currently embroiled in a land dispute with a company owned by tycoon Try Pheap have claimed that authorities are putting pressure on locals in an attempt to quash the issue.

The families, from Sangkum Thmey village in Veal Veng district, trace their roots in the area to the Khmer Rouge era, when their relatives were moved and integrated there.

However, the Pheap-owned MDS Import Export Co has claims to more than 4,400 hectares in the area.

Resident Prak Sophal, 60, said she and her fellow residents fear that the authorities, who have called into question the people’s ownership and the authenticity of their certificates, will not allow them to return to their lands.

Anti-dredging activists refuse to meet with gov

Activists protest in front of Botum Sakor District Hall yesterday in Koh Kong Province to demand an end
to sand-dredging in the Andoung Tuek River. Mother nature

Sen David, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

Activitis yesterday continued their campaign to drive out sand dredging companies from Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district, refusing a meeting with local authorities and instead holding a 100-strong protest outside the district hall.

Botum Sakor District Governor On Phearak yesterday requested to meet five representatives of environmental group Mother Nature – which is pushing to expel two Vietnamese firms extracting sand from the Andoung River – to discuss their campaign, now in its fourth day.

However, Sun Mala, a member of the group, founded by deported activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, said they refused to meet and chose to protest.

Mala said he was sceptical of the authorities’ promises of a resolution, calling them “a trick” to stall the group’s efforts.

Van Non, a community representative, demanded authorities join efforts to stop International Rainbow Co Ltd and Direct Access Co, which are using nearly 100 sand-dredging and transportation boats to mine estuaries in the area.

Drunk man accused of hacking wife

Kim Sarom, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

A man was arrested in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district after he allegedly used a machete to kill his wife yesterday morning, police said.

According Mao Boran, Sandan district deputy chief, the suspect, Vorng Keang, 44, was an alcoholic and had been drinking yesterday morning when he got into a heated argument with his wife, Oung Lorn, 38, whom he accused of being in love with another man.

“[He] always drinks wine and he has a mental health [problem] due to drinking,” said Boran.

He said the man then grabbed a machete, normally used to chop wood, and struck his wife across the neck, head, shoulders, and hands, until she died.

ELCs tied to destruction of forests in new report

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

Ethan Harfenist, The Phnom Penh Post
Thu, 30 July 2015

Cambodis's most crucial forests are disappearing at a rate of more than 2,000 kilometres a year, as agricultural firms continue to harvest timber by illegal means in protected areas and national parks, according to a study from Washington-based Forest Trends.

The report, released yesterday evening, uses satellite imagery to link “the growing number of industrial agricultural development projects to the escalating destruction of Cambodian forests”.

Combining data culled from NASA satellite pictures of 32,053 hotspots during the 2012-13 dry season with the measurement of carbon emissions, Forest Trends determined that companies controlling ELCs were logging some of the country’s oldest and most valuable forests.

Those forests, the report says, fall not only on land designated for plantations – often stripped of trees then left simply abandoned – but in protected areas and national forests as well.

“The fact that permits for economic land concessions are being used as an unlawful vehicle to exhaust the remaining timber resources of the country at such a rapid rate represents a total system failure of the country’s forest protection laws,” Kerstin Canby, director of Forest Trends’ Forest Trade and Finance program, said in a statement.

The report says that in 2013, 2.6 million hectares of land, or 14 per cent of the entire country, was accounted for by economic land concessions (ELCs) – almost four times the amount held by companies in 2004.

Acid murder trial under way

Sroeun Nann sits at a Phnom Penh police station in March after her arrest on charges that she attacked Meas
Vanny with acid. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Charles Parkinson
Thu, 30 July 2015

The trial of a woman accused of using acid to murder a teenager she suspected of having an affair with her husband began in Phnom Penh yesterday, almost five months after the attack.

Sroeun Nann, 40, was arrested on March 6, the same day she threw acid over the face and body of 15-year-old Meas Vanny.

Nann accused the girl of romantic involvement with her husband, who worked at the same garment factory where Vanny was a security guard.

After more than two weeks of agony, the teenager – who was previously reported as being aged 20 – died of her injuries on March 21.

While Nann has admitted to the attack, she denies meaning to murder Vanny.

She currently faces charges of “intentional killing by the use of concentrated acid” under the country’s Acid Law, enacted in January 2012.

“I just wanted to warn her and cause her injury so that she would stop getting involved with my husband,” she told the court.

Vanny’s father, Sin Sinoeun, yesterday said he was demanding 100 million riel (about $20,000) in compensation, and called for a harsh sentence.

Cambodia Remains on US ‘Watch List’ for Trafficking

Community Youth Network at the annual reflection workshop on “Result and Role of CYN in Raising Awareness on
Safe Migration and Prevention of Human Trafficking in Cambodia” on June 12, 2015, Phnom Penh.
(Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Neou Vannarin, VOA Khmer 30 July 2015

PHNOM PENH—Cambodia remains on a watch list at the US State Department, for failing to do enough to combat human trafficking. In its annual Trafficking in Persons report, the State Department kept Cambodia a “tier 2” country.

“While the government continued to prosecute and convict traffickers, including one case involving the forced labor of Cambodian men on commercial fishing vessels, it failed to increase overall efforts to combat all forms of human trafficking from the previous year,” the State Department said in a statement.

The report cites corruption, insufficient funding and ineffective support for victims—including fishermen trapped in slave-like conditions aboard Thai fishing vessels—as reasons for the tier-2 status.

“Cambodia is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking,” the report says. “The government continued to identify victims and refer them to NGOs, but overall victim protection remained inadequate.”

The government enacted an anti-trafficking law in 2008, but outreach via a national committee has been poorly funded, the report says.

Chou Bun Eng, head of the government’s anti-trafficking committee, admitted the government lacks funding, but he said it does work with NGO partners to help victims.

‘Surprise’ over trafficking rank

Fishermen that were saved from slave-like working conditions sit on a bus at Phnom Penh International
Airport last month after being repatriated from Malaysia. Heng Chivoan

Charles Rollet, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 29 July 2015

Cambodia's low rating in the United States’ Trafficking in Persons report, which was the same as last year’s, comes as a surprise to some non-governmental organisations that say the government’s efforts to tackle human trafficking have been delivering results.

When the US State Department’s TIP report was released yesterday, Cambodia remained a Tier 2 country on the watch list for the third year running.

Even though Cambodia managed not to tumble down to the lowest rank of Tier 3 – usually being on the watch list for more than two years in a row would result in an automatic downgrade, but Cambodia received a special waiver – some have expressed surprise at the result.

In a press release, anti-trafficking NGO International Justice Mission criticised the TIP report for keeping Cambodia as a Tier 2 country, given recent government improvements.

“Cambodia still has a long way to go, particularly with regard to labour trafficking. But the data shows there has been a sea-change with regard to stronger government leadership in counter-trafficking efforts, the justice system’s response to trafficking crimes and increased collaboration between the Cambodian government and civil society,” Holly Burkhalter, IJM vice president of government relations and advocacy, said in a statement.

Earlier this year, the IJM reported that child sex trafficking had been almost eliminated in the Kingdom, with 2.2 per cent of sex workers falling under the age of 18 in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap in 2015.

‘Culture of Dialogue’ Won’t Help Imprisoned Activists, Analysts Say

លោក​ មាជ​ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា​ ជនជាតិ​អាមេរិកាំង​ដើម​កំណើត​ខ្មែរ​ (កណ្តាល​ឆ្វេង) សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស
​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​និង​សកម្មជន​ផ្សេង​ទៀត​ត្រូវ​បាន​មន្ត្រី​ប៉ូលិស​នាំ​ខ្លួន​នៅ​ឯ​សាលាដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ​
កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ REUTERS

Hul Reaksmey, VOA Khmer 30 July 2015

PHNOM PENH—Opposition leaders have been unable to negotiate a release of 11 political activists handed steep sentences earlier this month for their alleged involvement in violent demonstrations last year.

The 11 activists, including US citizen Meach Sovannara, are being held at Prey Sar prison, outside Phnom Penh, facing up to 20 years in prison each, despite the efforts of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.

Ou Virak, head of the think tank Future Forum, said the so-called “culture of dialogue” touted by both political parties has not helped in this regard. Rather, he said, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party is more likely to demand an “exchange” for the prisoners. “From my prediction, [the opposition] may stop staging demonstrations or working so hard on border issues,” he said. Cambodia has become “fragile,” he said, “because we don’t have a trustworthy judiciary.”

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan said the “culture of dialogue” cannot be used to deal with what he called “legal matters.”

Kem Ley, an independent political analyst, called the “culture of dialogue” catchphrase a “trick of the ruling party,” one that could hurt the opposition by curbing public criticism of the CPP in the run-up to local and national elections.

The Rise of Black Wolf Documentary

Khmer-French architect reflects on building Angkor Wat replica

Back in 2008, after two decades worth of work researching, measuring and building, a Khmer-French architect completed his dream of designing an accurate, detailed model of Angkor Wat that could be displayed world-wide.
The 67-year-old architect, Ouk Vannarith, and his team were successful in capturing the unique beauty of the temple through the model’s details.
“Our Angkor Wat model was completely built on the panel size with a width of 5.40 meters by 6.20 meters and a height of 0.20 meters. We built it with copper and other special materials true to the richness of Cambodian’s architectural splendor,” Ouk said. “The total weight was 1000 kg compared to the real Angkor Wat temple, which weighs about one million tonnes.”
After completing the model, the next phase was getting it on display so people from all over the world could study the iconic structure. At the same time in 2008, when the Cambodian government was pushing for Preah Vihear to become listed as a World Heritage site, Ouk was trying to get his model approved by UNESCO.
“I brought my letter of proposal to a representative officer of UNESCO in the Phnom Penh office to present our project. They were surprised and excited to see it. Soon enough, in 2008, we put it on display with the help of the Apsara Authority for the first time,” he said.
He and his team rejoiced not only for their model going on display, but also the successful listing of the Preah Vihear temple. These two moments combined made 2008 an unforgettable year for Ouk.

Interview with French Ambassador to Cambodia

French Ambassador to Cambodia, Jean-Claude Poimboeuff. Heng Chivoan


To commemorate French National Day, Post Plus sat down with the French Ambassador to Cambodia, Jean-Claude Poimboeuf. He spoke about the recent developments between the two countries, the level of financial assistance and France’s commitment to help strengthen the Kingdom’s economy.
In the one year that you have been the French Ambassador to Cambodia, how has the relationship between the two countries developed?
There are two examples that could best illustrate our relationship. The first one is more symbolic, but important. I would like to say how touched we were by all the testimonies of solidarity that we received from the Cambodian people and the Cambodian leaders after the terrorist attacks in Paris in January. We had a lot of people come to the embassy to give their condolences, including the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister. It was a sign of the deep relationship that exists between Cambodia and France.

The second illustration is the developments that have happened over the past few months. Our Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, AnnickGirardin, was here in May and she signed two sets of documents. The first one was a document about the strategic partnership between France and Cambodia. And the second was a series of financial conventions with the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
What specific projects are currently underway by Agence Française de Développement (AFD)?
AFD has become a very big player in Cambodia with an amount close to 100 million Euros a year of financial commitments. These commitments are mostly devoted to financing projects that develop the productive sectors within the Cambodian economy.
To give you one example, AFD will provide 35 million Euros to build rural roads around the Tonle Sap to help farmers ship their rice into the market.

Sesan villagers reject offer, call for studies

Wed, 29 July 2015 ppp
May Titthara
Villagers inspect a diagram of the Lower Sesan 2 dam yesterday in Stung Treng during a community forum. Heng Chivoan

Villagers in Stung Treng province have rejected a new compensation offer from the firm building the divisive Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam.

Dozens of residents of Srekor village yesterday told a public forum attended by representatives of the Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 Company (HPLS2) and government officials that they would not accept land and additional benefits, and called on the government to suspend the dam’s construction.

“I can live naturally on my own, so please drop this development plan,” said villager Sarom Thun.

Other villagers said a suspension of construction would allow time for an independent study of the dam’s effects.

Ham Oudom, a development analyst who is currently conducting a study of the project, said: “The company should take measures to investigate the problems in order to target and solve the environmental and social impacts in a transparent and accountable manner.”

Kao Vang Iv, a representative of HPLS2, which is a joint venture between Cambodia’s Royal Group and China’s Hydrolancang International, sought to reassure the villagers.

“Please don’t worry about it, because we’ve already conducted thorough studies,” he said.

Advocacy groups, however, say that no proper impact assessments were carried out, while numerous independent studies have predicted severe detrimental impacts across the Lower Mekong River Basin.

Gov’t revises trade union law


Wed, 29 July 2015 ppp
Mom Kunthear

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

Several of the more contentious points from Cambodia’s draft trade union law have been dropped, a pro-government union leader said yesterday, although at least one major union remains unsatisfied with the pending legislation.

Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday that the law was “90 per cent” complete and would be sent to the Council of Ministers next month.

“We will try our best to have an agreement from everyone on this law and make conflicts a small thing,” he said on the sidelines of the fourth and final meeting with stakeholders on the law, a meeting the Free Trade Union sat out, having declared it “useless”.

Speaking after the meeting in Phnom Penh, Som Aun, president of the pro-government Cambodian Council of National Unions (CCNU), said that the draft law was an improvement over the current Labour Law.

“Most of the points that the unions were concerned about were solved and dropped,” Aun said.

According to Aun, a previous clause that stipulated that 20 per cent of a factory needed to sign on for a union to be created had been reduced to 10 per cent, while unions no longer need to apply for a licence to operate and union leaders will no longer need to provide a letter about their criminal record.

Aun said that if the law made it to the National Assembly as it stood now, he would support it.

However, not all stakeholders were pleased with the negotiations.

Jolie Pitt prepares for film adaptation of KR-era memoir

Wed, 29 July 2015 ppp
Will Jackson

Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt is given a tour of the Bophana Center yesterday by the centre’s co-founder Rithy Panh. BOPHANA CENTER

Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt – who is in Cambodia researching a film adaptation of Loung Ung’s Khmer Rouge memoir First They Killed My Father – yesterday visited Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng genocide museum and Bophana Center.

Netflix – a US provider of on-demand internet streaming media – first announced the adaptation in a statement released on Thursday in the US.

The book details the Khmer Rouge’s violent takeover of Cambodia and Ung’s years under the communist regime.

Jolie Pitt, whose Cambodia-born adopted son Maddox will also be involved in the production, has co-written the script with Ung.

In a statement released yesterday by Bophana, Jolie Pitt stressed that the book was written from the viewpoint of a young child and that the producers of the film version would go to great effort – working with historians and Bophana and interviewing those who lived under the regime – “to make sure the events in the film are depicted correctly”.

“We will be spending the next few months scouting for locations, casting the film, but most importantly researching every event to make sure it is historically accurate and will pay respect not only to Loung Ung and her family but to every single individual who suffered under the Khmer Rouge,” she said.

Jolie Pitt said that while the book was one girl’s memories, the film would draw on the experiences of others to “complete the story”.

“The intent of this project is not to revisit the horrors of the war, but to bring to the screen characters that people around the world will identify with and empathise with and help to teach people about this country that I love and respect, and the Cambodian culture and family life I so admire,” she said.

The film would be shot in Cambodia from November to the end of January using a Cambodian cast and crew in Khmer, she said.

កិច្ចសម្ភាស កញ្ញា ស៊ិនចាន់ ពៅរ៉ូហ្ស៊ិត មកកាន់សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកវគ្គ១

ការ​ផលិត​សូត្រ​ខ្មែរនៅ​កោះ​ឧញ៉ា​តី

July 29, 2015

អាជ្ញាធរ​ប្ដេជ្ញា​ជា​ថ្មី​ក្នុង​ការ​តាម​ចាប់​​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត

ដោយ យាង សុជាមេត្តា
2015-07-29 rfa

អតីត​អភិបាល​ក្រុង​បាវិត ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត ពេល​ចេញ​ពី​បន្ទប់​សវនាការ​សាលាឧទ្ធរណ៍ កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣។
RFA/Sochivy


អាជ្ញាធរ​បង្ហាញ​ការ​ប្ដេជ្ញា​ជា​ថ្មី​ក្នុង​ការ​តាម​​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត អតីត​អភិបាល​ក្រុង​បាវិត ដែល​បាន​បាញ់រះ​លើ​កម្មករ​ឲ្យ​របួស​កាល​ពី​ដើម​ឆ្នាំ​២០១២ ដើម្បី​ឲ្យ​មក​ទទួល​ទោស​តាម​ច្បាប់។

ការ​ប្ដេជ្ញា​ជា​ថ្មី​របស់​អាជ្ញាធរ​ពេល​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ស្រប​ពេល​ដែល​មាន​ការ​រិះគន់​ជា​ទូទៅ​ថា អាជ្ញាធរ​បាន​ព្រងើយ​កន្តើយ​ចំពោះ​ករណី​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត។ ចំណែក​មន្ត្រី​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​វិញ លើក​ឡើង​ថា អាជ្ញាធរ​មិន​គួរ​ប្ដេជ្ញា​តែ​មាត់​ទទេ​នោះ​ទេ តែ​គួរ​ចាប់​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត ឲ្យ​បាន​ដើម្បី​ផ្ដល់​យុត្តិធម៌​ឲ្យ​ជនរងគ្រោះ។

ក្រសួង​មហាផ្ទៃ និង​អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាន​នគរបាល​ជាតិ នឹង​ដុតដៃដុតជើង​ក្នុង​ការ​ស្វែងរក​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស​ដើម្បី​ស្វែង​រក​យុត្តិធម៌​ឲ្យ​ជនរងគ្រោះ។ នេះ​គឺ​ជា​ការ​អះអាង​របស់​អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាន​នគរបាល​ជាតិ លោក គៀត ច័ន្ទថារិទ្ធ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​នៅ​ក្នុង​វីដូអេ​ប្រមាណ​ជិត ៥​នាទី ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បង្ហោះ​នៅ​លើ​គេហទំព័រ​របស់​អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាន​នគរបាល​ជាតិ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា។

លោក គៀត ច័ន្ទថារិទ្ធ ថ្លែង​ថា កន្លង​មក​ក្រសួង​មហាផ្ទៃ និង​អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាន​នគរបាល​ជាតិ មិន​បាន​ធ្វេសប្រហែស ឬ​បន្ធូរដៃ​ក្នុង​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ស្វែង​រក​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស​តាម​ច្បាប់​នោះ​ឡើយ។ ក្នុង​ពេល​ជាមួយ​គ្នា លោក​ថា អាជ្ញាធរ​កម្ពុជា ក៏​បាន​បង្កើន​វិធានការ​បន្ថែម​ក្នុង​ការ​ស្វែង​រក​លោក ឈូក បណ្ឌិត។

ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ប្រតិកម្ម​នឹង​អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ឧត្តម​ស្នងការ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ

ដោយ ទីន ហ្សាការីយ៉ា
2015-07-29

អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ឧត្តម​ស្នងការ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ទទួល​បន្ទុក​ផ្នែក​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស អ្នកស្រី រ៉ាវីណា ហ្សាំសាដានី (Ravina Shamsadani)។
Photo courtesy of UN.org

អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​អង្គភាព​ព័ត៌មាន និង​ប្រតិកម្ម​រហ័ស​នៃ​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ចេញ​សេចក្ដី​បំភ្លឺ​ប្រតិកម្ម​ចំពោះ​អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ឧត្តម​ស្នងការ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ទទួល​បន្ទុក​ផ្នែក​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស អ្នកស្រី រ៉ាវីណា ហ្សាំសាដានី (Ravina Shamsadani) ដែល​អ្នកស្រី​ស្នើ​ឲ្យ​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​ធម្មនុញ្ញ ទម្លាក់​ចោល​សេចក្ដី​ព្រាង​ច្បាប់​ស្ដីពី​សមាគម និង​អង្គការ​មិន​មែន​រដ្ឋាភិបាល និង​ដំណើរ​ការ​កាត់​សេចក្ដី​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​សង្រ្គោះ​ជាតិ ទាំង ១១​នាក់ ថា​តុលាការ​មិន​ឯករាជ្យ។

សេចក្ដី​បំភ្លឺ​នេះ​អះអាង​ថា អ្នកស្រី រ៉ាវីណា ហ្សាំសាដានី បាន​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​គ្មាន​មូលដ្ឋាន និង​កំពុង​បំពាន​ទាំង​កំរោល​លើ​គោលការណ៍​នីតិរដ្ឋ និង​បាន​បង្ហាញ​យ៉ាង​ច្បាស់​ពី​ការ​មិន​យល់​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ​របស់​កម្ពុជា ជាពិសេស​បង្ហាញ​ពី​ការ​ជ្រៀតជ្រែក​ចូល​យ៉ាង​ជ្រៅ​រំលោភ​លើ​នីតិវិធី ពីព្រោះ​រាល់​ការ​អនុម័ត​ច្បាប់​របស់​កម្ពុជា ត្រូវ​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ដោយ​រដ្ឋសភា ព្រឹទ្ធសភា និង​ប្រកាស​ឲ្យ​ប្រើ​ដោយ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ។

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

ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2015-07-29 rfa

លោក ជា តារា អគ្គ​មេបញ្ជាការ​រង​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ និង​ជា​តំណាង​គណៈ​មេបញ្ជាការ​ឯកភាព សមរភូមិ​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សិក្ខាសាលា ស្ដីពី​សម្ព័ន្ធ​មេត្រីភាព រវាង​អង្គភាព​កងទ័ព កង​កម្លាំង​នគរបាល​ជាតិ ជាមួយ​ស្ថាប័ន​អង្គភាព​ស៊ីវិល នា​វិមាន​សន្តិភាព នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
 RFA/Brach Chev

មេ​ទាហាន​ផ្កាយ​មាស​៤ នៃ​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ​ម្នាក់ លើក​ឡើង​ថា ទាហាន​នៃ​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ​ជា​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា ព្រោះ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ដែល​ជា​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​នេះ​ជា​អ្នក​ផ្គត់ផ្គង់​ទាហាន​នា​ពេល​បច្ចុប្បន្ន។

បញ្ហា​នេះ គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​អ្នក​វិភាគ​នយោបាយ ថា​ការ​លើក​ឡើង​នេះ ខុស​ទៅ​នឹង​រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ ដែល​ចែង​ពី​កង​កម្លាំង​ប្រដាប់​អាវុធ​ជា​កង​កម្លាំង​របស់​រដ្ឋ មិន​មែន​ជា​របស់​បក្ស​ទេ និង​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​កែ​តម្រូវ។

អគ្គ​មេ​បញ្ជាការ​រង​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរភូមិន្ទ និង​ជា​តំណាង​គណៈ​មេ​បញ្ជាការ​ឯកភាព​សមរភូមិ​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ ផ្កាយ​មាស​៤ លោក ជា តារា រំឭក​ទៅ​កងទ័ព​ថា កង​ទាហាន​ទាំងអស់​ជា​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​ជា​របស់​ប្រជាជន។ ថ្លែង​នៅ​ចំពោះ​មុខ​មន្ត្រី​យោធា មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល និង​វិស័យ​ឯកជន មេ​ទាហាន​ផ្កាយ​មាស​៤ ប្រចាំ​តំបន់​ព្រះវិហារ នៅ​វិមាន​សន្តិភាព ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា លោក ជា តារា និយាយ​សម្ដី​ស្មោះ​ត្រង់​របស់​ខ្លួន​ថា កងទ័ព​ត្រូវ​ការ​ចូលរួម​ការពារ​ជាតិ និង​ការពារ​មិន​ឲ្យ​មាន​បដិវត្តន៍​ពណ៌៖ «បើ​និយាយ​ឲ្យ​ចំ កងទ័ព គឺ​ជា​របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន ព្រោះ​សម្ដេច​តេជោ​ជា​អ្នក​ចិញ្ចឹម​បីបាច់​ថែរក្សា ដឹក​នាំ​បញ្ជា​កងទ័ព»។

Cameron on landmark first visit to Vietnam

Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung review an honour guard 
during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi on July 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Luong Thai Linh)



KI reader: Viet doing politics to seduce the West BAN,US,THAI and now UK. At the same time he thumb against his marrionet to bark opinions international community and UN


AFP, July 29, 2015

Hanoi (AFP) - David Cameron hailed rapidly growing trade with Vietnam Wednesday during the first visit by a British Prime Minister to the communist country, as a number of key business deals were signed.

Bilateral trade between the two countries has doubled in the last three years, but it still represents just 0.5 percent of the UK's total global trade, Cameron said in Hanoi.

"That indicated the enormous opportunity that there is... we believe there is much more to come," he said, at a press briefing after talks with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

A $580 million maintenance deal between aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and Vietnam's flag-carrier Vietnam Airlines was signed Wednesday.

The president of Rolls-Royce's aerospace division, Tony Wood, told AFP the deal was "hugely important" for the company.

A £100 million ($156 million) 20-year bond issue deal between Prudential and the State Bank of Vietnam was also signed, as well as a separate agreement on oil and gas.

The UK also agreed to extend some half a billion pounds of credit to Vietnam for infrastructure development, Cameron said, adding he had discussed the need for "better business integrity" with his Vietnamese counterpart.

Cameron is on a four-day trip to Southeast Asia, with trade a major focus as Britain seeks new markets in the fast-growing region.

Cambodian deputy PM urges support on armed forces' livelihoods

Comrade Men Sam An to prepare the Army in order to threaten the Khmer peoples proves its loyal to his master Viet?  ~KI Reader


English.news.cn | 2015-07-29 14:53:01 | Editor: Song Miou


Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An delivers a speech during a forum on "friendly cooperation" between civil institutions and branches of the armed forces in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 29, 2015. Men Sam An on Wednesday encouraged the state's civil institutions and private companies to continue supporting all branches of the armed forces in order to help improve armed forces' livelihoods. (Xinhua/Sovannara)


Cambodian military officers attend a forum on "friendly cooperation" between civil institutions and branches of the armed forces in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 29, 2015. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An on Wednesday encouraged the state's civil institutions and private companies to continue supporting all branches of the armed forces in order to help improve armed forces' livelihoods. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Defence chief vows to 'control' democracy

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

Cheang Sokha, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 29 July 2015

Echoing remarks by Prime Minister Hun Sen last week, Minister of Defence Tea Banh called on the military yesterday to be ready to suppress any attempt at a “colour revolution”, telling soldiers that agitators were fomenting such a revolution at that very moment.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the completion of training at a Kampong Speu military base, Banh warned cadets that the political situation in the country was rapidly changing, and that without caution, a revolution could break out at any time.

Explaining to the troops the premise of colour revolutions – named after a series of popular movements in the former Soviet sphere and elsewhere, typically marked by passive resistance – Banh said that such movements build power at a grassroots level, and are capable of toppling a government through non-violence.

Banh went on to draw parallels to recent civil society protests against the recently passed controversial NGO law, as well as opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party trips to sections of Cambodia’s disputed border with Vietnam, and characterised organisers as malcontents.

“If they cannot get anything that benefits them, they claim this is not a democracy. If we cannot control democracy, it will become anarchy,” he said.

Hun Sen គំរាម មន្ត្រីនិងសកម្មជន១១នាក់នៃគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ


Girl dies tragically in farm accident

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 29 July 2015

A young girl has died in Kampong Chhang province’s Kampong Leng district after being struck by a wooden fan blade used to sort corn grains.

Local authorities said Siv Thav, 2, was killed instantly on Monday after the fan, being used by her parents to blow away the chaff from the corn seeds, split open her head, causing her to bleed profusely from the wound.

The victim, cremated after a funeral yesterday, had been running toward her parents when the accident occurred in Pralay Meas commune’s Koh Russei village, said village chief Nget Sroy.

“The victim was hit by the wing of the fan in the head on right side, the wing just broke the skull and caused the victim to convulse and die at the site,” Sroy said.

Gov’t revises trade union law

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

Mom Kunthear, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 29 July 2015

Several of the more contentious points from Cambodia’s draft trade union law have been dropped, a pro-government union leader said yesterday, although at least one major union remains unsatisfied with the pending legislation.

Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday that the law was “90 per cent” complete and would be sent to the Council of Ministers next month.

“We will try our best to have an agreement from everyone on this law and make conflicts a small thing,” he said on the sidelines of the fourth and final meeting with stakeholders on the law, a meeting the Free Trade Union sat out, having declared it “useless”.

Speaking after the meeting in Phnom Penh, Som Aun, president of the pro-government Cambodian Council of National Unions (CCNU), said that the draft law was an improvement over the current Labour Law.

“Most of the points that the unions were concerned about were solved and dropped,” Aun said.

According to Aun, a previous clause that stipulated that 20 per cent of a factory needed to sign on for a union to be created had been reduced to 10 per cent, while unions no longer need to apply for a licence to operate and union leaders will no longer need to provide a letter about their criminal record.

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

១៣-ឧសភា-២០១៣៖ គំនរ​ឈើ​ដែល​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​អភិវឌ្ឍន៍​របស់​វៀតណាម កាប់​រំលំ​ដើម្បី​យក​ដី​ដាំ​កៅស៊ូ​នៅ​តំបន់
​ព្រៃឡង់ ក្នុង​ស្រុក​សណ្ដាន់ ខេត្ត​កំពង់ធំ។ RFA/Tin Zakariya


ដោយ ចេង ម៉េងជូ RFA 2015-07-28

រដ្ឋាភិបាល​សម្រេច​ថា កាត់​បន្ថយ​រយៈពេល​នៃ​គោលនយោបាយ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រយៈពេល ៩៩​ឆ្នាំ មក​នៅ​ត្រឹម ៥០​ឆ្នាំ​យ៉ាង​យូរ​បំផុត។ ការ​កាត់​បន្ថយ​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ពី​អ្នក​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​រក​ឃើញ​ថា ការ​ផ្ដល់​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រយៈពេល ៩៩​ឆ្នាំ​នោះ បាន​ហុច​ផល​អវិជ្ជមាន​ច្រើន​ជាង​ផល​វិជ្ជមាន​ដល់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច។

ចាប់​ពី​ពេល​នេះ​ត​ទៅ ក្រុមហ៊ុន​វិនិយោគ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ទាំង​អស់ មិន​ត្រូវ​បាន​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យ​ប្រតិបត្តិការ​គម្រោង​របស់​ខ្លួន​យូរ​ជាង ៥០​ឆ្នាំ​នោះ​ទេ។ ការ​សម្រេច​កែប្រែ​រយៈពេល​នៃ​ការ​អនុវត្ត​កិច្ចសន្យា​គម្រោង​វិនិយោគ​លើដី​សម្បទាន​នេះ បាន​បញ្ជាក់​នៅ​ក្នុង​សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ព័ត៌មាន​របស់​ក្រសួង​បរិស្ថាន ចុះ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​កក្កដា។

មន្ត្រី​ស៊ើបអង្កេត​នៃ​អង្គការ​លីកាដូ (Licadho) លោក អំ សំអាត សម្តែង​ការ​សាទរ​ចំពោះ​ការ​សម្រេច​ថ្មី​នេះ ប៉ុន្តែ​លោក​យល់​ថា ការ​សម្រេច​បែប​នេះ​ហ្នឹង​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​វិនិយោគ​ដែល​ប្រតិបត្តិការ​ដោយ​ស្របច្បាប់៖ «បើ​គ្មាន​ការ​ដោះ​ដូរ​ណា​មួយ វា​មិន​អាច​បន្ថយ​ទៅ​បាន​ទេ។ ខ្ញុំ​គិត​ថា ប្រហែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​គាត់​គិតគូរ​ទៅ​លើ​ការ​ផ្ដល់​ការ​អនុគ្រោះ​ពន្ធ ឬ​ក៏​បញ្ហា​អី​ផ្សេងៗ​ទៀត​ជា​ថ្នូរ​នឹង​ការ​កាត់​បន្ថយ​ដើម្បី​ជា​ការ​ប៉ះប៉ូវ»។

ទាក់ទង​នឹង​បញ្ហា​នេះ វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី បាន​ព្យាយាម​សុំ​ការ​បកស្រាយ​បន្ថែម​ពី​នាយ​ខុទ្ទកាល័យ​ក្រសួង​បរិស្ថាន លោក ស្រ៊ុន ដារិទ្ធិ ប៉ុន្ដែ​មិន​មាន​ការ​ឆ្លើយ​តប។

យ៉ាង​ណា អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ក្រសួង​កសិកម្ម រុក្ខាប្រមាញ់ និង​នេសាទ លោក អ៊ាង សុផល្លែត សង្ឃឹម​ថា ការ​បន្ថយ​មក​នៅ​ត្រឹម ៥០​ឆ្នាំ​នេះ នឹង​មិន​បង្ក​ជា​បញ្ហា​ដល់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ដែល​ទទួល​បាន​សិទ្ធិ​វិនិយោគ​កន្លង​មក​នោះ​ទេ ដោយ​លោក​អះអាង​ថា ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ទាំង​នោះ​ភាគ​ច្រើន​មិន​បាន​អនុវត្ត​ពេញលេញ​តាម​កិច្ចសន្យា​វិនិយោគ។ លោក​លើក​ឡើង​ថា រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បាន​យោគយល់​រួច​ទៅ​ហើយ​ដល់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ទាំង​នោះ ដោយ​បាន​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យ​បន្ត​អនុវត្ត​គម្រោង​របស់​ពួកគេ។ ចំពោះ​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ដែល​បាន​អនុវត្តតាម​លក្ខខណ្ឌ​កិច្ចសន្យា​កន្លង​មក រដ្ឋាភិបាល​សំណូមពរ​ឲ្យ​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ទាំង​នោះ​យោគយល់។

រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្លាប់​បាន​បង្ហាញ​ថា ក្នុង​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣ ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ចំនួន ២៣០ បាន​ទទួល​សិទ្ធិ​វិនិយោគ​លើ​ផ្ទៃដី​សរុប​ជិត ២​លាន​ហិកតារ។ ប៉ុន្តែ​អង្គការ​ទិន្នន័យ​ស្ដីពី​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ហៅ​កាត់​ថា អូ.ឌី.ស៊ី (ODC) កត់សម្គាល់​ឃើញ​ថា ទិន្នន័យ​ស្ដីពី​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​នៅ​មាន​ភាព​លាក់បាំង​នៅ​ឡើយ។

ក្រោយ​ពី​ការ​សិក្សា​មួយ​ចំនួន​រក​ឃើញ​ថា គោល​នយោបាយ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​បង្ក​ផល​ប៉ះពាល់​ច្រើន​ដល់​សង្គម ក្រសួង​ទាំង​ពីរ​ដែល​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​ការងារ​នេះ កាល​ពី​ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤ បាន​ចេញ​សេចក្ដី​ប្រកាស​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ពង្រឹង​ការ​គ្រប់គ្រង​គម្រោង​វិនិយោគ​សម្បទាន​ដី​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ឡើង​វិញ។

កូន​កៅស៊ូ​ដែល​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ទទួល​បាន​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ដាំ​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រៃឡង់ ស្ថិត​ក្នុង​
ស្រុក​សណ្ដាន់ ខេត្ត​កំពង់ធំ។ រូបថត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣។ RFA/Tin Zakariya

Fake general charged over home robberies

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, The Phnom Penh Post
Wed, 29 July 2015

A timber trader who once posed as a one-star general was charged with armed robbery yesterday, eight years after allegedly raiding villagers’ properties in Kampong Speu province.

Keo Em, 47, was arrested by provincial police in Takeo province on Monday, based on a warrant issued in 2011, according to Colonel Sam Samuon, deputy chief of Kampong Speu police.

The suspect had been on the run since allegedly robbing villagers’ properties in Kong Pisey district on April 7, 2007, said Captain Suon Sopheak, a penal police officer with the provincial police.

After being identified by police, Em fled to Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district where he paid for a military officer’s name and rank from Major Khieu Vuthy, an artillery trainer, Sopheak said.

លោក​ហ៊ុន សែន ចេញ​លិខិត​បញ្ជាក់​ពី​កិច្ច​ប្រឹងប្រែង​ក្នុង​ការ​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា-វៀតណាម

ចុះផ្សាយ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ 29/07/2015 ដោយ ប្រាក់ ធីតាrfi

លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីហ៊ុន សែនបាន​បញ្ជាក់​ថា រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា​បាន​ប្រឹងប្រែង ប្រកប​ដោយ​ឆន្ទៈ​មោះមុត ក្នុង​ការ​ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា ជាមួយ​នឹង​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម។ ប៉ុន្តែ​ត្រូវ​បាន​មជ្ឈដ្ឋាន​មួយ​ចំនួន​មើល​មិន​ឃើញ ឬ​ក៏​ធ្វើ​ជា​មើល​មិន​ឃើញ។ ការ​បញ្ជាក់​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​ធ្វើ​ឡើង នៅ​ក្នុង​លិខិត​មួយ ដែល​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ផ្ញើ​ទៅ​កាន់​លោក​ហេង សំរិន ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋសភា​កម្ពុជា​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​ ២៤ កក្កដា​កន្លង​ទៅ ហើយ​ទើប​តែ​ត្រូវ​បាន​បញ្ចេញ​នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ២៩ កក្កដា​នេះ។

ឆ្លើយ​តប​ទៅ​នឹង​លិខិត​ផ្ញើ​ជូន​លោក​ហេង សំរិន ស្តី​ពី​សំណើ​របស់​ក្រុម​តំណាង​រាស្រ្ត​គណបក្ស​ សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​ចំនួន ១២ រូប​ស្នើ​សុំ​រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល ដាក់​ពាក្យ​បណ្តឹង​ទៅ​កាន់​តុលាការ​យុត្តិធម៌​អន្តរជាតិ ​ICJ ​ពី​បញ្ហា​វៀតណាម​រំលោភ​ អធិបតេយ្យភាព បូរណភាព​ទឹក​ដី​កម្ពុជា​នោះ លោកហ៊ុន សែន​បាន​លើក​ឡើង​ថា រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា​បាន​ចាត់​ទុក​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ជា​បញ្ហា​ដ៏​មាន​សារៈ​សំខាន់។ លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ត្រឡប់​ទៅ​វិញ​ថា បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​នេះ ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​យក​មក​ធ្វើ​ជា​កម្មវត្ថុ​នៃ​ការ​ធ្វើ​អាជីវកម្ម​ជាប់​ជា​ប្រចាំ ក្នុង​ទិសដៅ​យក​ផល​ចំណេញ​ខាង​នយោបាយ សម្រាប់​ក្រុម និង​គណបក្ស​របស់​ពួកគេ​ទៅ​វិញ។



សំណើ​សុំ​ឲ្យ​ប្ដឹង​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ទៅ​តុលាការ​អន្តរជាតិ

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម នា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ តុលា ២០១៤។ RFA

ដោយ អ៊ុក សាវបូរី RFA 2015-07-29

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ពុធ ទី​២៩ ខែ​កក្កដា នេះ បាន​ផ្ញើ​លិខិត​ជូន​ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋ​សភា ជា​ការ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​នឹង​សំណើ​របស់​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ កន្លង​មក ដែល​ស្នើ​សុំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​លើក​យក​បញ្ហា​ជម្លោះ​ព្រំដែន​ជាមួយ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម ប្ដឹង​ទៅ​តុលាការ​យុត្តិធម៌​អន្តរជាតិ (ICJ)។

លិខិត​ចុះ​ហត្ថលេខា​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​២៤ ខែ​កក្កដា របស់​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន បញ្ជាក់​ថា បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​យក​មក​ធ្វើ​ជា​កម្មវត្ថុ​នៃ​អាជីវកម្ម​ជាប់​ជា​ប្រចាំ ក្នុង​ទិសដៅ​កេង​ចំណេញ​ខាង​ផ្នែក​នយោបាយ​សម្រាប់​ក្រុម និង​គណបក្ស​របស់​ពួកគេ។

លិខិត​របស់​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ឆ្លើយ​តប​នឹង​សំណើ​របស់​ក្រុម​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​តាម​រយៈ​លោក ហេង សំរិន ប្រធាន​រដ្ឋ​សភា ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​មិន​ដែល​ព្រងើយកន្តើយ​ម្ដង​ណា​ឡើយ​ចំពោះ​រាល់​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ដែល​កើត​មាន​ឡើង​តាម​បណ្ដោយ​ព្រំដែន។ រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​បាន​ធ្វើ​លិខិត​ផ្លូវ​ការ និង​បាន​ចេញ​កំណត់​ការទូត​តវ៉ា​ទៅ​ភាគី​វៀតណាម ជា​ច្រើន​លើក។

លើស​ពី​នេះ​ទៀត នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ ខែ​កក្កដា និង​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​បាន​ស្នើ​ទៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ និង​ទៅ​ប្រទេស​មហា​អំណាច បារាំង អាមេរិក និង​អង់គ្លេស សុំ​ខ្ចី​ផែនទី​ដើម​ទាំង​អស់​ដែល​កម្ពុជា ប្រគល់​ឲ្យ​អន្តរជាតិ​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នៅ​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៦៤ ដើម្បី​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​បញ្ជាក់​អំពី​ភាព​ត្រឹមត្រូវ​ពិតប្រាកដ​ជាមួយ​ផែនទី​ដែល​រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា កំពុង​ប្រើប្រាស់។

ប៉ូលិស​ក្រុង​ប៉ោយប៉ែត​រង​ការ​ចោទ​ថា​រើសអើង​បក្ស​នយោបាយ​មិន​ដោះស្រាយ​បណ្ដឹង

ផែនទី​ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ Photo: RFA

ដោយ ហ៊ុំ ចំរើន RFA 2015-07-29

ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ និង​ចៅ​សង្កាត់​រង​ទី​២ សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត មក​ពី​គណបក្ស សម រង្ស៊ី ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​មន្ត្រី​ប៉ូលិស​នគរបាល​រដ្ឋបាល​សង្កាត់ និង​ក្រុង​ប៉ោយប៉ែត ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ ថា​បាន​ដោះស្រាយ​ពាក្យ​បណ្ដឹង​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​មាន​ការ​រើសអើង​គណបក្ស​នយោបាយ ដោយ​បណ្ដោយ​ឲ្យ​ជន​ជាប់​ចោទ​រួច​ខ្លួន​ជា​បន្តបន្ទាប់។

ពួក​គាត់​ទាំង​នោះ អំពាវនាវ​សុំ​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​ប៉ូលិស​ក្រុង​ប៉ោយប៉ែត និង​អាជ្ញាធរ​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ ចាត់​វិធានការ​ផ្លូវ​ច្បាប់​ជូន​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ឲ្យ​បាន​ស្មើ​ភាព​គ្នា និង​មិន​ប្រកាន់​និន្នាការ​គណបក្ស​នយោបាយ។

ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ដែល​មាន​និន្នាការ​គាំទ្រ​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​ចៅ​សង្កាត់​រង​ទី​២ សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត សម្ដែង​ការ​មិន​ពេញ​ចិត្ត​ទៅ​នឹង​សមត្ថកិច្ច​ប៉ូលិស​សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត ថា​បម្រើ​ការងារ​ប្រកាន់​បក្ខពួក​និយម​ហួស​ហេតុ ដោយ​មិន​ខ្វល់​ពី​ទុក្ខ​លំបាក​របស់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​នោះ​ទេ។

ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ម្នាក់​នៅ​សង្កាត់​ក្ដុលដូនទាវ ក្រុង​បាត់ដំបង ខេត្ត​បាត់ដំបង ដែល​ទៅ​ប្រកប​របរ​រក​ស៊ី​នៅ​ក្រុង​ប៉ោយប៉ែត ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ គឺ​អ្នកស្រី គង់ សុវណ្ណារ៉េត។ អ្នកស្រី​ថ្លែង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កក្កដា ថា កាល​ពី​ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤ កន្លង​ទៅ ចោរ​គាស់​ផ្ទះ​របស់​អ្នកស្រី​នៅ​ចំណុច​ភូមិ​ក្បាលស្ពាន២ សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត យក​អស់​ទ្រព្យ​សម្បត្តិ​គិត​ជា​ប្រាក់​ប្រមាណ​ជិត ៥​ពាន់​ដុល្លារ​អាមេរិក។ អ្នកស្រី​អះអាង​ថា ក្រោយ​ពី​ចោរ​គាស់​ផ្ទះ​ប្រមាណ ២​ថ្ងៃ អ្នកស្រី​ថា​ដឹង​មុខ​សញ្ញា ហើយ​បាន​ទៅ​ប្ដឹង​មន្ត្រី​ប៉ូលិស​សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត ឲ្យ​ជួយ​ចាត់​វិធានការ​ផ្លូវ​ច្បាប់​ទៅ​លើ​អ្នក​ប្រព្រឹត្តិ ប៉ុន្តែ​ពុំ​ទទួល​បាន​លទ្ធផល​នោះ​ទេ ដោយ​លើក​ឡើង​ថា អ្នកស្រី​ជា​បក្ខពួក​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង៖ «ខ្ញុំ​ព្យាយាម​ទាក់ទង​មន្ត្រី​ប៉ូលិស​ទាំង​តាម​ទូរស័ព្ទ និង​ទៅ​ដល់​ការិយាល័យ​ប៉ូលិស​ផ្ទាល់​ជាច្រើន​លើក​ច្រើន​សា​មក​ហើយ ឲ្យ​ជួយ​ដោះស្រាយ​ពាក្យ​បណ្ដឹង​របស់​ខ្ញុំ ប៉ុន្តែ​ប៉ូលិស​ហាក់​ធ្វើ​ព្រងើយ​មិន​ចាត់​វិធានការ​ឲ្យ​ខ្ញុំ​នោះ​ទេ»។

ឆ្លើយ​តប​នឹង​ការ​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​នេះ នាយ​ប៉ុស្តិ៍​នគរបាល​រដ្ឋបាល​សង្កាត់​ប៉ោយប៉ែត ពុំ​មាន​ប្រតិកម្ម​អ្វី​ជុំវិញ​បញ្ហា​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​ទេ ដោយ​លោក​មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​យ៉ាង​ខ្លី​ថា ជាប់​រវល់​ប្រជុំ។