A Change of Guard

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ និងគណបក្សប្រជាជន បានបញ្ចប់ការពិភាក្សាផ្តោតលើការបោះឆ្នោតឃំុសង្កាត់។

09 October 2015 - Hot News from Special Reporterព័ត៌មានពីអ្នករាយការណ៍ពិសេស៖ ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ និងគណបក្សប្...
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Quote, unquote ...

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

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


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



Friday, 9 October 2015

Cambodia: Fight for Areng Valley

ភ្នំថ្មណាមលៀរ ខេត្តមណ្ឌលគិរី

Montagnards Flee Persecution in Vietnam For Unsure Future in Cambodia

Montagnards Flee Persecution in Vietnam For Unsure Future in Cambodia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snaring leeches in their blood

Snaring leeches in their blood

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

CPP denies any hand in blocking of Rainsy

CPP denies any hand in blocking of Rainsy
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Sen David and Igor Kossov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toeu declined to comment yesterday.

‘Can Rainsy even write Khmer?’ minister muses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golden memories ... សុវណ្ណអនុស្សារ


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាំន (ស្ដាំ) លើក​បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​​កម្ពុជា ដែល​លោក​អះអាង​ថា ជា​ប្រភេទ​ផែនទី​បោន (Bonne) ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ក្នុង​រដ្ឋធានី​វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
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School of ViceBelieve nothing until it's been officially denied by this VC regime ...
មន្ត្រី​ជំនាញ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល នៅ​បន្ត​ស្ងប់ស្ងាត់​នៅ​ឡើយ​ចំពោះ​ការ​រក​ឃើញ​ថា ផែនទី​បោន​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ របស់​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ (អ.ស.ប)។ ស្រប​ពេល​មន្ត្រី​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន បន្ត​ស្ងប់ស្ងាត់​នេះ អង្គភាព​ព័ត៌មាន និង​ប្រតិកម្ម​រហ័ស​នៃ​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​វិញ ចាត់​ទុក​ថា នេះ​គឺ​ជា​ការ​បង្ក​ឧបាយកល​ទុច្ចរិត និង​បំពុល​បរិយាកាស​របស់ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន។
មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល នៅ​បន្ត​ឆ្លើយ​ដាក់​គ្នា​ទៅ​វិញ​ទៅ​មក​នៅ​ឡើយ និង​ពុំ​ទាន់​មាន​សញ្ញា​ណា​មួយ ថា​នឹង​ចាត់​វិធានការ​បែប​ណា​ចំពោះ​ការ​អះអាង​របស់​អ្នក​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​ជំទាស់ ដែល​ប្រកាស​ជំហរ​ថា បាន​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​អះអាង​ថា ខុស​គ្នា​ពី​អ្វី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្លាប់​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់​កន្លង​ទៅ។
កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៧ ខែ​តុលា លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ថ្លែង​ប្រាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី ថា លោក​រក​ឃើញ​ផែនទី​បោន​ខ្នាត ១/១០០.០០០ ខុស​ពី​អ្វី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ធ្លាប់​ផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់ គឺ​ខ្នាត យូ.ធី.អឹម (UTM) ១/១០០.០០០ ដែល​ធ្លាប់​សុំ​ខ្ចី​ពី​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ។
លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា ទម្លាក់​ការ​ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ​រឿង​នេះ ឲ្យ​ទៅ​ទាក់ទង​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស វិញ។ ម្យ៉ាង​វិញ​ទៀត លោក​ក៏​នឹង​ពុំ​ទាន់​មាន​អ្វី​ដែល​ត្រូវ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ការ​អះអាង​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​ដែរ។
ចំណែក​មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​កម្ពុជា លោក ជុំ សុន្ទរី បដិសេធ​ថា លោក​នៅ​ពុំ​ទាន់​ទទួល​បាន​ព័ត៌មាន​នេះ​ច្បាស់លាស់​នៅ​ឡើយ។ ហេតុ​នេះ លោក​ពុំ​អាច​ធ្វើ​អត្ថាធិប្បាយ​បាន​ទេ។
រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី ៦២០
ក្រុម​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន នៃ​រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​កម្ពុជា បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​បាន​ពី​ភាគី​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ដល់​អ្នក​សារព័ត៌មាន នា​រាជបណ្ឌិត្យសភា​កម្ពុជា កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ RFA/Tin Zakariya
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Netflix eyeing 2016 launch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fighting child labour

Fighting child labour
Wed, 7 October 2015 ppp
Charles Rollet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group of Montagnards heads back to Vietnam

Group of Montagnards heads back to Vietnam
Thu, 8 October 2015 ppp
Phak Seangly

A bus loaded with 24 ethnic Montagnards departs for Vietnam yesterday evening. ADHOC

Twenty-four Montagnards are set to return to Vietnam today, becoming the first group to volunteer for repatriation since the government last month ordered the asylum seekers to leave of their own volition or be forcibly expelled, officials said.

Chea Bunthoeun, Ratanakkiri province’s deputy police chief, said yesterday evening that the group had arrived in Banlung town, where they would spend the night before returning to Vietnam this morning.

“The Interior Ministry’s officers and UNHCR [the UN Refugee Agency] have taken the 24 Montagnards from Phnom Penh to Ratanakkiri,” he said. “They volunteered to return to their own country.”

He declined to make any further comment.

The 24 were among more than 200 Montagnards – a predominantly Christian indigenous group from Vietnam’s Central Highlands – to have fled to Cambodia over the past year alleging persecution.

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, who last month announced that if the unregistered Montagnard asylum seekers did not leave within three months they would be kicked out, said he was not aware of the group’s scheduled return.

UNHCR did not respond to requests for comment.

Last month, the agency said that it had been “approached before and after the announcement” by asylum seekers wishing to be repatriated. In June, 12 Montagnards were voluntarily repatriated.

Chhay Thy, provincial coordinator for local rights group Adhoc, said a convoy of government and UNHCR vehicles had escorted the group of returnees into the province.

Another Areng activist arrested

Another Areng activist arrested
Thu, 8 October 2015 ppp
Chhay Channyda

A prominent Areng Valley activist joined three other environmentalists in jail yesterday in Koh Kong after being questioned at the provincial court about alleged “forest crimes”.

Ven Vorn, 36, a community representative and commune councillor with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, was arrested at the provincial court at about 12pm yesterday after being questioned by investigating judge Min Makara.

Vorn has been charged with collecting forest products without permission and tampering with evidence. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Following his incarceration, defence attorney Chan Socheat refuted the charges.

“The court charged him with collecting forest products without permission, but actually he only used them to build a community tourism centre in the Areng Valley.”

Makara hung up on a reporter yesterday when asked about the case.

In Kongchit, a coordinator with local rights group Licadho, said Vorn’s arrest was linked to his environmental activism in the remote valley, which includes his high-profile opposition to a proposed Chinese hydropower project.

Remembering Indonesia’s Bloody Coup

Remembering Indonesia’s Bloody Coup
Fifty years ago this week Indonesia experienced one of the 20th century’s darkest moments.

By Nithin Coca
October 02, 2015 TD

Image Credit: REUTERS photographer
In the heart of Medan, Indonesia third largest city and the setting for much of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, is a meticulously maintained, but quiet memorial. From a distance it looks similar to the war memorials scattered throughout Western countries.

What it commemorates, though, is one of the 20th century’s darkest moments. The Monumen Perjuangan 66 has on its white-plastered sides visual depictions of the military-led crackdown that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 500,000 to 2 million Indonesians.

This week saw the 50th anniversary of the aborted coup that led to the mass killings, which have been depicted as an act of heroism on the Medan memorial. Killings for which, today, few have been held responsible and which remain a rarely discussed and barely understood topic in now democratic Indonesia.

“The world has to understand that this was genocide, and the world has to take responsibility,” said Saskia E. Wieringa, professor at the University of Amsterdam and Chair of the International People’s Tribunal 1965.

A Misunderstood History

On September 30, 1965, in what remain murky circumstances, six top generals were killed by a group allegedly consisting of left-wing Indonesians. This allowed a previously little-known military leader, General Suharto, to assume power and launch a nationwide campaign against the perpetrators of the killing, which, according to him, were the Indonesia Communist Party (PKI) and its left-wing allies. Within two years, Suharto was in firm control of the country, the PKI had been completely destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of Indonesians were dead.

Cambodia Raises Monthly Minimum Wage to $140

Robert Carmichael
October 08, 2015 voa
Garment workers rest inside a factory after their lunch time in Phnom Penh, Oct. 8, 2015. Cambodia agreed on Thursday to raise the minimum wage for workers in its crucial textiles and footwear sector to $140 per month from next year.

The Cambodian government said Thursday that the minimum wage for the country’s garment sector – its key export earner and largest industrial employer – will rise to $140 a month.

The increase of nearly 10 percent was more than manufacturers wanted but far less than unions were seeking.

Thursday’s announcement by the Ministry of Labor that the minimum wage will rise to $140 a month for the garment sector’s 700,000 workers will come into effect in January.

The hike in the wage from the previous figure of $128 follows weeks of tough negotiations between the government, manufacturers and unions.

Manufacturers group

The Garment Manufacturers' Association in Cambodia, or GMAC, which represents about 600 factories that export garments and shoes, said the group accepts the increase despite lobbying for a lower figure.

“As entities or corporations operating within this environment we have to abide by the decision of the government," GMAC secretary-general Ken Loo said. "However, we would like to warn or raise to the attention of all stakeholders if we do not have corresponding increase in productivity and efficiency.

Thursday, 8 October 2015


យីកេរឿង កណ្ឌលកេសី (ភាគ១) - YIKE Kundul Kesei (Part 1)

The Search for Camp 32

The Search for Camp 32

Alan Parkhouse
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 KT

Hom meets some Camp 32 survivors who revisit painful memories but can’t help him find Camp 32. Supplied

Bunhom Chhorn was only six when the Khmer Rouge separated him from his family and sent him to work in the countryside outside Battambang at a place then known as Camp 32. 

For the next 30 years Hom, as his family and friends call him, was haunted by memories and nightmares about his time in Camp 32, where an estimated 30,000 people perished from execution, starvation and mistreatment at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.

Hom and the surviving members of his family ended up in Australia as refugees and a couple of years ago a team of Australian documentary makers heard his story and took him back to the land of his birth to try to find Camp 32, as there were no records of its existence.

The end result is a spellbinding documentary simply called Camp 32, and the unlikely star on camera is Hom. The soundtrack to Camp 32 is hauntingly beautiful, and Cambodian, and was done by the Phnom Penh-based band Krom. Camp 32 will be shown in Cambodia for the first time in December. 

Lost Souls

“We wanted to get justice for the souls who suffered in Camp 32,” said Hom. “Growing up in Australia, I was lucky and I had all these life necessities on a plate.

“But every night I went to sleep, I would have nightmares. I would have this dark figure who was always chasing after me. This stayed with me until I was about 30 years old. I somehow felt like the lost generation where if you don’t confront it you just can’t let go.”

Hom wanted to know about his lost childhood in Cambodia – why he had horrible nightmares and memories of people being killed – and also about the 55 members of his father’s family who perished during the rule of the Khmer Rouge in a place that had never even been documented.

“There are many undocumented camps in Cambodia. That’s not unusual,” he said. “What is unusual about this camp is if we can prove its existence, which we have proven ... it would be the largest killing camp in Cambodia because all the other camps are smaller in numbers [of those] killed.”

អាយ៉ៃ រឿង សំណាបយោងដីស្រីយោងប្រុស ភាគទី ១

TPP puts Cambodia’s trade, investment in the spotlight

TPP puts Cambodia’s trade, investment in the spotlight
Wed, 7 October 2015 ppp
Ananth Baliga
Trade representatives attend at a press conference for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pan-Pacific trade agreement involving 12 nations, in Sydney last year. AFP

The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has industry insiders in Cambodia split over whether or not the new pact will limit the Kingdom’s trade growth potential in the US market and see future investments diverted to Vietnam.

Ending a long-drawn negotiation process that lasted five years, the 12 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which includes the US, Japan, Canada and Vietnam – agreed on a framework Monday that will liberalise trade between the members and “foster inclusive development and promote innovation across the Asia-Pacific region”.

Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, said that while the agreement was expected, it could eat into the Kingdom’s already dwindling economic competitiveness, which is plagued by rising labour costs and logistical deficiencies.

“We’re not competitive, that’s why exports to the US have been declining every year, because we’re losing market share,” he said yesterday.

According to Loo, even without the TPP in place, Cambodia is already losing market share in the US. Exports to the US accounted for only 32 per cent of total garment shipments this year, compared with 50 per cent three years ago.

The Importance of Bees (with Bee Girl)

Montagnards Elect To Return to Vietnam, Despite Quest For Asylum in Cambodia

Montagnards Elect To Return to Vietnam, Despite Quest For Asylum in Cambodia
2015-10-07 rfa
A van with Vietnamese Montagnards arrives in northeastern Cambodia's Ratanakri province, Oct. 7, 2015.
(Photo courtesy of Adhoc)

wo dozen ethnic Montagnard Christians who fled Vietnam earlier this year to seek refuge in Cambodia from alleged persecution have volunteered to return home, frustrated with long waits and the dim prospects of being granted asylum, a police official and rights activist in northeastern Cambodia said Wednesday.

Immigration officers from the Cambodian Ministry of Interior escorted the 24 Montagnards as they were transported in four vans from Phnom Penh to remote Ratanakiri province, where they had crossed the border from Vietnam, provincial deputy police chief Chea Bunthoeun told RFA’s Khmer Service.

The group reached the province around 6 p.m. and will cross the border back into Vietnam on Thursday, he said.

“They volunteered to return,” he said, adding that he did not know the identities of the members of the group. “They will sleep here one night, and tomorrow morning we will send them back through an international border checkpoint.”

Chhay Thi, provincial coordinator for the domestic rights group Adhoc who is monitoring the repatriation of the group, told RFA that he is concerned about the fate of the Montagnards.

The Montagnards decided to return to Vietnam in disappointment with the results of their asylum requests, because Cambodian immigration officials always regard them as illegal refugees, he said.

“More Montagnards will decide to go back because they have waited for about one year, and they still haven’t gotten any decisions regarding their requests for refugee status and to settle in a third country,” he said. “These failures are forcing them to return home.”

Golden memories ...

Support for Malaysia's PM Najib dwindles after scandal

Support for Malaysia's PM Najib dwindles after scandal
Opposition group calls for PM Najib Razak to quit, arguing he "grossly abused his powers" in a corruption scandal.

Stephanie Scawen | 02 Oct 2015 AJ

A US federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving Najib and individuals close to him [Reuters]

Another group of anti-government voices in Malaysia has added to the chorus of disapproval surrounding the leadership of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Embroiled for months now in allegations of corruption and embezzlement, the self-styled Demi Malaysia group issued an open call this week for Najib to quit, arguing the prime minister had "grossly abused his powers" and the "country’s reputation is at stake".

Najib's honesty and credibility have been under attack since July when the Wall Street Journal first broke the story of approximately $700m deposited in a personal bank account.

He said the money came from an Arab donor. The question of why such an enormous sum was in a personal account and not a political party one remains unanswered.

The WSJ report said the funds came via a series of financial transfers from a heavily indebted state investment fund - 1MDB - which Najib, as finance minister, also oversees.

Campaigners say any other leader found in such a position would have stepped down immediately to allow proper investigations. Yet attempts to do so in Malaysia have not materialised.

For every day [Najib] succeeds to postpone his slow death, Malaysia is sinking a bit deeper in the quick sand.

Wong Chin Huat, political scientist at the Penang Institute

As allegations have kept surfacing, public discontent has grown, culminating in a massive anti-Najib rally on the eve of Independence Day. Organised by electoral reform group Bersih, tens of thousands of people rallied over two days calling on Najib to step down.

Hazardous haze chokes Southeast Asia

Hazardous haze chokes Southeast Asia
Indonesia faces criticism from neighbours for inability to deal with plantation companies burning forest to clear land.

07 Oct 2015 AJ

More than 140,000 people have reported respiratory infections in Indonesia [EPA]

Indonesia's disaster chief has rejected criticism his country is not doing enough to fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in smog.

Indonesia has come under growing pressure from its neighbours in recent weeks as thick smoke from fires on Sumatra and the Indonesian part of Borneo have sent pollution levels soaring in Malaysia and Singapore, where schools have been closed and major outdoor events cancelled.

The problem is being blamed on Indonesia's inability to prevent big plantation companies from burning forests to clear land for new trees.
Haze shrouds Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia [Reuters]

The head of Indonesia's disaster agency said all possible resources were being used to fight the fires.

"We have done the best we can," Willem Rampangilei told reporters on Tuesday. "It is understandable if other countries are upset, but we Indonesians are more upset."
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Indonesia to take action against people setting fires [Reuters]

Respiratory infections

The blazes flare up annually during the dry season as fires are illegally set to clear land for cultivation. But an El Nino weather system has made conditions drier, with this year's haze on track to be the worst on record.

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រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ​ប្រតិកម្ម​តប​នឹង​ការ​រិះគន់​របស់​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី
ដោយ ប្រាជ្ញ ចេវ
2015-10-07 rfa
រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ​យុវជន និង​កីឡា លោក ហង់ ជួនណារ៉ុន ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ដល់​អ្នក​សារព័ត៌មាន នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៧ ខែ​តុលា ក្រោយ​បញ្ចប់​ពិធី​ទិវា​គ្រូបង្រៀន​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ នា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ។
RFA/Brach Chev

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ ក្រសួង​អប់រំ ច្រានចោល​ការ​រិះគន់​របស់​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ថា ប្រព័ន្ធ​អប់រំ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ខ្សោយ​នោះ មិន​ចំណេញ​ដល់​វិស័យ​អប់រំ​ទេ។ មន្ត្រី ​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​នៃ​គណបក្ស​នេះ លើក​ឡើង​ថា លោក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​គួរ​យក​ប្រសាសន៍​របស់​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ទៅ​ពិចារណា ជា​ជាង​ការ​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ទាំង​កំហឹង​បែប​នេះ។

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ ហៅ​ការ​រិះគន់​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ជា​ការ​រិះគន់​ដើម្បី​វាយ​ប្រហារ មិន​មែន​ដើម្បី​កែ​លម្អ​​នោះ​ទេ។

ថ្លែង ​ក្រោយ​បិទ​បញ្ចប់​ទិវា​គ្រូបង្រៀន នៅ​វិទ្យាស្ថាន​បច្ចេកវិទ្យា​កម្ពុជា ហៅ​សាលា​តិចណូ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៧ ខែ​តុលា រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​អប់រំ​យុវជន និង​កីឡា លោក ហង់ ជួនណារ៉ុន និយាយ​ថា លោក សម រង្ស៊ី មិន​ឲ្យ​តម្លៃ​ការ​អប់រំ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ព្រោះ​គ្រួសារ​របស់​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី និង​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី មិន​ដែល​រៀន​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ទេ។ លោក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ថែម​ទាំង​បង្ហាញ​ការ​សង្ស័យ​ថា លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ចេះ​ភាសា​ខ្មែរ​មិន​ច្បាស់ ដោយ​លើក​ឡើង​ថា មាន​គ្រូ​ខ្លះ​បបួល​លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ប្រឡង​ភាសា​ខ្មែរ៖ «អ្វី​ដែល​ឯកឧត្តម សម រង្ស៊ី ថ្លែង​វាយ​ប្រហារ​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អប់រំ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ហ្នឹង គឺ​ថា​ការ​វាយ​ប្រហារ​នោះ​គ្មាន​ន័យ ក៏​ដូច​គ្មាន​សារសំខាន់​អី​ទេ ដោយ​ហេតុ​អ្នក​នយោបាយ​បាន​តែ​ថា មិន​បាន​ធ្វើ មិន​ដែល​ឃើញ​ឯកឧត្តម សម រង្ស៊ី កៀរគរ​រក​ថវិកា​កសាង​សាលា​បាន​មួយ​ខ្នង។ ចំណុច​ទី​២ គាត់​មិន​ឲ្យ​តម្លៃ​ការ​អប់រំ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ដោយសារ​តែ​គាត់ និង​គ្រួសារ​គាត់​មិន​ដែល​រៀន​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ទេ ហើយ​ក៏​មិន​ច្បាស់​ថា​គាត់ (លោក សម រង្ស៊ី) សរសេរ​ខ្មែរ​ច្បាស់​ល្អ​ដែរ»។

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Montagnards: Victims and Microcosm of Vietnam’s Expansion and Imperialism [repost]

Montagnard Children near Tuan Giao. Northwest Vietnam

Ethnic Khmers of Kampuchea Krom [Southern Vietnam] have fought hard to retain their distinct entity as a people despite being robbed of lands, socio-economic status and national self-determination. Even their historical roots and history have been subjected to systematic reinterpretation and re-invention by Vietnamese authorities to deny them their claim to being the indigenous inhabitants of this part of former Cambodian territory. The stirrings of Khmer Krom nationalism, a consequence in part of centuries of discrimination and persecution at the hands of the Vietnamese states of various ideological persuasions and eras, are one sub-plot in Hanoi's determination to keep Cambodia within its economic and political sphere of influence and hegemony - School of Vice

 Montagnards: Victims and Microcosm of Vietnam’s Expansion and Imperialism

Saturday, December 18, 2010
Op-Ed by MP

THE major donor countries - particularly, the US, Japan, Australia and other EU countries should not ignore the plight of refugees known as ‘Montagnards’, currently, the subject of repatriation to Vietnam by the Phnom Penh government . On humanitarian grounds, at least, this group, drawn from one of Vietnam’s politically persecuted ethnic minorities should be allowed to remain in Cambodia or to claim asylum in any other third countries of their own choosing, in accordance with international conventions on refugees. No human being would consider the prospect of living in exile, away from their native habitat as an easy choice to make, especially if your state and government put a premium upon your head or discriminate against you as a people and an entity, such as the Khmer Krom people or the Montagnards. The Vietnamese regime had angered their Chinese counterpart in the 1970s and 1980s by discriminating against ethnic Chinese residents in Vietnam - a practice they extended to Cambodia through their client regime of the PRK - prompting waves of exodus of the 'boat people' of Chinese descend out of Vietnam, particularly, from former South Vietnam, and this had been one of the factors behind Beijing's determination to 'teach Hanoi a lesson' in 1979.

For all its tireless propaganda effort, the Vietnamese state has yet to respect the rights and integrity of indigenous populations living within their ever expanding territories. In the wake of the overthrow of the Pol Pot regime, the centuries-long repressed people of Kampuchea Krom had a chance to escape this repression by simply crossing over the western border into Cambodia. Economic poverty was a major contributing factor for this movement, but the Khmer Krom people have had their farms and livelihoods imperceptibly but ineluctably seized from their ownership or control from the moment Vietnamese authorities extended their official administrative presence across this region of former Cambodian territories, clearing the way for ethnic Vietnamese farmers to assume permanent control over the villages and farmlands; a historical trend that has been perpetuated and replicated to this day to the grief and misery of the Montagnards and - since the early 1990s or perhaps earlier - the Khmer farmers along the eastern frontiers.

Hope for ‘bomb threat’ student

Hope for ‘bomb threat’ student
Wed, 7 October 2015
Chhay Channyda
University student Tao Savoeun poses for a photo at a local police station in Siem Reap province last month. Photo supplied

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is seeking the legal means to engineer the acquittal of a student who threatened in a Facebook post to bomb a graduation ceremony he was scheduled to attend.

The student, Tao Savoeun, wrote a letter to the minister on Monday, apologising and pleading for mercy. Sar Kheng read the letter yesterday, said ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, and the minister is considering ways the student might be granted clemency.

“Samdech [Sar Kheng] read the letter and he is considering this case, because he has not filed the complaint against the student,” Sopheak said yesterday. “He has not accused the student. We are finding a legal procedural way [to help him].”

Tao Savoeun, 26, was arrested on September 28, shortly after getting his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Southeast Asia in Siem Reap.

Angry with the minister because of changes to the graduation ceremony date, which interfered with his work schedule, Savoeun posted that he would “place a bomb to kill everyone” at the graduation on his Facebook account.

New TB screening approach yields good result

New TB screening approach yields good result
Wed, 7 October 2015
Jamie Elliott
A patient and a family member sit on a bed at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control in Chamkarmon district, Phnom Penh, in 2013. Heng Chivoan

Research into a new approach to tuberculosis screening has yielded promising results after a trial run amongst Phnom Penh’s urban poor, according to a new paper released on Friday.

The method – called the “active case finding strategy” – involves health workers visiting people in their homes and collecting samples of mucus and saliva to test for cases of TB preemptively.

“We were able to detect TB cases among the urban poor, who have far less access to health care,” said the author of the research, PhD student Natalie Lorent of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.

“Untreated patients may die of the disease but they may also infect others around them. It is therefore important to find and treat new cases as soon as possible.”

TB is a leading cause of death in Cambodia, and according to the World Health Organization 2014 global tuberculosis report, almost 40,000 cases of TB were identified in the Kingdom in 2013, the most recent year for which WHO figures are available.

Preemptive screening and early diagnosis is especially important because, as Lorent notes in her report, as many as a third of all TB cases worldwide go undiagnosed.

Cadre denies targeting Cham

Cadre denies targeting Cham
Wed, 7 October 2015
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
Ban Seak (left) testifies before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia during Case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan yesterday in Phnom Penh. ECCC


School of Vice: In reality the KR regime 'targeted' everyone, including their own cadres and Pol Pot's former colleagues.


Under cross-examination by the defence, former district cadre Ban Seak told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday that he had no knowledge of any targeted persecution of the Cham ethnic minority, whose alleged genocide at the hands of the Pol Pot regime is currently being examined.

Asked by Nuon Chea defender Victor Koppe about whether he was aware of any Cham rebellions in the area surrounding Kroch Chhmar district in Kampong Cham province, Seak said, “I did not know about any rebellion before my arrival.”

Seak testified to only know of a rebellion in 1978, but “it was not initiated by the Cham people”, he said.

He also insisted, repeating testimony he gave the day before, that purges had nothing to do with race.

“The upper echelons never gave any instructions that the Khmer or Cham should be purged,” only that “CIA or KGB agents should be eliminated”, Seak said.

Even for his own relatives, if people “did not have a clean biography they were smashed”, he continued. According to Seak these guidelines motivated the purge of North Zone cadres as well as “a rebellion hatched by [Democratic Kampuchea secretary of commerce] Koy Thuon to overthrow Pol Pot”.

Wildlife smuggler arrested

Wildlife smuggler arrested
Wed, 7 October 2015
Sen David and Alice Cuddy
A customs official inspects elephant tusks at Siem Reap airport on Sunday, after they were found in a Vietnamese man’s luggage when he arrived in the Kingdom. Photo supplied

A Vietnamese national was charged yesterday with smuggling elephant tusks and parts into Cambodia in what wildlife advocates have dubbed a landmark case.

Ream Chan Mony, a deputy prosecutor at Siem Reap Provincial Court, said 43-year-old Vu Le Thuy was charged with “smuggling illegal wildlife and smuggling illegal goods” before being sent to the provincial prison to await trial.

“We charged him on two counts after he smuggled wildlife bones illegally [into Cambodia] and was arrested at Siem Reap airport.”

Le Thuy arrived in Siem Reap on a flight from Angola on Sunday evening.

Eleven elephant tails and 46.1 kilograms of ivory were seized from his suitcase, according to Suwanna Gauntlett, founder and CEO of the Wildlife Alliance, whose Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) were called by customs officers to assist in the bust. Claws and a jaw belonging to an unidentified big cat were also seized.

Suwanna said the WRRT was cooperating with local officials to find the buyers, whom they believe to live locally.