A Change of Guard

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

One year in the making

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy (left) and Prime Minister Hun Sen shake hands in front of the Senate
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy (left) and Prime Minister Hun Sen shake hands in front of the Senate, where a meeting to break the nation’s political deadlock took place yesterday. Heng Chivoan
The deadlock is over. Nearly a year after the disputed July 2013 national election, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday agreed to end its 10-month-long parliamentary boycott and “work together” with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in the National Assembly.
In return, the blighted National Election Committee – which the CNRP has decried as biased and a key reason for the irregularities it says compromised the election – will be overhauled and made a new constitutionally mandated institution with representatives of both parties as members.
The CNRP will also gain a suite of top positions in the 123-seat assembly when it officially takes its 55 seats. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said his party’s lawmakers-elect would be sworn in early next week, possibly on Monday – the anniversary of the election.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Rainsy emerged from a room at the Senate at about 2pm yesterday after a five-hour meeting. Smiling together, they shook hands for the cameras, sending a clear message that a tumultuous year of street protests, threats, on-again off-again talks and occasional violence had ended through negotiations.
“Both parties have agreed to work together at parliamentary institutions in order to find solutions to the nation’s issues, based on principles of democracy and rule of law,” a joint agreement says.
The new talks were called against a backdrop of threats towards the opposition following a violent protest last week and the arrest of eight of its members. All were released on bail just hours after the agreement was inked yesterday.
Hun Sen declined to answer questions before leaving the Senate, simply saying talks had been “successful”.
In response to questions as to whether he was happy with the deal, Rainsy told reporters the CNRP “had no choice”.
“A very appropriate choice is the end of the political crisis and a tense situation,” he said.
Later, he told the Post that his party, which led massive post-election street protests calling for Hun Sen to step down and an independent investigation into the election, had “mostly” got what it wanted.
“What was the most important is a new electoral commission, where no party can make whatever it wants. So it’s now balanced. It’s more trustworthy, and we can be more confident that the next election will better reflect the will of the people,” he said.
Supporters who weren’t happy about the compromises should “wait and see all the details”, Rainsy added.

Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released

“We have to wait until it settles down. And when it settles and when people can assess what each sentence and each word means – including the missing words and sentences that will be published later – they can understand that this [presents] a lot ofopportunity, and it depends on the way we work to take advantage of what we have obtained.”
His deputy, Kem Sokha, who Hun Sen has painted as a hardliner, could not be reached.
The new election committee will have four of its nine members drawn from the CPP, four from the CNRP and one member requiring the consensus of both parties, though how this will work was not specified.

Release quickly follows deal [Hun Sen is the police, the judge and the jury!]

Supporters greet Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker-elect Long Ry after his release on bail
Supporters greet Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker-elect Long Ry after his release on bail from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison yesterday. Vireak Mai
A jubilant crowd of opposition supporters burst into cheers yesterday afternoon as seven Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers-elect and one party activist were released on bail just hours after an announced rapprochement between the CNRP and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
They walked free through exits separated by gender at Prey Sar prison on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Male lawmakers-elect Ho Vann, Real Camerin, Men Sothavarin, Keo Phirom, Long Ry and Nuth Romduol, along with activist Oeun Narith, emerged first to hugs, tears and flower garlands placed around their necks.
A heavy downpour threatened to sour the mood, but it had tapered off by the time the detainees were released.
“We did not do anything wrong,” said Ry, a lawmaker-elect for Banteay Meanchey province, who had grown a thin beard in his short prison stint.
Moments later, senior opposition leader Mu Sochua appeared through a separate exit. She thanked her supporters as well as the prisoners she met while inside. Sochua climbed into a car and gave another short speech through the sunroof.
“I’m proud. I’m proud to be a Cambodian woman and you can see that the support and desire of the Cambodian people is nothing but reconciliation and justice,” Sochua said, adding “democracy, true democracy”, before the car spirited her away.

Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released

The CNRP members were arrested and hit with a range of charges, including insurrection, in the days following clashes on July 15 between opposition demonstrators and districtsecurity guards loyal to the CPP at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, leaving several guards and activists injured.
Though free on bail, the eight still face an eventual court hearing, municipal court judge Keo Mony told the Post yesterday.
“I have allowed eight of them to stay outside their detention, temporarily,” he said.
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodia Center for Human Rights, lamented the way the courts were caught up in the crisis. “It’s clear that the ruling party can do whatever they want with the court – arrest people, use them as a bargaining chip and release them at will.”

UN rights expert praises Cambodia’s political agreement, urges promised reforms


Surya Prasad Subedi, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia

22 July 2014 – The United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia today welcomed the agreement reached between the two main political parties in the country, which was followed by the release of the opposition party members arrested last week.
“The two parties have finally found common ground, in the best interests of the Cambodian people. They deserve our congratulations, and the Cambodian people to enjoy a moment of celebration,” said Special Rapporteur Surya P. Subedi.
He noted in a news release that the agreement reached on the National Election Committee indicates “the beginning of the true work of reforming” and provides “an opportunity to carry out a comprehensive reform of lasting character in line with international standards.”
Having produced four substantial reports with a thorough analysis of the situation of human rights and the challenges that Cambodia urgently needs to address, the UN expert encouraged the two parties to continue working together. He stressed the importance of strengthening the electoral, judicial and parliamentary regulations with responsibilities for human rights implementation and independent monitoring.
While hailing the efforts of both parties to reach an agreement, Mr. Subedi also expressed concerns over the future of the seven Parliament members-elect and an activist from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who were released on bail this morning but still face serious charges that can be used against them at any time.
“While I welcome the end of the detention of the CNRP members and their supporter, I remain concerned about the inability of the judiciary to serve as a check on the executive power, as clearly illustrated by the events of the past days. Instead of being a check, the judiciary appears to be acting as a tool of the executive.”

The seven opposition parliamentarians and one activist celebrate their release (Hun Sen has made then heroes!) ដំណាងរាស្រ្តទាំង៧រូបនិងសកម្មជន១រូបអបអរសាទរចំពោះការដោះលែងរបស់ខ្លួនពីពន្ធនាគារ​ (លោកហ៊ុនសែនបានធ្វើឲ្យពួកក្លាយជាវីរជន!)

Read why they were arrested and then released.
Post by Kem Sokha.







Phnom Penh City authority receives protesters' petitions on behalf of Vietnamese embassy [Is Cambodian government a puppet of Vietnam?] សាលា​ក្រុង​ទទួល​យក​ញត្តិ​ជំនួស​ទូត​វៀតណាម​រឿង​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ​ខ្មែរ​ក្រោម [តើរដ្ឋាភិបាលខ្មែរជាអាយ៉ងយួនឬ?]


ខ្មែរ​ក្រោម​តវ៉ា ៦១០
សហព័ន្ធ​និស្សិត​បញ្ញវន្ត និង​ព្រះសង្ឃ​ខ្មែរ​ក្រោម​ដង្ហែ​ក្បួន​​ដាក់​ញត្តិ​​នៅ​​ស្ថានទូត​បារាំង ក្នុង​​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
RFA/Uon Chhin
បាតុកម្ម​នៅ​ខាង​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម ត្រូវ​ផ្អាក​ជា​បណ្ដោះអាសន្ន។ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​កក្កដា នេះ បាតុករ​មិន​បាន​ផ្លាស់​ប្ដូរ​គោល​បំណង​របស់​ខ្លួន​ទេ គឺ​ពួក​គេ​ទទូច​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម ចេញ​មុខ​មក​សុំ​អភ័យទោស​ជា​សាធារណៈ ចំពោះ​សម្ដី​ដែល​ថា ទឹក​ដី​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម ជា​ទឹក​ដី​របស់​វៀតណាម ជា​យូរយារ​មក​ហើយ​នោះ។
ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម នៅ​តែ​មិន​ព្រម​សុំ​អភ័យទោស​ជា​សាធារណៈ តាម​ការ​ទាមទារ​របស់​បាតុករ​ទេ។ ប៉ុន្តែ បាតុករ​ដែល​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​សម្ដី​មន្ត្រី​អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម លើក​ទី​២ ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ នេះ បែរ​ជា​ព្រម​ដក​ថយ​ទៅ​វិញ។ ការ​ដក​ថយ​នោះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​តាម​សំណូមពរ​របស់​អាជ្ញាធរ​សាលា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ ដែល​ចេញ​មក​ទទួល​ញត្តិ​ជំនួស​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម ព្រម​ទាំង​សន្យា​ថា​នឹង​យក​ញត្តិ​នោះ​ដាក់​ជូន​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​កម្ពុជា ដើម្បី​ចាត់​ការ​បន្ត​ជាមួយ​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​វៀតណាម។
តាំងពី​​ម៉ោង​ជាង ៨​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​កក្កដា ពលរដ្ឋ និង​ព្រះសង្ឃ​ជាច្រើន​រយ​នាក់ និង​អង្គ បាន​ជួប​ជុំ​គ្នា​នៅ​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម តាម​បណ្តោយ​មហាវិថី​ព្រះមុនីវង្ស។ មហាវិថី​ដ៏​ធំ​មួយ​នេះ ត្រូវ​បាន​អាជ្ញាធរ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បិទ​មួយ​កំណាត់​ខាង​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម មិន​ឲ្យ​ចរាចរណ៍​ឆ្លង​កាត់​ទេ។ ក្រុម​បាតុករ​គូស​មុខ​រូប​សញ្ញា​ទង់ជាតិ​ខ្មែរ​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម កាន់​បដា ពាក់​អាវ​យឺត​សរសេរ​ពាក្យ​ស្លោក​ជាតិ​និយម​ជាច្រើន​ឃ្លា។ យុវជន ព្រះសង្ឃ ពលរដ្ឋ​មាន​បញ្ហា​ដីធ្លី ផ្លាស់​វេន​គ្នា​ម្តង​ម្នាក់ ឡើង​ថ្លែង​សារ​រិះគន់​មន្ត្រី​វៀតណាម។ បាតុករ​ប្រើ​ពាក្យ​យួន ជំនួស​ពាក្យ​វៀតណាម ហើយ​ក៏​ស្រែក​ដង្ហោយ​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​ទូត​វៀតណាម ចេញ​សុំ​អភ័យទោស​ឲ្យ​បាន​ឆាប់៖ «សំឡេង​ស្រែក»។
បាតុករ​ម្នាក់​លើក​ឡើង​ថា ការ​ដែល​វៀតណាម មិន​ចេញ​មក​សុំ​ទោស​ជា​សាធារណៈ​នោះ ជា​ការ​មើល​ងាយ​ដល់​ប្រជាជាតិ​ខ្មែរ​ទាំង​មូល។ រូប​គាត់ នឹង​បន្ត​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ទៀត​នៅ​ពីរ​សប្ដាហ៍​បន្ទាប់៖ «អា​ហ្នឹង​វា​ធម្មតា ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​យើង​ទាំងអស់​អត់​សុខ​ចិត្ត​ទេ យើង​ចង់​ឲ្យ​ខាង​ស្ថានទូត​យួន ហ្នឹង ទទួល​ខុស​ត្រូវ​នូវ​អ្វី​ដែល​គេ​បាន​និយាយ យើង​មិន​ចង់​ឲ្យ​សាលា​ក្រុង​ជា​អ្នក​ទទួល​ញ្ញត្តិ​ជំនួស​យួន ទេ យើង​ចង់​ឲ្យ​ទូត​យួន ទទួល​ញត្តិ»
បាតុកម្ម​រំសាយ​នៅ​វេលា​ម៉ោង​ជាង ១២​ព្រឹក គឺ​បន្ទាប់​ពី​មន្ត្រី​អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​សាលា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ ចេញ​មក​ទទួល​ញត្តិ និង​បន្ទាប់​ពី​ពលរដ្ឋ​ម្នាក់ បាន​ផ្ទុះ​កំហឹង​ហែក​ទង់ជាតិ​វៀតណាម ចោល។ ក្រុម​បាតុករ​ភាគ​ច្រើន ចាត់​ទុក​អ្នក​ដែល​មាន​បំណង​បំផ្លាញ​ទង់ជាតិ​វៀតណាម នោះ ជា​អ្នក​នៅ​ខាង​ក្រៅ​ក្រុម​បាតុករ​ស្នេហា​ជាតិ។ ពួក​គេ​ក៏​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា បុគ្គល​នោះ​ជា​រនុកក្នុង ដែល​ទូត​វៀតណាម បង្កប់ ដើម្បី​បង្ក​អំពើ​ហិង្សា ហើយ​រក​លេស​ទម្លាក់​កំហុស​លើ​ក្រុម​បាតុករ​ខ្មែរ​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម។ ទន្ទឹម​នឹង​នោះ បាតុករ​មួយ​ចំនួន​ក៏​មិន​ពេញ​ចិត្ត​នឹង​ការ​ផ្អាក​បាតុកម្ម​ដែរ ហើយ​ពួក​គេ​ចង់​បន្ត​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​រហូត​ដល់​វៀតណាម ព្រម​សុំ​ទោស។ បាតុករ​ទាំង​នោះ​ព្រមព្រៀង​គ្នា​ថា នឹង​បន្ត​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ជា​ថ្មី​ទៀត នៅ​ពីរ​សប្ដាហ៍​បន្ទាប់ បើ​សិន​ជា​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​កម្ពុជា មិន​ព្រម​ផ្ញើ​កំណត់​ការទូត​ទៅ​វៀតណាម ហើយ​វៀតណាម ក៏​នៅ​តែ​មិន​ព្រម​នោះ។

Cambodian Politicians Reach Deal to End Deadlock: Timing of Next Elections Is Agreed

By SUN NARIN 
The Wall Street Journal
Updated July 22, 2014 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodia's government and opposition said on Tuesday they have agreed on a compromise to share power that will end a deadlock of nearly a year in the national legislature.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, agreed on the composition of the main panel that will oversee legislative work at the National Assembly. They also agreed on the timing of the next elections.
The two sides also agreed to overhaul the nation's main institutions, the two men said after a five-hour meeting. They didn't specify what those institutions are.
The meeting was "a success. [We can] hold hands to work," Mr. Hun Sen said after his meeting with Mr. Rainsy.
"The best choice is to end political deadlock and to end tensions," Mr. Rainsy said after the meeting.
Cambodian opposition-party leader Sam Rainsy, left, and Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, after their meeting in Phnom Penh. Reuters
Mr. Hun Sen has been in power in Cambodia for nearly three decades. A strong showing by Mr. Rainsy's opposition party in July 2013 elections has posed the biggest challenge yet to Mr. Hun Sen's regime.
Mr. Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party won 68 seats in the 123-member National Assembly, and Mr. Rainsy's party won the remaining 55 seats.
Mr. Rainsy's party accused the ruling party of intimidating voters and of rigging the elections. The opposition party boycotted the National Assembly; its 55 members refused to take the oath of office. The opposition also demanded fresh elections, but the national election committee denied that request.
The two parties must now seek an audience with King Norodom Sihamoni to inform him of their pact.
Asked when his legislators will join parliament, Mr. Rainsy said: "We don't know. We have to meet the king and take the oath."
Under terms of the agreement, the main Permanent Committee of the National Assembly will have seven members from the ruling party and six from the opposition. The president and one deputy president of the National Assembly will be from the ruling party, while the opposition will name the first deputy president.

Cambodia's Hun Sen, Opposition Leader Announce Deal Ending Deadlock

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, talks with the main Opposition Party leader Sam Rainsy, left, of Cambodia National Rescue Party, after their meeting in Senate headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 22, 2012.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, talks with the main Opposition Party leader Sam Rainsy, left, of Cambodia National Rescue Party, after their meeting in Senate headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 22, 2012.
By Ron Corben 
July 22, 2014  

Cambodia's Prime Minister and opposition parties have announced an agreement ending nearly a year of political deadlock that is expected to enable the NationalAssembly to fully reopen.

The agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy followed five hours of closed-door talks Tuesday - the third round of discussions since the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted parliament after the July 2013 elections.

The opposition had refused to take up their 55 seats in parliament, alleging the polls were rigged. They had called for reforms before fresh elections.
  
In the settlement, both sides agreed to work together at the National Assembly to solve major issues and reform independent institutions to "benefit the nation, the people" and democratic pluralism.

Sim Sooya, director of the Khmer Institute for Democracy, said the agreement marked a major step forward after the year of political conflict.

"I really congratulate both parties for political maturity as of today and I'd like if both parties work together Cambodia will develop faster and as a more egalitarian society. This is a very positive step, and this is very promising for the future of Cambodia. I think this is the beginning of everything good," said Sim Sooya.

The agreement was also marked by steps to release seven opposition lawmakers and a party activist detained last Tuesday after violence erupted near Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, in clashes with security guards when the opposition attempted to stage a rally.

The number of anti-Vietnamese protesters swells to more than 10,000 on the second day អ្នក​តវ៉ា​កើន​ឡើង​ជាង​១០០០០​នាក់ ដាក់​ញត្តិ​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​ទូត​វៀតណាម​សុំទោសករណីដែនដីកម្ពុជាក្រោម​

ដោយ៖​ ញឹម សុខន និង នួន បូរិន​ | ថ្ងៃចន្ទ ទី21 កក្កដា 2014, 

ដំណើរហែក្បួនរបស់ក្រុមនិស្សិត ព្រះសង្ឃ ឆ្ពោះទៅស្ថានទូតវៀតណាម (រូបថត៖ ញឹម សុខន)
​និស្សិត ព្រះសង្ឃ និង​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ជាង​១០០០០​អង្គ​នាក់ ប្រមូលផ្ដុំ​គ្នាទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​មន្ត្រី​ស្ថានទូ​ត​វៀតណាម ទទួលស្គាល់​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ និង​កែ​ពាក្យពេចន៍​ដែល​និយាយថា "ទឹកដី​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោមជា​របស់​ដូន​តាវៀតណាម​ជា​យូរលង់​ណាស់​មកហើយ" ដោយ​ពួក​តវ៉ា​បាន​ហៅ​ថា​ជាការ​ក្រ​ឡៃ​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ។​
​ក្រុមអ្នកតវ៉ា​បាន​មកដល់​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម បន្ទាប់​ពី​ពួកគាត់​បាន់​ដាក់​ញ្ញតិ​រួចហើយនៅ ស្ថានទូត​ចំនួន៦ទៀត នៅ​ព្រឹក​នេះ ហើយ​ស្ថានទូត​ដែល​ក្រុម​អ្នក​ដាក់​ញាតិ បាន​ទៅ​ដាក់រួម​មាន ស្ថានទូត​បារាំង អង់គ្លេស អាមេរិក រុស្សី ចិន និងសហគមន៍​អឺរ៉ុប​។ ប៉ុន្តែ​ការមកដល់ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណម ដែលជាដំណើរចុងក្រោយ​នេះ  កំពុង​ស្ថិតក្នុង​ស្ថានភាព​តានតឹង ខណៈ​​អាជ្ញាធរ​បាន​ដាក់​របាំ​ង​ជាច្រើន​ជាន់ ខាង​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​នេះរួច​តាំង​ពីព្រឹកព្រលឹម។​
​ការដាក់​ញត្តិ នៅ​ស្ថានទូត​ទាំង​៦​នេះ​គឺ​ក្នុង​គោលបំណង​ឲ្យជួយបំភ្ហឺ ចំពោះ​ពាក្យ​សម្ដី​មន្ត្រី​ទូត​​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម​លោក ត្រឹង វ៉ាន់​ថុង ដែល​ថ្លែង​ថា ទឹកដី​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម​ជា​របស់​វៀតណាម​តាំងពីដើម​មក មិនមែន​កាត់​ចេញពី​កម្ពុជា​នោះ​ទេ​។​
​ការ​ហែ​ញតិ្ត​របស់អ្នក​តវ៉ា​បាន​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​ដោយ​សុវត្ថិភាព ដោយ​អាជ្ញាធរ​មិន​បាន​រាំង ហើយកម្លាំង​ឆ្មាំសន្តិសុខសាលា​រាជធានី ដែល​ធ្លាប់បញ្ជូន​មក​បង្ក្រាបក៏មិន​មាន​ដែរ​។​
​កាលពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​០៨​ខែកក្កដា សហព័ន្ធ​និស្សិត​បញ្ញវន្ត​កម្ពុជា និង​សមាគម​ខ្មែរ​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម​ធ្លាប់​ដឹកនាំ​ព្រះសង្ឃ​និស្សិត និង​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ជាង​២០០​អង្គ​នាក់ តវ៉ា​នៅ​មុខ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម ដើម្បី​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​លោក ត្រឹង ​វ៉ាន់​ថុង ទទួលស្គាល់​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ ចំពោះ​ការ​ថ្លែង​កាលពី​ដើមខែ​មិថុនា​កន្ល​ង ទៅ​នោះ​ថា ទឹកដី​កម្ពុជា​ក្រោម​ជា​របស់​វៀតណាម តែ​អ្នកនាំពាក្យ​ស្ថានទូត​វៀតណាម​រូបនោះ បដិសេធ​ការទាមទារ​នោះ ហើយ​ចោទ​និស្សិត ព្រះសង្ឃ និង​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ថា តវ៉ា​រំលោភច្បាប់​ជាតិ​និង​អន្តរជាតិ​។​

Cambodian opposition agrees to end boycott of parliament after ruling party agrees to poll reforms, TV license

Give our kids a better deal 

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Tuesday agreed to end its year- long boycott of parliament after the ruling party agreed to electoral reforms, power sharing in parliament and a TV license.

"The two parties have agreed on a political resolution by joining to work in the National Assembly towards tackling national issues based on the principles of democracy and the rule of law," according to a joint agreement released after a five-hour face-to- face negotiation between Prime Minister Hun Sen, vice-president of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), and CNRP's president Sam Rainsy.

The opposition's 55 lawmakers-elect have boycotted the Parliament since last July's election, which they alleged was marred by fraud, and are demanding electoral reforms and an early election.

The two parties agreed to the reform of the National Election Committee (NEC), according to the joint agreement. The new NEC will comprise nine members--four from each side and one will be chosen with both parties' approval.

For power-sharing in the National Assembly, the two parties agreed that the ruling CPP holds the positions of the president and 2nd vice president of the National Assembly, while the CNRP holds the position of the first vice president of the National Assembly.

In the National Assembly, there are 10 commissions; the two parties will chair 5 commissions each.

Political dispute between the CPP and the CNRP has simmered since the results of the parliamentary election in July last year showed that the CPP won 68 seats against 55 seats for the CNRP.

Speaking briefly to more than 100 reporters after the meeting, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the meeting was "successful"" and asked journalists to give a big hand.

CNRP president Sam Rainsy said, "The meeting produced a resolution, which ended the political crisis and tension."

He said the CNRP's 55 lawmakers-elect would pay a courtesy call on King Norodom Sihamoni and hold a swearing-in ceremony soon.

Speaking in a joint press conference after the meeting, CNRP's spokesman Yim Sovann said Prime Minister Hun Sen also agreed with the CNRP's request to open an opposition TV channel, which will be operated by a private company.

Deadlock broken, CNRP pols released [Hun Sen is the police, the judge and the jury!]


The longest parliamentary impasse in Cambodian history looks to have ended with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party agreeing to take their seats in parliament exchange for political concessions from the government.
On the same day seven CNRP lawmakers-elect accused of serious crimes including insurrection, were released from prison on bail.
The CNRP has held out for almost a year to try and secure concessions from thegovernment, the most significant of which is an overhaul of the highly criticized National Election Committee.
Have they got what they wanted?

Deadlock end lifts business spirits

An employee works at the front desk of the Cambodia Securities Exchange
An employee works at the front desk of the Cambodia Securities Exchange last month. The business sector is looking to a more stable economy with the political deadlock coming to an end. Hong Menea
Cambodia's business community welcomed the news yesterday that the county’s longest-ever parliamentary deadlock had come to an end – a resolution investors say will help ease fears of political instability.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday struck a deal that will see the CNRP take its seats in the National Assembly as early as next week, after its lawmakers-elect are officially sworn in.
“With the big news this afternoon, Cambodia will win back all listed stability and of course will attract more investors who currently are waiting,” In Channy, CEO of Cambodia’s largest financial firm, Acleda Bank, said after hearing yesterday’s announcement.
The CPP was declared the winner in last July’s national elections, claiming 68 seats to the opposition’s 55. The CNRP immediately rejected the results – alleging widespread election irregularities – before boycotting the opening of the National Assembly in September.
Channy said the political uncertainty that ensued dampened interest in Cambodia as an investment destination.
“Before any investment decision or expansion of investment, investors always rely on three aspects of stability: political, economic and social. Before the general election in 2013, Cambodia used to have all three of these stabilities. But after the election in 2013, Cambodia nearly lost its political stability entirely,” he said.
Since the onset of the deadlock, Acleda’s deposits have grown markedly, up 40 per cent, while loans have seen slower growth of about 23 per cent, indicating that business was less inclined to spend.
“The political conflict of the past 12 months has discouraged investors from aggressivelyinvesting, choosing instead to place their savings and deposits with the bank,” Channy said.
Chris Hobden, surveyor for global commercial real estate firm CBRE, echoed that sentiment yesterday.
“Whilst regionally Cambodia remains comparatively politically stable, the ongoing deadlock between the CPP and the CNRP has evidently been detrimental to foreign investment,” he said, adding that it was too early to predict how significant an impact yesterday’s break-
through would have on foreign direct investment.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The joint statement of the agreement between the CPP and the CNRP 22/7/14 សេចក្តីថ្លែងការរួមនៃកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងរបស់បក្សប្រជាជននិងបក្សសង្រ្គោះជាតិ


CNRP Agrees to Take National Assembly Seats គណបក្សទាំងពីរ ឯកភាពប្រើរូបមន្តគជប៤ទល់៤ និងកុងសង់ស៊ីស១​








Post by យើងស្រឡាញ់ យុត្តិធម៌.
BY  AND  | JULY 22, 2014
The opposition CNRP has agreed to take its 55 seats in the National Assembly in exchange for an overhaul of the electoral commission that it accuses of rigging last year’s national election in favor of the ruling CPP, according a joint statement issued by the parties after talks on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy finalized the deal during negotiations that lasted from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, left center, shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen after the parties finalized an agreement Tuesday to end the country's nearly yearlong political deadlock. (Alex Willemyns/The Cambodia Daily)
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, left center, shakes hands with Prime Minister Hun Sen after the parties finalized an agreement Tuesday to end the country’s nearly yearlong political deadlock. (Alex Willemyns/The Cambodia Daily)
“The two parties agree on a political resolution by working together in the National Assembly institution in order to reach solutions for various national issues in accordance with democracy and the state of law,” the statement says.
CNRP chief whip Son Chhay confirmed that the agreement meant that the opposition party would take its seats in parliament, which it has been boycotting since September. CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said that the party would take its seats “soon,” but would not elaborate.
The statement issued by the parties after the meeting says that the new National Election Committee will have nine members: four selected by the CPP, four by the CNRP and a ninth member elected by members of the National Assembly. The statement does not say how the ninth member will be elected.
The agreement says that the National Assembly will still presided over by the ruling CPP, and that the ruling party will maintain 7 seats on the assembly’s 13-member permanent committee.
Seven CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist remained in prison when the deal was struck, facing charges of leading an insurrection and incitement to commit a felony over their alleged role in a violent protest near Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on June 15.
Sam Sokong, a lawyer on the CNRP’s defense team, said from Prey Sar prison that the opposition officials will be released Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha came to greet the newly-released 7 parliamentarians and one activist after the opposition and the ruling CPP reached a political settlement តំណាងរាស្រ្តទាំង7រូបនិងសកម្មជន1រូបបានមកដល់ទីស្នាក់ការគណបក្សសង្រ្គោះជាតិចាក់អង្រែលើហើយ!!!!!!!






Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy to have an audience with the king on 24th July after they reached to agreement to end the one-year old political deadlock មេដឹកនាំ​បក្ស​ទាំង​ពីរ​នឹង​ចូល​គាល់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ថ្ងៃ​២៤ កក្កដា

កឹម សុខា ហ៊ុន សែន ៦១០
អនុ​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា (ឆ្វេង) ចាប់​ដៃ​ជាមួយ​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នា​វិមាន​ព្រឹទ្ធ​សភា ក្រោយ​ជំនួប​ចរចា​កំពូល​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ កក្កដា ២០១៤។
RFA/Tin Zakariya
មន្ត្រី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក អេង ឆៃអ៊ាង អះអាង​នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ កក្កដា ថា ថ្នាក់​ដឹកនាំ​កំពូល​នៃ​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ នឹង​ចូល​គាល់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៤ កក្កដា ខាង​មុខ​នេះ ដើម្បី​គាល់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​អំពី​លទ្ធផល​នៃ​ការ​ចរចា​រវាង​បក្ស​ទាំង​ពីរ ដែល​ធ្វើ​ឡើង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ កក្កដា នេះ។
ទាក់ទង​ទៅ​នឹង​តំណែង​អនុប្រធាន​សភា​ទី​១ លោក អេង ឆៃអ៊ាង បង្ហើប​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា លោក កឹម សុខា នឹង​ត្រូវ​ទទួល​តំណែង​នេះ៕

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

The seven opposition parliamentarians and one activist who were detained on trumped-up charges of "insurrection" were freed at 4.30pm today ដំណាងរាស្រ្ត៧រូបនិងសកម្មជនបក្សប្រឆាំង១រូបត្រូវដោះលែង











ក្នុងនាមខ្ញុំជាពលរដ្នខ្មែរ១រូប សូមចូលរួមអបអរសាទចំពោះតំណាងរាស្រ្តនិងយុវជនស្នេហាជាតិទាំងអស់ផង ក្នុងការមានសេរីភាពវិញ ២២.កក្ដដា.២០១៤ វេលាមោ៉ង៤:៣០នាទី!!!!!!!


CNRP Lawmakers-Elect Released From Prison

BY  | the cambodia daily, JULY 22, 2014
Seven CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist who were imprisoned last week for their alleged roles in a violent protest on June 15 were released on bail from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison at 4:45 p.m.
The release came hours after Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy reached an agreement that will see the CNRP end their nearly yearlong boycott of the National Assembly.
“The court warrant has arrived and they have been released now. They are walking out of the prison right now,” said Sam Sokong, a lawyer on the CNRP’s defense team.
Lawmakers-elect Mu Sochua, Keo Phirum, Men Sothavrin, Ho Vann, Real Camerin, Nuth Rumduol and Long Ry, as well as Ms. Sochua’s assistant Oeur Narith, were sent to prison last week after a violent brawl broke out last week with opposition protesters brutally beating a number of Daun Penh district security guards.
The eight were charged with leading an insurrection and incitement to commit a felony, both under aggravated circumstances. The charges carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Ms. Sochua, who was held in Prey Sar’s Correctional Center 2, exited the prison separately from the seven men in the group, who were held in the prison’s Correctional Center 1.
Outside the prison, about 1,000 CNRP supporters had gathered in expectation of the release, despite torrential rains throughout the afternoon.

The CPP and the CNRP held a press conference after they reached the agreements បក្សប្រជាជននិងបក្សសង្រ្គោះជាតិធ្វើសន្និសិទសារព័ត៌មានក្រោយកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង