Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Sam Rainsy arrives back from an overseas trip and went straight to Freedom Park 30/4/14 លោកសាមរង្ស៊ីត្រឡប់ពីទស្សនកិច្ចនៅបរទេសហើយធ្វើដំណើរទៅទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យភ្លាមៗ
Anonymous Cambodia Takes Local News Website Offline [Soy Sopheap's Deum Ampil website has been hacked and wiped clean by Anonymous!]
BY SANY SINARY | APRIL 29, 2014
The Cambodian arm of the global hacking group Anonymous claimed late Sunday to have wiped clean the Deum Ampil (DAP) news website and its online archive, warning other news outlets that they will be targeted too if they publish “false information.”
The attack, which lasted about 12 hours, caused the usually busy page of the government-aligned site to go blank, replaced with a message that read: “Sorry, we are updating, we will be back soon.”
“We will never end, we will continue looking for justice for Cambodians,” Anonymous Cambodia said in a post on its Facebook page.
“The size of our hacking is getting bigger and bigger; the more you speak, the more we do,” the group wrote. “Recently, the [DAP] website did not back up and lost their important data. Please to other media centers: Do not publish false information as this website did, otherwise you are going to get the same result over the coming days.”
DAP director Soy Sopheap said the forced shutdown was highly destructive.
“The damage was quite large; it almost closed our website down,” he said, adding that further security measures are now being considered.
“I will try my best to protect it, because Anonymous warned that they would get us back and it concerns me a lot, as I have 200 staff working with me on that website,” Mr. Sopheap said. “It is not only me, but also my staff—they are at risk if we lose the website.”
Construction on Cambodia’s $2.3 billion oil refinery has been set back again, this time due to planning delays, the project’s local partner, Cambodia Petrochemical Company (CPC), confirmed yesterday.
The landmark oil refinery was slated to begin construction in December 2013 following a $1.67 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank), but Hann Khieng, CPC co-owner, said yesterday that more detailed planning was required before the project could begin.
“I believe we will be able to start groundbreaking soon, maybe in mid-November this year since the weather in the next few months will make it difficult for construction to start,” he said.
The plant, which will be built on 80 hectares between Preah Sihanouk and Kampot, is now expected to be finished in late 2016.
Khieng said the company will import crude oil from the Middle East, which will then be processed at the plant. He expects the plant to produce five million tonnes of oil per year for both domestic and off-shore markets.
Cambodia imports more than a million tonnes of oil a year from abroad to supply local demand.
Kim Natacha, executive director of Cambodia for Resource Revenue Transparency said the plant would help prepare Cambodia for its future plans for offshore oil extraction but warned that its environmental impact would need to be fully understood.
A new auto-mechanics training school at the National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPI) that aims to train select Cambodian youth and support a shortage in the labour market officially commenced construction yesterday.
In partnership with the Ministry of Labour, joint sponsors the Korean International Cooperation Agency and Hyundai Motor announced the $670,000 public-private intiative during a groundbreaking ceremony at the government’s training institution in Por Sen Chey district .
Pich Sophoan, secretary of state at the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, said the new training centre will help to increase the job supply to meet industry demand in Cambodia.
“Cambodia needs to match its worker training programs with its real labour market needs. And thus setting up this centre, which will work closely with the private sector, is a good move,” Sophoan said at yesterday’s ceremony.
Hyundai will enlist teachers from South Korea to help support the centre, which is expected to be completed by October, the car-maker said.
Bun Phearin, president of NPI, said the project will give more opportunities, especially to those who have not finished high school, a chance to study in vocational training.
“After graduating from this training center, they are going to be professional workers for car garages, car assembly factories or professional self employment,” he said.
Sam Rainsy: The opposition CNRP is ready to talk with the ruling CPP លោក សម រង្ស៊ី បញ្ជាក់ជាថ្មីថា គណបក្ស ប្រកាន់ជំហរចរចាជាមួយគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា
ដោយ៖ ណាត សុភាព និង ស៊ុន ណារិន | ថ្ងៃពុធ ទី30 ខែមេសា ឆ្នាំ2014, VOD
Sam Rainsy calls for a national accord to resolve national issues លោក សម រង្ស៊ី ថាបក្សនយោបាយគួររួបរួមគ្នាដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាជាតិ
មេដឹកនាំគណបក្សប្រឆាំងលោក សម រង្ស៉ី ប្រកាសថា គណបក្សនយោបាយទាំងអស់ត្រូវរួមសហការគ្នាដោះស្រាយបញ្ហារបស់ជាតិទាំងមូល។ ការប្រកាសបែបនេះ ធ្វើឡើងនៅព្រឹកថ្ងៃទី៣០ ខែមេសា ក្នុងដំណើរវិលត្រឡប់ពីបរទេសវិញ នាអាកាសយានដ្ឋានអន្តរជាតិភ្នំពេញ ក្នុងពេលដែលលោកឆ្លើយសំណួររបស់អ្នកកាសែតជុំវិញលទ្ធផលនៃបេសកកម្មនៅតំបន់អឺរ៉ុប។
ប្រធានគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ លើកឡើងថា កម្ពុជាកំពុងជួបបញ្ហាធ្ងន់ធ្ងរដែលគ្រប់ភាគីត្រូវតែរួមគ្នាដោះស្រាយ។ បញ្ហាទាំងនេះ រួមមានបញ្ហាទំនាស់ធ្លី បញ្ហាព្រៃឈើ បញ្ហាជីវភាពរស់នៅរបស់រាស្ត្រក្រីក្រ បញ្ហាយុវជនអត់មានការងារធ្វើ និងបញ្ហាចំណាកស្រុករាប់ម៉ឺនរាប់សែននាក់ក្នុង១ឆ្នាំៗជាដើម។
លោក សម រង្ស៉ី មានប្រសាសន៍ថា ប្រទេសនៅក្នុងតំបន់អឺរ៉ុប ចង់ឲ្យអ្នកនយោបាយខ្មែរដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាដោយសន្តិវិធី ហើយជំហររបស់គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ គឺចង់ឲ្យមានការជជែកគ្នាជាមួយគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា ដើម្បីស្វែងរកដំណោះស្រាយសមស្រប។
បន្ទាប់ពីឆ្លើយសំណួររបស់អ្នកកាសែតនៅទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យរួច លោក សម រង្ស៉ី បានធ្វើដំណើរទៅកាន់ទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ ដើម្បីគាំទ្រអ្នកស្រី មូរ សុខហួរ និងសមាជិកគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ ក្នុងយុទ្ធនាការរំដោះទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ ចេញពីការគ្រប់គ្រងរបស់ក្រុមសមត្ថកិច្ចរដ្ឋាភិបាល។
លោកក៏បានថ្លែងទាមទារឲ្យបើកទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យមកវិញ បន្ទាប់ពីទីលានសម្រាប់បញ្ចេញមតិមួយនេះត្រូវបានអាជ្ញាធររាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលបិទតាំងពីដើមខែមករា មកនោះ។ លោកបញ្ជាក់ថា តាមរដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញ ពលរដ្ឋគ្រប់រូបមានសិទ្ធិសេរីភាពពេញលេញក្នុងការសម្ដែងមតិ ហើយលោកនឹងទៅជួបពលរដ្ឋនៅទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃ។
គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ បានជូនដំណឹងពីការជួបជុំឃោសនាបោះឆ្នោតនៅថ្ងៃទី២ ខែឧសភា ប៉ុន្តែការជួបជុំនេះ មិនត្រូវបានអាជ្ញាធរអនុញ្ញាតឡើយ។ សាលារាជធានីភ្នំពេញ ថែមទាំងហាមឃាត់មិនឲ្យកម្មករ និងសហជីពរៀបចំពិធីជួបជុំក្នុងទិវាពលកម្មអន្តរជាតិ នៅថ្ងៃទី១ ខែឧសភា នោះទេ ព្រោះសំអាងថា រង់ចាំការស៊ើបអង្កេតពីភាពពីហេតុការណ៍បង្កហិង្សានៅផ្លូវវ៉េងស្រេង រួចរាល់សិន។
យ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ សំណុំរឿងអំពើហិង្សានៅផ្លូវវ៉េងស្រេងនោះ ត្រូវបានបញ្ជូនទៅកាន់តុលាការរួចរាល់ហើយ។ ក្នុងនោះមនុស្ស ១៣នាក់ ត្រូវបានតុលាការចោទប្រកាន់ពីបទបំផ្លិចបំផ្លាញទ្រព្យសម្បត្តិសាធារណៈ និងបង្កអសន្តិសុខសង្គម ហើយជនជាប់ចោទទាំងនោះ នឹងឡើងសវនាការនៅថ្ងៃទី៦ ខែឧសភា ខាងមុខ។
April 30, 2014 - 6:29PM Read later Beau Donelly
Updated Mon 28 Apr 2014, Watch the video here.
Nineteen-year-old Tha Seng Hak cannot get the images of her mother's gruesome death out of her head.
"When I close my eyes, I see all these images of what happened to her," she said, standing beside a sugar cane field in Kampong Speu, a two-hour drive west of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
"Her arm and leg were detached."
Just six weeks ago, Ms Hak was working with her mother in the sugar can fields, which are owned by Phnom Penh Sugar.
The company is owned by ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat, who, with the help of a loan from ANZ Bank, has transformed this area into the largest sugar operation in Cambodia.
But the development has come at a cost to the local people, and none have paid a heavier price than Ms Hak's family.
After being forced to leave the land they occupied to make way for the company's sugar plantation, Ms Hak says her mother, Hol Mom, was left with no option but to accept a job working in the fields for Phnom Penh Sugar.
Six weeks ago, with her daughter just metres away, Ms Mom was run over and killed by a sugar harvester while she slept in the fields during a work stoppage.
"When they reversed a little bit the driver thought something was stuck in the machine, and when one of them tried to look inside the machine he saw arms and legs stuck inside it," she said.
She says she then told her supervisor to conduct a head count and went looking for her mother.
"I ran back and saw my mother's scarf and then I fell down. I saw that my mother's arm and leg was inside the machine," she said.
"My mother was a big woman when these things happened to her, her whole body was in small plastic bags, not even 20 kilograms."
Kong Sothanarith, Suy Heimkhemra, VOA Khmer.
29 April 2014
Protesters raise clenched fists with banners printed with detained activist Vorn Pao in front of the Appeals Court during a rally in Phnom Penh, file photo.
A senior UN rights officialurged Cambodia to conduct a proper investigation into violence that has taken place since the July 2013 elections, as well as to speed up land titles for indigenous groups.
Flavia Pansieri, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, is on a five-day visit to Cambodia, looking into post-election violence that has killed at least seven people and left 23 activists facing charges of incitement.
Pansieri met with Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, saying afterward that a “proper review of events” should take place “whenever there are confrontations.”
"Cambodia should pursue any violation through the rule of law and its commitments to international human rights standards," she said.
Pansieri also spoke at a land-titling workshop, where she urged Cambodia to protect land rights for the indigenous.
"At least 15 languages are spoken in Cambodia today, highlighting the myriad cultures the country must protect," she said.
“Land concessions are receiving more priority over communal land titles,” she said, estimating that 22 percent of the country’s land surface was taken up by concessions.
Tek Vannara, executive director of the NGO Forum, said Cambodia’s strategies to protect the indigenous should be speeded up. “That means they’ll have rights and power to control their lands and protect their natural resources.”
Please see below and attached both in Khmer and English an open letter from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights ("CCHR") expressing its serious concerns regarding certain provisions of the draft Cybercrime Law, a copy of which CCHR obtained after it was leaked to the public in early April 2014, and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (the “RGC”) refusal to publicly release an official copy.
This open letter was sent to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, and copied to Samdech Akeak Moha Sena Padey Decho Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia; H.E. Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Ministry of Interior; and H.E. Ang Vong Vathana, Minister of Justice, on 28 April 2014.
If you should require any further information or wish to discuss this topic, please contact CCHR at this e-mail address or CCHR Freedom of Expression Project Coordinator Ramana Sorn via telephone at +855 (0) 17 655 591 or e-mail at email@example.com
H.E Prak Sokhon
Minister of Post and Telecommunications
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
28 April 2014
Open Letter from CCHR concerning Draft Cybercrime Law
Dear H.E Prak Sokhon,
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) is writing to express its serious concerns regarding certain provisions of the draft Cybercrime Law, a copy of which CCHR obtained after it was leaked to the public in early April 2014, and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (the “RGC”) refusal to publicly release an official copy.
CCHR Press Release - CCHR condemns the reiteration of the ban on assemblies in Phnom Penh and urge security forces to refrain from using excessive violence against protesters
CCHR PRESS RELEASE – Phnom Penh,
CCHR condemns the reiteration of the ban on assemblies in Phnom Penh and urge security forces to refrain from using excessive violence against protesters
Today, ahead of the celebration of International Labor Day and the start of the council election campaign period, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) strongly condemns the reiteration of the ban on assemblies in Phnom Penh and urges security forces to refrain from using excessive violence against protesters.
On 29 April 2014, an announcement by Phnom Penh Governor Par Socheat Vong, was published on the website of Phnom Penh Municipality, banning all public assemblies starting 1 May 2014. Following the announcement, letters were sent on to union associations and the Cambodian National Rescue Party, stating they could not hold public assemblies on Labor Day and between , the council elections campaign period.
The right to freedom of assembly has been on hold in the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”) since 4 January 2014. The ban is unlawful, seriously disproportionate and excessively broad and is in clear violation of international and domestic provisions protecting the right to freedom of assembly, including the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR calls on the international community to strongly urge the Royal Government of Cambodia (the “RGC”) to immediately restore the right to freedom of assembly and to ensure free and fair elections by allowing all parties to campaign fairly.
In addition, the Municipal Hall’s public announcement mentions that 500 police and military police personnel have been deployed in each district of Phnom Penh to implement the ban during the campaign period. Considering the repeated use of excessive force by Cambodian security forces, which have already led to the death of at least four people since the beginning of 2014, CCHR urges security forces to exercise restraint and avoid violence.
CCHR Executive Director Chak Sopheap comments:
“Instead of respecting the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, the RGC's decision to refuse civil society groups and the opposition to hold demonstrations in Freedom Park on Labor Day and ahead of the upcoming elections is a grave violation of these rights. In the context of a deteriorating human rights situation, the Phnom Penh Municipality's decision to reiterate the ban on all assemblies and demonstrations in Phnom Penh during the election campaign is a thinly veiled attempt at silencing the opposition. All such bans must be lifted immediately; doing anything less will severely harm the development of democracy in Cambodia.”
For more information, please contact CCHR Executive Director Chak Sopheap via telephone at +855 (0) 1194 3213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or CCHR Consultant Elise Tillet via telephone at +855 (0) 77 70 97 23 or e-mail email@example.com
Please also find the Press Release attached in PDF format in English, the Khmer version will follow shortly.
APRIL 30, 2014
មន្ត្រីព្រះបរមរាជវាំង ឲ្យដឹងថា ព្រះករុណា ព្រះបាទសម្ដេចព្រះបរមនាថ នរោត្តម សីហមុនី ព្រះមហាក្សត្រនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្
ច នៅសាធារណរដ្ឋបារាំង នៅល្ងាចថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែមេសា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤។ មន្ត្រីព្រះបរមរាជវាំង ឲ្យដឹងថា ព្រះករុណា ព្រះបាទសម្ដេចព្រះបរមនាថ នរោត្តម សីហមុនី ព្រះមហាក្សត្រនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្ រកម្ពុជា យាងទៅបំពេញព្រះរាជទស្សនកិច្ ចនៅសាធារណរដ្ឋបារាំង នៅល្ងាចថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែមេសា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤។ លោក អ៊ុំ ដារ៉ាវុធ នាយកព្រះរាជខុទ្ទកាល័យព្រះ មហាក្សត្រ និងជាទីប្រឹក្សាព្រះរាជលេខា ធិការដ្ឋានរបស់សម្ដេចព្រះមហា ក្សត្រី មុនីនាថ សីហនុ។ លោកបានឲ្យដឹងនៅថ្ងៃអង្គារ ថា ទស្សនកិច្ចរបស់ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ទៅកាន់ប្រទេសបារាំង ពេលនេះ មានរយៈពេលជាង ១០ថ្ងៃ ហើយជាព្រះរាជទស្សនកិច្ចធ្វើ ឡើងពាក់កណ្ដាលឯកជន និងពាក់កណ្ដាលផ្លូវរដ្ឋ។ លោកបន្តថា អមដំណើរព្រះមហាក្សត្រទៅកាន់ ប្រទេសបារាំង ពេលនេះ មានមន្ត្រីជាន់ខ្ពស់ព្រះ បរមរាជវាំងជាច្រើនរូបទៀត៖ «លោកយាងទៅហ្នឹងពាក់កណ្ដាល ឯកជន និងពាក់កណ្ដាលផ្លូវការ ពីព្រោះលោកយាងទៅហ្នឹងក្នុ ងព្រះរាជតួនាទីលោកជាសមាជិក មួយរួបនៃអ្នកនិពន្ធ ឬសិល្បករល្បីៗ របស់ប្រទេសបារាំង ដែលបានថ្វាយឲ្យលោក ៣ឆ្នាំមុន។ ក្នុងនោះមានអ្នកនិពន្ធ អ្នកសិល្បករល្បីៗ ខាងសរសេរអក្សរសាស្ត្របារាំង ជាដើមហ្នឹង ដែលគេសុំតែងតាំងលោក ៣ ឬ ៤ឆ្នាំមុន ឲ្យចូលជាសមាជិកពេញសិទ្ធិ។ ព្រោះគេបានបើកកម្មវិធីនៅ ប្រទេសបារាំង ហើយលោកត្រូវតែយាងទៅពេលនេះ »។ លោក អ៊ុំ ដារ៉ាវុធ ឲ្យដឹងថា ព្រះមហាក្សត្រអាចនឹងយាងនិ វត្តន៍ពីប្រទេសបារាំង មកកាន់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជាវិញ នៅថ្ងៃទី១២ ខែឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤៕
លមតិនៅក្នុងអត្ថបទនេះ៖ ដើម្បីរក្សាសេចក្ដីថ្លៃថ្នូរ យើងខ្ញុំនឹងផ្សាយតែមតិណា ដែលមិនជេរប្រមាថដល់អ្នក ដទៃប៉ុណ្ណោះ។
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
BY PRAK CHAN THUL
PHNOM PENH, April 29 Tue Apr 29, 2014
(Reuters) - It took just one word to fire up the mob that beat Tran Van Chien to death after a minor road accident in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.
The 30-year-old carpenter was standing among onlookers on Feb. 16 when someone shouted "yuon," a term widely seen as derogatory to the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Vietnamese who call Cambodia home. Seconds later, the crowd turned on Tran Van Chien.
"There were so many people I couldn't help," recalled his sister, Tran Yaing Chang, shuffling through photos of his funeral. "He was killed instantly."
Cambodians have long borne a grudge against the Vietnamese.
For centuries Cambodia was caught between more powerful Thai and Vietnamese kingdoms and for generations, many Cambodians have believed Vietnam wants to take over their land.
At various times, Cambodian politicians have found it useful to play up that fear.
In late 1978, Vietnamese forces invaded to overthrow the Khmer Rouge who vilified Vietnam and launched cross-border raids. Vietnam occupied Cambodia for the next 11 years.
Recently, the resurgent opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has stoked anti-Vietnamese sentiment, seeking to capitalise on long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen's association with Vietnam.
Hun Sen first came to power in a government installed by the invading Vietnamese and his enemies have long played that up in a bid to undermine his legitimacy.
The opposition tried to exploit the distrust of Vietnam in an election last year some observers called racist, with party leader Sam Rainsy routinely using the term "yuon", an old word for Vietnamese that many find offensive, to refer to Vietnamese.
PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) – Three gangsters were arrested after they committed violence against three journalists during their coverage of a suicide case in Psar Thmey II commune of Daun Penh district.
The journalists from Bayon, Hang Meas and Apsara television stations and online website CEN (Cambodia Express News) rode their motorcycles home after reporting suicide case, but they were blocked and beaten by the gangsters.
One of the journalists from Bayon television station suffered injuries in his hand, back and head after he was attacked by the gangsters.
CEN reporter said that he and the other two reporters were not injured in the attack after they phoned the local police for intervention.
Police said that the three people attacking the reporters were identified as 21-year-old Tang Sinvay, 19-year-old Sreng Rattanak and 19-year-old Duong Sarith.
Opposition lawmaker-elect Lim Kim-Ya filed charges with Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning against a government official he claims led an attack on a peaceful crowd at Freedom Park last Monday.
Ket Khy, a Cambodia National Rescue Party lawyer, told the Post that Kim-Ya was seeking financial compensation for the attack, which he claims was ordered by Daun Penh District Deputy Governor Sok Penh Vuth. Kim-Ya was struck around the face during the violence.
“I filed the complaint for [Kim-Ya], who accuses Sok Penh Vuth and his accomplices, the blue uniformed men, of using violence on him,” he said, referring to Daun Penh district security guards. “He also demands $10,000 in compensation.”
If the court proceeds with the case, the requested charges of intentional violence under aggravating circumstances could carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Four other alleged victims also met with Khy yesterday and are preparing to file their own complaints in the next couple of days, he said.
Penh Vuth could not be reached for comment.
Kim-Ya was at the scene in support of fellow CNRP member Mu Sochua, who has been on a campaign to enter the park, which remains off limits to protesters, since the beginning of the month.
Sochua, who had vowed to file her own charges, said yesterday that she is “waiting for authorisation from senior members” of the CNRP.
After first discussing the situation with Khy, Sochua met with European Union Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain.
“I showed him footage of [last week’s] beatings . . . I told him it was systematic and planned ahead of time,” she said. “He was very receptive.”