Monday, 30 June 2014
Hun Sen's "third hand" block opposition activists and MP-elect from visiting border posts on Cambodia-Vietnam border បាតដៃទី៣របស់ហ៊ុនសែនរារាំងមិនឲ្យបក្សប្រឆាំងទៅមើលព្រំដែនជាមួយបហរទេសយួន
About 100 plainclothes men, some wielding sticks, tried to block a group of opposition activists and
youth supporters in Svay Rieng province yesterday from reaching a disputed section of the Cambodia-Vietnam border.
Clashes broke out at about 10am between the group of Cambodia National Rescue Party activists, led by Svay Rieng lawmaker-elect Real Camerin, and the crowd armed with sticks, who were identified as supporters of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
“We are not allowing [them] to go: We are living in happiness,” one of the men blocking the CNRP said, offering no further explanation.
The alleged CPP supporters also attempted to block the CNRP’s route with
large pieces of wood.
But after a few minutes, the violence subsided, with no serious injuries, and the CNRP activists moved the ad hoc barricade and made their way to the border in Romduol district.
Camerin said he wanted to investigate allegations that Cambodian farmers had been blocked by Vietnamese soldiers from using the land that they had farmed for years.
“I would like to condemn [Prime Minister] Hun Sen’s government for using force to block [CNRP supporters] from visiting the border post,” Camerin said.
“People have lost their land: This is the real evidence. I would like Hun Sen to consider this,” he added.
While he was inspecting the border earlier this month, Camerin was told by a Vietnamese soldier that the area was off-limits.
“At the [undemarcated] ‘white area’, the yuon can use and do anything,” Camerin said in a
video of the encounter, using a word for Vietnamese often considered offensive. “As a lawmaker-elect, I must know where Khmer land is, and I must have rights to stand on Khmer land.”
In the video, a soldier tells Camerin that it is unclear which country owns the land.
“Wait for both governments to resolve this,” the soldier says.
number of the farmers at the centre of the dispute joined Camerin at the border.
One of them, Nhean Lorn, said he represented 12 families in Romduol district’s Thna Thnong commune who claim to have lost more than 30 hectares of land to Vietnam.
“The Vietnamese authorities prohibit me from farming on my own land,” he said.
“I lost 3 hectares of land. They told us that they will leave this area as a white area, but they planted posts on our land,” he added.
Another farmer, Rath Nean, said that his livelihood had been destroyed by the land dispute. “My family has lost about 100 palm trees on 2 hectares of land. We used to make palm juice,” he said.
A ceremony marking the founding of the Kampuchean People’s
Revolutionary Party in 1951 – a forerunner of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party – was used on Saturday to lambaste the opposition for not joining the National Assembly following disputed elections last July.
“Taking actions contrary to the will of voters, [the] CNRP has denied the electoral results,” Heng Samrin, honorary president of the CPP, told about 10,000 gathered supporters at the party’s headquarters.
“[The CNRP has] defamed the legitimacy of the National Assembly … while inciting anarchic street demonstrations aimed at changing the Cambodian situation according to their will and contrary to the constitution,” he added.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and a coterie of senior CPP officials flanked by foreign diplomats also attended the ceremony.
Chea Sim, CPP president, was absent from the proceedings due to ill health, senior CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said. “[Sim’s] health is not good; therefore he cannot attend the
celebration. He is fine, but sometimes he gets dizzy.”
Samrin went on to denounce the CNRP’s post-election tactics, saying that the
intentionwas to provoke unrest, with the ultimate goal being the destabilisation of the economy and pushing the ruling party into crisis.
“Their actions created real difficulties.… However, those disruptions could not prevent the march forward of the country,” he said, adding that the “door remains open” for negotiations.
Talks have progressed little since a phone call between Hun Sen and CNRP president Sam Rainsy on April 9.
CNRP chief negotiator Son Chhay yesterday said the speech showed the CPP was “very desperate”.
“They say the economy is OK, that everything is normal. But the fact is that everybody knows that this is not the
case. Cambodia has really no new investment.… [The people] said, ‘If you’re going to keep the corrupt system, you will face a serious crisis in the near future’.”
Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) and visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishina preside over the opening ceremony of Japanese-invested AEON Mall on Monday, June 30, 2014.
PHNOM PENH, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, on Sunday evening for a three-day official visit and will sign to provide more than 143 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia.
Kishida was greeted by Cambodian Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Long Visalo at the Phnom Penh International Airport upon his arrival.
According to a news statement from the Cambodian Foreign Ministry, Kishida will hold bilateral talks with his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong and the two ministers will sign grant aid and loan agreements under the presence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The aid includes a grant of 8.3 million U.S. dollars for education sector and a soft loan of 135 million U.S. dollars for electricity grid development, road improvement project and irrigation and drainage rehabilitation scheme, the statement said.
Besides, Kishida and Hun Sen will officiate at the inauguration ceremony of a Japanese-invested AEON Mall in Phnom Penh. The mall is currently Cambodia's largest modern market, which is reportedly built at a cost of 205 million U.S. dollars.
CPP local authority hired drunken thugs to block opposition activists from visiting border post at Cambodia-Vietnam border
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong (R) speaks at a joint conference with his visiting Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.
PHNOM PENH, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met with his visiting Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Monday morning, discussing ways to deepen bilateral ties and exchanging views on regional issues.
"We agreed on many issues to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation," Hor Namhong said at a joint press conference after the meeting, showing gratitude to Japan for providing grant and loan to Cambodia.
He said he will sign with Kishida on Monday afternoon to receive 143 million U.S. dollars in grant and loan that Japan provides to Cambodia for socio-economic development.
Kishida said it was his first visit to Cambodia with an aim to deepen bilateral ties in all fields, particularly politics, economics, trade, investment and tourism.
"Japan is looking forward to further promoting friendly relations with Cambodia," he said.
The two ministers also touched on regional issues such as the issue of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"For regional issues, Cambodia supports the settlement of issues in the region peacefully, based on international law and non-use of force," Hor Namhong said.
"For the issue of DPRK, we express our concern as the DPRK still continues launching missiles in violation of decisions by the United Nations Security Council," he added.
Cambodian Aeon mall staffers stand to welcome guests during the store's grand opening on Monday in Phnom Penh. (AP photo)
Monday that an investment of AEON Mall in Cambodia is very important to reflect the potential of Cambodian economics as livelihoods of Cambodian people have remarkably improved.
Speaking at an official opening
ceremony of US$205 million mall, the largest shopping mall in Cambodia, he said he has spent more time to meet with Japanese investors than other foreign investors to explain and convince the Japanese investors.
"After the launch of this mall [AEON Mall] and appeal by Japanese government, more Japanese companies will come to Cambodia," he told the ceremony, adding that Cambodia itself will also facilitate the investment climate in order to attract foreign investors.
A Borei Keila land activists had her throat cut in an unsuccessful robbery attempt ស្ត្រីអតីតអ្នកបុរីកីឡាម្នាក់ត្រូវគេប្លន់អារក
RFA - ស្ត្រីអតីតអ្នកភូមិបុរីកីឡា ដែលត្រូវអាជ្ញាធរជម្លៀសឲ្យទៅនៅភ្នំបាត ម្នាក់ ឈ្មោះ ប៉ែន សារុន អាយុ ៤២ឆ្នាំ ត្រូវបានជនមិនស្គាល់មុខចាប់អារកដើម្បីប្លន់យកខ្សែកក្នុងបន្ទប់ជួល កាលពីយប់ថ្ងៃទី២៩ មិថុនា នៅបុរីកីឡា រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ។
ក្រុមគ្រួសារជនរងគ្រោះ និងមន្ត្រីប៉ូលិសប៉ុស្តិ៍បុរីកីឡា ឲ្យដឹងនៅថ្ងៃទី៣០ មិថុនា ថា អំពើប្លន់មិនបានសម្រេចនេះ កើតឡើងនៅម៉ោងប្រហែល ២រំលងអធ្រាត្រថ្ងៃទី២៩ មិថុនា ពេលជនរងគ្រោះត្រឡប់មកពីធ្វើការនៅហាង ស៊ូគីស៊ុប នៅក្បែរនោះ ត្រូវបានជនល្មើសបានតាមពីក្រោយចូលដល់ក្នុងបន្ទប់ ហើយដកកាំបិតភ្ជង់ទារខ្សែកពីជនរងគ្រោះ។ នៅពេលជនរងគ្រោះប្រកែក ជនល្មើសក៏ចាប់អាករ និងចាក់ជាច្រើនកាំបិតទៀតលើដងខ្លួននិងមុខជនរងគ្រោះ។ ជនរងគ្រោះត្រូវបានបញ្ជូនទៅសង្គ្រោះបន្ទាន់នៅមន្ទីរពេទ្យមិត្តភាពកម្ពុជា-សូវៀត ហៅមន្ទីរពេទ្យ រុស្ស៊ី។
មន្ត្រីប៉ូលិសប៉ុស្តិ៍ដែលមិនបញ្ចេញឈ្មោះឲ្យដឹងថា ប៉ូលិសកំពុងស៊ើបអង្កេតចាប់ជនល្មើសដោយអះអាងថា ជនល្មើសជាអ្នកធ្លាប់ស្គាល់ជនរងគ្រោះ ថែមទាំងធ្លាប់ចេញចូលផ្ទះជនរងគ្រោះទៀតផង៕
CSO - Press Statement Demanding the Constitutional Council to Declare the Three Newly Passed Laws on the Judiciary Unconstitutional
CSO PRESS STATEMENT
DEMANDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL TO DECLARE THE THREE NEWLY PASSED LAWS ON THE JUDICIARY UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Phnom Penh, 26 June 2014 – Cambodian Civil Society Organizations strongly urge the Cambodian Constitutional Council to declare the three newly passed laws on the Cambodian judiciary unconstitutional.
The Law on Organization and Functioning of the Courts, the Statute of Judges and Prosecutors, and the Law on the Organization and Functioning of the Supreme Council of Magistracy, are the specific foundation in ensuring the implementation of the principle of rule of law, and to guarantee the fundamental rights enshrined in the national constitution. However, the laws contain defects that both render them ineffective in providing such guarantees, and which render them unconstitutional.
The unconstitutional provisions of each are as follows:
1- The Supreme Council of Magistracy: Article 4, 8, 13, 15, 18, 23,
2- The Statute of Judges and Prosecutors: Article 7, 33, 50, 53, 75 and 96
3- The Law on Organization and Functioning of the Courts: 10, 11, 24, 28, 75, 77 and 79
The critical unconstitutional defects are described below:
· Combining the powers of legislative body and those of executive body [the Ministry of Justice] in the structure, functioning and financing of the Supreme Council of Magistracy, which is supposed to ensure the independence of the courts;
· Allowing automatic appointment of the members of discipline committee without being voted for by an independent body;
· Allowing the executive body [the Ministry of Justice] to influence the grade and ranking promotion of the judges and prosecutors;
· Providing the Ministry of Justice with powers to examine administration of the courts at all levels; and
· Giving powers to the Ministry of Justice to manage the funds of the courts at all levels.
These issues, among others concerns, undermine the independence of the courts and the impartiality of judges and prosecutors. As such, these three draft laws cannot guarantee the separation of power between legislative, executive and judicial branches in accordance with Article 51, Article 128 and Article 132 of the Constitution of Cambodia. These defects also undermine every citizen’s right to a trial before an independent and impartial body.
Sunday, 29 June 2014
CPP's hired thugs prevented opposition activists from visit the controversial border posts with Vietnam (only traitors would do this!) ក្រុមស៊ីឈ្នួលគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជារារាំង យុវជនគណបក្សសង្រ្គោះជាតិ មិនឲ្យចូលទៅត្រួតពិនិត្យ ព្រំដែនកម្ពុជា-យួន (មានតែជនក្បត់ជាតិទេដែលធ្វើដូច្នេះ!)
Looking out from his house, held up by three-meter stilts on a peninsula that juts into Boeng Tompun lake, Chan Sokhom can see the sand inching closer to him every day.
Within a few years, the sand will likely reach his doorstep. By then, Mr. Sokhom hopes, he and his neighbors in Boeng Tompun commune will have exchanged their property for suitable compensation
In the meantime, however, the community is dealing with the daily struggles of lives built around a disappearing lake.
“I cannot fish here anymore,” said Mr. Sokhom, who now, like many of his neighbors, depends mostly on harvesting
morning glory to support his family.
In 2009, Phnom Penh City Hall granted approval for private companies to develop Boeng Tompun lake into a high-end
residential development. Since then, construction crews have been burying the 2,600-hectare lake in sand.
Around 200 families live in the commune on an unnamed road off of Street 371 in Meanchey district that extends south into the lake. The sandy street is lined with makeshift stilt houses and unmarked shops.
Apart from the construction crews working at the northern end of the road, the commune still has the feel of a sleepy village far removed from the congested city streets just up the road.
Families gather on the shores of the lake, leisurely picking morning glory behind their homes; teens congregate around decrepit billiards tables and boats lay idle, ready for rainy season commutes.
But apart from being home to a few hundred people, Boeng Tompun has another, more crucial role to Phnom Penh. It helps treat much of Phnom Penh’s wastewater and is crucial to efforts to control flooding.
PHNOM PENH, June 28 (Xinhua) -- China has fully adhered to and implement the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence over the past 60 years, scholars in Cambodia have said.
"When we look at the overall foreign policy or diplomatic strategy of China, we see that China completely adheres to these principles very strictly, especially the principle of non- interference in the internal affairs of other countries," Dr. Joseph Matthews, the director of International Cooperation Department at the Asia Euro University in Phnom Penh, told Xinhua in an interview on Friday.
The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, or known as Panchsheel Treaty in India, was initiated in 1954 by leaders of China, India and Myanmar. The principles stand for mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.
"The treaty was signed 60 years ago, but now, it is still very much relevant and is still working very well," he said.
Joseph said the concept of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence could be seen as the foundation of bilateral relations, not only between China and India, but also between China and more than 170 other countries around the world that have relations with China.
"China's policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries has won the hearts and minds of third world and developing countries around the globe, and especially in sub- Sahara Africa and South America, where most of the poor countries are located," he said.
China-India and China-Myanmar bilateral relations for the last 60 years have continued to grow and expand in almost all economic, cultural, social and political fields, he said, adding that China and India are partners in BRICS summit and also working together in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.
China, India and Myanmar are marking the 60th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence on Saturday and Sunday in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari attended the commemorative summit on Saturday and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will host a reception for the foreign guests on Sunday.
"By inviting India and Myanmar to celebrate the 60th anniversary of signing this treaty, China signifies the importance of its neighbors and peaceful co-existence," Joseph said. "You cannot have a peaceful co-existence unless you have a real peace with your neighbors."
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Svay Rieng provincial authority deploys troops ahead of opposition officials' arrival to inspect border posts on Cambodia-Vietnam border អាជ្ញាធរខេត្តស្វាយរៀងដាក់កម្លាំងត្រៀមមុនបក្សប្រឆាំងទៅតំបន់ក្បែរព្រំដែនវៀតណាម
This is the border post number 125 near the house of Mr. Heng Samrin, the president of Cambodian parliament, in Kampong Cham province on the Cambodia-Vietnam border.
ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ និងក្រុមការងារគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅស្រុករមាសហែក ខេត្តស្វាយរៀង អះអាងថា កម្លាំងប៉ូលិស និងទាហានជាច្រើននាក់ប្រដាប់ដោយដំបងផង ត្រូវអាជ្ញាធរដាក់ពង្រាយនៅតាមភូមិជាប់ព្រំដែន។
ការដាក់ពង្រាយកម្លាំងអាជ្ញាធរនេះ គឺស្របពេលដែលក្រុមការងារបក្សប្រឆាំង ដែលគ្រោងចុះសួរសុខទុក្ខប្រជាពលរដ្ឋដែលមានបញ្ហានៅតាមជាយដែនជាមួយប្រទេសវៀតណាម នៅក្នុងស្រុករមាសហែក។
កងកម្លាំងអាជ្ញាធរទាំងនោះមានគ្នាប្រមាណជាង ១០០នាក់ ស្លៀកពាក់ឯកសណ្ឋានស៊ីវិល ត្រូវគេដាក់ពង្រាយតាមភូមិមួយចំនួននៅតំបន់ជាយដែន ជាពិសេសក្នុងបរិវេណវត្តដូង ឃុំដូង ស្រុករមាសហែក ជាតំបន់ដែលគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ គ្រោងទៅជួបសំណេះសំណាលជាមួយប្រជាពលរដ្ឋនៅថ្ងៃទី២៩ មិថុនា។
អ្នកភូមិដូង ម្នាក់ លោក ស្រី យ៉ុង មានប្រសាសន៍នៅថ្ងៃទី២៨ មិថុនា ថា ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋក្នុងភូមិសម្ដែងក្ដីបារម្ភខ្លាចកើតមានអំពើហិង្សាដាក់គ្នា នៅពេលដែលក្រុមការងារគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ មកដល់៖ «ទឹកដីស្រុករមាសហែក ដូចមិនដែលទាន់ឃើញអ៊ីចឹងទេបង ដូចចម្លែកព្រឹកមិញ ខ្ញុំចេញទៅធ្វើការ ខ្ញុំឃើញសកម្មភាពអ៊ីចឹង ខ្ញុំដូចចម្លែកដែរ ព្រោះខ្ញុំមិនដែលឃើញ ដល់មិនដែលឃើញខ្ញុំសង្ស័យក្នុងចិត្តថា ដឹងរឿងស្អីបានគេធ្វើអ៊ីចឹង»។
ក្រុមប្រឹក្សាឃុំដូង គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក សូ សុត ឲ្យដឹងថា កម្លាំងប៉ូលិស និងទាហាន ដែលដាក់ពង្រាយតាមជាយដែននោះ ជាកម្លាំងរបស់សមត្ថកិច្ចស្រុករមាសហែក ដាក់ពង្រាយតាំងពីរសៀលថ្ងៃទី២៧ រហូតមក។ លោកសង្ស័យថា ពួកគេមានគោលបំណងរារាំងក្រុមការងាររបស់គណបក្សមិនឲ្យជួបសំណេះសំណាលជាមួយប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ។ លោកថា បើទោះជាមានការដាក់កម្លាំងយ៉ាងនេះក្ដី គម្រោងការជួបសួរសុខទុក្ខប្រជាពលរដ្ឋតាមជាយដែន នៅតែបន្តដដែល៖ «បាទនៅនឹងដៃមានបំពង់ទីបមាន អឺ! គល់ឫស្សី ប្រវែងៗអឺ!មួយម៉ែត្រ មួយម៉ែត្រជាង ហើយមានវ៉ៃដែកគោលជាប់នឹងគល់ឫស្សីទៀត។ បើមានគេសួរបងប្អូនទៅ សួរមើលគេថាមកទេសចរណ៍ៗ ដើរលេង គេថាអ៊ីចឹងវិញ។ ថ្ងៃនេះមានអ៊ីចេះទៀត មានខាងគណបក្សប្រជាជនឃុំហ្នឹង គេហៅមេភូមិអនុភូមិប្រធានក្រុមគេហ្នឹង មកក៏មានព្រនង់គល់ឫស្សីដូចគ្នាបាទ ដូចគ្នា ឃើញមានព្រនង់គល់ឫស្សីដែរហ្នឹង ហើយឥឡូវស្អែកគេនឹងបន្តមកទៀតបាទ»។
គម្រោងចុះសួរសុខទុក្ខប្រជាពលរដ្ឋរបស់គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅស្រុករមាសហែក ធ្វើឡើងបន្ទាប់ពីទទួលព័ត៌មានថា ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋចំនួន ២គ្រួសារ រស់នៅភូមិដូង ឃុំដូង ស្រុករមាសហែក ខេត្តស្វាយរៀង ជាប់ជាយដែនកម្ពុជាវៀតណាម ត្រូវអាជ្ញាធរវៀតណាម ហាមឃាត់មិនឲ្យធ្វើស្រែលើដីរបស់ខ្លួន ដោយចាត់ទុកថាជាតំបន់ស។
ទាក់ទងនឹងបញ្ហានេះ អភិបាលស្រុករមាសហែក លោក ពេញ ជា មានប្រសាសន៍បញ្ជាក់ថា លោកពុំទាន់ទទួលព័ត៌មានពីការដាក់ពង្រាយកម្លាំងសមត្ថកិច្ច រារាំងក្រុមការងាររបស់គណបក្សប្រឆាំងដូចការលើកឡើងរបស់មន្ត្រីគណបក្សប្រឆាំងនៅឡើយទេ៖ «បាទ! អត់ ខាងសង្គ្រោះជាតិ ក៏អត់មានប្រាប់ខាងណាក៏អត់ប្រាប់ ហឺ! អត់ខ្ញុំអត់ដឹងដែរបាទៗចាំមើលខ្ញុំមើល»។
Cambodia to build million-dollar international-standard film studio in Kirirom កូនខ្មែរនឹងសាងសង់ស្ទូឌីយោលំដាប់អន្តរជាតិតម្លៃរាប់លានដុល្លារ
កូនខ្មែរនឹងសាងសង់ស្ទូឌីយោលំដាប់អន្តរជាតិតម្លៃរាប់លានដុល្លារនៅលើផ្ទៃដី ៥០ ហិកតានៅ គិរីរម្យ...ស្ឌូឌីយោនេះបានសបញ្ជាក់ឲ្យឃើញថា វិស័យភាពយន្តខ្មែរកំពុងតែមានសន្ទុះគួរឲ្យកត់សម្គាល់។
ថ្វីដ្បិតតែការវិវឌ្ឍវិស័យភាពយន្តខ្មែរកំពុងតែធ្វើដំណើរកាន់តែរលូននាពេលបច្ចុប្បន្ន ដោយមានភាពកក្រើកឡើងវិញនៃការផលិតភាពយន្តទាំងខ្នាតធំ និងភាពយន្តភាគរបស់ក្រុមហ៊ុន ក៏ដូចជាផលិតកម្មនានានោះ តែយ៉ាងណាការផលិតទាំងនោះ នៅតែមានកម្រិតមិនអាចឆ្លើយតបទៅនឹងការប្រកួតប្រជែងលើទីផ្សារក្នុងតំបន់ និងអន្តរជាតិបានឡើយ។
ដូច្នេះហើយ ដោយមើលឃើញពីភាពខ្វះខាតយ៉ាងចម្បងទាំងនេះ ទើបក្រុមហ៊ុន អង្គរភីកឈ័រ (Angkor Picture Inc.) ដែលទើបតែបញ្ចប់ភាពយន្តខ្នាតធំរបស់ខ្លួនរឿង «ស្បែកគង់» ហើយគ្រោងនឹងដាក់បញ្ចាំងជាផ្លូវការនៅ ខែសីហា ខាងមុខនេះ បាននិងកំពុងដំណើរការនៃគម្រោងបង្កើតស្ទូឌីយោខ្នាតយក្សលំដាប់អន្តរជាតិមួយលើផ្ទៃដីប្រមាណ ៥០ ហិកតានៅ គិរីរម្យ ក្នុង ខេត្តកំពង់ស្ពឺ ដែលស្ថិតនៅចម្ងាយប្រមាណ ៧០ គីឡូម៉ែត្រពីរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ។
លោក ប៉ុល វិបូ ហៅ នីត ប្រធានអគ្គនាយកផលិតកម្ម អង្គរភីកឈ័រ បានមានប្រសាសន៍ថា៖ «នៅពេលនេះ យើងកំពុងដំណើរការនៅលើរឿងនេះ វាមិនទាន់ចេញជាប្លង់នៅឡើយទេ ព្រោះយើងរង់ចាំមើលតាមប្លង់ ឬក៏ទម្រង់ដូចជានៅ ម៉ាឡេស៊ី និងប្រទេសមួយចំនួនទៀតសិនឲ្យត្រូវតាមស្តង់ដារ។ តែយើងមានដីរួចរាល់ហើយនៅ គិរីរម្យ គឺចំនួន ៥០ ហិកតា ហើយយើងនឹងចាប់ដំណើរការបណ្តើរៗនៅដើម ឆ្នាំ២០១៥»។
ការវិនិយោគនៅលើស្ទូឌីយោខ្នាតយក្សមិនធ្លាប់មាននេះ ត្រូវបានលោក វិបូ បញ្ជាក់ឲ្យដឹងថា ស្ទូឌីយោ នោះជាការវិនិយោគដោយកូនខ្មែរផ្ទាល់របស់ក្រុមហ៊ុន អង្គរភីកឈ័រ របស់ កម្ពុជា។ ថ្វីបើលើកបង្ហាញពីគម្រោង តែតំណាងក្រុមហ៊ុនរូបនេះមិនបញ្ជាក់ពីតម្លៃនៃការបោះទុនវិនិយោគនោះទេ។ តែទោះបីជាយ៉ាងណា លោកក៏បានលើកឡើងពីគម្រោងថវិកានៃការបង្កើតស្ទូឌីយោដ៏ធំសម្បើមមួយនេះនៅមានកម្រិតនៅឡើយ។
លោកថា៖ «បើនិយាយពីទុនវិនិយោគតែម្តងគឺយើងនៅមានកំណត់នៅឡើយ តែដំណើរការរបស់យើងគឺធ្វើទៅតាមជំហានៗ។ នៅជំហានដំបូងនេះយើងបោះទុនវិនិយោគចំនួន ៥០ ម៉ឺនដុល្លារ ពោលគឺយើងធ្វើដើម្បីតម្រូវទៅតាមសាច់រឿងភាពយន្តខ្នាតធំ ទី២ របស់យើងដែលគ្រោងនឹងថតនៅដើម ឆ្នាំ២០១៥»។
BY KANG SOTHEAR | the cambodia daily, JUNE 28, 2014
Realco Cambodia Ltd., a U.S.-owned company, plans to invest $7 million to build a market at the Phnom Din checkpoint on the border with Vietnam in Takeo province’s Kirivong district, a senior official at the Takeo, Kampot and Kep Provincial Chamber of Commerce said Friday.
Realco Cambodia reached an agreement with the chamber on Thursday to develop the market on a 7-hectare site that will house trading and storage facilities for Cambodian and Vietnamese vendors, chamber president Sok Sovann said.
Construction is expected to begin in five or six months, but no details were available on an opening date.
“Cambodian and Vietnamese traders have been loading and unloading goods in the street before [transporting] them to other Cambodian markets, like [Phnom Penh’s] Deum Kor market. It doesn’t look good.
“The market is being built to solve this problem, to facilitate trade between the two countries,” Mr. Sovann said.
Kirivong district governor Kao Vakdel said he was unaware of Realco Cambodia’s plans for his area, however, he had heard that the chamber of commerce was cooperating with a U.S. company.
“I just know that the provincial chamber of commerce has collaborated with an American firm, but I don’t know about the market construction project. They have not talked to me about this yet,” Kirivong district governor Kao Vakdel said.
An elderly Boeng Kak land activist was unconscious after hit by a rock thrown by ex-Boeng Kak residents who had just received the land title. The police and authority stood by, without arresting the culprits អតីតអ្នកបឹងកក់បានវាយមកលើអ្នកបឹងកក់
Cambodians take advantage of new fast-track visa centres set up by Thailand’s military government at border crossings
Souy Heang waited patiently in line to get his job back. The 20-year-old from Svay Rieng province was hoping to obtain a fast-track work visa with the help of his employer so he can return to Thailand as a fisherman.
Since he is paid $280 a month, Heang was keen to start working again.
“I do not know where to start,” he said at the the newly opened centre in Aranyaprathet on Friday. “My employer is helping me to obtain a border pass, work permit and other legal documents. Without my employer I could not do it by myself.”
Heang was just one of hundreds of Cambodians at the checkpoint, waiting to get their official papers to return to Thailand.
During the past three weeks, nearly a quarter of a million migrant workers have poured across the Thai-Cambodian border after the military government in Bangkok launched a massive crackdown on illegal labour.
Now they are being asked to return and ease the pressure on an economy stripped of cheap workers. But this time it will be official.
Three temporary centres offering short-term work permits opened in Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces on Thursday. A fourth will open in Surin on Monday, Thai officials have announced. Business has been brisk.
Cambodian workers will receive a two-month permit to enter Thailand. Once there, they will undergo health checks before obtaining a permanent two-year work visa.
“In a day, we can handle up to more than 3,000 people,” said Aseam Suttiruk, an official for Sa Kaeo provincial labour department in Thailand. “Now many workers have registered with us,” he added, pointing out that Thailand had more than 140,000 jobs available for migrant workers.
Thailand’s military government has announced plans to fast-track work visas for thousands of Cambodians after a crackdown on illegal workers.
Three temporary offices have been set up along the Thai-Cambodian border where migrants will have their work permits processed.
“This is just a temporary measure which will be open for workers to register until July 25,” said Pakkarathorn Teainchai, the Sa Kaeo provincial governor, at Friday’s high-level press conference with officers from the Thai military. “But we are not sure how many labourers Thailand needs. It depends on the labour needs of Thai employers.”
Since the military seized power on May 22, the Thai junta has launched a concerted crackdown on illegal workers. The move triggered an exodus of Cambodians – up to 220,000 were reported to have poured over the border earlier this month.
But the decision to weed out the corrupt middlemen preying on Cambodian workers by offering illegal jobs has come at a high cost for Thailand. The country’s economy, which relies on cheap migrant labour, has been severely affected.
In a plan to entice workers to return, the Thai military government has announced that an official two-month work permit will cost just 80 baht ($2.50).
“Thailand’s policy is not to clear [migrants] out. [We] want to avoid Cambodian labourers being cheated,” said Pakkarathorn.