Paris Peace Accords 23 Oct. 1991

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

អ្នក​ជំនាញ​ បារម្ភ​ ពី​ហានិភ័យ​ ដែល​ពលរដ្ឋ​ និង​​សហគមន៍​ អន្តរជាតិ​ មិន ​ទទួល​ស្គាល់ ​ការ​បោះ​ឆ្នោត | Expert concerned about disaster when people, international community not recognize election

លោក គល់ បញ្ញា ប្រធាន​អង្គការ​ខុមហ្វ្រែល (Comfrel) ថ្លែង​ទៅ​កាន់​អ្នក​កាសែត នៅ​សណ្ឋាគារ​អ៊ីមភើរៀល រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ២០ មករា ២០១៥។

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អ្នក​ជំនាញ​ខាង​បោះឆ្នោត​ព្រួយបារម្ភ​អំពី​ការបោះឆ្នោត​នីតិកាល​ទី​៦​នេះ ថា នឹង​មាន​ហានិភ័យ​ជាច្រើន​កើតឡើង ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​ការបោះឆ្នោត បើសិនជា​របប​ក្រុងភ្នំពេញ​គ្មាន​ការ​កែប្រែ​ស្ថានភាព​នយោបាយ​ឲ្យ​ទៅ​រក​ភាព​ប្រក្រតី​វិញ​ទេ​នោះ។ ការសំដែង​ការ​ព្រួយបារម្ភ​នេះ នៅ​ក្រោយ​ពី​អង្គការ​អន្តរជាតិ ធ្វើការ​ឃ្លាំមើល​ការបោះឆ្នោត បាន​ចេញ​របាយការណ៍​ថា ការបោះឆ្នោត​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កក្កដា ខាងមុខនេះ​ថា ជា​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ដែល​មិន​សេរី ត្រឹមត្រូវ និង​យុត្តិធម៌។

[Vietnamization: Logging, Kratie, Border, Military] «ក្បូន​រថយន្ត​ ដឹក​ឈើ​ តាម​រថយន្ត​ សាំងយ៉ុង ​ដូច​ដង្ហែ ​កឋិន ​ពី​ស្ទឹងត្រែង​ ទៅ​ក្រចេះ ​គ្មាន​ ការ​បង្រ្កាប» | "Long convoy of SanYong vehicles transport timber from Stung Treng to Kratie like Kathun ceremony"

គំនរ​ឈើ​ដែល​ដឹក​ពី​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ទៅ​ស្តុក​ទុក​នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម កាល​ពី​ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ Photo courtesy of EIA
«ក្បូន​រថយន្ត​ ដឹក​ឈើ​ តាម​រថយន្ត​ សាំងយ៉ុង ​ដូច​ដង្ហែ ​កឋិន ​ពី​ស្ទឹងត្រែង​ ទៅ​ក្រចេះ ​គ្មាន​ ការ​បង្រ្កាប»

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ជនជាតិ​ដើម​ភាគតិច​កួយ រស់នៅ​ជាប់​ដង​ផ្លូវ​ជាតិ​ស្រុក​ថាឡាបរិវ៉ាត់ ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង អះអាង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ១៨ មិថុនា​ថា ជា​រៀងរាល់​យប់ មាន​រថយន្ត​សាំងយ៉ុង ដឹក​ឈើ​ខុសច្បាប់​ដូច​ដង្ហែ​កឋិន គ្មាន​ការ​បង្ក្រាប។ រីឯ​សមត្ថកិច្ច និង​មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋបាល​ព្រៃឈើ​ដែល​ប្រចាំការ​នៅ​តំបន់​នោះ អង្គុយ​កាក់​ចាំ​យក​លុយ​ពី​ឈ្មួញ​ឈើ​ជា​ថ្នូរ​មិន​អនុវត្ត​ច្បាប់។ ពលរដ្ឋ​រិះគន់​ថា សមត្ថកិច្ច​ខ្លះ មិន​ត្រឹមតែ​ទទួល​សំណូក​ពី​បទ​ល្មើស​ព្រៃឈើ​ទេ បែរ​ជា​យក​តួនាទី កាង​បទល្មើស​គេច​ពី​សំណាញ់​ច្បាប់។

[Demographic Vietnamization] Khmer-Vietnamese Association becomes part of Cambodia’s ministry

KVA President Chau Van Chi presents the association’s new stamp to its boards and chapters. (Source: VNA)
Khmer-Vietnamese Association becomes part of Cambodia’s ministry

Vietnam Plus | 17 June 2018


Phnom Penh (VNA) - Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has issued a decision allowing the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia (KVA) to register for the ministry’s list of associations. 

Under the decision, the KVA will operate in accordance with Cambodia’s Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations and relevant legal documents, and the association’s charter archived at the ministry.

The charter says the KVA aims to gather Khmer people of Vietnamese origin, and Vietnamese in Cambodia together, providing them with spiritual and material support.

China pledges $135m to Cambodia ahead of polls

China pledges $135m to Cambodia ahead of polls

The Straits Times | 20 June 2018

PHNOM PENH • China has pledged around US$100 million (S$135 million) to help modernise Cambodia's military, Phnom Penh said yesterday, highlighting strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of destroying democracy ahead of an election next month.

The next Macau? China’s big gamble in Cambodia [an eye-opening long read]

Chinese-funded casinos light up the ruins of an old market in Sihanoukville. Photo: Kate Geraghty

The next Macau? China’s big gamble in Cambodia


Chinese money has made properties in the seaside village of Sihanoukville as expensive as Byron Bay. But now, crowded out by casinos and resorts, the locals are pushing back – literally.

Sydney Morning Herald | 20 June 2018

Click to view videos and photos

Towers in the Blue Bay complex rise up to dwarf Cambodian buildings on Independence Beach. The project includes a private beach. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Chinese and Khmer restaurants on Ouchheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Chinese tourists wait to board a ferry from Koh Rong Island. Photo: Kate Geraghty

VIDEO: The BRI is a web of infrastructure that spans continents. What is China's motive?

A Chinese food vendor cooks outside a Chinese casino in Sihanoukville. Photo: Kate Geraghty

National parks are no barrier to development around Sihanoukville. Photo: Fairfax

Chinese workers on the Blue Bay casino and apartment project in Sihanoukville. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Casino ship Rex Fortune moored off Ream National Park. Photo: Kate Geraghty

VIDEO: Cambodian people are being displaced as their villages – including in national parks – are sold to build resorts and residences for foreign buyers.

Sengheang Seh, right, and villagers in Botum Sakor National Park. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Sihanoukville's Golden Lion monument and nearby JinBei casino. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Hun Sen with Xi Jinping during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in 2017. Photo: AP

An Indo-China economic corridor, with a Kunming-Singapore rail line, is part of the Belt Road Road Initiative.  Photo: Fairfax


When several Chinese men dragged two Cambodian massage parlour workers out of a bar and forced them into a taxi, Som Neang says he couldn’t stand by and let them be kidnapped.
“Help me! The Chinese are taking me away! I don’t want to go!” one of the women was screaming.

China’s pledges more military aid as Cambodia prepares for controversial election

China’s pledges more military aid as Cambodia prepares for controversial election

Beijing has long-term strategy for investment in the country

South China Morning Post | 19 June 2018

China has vowed to grant more than US$100 million in military aid to Cambodia as it promised to boost ties with the Southeast Asian nation ahead of its election next month.

The pledges came during Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Cambodia, where the two sides also agreed to increase military cooperation, including future joint military exercises, as well as a Chinese naval visit next year. Wei’s visit began on Sunday and will come to an end on Wednesday.
Wei met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday in Phnom Penh, where Wei extended greetings from President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
During his visit, Cambodian officials asked China to provide tactical gear, and provide the equipment and machinery needed to construct a training ground for live-fire drills.
Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodia People’s Party is expected to win the elections to be held on July 29, after the country’s primary opposition party the Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved last year. As a consequence, the EU and the US withdrew their support for the elections. Instead, Russia will provide election monitors and China and Japan have supplied election ballot boxes and booths.
Hun Sen has accused the US of supporting the opposition party in an effort to overthrow his government.
Carl Thayer, emeritus professor at the University of New South Wales, said the show of military support by Beijing is not directly related to the election, but shows how much Cambodia relies on China as it becomes increasingly isolated from other states.

Australian MP Mark Butler: "Australia must act to protect our stewardship of the Cambodian peace accords"

Australia must act to protect our stewardship of the Cambodian peace accords and, importantly, we must also protect our way of life here in Australia.
Cambodian Australians should feel safe, secure and free from intimidation.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pseng-Pseng in Cartoon: Hun Sen’s Cane Shares

Pseng-Pseng in Cartoon
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Hun Sen’s Cane Shares



Image courtesy of Michael Leunig



Another voter has just been arrested for an alleged violation of a new lèse-majesté law Hun Sen made up a few months ago. It seems the cane shares have begun with ridiculing the King whom Hun Sen has brought to heel and is likely to extent to those who are running campaigns, like the Clean Fingers Campaign, to boycott the July elections against the King’s wishes.

When shared by half of eligible voters, the cane shares will not be so hurting, if not so honourable and privileged. There will not be much more any sensible leaders can do, but to surrender to the will of the people after the cane shares.

Nothing can un-nerve any tyrants like half of the voters taking the cane shares. Those tyrants like Pol Pot and Hun Sen pretend to be strong but are surrounded themselves with loosely worded-laws, rules, and edicts that sound just, but allow their interpretations at will to persecute anyone – mainly to calm down their own nerves.

គណបក្ស​ ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច ​ស្នើ​ឲ្យ ​ស៊ើបអង្កេត​ ស៊ីជម្រៅ​ ករណី​ គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ ចរាចរ​ លើ​សម្ដេច ​ក្រុម​ព្រះ | FUNCINPEC requests thorough investigation into Prince Ranariddh's car accident

ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ មាន​បន្ទូល​ក្នុង​ពិធី​សំណេះសំណាល​ជាមួយ​សកម្មជន និង​បូក​សរុប​ការងារ​ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ នា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ កាលពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA
គណបក្ស​ ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច ​ស្នើ​ឲ្យ ​ស៊ើបអង្កេត​ ស៊ីជម្រៅ​ ករណី​ គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ ចរាចរ​ លើ​សម្ដេច ​ក្រុម​ព្រះ

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ១៨ មិថុនា ២០១៨

អ្នកនាំពាក្យ​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច លោក ញេប ប៊ុនជិន មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃទី​១៨ មិថុនា​ថា ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ត្រូវ​បាន​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​ព្យាបាល​បន្ត​នៅ​ប្រទេស​ថៃ​ហើយ កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៨ មិថុនា ដោយសារ​សមាជិក​គណបក្ស​ចង់​ឲ្យ​របួស​របស់​ព្រះអង្គ​បាន​ធូរស្រាល​ចាប់​រហ័ស។

Cambodians protest Japan’s aid for Hun Sen’s ‘unfair’ election

Cambodians in Tokyo’s Ginza district on June 17 rally against Japan’s support for a July election in Cambodia. (Video footage by Tatsuya Sato) Click to watch VIDEO.

Cambodians protest Japan’s aid for Hun Sen’s ‘unfair’ election


The Asahi Shimbun | Asia & Japan Watch | 18 June 2018

About 1,000 Cambodians in Japan protested Tokyo’s support for a July general election in their home country, saying voting will be held under unfair conditions created by oppression from the Hun Sen government.
The demonstrators chanted in Cambodian, “Fair election for Cambodia” and “We don’t need a dictator,” as they marched through Tokyo’s Ginza district on June 17.

[Vietnamization: Logging, Border, Military] តុលាការ​ រតនគិរី ​រង​ការ ​រិះគន់​ ថា ​ដោះលែង ​ឈ្មួញ​ឈើ​ ល្បី​​​​​​ឈ្មោះ​ ជា​ជនជាតិ ​វៀតណាម | Ratanakiri court criticized for releasing well-known logger, a Vietnamese citizen

ជនជាតិ​វៀតណាម ឈ្មោះ ផាម ថេគឿង (PHAM THE CUONG) កំពុង​ឈរ​លើ​គំនរ​ឈើ​នៅ​ស្រុក​វ៉ឺនសៃ ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី កាល​ពី​ដើម​ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។
តុលាការ​ រតនគិរី ​រង​ការ ​រិះគន់​ ថា ​ដោះលែង ​ឈ្មួញ​ឈើ​ ល្បី​​​​​​ឈ្មោះ​ ជា​ជនជាតិ ​វៀតណាម

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មន្ត្រី​ឃ្លាំមើល​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស រិះគន់​តុលាការ​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី ដែល​បាន​ដោះលែង​ជនជាតិ​វៀតណាម​ម្នាក់ ដែល​ល្បី​ខាង​ជួញដូរ​ឈើ​ខុសច្បាប់ ឆ្លងដែន​ទៅ​លក់​នៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម។
ការ​ដោះលែង​នេះ​ធ្វើឡើង​កាលពី​ថ្ងៃទី១៧ មិថុនា ក្រោយ​ពី​សមត្ថកិច្ច​បាន​ឃាត់ខ្លួន​នៅ​ស្រុក​វ៉ឺនសៃ សង្ស័យ​ប្រមូល​អនុផល​ព្រៃឈើ​ខុសច្បាប់ ដឹកជញ្ជូន​ទៅ​វៀតណាម។

Cambodia Dismisses Electoral Watchdog’s Assessment of Upcoming Ballot as Neither Free Nor Fair

A woman holds a child as she casts a ballot in Cambodia's Kandal province, Feb. 25, 2018.
A woman holds a child as she casts a ballot in Cambodia's Kandal province, Feb. 25, 2018. AP

Cambodia Dismisses Electoral Watchdog’s Assessment of Upcoming Ballot as Neither Free Nor Fair


Protesters hold signs calling on Japan to withdraw support for Cambodia's elections in New York, June 16, 2018. Credit: RFA


















Protesters hold signs calling on Japan to withdraw support for Cambodia's elections in New York, June 16, 2018. Credit: RFA







RFA | 18 June 2018

Cambodia’s government on Monday dismissed a report by a regional election watchdog, which said that the country’s upcoming general ballot will be neither free nor fair amid a months-long crackdown on the political opposition, NGOs and independent media.

Protesters urge Japan to end aid for Cambodia vote

Click to warch video reporting, Sunday, June 17, 15:23

Protesters urge Japan to end aid for Cambodia vote


NHK | 17 June 2018


Cambodian residents in Japan have rallied in central Tokyo to call on the Japanese government to end its support for a general election in July.

Organizers say about 1,000 Cambodian residents took part in the rally in Hibiya Park on Sunday.

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

Norodom Ranariddh
FILE - In this Sunday, June 3, 2012, file photo, Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh greets people before casting his ballot in a local elections at the Wat Than temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ranariddh, 74, has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people early Sunday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

AP / ABC News | 18 June 2018

A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighboring Thailand after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, said a fellow politician and a Cambodian news agency.

អ្នកម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា ទទួល​ មរណភាព, ​រីឯ​​ សម្ដេច ​ក្រុមព្រះ ​របួសធ្ងន់ ​ក្រោយ​ជួប ​គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ ចរាចរណ៍,| Princess Ouk Phalla killed, Prince Ranariddh seriously wounded in car accident

ស្ថានភាព​រថយន្ត​​ខូច​ខាត ពេល​ដែល​អ្នក​ម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា និង​សម្ដេចក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ជួប​គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ចរាចរណ៍ នៅ​ខេត្ត​ព្រះសីហនុ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៧ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៨។  រូប​ពី​គេហទំព័រ​អគ្គស្នងការដ្ឋាន​នគរបាល​ជាតិ 
អ្នកម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា ទទួល​ មរណភាព, ​រីឯ​​ សម្ដេច ​ក្រុមព្រះ ​របួសធ្ងន់ ​ក្រោយ​ជួប ​គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ ចរាចរណ៍

សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ (ឆ្វេង) អ្នកម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា (ស្ដាំ) ក្នុង​ពិធី​សមាជ​វិសាមញ្ញ ប្រកាស​ផ្ទេរ​ថ្វាយ​តួនាទី​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច នា​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​សន្និបាត និង​ពិព័រណ៍​កោះពេជ្រ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ១៩ មករា ២០១៥។





















សម្ដេច​ក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ (ឆ្វេង) អ្នកម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា (ស្ដាំ) ក្នុង​ពិធី​សមាជ​វិសាមញ្ញ ប្រកាស​ផ្ទេរ​ថ្វាយ​តួនាទី​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច នា​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​សន្និបាត និង​ពិព័រណ៍​កោះពេជ្រ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី ១៩ មករា ២០១៥។ RFA/Sek Bandith

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សម្ដេចក្រុមព្រះ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ហ៊្វុនស៊ិនប៉ិច បាន​ធូរស្រាល​វិញ​ហើយ ក្រោយ​ពេល​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​ព្យាបាល​នៅ​មន្ទីរពេទ្យ​នៅ​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ ខណៈ​អ្នកម្នាង អ៊ុក ផល្លា ទទួល​អនិច្ចកម្ម នៅ​ម៉ោង​១២​ថ្ងៃត្រង់ ក្រោយពី​គ្រោះថ្នាក់​ចរាចរ​នៅ​ស្រុក​ព្រៃនប់ ខេត្ត​ព្រះសីហនុ កាលពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៧ មិថុនា។

Monday, June 18, 2018

សេង ធារី៖ ការធ្វើ ពហិការ របស់ខ្ញុំ នៃការបោះឆ្នោត លេលា | Theary Seng: ​Announcing my boycott of the idiotic election set for 29 July 2018

សូម ចែករំលែក វីដេអូ ឃ្លីបនេះ | Please SHARE
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ហើយ សូម ​ចងចាំ ថា «ឧបសគ្គ ជាឪកាស លាក់លៀម។» - សេង ធារី
And remember: "Challenges/obstacles when viewed creatively are only opportunities in disguise." - Theary C. Seng

ប្រកាស ជាផ្លូវការ នូវការធ្វើ ពហិការ របស់ខ្ញុំ នៃការបោះឆ្នោត លេលា​ ដែលបានកំណត់ សម្រាប់ ថ្ងៃទី២៩ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។
Officially announcing my boycott of the idiotic election set for 29 July 2018, in particular appealing to Christians not only to stay home but take this time to pray for a change in regime from dictatorship to genuine democracy.




«ឧបសគ្គ ជាឪកាស លាក់លៀម» | "Challenges/obstacles when viewed creatively are only opportunities in disguise"


«ឧបសគ្គ ជាឪកាស លាក់លៀម។» 
- សេង ធារី
And remember: "Challenges/obstacles when viewed creatively are only opportunities in disguise." 

Theary Seng: Officially announcing my boycott of the idiotic election set for 29 July 2018


Officially announcing my boycott of the idiotic election set for 29 July 2018, in particular appealing to Christians not only to stay home but take this time to pray for a change in regime from dictatorship to genuine democracy. - Theary C. Seng


Kim Wilde - Cambodia (1981)



Saturday, June 16, 2018

TIME video: Cambodia Is Putting an Australian Filmmaker on Trial for Espionage. His Family Says He's Innocent

Cambodia Is Putting an Australian Filmmaker on Trial for Espionage. His Family Says He's Innocent

TIME | 15 June 2018
Sitting alone in the dock wearing a tatty orange jump suit, James Ricketson turns around to give the press in the courtroom a wearied shrug. The 69-year-old Australian filmmaker has been accused of espionage in Cambodia, and attended the first hearing Friday of a trial that could see him imprisoned for up to 10 years.
Proceedings were conducted in Khmer, but he initially didn’t have a translator. Nor was his lawyer present.
Ricketson is facing charges under Article 446 of the Cambodian Criminal Code, for “collecting information that could be damaging to national defense,” after he was arrested last June for illegally operating a camera drone over a pre-election rally for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Ricketson’s bail request was rejected in January; he has been in Cambodia’s overpopulated Prey Sar prison awaiting trial for just over a year.