Paris Peace Accords 23 Oct. 1991

Friday, February 22, 2019


Pseng-Pseng
22ii19


Hun Sen’s Successor: Sam Rainsy or Sar Kheng?



​​“This is why I need to say this again and again – while Hun Sen is holding power, a coup will not happen.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen, 25 January 2019, The Phnom Penh Post



«បើខ្ញុំឲ្យហ៊ុនសែនចាប់ខ្ញុំ ខ្ញុំក្លាយ ទៅជាកែមឡី ខ្ញុំក្លាយទៅជាកឹមសុខា។ ឥឡូវកែមឡីជាវីរបុរសមែន ប៉ុន្តែកែមឡីមានបានជួយប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ឲ្យរំដោះខ្លួនពីរបបផ្ដាច់ការមកដល់ពេលនេះទេ? អត់ទេ។ លោកកឹមសុខាឲ្យហ៊ុនសែនចាប់ ឥឡូវនេះរងការឃុំឃាំងពីពន្ធនាគារ មកឃុំឃាំងក្នុងផ្ទះ អត់មានសេរីភាព តើជួយរំដោះប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ បានទេ? ជួយទៅ បំផុសបំផុលអន្តរជាតិបានទេ?... ខ្ញុំមិនទៅឆោត ឲ្យគេចាប់ងាយៗ ឲ្យគេសម្លាប់ងាយៗ ទេ។ យើងធ្វើអី យើងត្រូវតែលៃលកឲ្យ មានលទ្ធភាពឈ្នះ ឲ្យប្រជារាស្ត្រឈ្នះ យើងរៀបចំផែនការណាមួយដែលជោគជ័យ យើងមិនទៅធ្វើ លេងៗ ឲ្យគេកម្ចាត់យើងងាយៗ អ៊ីចឹងទេ។ បំណងរបស់ខ្ញុំ គឺចង់ឈ្នះដោយសន្តិវិធី។

ប្រធាន​ស្តីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ សម រង្ស៊ី ថ្ងៃ​ទី១ ខែកុម្ភៈ ​ ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



គ្រប់​ជ័យ​ជម្នះរបស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា មិន​មែន​កើត​ឡើង​ដោយ​សារ​តែអច្ឆរិយ​បុគ្គល​ណា​មួយ​ឡើយ តែ​គឺ​ជា​ការ​ប្រមូល​ផ្តុំ​នូវ​ការ​ខិត​ខំ​ប្រឹង​ប្រែងរបស់ថ្នាក់​ដឹក​នាំ និង​ការ​ចូល​រួម​គាំទ្រ​ពី​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ ។

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​មហាផ្ទៃ ស ខេង ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី១១ ខែកុម្ភៈ ​ ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ វិទ្យុបារាំងអន្តរជាតិ


“គេមិនយកកម្លាំងយោធាទៅអនុវត្តន៍ដីកាទេ... មានអី នឹកយោធា ​ទៅប្រើយោធា  រដ្ឋច្បាស់អន្តរធាន ហើយ... យើងគិតតែមួយជ្រុង ពីយើងកាន់អំណាច ប៉ុន្តែកាន់អំណាច វាមិនមែនអាងទៅលើកំភ្លើង នោះទេ។ វាមិនមែនអញ្ចឹងទេ មិនមែនទេ។ ស្ថានការណ៏ឥឡូវនេះ គឺយើងលេងអញ្ចឹងអត់បាន ហើយទៅមុខនេះ រឹតតែមិនបានទៀត។”

រដ្ឋមន្រ្តីក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃ ស​ខេង   ថ្ងៃទី១៣​ កុម្ភៈ ២០១៩   វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី



Hun Sen has issued a stern warning: while he is charge, no coup d’état will ever happen, let alone succeed. He may or may not be right. There are two possible sources of a coup: Sam Rainsy revolt or a CPP insider.

The revolt is unlikely, despite a cacophony surrounding Sam Rainsy’s talk of going home. First, he is risk-averse, incapable of capitalising on what usually arises from jailed and/or dead heroes. He claims dead heroes like Kem Ley, cannot help liberating people from dictatorship. He says jailed Kem Sokha cannot and does not influence international opinions or actions.

Obviously, he trivialises impacts of jailed or dead heroes, like Gandhi, Mandela, Luther King, Aquino, etc… that initiate turning points in the world. He fails to fully appreciate why the US and EU currently put pressures on Hun Sen. Then again, for each dead or jailed hero in human history, there are thousands of politicians who are nothing more than just political irritations to their nemesis.

Second, Sam Rainsy still speaks of peaceful means when opposing a mafia-like Hun Sen whose ruthless killing is legendary. He may forget his previous humiliating encounters with Hun Sen when offering his written apologies to his nemesis in exchange for Hun Sen’s peace and mercy.

Sam Rainsy says he is waiting for a right moment to return.

Perhaps, after a CPP implosion that has tormented Hun Sen.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pseng-Pseng
11ii19



Sar Kheng Standing Behind Hun Sen



«ឥឡូវគាត់លេងផែនការចូលមក ៥០/៥0។ សម រង្ស៊ីអ៊ី ចេះអាចប្រថុយប្រថាន។ ប៉ុន្តែប្រថុយប្រថានពេលហ្នឹងឥឡូវ យើងយ៉ាងម៉េចគណបក្សនេះ គណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិសព្វថ្ងៃ អត់មានទេ។ អត់មានគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិទេ ជាផ្លូវច្បាប់។ សម រង្ស៊ី ទៅធ្វើប្រធានស្តីទីគណបក្សដែលអត់មាន នេះ។ អាហ្នឹង យើងយល់ថាម៉េចគណបក្សវារលាយបាត់ហើយ វាអត់មានគណបក្ស ហ្នឹងទេ។ មានចុះបញ្ជីនៅក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃឯណាទៀត បើតុលាការលុបបាត់ហើយ។ គាត់ទៅធ្វើប្រធានស្តីទី ជាផ្លូវច្បាប់ អ្នកណាទទួលស្គាល់?។ អត់ទាំងបានចុះបញ្ជីនៅក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃផង ឲ្យគេទទួលស្គាល់! បើចុះ ក៏យើងមិនចុះឲ្យដែរ។»

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​មហាផ្ទៃ ស ខេង ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី២៨ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng (SK) agrees to sit down and chat to Pseng-Pseng Frank Chat (FC). The following is an excerpt.

FC: Welcome to Frank Chat.
SK: It’s my pleasure to be frank.

FC: Your statement above shows you are going all out to ensure Sam Rainsy will not return. Why?
SK: There is no need for him to put himself at risk. There will be some changes in Cambodia.

FC: Oh, how so?
SK: Are you aware that the CPP Central Committee chooses me to succeed Hun Sen, not his son Hun Manet?

FC: Yes, but how did you know that when Hun Sen had hijacked the ballot box and counted the votes himself at home?
SK: Of course, one of my narks informed me of the outcome.

FC: Were you surprised that you were the chosen one, not his son?
SK: No.

FC: Why did Hun Sen hijack the ballot box though?
SK: You must understand the man has been worried sick about the current situation, especially an ever-growing frustration within the CPP. He is holding a time bomb close to his chest; and it is ticking.

FC: Why does he hold it close to his chest?
SK: Well, he’s in charge. He has been calling all the shots, hasn’t he?

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Pseng-Pseng
02ii19

Hun Sen’s Imaginary Arrest



“ខ្ញុំសុំយកឧកាសនេះ ដើម្បីទម្លាយនូវអាថ៌កំបាំងមួយដែលអ្នកដ៏ទៃមិនបានដឹង។ ប៉ុន្តែ ឥស្សរជននៅទីនេះមួយចំនួនបានដឹង: ឯកឧត្តមទាបាញ់ ឯកឧត្តមកែគីមយ៉ាន ឯកឧត្តម ប៉ុលសារឿន។ ខ្ញុំនិងឯកឧត្តមប៉ុលសារឿនក្នុងឋានៈជានាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ជាប្រធានក្រុម ប្រឹក្សារដ្ឋមន្ត្រីនៅពេលនោះ ហើយឯកឧត្តមប៉ុលសារឿនជានាយអគ្គសេនាធិការ នៅ ពេលនោះ ត្រូវបានគេចាប់ឃុំក្នុងផ្ទះរួចស្រេចទៅហើយ។ ប្រហែលជានេះជាព្រឹត្តិការណ៍ដែលអ្នកការទូតទាំងឡាយ និងប្រិយមិត្តបរទេសអាចដឹងយល់អំពីបញ្ហានេះ។ គឺនៅថ្ងៃទី២ ខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ១៩៩៣ ឯកឧត្តមប៉ុលសារឿនត្រូវបានគេចាប់ឃុំនៅក្នុងផ្ទះមុនខ្លួនខ្ញុំ។ បន្ទាប់ ទៅ ខ្ញុំក៍ត្រូវ ជាការធ្វេសប្រហែសដ៍ធំមួយរបស់ខ្ញុំ ដែលបានធ្វើដំណើរទៅកាន់ផ្ទះអ្នកដ៍ទៃ ហើយមានតែតៃកុងឡានម្នាក់និងមានអង្គរក្សម្នាក់ ខ្ញុំក៍ត្រូវបានចាប់ឃុំក្នុងផ្ទះ។ ប៉ុន្តែខ្ញុំក៍ បានប្រាប់ទៅអ្នកដែលចាប់ខ្ញុំឃុំនៅក្នុងផ្ទះថា ដើម្បីជៀសវាងការបង្ហូរឈាម ខ្ញុំសុខចិត្ត ចាកចេញពីដំណែង ហើយប្រគល់ឲ្យអស់លោកធ្វើនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីបន្ត ព្រោះអ្នកទាំង នោះមិនព្រមទទួលស្គាល់លទ្ធផលនៃការបោះឆ្នោតនោះទេ។ ដូច្នេះដើម្បីនឹងដោះស្រាយ បញ្ហារបស់ពួកគេ គឺចាប់នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីហ៊ុនសែន ដែលជាអ្នកយុទ្ធសាស្ត្រធំបំផុត របស់ គណបក្សប្រជាជនតែម្តង។ ខ្ញុំបានប្រាប់ថា យើងមិនអាចធ្វើយ៉ាងដូច្នេះទេ កុំជៀស ដើម្បី ជៀសវាង ការបង្ហូរឈាម។ ល្ងាចនេះ នៅម៉ោង៦ល្ងាច ខ្ញុំនឹងប្រកាសលាលែងចេញពី ដំណែង ឲ្យរដ្ឋសភារបស់អតីតរដ្ឋសភារបស់រដ្ឋកម្ពុជានៅសេសសល់ សុំបោះឆ្នោតជ្រើស រើសនាយក រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីថ្មី។ ពេលនោះខ្ញុំនៅចាំបានថា ឯកឧត្តមទាបាញ់ និងឯកឧត្តម កែគីមយ៉ាន បានប្រតិកម្មយ៉ាងខ្លាំង ហើយបានបញ្ជាក់ថា ប្រសិនបើមានការលាលែងពី ដំណែងរបស់ខ្លួនខ្ញុំ ការបង្ហូរឈាមមួយនឹងត្រូវចាប់ផ្តើម។ ដូច្នោះបំណងប្រាថ្នានៃការចាប់ ខ្លួនហ៊ុនសែន ដើម្បី នឹងសំរេចនូវការបំផ្លាញចោលលទ្ធផលនៃការបោះឆ្នោតឆ្នាំ១៩៩៣ ដែលរៀបចំដោយ អ៊ុនតាក់ គឺមិនត្រូវបានសំរេច តាមរយៈការជួយសង្គ្រោះ ដែលខ្ញុំសុំយក ឧកាសនេះ ថ្លែងនូវការអរគុណចំពោះអ្នកទាំងឡាយ ដែលជាពិសេសឯកឧត្តមទាបាញ់ ឯកឧត្តមកែគីមយ៉ាន ដែលជួយសង្គ្រោះខ្ញុំនៅក្នុងកាលៈទេសៈដ៍លំបាកនោះ។ ...​ ខ្លួនខ្ញុំទទូច ឲ្យមានទទួលស្គាល់ ឲ្យទទួលស្គាល់នូវលទ្ធផលនៃការ បោះឆ្នោត បើទោះបីជាការចាត់តាំង ការបោះឆ្នោតដ៍ស្មោគគ្រោករបស់អ៊ុនតាក់ ក៍ប៉ុន្តែ យើងត្រូវតែទទួលស្គាល់នូវលទ្ធផលនៃ ការបោះឆ្នោតនោះ។ ដោយសារភាពរឹងរូស របស់ខ្ញុំនេះហើយ បានជាខ្ញុំត្រូវទទួលនូវការចាប់ខ្លួន។”

នាយក​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ ហ៊ុនសែន  ថ្ងៃទី​២៤​ មករា​ ២០១៩    ​​វិទ្យុបារាំងអន្តរជាតិ




Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Pseng-Pseng
22i19


Hun Sen’s Internal Time Bomb



«ជាន់កអាហ្អែងថែម អាហ្នឹងវារឿងតែប៉ុណ្ណឹង។ អាហ្អែងខូច អញកាត់ទោសអាហ្អែង អានេះជាផ្លូវច្បាប់។ តែអាហ្អែងទៅអំពាវនាវឲ្យគេបំផ្លាញកម្ពុជា។ អ៊ីចឹង មានអីត្រូវទុកឲ្យអា ហ្អែងរស់តទៅទៀត! ឲ្យច្បាស់! សុំកុំប្រមាថ ហើយសុំកុំព្រមានចំពោះកម្ពុជា។

នាយក រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្ងៃ​ទី១៥ មករា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



PM Hun Sen is so committed to eliminating fake news that he talks candidly to PP about his current worries:

PP: You often use a vulgar language in public. Why?
HS: To show off my authority and threaten my foes as well as my minions.

PP: Many succumb to your threats; a few don’t...
HS: That is because I have not been vulgar enough. I will do better.

PP: One of the recalcitrant is Kem Sokha whom you lock up in his room like a naughty kid.
HS: Well, there is a sign in his room reminding him that he can walk out any time.

PP: No conditions?
HS: Indeed, there is. He must denounce Sam Rainsy, like Kong Korm did.

PP: What is the difference between the two men?
HS: Kong Korm is smart and accommodating. I told him I could drum up cases to confiscate all the land he ever owns. What do they say? If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow. I have tried to grab Kem Sokha’s balls even before he was locked up.

PP: What if Kem Sokha has no balls?
HS: I will use his freedom as a leverage to get the EU import tax off my back. The EU can have his freedom, and I the tax concessions.

PP: Why are these concessions so important to you?
HS: A loss will devastate my power base.

PP: What do you mean? Are you worried about possible revolts if factories’ workers lose their jobs due to a possible export cut?
HS: No, the workers are the least of my worry.

PP: Oh, how so?
HS: Most fear me. It will take them a long time and courage to revolt.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Pseng-Pseng
15i19


A Tipping Point in 2019?


“ខ្ញុំបានប្រាប់អាកាសយាន កុំហាមឃាត់ក្នុងការដឹកអាចង្រៃនេះចូលស្រុក ព្រោះយើងត្រូវដាក់ខ្នោះវា ព្រោះយើងតាមចាប់វាយូរហើយ ចាប់មិនបាន។ ឥឡូវវាមកឲ្យយើងចាប់ហើយ រឿងអីវាមិនស្រួល? រឿងអីវាមិនស្រួល? សុំអញ្ជើញមក ខ្ញុំក៍បានត្រៀមខ្លួនហើយដែរ អញ្ចឹងត្រៀមទៅ។”

នាយក​​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រីហ៊ុនសែន ថ្ងៃទី ២៦ ធ្នូ ២០១៨    វិទ្យុបារាំងអន្តរជាតិ



A reliable source in Hun Sen’s inner-circle claims Hun Sen is being frustrated with a dilemma that only Sam Rainsy can help resolve. He is often heard giving vent to his exasperation by yelling at others in his city residence. He has held frequent meetings in the last few weeks with a small group of his close confidants, namely CPP vice president Say Chhum. A Chinese adviser also attends those discussions.

The Hun Sen conundrum is what and how he will respond if Sam Rainsy lands at Phnom Penh Airport. There are three basic options under his consideration.

One, as he blusters, he can arrest his nemesis, lock him up, and throws away the key. This may lead to a revolt by die-hard supporters and other followers, which can spin out of his control. Two, he can let the nemesis roam free after his return. This may breathe new life into the opposition party, which could consolidate and grow beyond his control. Three, he can opt for a Kem Ley option. This may lead to an instant uncontrollable popular uprising. Half of the 2013 and 2017 voters support his opposition. Kem Ley’s funeral procession attracts hundreds of thousand mourners that could have turned rebellious at the time to end his rule.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Former CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Slams Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen For Holding Political Detainees ‘Hostage’

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, April 13, 2018.
Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, April 13, 2018. AP photo.

Former CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Slams Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen For Holding Political Detainees ‘Hostage’


RFA | 24 August 2018


The former chief of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition party on Friday accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of using the country’s political detainees as pawns in a bid to silence his critics at home and shield himself from international condemnation over an election widely seen as unfree and unfair.

On Aug. 23, Hun Sen said he is mulling a mass release of political detainees that is likely to include a dozen members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)—Sam Rainsy’s former party, but that it was contingent upon the opposition putting an end to statements suggesting he is “under pressure” from the international community to do so following the July 29 general election.

The premier also suggested that the prisoners would have to sign statements condemning those who challenge his authority before they could be released.

Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) steamrolled last month’s ballot and secured all 125 parliamentary seats in play, but the victory has been widely dismissed as illegitimate following the dissolution of the CNRP in November and the arrest of its president Kem Sokha two months earlier over an alleged plot to topple the government, and amid a crackdown on the media and NGOs.

In response to Hun Sen’s comments, former CNRP President Sam Rainsy, who is living in self-imposed exile to avoid a host of what are seen as politically motivated convictions, slammed the prime minister for holding the detainees “hostage” in a bid to muzzle him and other critics of his government.

“Everyone in Cambodia, even the king [Norodom Sihamoni], is held hostage by Hun Sen,” he said during a Friday call-in show with RFA’s Khmer Service.

“Now the detainees are being forced to do what Hun Sen wants against their will. They are compelled to bow down to Hun Sen just to secure their release.”

Sam Rainsy said Hun Sen “can never hold me hostage” and vowed to “continue to speak the truth” about how the prime minister is failing Cambodia.


“The truth is that Hun Sen is under such tremendous international pressure that he has to release the detainees — it’s not a coincidence,” he said.

“Hun Sen pretends that he is a good-hearted person who sympathizes with the detainees. He is not. If he were a good-hearted person, he would not have arrested these people in the first place and would have released them long ago.”

Earlier on Friday, Sam Rainsy wrote in a post to his Facebook page that Hun Sen is “at a dead end.”

“The sham election he arranged has been strongly condemned and his new government lacks a mandate,” he said.

“The international community is mounting more pressure on him to restore democracy and he is desperate for legitimacy, so that is why he announced that he will release more detainees.”

The former CNRP chief suggested that even by releasing all political prisoners, Hun Sen will “still fall short” of satisfying international demands, and will have to reinstate the CNRP and allow its members to take part in politics again before pressure subsides.

Recent clemency

The prime minister, who secured another five-year term to add to his 33 years in office after official election results were announced last week, has made a practice of heavy-handed crackdowns on his critics, followed by a relaxation of restrictions after facing international condemnation.

The U.S. last week announced an expansion of visa bans on individuals seen as limiting democracy in the country, as part of a series of “concrete steps” aimed at pressuring Cambodia to “reverse course” that included a decision to withdraw funding for last month’s elections.

The European Union, which was the second-largest trading partner of Cambodia in 2017, also withdrew support ahead of the ballot and is currently reviewing a preferential trade scheme for Cambodian exports based on the country’s election environment.

[Demographic Vietnamization] Memo to UN Security Council from the coalition government of Norodom Sihanok (CGDK president), Son Sann (CGDK prime minister), Khieu Samphan (CGDK vice VP) re Vietnamization of Cambodia, 18 Sept. 1989

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ASIAN GAMES GOLD FOR CAMBODIA BY CALIFORNIAN BORN IN TEXAS

Gold medalist Jessa Khan of Cambodia pose for photograph during the victory ceremony in the newaza women's - 49 kilogram jujitsu at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

ASIAN GAMES GOLD FOR CAMBODIA BY CALIFORNIAN BORN IN TEXAS


AP / Khaosod | 26 August 2018

JAKARTA — At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.
She won for Cambodia, thrilling for a young woman who was born in Texas, lives in southern California and was competing for the birthplace of her father.
“I won a lot of gold medals before, but this one was very special,” she said in an interview Sunday with the Associated Press.
Khan said she visited Cambodia for the first time just two weeks ago, intrigued by the chance to compete for her adopted nation in jiu-jitsu, which is on the Asian Games sports program for the first time.
“It means a lot since it’s the first time they are having jiu-jitsu, so I’m glad I was able to win it for Cambodia and — make history,” she said.
Jessa Khan of Cambodia, left, reacts after defeating Mahra Alhinaai of United Arab Emirates, right, during their newaza women’s – 49 kilogram jujitsu final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

[Demographic Vietnamization] Vietnam’s steel exports rake in 2.53 billion USD in 7 months

Vietnam’s steel exports rose 40.4 percent year on year to 3.41 million tonnes in the first seven months of the year. (Photo: vneconomy.vn)

Vietnam’s steel exports rake in 2.53 billion USD in 7 months


Vietnam Plus | 21 August 2018


Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s steel exports rose 40.4 percent year on year to 3.41 million tonnes in the first seven months of the year, raking in 2.53 billion USD, up 56.3 percent.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Cambodia [Vietnamese in Cambodia?!] was the largest importer of Vietnamese steel during the January-July period, accounting for 37 percent of the total steel export volume.

The country’s steel exports to Cambodia increased by 49 percent in volume and 77.9 per cent in value over the same period last year, reaching 717,572 tonnes, equivalent to 462.73 million USD. 

Some 532,779 million tonnes were shipped to the US for 452.81 million USD, increasing by 71.6 percent in volume and 81.7 percent in turnover.

Shipments to Malaysia escalated 88.5 per cent in volume and 108.6 per cent in value to reach 391,607 tonnes, or 266.98 million USD. 

Indonesia splashed out 295.33 million USD purchasing 372,514 tonnes of Vietnamese steel, up 22.3 percent in volume, and 33 percent in value.

However, steel exports declined sharply in the following markets: Switzerland (down 96 percent in turnover), Saudi Arabia (down 63.4 percent in value), and Pakistan (down 45.6 percent in value). 

During the period, steel export price increased by 11.3 percent to reach average 742.8 USD per tonne. Of which, exports to Hong Kong reached the highest rate with 2,995.8 USD per tonne, up 33.4 percent. Some markets also enjoyed good prices such as Switzerland, Turkey, China and Ukraine.

In contrast, exports to Taiwan have the lowest price of 556.7 USD per tonne, a year-on-year decrease of 14 percent.

Although the steel sector has witnessed thriving exports, it is struggling to cope with trade defence lawsuits in the context of growing protectionism. From July 16 to August 9, the sector faced anti-dumping lawsuits in many foreign countries such as Thailand, the EU, Canada, Malaysia, the US, the Eurasian Economic Union, and India.

Particularly, within only a week (July 27 to August 2), the US launched two investigations into the avoidance of paying anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes on corrosion-resistant steel and cold rolled steel from Vietnam.

As of the end of June, local steel products were the target of 37 anti-dumping lawsuits among 78 trade remedy lawsuits against Vietnamese exports from the outset of the year.

Chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association (VSA) Ho Nghia Dung said that improving competitive capacity to expand export markets and understanding of international trade regulations are significant for Vietnamese steel firms to respond to trade defence lawsuits.

The association recommended the state to enhance the use of trade defence tools to protect domestic steel production.-VNA

[Vietnamization: Military, Elections] វៀតណាម ​អបអរ​ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ក្រោយ ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ​ចាត់តាំង ​ជា​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី | Vietnam congrulates Hun Sen after King appointed him PM

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន (ស្ដាំ) ចាប់​ដៃ​ជាមួយ​អនុរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​ការពារ​ជាតិ នៃ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម លោក ង្វៀន ជីវិញ (Nguyen Chivinh) ក្នុង​ពេល​ជួប​ពិភាក្សា​ការងារ​នា​វិមាន​សន្តិភាព រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​ធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។
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វៀតណាម ​អបអរ​ លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ក្រោយ ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ​ចាត់តាំង ​ជា​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ១៩ សីហា ២០១៨


រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កុម្មុយនិស្ត​វៀតណាម​អបអរសាទរ​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ ចាត់​តាំង​ឲ្យ​ធ្វើជា​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​បន្ត​ក្នុង​អាណត្តិ​ថ្មី។
មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ក្រសួងការបរទេស​វៀតណា​ម អ្នកស្រី ឡេធី ធូហាំង (Le Thi Thu Hang) ថ្លែងប្រាប់​ក្រុម​អ្នក​កាសែត ហើយ​ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​ទីភ្នាក់ងារសារព័ត៌មាន​វៀតណាម (Vietnam News Agency, VNA) ស្រង់​ប្រសាសន៍​ថា ក្នុងនាម​ជា​មិត្ត​ជិតដិត​របស់​កម្ពុជា​វៀតណាម ចូលរួម​អបអរសាទរ​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​តែងតាំង​ជា​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​កម្ពុជា ស្របតាម​ព្រះរាជក្រឹត្យ ចុះ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៧ សីហា របស់​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ព្រះបាទ សីហមុនី ដើម្បី​រៀបចំ​ដឹកនាំ បង្កើត​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ថ្មី​មួយ ដើម្បី​សុំ​ទំនុក​ចិត្ត​ពី​រដ្ឋសភា​ថ្មី។
មន្ត្រី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​ក្រសួងការបរទេស​វៀតណាម​រូប​នេះ ថ្លែង​បន្ត​ថា នេះ​គឺជា​ជំហាន​មួយទៀត នៃ​ដំណើរ​វិវត្ត​នៃ​ការបោះឆ្នោត​នៅ​កម្ពុជា។ អ្នកស្រី​គូស​បញ្ជាក់​ថា វៀតណាម ជឿជាក់​ថា នៅ​ពេល​បង្កើត​រួច រដ្ឋសភា និង​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ថ្មី​របស់​កម្ពុជា នឹង​បន្ត​ដឹកនាំ​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ឆ្ពោះ​ទៅ​រក​ការ​រីកចម្រើន និង​ចូលរួម​ចំណែក​ក្នុង​ការ​ថែរក្សា​សន្តិភាព ស្ថិរភាព កិច្ច​សហប្រតិបត្តិការ និង​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ ក្នុង​តំបន់​អាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍ និង​នៅ​ក្នុង​ពិភពលោក​ទាំងមូល។
ក្រោយ​ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍​បោះឆ្នោត ដែល​គ្មាន​អ្នកសង្កេតការណ៍​ពិតប្រាកដ​របស់​សហគមន៍​អន្តរជាតិ​ចូលរួម ជាពិសេស​សូម្បីតែ​មក​អង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិ សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក សហភាព​អឺរ៉ុប អូស្ត្រាលី និង​ជប៉ុន ហើយ​ដែល​ការបោះឆ្នោត​ត្រូវ បាន​ក្រុម​ប្រទេស​នោះ ចាត់ទុកជា​ការបោះឆ្នោត​ក្លែងក្លាយ​នោះ មានតែ​ក្រុម​ប្រទេស​ប្លុក​កុម្មុយនិស្ត​ប៉ុណ្ណោះ រួមមាន​ប្រទេស​ចិន រុស្ស៊ី វៀតណាម ឡាវ ជាដើម ដែល​បាន​ចេញ​សេចក្ដីថ្លែងការណ៍​អបអរ​សាទ​លទ្ធផល​នៃ​ការបោះឆ្នោត​នេះ។ បច្ចុប្បន្ន ភាព​ស្របច្បាប់​នៃ​លទ្ធផល​ការបោះឆ្នោត​នេះ កំពុង​ស្ថិត​ក្នុង​ភាព​ស្រពិចស្រពិល ក្រោយ​ក្រុម​ប្រទេស​និយម​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ រួមមាន​សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក សហភាព​អឺរ៉ុប កាណាដា អូស្ត្រាលី អង់គ្លេស និង​បារាំង​ជាដើម សម្ដែង​ការ​ខកចិត្ត និង​ប្រកាស​ថា ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​នេះ មិន​មាន​ភាព​សេរី មិន​យុត្តិធម៌ និង​មិន​អាច​ជឿ​ទុកចិត្ត​បាន​នោះ​ទេ៕

Vietnamization: PRK, Occupation, Military, Say Phouthong, Bou Thang, Chan Si (Sy)


Vietnamization. Intriguing insider information reporting of relationship between Hun Sen and Say Phouthong. According to Pen Sovan, Hun Sen and Say Phouthang, the only 2 Khmer officials under occupation, accompanied Vietnamese soldiers to his residence to arrest him and deport him that same night to Hanoi for solitary confinement, only released over a decade later by stipulations in the Oct. 1991 Agreements calling for the freedom of the thousands of political prisoners.

[Demographic Vietnamization] Vietnamese wedding with "Khmer classical dance" show យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រយួនលេបខ្មែរ​

វិធីលេប​តាម​រណសិរ្ស​វប្បធម៌​ ខ្មែរ​អាចស្លាប់ឈរ​ភ្នែក​បើក​មើលជាតិ​ខ្លួន​ក្ស័យ​
សិល្បៈ​របាំ​ចម្រៀង​យួនប្ដូរ​ក្រឡៃ​ ដូច​រង់ចាំ​ថ្ងៃ​ខ្មែរ​ក្ស័យ​ក្នុងដៃ​វៀតណាម​។
ប្រឹង​សប្បាយ​ទៅ​ទាន់នៅ​ដង្ហើម​ត្រដរ​ គ្រាពេល​ជាតិក្រ​ស្លឈាម​បែក​ហូរ​រហាម​
ខាង​រណសិរ្ស​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​យួន​កាង​ចាប់ច្បាម​ ដូច​នគរ​ចាម​សាបសូន្យ​នៅក្នុង​ពោះយួន។
ខាងវិនិយោគ​យួន​យក​ត្រួត​ត្រា​គ្រប់ផ្នែក កាន់ភាគ​ចំណែក​ខាងធំជា​ប្រយោជន៍​ខ្លួន
ផ្នែក​សន្តិសុខ​ខាងទ័ព​យួន​បង្កប់​ពួន​ ចាំតែពេលខ្លួនដល់ថ្ងៃវាវ៉ៃ​លេប​ខ្មែរ​។​
ខាង​ប្រជាសាស្ត្រ​យួន​បាន​បញ្ចូល​ជាតិគេ មិនសល់​ទំនេរ​ពេញ​ដី​ទាំងព្រៃ​ក្រុង​ស្រែ​
ក្រសោប​កាន់កាប់​តាមល្បិច​រូបភាព​បង្វែរ ចូល​សញ្ជាតិ​ខ្មែរ​រៀនសូធ្យ​ខាងរដ្ឋបាល។
យុទ្ធសាស្ត្រ​នេះ​យួនរិះ​គិត​ទុក​ល្អិតល្អន់​ ចាំ​ខ្មែរ​អាសន្ន​នៅគ្រា​នោះវានឹងអាល
មិនចាំ​យូរទៀត​វាឆ្លៀត​ចាប់លេប​ពីក្បាល ចាប់ផ្ដើម​ពីកាល​ឱកាស​ខ្មែរ​ងប់​ភ្លេច​ខ្លួន​។​
ខ្មែរ​វក់សប្បាយ​នឹង​ល្បែង​សព្វសារពើ​ យួនឃើញ​ខ្មែរ​ភ្លើ​វង្វេង​នៅក្នុងល្បិច​យួន
វា​បំពុលសក្ដិ​តំណែងនឹង​ស្រីលក់ខ្លួន ព្រិលភ្នែក​ស្រីយួន​ខ្មែរ​​ឈ្លោះគ្នា​​ធ្លាក់ស៊យស៊ុន។
លែង​ខ្វល់នឹងជាតិនឹងរាស្ត្រទឹកដី​ដូនតា​ ទោះយួនប្រហារក៏ថា​យួនអ្នកមាន​គុណ​
ប្រវត្តិ​ដីខ្មែរ​ហូរហែ​យួនយក​ពីមុន ត្រូវ​ត្រកូល​ហ៊ុន​លក់​បង្ហើយ​ឲ្យយួនចិន។​
អាទិត្យ​ ១៩/៨/២០១៨


[Vietnamization: Elections] Vietnam congratulates Hun Sen on reappointment as Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (centre) during his election campaign in Phnom Penh. (Source: AFP / VNA)

Vietnam congratulates Hun Sen on reappointment as Cambodian PM


Vietnam Plus | 19 August 2018

Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam congratulates Samdech Techo Hun Sen on his re-appointment as Prime Minister of Cambodia, Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters on August 18.

“As a close neighbour of Cambodia, Vietnam congratulates Samdech Techo Hun Sen on his appointment as Cambodian Prime Minister in accordance with a royal ordinance issued on August 17 by Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni to take a mission of establishing a new Govenrment for the new-tenure National Assembly’s approval.”

“This is a significant stride in the election progress of Cambodia,” the spokeswoman said.

“Vietnam believes that once established, the new National Assembly and Government of Cambodia will continue leading the country to thrive and contribute to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Southeast Asian region and the world,” Hang stressed.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on August 17 designated Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the Prime Minister for another five-year term after his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a sweeping victory in the general election on July 29.

The decision was made following a request from the CPP, which won all 125 parliamentary seats in the election.-VNA