​Paris Peace Agreements 1991

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Enjoy your weekend with Sin Sisamuth!




The World Is Running Out of Sand [Fascinating long read!]

A report said that sand and gravel mining “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates.”
A report said that sand and gravel mining “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates.”Illustration by Javier Jaén

The World Is Running Out of Sand


It’s one of our most widely used natural resources, but it’s scarcer than you think.

New Yorker | 29 May 2017 Issue

The final event of last year’s beach-volleyball world tour was held in Toronto, in September, in a parking lot at the edge of Lake Ontario. There’s a broad public beach nearby, but few actual beaches meet the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball’s strict standards for sand, so the tournament’s sponsor had erected a temporary stadium and imported thirteen hundred and sixty tons from a quarry two and a half hours to the north. The shipment arrived in thirty-five tractor-trailer loads.

I visited the site shortly before the tournament, and spoke with Todd Knapton, who was supervising the installation. He’s the vice-president of the company that supplied the sand, Hutcheson Sand & Mixes, in Huntsville, Ontario. He’s in his fifties, and he was wearing a white hard hat, a neon-yellow-green T-shirt, dark-gray shorts, and slip-on steel-toed boots. We walked through a gate and across an expanse of asphalt to a pair of warmup courts, which from a distance looked like enormous baking pans filled with butterscotch-brownie batter. “You want to see the players buried up to their ankles,” he said, and stuck in a foot, to demonstrate. “Rain or shine, hot or cold, it should be like a kid trying to ride a bicycle through marbles.”

Ordinary beach sand tends to be too firm for volleyball: when players dive into it, they break fingers, tear hamstrings, and suffer other impact injuries. Knapton helped devise the sport’s sand specifications, after Canadian players complained about the courts at the 1996 Olympic Games, in Atlanta. “It was trial and error at first,” he said. “But we came up with an improved recipe, and we now have a material that’s uniform from country to country to country, on five continents.” The specifications govern the shape, size, and hardness of the sand grains, and they disallow silt, clay, dirt, and other fine particles, which not only stick to perspiring players but also fill voids between larger grains, making the playing surface firmer. The result is sand that drains so well that building castles with it would be impossible. “We had two rainstorms last night, but these courts are ready to play on,” he said. “You could take a fire hose to this sand and you’d never flood it.”

Beach-volleyball promoters all over the world have to submit one-kilogram samples to Knapton for approval, and his office now contains hundreds of specimens. (He also vets beach-soccer sand for fifa.) Hutcheson doesn’t ship its own sand to events overseas, but Knapton and his colleagues often create courts in other countries, after sourcing sand where they can. He took off his hard hat and showed me the underside of the brim, on which he had recorded, in black Sharpie, the names and dates of big events they’ve handled, among them the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London. (The sand for London came from Redhill, in Surrey; the sand for Athens came from Belgium.) The company’s biggest recent challenge was the first European Games, which were held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015. Baku has beaches—it’s on a peninsula on the western shore of the Caspian Sea—but the sand is barely suitable for sunbathing, much less for volleyball. Knapton’s crew searched the region and found a large deposit with the ideal mixture of particle sizes, in a family-owned mine in the Nur Mountains, in southern Turkey, eight hundred miles to the west.

The mine is within shelling distance of the Syrian border. Knapton had planned to transport the sand across central Syria, through Iraq, around Armenia, and into Azerbaijan from the northwest, in two convoys of more than two hundred and fifty trucks each. But geopolitics intervened. “You can cross those borders only at certain hours of the day, and ISIS was making the guys antsy,” he said. “In the end, we said, ‘Well, we could have handled one war.’” Instead, Knapton and his crew bagged the sand in one-and-a-half-ton fabric totes, trucked it west to Iskenderun, and craned it onto ships. “We did five vessels, five separate trips,” Knapton said. “The route went across the Mediterranean, up the Aegean, through the Bosporus, across the Black Sea, and into Sochi.” From there, they took the sand by rail through Russia and Georgia, around Armenia, and across Azerbaijan. “The Syrian exodus was on at that time, and we saw people walking for their lives,” he said. “But these were the first-ever European Games, so everything had to be right.”

Sand covers so much of the earth’s surface that shipping it across borders—even uncontested ones—seems extreme. But sand isn’t just sand, it turns out. In the industrial world, it’s “aggregate,” a category that includes gravel, crushed stone, and various recycled materials. Natural aggregate is the world’s second most heavily exploited natural resource, after water, and for many uses the right kind is scarce or inaccessible. In 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme published a report titled Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks,” which concluded that the mining of sand and gravel “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates” and that “the amount being mined is increasing exponentially, mainly as a result of rapid economic growth in Asia.”

Life’s a Beach

Sand is the world’s most widely consumed natural resource, after water. What will happen when we run out of it?

Friday, May 26, 2017

[Vietnamization: Military, Elections] Hun Sen Goes on Tirade Against Opponents

Hun Sen Goes on Tirade Against Opponents

The Cambodia Daily | 26 May 2017

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned yesterday that the ruling CPP must win the upcoming commune and national elections to avoid the country being plunged into civil war, and said he was willing to “eliminate 100 or 200 people” to prevent his overthrow.

—Commune Election 2017—

In a mammoth three-hour rant in front of more than 4,000 of Cambodia’s Christian community on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich, Mr. Hun Sen continuously reverted to his well-trodden rhetorical path of the dangers of regime change.

Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, stands on stage at a meeting in Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Thursday, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

“To ensure peace and to continue development, the only option is that the CPP must win elections at all stages,” he told the audience.

The premier then backed Defense Minister Tea Banh—who recently threatened to “smash the teeth” of political opponents who demonstrate against the June 4 commune election results—and Pol Saroeun, commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, in their efforts to prevent a “color revolution.”

“Do not blame Tea Banh and Pol Saroeun for making statements against color revolution,” he said.

“Any act that leads to overthrow must be absolutely cracked down on and there will be no pardon,” he said, before delivering a chilling warning to those who would attempt a peaceful revolution.

“To ensure the lives of millions of people, we are willing to eliminate 100 or 200 people because we have seen bitter past experiences,” he said.

"Kem Sokha, the Opportunist, the Incompetent with a Family of Kardashians and Paris Hiltons" - UPDATED

"Kem Sokha, the Opportunist, the Incompetent with a Family of Kardashians and Paris Hilton"

"Unknown no-body MP of the Ta Son San party who have to feed the fame hunger of ambitious wife and daughters... Heard about the 7 millions USD from US congress to start Cambodian Center for Human Rights NGO because money cannot be given to political parties.  Changed his politician hat and put on NGO hat.  

When US money ran out (from funneling them into his political return and household accounts, from the financial mess reported in the news toward the end of time at CCHR?), he consult his friend Nek Bun Chey whose is close to the government.....  Pressure put on him and feeding into his own ego and ambitions of his Kardashian-like women, he jumped back into politics and create his own political party, the Human Rights Party, made up of the disintregated Son San party and unhappy former SRP people.  He appoint the grandstanding Ou Vireak, whose family hosted his daughter Mona during high school and college in California) to replace him at CCHR.  

With the blessings and assistance of Hun Sen and the perfect timing of IRI, then a new crop of young rookies, headed by Alex Sutton and Jackson Cox, the wealthy, flamboyant godson of Dr. Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader.  It gave him money because they can be influential with him then with Rainsy. 

And that's how they fund their mansion in Toul Kork.....  Their only skills is feeding their ambitions.  ZERO competence. They're Khmer Kardashians, the Paris Hilton, with the clothes, the cars, the mansion, the botox."
- Anonymous

សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy: បោះឆ្នោត ឃុំ-សង្កាត់ ថ្ងៃ៤ ខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៧៖ គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ ជាជម្រើស តែ មួយគត់ | CNRP is the only option to bring about a positive change

១៩ ឧសភា ២០១៧ / 19 May 2017
បោះឆ្នោត ឃុំ-សង្កាត់ ថ្ងៃ៤ ខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៧៖ គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ ជាជម្រើស តែ មួយគត់ ដើម្បី នាំមក នូវការ ផ្លាស់ប្តូរ ជាវិជ្ជមាន សម្រាប់ ប្រទេសជាតិយើង។  4 June 2017 commune council elections: The CNRP is the only option to bring about a positive change for our country.
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy
www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam

[Vietnamization: Military, Elections] កម្មវិធី​ ទូរទស្សន៍​ អាស៊ីសេរី​ សម្រាប់​ ថ្ងៃទី​២៥ ខែ​ឧសភា ​ឆ្នាំ២០១៧ | RFA TV, 25 May 2017 -- Hun Sen warns opposition, supporters of war, not to test his patience


កម្មវិធី​ ទូរទស្សន៍​ អាស៊ីសេរី​ សម្រាប់​ ថ្ងៃទី​២៥ ខែ​ឧសភា ​ឆ្នាំ២០១៧   

Sam Rainsy: ជាមួយ កូនស្រីខ្ញុំ សម សណ្តាណា រ៉ាស្យែល ក្នុងពិធី ប្រគល់សញ្ញាប័ត្រ MBA នៅសាលា Harvard Business School

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២៥ ឧសភា ២០១៧ / 25 May 2017 - At Harvard Business School

ថ្ងៃនេះ ខ្ញុំ នៅជាមួយ កូនស្រីខ្ញុំ សម សណ្តាណា រ៉ាស្យែល ក្នុងពិធី ប្រគល់សញ្ញាប័ត្រ MBA នៅសាលា Harvard Business School ក្នុងទីក្រុង Cambridge រដ្ឋ Massachusetts សហរដ្ឋ អាមេរិក។  សាលានេះ ស្ថិតក្នុង ចំណោម សាលា ជាន់ខ្ពស់ ដែលជាប់ លំដាប់ ថ្នាក់ លេខ១ លើពិភពលោក ក្នុងវិស័យ គ្រប់គ្រង សហគ្រាស។  និស្សិត ដែលចេញ ពីសាលានេះ រកការងារ ធ្វើបាន យ៉ាងងាយស្រួល, ហើយ ទទួលបាន ប្រាក់បៀវត្សរ៍ លើសពី ១០,០០០ ដុល្លារ ក្នុងមួយខែ។  

រដ្ឋាភិបាល ថ្មី ដឹកនាំ ដោយគណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ នឹងធានា ឲ្យកូនខ្មែរ គ្រប់រូប -- មិនថា កូនអ្នកធំ កូនអ្នកតូច, កូនអ្នកមាន កូនអ្នកក្រ, កូនអ្នកទីក្រុង កូនអ្នកជនបទ -- មានឱកាស ដូចគ្នា និងស្មើគ្នា ក្នុងការ បំពេញ ការសិក្សា ដល់កម្រិតខ្ពស់ ជាអតិបរមា តាមសមត្ថភាព បុគ្គល ម្នាក់ៗ, តាមមហា វិទ្យាល័យ និងសាលា បច្ចេកទេស ទាំង នៅក្នុង ប្រទេស ទាំង នៅក្រៅ ប្រទេស។  យើង នឹងរៀបចំ ប្រទេស កម្ពុជា ឲ្យក្លាយទៅ ជាប្រទេស ជឿនលឿន មួយ ដូចអរិយ្យ ប្រទេស ក្នុងពិភពលោក ដែលមាន មេដឹកនាំ ជាអ្នកចេះដឹង និងមាន ប្រព័ន្ធអប់រំ ប្រកប ដោយគុណភាព ខ្ពស់ ដោយជៀសវាង អំពើ ពុករលួយ។  យើង នឹងរៀបចំ ឲ្យមាន ប្រព័ន្ធ អាហារូបករណ៍ និងប្រព័ន្ធ ឥណទាន ដើម្បី ជួយនិស្សិត ក្រីក្រ ឲ្យបំពេញ ការសិក្សា ជាន់ខ្ពស់។

Today I attended my daughter Sandana Rachel's graduation ceremony at Harvard Business School. The future CNRP-led government will ensure equal opportunities for all Khmer youth through a system of scholarships and bank loans for students.

សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy
www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam

Sam Rainsy video: កងកម្លាំង ប្រដាប់អាវុធ បានធ្វើការ ដកហូត ទូរស័ព្ទ និងឃាត់ ព្រះកាយ ព្រះតេជគុណ | Armed forces assaulted, confiscated monks in Oddar Meanchey

២៦ ឧសភា ២០១៧ / 26 May 2017
ព្រឹកមិញនេះ កងកម្លាំង ប្រដាប់អាវុធ បានធ្វើការ ដកហូត ទូរស័ព្ទ និងឃាត់ ព្រះកាយ ព្រះតេជគុណ លួន សាវ៉ាត និងព្រះតេជគុណ ព្រីម ហួន ដែលកំពុង ធ្វើការ ផ្សាយព័ត៌មាន អំពី ការធ្វើ យុទ្ធនាការ ឃោសនា បោះឆ្នោត របស់ គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅក្រុង សំរោង ខេត្ត ឧត្ដរមានជ័យ
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy
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[Demographic Vietnamization: Analogy] UN to Grill Government Over Montagnards

UN to Grill Government Over Montagnards

Cambodia Daily | 26 May 2017

UNHCR, the U.N.’s refugee agency, will question the government over its decision to deny asylum to the majority of Montagnards left in Cambodia, officials said, a month after the group was criticized for its role in repatriating some of the asylum-seekers to Vietnam.

Earlier this month, the Interior Ministry announced that three of the remaining Montagnards in Phnom Penh had been granted asylum, while the applications of 65 others had been rejected.

A group of Montagnards who last month left Phnom Penh for Vietnam. (Montagnards Assistance Project)

[Vietnamization: Military, Elections] លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ​កុំ​ ចង់​ល​ រឿង​ ធ្វើ​សង្គ្រាម​ ព្រោះ ​កូន​លោក​ សុទ្ធតែ​ ជា​ទាហាន | Hun Sen warns opposition not to test him re threat of war 'cuz his sons are in the military

លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន (ដើរ​ខាង​មុខ) អញ្ជើញ​ទៅ​ទទួល​សព​ទាហាន​មួក​ខៀវ​កម្ពុជា ៤​រូប​ពលី​ជីវិត​នៅ​សាធារណរដ្ឋ​អាហ្វ្រិក​កណ្ដាល ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​បញ្ជូន​មក​ដល់​កម្ពុជា នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។
លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន (ដើរ​ខាង​មុខ) អញ្ជើញ​ទៅ​ទទួល​សព​ទាហាន​មួក​ខៀវ​កម្ពុជា ៤​រូប​ពលី​ជីវិត​នៅ​សាធារណរដ្ឋ​អាហ្វ្រិក​កណ្ដាល ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​បញ្ជូន​មក​ដល់​កម្ពុជា នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ​កុំ​ ចង់​ល​ រឿង​ ធ្វើ​សង្គ្រាម​ ព្រោះ ​កូន​លោក​ សុទ្ធតែ​ ជា​ទាហាន

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៥ ឧសភា ២០១៧




លោក​ នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ ទី​២៥ ឧសភា ថា, កុំ​ ចង់​ល ​រឿង​សង្គ្រាម ព្រោះ​ កូន​លោក ​សុទ្ធតែ​ ជា​ទាហាន។  លោក ​រំឭក​ ថា,  សូម្បី​ ព្រះអង្គ​ម្ចាស់​ នរោត្ដម រណឫទ្ធិ ក៏​បាក់​ស្បាត​ ហើយ។

Monitors prepare for elections

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Preap Kol, director of Transparency International speaks at a session yesterday in Kampong Cham province. Photo supplied

Monitors prepare for elections

Phnom Penh Post | 26 May 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday sought to deflect criticism that the ruling party invited election observers of questionable credibility to rubber-stamp election results, as other monitors held training sessions around the country in preparation for the June 4 commune elections.

On Sunday, academics Maria Debre and Lee Morgenbesser published a new paper online in which they claim that certain “autocratic regimes” are using “shadow election observation groups as part of a mock compliance strategy”.

The paper uses Cambodia’s 2013 election – in which observers from the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) declared the ballot free and fair – as an example of a regime using unqualified observers to rubber-stamp an election’s legitimacy.

In a statement yesterday, the MoFA confirmed that the ICAPP will once again supply election observers for the upcoming poll, claiming that the organisation had a “long history of democracy”.

“Denying the legitimacy of this political grouping in observing election in Cambodia . . . is tantamount to denying democratic progress in its members and the Asian region as well,” the statement reads.

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A female volunteer conducts a session on voting yesterday in a high school in Phnom Penh. Kong Meta


3 US Congressmen wrote to US Secretary of State re Cambodia's Hun Sen's threats of war

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[Demographic Vietnamization: Military, Elections] PM warns CNRP not to test ‘patience’

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook
Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

PM warns CNRP not to test ‘patience’

Phnom Penh Post | 26 May 2017

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune council elections, saying it did not matter that his rivals were unarmed and that his party would burn their homes down.

Speaking at a conference for Cambodia’s Christian community in Phnom Penh, and breaking with his custom of not campaigning during the official pre-election period, Hun Sen called on opposition leader Kem Sokha to “calm down” his party or risk a one-sided war.

“Some people say they do not have any guns so war could not happen, but I want to remind you that even if there are no guns, war could still happen,” Hun Sen said, accusing the opposition of cynically exploiting his party’s historically close ties to Vietnam.

“Your insults of ‘traitor’, your words . . . of disdain for the CPP that it ran out of people for its rallies, so it brings Vietnamese to the rallies – these are words that can cause war if the CPP cannot be patient anymore and goes and burns your homes down.”

Hun Sen appeared to be referring to a Facebook user who earlier this week posted a video to her profile accusing the Cambodian People’s Party of padding its rallies with Vietnamese citizens because one campaigner’s motorbike bore the country’s licence plates.

The premier also said in his speech that if his warnings were heeded, he would still prefer to take the Cambodia National Rescue Party on at the ballot box in the June 4 commune elections instead of in a war.

“The CPP is patient in order to ensure stability – but if the party was not patient and especially if Prime Minister Hun Sen was not patient – it would not take hours [to defeat the CNRP]. But we need to compete on votes, since that’s better,” he said.

Opposition parties have during past elections used the CPP’s historical ties to Vietnam, which installed the ruling party in power in 1979 and defended it militarily during the civil war in the 1980s and early 1990s, as fodder for easy votes at elections.

Hun Sen is a fluent speaker of Vietnamese and has often said Vietnam should be appreciated for overthrowing Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot in 1979. But he has also denied being under the thumb of Cambodia’s historical enemy, and has vigorously defended his party’s independence.

Members Confirm CPP-Linked ‘Cyber War Room’

Members Confirm CPP-Linked ‘Cyber War Room’

Cambodia Daily | 26 May 2017

Documents leaked to media reports this week suggest Prime Minister Hun Sen, his eldest son Hun Manet and son-in-law Sok Puthyvuth, and other prominent CPP-affiliated officials, were involved in an ongoing campaign to spread CPP rhetoric, monitor opposition supporters on social media and attack CNRP leaders.

Two government officials listed as senior members of a “Cyber War Room” denied the existence of the group on Thursday even as five current and past members of the body confirmed its existence.

Hun Manet, center, laughs along with fellow army officers during military games on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island in January. (Khem Sovannara)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

លោក កឹម សុខា ថា​ នឹង​លាលែង​ ពី​តំណែង ​ភ្លាម​ បើ​ មិន​អាច​ អនុវត្ត​ គោល​នយោបាយ​ បាន | Kem Sokha says he will resign immediately if he cannot implement policies [blah, blah, blah; the people will kick him out immediately after election win because he's only holding space for the decent, competent Sam Rainsy]

លោក កឹម សុខា (រូបទី៤ រាប់​ពី​ឆ្វេង) ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ថ្លែង​ទៅ​កាន់​អ្នក​គាំទ្រ​នៅ​ខេត្ត​កំពង់ឆ្នាំង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។
លោក កឹម សុខា (រូបទី៤ រាប់​ពី​ឆ្វេង) ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ថ្លែង​ទៅ​កាន់​អ្នក​គាំទ្រ​នៅ​ខេត្ត​កំពង់ឆ្នាំង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។

លោក កឹម សុខា ថា​ នឹង​លាលែង​ ពី​តំណែង ​ភ្លាម​ បើ​ មិន​អាច​ អនុវត្ត​ គោល​នយោបាយ​ បាន

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ប្រធាន​ គណបក្ស​ សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ប្រកាស ​នៅ​ក្នុង ​ចំណោម​ អ្នក​គាំទ្រ​ខ្លួន ​ពី​ខេត្ត​ សៀមរាប នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ ទី​២៥ ឧសភា ថា, លោក​ នឹង​លាលែង ​ពី​តំណែង ​ភ្លាម ប្រសិន​បើ​ គោល​នយោបាយ​ មួយ ​ក្នុង​ចំណោម​ គោល​នយោបាយ ​ទាំង ៥​ ចំណុច​ ដើម្បី​ អភិវឌ្ឍ​ភូមិ ឃុំ-សង្កាត់ គឺ​ ការ​ផ្ដល់​ ថវិកា​ ចំនួន ៥០​ម៉ឺន​ ដុល្លារ​ សហរដ្ឋ​ អាមេរិក​ ពុំ​អាច​ អនុវត្ត​បាន ​នៅ​ពេល​ គណបក្ស ​របស់​លោក​ ឈ្នះ​ឆ្នោត, ហើយ​ ត្រូវ​ ឡើង​កាន់ ​អំណាច ​ជំនួស ​ឲ្យ​គណបក្ស​ ដឹកនាំ​ រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ សព្វថ្ងៃ។

អ្នក​ជំនាញ ​រិះគន់​ អង្គការ​ អន្តរជាតិ​ ទទួល​លុយ​ រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ កម្ពុជា ​ជា​ថ្នូរ​ សង្កេត​ការណ៍​ បោះឆ្នោត | Experts criticize international election monitoring NGO funded by Cambodian govt

រថយន្ត​របស់​កង​កម្លាំង​រាជ​អាវុធហត្ថ ត្រូវ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ដុត​បំផ្លាញ ដោយសារ​មាន​កំហឹង​រឿង​បាត់​ឈ្មោះ​ក្នុង​បញ្ជី​បោះឆ្នោត និង​ចោទ​ថា​ឈ្មោះ​របស់​ពួក​គាត់​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បោះ​ជំនួស នា​មណ្ឌល​បោះឆ្នោត​ស្ទឹងមានជ័យ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣។
រថយន្ត​របស់​កង​កម្លាំង​រាជ​អាវុធហត្ថ ត្រូវ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ដុត​បំផ្លាញ ដោយសារ​មាន​កំហឹង​រឿង​បាត់​ឈ្មោះ​ក្នុង​បញ្ជី​បោះឆ្នោត និង​ចោទ​ថា​ឈ្មោះ​របស់​ពួក​គាត់​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បោះ​ជំនួស នា​មណ្ឌល​បោះឆ្នោត​ស្ទឹងមានជ័យ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៣។

អ្នក​ជំនាញ ​រិះគន់​ អង្គការ​ អន្តរជាតិ​ ទទួល​លុយ​ រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ កម្ពុជា ​ជា​ថ្នូរ​ សង្កេត​ការណ៍​ បោះឆ្នោត

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ក្រុម​ អ្នក​សង្កេតការណ៍​ អន្តរជាតិ​ ដែល​មាន​ ការ​អញ្ជើញ​ ដោយ​ផ្ទាល់ ​ពី​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ ជាតិ ​រៀបចំ​ ការ​បោះឆ្នោត (..ប.) តាម​រយៈ​ ក្រសួង​ ការ​បរទេស​ កម្ពុជា នឹង​មក​ ពិនិត្យ​ ដោយ​ផ្ទាល់ ​សាជាថ្មី​ទៀត​ ក្នុង​ពេល ​ដែល​កម្ពុជា រៀបចំ​ ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ ឃុំ-សង្កាត់។  ការ​ចំណាយ ​ទៅ​លើ​ ការ​ស្នាក់នៅ, ម្ហូប​អាហារ, និង​ថ្លៃ​ ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ គឺ​ ជា​បន្ទុក​ របស់ ​កម្ពុជា ជា​អ្នក​រ៉ាប់រង។  អ្នក​ជំនាញ​ កិច្ចការ​ បោះឆ្នោត​ យល់​ឃើញ​ ថា, កាលណា​ សហគមន៍​ អន្តរជាតិ​ ទទួល​លុយ​ ពី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ ក្នុង​ស្រុក បង្ហាញ​ ពី​ជំហរ ​មិន​ ឯករាជ្យ​ រួច​ទៅ​ហើយ ​ក្នុង​ការ ​វាយ​តម្លៃ​ ពី​លទ្ធផល​ ចុង​ក្រោយ។

អង្គការ​មិន​មែន​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ដែល​ធ្វើ​កិច្ចការ​លើ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត រិះគន់​បេសកកម្ម​របស់​សន្និសីទ​អន្តរជាតិ​ស្ដីពី​គណបក្ស​នយោបាយ​អាស៊ី ឬ​ហៅ​កាត់​ថា អាយខែប (ICAPP = International Conference of Asian Political Parties) ស្ថិត​ក្រោម​ជំនួយ​របស់​កម្ពុជា ដើម្បី​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​ទៅ​លើ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​នេះ បង្ហាញ​ថា ជា​ការងារ​ដែល​មិន​អាច​ជឿ​ទុក​ចិត្ត​បាន​ឡើយ។

How a child's brain develops from the womb to age five


How a child's brain develops from the womb to age five


Theirworld | 22 February 2017

By the time a child reaches five years old, 90% of their brain has already developed - which means the progression from birth to school is the most important time of their lives.
A child’s brain develops in different stages. As part of Theirworld's #5for5 campaign on investment in early childhood development, we look at some of the changes going on inside the womb, from birth to three years old and from three to five.

In the womb

Just 16 days after conception - way before you know you are pregnant - your unborn baby’s neural plate (the foundation of your baby's brain and spinal cord) is forming.
"At the same time, neural cells start travelling throughout the embryo to form the beginnings of nerves," says Heidi Murkoff, the author of What to Expect.
The nerve cells form but are not actually developed as a brain during the first 12 weeks.
"Impulses begin to fire without pattern or direction," explains the Developing Human Brain website. "Sensory organs and nerves are not developed at this point, so the foetus does not feel pain."
Over the next few months, the sensory organs and nerves begin to develop. 


5for5 is about taking small actions - which together can have a big impact. And giving people a way to stand up for children who haven’t quite mastered standing yet. 5 seconds. 5 steps. 5 goals. It’s all #5for5. If you’ve got 5 seconds to spare now - share a video (or photo!) of you high-fiving an under-5 to show your support.
Research shows that outside influences can affect the unborn child’s brain development - both positively and negatively. 
In fact, the sounds made by dolphins can stimulate an unborn baby’s brain even more than music or talking to your "bump"! 
"The high-range sounds dolphins emit are registered by the baby. These sounds stimulate the nerves in the brain and the child's audible senses," said Elizabeth Yalan, dean of the Obstetrician College of Peru.
Neuroscientists can now identify patterns in brain activity that appear to be associated with some types of negative early experiences. 
The long-term effects of early stress, poverty, neglect and maltreatment were well-documented and virtually uncontested years before scientists could “see” them with brain-scanning tools.
While most mothers in developed countries are given every opportunity to stimulate their unborn child, nourish it and protect it, it’s often a very different story for pregnant women in the developing world.

Birth to age three

A child’s brain undergoes a rapid period of development during these three years , producing 700 new neural connections every second. When a baby is born, 100 billion neurons - or brain cells - have already been produced.
The future of a child’s developing brain is in our hands. Parents, caregivers and family members all have a part to play in helping to form a baby’s brain.
Scientists are rapidly untangling how a child goes from seeing images when just born to being able to feed, talk, play and communicate by the age of three.
“Different stimuli and tasks, such as hearing a lullaby or reaching for a toy, help establish different neural networks," wrote Yudhijit Bhattacharjee in an article for National Geographic.

ប្រតិកម្ម​នានា​ តប​ទៅ​ នឹង​ការ​ ចោទ ​របស់​ តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​ បក្ស​ប្រជាជន ​អំពី ​បដិវត្តន៍​ ពណ៌ | Reactions to charges of color revolution of CPP parliamentarian

អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​រដ្ឋសភា​មក​ពី​គណបក្ស​ប្រជាជន​កម្ពុជា និង​ជា​ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មការ​ទី​៥ រដ្ឋសភា (គណៈកម្មការ​កិច្ចការ​បរទេស សហប្រតិបត្តិការ​អន្តរជាតិ ឃោសនាការ និង​ព័ត៌មាន)  លោក ឈាង វុន ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ RFA/Brach Chev

ប្រតិកម្ម​នានា​ តប​ទៅ​ នឹង​ការ​ ចោទ ​របស់​ តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​ បក្ស​ប្រជាជន ​អំពី ​បដិវត្តន៍​ ពណ៌

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៥ ឧសភា ២០១៧


Cambodian PM calls on voting for ruling party, pledging to maintain peace, development

Cambodian PM calls on voting for ruling party, pledging to maintain peace, development

Xinhua | 25 May 2017

PHNOM PENH, May 25 (Xinhua) -- As the nation gears up for the commune elections on June 4, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Thursday renewed his calls for the compatriots to vote for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) in order to continue maintaining peace, stability and development.
"I'd like to appeal to the people to join the CPP to continue maintaining peace. No peace, no development," he said during a gathering with the representatives of the Christian community in the country.

លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ប្រាប់​ ឲ្យ​អ្នក​កាសែត ​បរទេស​ ម្នាក់​ ចេញ​ ពី​កម្ពុជា | Khieu Kanharith told a foreign journalist to leave Cambodia

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​ព័ត៌មាន លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សិក្ខាសាលា​ស្ដីពី​ការ​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ច្បាប់​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក​ថ្មី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Morm Moniroth
រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​ព័ត៌មាន លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សិក្ខាសាលា​ស្ដីពី​ការ​ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ច្បាប់​ចរាចរណ៍​ផ្លូវ​គោក​ថ្មី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Morm Moniroth

លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ប្រាប់​ ឲ្យ​អ្នក​កាសែត ​បរទេស​ ម្នាក់​ ចេញ​ ពី​កម្ពុជា

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រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ​ក្រសួង ​ព័ត៌មាន លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ប្រាប់ ​ឲ្យ​អ្នក​កាសែត ​ឌឹ ខេមបូឌា ដេលី (The Cambodia Daily) ម្នាក់​ ចេញ​ ពី​កម្ពុជា បើ​ យល់​ថា, លោក​ បង្ហោះ ​រូបថត​ លិខិត​ ឆ្លង​ដែន ​របស់​ អ្នក​កាសែត ​រូប​នោះ នៅ​លើ​ ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook) ជា​ការ​ គំរាមកំហែង។

​លោក ​ខៀវ​ កាញារីទ្ធ ឆ្លើយ​តប ​បែប​នេះ​ បន្ទាប់​ ពី​ក្លឹប ​អ្នក​កាសែត​ បរទេស ​មួយ ​ថ្កោល​ទោស ​រូប​លោក និង​ទទូច​​ ឲ្យ​លុប រូបថត​ លិខិត ​ឆ្លង​ដែន​ នោះ​ ចេញ​ ពីហ្វេសប៊ុក។

លោក ខៀវ កាញារីទ្ធ ថ្លែង​ប្រាប់​ អាស៊ីសេរី​ តាម​ទូរស័ព្ទ​ នៅ​រសៀល​ ថ្ងៃ​ទី២៥ ឧសភា ដោយ​សូម មិន ​ឲ្យ​ថត​ សំឡេង​ ថា, លោក​ បាន​លុប​លិខិត ​ឆ្លង​ដែន ​របស់​ អ្នក​កាសែត ឌឹ ខេមបូឌា ដេលី ឈ្មោះ ស៊ុមបឺរ ភីតធ័រ (Zsombor Peter) ចេញ​ ពី​ហ្វេសប៊ុក ​របស់​លោក​ហើយ​ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​នេះ។

Cambodia PM Repeats Warning of War if Opposition Wins Vote

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FILE PHOTO:Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen attends the funeral of Cambodia's late Deputy Prime Minister Sok An in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo REUTERS

Cambodia PM Repeats Warning of War if Opposition Wins Vote

Reuters /  | 25 May 2017

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday reiterated a warning that war could break out in the Southeast Asian country if his ruling party loses local elections next month and a general election next year.

គ.ជ.ប. ព្រមាន​ ចាត់​វិធានការ​ លើ​អ្នក​ ស្ទង់​មតិ​ អំពី​ គណបក្ស​ នយោបាយ ​តាម​ហ្វេសប៊ុក | NEC threatens measures against those who poll political parties via Facebook

ការ​ស្ទង់​មតិ​អំពី​ការ​គាំទ្រ​គណបក្ស​នយោបាយ ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បង្ហោះ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ទំព័រ​ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook) ឈ្មោះ Samdech Hun Sen for Prime Minister 2018 កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ Photo: Screenshot
ការ​ស្ទង់​មតិ​អំពី​ការ​គាំទ្រ​គណបក្ស​នយោបាយ ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​បង្ហោះ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ទំព័រ​ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook) ឈ្មោះ Samdech Hun Sen for Prime Minister 2018 កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ Photo: Screenshot

គ.ជ.ប. ព្រមាន​ ចាត់​វិធានការ​ លើ​អ្នក​ ស្ទង់​មតិ​ អំពី​ គណបក្ស​ នយោបាយ ​តាម​ហ្វេសប៊ុក

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គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ ជាតិ​ រៀបចំ​ ការ​បោះឆ្នោត (គ.ជ.ប.) អំពាវនាវ ​ឲ្យ​បញ្ឈប់​ ការ​ស្ទង់​មតិ​ លើ​បណ្ដាញ​ សង្គម​ ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook) ជា​បន្ទាន់ ដើម្បី​ ជៀសវាង​ ការ​ភាន់ច្រឡំ​ លើ​ដំណើរការ ​រៀបចំ ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត។

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ស្នើ​គ.ជ.ប. ​ពិនិត្យ​មើល​ សារ​នយោបាយ ​របស់​លោក កឹម សុខា | Hun Sen requests NEC to look into Kem Sokha's political message

លោក​នាយកគណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន (ឆ្វេង) និង​ប្រធាន​​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា។ RFA
លោក​នាយកគណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន (ឆ្វេង) និង​ប្រធាន​​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា។ RFA

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ស្នើ​គ.ជ.ប. ​ពិនិត្យ​មើល​ សារ​នយោបាយ ​របស់​លោក កឹម សុខា

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លោក​ នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ស្នើ គ..ប. ឲ្យ​តម្រង់​ទិស​ ពិនិត្យ​ ពាក្យ​សម្ដី​ របស់​ ប្រធាន​ គណបក្ស​ ប្រឆាំង លោក កឹម សុខា ដែល​និយាយ​ ថា, រដ្ឋាភិបាល ​ដំឡើង ​ប្រាក់​បៀវត្សរ៍​ មន្ត្រី​ រាជការ និង​ទម្លាក់​ ថ្លៃ​ភ្លើង​ ព្រោះ​ គណបក្ស​ ប្រឆាំង​ ទាមទារ។  ប៉ុន្តែ​ អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ គ..ប. ស្នើ​ឲ្យ​ គណបក្ស​ ប្រជាជន​ កម្ពុជា ដាក់​ពាក្យ​បណ្ដឹង ទើប គ..ប. ប្រជុំ​ ពិនិត្យ​មើល​ ករណី​នេះ។  បើ​ មិន​ ដូច្នេះ​ទេ គ..ប. មិន​ ចាត់ការ​ ឡើយ។

[Vietnamization: Logging, Military, Border] EIA ជំរុញ​ ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ បង្ហាញ​ លទ្ធផល​ ស៊ើបអង្កេត ​រឿង​កាប់​ និង​ជួញដូរ​ ឈើ ​ខុស​ច្បាប់ | EIA calls on govt to share its results from its investigation into the cutting, trading of illegal timber

សកម្មភាព​ដឹក​ជញ្ជូន​ឈើ​ពី​ក្នុង​ឧទ្យាន​ជាតិ​វីរជ័យ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ទៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម កាល​ពី​ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ Photo courtesy of EIA
សកម្មភាព​ដឹក​ជញ្ជូន​ឈើ​ពី​ក្នុង​ឧទ្យាន​ជាតិ​វីរជ័យ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ទៅ​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម កាល​ពី​ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។ Photo courtesy of EIA

EIA ជំរុញ​ ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ បង្ហាញ​ លទ្ធផល​ ស៊ើបអង្កេត ​រឿង​កាប់​ និង​ជួញដូរ​ ឈើ ​ខុស​ច្បាប់

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សំណុំរឿង​ ការ​នាំ​ចេញ​ ឈើ​ខុស​ច្បាប់​ ពី​ប្រទេស​ កម្ពុជា រាប់​ម៉ឺន​ ម៉ែត្រ​គូប​ ទៅ​វៀតណាម ដែល​អង្គការ ផ្នែក​បរិស្ថាន​ អន្តរជាតិ បាន​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​ ឃើញ​ នៅ​មិន​ ទាន់​មាន ​លទ្ធផល​ ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​ ណា​មួយ ​ដោយ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ​កម្ពុជា នៅ​ឡើយ​ទេ ក្រៅ​តែ ​ពី​ការ​ អះអាង ​ថា កំពុង​ ពិនិត្យ​សិក្សា។

NEC rejects Rainsy advertisement

Opposition surrogate Kong Korm speaks to supporters at a campaign event on Monday in Prey Veng province in front a CNRP banner bearing the face of ex-party leader Sam Rainsy. Facebook
Opposition surrogate Kong Korm speaks to supporters at a campaign event on Monday in Prey Veng province in front a CNRP banner bearing the face of ex-party leader Sam Rainsy. Facebook

NEC rejects Rainsy advertisement

Phnom Penh Post | 25 May 2017

BOO!

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Spooked out by Rainsy? No, we're not afraid, uh-uh, really, swear to god (HoChiMinh works too)

The National Election Committee has rejected an opposition campaign advertisement from airing on a state-owned television station because it features former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, according to a letter from the body.

The letter informing the Cambodia National Rescue Party of the decision is dated May 23 and addressed to party spokesman Yim Sovann.

“The National Election Committee decided not to accept [the] third video spot of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to air because the Ministry of Information has never allowed state-run television station TVK to air any statements of a convict,” the letter reads.

Rainsy, who faces two convictions widely seen as politically motivated, was compelled to resign from the CNRP in February to avoid his court cases being used against the party under controversial new laws. He has not stepped foot in Cambodia since 2015 to avoid being imprisoned.

Sam Rainsy: ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ នៅមូលដ្ឋាន នឹងឃើញ ការផ្លាស់ប្តូរ ជាវិជ្ជាមាន ដ៏សំខាន់ ៣យ៉ាង ភ្លាមៗ ក្រោយ ពីការ បោះឆ្នោត ឃុំ-សង្កាត់ | 3 immediate benefits of commune elections


២២ ឧសភា ២០១៧ / 22 May 2017
ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ នៅមូលដ្ឋាន នឹងឃើញ ការផ្លាស់ប្តូរ ជាវិជ្ជាមាន ដ៏សំខាន់ ៣យ៉ាង ភ្លាមៗ ក្រោយ ពីការ បោះឆ្នោត ឃុំ-សង្កាត់ ថ្ងៃ៤ មិថុនា ២០១៧ នេះ។ (អត្ថាធិប្បាយ ក្នុងកិច្ចប្រជុំ នៅទីក្រុង Toulouse ប្រទេស បារាំង ថ្ងៃ២១ ឧសភា ២០១៧)

The population at the grassroots level will see three important positive changes immediately after the 4 June 2017 commune council elections. (Comment at a meeting in Toulouse, France, on 21 May 2017.)

សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy
www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam

Syrian refugee settled in Cambodia: report

Syrian refugee settled in Cambodia: report

9News (Australia) | 25 May 2017

Australian officials are tight-lipped over reports a Syrian refugee previously held on Nauru has been quietly transferred to Cambodia.
He is just the seventh person to arrive there following a controversial resettlement deal struck in 2014, when Australia agreed to give the Southeast Asian nation about $40 million in aid.
An immigration department spokesman did not explicitly confirm the resettlement, first reported by the Phnom Penh Post on Thursday, saying the privacy of all refugees should be respected.
"We have no intention of releasing personal or other details relating to those who volunteer to take up settlement in Cambodia," he told AAP.

EU meets rights body

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Keo Remy, head of the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), speaks to the press yesterday in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

EU meets rights body

Phnom Penh Post | 25 May 2017

A European Union election expert mission yesterday met with the government’s Cambodia Human Rights Committee in a closed-door meeting as part of its visit to the Kingdom, at the end of which it will submit recommendations to the Cambodian authorities.

According to CHRC head Keo Remy [former SRP, former HRP, now CPP]/CHRC], delegate Renata Tardioli “asked about the issue of human rights” and mechanisms for responding to human rights complaints. The three-person expert mission arrived on April 25 and will stay through June.