The Anti-Sam Rainsy Law

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pseng-Pseng
In Brief

In the Kingdom of Beasts


It is so ironic. They do not like being referred to as a beast regime, yet they treat each other like beasts. And it is public insults that bring out the beast in Hun Sen.

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Now Hun Sen is demanding a moral authority in Buddhist teachings by claiming even Buddha would not be forgiving when insulted. This means, with this newly-claimed moral authority, it will be appropriate for Hun Sen to prosecute his critics and opponents, perceived or otherwise.

It is not certain if Hun Sen knows, but contrary to his claim, Buddha is far more forgiving than any soul on Earth. However, he is certain his supporters and apologists will swallow whatever he throws at them.

Ung Bun Ang

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Sam Rainsy: មនុស្ស ដែលគេ មិនអាច បង្ហាញ មុខបាន នៅប្រទេស កម្ពុជា | Man with no face: Cambodian politician deleted from signs

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១៧ សីហា ២០១៧ / 17 August 2017
មនុស្ស ដែលគេ មិនអាច បង្ហាញ មុខបាន នៅប្រទេស កម្ពុជា 
Man with no face: Cambodian politician deleted from signs
នេះ ជាចំណងជើង នៃអត្ថបទ មួយ ផ្សព្វផ្សាយ ថ្ងៃនេះ ដោយទីភ្នាក់ងារ សារព័ត៌មាន បារាំង Agence France Presse (AFP)។  អត្ថបទនេះ និយាយ ពីច្បាប់ថ្មី រៀបចំឡើង តាមបញ្ជា លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ដែលតម្រូវ ឲ្យដករូបថតខ្ញុំ (សម រង្ស៊ី) ទាំងអស់ ចេញពី ទីកន្លែង សាធារណៈ។
អ្នកនិពន្ធ អត្ថបទនេះ បានសម្ភាសន៍ ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ដែលប្រាប់គាត់ ថា៖ «ទោះ ជាយ៉ាងណា ក៏ដោយ, សម រង្ស៊ី នៅតែ ស្ថិតក្នុង បេះដូង របស់ ពួកយើង។  មិនអាច លុបរូបគាត់ ចេញពី បេះដូង ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ បានងាយៗ ទេ។»  អ្នកនិពន្ធ អត្ថបទនេះ ក៏បានសម្ភាសន៍ អ្នកសង្កេតការណ៍ អន្តរជាតិ មួយរូប ដែលបានអត្ថាធិប្បាយ ថា៖ «ការលុបរូប សម រង្ស៊ី ចេញពី ស្លាកសញ្ញា គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិនោះ មិន អាចធ្វើ ឲ្យអ្នក បោះឆ្នោត ភ្លេចគាត់ ងាយៗទេ (ដូចអ្វី ដែល ហ៊ុន សែន សង្ឃឹមនោះ)។»
ជាសន្និដ្ឋាន អ្នកនិពន្ធ បានចុះ ពាក្យសម្តី របស់ខ្ញុំ មួយឃ្លា មានន័យ ថា៖ «សម រង្ស៊ី នៅតែ ជានិមិត្តរូប មួយ នៃការ តស៊ូ ប្រឆាំង របបផ្តាច់ការ និងពុករលួយ ដែលគ្រប់គ្រង ប្រទេស កម្ពុជា ជាង ៣០ឆ្នាំ មកហើយ។»
Please read today’s AFP article http://tinyurl.com/y8jgqedf
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy
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[Demographic Vietnamization: Border, Military, Svay Rieng] VIDEO: Vietnam, Cambodia border guards hold friendly exchange


Vietnam, Cambodia border guards hold friendly exchange

Border guards of Vietnam’s southern Tay Ninh province and military officials and police from Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province have held the first friendly exchange in Tay Ninh.

Vietnam Plus | 31 December 2016

[Demographic Vietnamization: Border, Military] PM lauds Vietnam-Cambodia cooperation in combating crimes

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Krolahom Sar Kheng in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

PM lauds Vietnam-Cambodia cooperation in combating crimes

Vietnam Plus | 17 August 2017

Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has spoke highly of the close and effective cooperation between public security forces of Vietnam and Cambodia in preventing and combating crimes, especially crimes related to national security, drugs, economic activities, cyber crimes and human trafficking.

At a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Krolahom Sar Kheng in Hanoi on August 17, PM Phuc held that amid rapid developments of the world and regional situation, the public security forces of Vietnam and Cambodia should continue working closely to effectively implement agreements reached by senior leaders of the two nations on ensuring political security, and social order and safety in each country.

The two sides should coordinate to foil all schemes that are aimed at driving a wedge between Vietnam and Cambodia and undermining their friendship and solidarity, he said, urging the forces to promote the efficiency of existing cooperation mechanisms and support each other at international and multilateral forums.

PM Phuc also proposed both sides create favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals to settle down in each other country, suggesting that Cambodian authorities continue taking suitable measures to ensure legitimate rights of overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia.

[Vietnamization: Indochina, Military, Border] Vietnam strengthens ties with Laos and Cambodia

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong.

Vietnam strengthens ties with Laos and Cambodia

Nhan Dan | 17 August 2017
NDO – Vietnam consistently fosters solidarity, close bonds and comprehensive cooperation with the Lao Party, State, Government and people, aiming to further accelerate bilateral cooperative relations between the two countries, for the benefits of their peoples, thus contributing actively to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and around the world, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stated.
Addressing a reception for Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong in Hanoi on August 17, the PM warmly welcomed the Lao guest to officially visit Vietnam and attend exchange activities with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, on the occasion of the Vietnam-Laos Solidarity and Friendship Year 2017.
He congratulated the Lao Party, Government and people on their significant achievements attained over the past few years, whilst affirming that Vietnam always treasures the fine sentiments and support offered by Laos towards Vietnam during the country’s past struggle for national independence and its current cause of national construction and development.
Vietnam values and wishes to strengthen the friendly relations and solidarity between the three Indochinese countries, including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, he stated, hailing the Vietnam-Laos relations as being special, and rare in the world.
The PM suggested that the two public security forces must work together to thwart all plots by hostile forces to undermine the special Vietnam-Laos solidarity, calling for joint efforts to fight crime and build a shared borderline of peace, friendship, stability and comprehensive development.
Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Silavong stated that his visit held a special meaning, contributing to strengthening solidarity and friendship between the two countries as a whole, between the two public security forces in particular, and consolidating the friendly relations and cooperation between Vietnam, Laos along with the nation of Cambodia as well.
He stated that the Lao public security force is actively working with the Vietnamese public security force in deploying celebration and exchange activities between the two countries., voicing his wish that the Vietnamese Government and PM would continue pushing ties between the two public security forces forward.
* Addressing another reception for Cambodian Deputy PM Cum Minister of Home Affairs, Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng on the same day, PM Phuc warmly welcomed the guest and members of the high-level Cambodian delegation, to visit Vietnam and participate in the exchange activities with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, on the special occasion of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Year 2017.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) and Cambodian Deputy PM Cum Minister of Home Affairs, Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng.
The Vietnamese Party and Government always foster solidarity, and support the Cambodian Government and people, with the motto of “fine neighborliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and long-term sustainability”, aiming to constantly facilitate bilateral relations for the benefits of the two countries’ people, contributing to maintaining peace and stability in the region and around the world, he affirmed.
The PM spoke highly of the close and effective cooperation between public security forces of Vietnam and Cambodia in preventing and combating crimes, especially crimes related to national security, drugs, economic activities, cybercrimes and human trafficking.
He urged both sides to continue working closely in order to effectively implement agreements reached by senior leaders of the two nations on ensuring political security, and social order and safety in each country, to destroy any plots by hostile forces that damage the solidarity and friendship between the two countries, and to support each other at international multilateral forums on combating crimes.
PM Phuc suggested that both sides continue creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese and Cambodian nationals to settle down in each other’s country, whilst asking the Cambodian side to take proper measures to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of Vietnamese in Cambodia.

[Demographic Vietnamization: Ratanakiri, Military, Border] អាជ្ញាធរ​ ខេត្ត​ រតនគិរី​ បដិសេធ​ សំណើ​ សូម បើក​សិក្ខាសាលា​ របស់​ អាដហុក ​រឿង​ដីធ្លី | Ratanakiri authority refuses Adhoc's request to hold forum on land

មន្ត្រី​កម្មវិធី​បណ្ដាញ​សហគមន៍​នៃ​សមាគម​អាដហុក (ADHOC) លោក ប៉ែន ប៊ុណ្ណារ៍ ក្នុង​កម្មវិធី​វេទិកា​អ្នក​ស្ដាប់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១២ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៧។

អាជ្ញាធរ​ ខេត្ត​ រតនគិរី​ បដិសេធ​ សំណើ​ សូម បើក​សិក្ខាសាលា​ របស់​ អាដហុក ​រឿង​ដីធ្លី

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ១៧ សីហា ២០១៧


Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne - Part 33 -- Forced equaity at last?!


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Part 2: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne
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Kem Sokha is often seen seated alone in a thick wooden throne on stage, something that you hardly or never see Sam Rainsy doing.  The more vacuous a person, the more props he needs to fill the emptiness.

But now with Tioulong Saumura there, at least he's in the same row as other CNRP leaders and they're not in plastic chairs. - Theary C. Seng

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The Wooden Throne Cut Down to Size But Still Stands Alone.  Other CNRP Leaders Promoted from Plastic Even Without Help from Tioulong Saumura.
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I may have named-and-shamed away The Thick Wooden Throne... Temporarily or for good, only time will tell. I will vote CNRP IN SPITE of Kem Sokha as will so many others, going against the grain in a lesser-evil decision. - Theary C. Seng

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Part 18: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne

To make Cambodia understandable for Americans (in terms of temperament, intelligence, communication skills): Hun Sen is Trump; Kem Sokha, Sarah Palin; Sam Rainsy, Barack Obama. 
Of all the thrones in this series "Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne", I find this the most disturbing as I imagine the different scenarios that led to this meal seating. As it's inside, the plastic chairs had to be intentionally sought out and brought in from the outside or back corner somewhere for the plebeians to use rather than just pulling the similar chairs within reach already there; King Sokha made a huge effort to distinguish his chair from those of the visiting plebes coming to pay their respects (and tributes?). A reflection of the smallness of a man that I find extremely unsettling. 
- Theary C. Seng

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In the Era of the Strongman (Sen) and The Strawman (Sokha).

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The plebes on the dais may have graduated from plastic. Congratulations!  But certainly not the regular plebes; they wouldn't be able to handle it!
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It took 22 parts in a series -- Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne -- to achieve equality. The 2 VPs in the same row and similar chair as Kem Sokha. Now, will it last? (Koh Kong, 22 June 2017)
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Part 24: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne

 Nope, it didn't last; it was only a lapse in judgment; the imperial nature is too deeply lodged. (Kampot, 23 June 2017)

 
Part 25: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne

A permanent upgrade for his 1st VP, Pol Ham?
Samrong District, Takeo Province, 24 June 2017.


Part 27: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne

Cut down to size and forced equality. Another lapse of judgment or here to stay? Stay tuned! Prey Veng, 25 June 2017


Kampong Chhnang, 28 June 2017
Forced equality at last? Or, another lapse of judgment?

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Looking down on the Plebes.  And is that Fiji bottled water?  Ooh-la-la!
ខេត្ត ពោធិ៍សាត់, ៨ កក្កដា ២០១៧ | Pursat, 8 July 2017
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Forced equality -- Another lapse of judgment? 
Prey Veng, 29 July 2017

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Tbaung Khmum, 30 July 2017
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 Takeo, 3 Aug. 2017

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12 August 2017

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Phnom Penh, 13 Aug. 2017

[Demographic Vietnamization: Border, Svay Rieng, Military] Exchange fosters Vietnam – Cambodia border ties

Border guards in Chau Thanh district, Tay Ninh province (Source: ​bienphong)

Exchange fosters Vietnam – Cambodia border ties

Vietnam Plus | 27 December 2017

Tay Ninh (VNA) – The southern province of Tay Ninh and its Cambodian neighbouring province of Svay Rieng will host the first border friendship exchange between Vietnam and Cambodia on December 28-29.
Tay Ninh’s border guard command said at a press briefing on December 26 that the event aims to foster the solidarity and friendship between the two countries’ authorities, communities and border guard forces, thus strengthening cooperation in border protection, immigration control and prevention of cross-border crimes.
The highlight of the event is an art exchange with the attendance of senior officials of both countries. It will be broadcast live by Tay Ninh television channel and relayed on the Vietnam National Defence Television, and TV channels of other Vietnamese and Cambodian border provinces.
The two sides will hold talks to discuss cooperation on joint border protection and crime prevention, along with a joint patrol.
A ceremony to inaugurate a border military-civilian health care station will also take place during the event.-VNA

An important message from Barack Obama

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[Demographic Vietnamization: Banteay Meanchey, Military, Agriculture] Governor of Cambodian province keen on enhanced ties with Vietnam

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Governor of Cambodian province keen on enhanced ties with Vietnam

Vietnam Plus | 21 April 2016

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Governor of Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia, Suon Bovor, has affirmed his determination to foster the bilateral ties long nurtured by the two countries. 

He made his affirmation during a reception for representative from the Vietnamese Consulate General in Battambang city Nguyen Dung An, who came to congratulate the local authorities on the traditional Khmer New Year festival. 

Bovor wished that the traditional friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Cambodia will be everlasting. 

While asking for further cooperation with Vietnam in diverse areas, An suggested the host side provide a list of major business contacts for Vietnamese counterparts to study and form networks. 

He also wished that local authorities will continue helping team K70 from the Military Command of Tay Ninh province under the Vietnam People’s Army with the search for and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese experts and volunteer soldiers who sacrificed their lives to the war in Cambodia.-VNA

Trees with “Crown Shyness” Mysteriously Avoid Touching Each Other

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Crown Shyness Trees
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Trees with “Crown Shyness” Mysteriously Avoid Touching Each Other


[Demographic Vietnamization: Men Sam An, Border, Kep, Kampot] Vietnam, Cambodia commit to building peaceful borderline

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (second from left) presents gift to Men Sam Ol (second from right) (Source: VNA)

Vietnam, Cambodia commit to building peaceful borderline

Vietnam Plus | 16 August 2017

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) and the National Council of Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodia (SFDC) held the fifth international conference on building Vietnam-Cambodia border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development for 2017-2020 in Phnom Penh on August 16. 

In her opening speech, Vice President of the SFDC National Council Men Sam Ol [Men Sam An] said the two fronts should encourage border localities to establish friendship associations to tighten solidarity and friendship across the fields, particularly in safeguarding border security and order. 

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man hailed the significance of the conference at a time when the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties. 

He suggested educating people in the two countries, including young generations, about the tradition of special solidarity, comprehensive cooperation and friendship between the two nations, as well as urging border residents to support the policy on economic development with a focus on promoting tourism under the theme “Two countries, one destination”. 

The two fronts need to persuade people in border areas to give support to border demarcation efforts as agreed by the two countries’ leaders, he said, adding that he believed the two countries will propel their ties forward despite uncertain developments in the region and the world. 

The conference reviewed the implementation of the joint communiqué adopted at the fourth conference held in Vietnam in 2014. 

In their speeches, participants all stressed that solidarity provides the impetus for sustainable bilateral ties. 

Concluding the event, Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Truong Thi Ngoc Anh and SFDC permanent Vice President and Secretary General Nhem Valy approved a joint communiqué between the two fronts on the outcomes of the conference. 

Representatives of front organisations in border localities signed an agreement on building a borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development for 2017-2020. 

The next conference is scheduled to take place in Vietnam in 2020.

Vietnam and Cambodia share a land borderline of nearly 1,137km, passing through 10 Vietnamese provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang and 9 Cambodian provinces of Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kratie, Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo and Kampot [and Kep]. 

Before the event, VFF Central Committee President Tran Thanh Man held meetings with leaders of the Cambodian Senate, parliament, government and SFDC National Council, during which both sides proposed refining mechanisms to lifting bilateral ties in the future.

The delegations of both countries to the conference offered incense to the Vietnam-Cambodia martyrs’ memorial in Kampot province. 

The VFF delegation also made a working visit to Kampot and presented gifts to local residents living in need. 

As scheduled on August 17, the delegation will offer gifts to poor households in Kep province before concluding their Cambodian visit.-VNA