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Saturday, September 24, 2016

[Vietnamization] ពលរដ្ឋ ​ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង ​ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​ ការ​ដឹក​ជញ្ជូន​ ឈើ ​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ធំ របស់​ ជនជាតិ​ វៀតណាម | Stung Treng villagers witness transportation of massive logs belonging to Vietnamese merchant

ឈើ​ប្រណិត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
ឈើ​ប្រណិត​ដែល​ក្រុម​ឈ្មួញ​ជនជាតិ​វៀតណាម រើ​ចេញ​ពី​រថយន្ត​បន្ទាប់​ពី​បែក​កង់ ឋិត​នៅ​ឃុំ​សៀមបូក ស្រុក​សៀមបូក ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ Photo Provided

ពលរដ្ឋ ​ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង ​ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​ ការ​ដឹក​ជញ្ជូន​ ឈើ ​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ធំ របស់​ ជនជាតិ​ វៀតណាម

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៣ កញ្ញា ២០១៦

 


ពលរដ្ឋ​ រស់នៅ​ ឃុំ​សៀមបូក ស្រុក​សៀមបូក ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង សង្កេត​ឃើញ​ ថា, អាជ្ញាធរ​ ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ ហាក់​ ពុំ​យក​ ចិត្ត​ទុក​ដាក់​ បង្ក្រាប​ ការ​ជួញ​ដូរ​ ឈើ​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ធំ​ ខុស​ច្បាប់ បើ ​ទោះ ​បី​ ជា​អភិបាល​ ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង ចេញ​បទបញ្ជា​ ឲ្យ​បង្ក្រាប​ក្តី។  អ្នក​ភូមិ​ថា រថយន្ត​សាំងយ៉ុង (Sangyung) ជាង ២០​គ្រឿង​ផ្ទុក​ឈើ​មាន​តម្លៃ​ច្រើន​ម៉ែត្រ​គូប ត្រូវ​គេ​ដឹក​យក​លាក់​ទុក​នៅ​ចំណុច​ភ្នំ​ក្រហម កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ កញ្ញា។

ពលរដ្ឋ​ រស់នៅ ​ឃុំ​សៀមបូក ស្រុក​សៀមបូក នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ ទី​២២ កញ្ញា អំពាវនាវ​ ឲ្យ​អាជ្ញាធរ​ ជំនាញ​ អនុវត្ត​ច្បាប់ ​លើ​រថយន្ត​ សាំងយ៉ុង ២២​គ្រឿង ផ្ទុក​ឈើ​ប្រណិត​ ច្រើន​ម៉ែត្រ​គូប​ របស់​ ឈ្មួញ​ ជនជាតិ​ វៀតណាម ឈ្មោះ ហេង សំនៀង, ហៅ​ យាយ ព្រឿង។  ការ​អំពាវនាវ​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ពី​រថយន្ត​ទាំងនោះ​ត្រូវ​ឈ្មួញ​ដឹក​មក​លាក់​ទុក​នៅ ៤​ទីតាំង​ផ្សេង​គ្នា​នៅ​ចំណុច​ភ្នំ​ក្រហម ពីរ​ថ្ងៃ​ហើយ ពុំ​ឃើញ​មាន​ការ​បង្ក្រាប។

‘Failed’ Electoral System Ranked Asia’s Worst

‘Failed’ Electoral System Ranked Asia’s Worst

 The Cambodia Daily | 24 September 2016

An updated study that categorizes countries based on the fairness of their elections has placed Cambodia’s “failed” 2013 poll firmly in its bottom tier, ranking it the worst in the Asia-Pacific region and among the bottom 10 in the world.

Stifling of the opposition, manipulation of voter registration and unfair campaign financing—common criticisms of Cambodia’s last national election—are key chokepoints in the study by the Electoral Integrity Project, based out of Harvard University and the University of Sydney.


A woman casts her vote during the 2013 national election. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
A woman casts her vote during the 2013 national election. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Researcher Pippa Norris, a Harvard lecturer and the project’s head, describes an electoral autocracy as one in which “having elections legitimizes the government, but they can manipulate the ­result.

“If you’re a dictator thinking about this, the easiest way is to make sure your opponent is in some way not allowed to stand,” Norris says in a recorded interview posted online by the university earlier this year.

[Vietnamization] Việt Nam, Cambodia to boost information exchange

Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn (left) met with Cambodian PM Hun Sen. — VNA/VNS Photo Phan Minh Hưng
Việt Nam, Cambodia to boost information exchange
 
VietNamNews | 23 September 2016

PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has emphasised the need for Cambodia and Việt Nam to intensify information sharing to develop relations.

The PM hosted a reception in Phnom Penh yesterday for visiting Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn

Tuấn expressed hope for the Cambodian leader’s continued support for the countries’ cooperative programmes in information and communications.

Vietnamese ministries and agencies will coordinate with the Cambodian side to deepen bilateral relations in all areas, including information and communications, he added.

On the same day, Tuấn held talks with Cambodian Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Tram Iv Tek and Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith

During the meetings, the two sides discussed how to foster collaboration in this field.

During Tuấn’s visit to Cambodia from Wednesday to today, the two sides signed four cooperative documents, including an agreement to intensify information sharing from 2016-2020 between the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Cambodian Ministry of Information.


The Vietnamese minister also presented 10 computers to schools for Vietnamese students in Cambodia. — VNS

[Vietnamization, criminal elements] មនុស្ស​ ៨​នាក់,​ ក្នុង​នោះ​ វៀតណាម​ ៣​នាក់, ​ត្រូវ​ ចាប់ខ្លួន រឿង​បោក​ គ្រាប់បែក​ កណ្ដាល​ក្រុង ភ្នំពេញ | 8 people, including 3 Vietnamese, detained in Phnom Penh grenade throwing case

ជន​សង្ស័យ​គប់​គ្រាប់​បែក​នៅ​បឹងកេងកង​៣ ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
សមត្ថកិច្ច​បង្ហាញ​ជន​សង្ស័យ​គប់​គ្រាប់​បែក​នៅ​បឹងកេងកង​៣ ចំនួន​៨នាក់ នា​អគ្គស្នងការ​នគរបាល​ជាតិ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Brach Chev

មនុស្ស​ ៨​នាក់,​ ក្នុង​នោះ​ វៀតណាម​ ៣​នាក់, ​ត្រូវ​ ចាប់ខ្លួន រឿង​បោក​ គ្រាប់បែក​ កណ្ដាល​ក្រុង ភ្នំពេញ

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៣ កញ្ញា ២០១៦

 

ករណី​ បោក​គ្រាប់បែក​ កណ្ដាល​ក្រុង ភ្នំពេញ ​កាលពី​ជាង ​ពីរ​សប្ដាហ៍​មុន ត្រូវ​ សមត្ថកិច្ច​ជំនាញ​ អះអាង​ ថា ជា​ករណី​ គំនុំ​បុគ្គល។  ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​សារព័ត៌មាន ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​កញ្ញា ប្រធាន​ ក្រុម​ស៊ើបអង្កេត ​ការងារ​នេះ និង​ជា​ស្នងកា រ​នគរបាល ​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ លោក ជួន សុវណ្ណ បាន​បង្ហាញ ​ថា មាន​ជនសង្ស័យ ​៨​នាក់ ក្នុង​នោះ ​មាន​ជនជា តិ​វៀតណាម ​៣​នាក់ ដែល​ជាប់ ​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ រឿង​នេះ។

Barack Obama and Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Ultimate Exit Interview [It really is!]


OVAL TEAM The 44th president and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin share a West Wing tête-à-tête. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

Barack Obama and Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Ultimate Exit Interview

As his two-term presidency draws to a close, Barack Obama is looking back—at the legacies of his predecessors, as well as his own—and forward, to the freedom of life after the White House. In a wide-ranging conversation with one of the nation’s foremost presidential historians, he talks about his ambitions, frustrations, and the decisions that still haunt him.


IN LINCOLN’S SHADOW Two writer-historians— in the president’s private dining room—discuss what it really takes to be commander in chief. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
His presidency is winding down. A contentious election—fought largely over his rec­ord and legacy—is about to be decided. With that in mind, Barack Obama recently invited the presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to the White House for a long, personal, open-ended conversation. The meeting, arranged by Vanity Fair, took place in the president’s private dining room, just off the Oval Office.

Goodwin, a 24-year-old White House Fellow, had L.B.J.’s ear in 1968.
By Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is no stranger to these precincts. She has been in and out of the West Wing ever since 1967, when, as a 24-year-old White House Fellow, she worked closely with Lyndon Johnson during the last year of his presidency (and then afterward as he wrote his memoirs). She has earned a raft of literary prizes, including a Pulitzer, for books about J.F.K., L.B.J., Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and, most notably, Abraham Lincoln—the subject of her landmark history, Team of Rivals, whose title gave America’s political language a new and permanent catchphrase. (Steven Spielberg would use Goodwin’s book as the basis for his film Lincoln, and when Daniel Day-Lewis won the 2012 best-actor Oscar for his portrayal of the president, he entered the Vanity Fair after-party with the author in tow.)
Goodwin likes to tell the story of the day in the spring of 2007, when a young Illinois senator phoned her, out of the blue, requesting that they meet because he’d just finished reading Team of Rivals. That call would begin a friendship. Since taking office, Obama has occasionally invited Goodwin, along with a small cohort of presidential historians, to come to the White House to discuss past presidents, their legacies—and his. And over the years she has had the president’s ear and provided historical context and, on occasion, counsel.
In their conversation, the president and Goodwin exhibit an easy camaraderie, sometimes completing each other’s sentences. They touch on everything from comedy Web sites to bodysurfing in Hawaii. But the central focus is on history, and on enduring questions. What is presidential temperament? How does a leader maintain perspective? When does the job of president feel the heaviest? What is good and bad about ambition?
Obama and Goodwin spent more than an hour over coffee, water, and scones (“I won’t be eating those,” said the president), followed by a brief chat in the Oval Office. Obama, in shirtsleeves, sat in a straight-backed chair, his long frame relaxed, legs crossed, as he responded or parried—always thoughtfully, sometimes intensely. V.F.’s Annie Leibovitz photographed at the start of the session and then re-entered, periodically, but mainly let them be.
The walls of the private dining room and the hallway nearby are lined with telling mementos: images of Martin Luther King Jr.; a photo of the president with Nelson Mandela; and a Life-magazine cover showing the 1965 march on Selma, signed by civil-rights leader John Lewis (who, inside the House chamber the next morning, would lead a sit-in against gun violence). Tables in the room hold framed family photos, a bust of J.F.K., and a pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves.
Looming over everything is The Peacemakers, an oil painting of Lincoln and his war council. And in its way the picture, by George P. A. Healy, with its none-too-subtle rainbow shining above Lincoln’s shoulder, seemed to visually reinforce the discussion at hand. Obama, for his part, noted at one point that even in the nation’s darkest moments he gains strength—and perspective—by tapping into an abiding sense of optimism. It is a heartening notion in an era of blaring headlines, instant analysis, and perishable sound bites.
The conversation between Obama and Goodwin, above all else, is a conversation between two writers, each steeped in history.
GOODWIN: Preparing for this conversation to­day, I realized that it was nine years ago that you first called me on my cell phone: “Hello, this is Barack Obama. I’ve just read Team of Rivals and we have to talk about Lincoln.” Soon afterward, I came to see you in your Senate office. So what was it about him? What made you give your announcement speech in the shadow of the Old State Capitol? What spoke to you about Lincoln to make you say, “I love this guy”?
OBAMA: Well, look, I’m from Illinois, and I spent eight years down in Springfield. So the location and the announcement, to some degree, made sense optically. My particular passion for Lincoln, though, dates back from my earliest memories of politics. And we’ve talked about this before—that there’s no one who I believe has ever captured the soul of America more profoundly than Abraham Lincoln has.
Not just his biography, of somebody who genuinely rose from nothing, self-taught, striking out along the borders of our Great Frontier. Somebody who worked with his hands and then worked with his mind, and somehow became one of the greatest writers in the English language. And I think, most importantly, somebody who was able to see humanity clearly, see the fundamental contradictions of the American experiment clearly, and yet still remain hopeful and still remain full of humor, and still have a basic sympathy for the human condition, even in the midst of a terrible war and having to make terrible decisions. And having a forgiving spirit.
I mean, I could go on and on for hours about Lincoln. For me, Lincoln is like just a handful of people—a Gandhi, or a Picasso, or a Martin Luther King Jr.—who is an original and captures something essential.
GOODWIN: When Lincoln was 23 years old, and running for office the first time, he said, “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.” And then, a decade later, when he was in the midst of a depression so severe that his friends took all the knives, razors, and other dangerous things from his room, he said he was more than willing to die but that he had “done nothing to make any human being remember that he had lived.” Isn’t that incredible? So how would you describe your “peculiar ambition” that every man has? And when did it develop?

Sin Sisamuth - for your weekend listening pleasure



អ.ស.ប​. សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ ប្រចាំ​ កម្ពុជា ​ប្រតិកម្ម​ ចំពោះ​ ការ​សម្រេច​ ផ្ដន្ទាទោស​ លើលោក នី ចរិយា | UN human rights office in Cambodia condemns sentencing of Ny Chakriya

នី ចរិយា ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
អគ្គលេខាធិការ​រង​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត (គ.ជ.ប) លោក នី ចរិយា (ស្ដាំ) ត្រូវ​បាន​ប៉ូលិស​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​តុលាការ​កំពូល នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Yang Chandara

អ.ស.ប​. សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ ប្រចាំ​ កម្ពុជា ​ប្រតិកម្ម​ ចំពោះ​ ការ​សម្រេច​ ផ្ដន្ទាទោស​ លើលោក នី ចរិយា

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៣ កញ្ញា ២០១៦


អង្គការ​ សហប្រជាជាតិ​ ទទួល​បន្ទុក​ សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស ប្រចាំ​កម្ពុជា ប្រតិកម្ម​ ចំពោះ​ ការ​សម្រេច​ ផ្ដន្ទាទោស ​លើលោក នី ចរិយា អគ្គលេខាធិការ ​រង គ.ជ.ប. ដោយ​ចោទ​ ថា, តុលាការ​ ពុំ​ បាន​បង្ហាញ ​​ភស្តុតាង ​គ្រប់គ្រាន់​ សម្រាប់​ ការ​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់ ​លោក នី ចរិយា នោះ​ឡើយ។  បញ្ហា​នេះ អង្គការ​ សហប្រជាជាតិ ​យល់​ថា ជា​និន្នាការ ​មួយ​ គួរ​ ឲ្យ​បារម្ភ​ ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ និងការ​ប្រើ​ច្បាប់​ ប្រឆាំង​សំឡេង​ឯករាជ្យ។

Friday, September 23, 2016

[Vietnamization] Zero Vietnam Investment

[Background / related]

Investment from Vietnam hits a dry patch: CDC

An employee picks out a Metfone SIM card for a customer at a Phnom Penh store.
QIP status is not provided to small investments, or those made in the banking and services sectors.
“I think that other areas of [Vietnamese] investments that do not need approval from the CDC, like the service sector, are still coming to Cambodia,”
... 
While a majority of investors from Vietnam were interested in agro-industries like rubber, the current global depressed prices for natural rubber were deterring them from investing in Cambodia. Reuters

Zero Vietnam Investment

Khmer Times | 23 September 2016
Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Cambodia in 2015 was $3.37 billion. Cambodia’s exports to Vietnam were $954 million, while imports amounted to $2.41 billion.
The pipeline for foreign direct investment (FDI) from Vietnam to Cambodia has almost run dry, with the Kingdom seeing almost zero inflow of Vietnamese funds into projects in the first half of the year, according to an official in the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
Chea Vuthy, deputy secretary-general of the CDC, said the Cambodia-Vietnam business forum yesterday that Vietnam’s investment from 1994 to 2015 reached $1.76 billion, while there was no Vietnamese investment inflow in the first six months of this year.
 
Currently, Vietnam is ranked fifth in terms of total investment in the country after China, South Korea, the European Union and Malaysia. By 2020, total Vietnamese investment in Cambodia is projected to reach $6 billion, and according to the Vietnamese embassy this would make Vietnam one of the biggest investors in the Kingdom.

[Vietnamization] Investment from Vietnam hits a dry patch: CDC

An employee picks out a Metfone SIM card for a customer at a Phnom Penh store.
An employee picks out a Metfone SIM card for a customer at a Phnom Penh store. Sovan Philong

Investment from Vietnam hits a dry patch: CDC

Phnom Penh Post | 23 September 2016

Vietnamese investors shied away from the Cambodian market during the first half of the year as the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) failed to register a single qualified investment project (QIP) from Vietnam during that period for the first time in its 22-year history, a Cambodian official said yesterday.

Speaking at the Cambodia-Vietnam business forum in Phnom Penh, CDC deputy secretary-general Chea Vuthy said that no Vietnamese investment projects were recorded during the first half of the year, but insisted this was not a cause for concern.

“There is no negative effect because this often happens when doing business,” he said, explaining that investment registration numbers regularly fluctuate during different periods. He also pointed out that QIP status is not provided to small investments, or those made in the banking and services sectors.

“I think that other areas of [Vietnamese] investments that do not need approval from the CDC, like the service sector, are still coming to Cambodia,” he added.

Vietnamese firms were the fourth-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cambodia for 2015, as total investments to the Kingdom reached $4.64 billion during the same period, CDC figures show.

Prime Minister Hun Sen Declares a Ceasefire in Cambodia’s War of Words

Cambodia Presses Ahead With Kem Sokha Cases
In this official photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting at the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh, April 4, 2016.

Prime Minister Hun Sen Declares a Ceasefire in Cambodia’s War of Words

RFA | 22 September 2016

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday declared a holiday ceasefire in the political war of words that he and his political rivals have waged as they battle for the hearts and minds of Cambodian voters.
“On Monday there was a standoff,” he told Puthisastra University graduates. “On Tuesday there was a ceasefire, so it seems there should not be any exchanges of fire. I will wait during the Pchum Ben festival and see who attacks first.”
Pchum Ben is a 15-day Cambodian religious festival, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer calendar. That falls on Oct. 1 this year, and is when many Cambodians pay their respects to deceased relatives.
Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party official Eng Chhai Eang cast doubt on Hun Sen’s sincerity, telling RFA’s Khmer Service that actions speak louder than words.
“There must be a common political solution for the two parties, who have seats in the national assembly,” he said. “If he remains quiet only during the Pchum Ben festival, and then after the festival is over he starts arresting and filing lawsuits against the opposition, civil society and human rights officials, that would not be good.”

លោក នី ចរិយា៖ យើង កុំ សង្ឃឹមយុត្តិធម៌ នៅក្នុងប្រទេស មួយ ដែលប្រព័ន្ធ យុត្តិធម៌ មិនឯករាជ្យ | Ny Chakriya: We don't hope for justice in a country without an independence judiciary

លោក នី ចរិយា នៅសាលាដំបូងរាជធានីភ្នំពេញកាលថ្ងៃទី២២ ខែកញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ២០១៦

លោក នី ចរិយា៖ យើង កុំ សង្ឃឹមយុត្តិធម៌ នៅក្នុងប្រទេស មួយ ដែលប្រព័ន្ធ យុត្តិធម៌ មិនឯករាជ្យ

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អតីត អ្នកការពារ សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស ដ៏លេចធ្លោ មួយរូប បានបង្ហាញ ការខកចិត្ត ក្រោយតុលាការ ផ្តន្ទាទោស ដោយលើកឡើង ថា, កុំ សង្ឃឹម ថា មានយុត្តិធម៌ បើ ការគ្រប់គ្រង មួយ មានប្រព័ន្ ធតុលាការ មិនឯករាជ្យនោះ។

[Vietnamization: Rice] Cash Influx a Band-Aid for Failing Rice Sector

[Background / related]

The Vietnamization of Kampuchea: A New Model of Colonialism (Indochina Report, October 1984)

Part II: Vietnamization of the Economic Framework (continued)
The Unequal Exchange
        
It is within this new institutional framework that the Vietnamese are asserting their hold over the economy and future of KampucheaFisheriesrubber and rice are the three main sectors affected by what should be termed the Unequal Exchange between Vietnam and Kampuchea.
...

Cash Influx a Band-Aid for Failing Rice Sector

Cambodia Daily | 23 September 2016
Due to the relatively high cost of fertilizer, transportation and electricity in Cambodia—well above that in Vietnam and Thailand—the country’s standard varieties of rice have no chance of competing internationally.
As the government scrambles to buoy a rice sector suffering from crashing paddy prices and fierce international competition, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday lauded the government officials and “generous businesspeople” who heeded calls for emergency funds.

Falling from about $250 per ton in mid-August to $193 last week, the prices that millers were offering farmers for paddy briefly plunged the sector into disarray. But a potential financial calamity has been prevented, the premier announced on Thursday.

Farmers transplant rice next to a sugar cane field in July (John Vink)
Farmers transplant rice next to a sugar cane field in July (John Vink)

Hun Sen Declares Fragile Political ‘Cease-Fire’ With CNRP

Hun Sen Declares Fragile Political ‘Cease-Fire’ With CNRP

 Cambodia Daily | 23 September 2016

Prime Minister Hun Sen, citing a de-escalation in Cambodia’s tense political climate, on Thursday declared a fragile “cease-fire” between the government and the opposition CNRP.

The pronouncement came on the heels of his threats on Monday to “eliminate” any adversaries who dared to demonstrate, a reaction to the CNRP’s vow to hold mass protests after deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha received a five-month jail sentence on charges widely thought to be politically motivated.

Hun Sen gestures as he arrives for a family photo with other leaders during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Mongolia in July. (Reuters)
Hun Sen gestures as he arrives for a family photo with other leaders during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Mongolia in July. (Reuters)

Speaking at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh on Thursday, Mr. Hun Sen said the situation had cooled down.

“I should not say much because there is a cease-fire, as it has been a bit quieter since Monday,” he said. “On Monday, there was fire, then the fire ceased on Tuesday as there was no exchange of fire.”

Cambodia National Rescue Party Official Hacked to Death

Cambodia National Rescue Party Official Hacked to Death
The body of slain Cambodia National Rescue Party activist Khin Eab.

Cambodia National Rescue Party Official Hacked to Death

RFA | 22 September 2016



A Cambodian opposition party politician was hacked to death on Wednesday night while he was walking home in his rural village, in what police believe is a personal conflict, RFA’s Khmer service has learned.
Cambodia National Rescue Party member Khin Eab, 55, was killed in a grisly murder by a hatchet-wielding assailant, Long Sarin, the police officer in charge of the investigation told RFA.
Khin Eab was the CNRP’s deputy leader for Khtum Koeut village in the Tboung [Tbaung] Khmum province that lies in the central lowlands of the Mekong River.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cambodia PM declares political 'ceasefire' amid heightened tension

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) arrives to register for next year's local elections, in Kandal province, Cambodia September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) arrives to register for next year's local elections, in Kandal province, Cambodia September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia PM declares political 'ceasefire' amid heightened tension

Reuters | 22 September 2016

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen declared a political "ceasefire" on Thursday following a wave of prosecutions of opposition members that government critics say is politically motivated in the run-up to elections that Hun Sen fears losing.
Tension between the country's two main political parties has risen in recent months, with the opposition complaining of a crackdown on critics in a bid to intimidate the opposition before a general election in 2018.

In July, Kem Ley, a political commentator and critic of Hun Sen, was murdered, exacerbating fears that political violence was on the rise. Police say he was killed over a debt.
On Monday, Hun Sen said he would "eliminate" opposition supporters if they went ahead with protests but he was conciliatory on Thursday.
"I should not talk much because there is a ceasefire," Hun Sen said in a speech at a university graduation. [And the freeing of political prisoners?!]
"I want the situation to be quiet, I don't want any exchanges."
Hun Sen said rivals should put aside differences for the Pchum Ben religious festival at the end of the month, when Cambodians pay their respects to their dead.

តុលាការ កាត់ទោស លោក នី ចរិយា ជាប់ទោស ៦ខែ និងពិន័យ ៦លានរៀល | Court sentenced Ny Chakriya to 6 mos prison, fine of 6 million riels

លោក នី ចរិយា ក្រោយចេញពីការសាកសួរបន្ថែមនៅសាលាដំបូង កាលពីពេលកន្លងទៅ

តុលាការ កាត់ទោស លោក នី ចរិយា ជាប់ទោស ៦ខែ និងពិន័យ ៦លានរៀល

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សាលាដំបូង រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ សម្រេចផ្តន្ទាទោស លោក នី ចរិយា ឲ្យជាប់ពន្ធនាគារ ៦ខែ និងពិន័យ ជាប្រាក់ ចំនួន ៦លានរៀល ពាក់ព័ន្ធ នឹងបណ្តឹង របស់ មន្ត្រីតុលាការ ខេត្តសៀមរាប ដែលប្តឹងលោក ពីបទបរិហារកេរ្តិ៍។
បន្ទាប់ ពីសវនាការ ពេញមួយព្រឹក នៅថ្ងៃព្រហស្បតិ៍ ទី២២ កញ្ញា មានការ ដេញដោល រវាង អ្នកពាក់ព័ន្ធ ក្នុងរឿងក្តីនេះ, ចៅក្រម បានប្រកាស សាលក្រម ផ្តន្ទាទោស លោក នី ចរិយា នៅថ្ងៃត្រង់ ថ្ងៃដដែលនេះ។
លោក នី ចរិយា ថ្លែង ក្រោយពេល ចេញពីបន្ទប់ សវនាការ ស្តាប់សាលក្រម, ហើយ ថា, លោក មិនសង្ឃឹម ថា ទទួលបាន យុត្តិធម៌ទេ បើ ប្រទេស នៅតែ មិនមាន យុត្តិធម៌នោះ៖ «កុំ សង្ឍឹម ថា, តុលាការ រកយុត្តិធម៌ បើ ប្រទេសមួយ គ្មាន យុត្តិធម៌»

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រកាស​ បទ​ឈប់​បាញ់​ ដោយ​ពាក្យ​សម្ដី​ ជាមួយ​ បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង | Hun Sen declares ceasefire of words with opposition party

ហ៊ុន សែន ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​ពិធី​សម្ពោធ​ដាក់​ឲ្យ​ប្រើប្រាស់​ជា​ផ្លូវការ​នូវ «អគារ​មរតក​តេជោ» នា​ក្រសួង​បរិស្ថាន នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៥ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ប្រកាស​ បទ​ឈប់​បាញ់​ ដោយ​ពាក្យ​សម្ដី​ ជាមួយ​ បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង

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លោក​ នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ ទី​២២ ខែ​កញ្ញា បាន​ប្រកាស​ បទ​ឈប់​បាញ់​ ដោយ​ពាក្យ​សម្ដី​ ជាមួយ ​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ​ក្នុង​ឱកាស ​បុណ្យ​ភ្ជុំ​បិណ្ឌ​នេះ។  បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​អ្នក​វិភាគ​ សាទរ​ ចំពោះ ​ប្រសាសន៍ ​របស់ ​ប្រមុខ​ បក្ស​ កាន់​អំណាច​នេះ, តែ​ ចង់​ឲ្យ​បន្ត ​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​ ដោះស្រាយ​ បញ្ហា​នយោបាយ ​ដែល​នៅ​សេសសល់ ​ជា​បន្ទាន់។

[Vietnamization: ICT] PM asks Cambodia to assist Vietnamese telecommunication firms

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Cambodian Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Tram Iv Tek

PM asks Cambodia to assist Vietnamese telecommunication firms

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to assist Vietnamese firms in doing business in the country, especially in the fields of telecommunications, during a reception in Hanoi on September 9 for Minister Tram Iv Tek.

 Vietnam Net Bridge | 11 September 2016

The PM hailed the outcomes of talks between the Cambodian Minister and Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan, noting that both sides need to enhance experience sharing which will benefit both sides.

Minister Tram Iv Tek, for his part, said the visit aims to enhance collaboration between the two ministries and learn from Vietnam’s experience in developing information and telecom technology, thus opening up opportunities for bilateral partnerships in the field.

He reported to PM Phuc that the two sides had agreed to direct agencies and units to carry out cooperation deals and make it easier for Vietnamese businesses to invest in Cambodia.
VNA