Paris Peace Accords 23 Oct. 1991

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Pseng-Pseng
18viii19

 

 

Adieu Hun Sen?




«ឧទាហរណ៍ជាក់ស្តែង យើងឃើញឯកឧត្តមរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងសាធារណការនិងដឹកជញ្ជូន លោក [ស៊ុន ចាន់ថុល] បានចុះជិះកង់ទៅដល់មូលដ្ឋាននៃឯកទេសរបស់លោក។ ទៅមើល(ការ)វាយតម្លៃ ផ្លូវថ្នល់ ក៏ដូចជាឯកឧត្តមរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងកសិកម្ម លោក [វេង សាខុន] ក៏បានអញ្ជើញចុះវាយតម្លៃពី រឿងភាពរីងស្ងួត ហើយក៏ដូចជារដ្ឋមន្ត្រី មួយចំនួនកំពុងបំពេញភារកិច្ច។»

អ្នកនាំពាក្យរាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល ផៃ ស៊ីផាន ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី២ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



High dietary intakes of salt can lead to high blood pressure… High salt intake impacts the body and your health in many ways and is linked to conditions other than high blood pressure such as: heart failure/heart attack, kidney problems and kidney stones, oedema (fluid retention), stroke, left ventricular hypertrophy (thickening of heart muscle), and osteoporosis.





«កុំឲ្យសោះណា វាយខ្នោះ ជាប់រហូត ហើយកុំថាខ្លាច យី គេមកពិនិត្យ EBA លោកហ៊ុនសែននិយាយ អ៊ីចឹង? ទេ អារឿងខុសច្បាប់ អត់មានរឿងEBA មិនEBA អីទេ។ តែរឿងខុសច្បាប់ គឺដាក់ហើយ កុំខ្វល់ពេក។ រៀបចំកម្លាំងស្អី? អ្នកឯងរៀបចំធ្វើអំពើភេរវកម្មហ៎? ត្រៀមប្រយុទ្ធហ៎? ប្រាប់ឲ្យហើយ ផ្ញើសារឲ្យទូទាំងប្រទេស បញ្ឈប់ទៅអាគណៈកម្មការចំពោះកិច្ច ទាំងនៅភ្នំពេញ នៅវាលវែង ខេត្តឯណាៗ គឺ និយាយឲ្យត្រង់ ឃើញមួយ វាយមួយទៅ។

នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុនសែន ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី២១ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



There is mounting evidence to suggest what Hun Sen has done to Cambodia may come to an end soon.

First, the government offers only poor excuses why Hun Sen has since 26 July cancelled the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers. It claims there is nothing to discuss, which is very conceited of the government to ignore lingering issues, like land disputes, workers welfare, possible loss of EBA concessions, Chinese running amok in Sihanoukville, reduction of water level in the Mekong and Tonle Sap, etc.

It also says some ministers are out in provinces. For instance, Public Works Minister Sun Chanthol is preoccupied with riding a bicycle in countryside to evaluate road conditions; Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon is busy with assessing droughts on location. These missions must be so crucial to autocrat Hun Sen that he cancels the meetings on their account.

Second, there must be something serious happening to silence the man who enjoys bashing and ridiculing political opponents with his foul mouth in public addresses. Now in his place, others like Sar Kheng and Tea Banh are running around the country responding to the opposition’s persistent calls for popular revolts. Why would an autocrat like Hun Sen share limelight with their junior ministers?

Only an anonymous source in Hun Sen’s inner circle reveals a reason for his absence. Hun Sen’s hypertension and high cholesterol have deteriorated to the extent that his doctors in Singapore give him no option other than being hospitalised there for treatments. The source claims his regular diet includes his favourite prahok; this salty fish paste can explain his hypertension and other possible incapacitated medical conditions.

Another well-known factor that can exacerbate hypertension is stress. Given fierce crackdowns on whoever dares do anything Hun Sen considers to be against him, it must be stressful to be ready to squash every single one that has emerged. The source confirms the stress and anxiety have stricken him since his conviction that he would lose a proper election. The latest announcement of Sam Rainsy’s return to Cambodia on 9 November – whether he will or not – may just suffice to send any severe hypertension sufferer to an early grave. The news cannot be a relief for Hun Sen.

Anyway, it is so ironic that Hun Sen uses his favourite prahok to justify his brand of democracy. He says his democracy must be different from that of the West as Cambodians eat prahok, while the latter hamburger. Just like his prahok indulgence that damages his personal health, his democracy now puts his regime in hot water with EU and USA. A loss of EBA concessions, which may lead to popular revolts, becomes so real that it only adds stress and anxiety onto Hun Sen, despite China’s support. He cannot draw much comfort from forthcoming USA sanctions that will hit his top elite’s wealth and family connections in the US.

However, there might be a second miracle on the Mekong Hun Sen can pray for, if he remains calm enough.


Ung Bun Ang
18viii19



Funny News You Can Use


There are so many generals in Hun Sen’s armed forces that the strongman can have them lined up in formation like enlisted men.





The interesting questions are: how many of these generals are in torpor? How do they feel being treated like the enlisted? Or are they just in hibernation waiting for the sun to shine on the corrupt land so that they can have their pride back?

Perhaps only Hun Sen’s opponents who have prepared a strategic plan to invigorate them could answer these questions with some degree of certainty. Who are these worthy opponents, though?



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Sunday, August 4, 2019


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04viii19

Viet-Khmer Samaki Part II


Uncle Ho must be proud to be entertained by these well-assimilated young Khmer minds who have access to guns and bullets. Rock on, compatriots.

Oh, the entertainment program also includes another Vietnam’s eternal friend, Laos. Enjoy.









The caption, translated by Google Translate, reads:

“On June 22, 2015, at Thu Dau Mot University, Binh Duong Province Youth Union cooperated with the Provincial Student Association to organize a cultural exchange program with the theme "Sharing Mekong River".

This is the exchange program between Binh Duong students and Laos and Cambodia students who are studying at the first universities and colleges in the province - 2015. The program takes place with many contents such as: Ceremony food exchange, folk games, fashion shows, cultural exchanges with unique traditional culture of 3 countries: Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia.”


Ung Bun Ang
04viii19


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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pseng-Pseng in Pic
28vii19


Viet-Khmer Samaki


To those beneficiaries of the Viet-Khmer Samaki, enjoy the wonder of a cultural spin you have nurtured. You must be proud of this gradual loss of Khmerness.







Video description (Translated from Vietnamese by Google Translate):

Dance of people: Rice drum; Mr. Ba Hung; Svay chanti; Madizone; Coming to my Vietnamese people (The Vietnam-Cambodia Youth Army Festival: "General Mekong River - Deep Love")

Composition: The Northern Folk Song; Cambodian Folk; Tran Kiet Tuong; Xuan Nghia

Choreography: Van Hung; Minh Hoài; Tien Trung

Performing: The group of dancers of Doan Van Cong Military Zone 7 and military students at schools in Military Region 7


Ung Bun Ang
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Thursday, April 4, 2019


Pseng-Pseng
04iv19


The $300 Hun Sen Glorifies


“ប្រេង យើងអត់មានផលិតទេ យើងនាំចូលទាំងអស់ យើងអត់មានក្រុមហ៊ុនប្រេងទេ។ ប៉ុន្តែឥឡូវនេះ ក្នុងពេលនេះ ទោះបីតម្លៃទី ផ្សារយ៉ាងម៉េចក៍ដោយ តែប្រេងយើង ប្រេងសាំងដូចជានៅតាមស្ថានីយ៏ត្រឹមតែ ៣៦៥០។”

នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីហ៊ុនសែន ថ្ងៃ​ទី២៧ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី


“និយាយពីប្រាក់ខែយើង ៣០០មែន ក៍ប៉ុន្តែយើងអាចរស់បានដោយសារទំនិញ របស់យើងវាថោកជាង វាថោកជាង តម្លៃស៊ីចុកវាថោកជាង​ ហើយពន្ធដារយើងវាមិនធ្ងន់ អញ្ចឹងគេឃើញយើងប្រាក់ខែប៉ុណ្ណេះ ប៉ុណ្ណេះ ជួនកាលគេពេបជ្រាយអាប្រាក់ខែហ្នឹង ប៉ុន្តែសួរថា​ គេនៅក្រៅប្រទេសណ៎ ប្រាក់ខែច្រើន តែសួរថា ពួកគេអាចសន្សំបានទេ?។ ឥឡូវដូចថា ៣ពាន់ គេអាចចាយបានត្រឹមតែ៣រយ ហើយទុកបាន២៧០០? អត់ទេ អត់មានលទ្ធភាពទេ។”

នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីហ៊ុនសែន ថ្ងៃ​ទី២៧ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី


« ខ្ញុំសូមដាក់បទបញ្ជាទៅគណៈកម្មការថា លើកក្រោយ បើចាប់បានផលិតផលទាំងអស់ហ្នឹងហើយ ត្រូវតែចាប់បានម្ចាស់ដែរ បើមិនចាប់បានម្ចាស់ទេ ខ្ញុំនឹងមិនមកកម្មវិធីបំផ្លាញ ទៀតទេ។ នេះជាលក្ខខណ្ឌខ្ញុំ ព្រោះករណីហ្នឹង ធ្វើវាមិនចប់សោះ ហើយយើងមានការងារផ្សេងជា ច្រើនដែលត្រូវធ្វើ ហើយយើងមិនគួរអង្គុយបក់ផ្សែងដដែលៗ អ៊ីចឹងទេ កាលណាបានចប់? លើកក្រោយ បើចង់ឲ្យខ្ញុំមកទៀត ទាល់ចាប់បានម្ចាស់ ទើបខ្ញុំមកទៀត »

រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃ ស ខេង ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី១៣ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍



Despite being well-travelled, Hun Sen displays a selective sense of what is going on around him. Hun Sen claims a $300 monthly income in Cambodia is better than a $3,000 elsewhere. He does not specify where, but he says over there, people cannot live with the $3,000 while Cambodians could do only with 10 percent of that amount in his Land of Wonders. Indeed, one can wonder.

He brags that though Cambodia imports all fuels, its pump price is only 3,670 riels per litre. He ignores that with an exchange rate of 3,980 riels per USD, the $300 could buy only 327 litres of Gasoline 92, even less with Gasoline Super 95. Meanwhile, the $3,000 could get 3,896 litres in the US, or 2,670 litres elsewhere as the world average fuel price is $1.12 per litre. Thus, the $300 in Cambodia have far less purchasing power, especially for imports.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Pseng-Pseng
24iii19


Revival of Hun Dynasty?


“... ហើយពូអត់ខ្លាចអ្នកណាបំពុលទេ អត់ខ្លាចអ្នកណាបំពុលទេ ហើយខ្ញុំមិនជឿ លើកលែងតែពួកភេរវជនដែលចង់អោយពូស្លាប់។ មិនដឹងថាមានការអីកើតឡើង កុំភាន់ច្រឡំណា៎ រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញកម្ពុជា ខ្ញុំកំពុងតែគិតគូរ កែឬមិនកែ។ រដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញរដ្ឋកម្ពុជា គេប្រើពាក្យអញ្ចេះ នៅពេលដែលដំណែង នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីនៅទំនេរជាស្ថាពរ គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីមួយត្រូវរៀបចំឡើងវិញ។​ មានន័យថាម៉េច? មានន័យថា បើនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ស្លាប់ គឺរដ្ឋាភិបាលអាលាយតែម្ដង អាលាយ។ អត់មានអ្នកណាធើ នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីស្ដីទី បានទេ អត់មានទេ អាហ្នឹងត្រូវអោយច្បាស់នៅកន្លែងហ្នឹង ត្រូវអោយច្បាស់។​”

នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីហ៊ុនសែន  ថ្ងៃ១៣ មិនា​ ២០១៩ យូធូប


“ហើយឥឡូវនេះពូជាប្រធានបក្សផង​ ជានាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីផង អញ្ចឹងអ្នកណានឹងស្នើអ្នកណា ជាបេក្ខភាពនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ជាអ្នកណា? ... រឿងមិនមែនលេងសើចទេណា៎ មិនមែន លេងសើចទេ។ ដល់អត់ពីហ៊ុនសែនទៅ ត្រួតត្រាមិនបាន រត់ជាន់ជើងគ្នា រឿងហ្នឹង។”

នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីហ៊ុនសែន  ថ្ងៃ១៣ មិនា​ ២០១៩ យូធូប


“តិចរដ្ឋមន្រ្តីបន់អោយនាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីស្លាប់ រដ្ឋមន្រ្តីបន់អោយនាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីស្លាប់ មានដំណែងហ្នឹង ស្មើបន់អោយឯងអស់សក្តិនាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីដែរ ត្រូវច្បាស់ណា នៅត្រង់ហ្នឹងរដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញចែងច្បាស់ ហើយ អាចំណុចហ្នឹង។... បើសិនជាពូងាប់ វាអត់ មាននរណាតែងតាំងនាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីស្ដីទីកើតទេ អញ្ចឹងរដ្ឋាភិបាលហ្នឹងវាអាលាយ បណ្ដោយ។ អញ្ចឹងកុំបន់អោយហ៊ុនសែនងាប់អី កុំបន់អោយហ៊ុនសែនងាប់អី​។”

នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីហ៊ុនសែន  ថ្ងៃ១៣ មិនា​ ២០១៩ យូធូប



It seems the Hun dynasty is ready to re-emerge after disappearing for over a thousand years. Remember the legend of Preah Thong and Neang Neak who establish the first royal dynasty in Nokor Phnom of the pre-Angkor era? Contemporary Chinese envoys Kang Tai and Zhu Ying call them “Hun Tien”, Liu Ye, and Funan respectively. If Hun Sen has his way, there will be a second coming of the Hun dynasty.

Hun Sen is flagging another butchering time for the Constitution as if it has not been through enough in the past decades. Previous ones are for Hun Sen to control the country while alive; this time seems to ensure he can run it from his grave, albeit via a proxy; hence, a revival of the Hun dynasty.

Hun Sen says the Constitution needs amending because it has no provision for replacing a dead or permanently-absent premier. He claims without an amendment there will be power vacuum that leads to chaos after his demise.

He is dead wrong, at least on the first account.

The Constitution indeed has adequate provisions to address Hun Sen’s pretext. In the event of a permanent vacancy, Article 125 of the Constitution refers to Article 119 that spells out how a premier is installed. It requires the president and two vice-presidents of the National Assembly to forward their premier nomination to the king who will then send the nominee and a new government to the National Assembly for a vote of confidence before a royal assent is promulgated. If the three legislature dignitaries all dropped dead at the time, which is highly unlikely, the Constitution might need some tweaking. Still, a powerful Hun Sen can arrange that outcome when necessary – like what he has it done to Hok Lundi, Kem Ley, Chut Wutty, and other distractions.

Why does Hun Sen choose to misrepresent the Constitution and circumvent Article 119 and 125?

From his perspective, the main problem with these articles is that they deprive him of power to nominate his successor; they only come into play after his demise. This is unacceptable to any autocrat who aims to control worldly affairs from their grave. He wants to ensure his eldest son Manet succeeds him as premier. And he doubts if Manet ever will, without the amendment.

Hun Sen is aware of internal CPP exasperations. First, he warns his government ministers not to wish him dead, which means some of them must have done so behind his back. He points out the obvious that they will lose their ministerial position when the government must dissolve upon his death. Second, a secret ballot Hun Sen conducts last January within the CPP Central Committee shows they prefer Sar Kheng as the next premier. Once they are convinced that Hun Sen is dead and will not resurrect, the National Assembly – dominated by the CPP Central Committee members – may ignore Hun Manet under Article 119.

Yet, Cambodia may end up with a hereditary premiership in a non-hereditary monarchy. How weird.


Ung Bun Ang
24iii19




Fake News You Can Use


Sar Kheng makes his drug bursts so simple that you don’t have to be smart to understand. In fact, it is easier to understand if you are less smart.

He says there is only one policeman who is single-handedly responsible for the 50 kg of drugs stacked away in the Club Rock. He is now on the run, and Sar Kheng asks he give himself up for some clemency. For the more than 500 kg of drugs that have been confiscated since 2018, this unlucky law enforcer is the only one Sar Kheng is after. This is a drug bust with such a surgical precision that must be a model for the rest of world.

The bugger must be wondering why he is the only one sacrificial lamb in the patronage system that is deeply-rooted all over the government echelons.



«ដូច​ខ្ញុំ​បាន​និយាយ​នៅ (សាលារាជធានី ថា ក្នុង​ប៉ុន្មាន​នាក់​ហ្នឹង ឥឡូវ​យើង​ឃើញ​ថា មាន​ប៉ូលិស​មួយ ដែល​កំពុង​តាម​រក​ចាប់ខ្លួន​។ មាន​ដីកា​នៅ​។ មាន​ដីកា​ហើយ​។ គេច​ទៅ​ណា​ក៏​អត់​រួច​ដែរ​។ រឿង​រកស៊ី​គ្រឿងញៀន គេច​ទៅ​ណា ក៏​មិន​រួច​ដែរ។ បើ​ថា ល្អ មក​បង្ហាញខ្លួន​មក​។ វា​អាច​ថា មាន​ការ​បន្ធូរបន្ថយ​អ្វីខ្លះ ក្រែង​តុលាការ​បន្ធូរបន្ថយ ខ្ញុំ​មិន​ដឹង​ទេ ប៉ិន​គ្រាន់​ថា បើ​ថា គេច​ទៅ​ណា ក៏​គេច​មិន​រួច​ដែរ។ យើង​ស្គាល់​អត្តសញ្ញាណ ស្គាល់​អ្វី​អស់ហើយ។»
រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងមហាផ្ទៃ ស ខេង ថ្ងៃ​ទី១១ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី


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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