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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

[Demographic Vietnamization: Criminal Elements] Prime Minister Issues Reprieve to AIM After Founder’s Apology

Prime Minister Issues Reprieve to AIM After Founder’s Apology

The Cambodia Daily | 22 August 2017

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday agreed to allow Agape International Missions to continue its operations in Cambodia, just three weeks after ordering the expulsion of the anti-sex trafficking NGO over a CNN story featuring its work, according to an online news report.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced the reprieve on Monday evening, hours after the head of the NGO offered an apology, a defense of the prime minister and criticism of the head of a journalist group.

Don Brewster, CEO of anti-sex trafficking NGO Agape International Missions (Hannah Hawkins/The Cambodia Daily)
Government-aligned Fresh News was the first to post the news on its website. Don Brewster, AIM’s CEO, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Brewster had used a news conference to express his “heartfelt apology” for any offense the CNN report about child sex tourism had caused in Cambodia, specifically by initially identifying the girls in the CNN report as Cambodian, but he denied he was the source of the information.

“CNN identified the three girls as Cambodian when in fact they are ethnically Vietnamese. This misidentification was made even though I told CNN the girls were Vietnamese,” he said.

However, Mr. Brewster also conceded, at the end of the conference, that the girls, while ethnically Vietnamese, held Cambodian identification cards. CNN declined to comment.

Prime Minister Hun Sen demanded earlier this month that AIM be investigated and shut over the CNN story that he said falsely reported that Phnom Penh’s Svay Pak neighborhood, once notorious for child sex tourism and the focus of AIM’s work, continued to be a hotbed for child sex crimes.

CNN’s initial headline, “Life after trafficking: The Cambodian girls sold for sex by their mothers,” was updated the following day and “Cambodian” was removed, which AIM said was at its request. The network said the change was made “to more accurately reflect the content of the piece, which refers to girls of Vietnamese descent.”

Asked on Monday whether he thought Mr. Hun Sen’s call to close the NGO he founded in 1988 was fair, Mr. Brewster said it was “a fine process.”

“In this particular case, I think the prime minister quickly stood to protect the reputation of Cambodian mothers and called for an investigation, and…I think it was a fine process,” he said.

“He stood for Cambodian women but wanted a fair investigation,” he said.

Mr. Brewster’s only criticism was for Huy Vannak, director of the government-aligned Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia, who wrote a letter critical of AIM “to the government and to CNN and to me.”

Mr. Vannak said Mr. Brewster’s apology was insincere.

“We learn that AIM has not shown its sincere apology to Cambodian mothers, girls and the people,” he said in a message on Monday. “We cannot tolerate any fundraising activities for tiny projects which cost Cambodian international image and the people’s dignity.”

[Now, this is what is called exploiting the Vietnamese card: pure political reasons that is a complete ruse, when this government is the reason for demographic Vietnamization in the first instance.]


  1. Anonymous1:01 PM

    All of these were caused by evil Yuon/Vietcong bastards from Hanoi. Hanoi master-minded murders have been pushing Hun Sen (a Vietnamese puppet) to cause these problems to AIM Organization. Vietnamese master-minded killers from Hanoi set these up in order to avoid being exposed to the International Community and UN that they (Hanoi bastards as master-minded killers) have been controlling Hun Sen and stationed many secret Yuon/Vietnamese agents every corners in Cambodia in order to cause the war in Cambodia and among Cambodian people.

    1. Anonymous8:06 AM

      You are the ones who try to cause war in Cambodia and among the Cambodian people so that your Cambodian boss can take over Mr. Hun Sen's premiership.

    2. Anonymous8:59 AM

      Minh Nguyen, Ra khỏi Campuchia!

  2. Anonymous2:39 PM

    យុវតី ដែលបានកើតនៅលើ ទឹកដីខ្មែរទាំងនោះ, ជាកូនស្រីរបស់ អាណិកជន ខុសច្បាប់ ។ ឳពុក-ម្ដាយរបស់នាង មានសញ្ជាតិពិត ជាជនជាតិ យួន,ធ្លាប់រស់នៅ ក្នុងប្រទេស ដែលនិយម ហៅខ្លួនឯងថា ប្រទេសវៀតណាម ។
    យុវតី ទាំងអស់នេះ, នៅក្នុងភាពជា អនិតិជន, ត្រូវបាន ម្ដាយបង្កើត របស់នាង, បង្ខំលក់ ព្រហ្មចារិនី ទៅឲ្យបុរស អ្នកគ្មានកិត្តិយស, តែជាអ្នកមានអំណាច ប្រាក់កាស Cash យកនាងទៅ រំលោភជាន់ឈ្លី, កម្សាន្ត សម្រន់ ក្ដីសម្រើប តម្រេក តណ្ហា ​។ ពួកអា រន្ទះ នឹងបាញ់ឆាប់ៗ អស់នេះ វាចង់ឲ្យ លំហូរចូល នៃពួកយួនក្រីក្រ នៅតែមានជាប្រក្រតី, ដើម្បីនឹងងាយស្រួល បន្តមានជាទីផ្សារ ទិញលក់ ត្រពោក ស្រីក្មេងៗ ជារៀងរាប ដរាប ដល់រន្ទះ ខែប្រាំង បាញ់បំបែកក្បាលវា ។ ពួកវាអាចជា គហបតី,លោកឧកញ៉ា ខ្មែរ, ជនបរទេស, ជនទេសចរណ៍ និងអ្នកនយោបាយ ពុករលួយ ។
    ខ្ញុំមិនដែលមាន ចំណូលចិត្ត ចង់ប្រើពាក្យ អសុរស អា វា ឬ ជេរបញ្ចោរ ទេ ។ តែក្នុង ករណីនេះ ខ្ញុំលះបង់ សុជីវធម៌ និង ស្វ័យមោទនភាព ទុកចោល មួយ អន្លើ ៚

    1. Anonymous9:01 PM

      ប្រើពាក្យអីប្រើទៅធារីអត់យល់ពាក្យនោះអស់ទេកុំខ្វល់ឲ្យសោះ កុំតែសរសេរអក្សរយួនបានហើយព្រោះវាចេះយួនច្បាស់ណាស់៕

  3. Anonymous3:07 AM

    Just get out of this murderous country. If Hun Sen doesn't want you to help "his people", why bother.

    1. Anonymous3:29 AM

      The thing may be that the outside word knows that Dictator Hun Sen does not represent the Cambodian people truly and legally after that 2013 election? And maybe that the outside world still cares just a a little bit about the Cambodian people, and perhaps Theary Seng can shed some more light on that? Just a thought...Take care!

  4. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Both China and USA, as well as many other countries sent congratulation messages to Mr. Hun Sen for his victory in 2013 election. The world breath a sign of relief when CPP won big this year in the commune election.

    We all know that the opposition is actually very troublesome and are willing to sell out the world to support China against USA. USA is trying to police the world for the freedom of navigation but it does not take much for the opposition to sell out the support to China to topple Mr. Hun Sen.


    1. Anonymous8:40 AM

      Formality and legitimacy are two different things Mr. arrogant@8:10AM.