October 25, 2014

Commuting Cambodians create bamboo 'rail taxis' on abandoned train line, complete with frames made from rusting civil war tanks




  • Inventive locals in Cambodia have made bamboo trains for an abandoned line
  • The 'nori' trains can reach speeds of up to 25mph on the bumpy single track
  • The line runs in Battambang province, in the rural north-west of Cambodia 

Inventive: The line runs through the countryside in Battambang province in the rural north-west of Cambodia

កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងក្រុងប៉ារីសបានរលាយធាតុចូលក្នុងរដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញឲ្យហ៊ុនសែនទ្រាប់គូទអង្គុយលើ...


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'Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. 

When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.'
 

Atifete Jahjaga

ទស្សនៈ​អំពី​កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង​សន្តិភាព​ក្រុង​ប៉ារីស

ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម​កាន់កាប់​កោះត្រល់

On activist's arrest

Some Success, After Promises of Peace Accords


The accords were signed in 1991 and brought liberal democracy and a constitution to a country that had been shattered by war, file photo. 


Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer

24 October 2014
WASHINGTON DC—

Rights workers say that 23 years after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, Cambodia is improving, but still has work to do to fulfill the promises of the treaty.

The accords ended decades of violence in the country and paved the way for a constitutional democracy.

Critics say the countries who signed the accord have not fully pushed for its mandates and that Cambodia still has work to do.

However, Thun Saray, president of the rights group Adhoc, told “Hello VOA” Thursday much good has come from the accords.

Suspect, Victim Dead in Washington High School Shooting




By MEGHAN KENEALLY, Good Morning America
October 24, 2014

A suspected shooter and a second person are dead after gunfire erupted in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said.

The shooting suspect was a student at the school, Marysville police administrative commander Robb Lamoureaux said, but he would not confirm if the other deceased person was a staff member or a student at the school.

In addition, four "young people" were injured and transported to a local hospital, three with critical head wounds, a hospital official said. The fourth, a young man with less severe injuries, was transported to a different hospital.

"It’s our worst nightmare," said Dr. Joanne Roberts of Providence Regional Medical Center.

Two young women remained in surgery for their head wounds, Roberts added later. A young male was out of surgery and headed to an intensive care unit.

October 24, 2014

Hun Sen: Paris Peace Accords is dead

From KI reader Mr. Ngin Chhorn 'Lokta Ruom Rite' [4 pages]


Brigade 70 to see 700 new troops

Soldiers salute as they drive past during a parade for the 20th anniversary of the RCAF Brigade 70 last week.
PHOTO SUPPLIED
May Titthara and Alice Cuddy
The Phnom Penh Post, Fri, 24 October 2014

Seven hundred new troops will be added early next year to Cambodia’s notorious Brigade 70, a military unit with a history of allegations against it ranging from political assassinations to protecting illegal timber traders, according to an announcement signed last month by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The decision, which has raised concerns about possible future violent crackdowns, was signed off on September 17.

This month’s Royal Book states that 1,050 people will be recruited – 700 as soldiers of Brigade 70 and 350 as personnel of the Bodyguard Unit of the general command – starting in January.

The “minister in charge of the Council of Ministers; Ministers of Defence; Economics and Finance; [and the] General Commander-in-Chief of [the] Royal Cambodian Armed Forces have agreed to implement the decision from January 1, 2015,” the statement reads.

Defence Minister Tea Banh could not be reached for comment yesterday. But Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said the huge new intake would not affect numbers of military personnel.

China's top diplomat to visit Vietnam again amid sea dispute

China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi speaks during a news conference at a hotel
in Kuala Lumpur October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
Reuters –Oct 24, 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam next week, China said on Friday, five months after he last visited during a period of tension over a Chinese oil drilling rig working in part of the South China Sea both countries claim.

State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, will arrive in Vietnam on Monday for meetings with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, China's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The two would discuss "Sino-Vietnam bilateral cooperation", the ministry said. It did not elaborate.

Yang last went to Vietnam in June when he accused it of "hyping up" the row over the Chinese drilling rig in waters close to Vietnam but claimed by China.

The dispute lead to confrontation at sea between Chinese and Vietnamese government vessels and violent anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam, in one of the worst breakdowns in their relations since they fought a brief war in 1979.

Last week, Chinese and Vietnamese leaders met on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit in Italy and agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes.

Vietnamese tycoon held on suspicion of fraud: sources

By Mai Nguyen, Reuters, Oct 25, 2014

HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam have detained one of the country's biggest tycoons, the founder and chairman of conglomerate Ocean Group, on suspicion of financial irregularities, banking sources and state media said on Friday.

Vietnam's central bank said it had suspended Ha Van Tham from his role as chairman of the group's unlisted subsidiary, Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank, for "serious violations", but made no mention of his arrest, or what the breaches were.

Two banking and finance sources with direct knowledge of the case told Reuters Tham had been detained, but asked not to be identified because the issue was "sensitive".

Company officials, reached by telephone and asked to clarify market rumors about the detention, said they would issue a statement, but have not yet done so.

Ocean Group's rapid growth as one of Vietnam's most promising conglomerates has earned the United States-educated Tham numerous awards for entrepreneurship and he is widely regarded as one of Vietnam's richest men.

Demonstrators Call on Government To Fulfill Principles of Peace Accords ...

Cambodia's apex court upholds sentence for ex-capital police chief

The Supreme Court of Cambodia on Friday upheld an 18-year-old Appeal Court verdict against disgraced former
Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov for conspiring to murder national military police commander Sao Sokha in 2003.


Xinhua,  24-Oct-14 12:40PM

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Court of Cambodia on Friday upheld an 18-year-old Appeal Court verdict against disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov for conspiring to murder national military police commander Sao Sokha in 2003.

"The Supreme Court decides to uphold the verdict of the Appeal Court against Heng Pov, former Phnom Penh police chief, for the attempted murder of Sao Sokha, commander of the national military police," said a verdict pronounced by Supreme Court's judge You Ottara.

Briefly spoke to reporters after the verdict, Heng Pov, who was also a former adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, denied all the charges.

US will not interfere in Cambodia's wage negotiation for workers: US Official

The Cambodia Herald, October 24, 2014

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Mrs. Julie Chung, deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Phnom Penh, said Thursday that US will not interfere in Cambodia's wage negotiation for workers.

Julie Chung said during a meeting with Cambodia's Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng.

The United States has no procedure to interfere in wage talk in Cambodia, she said.

Chung said US is a main trade partner of Cambodia, and that what the US wants to see this time is Cambodia has peace, and political stability.

Regarding Chung's comment, Ith Sam Heng said the wage negotiation this year is better because of stance softening of factory employers and union leaders.

Cambodian gov't approves 3.92 bln USD for 2015's expenditure

Xinhua, 24-Oct-14 09:23PM

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- The Cambodian government on Friday approved around 3.92 billion U.S. dollars for the country' s expenditure in 2015, up 10.8 percent year-on-year, according to a press statement released after a weekly cabinet meeting.

The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

"The 2015's government spending is equal to 21.09 percent of the GDP and is up 10.8 percent compared to the 2014's expenditure," the statement said.

"The budget for 2015 is vital to further developing Cambodia in all fields, and will ensure an annual economic growth of around 7 percent," it added.

The budget will be focused on the spending in general administration, national defense, security, social affairs, education, health, agriculture, and infrastructure and economic development.

Police seize 16 tons of luxury wood hidden in gasoline truck


The Cambodia Herald, 24-Oct-14 05:25PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Police said that rosewood hidden inside Sokimex gasoline truck weighed up to 16 tons. The woods were transported to Oddor Meanchey Forestry Administration.

The 9,000 pieces of rosewood were seized on Thursday after local police stopped the truck, which could load 24,000 liters of gasoline, running on National Road 67 between border of Siem Reap and Oddor Meanchey provinces.

The police hadn't arrested the driver of the druck as he fled before the arrival of police.

This was the second time Oddor Meanchey police seized tons of wood hidden inside the truck which had logo of Sokimex.

In August, police seized a cache of 14 tons of rosewood inside the gasoline tanker heading to Siem Reap from Oddor Meanchey.

Cambodia slams Thai military for killing one more Cambodian man

Xinhua, 24-Oct-14 09:22PM

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- The Cambodian foreign ministry on Friday condemned the Thai military for killing another Cambodian national, who allegedly stole a Thai motorbike on Thursday.

A Cambodian man, namely Soeun Vorn, 21, was shot dead by Thai solider on the suspicion of stealing a white motorbike Honda Scoopy in Thailand's Surin province on Thursday, the ministry said in a diplomatic note to the Thai Embassy to Cambodia.

"The Royal Government of Cambodia strongly protests against such cruel acts conducted by the Thai military, violating the most elementary humanitarian principles and the spirit of good neighborliness and friendship between Cambodia and Thailand," the diplomatic note said.

The ministry also urged the Thai authorities to avoid violence.

Cambodia, Thailand to sign three deals during Thai PM's visit

Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha
Xinhua, 24-Oct-14 09:27PM

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and Thailand are scheduled to ink three deals during the official visit of Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to Cambodia next week, the Cambodian foreign ministry said in a press statement on Friday.

"At the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha will pay an official visit to Cambodia on Oct. 30-31," the statement said, adding that during the visit, the two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting and witness the signing ceremony of three documents.

The documents will be focused on the bilateral cooperation in tourism, eliminating trafficking in persons and protecting victims, and a railway connection between the two neighboring countries, it said.

According to the statement, during the visit, Gen. Prayuth will also pay a courtesy call on Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and pay tribute to the statue of the late King-Father Norodom Sihanouk.

Gen. Prayuth was elected as the 29th Thai Prime Minister by the National Legislative Assembly in August, three months after his army seized power through a bloodless coup on May 22, toppling the civilian government led by deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Golden memories ... សុវណ្ណអនុស្សារ - 'បុបា្ផកោះកែវ'


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រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ជ្រើស​រើស​ពល​ទាហាន​ជាង ១០០០ នាក់


កង​យោធពល​ខេមរ​ភូមិន្ទ​រំឭក​ខួប​លើក ទី២០ ឆ្នាំ។ រូបថត សហការី


Fri, 24 October 2014 ppp
ម៉ៃ ទិត្យថារ៉ា

ភ្នំពេញៈ រាជ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា បាន​សម្រេច​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យ​ក្រសួង​ការពារ​ជាតិ​ជ្រើស​រើស​ពល​ទាហាន​រាជ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ចំនួន ១០៥០ នាក់ នៅ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ ខាង​មុខ ដើម្បី​បំពេញ​ឲ្យ​កងពល​តូច​ថ្មើរ​ជើង​លេខ ៧០ និង​បញ្ជាការដ្ឋាន​អង្គរក្ស អគ្គ​បញ្ជាការដ្ឋាន។ នេះ​បើ​យោង​ទៅ​តាម​សៀវភៅ​រាជកិច្ច​ដែល​ចេញ​ផ្សាយ​ពី​ទីស្តីការ​គណៈ​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី នៅ ខែ​តុលា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។

នៅ​ថ្ងៃ ទី១៧ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤ លោក​នាយក​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន បាន​ចុះ​ហត្ថលេខា​លើ​សេចក្តី​សម្រេច​ស្តី​ពី​ការ​ជ្រើស​រើស​ពល​ទាហាន​រាជ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ចំនួន ១០៥០ នាក់ ដើម្បី​បំពេញ​ឲ្យ​កងពល​តូច​ថ្មើរ​ជើង​លេខ ៧០ អគ្គ​បញ្ជាការដ្ឋាន​ចំនួន ៧០០ នាក់ និង​បញ្ជាការដ្ឋាន​អង្គរក្ស អគ្គ​បញ្ជាការ​ដ្ឋាន ចំនួន ៣៥០ នាក់។

លិខិត​នោះ​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ទៀត​ថា៖ «រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​ទីស្តីការ​គណៈ​រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​ការពារ​ជាតិ រដ្ឋ​មន្ត្រី​ក្រសួង​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​ហិរញ្ញវត្ថុ អគ្គ​មេ​បញ្ជាការ​នៃ​កង​យោធពល​ខេមរ​ភូមិន្ទ ត្រូវ​អនុវត្ត​សេចក្តី​សម្រេច​នេះ​ចាប់​ពី​ថ្ងៃ ទី១ ខែ​មករា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ តទៅ»។

CNRP must practice what it preaches


CNRP slogans: Rescue, Serve, Defend


Comment by CSSC:


First I want to state that creating a third party would be detrimental to the future of democracy in Cambodia. 

Having said that, I believe that CNRP leaders could take this opportunity to win the heart and mind of every Cambodian and make the party so strong such that it can withstand any attempt by anyone to create any other parties real or CPP's ploy.

The CNRP leaders must fully embrace and promote real Democracy within the party: set up a term limit for themselves. CNRP must practice what it preaches. When changes are made democratically, old guards will be respected forever. 

In the US former presidents are well respected and for the most parts consulted when the nation is facing difficult tasks.

I hope we can still find Heroes within the CNRP leadership.

ទិវាសន្ធិសញ្ញាសន្តិភាពទីក្រុងប៉ារីសខួបលើកទី២៣

វិជ្ជមាន? [positive?]

បង្គោលព្រំដែនមួយរត់បាត់ហើយ!


អាជ្ញាធរ​កម្ពុជា​វៀតណាម​កំពុង​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ពី​ករណី​បាត់​បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​លេខ​៩៨/១


ចំណុច​តម្រុយ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម លេខ​៩៨/១ ដែល​បាត់​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​តុលា
ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។ Photo courtesy of police.gov.kh

ដោយ ទេព សុរ៉ាវី RFA 2014-10-23

អាជ្ញាធរ​ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ បញ្ជាក់​ថា បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា​វៀតណាម លេខ​៩៨/១ បាន​បាត់​ដោយ​មិន​ដឹង​មូលហេតុ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​តុលា។ ខាង​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ចម្រុះ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា នៅ​មិន​ទាន់​ដឹង​ពី​ព័ត៌មាន​បាត់​បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​ទេ តែ​បាន​អះអាង​ថា មន្ត្រី​ជំនាញ​នឹង​ចុះ​ទៅ​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ពី​ករណី​នេះ។

នគរបាល​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា និង​តម្រួត​ព្រំដែន​វៀតណាម កំពុង​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​ករណី​បាត់​បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​លេខ​៩៨/១ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ភាគី​ទាំង​ពីរ​ដើរ​ល្បាត​ព្រំដែន ហើយ​មិន​បាន​ឃើញ​បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​នោះ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ តុលា កន្លង​ទៅ។

ស្នងការ​នគរបាល​ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ លោក ម៉ៅ ពៅ ឲ្យ​ដឹង​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ តុលា ថា បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​លេខ​៩៨/១ ស្ថិត​នៅ​ចន្លោះ​បង្គោល​ឡាក់​លេខ​៩៨ និង​៩៩ បាន​បាត់​ចេញ​ពី​កន្លែង​ដៅ​ទុក។ បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​ដែល​បាត់​នោះ គឺ​ស្ថិត​នៅ​ភូមិ​ស្រែតានង ឃុំ​ចាន់មូល ស្រុក​មេមត់ ខេត្ត​ត្បូងឃ្មុំ ជាប់​នឹង​ខេត្ត​តៃនិញ ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម។

លោក​បញ្ជាក់​ថា បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​ព្រំដែន​ដែល​បាត់​នោះ ជា​បង្គោល​តូច​ដែល​មាន​ទំហំ​ផ្ចិត​ប្រមាណ ១០​សង់ទីម៉ែត្រ កម្ពស់​ប្រហែល ១​ម៉ែត្រ និង​ដាំ​ចុះ​ទៅ​ក្រោម​ដី​ប្រវែង ៦ ទៅ ៧​តឹក។ លោក​ពន្យល់​ថា ការ​បាត់​បង្គោល​តម្រុយ​នេះ មិន​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​ខ្សែ​បន្ទាត់​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​ប្រទេស​ទាំង​ពីរ​ឡើយ ហើយ​លោក​បាន​រាយការណ៍​ទៅ​ដល់​អាជ្ញាធរ​ថ្នាក់​ជាតិ​រួច​ហើយ ដើម្បី​ឲ្យ​ចុះ​មក​ត្រួត​ពិនិត្យ និង​ដាំ​បង្គោល​នេះ​ឡើង​វិញ។

ថ្ងៃ​២៣​តុលា​​ជា​ការ​​ដាស់​​ស្មារតី​​អ្នក​នយោបាយ​​ខ្មែរ​!​ Peace Agreements: Cambodia

ភាគីជម្លោះ​ខ្មែរ ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​ក្រុងប៉ារីស ឆ្នាំ​១៩៩១ (រូបថតឯកសារ)

ព្រហស្បតិ៍ 23 តុលា 2014 ដោយ ប៉ែន បូណាrfi

ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣​តុលា​​នេះ​​គឺ​ជា​​ខួប​​គម្រប់​២៣​ឆ្នាំ​​នៃ​​កិច្ច​ព្រម​ព្រៀង​​សន្តិភាព​​ក្រុង​ប៉ារីស​។ ​កិច្ច​ព្រម​ព្រៀង​​សន្តិភាព​​នេះ​ហើយ​​ដែល​​នាំ​​ឲ្យ​​មាន​ការ​​បោះ​ឆ្នោត​​លើក​ដំបូង​​កាល​ពី​​ឆ្នាំ​​១៩៩៣ ​រៀប​ចំ​​ដោយ​​អង្គការ​សហ​ប្រជាជាតិ​។ ​២៣​ឆ្នាំ​​ក្រោយ​មក ​ខ្លឹម​សារ​​នៃ​​កិច្ច​ព្រម​ព្រៀង​​សន្តិភាព​​ក្រុង​ប៉ារីស​​ត្រូវ​បាន​​អ្នក​នយោបាយ​​បក​ស្រាយ​​យក​ចំណេញ​រៀង​ៗ​ខ្លួន​ ប៉ុន្តែ​ស្មារតី​​នៃ​​កិច្ច​ព្រម​ព្រៀង​​នេះ​​ហាក់​​មិន​​ត្រូវ​បាន​​គេ​​យក​ចិត្ត​ទុក​ដាក់​​អនុវត្ត​​ឲ្យ​​បាន​​ទាំង​ស្រុង​​ទេ​។ ​ដូច្នេះ​ ថ្ងៃ​២៣​តុលា​​នេះ​​គួរ​តែ​​ជា​ការ​​ដាស់​​ស្មារតី​​អ្នក​នយោបាយ​​ឲ្យ​​នឹក​ឃើញ​​ពី​អ្វី​​ដែល​​បាន​​កើត​ឡើង​​កាល​ពី​២៣​ឆ្នាំ​​កន្លង​ទៅ​។​

កាលពី២៣ឆ្នាំមុន គឺ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃទី ២៣ តុលា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១ ភាគី​ជម្លោះ​ទាំង៤របស់​កម្ពុជា​គឺ ភាគី​រដ្ឋ​កម្ពុជា ហ្វ៊ុនស៊ិនប៉ិច រណសិរ្ស​ជាតិ​រំដោះ​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ និង​ភាគី​ខ្មែរក្រហម រួមជាមួយ​ប្រទេស​ចំនួន ១៨ បាន​ចុះហត្ថលេខា​លើ​កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង​សន្តិភាព​មួយ​នៅ​ទីក្រុង​ប៉ារីស​ប្រទេស​បារាំង​ដើម្បី​បញ្ចប់​ជម្លោះ​នយោបាយ​និង​សង្គ្រាមស៊ីវិល​ដ៏​រ៉ាំរ៉ៃ​នៅ​កម្ពុជា។ នោះ​គឺ​កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង​សន្តិភាព​ក្រុងប៉ារីស។

តាមរយៈ​កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង​នេះ ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា​ក៏បាន​រៀបចំ​ការបោះឆ្នោត​លើកដំបូង​កាលពី​ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩៣ ក្រោម​ការរៀបចំ​របស់​អង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិ។ ក្រៅពី​ការបោះឆ្នោត កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង​សន្តិភាព​ក្រុងប៉ារីស ២៣ តុលា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១ ក៏មាន​ចែង​ផងដែរ​អំពី​ការធានា​ឲ្យ​កម្ពុ​ជាមាន​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ សេរី​ពហុបក្ស មានការ​គោរព​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស និង​មាន​អធិបតេយ្យភាព បូរណភាព​ទឹកដី​ដែល​គ្មាន​អ្នកណា​អាច​បំពាន​បាន។

នាទីតន្រ្តីកំសាន្តចិត្តសូមជូនប្រិយមិត្ត រីករាយសណ្តាប់ដោយមេត្រី សូមជូនបទ«ព្រាត់ម្តាយ» និពន្ធទំនុកច្រៀងដោយ លោកយឹមពិសាល ច្រៀង ដោយ កេត្យា សា៝ន


British Ambassador meets with Siem Reap governor

The Cambodia Herald, 23-Oct-14 02:13PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The British Ambassador Bill Longhurst met Thursday with Mr. Khim Bunsong, governor of ‪‎SiemReap‬ province,

The two discussed the cooperation of trade and business opportunities, tourist safety, work permits, local agricultural development, and ecological infrastructure in the province, the UK embassy in Phnom Penh posted on its Facebook page.

The Ambassador expressed his thanks to the local tourist and immigration police who have provided support to British residents living in Siem Reap and to thousands of British visitors every year.

Photo/Facebook of UK Cambodia




អ្នក​ទោស​៧​នាក់​នៅ​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី​ហែក​គុក​គេច​ខ្លួន

អ្នក​ទោស​៥នាក់ ក្នុង​ចំណោម ៦នាក់​ដែល​បាន​អារ​ចម្រឹង​បង្អួត រត់​ចេញ​ពី​ពន្ធនាគារ​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី កាល​ពី​
ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​តុលា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។ RFA/Ratha Visal

ដោយ រដ្ឋា វិសាល RFA 2014-10-23

អ្នក​ទោស​មួយ​ក្រុម​មាន​គ្នា​៧នាក់ រស់​នៅ​ក្នុង​បន្ទប់​ឃុំឃាំង​តែ​មួយ នៃ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី​បាន​អារ​ចម្រឹង​បង្អួច​ហើយ​រត់​គេច​ខ្លួន​៦នាក់ រី​ឯ​អ្នក​ទោស​ម្នាក់​ទៀត​ត្រូវ​បាន​មន្ត្រី​ពន្ធនាគារ​ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​ទាន់ និង​បាន​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​ខណៈ​កំពុង​ព្យាយាម​គេច​ខ្លួន។ មន្ត្រី​ឃ្លាំមើល​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ដាក់​ការ​សង្ស័យ​ថា​ការ​រត់គេច​ខ្លួន​នេះ ជា​គម្រោង​ការ​រៀប​ចំ​ទុក​ជាមុន។

មន្ត្រី​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី អំពាវនាវ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​បន្ទាន់​ជុំវិញ​ការ​រត់គេច​ខ្លួន​របស់​ទណ្ឌិត និង​ពិរុទ្ធជន​៦នាក់ នៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ខេត្ត​កាល​ពី​វេលា​ម៉ោង​៣​ទាប​ភ្លឺ ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​តុលា។

មន្ត្រី​សមាគម​អាដហុក (Adhoc) ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី លោក ឆាយ ធី ដែល​បាន​ចូលរួម​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​ករណី​នេះ ថ្លែង​ថា អាច​មាន​ភាព​មិន​ប្រក្រតី​មួយ​ចំនួន​ជុំវិញ​រឿង​នេះ។

លោក​សង្ស័យ​ថា​សកម្មភាព​អារ​ចម្រឹង​បង្អួច​បន្ទប់​ឃុំឃាំង និង​ការ​កាត់​របង​លួស​ហ៊ុំ​ព័ទ្ធ​ពន្ធនាគារ​របស់​អ្នក​ទោស​នោះ អាច​មាន​គម្រោង​ការ​រៀប​ចំ​ទុក​ជាមុន ឬ​អាច​នឹង​មាន​ការ​ឃុបឃិត​ពី​បុគ្គល​ផ្សេង​ពី​អ្នកទោស​ទាំង​នោះ។

លោក​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា​ការ​រត់​ចេញ​ពី​ពន្ធនាគារ បាន​ដោយ​សុវត្ថិភាព​ពេល​នេះ​គឺ​ជា​ចំណុច​អវិជ្ជមាន បន្ថែម​ទៀត​របស់​មន្ត្រី​ពន្ធនាគារ​ក្នុង​ការ​គ្រប់គ្រង​ពិរុទ្ធជន និង​ទណ្ឌិត​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​បទ​ល្មើស​ឧក្រិដ្ឋ និង​មជ្ឈិម​មិន​បាន​ត្រឹមត្រូវ៖ «ទទួល​បាន​ពត៌មាន​ដំបូង​ការ​រត់​រួច​នេះ​គឺ​អ្នកទោស​មាន​កន្ត្រៃ និង​ជណ្តើរ ប៉ុន្តែ​អ្វី​ដែល​យើង​ស៊ើប​អង្កេត​ជាក់ស្តែង​យើង​ឃើញ​អ្នកទោស​បាន​អារ​ចម្រឹង​ដែក ដែល​មាន​ទំហំ​ធំ​រហូត​ដល់​១៩លី ហើយ​អារ​ដាច់​អស់​ពីរ​ចម្រឹង ហើយ​ចេញ​តាម​ចម្រឹង​បង្អួច​នៅ​អាគារ​ខាង​លិច​ពន្ធនាគារ។ យើង​នៅ​មាន​ការ​សង្ស័យ​ច្រើន​ដោយ​មាន​ឧបករណ៍​សម្រាប់​ឲ្យ​អ្នកទោស​រត់ ជំហានទី១ យើង​ឃើញ​ចម្រឹង​បង្អួច​អារ​ដាច់​ដោយ​រណា យើង​ឃើញ​របង​រហែក​ដោយសារ​កន្ត្រៃ​កាត់ ហើយ​យើង​ឃើញ​របង​ខ្ពស់​បើ​មិន​មាន​ជណ្ដើរ​ទេ​អ្នកទោស​មិន​អាច​លោត​ផ្លោះ​រហ័ស​ទេ»។

សមត្ថកិច្ច​ចាប់​មនុស្ស​១០​នាក់​ពី​បទ​ប៉ុនប៉ង​ផ្ដួល​រំលំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល

ក្រុម​យុវជន​និង​និស្សិត ហែ​ក្បួន​​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ការ​គោរព​​​សន្ធិសញ្ញា​កិច្ច​ព្រមព្រៀង​ទីក្រុង​ប៉ារីស នា
​រាជធានី​​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ តុលា ២០១៤។ RFA/Uon Chhin

ដោយ យន់ សាមៀន RFA 2014-10-23

សមត្ថកិច្ច​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​សមាជិក​រណសិរ្ស​រំដោះ​ជាតិ​ខ្មែរ​១០​នាក់ ក្រោម​បទ​ចោទ​ពី​គម្រោង​ផ្តួល​រំលំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តី ហ៊ុន សែន។ ការ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​បន្ទាប់​ពី​អ្នក​ទាំង ១០​នាក់​នោះ ប្រមូល​ផ្តុំ​គ្នា​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​នៅ​មុខ​ស្ថាន​ទូតវៀតណាម ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​គោរព​កិច្ច​ព្រមព្រៀង​ទីក្រុង​ប៉ារីស ២៣ តុលា ឆ្នាំ​១៩៩១។

មន្រ្តី​អង្គការ​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស​រិះគន់​ការ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​បាតុករ​ទាំង ១០​នាក់​នោះ ដោយ​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា ជា​ការ​រំលោភ​សិទ្ធិ​សេរីភាព​ផ្នែក​បញ្ចេញ​មតិ។

អគ្គ​ស្នងការ​រង​នគរបាលជាតិ លោក​ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍​ឯក គៀត ច័ន្ទថារិទ្ធ បញ្ជាក់​នៅ​លើ​គេហទំព័រ​ស្នងការ​រង​នគរបាល​ជាតិ​ថា សមត្ថកិច្ច​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​ជនសង្ស័យ​ចំនួន ១០​នាក់ កាល​ពី​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ និង​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៣ ខែ​តុលា នៅ​ទីក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ ពី​បទ​ប៉ុនប៉ង​ផ្តួល​រំលំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​របស់​លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តី ហ៊ុន សែន។

លោក​បន្ត​ថា ជនសង្ស័យ​ទាំង​នោះ​ជា​សមាជិក​រណសិរ្ស​រំដោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​ភាគ​ច្រើន​ជា​កសិករ។ នៅ​ក្នុង​ការ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​ជនសង្ស័យ​ទាំង​នោះ សមត្ថកិច្ច​ក៏​អះអាង​ថា បាន​ដក​ហូត​វត្ថុតាង​មួយ​ចំនួន ហើយ​សមាជិក​ចលនារ​ណសិរ្ស​រំដោះជាតិ​ទាំង ១០​នាក់​នោះ ត្រូវ​បាន​សមត្ថកិច្ច​កំពុង​ធ្វើការ​សាកសួរ និង​បំពេញ​សំណុំ​រឿង​តាម​នីតិវិធី​ដើម្បី​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​តុលាការ។

មន្រ្តី​នាំ​ពាក្យ​សាលា​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ លោក ឡុង ឌីម៉ង់ បញ្ជាក់​ថា សមត្ថកិច្ច​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ បាន​សហការ​នឹង​អគ្គស្នងការ​រង​នគរបាល​ជាតិ ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​ជនសង្ស័យ​ទាំង ១០​នាក់​នោះ៖ «សំឡេង»។

Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland





AP, October 23, 2014

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near an airport in Maryland on Thursday, killing three people and injuring two.

A Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to the Frederick Municipal Airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the collision occurred near the southwest corner of the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The statement said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The collision happened at 3:40 p.m., said Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue. He said it was not yet clear how the collision occurred or which victims were aboard which aircraft.

According to the FlightAware aviation tracking website, the plane flew from Cleveland Regional Jetport in Cleveland, Tennessee.

ការប្រារព្ធខួបលើកទី២៣នៃសន្ធិសញ្ញាសន្តិភាពទីក្រុងប៉ារីស

Son Chhay works as his son's barber


The Cambodia Herald, 23-Oct-14 04:11PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Son Chhay, a lawmaker of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is his son's barber besides his work as a politician.

In a photo he posted Thursday showed that he is cutting hair for his Cambodian-Australian son.

"My son still wants me to cut his hair all these years," Son Chhay, now vice president of the National Assembly's commission on economics, finance, banking and audition, posted on his Facebook.







Dinosaur mystery solved by Korean paleontologists ′무서운 손′ 공룡, 50년 비밀 풀렸다

'Three dinosaurs' mysteries of Cambodia needing critical attention from Korean scientists and paleontologists ...

Silencing Cambodia's Honest Brokers

First posted on KI Media Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Silencing Cambodia's Honest Brokers
I.H.T. Op-Ed Contributor
Silencing Cambodia's Honest Brokers
By ELIZABETH BECKER Published: August 17, 2011

Political cartoon: 15th Anniversary of the Paris Piss Aggreement

'Cambodia today is essentially ruled by a single political party with little room for an opposition, has a weak and corrupt judiciary, and the country’s most effective union leaders have been murdered.'


WASHINGTON — This year is the 20th anniversary of the Paris peace accords that ended the Cambodian war and any further threat from the murderous Khmer Rouge. It required all the major powers — the United States, leading European countries, the former Soviet Union and China — as well as most Asian nations to come up with an accord, a rare achievement. In a speech last week, Gareth Evans said that during his eight years as the Australian foreign minister “nothing has given me more pleasure and pride than the Paris peace agreement concluded in 1991.”

I reported from Paris on the negotiations, which took several years of convoluted diplomacy since few countries or political parties had clean hands in the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge. When the deal was finally signed in October of 1991 there were self-congratulations all around, champagne and a huge sigh of relief that Cambodia could move on to peace and democracy.

It didn’t turn out that way. Cambodia today is essentially ruled by a single political party with little room for an opposition, has a weak and corrupt judiciary, and the country’s most effective union leaders have been murdered.

That wasn’t the scenario envisioned in Paris. Now, just as 20th anniversary commemorations are approaching, one of the few groups still enjoying the freedoms created under the peace accords are about to be silenced. The government of Cambodia is poised to enact a law that will effectively hamstring the country’s lively civil society and NGOs, among the last independent voices in Cambodia.

Vietnam blogger jailed for posts about China deported to US


Nguyen Van Hai, known online as Dieu Cay, freed from prison after being jailed in 2012 for ‘anti-state propaganda’

Freed Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Van Hai arrives at Los Angeles International Airport. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
 

    Kate Hodal in Phnom Penh
    The Guardian, Wednesday 22 October 2014

Freed Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Van Ha Freed Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Van Hai arrives at Los Angeles International Airport. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

One of Vietnam’s best-known dissidents has been released from prison and deported to the US, where he has promised to fight to return to his home country.

Blogger Nguyen Van Hai, 62, known online as Dieu Cay, was jailed in 2012 for 12 years for disseminating “anti-state propaganda” related to his internet posts, a sentence rights activists allege was little more than trumped-up charges for his critical views on China.

“My father was the first to talk about China’s intentions [towards Vietnam],” Hai’s son Nguyen Tri Dung told the Committee to Protect Journalists last month. “Now, everybody is saying what he said about China, even government leaders.”

The U.S. is about to sell weapons to Vietnam. That's bad news for China

Vietnam hopes weapons from an old enemy can counter an even older one

A sea-based dispute between China and Vietnam has kicked off a new round of hostilities. (AP Photo/Vietnam Coast Guard)

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One morning last June, the people of Vietnam woke up to someone else's oil rig in their backyard. The 30,000-ton Haiyang Shiyou-981, owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, was parked 70 miles inside waters controlled by Vietnam.

The resulting standoff at sea, in which one Vietnamese fishing boat was sunk, has driven Vietnam to seek assistance from an unlikely source. Vietnam has requested its old enemy, the United States, sell it weapons to counter an even older enemy, China.

Vietnam and China have shared a mutual border for more than 2,000 years. Those have not exactly been happy years for Vietnam, as it has often ended up a colony or vassal state of its larger neighbor. Vietnam has suffered political, economic, and cultural imperialism and in the course of their shared history, Vietnam has taken up arms against China several times to assert its independence.

Sokha speaking to supporters