October 1, 2014

Construction of controversial Areng dam to cost USD 400 mln




Areng valley. The Cambodia Herald

The Cambodia Herald, 30-Sep-14 03:32PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The construction of Koh Kong's Cheay Areng hydrowpower dam will cost USD 400 million and be completed by 2020, said Energy Secretary of State Ith Prang Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference, he said the study of the dam and its impact on environment has been conducted since 2006.

The Ministry of Mine and Energy issued a statement on September 27 to explain the impact of the dam which will be capable to produce 108 MW.

In the statement, the ministry said Cheay Areng dam covered an area of around 100,000 hectares including 9,474 hectares for tank building.

The plan affected 113 species of birds, 53 of mammals, 43 of fish, and 31 of reptiles in the area.

Refugees in Nauru protest [The only 'voluntary' element in this dirty deal is the dirty money from the Australian government!]


Families in the Nauru detention centre stand at the residential compound during a protest against Australia’s refugee deal with Cambodia. PHOTO SUPPLIED


Tue, 30 September 2014 ppp
Daniel Pye and Vong Sokheng

Refugees on Nauru have said they will reject Australia’s offer of resettlement in Cambodia after a protest on the island was staged at the Australian Embassy yesterday amid reports of three more incidents of self-harm and attempted suicide.

An Iranian refugee, who cannot be named and who was speaking on behalf of residents of the “family camp” on the island, yesterday told the Post that the widely held perception of Cambodia as a poverty-stricken and violent country meant that nobody in the camp was currently willing to voluntarily accept the offer of resettlement.

“The people here think of a bad image of Cambodia in their mind, because it’s a very poor country. There is lots of crime, a history of killings and abuse,” he said. “Nobody here wants to go to Cambodia.”

Cambodian officials yesterday confirmed that a pilot phase of resettlement is scheduled to begin later this year.

“We have nothing to lose – there will be suicides if it carries on like this. They will only be able to send our dead bodies to Cambodia,” the refugee said.

September 30, 2014

ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ​ម្នាក់​របួស​ដោយសារ​ថៃ​បាញ់​រះ​មក​ចំ​កម្លាំង​ដើរ​ល្បាត​ការពារ​ព្រំដែន​ខ្មែរ

ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ​​​នៅ​តំបន់​មុខ​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ រូប​ថត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៨ ខែ​កុម្ភៈ ឆ្នាំ​២០១១
RFA/Hang Savyouth
ដោយ ហង្ស សាវយុត RFA 2014-09-30

ការ​ប្រឈម​មុខ​តានតឹង​ខាង​សព្វាវុធ​ដាក់​គ្នា​រវាង​ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ​ថៃ ក្នុង​រឿង​ជម្លោះ​ព្រំដែន​នៅ​ជុំវិញ​តំបន់​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ បាន​ស្ងប់ស្ងាត់​រយៈពេល​ជាង ៣​ឆ្នាំ​មក​ហើយ។ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ត្រង់​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កញ្ញា ទាហាន​ថៃ ដែល​ប្រចាំ​ការពារ​ព្រំដែន​ស្រុក​ណាំយឺន នៃ​ខេត្ត​អ៊ូប៊ុនរ៉ាត់ថានី បាន​បាញ់​កាំភ្លើង​មក​លើ​ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ច្រក​អានសេះ បណ្ដាល​ឱ្យ​មាន​ការ​បាញ់​ត​គ្នា​ប្រហែល​ជា ៣​នាទី។

ប្រភព​ព័ត៌មាន​ពី​អាជ្ញាធរ​ស្រុក​ជាំក្សាន្ត ខេត្ត​ព្រះវិហារ ឱ្យ​ដឹង​ថា យ៉ាង​ហោច​ណាស់​មាន​ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ​ម្នាក់​បាន​រង​របួស កាល​ពី​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កញ្ញា បន្ទាប់​ពី​មាន​ការ​បាញ់​អាវុធ​ចេញ​ពី​ភាគី​ថៃ រះ​មក​ចំ​កម្លាំង​ការពារ​ព្រំដែន​ខ្មែរ ដែល​កំពុង​ដើរ​ល្បាត​នៅ​តាម​បន្ទាត់​ព្រំដែន។

អភិបាល​ស្រុក​ជាំក្សាន្ត នៃ​ខេត្ត​ព្រះវិហារ គឺ​លោក ជា គឹមសេង។ លោក​មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​កាល​ពី​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​អង្គារ ទី​៣០ ខែ​កញ្ញា ថា មាន​ហេតុការណ៍​បាញ់​កាំភ្លើង​ត​គ្នា​មួយ​រវាង​ទាហាន​ថៃ និង​ទាហាន​ខ្មែរ នៅ​ម្ដុំ​ច្រក​ព្រំដែន​អានសេះ ចម្ងាយ​ប្រមាណ ៣០​គីឡូ​ម៉ែត្រ​ភាគ​ខាង​ជើង ឆៀង​ខាង​កើត​ពី​ប្រាសាទ​ព្រះវិហារ កាល​ពី​ម៉ោង ១២ និង ៣០​នាទី​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​កញ្ញា។

ក្រសួង​រ៉ែ​ចោទ​អ្នក​ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​គម្រោង​សង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី​អារ៉ែង​ថា​ជា​អ្នក​រាំង​ស្ទះ​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ជាតិ

រដ្ឋលេខាធិការ​ក្រសួង​រ៉ែ និង​ថាមពល លោក អ៊ិត ប្រាំង បង្ហាញ​របាយការណ៍​សិក្សា​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ពី​ផល​ប៉ះពាល់​នៃ​គម្រោង​
សាងសង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី​ស្ទឹង​ជាយ​អារ៉ែង ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​កាសែត​នា​ទីស្ដីការ​ក្រសួង​រ៉ែ និង​ថាមពល នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០
ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។ RFA/Vann Vichar


ដោយ វណ្ណ វិចារ RFA 2014-09-30

ក្រសួង​រ៉ែ និង​ថាមពល ចោទ​ថា អ្នក​ដែល​ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​គម្រោង​សង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី​ស្ទឹង​ជាយ​អារ៉ែង ថា​ជា​អ្នក​រាំង​ស្ទះ​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ជាតិ។ ការ​ថ្លែង​បែប​នេះ ធ្វើ​ឡើង​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​កាសែត​មួយ​នា​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កញ្ញា ដើម្បី​បកស្រាយ​លម្អិត​ពី​គម្រោង​សាងសង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី​ជាយ​អារ៉ែង ស្ថិត​នៅ​ជួរ​ភ្នំ​ក្រវាញ ខេត្ត​កោះកុង។

ក្រសួង​រ៉ែ និង​ថាមពល ច្រាន​ចោល​របាយការណ៍​របស់​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល និង​សមាជិក​សភា​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង ស្ដីពី​ផល​ប៉ះពាល់​នៃ​គម្រោង​ការ​សាងសង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី​ស្ទឹង​ជាយ​អារ៉ែង។

រដ្ឋលេខាធិការ និង​ជា​ប្រធាន​គម្រោង​សាងសង់​ទំនប់​នេះ លោក អ៊ិត ប្រាំង ចាត់​ទុក​ថា អ្នក​ដែល​នាំ​គ្នា​ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​គម្រោង​នេះ ជា​អ្នក​ដែល​មិន​យល់​ច្បាស់​ពី​គម្រោង និង​មាន​ចេតនា​កេង​យក​ផល​ចំណេញ​ផ្ទាល់។ លោក អ៊ិត ប្រាំង មាន​ប្រសាសន៍​សំដៅ​ប្រធាន​អង្គការ​មាតា​ធម្មជាតិ គឺ​លោក អាឡិកហ្សង់ដ្រូ ហ្គន់ហ្សាឡេស ដាវិតសឹន (Alejandro Gonzalez Davidson) ដែល​ចេញ​មុខ​ការពារ​ធម្មជាតិ​នៅ​ទីនោះ ថា​ធ្វើ​សកម្មភាព​ដើម្បី​បំពេញ​ចិត្ត​ម្ចាស់​ជំនួយ។

លោក​បន្ត​ថា តំបន់​ជាយ​អារ៉ែង ជា​តំបន់​ដ៏​សក្ដិសម​បំផុត​របស់​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា ដែល​អំណោយ​ផល​ដល់​ការ​សាងសង់​ទំនប់​វារីអគ្គិសនី៖ «អង្គការ​ហ្នឹង​បើ​មិន​ធ្វើ​សកម្មភាព​ចឹង មិន​យក​ប្រជាជន​នៅ​ពី​មុខ​ធ្វើ​ជា​ខែល​ចឹង​ទេ តើ​បាន​លុយ​ពី​ណា​មក ខ្ញុំ​អាណិត​ប្រជាជន​យើង​ដែល​ចាញ់​បោក​គេ ហើយ​មក​បំផ្លាញ​ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​របស់​ជាតិ»។

តុលាការ​កំពូល​បើក​សវនាការ​កាត់​ទោស​អតីត​មន្ត្រី​នគរបាល​និង​អាវុធហត្ថ​៥​នាក់

លោក លី រ៉ាស៊ី (ឆ្វេង) និង​លោក ហង្ស វុត្ថា (ស្តាំ) នា​តុលាការ​កំពូល នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។ RFA/Ouk Savborey

ដោយ អ៊ុក សាវបូរី RFA 2014-09-30

តុលាការ​កំពូល បើក​សវនាការ​បី​ថ្ងៃ​ជាប់​គ្នា កាត់​ទោស​រឿង​ព្រហ្មទណ្ឌ​ទាក់ទង​អតីត​មន្ត្រី​នគរបាល​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ និង​អតីត​មន្ត្រី​កង​រាជ​អាវុធហត្ថ។

អតីត​មន្ត្រី​នគរបាល និង​អតីត​កង​រាជ​អាវុធហត្ថ ដែល​មាន​វត្តមាន​នៅ​ក្នុង​សវនាការ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កញ្ញា មាន លោក ហេង ពៅ លោក លី រ៉ាស៊ី លោក ព្រំ សោភារិទ្ធ អ្នក​ទាំង​៣ ជា​មន្ត្រី​នគរបាល​ស្នងការដ្ឋាន​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ និង​លោក ហង្ស វុត្ថា មន្ត្រី​អាវុធហត្ថ ហើយ​មិន​មាន​វត្តមាន លោក ហង្ស វុទ្ធី ហៅ​យមរាជ​ទេ។ ទោះ​ជា​យ៉ាង​ណា សវនាការ​នោះ​មិន​ទាន់​ប្រកាស​សាលក្រម​នៅ​ឡើយ។

តុលាការ​កំពូល គ្រោង​ប្រកាស​សាលក្រម​ក្តី​ព្រហ្មទណ្ឌ​ប៉ុនប៉ង​មនុស្ស​ឃាត​គិត​ទុក​ជា​មុន ទៅ​លើ​ចៅក្រម សុក សេដ្ឋាមុន្នី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២១ ខែ​តុលា ខាង​មុខ។ ជន​ជាប់​ចោទ​រឿង​ក្តី​នេះ មាន​ទណ្ឌិត ហេង ពៅ លី រ៉ាស៊ី ហង្ស វុត្ថា ព្រំ សោភារិទ្ធ ហង្ស វុទ្ធី ហៅ​យមរាជ។

នៅ​ក្នុង​សវនាការ​តុលាការ​កំពូល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​កញ្ញា មិន​មាន​វត្តមាន​ទណ្ឌិត ហង្ស វុទ្ធី ហៅ​យមរាជ​ទេ។

ក្រុម​ទណ្ឌិត​ដែល​រង​នូវ​ការ​ចោទ អំពាវនាវ​សុំ​ឲ្យ​តុលាការ​បង្ហាញ​ភស្តុតាង​ពួក​គាត់​រៀបចំ​គម្រោង​សម្លាប់​លោក​ចៅក្រម សុក សេដ្ឋាមុន្នី លោក អ៊ុក សាវុធ លោក សៅ សុខា ជាដើម។

Vietnam Calling for End to US Arms Ban





VOA, September 30, 2014

It has been almost 20 years since the United States and Vietnam officially normalized relations. Last week, Vietnam’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister said it is time for U.S. officials to end what he called the ‘abnormal’ ban on arms to Vietnam. Pham Binh Minh also gave a warning to countries in East Asia and the Pacific: He said the area faces a high risk of military conflict because of territorial disputes.

Pham Binh Minh was in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly meetings. He spoke to the Asia Society last Wednesday.

Last year, the leaders of the United States and Vietnam decided to form a U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. Mr. Minh noted that, because of the agreement, ties between the two countries are normal. But that is not how he described the ban. 

“…and the ban on the lethal weapons to Vietnam is abnormal, so you (should) lift the ban, meaning that the relation(ship) is normal.”

Pham Binh Minh was asked if he believes that lifting the weapons ban might anger China. He said he does not think so.

Cambodia revokes land licenses from 8 companies

Environment Minister Say Sam Al. Photo/AKP

Xinhua, 30-Sep-14 04:25PM

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Environment Minister Say Sam Al said Monday that the government has canceled licenses of economic land concessions (ELCs) for eight companies after they have not undertaken development on the lands for years.

"The government revoked their investment licenses in the ELCs because they have received the land for years, but they have not undertaken development in the areas," he said in a press conference, adding that 12,457 hectares of the ELCs have been taken back from those companies and put under the Environment Ministry's management.

The Cambodian government has awarded ELCs to private investors in order to develop agricultural projects such as plantations, animal husbandry and building factories to process agricultural products, and companies could possess ELCs up to 99 years.

Do small businesses ruin Phnom Penh’s beauty?

The Cambodia Herald, 30-Sep-14 03:49PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- There are many cases that authority decided to evict street vendors in Phnom Penh city with the reason that they ruin the beauty of the capital. But it is very necessary for every citizen to have their own business to support their living. Eviction will push them to impasse.

It is so important for authority to protect the interest of its people as well as their daily businesses. In fact, Phnom Penh needs to maintain its beauty and social order, but ban on small businesses along the streets is not a right decision.

Street trading doesn't actually affect the public order or beauty of the city if the vendors are advised to run business properly and responsibly. Instead of banning people from running small businesses on the streets, authority itself has to train and instruct the vendors to take part in maintaining the public order and the beauty of the city.

Street trading not only helps people to have daily income, but it also helps buyers reduce their expenses as street food costs much cheaper than that in restaurants. Meanwhile, tourists can also enjoy the street food.

When we visit Bang kok, Thailnd and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, we will see so many kinds of street businesses, and a lot of buyers are tourists.

In short, authority has to allow its citizens to run lawful street businesses. What it has to do is to teach those vendors to be more responsible.

Nauru regufees vow to protest against resettlement in Cambodia: Report

Asylum seekers on Nauru demonstrate against the Australian Government's immigration policies. Photo/ABC


The Cambodia Herald, 30-Sep-14 04:31PM

Asylum seekers on Nauru demonstrate against the Australian Government's immigration policies. Photo/ABC

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Refugees living on Naura island vowed to protest against the Australian Government's USD 40 million resettlement deal with the Cambodian government, Australian-based ABC news reported Tuesday.

A group of refugees who have already been sesettled on Naura on Monday held a protest march, describing the Cambodia deal as cruel and unfair, the website said.

The young refugees held banners which read "only our corpse might go to Cambodia."

A young girl held another sign which said "Suicide is sweeter than Australia's dirty policy."

Internet shop owner killed in a rape attempt

The Cambodia Herald, 30-Sep-14 03:37PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- A man was arrested after he murdered an internet shop owner in a rape attempt in Trapang Chhouk village, Toek Thla commune of Sen Sok district. 
The body of woman, aged about 25, was found with serious cut to her throat and stomach. She died while being hospitalised.

A source from the police said that the suspect played game at the Internet Shop 168's upstairs room from 5:00 p.m before the crime.

At around 10:00 p.m the owner went upstairs to prepare and turn off the computers, but was attacked by the suspect who was believed to have hidden there since five o'clock.

Police said that the crime may be caused by a rape attempt because the victim didn't wear any valuable jewelry.



បាតុកម្ម​ថ្ងៃ​១៥​កក្កដា​៖​ ប៉ូលិស​ចាប់​យុវជន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​ម្នាក់​ទៀត​ និង​កោះ​ហៅ ​៣ នាក់​ ចូល​បំភ្លឺ


Jendhamuni: Cambodia politic is like a Yo-Yo

អត្ថបទចុះ​ផ្សាយ​នៅ​ថ្ងៃ ចន្ទ 29 កញ្ញា 2014 ដោយ លី ម៉េងហួរ rfi

ប៉ូលិស ​បាន​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​យុវជន​ម្នាក់​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ដែល​ជា​សមាជិក​ក្រុម​ប្រឹក្សា​ខណ្ឌ​ច្បារ​អំពៅ ​កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩​កញ្ញា​នេះ ​ទាក់ទង​នឹង​ការ​ធ្វើ​បាតុកម្ម​ នៅ​ក្បែរ​ទីលាន​ប្រជា​ធិបតេយ្យ ​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៥​ ខែ​កក្កដា។ ​បាតុកម្ម​នោះ ​កើត​មាន​អំពើ​ហិង្សា ​រវាង​បាតុករ​ និង​ក្រុម​សន្តិសុខ។​ ក្នុង​សំណុំ​រឿង​ក្តី ​ដែល​មាន​ចរិក​ជា​រឿង​នយោបាយ​នេះ ​ចៅក្រម​ ក៏​បាន​ចេញ​ដីកា​ បង្គាប់​ឲ្យ​យុវជន​ ៣​ នាក់​ផ្សេង​ទៀត​ របស់​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ ចូល​ឆ្លើយ​បំភ្លឺ ​ជា​បន្ត​បន្ទាប់​ ចាប់​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០​កញ្ញា​ ថ្ងៃ​១​តុលា​ និង​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២​តុលា។

យុវជន​ម្នាក់​ទៀត​ ជា​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ​និង​ជា​សមាជិក​ក្រុម​ប្រឹក្សា​ខណ្ឌ​ច្បារ​អំពៅ ​លោក ​ស៊ុំ វុទ្ធី​ ត្រូវ​បាន​ប៉ូលិស ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​ កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩​ ខែ​កញ្ញា។ ​រហូត​ដល់​ល្ងាច​ ថ្ងៃ​ចន្ទ​នេះ ​ចៅក្រម​បាន​សម្រេច​បញ្ជូន​យុវជន​ ស៊ុំ វុទ្ធី​ ទៅ​ឃុំឃាំង​នៅ​ពន្ធនាគារ​ព្រៃ​ស។

អ្នក​នាំ​ពាក្យ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ​លោក​ យឹម​ សុវណ្ណ ​បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ពី​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​យុវជន​នោះ។​ លោក​ យឹម សុវណ្ណ ​បន្ថែម​ថា ​បើ​សិន​ជា​ករណី​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​យុវជន​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ​នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩​កញ្ញា​នេះ ​ពាក់​ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ករណី​បាតុកម្ម​ថ្ងៃ១៥កក្កដា នោះ​វា​ជា​រឿង​នយោបាយ ​ដែល​គណបក្ស​កាន់​អំណាច ​ប្រើប្រាស់​ប្រព័ន្ធ​តុលាការ ​ដាក់​គំនាប​ជាថ្មី​លើ​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង។

សំណុំរឿង​បាតុកម្ម​រំដោះ​ទីលាន​ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យកាលពី​ថ្ងៃ១៥កក្កដា​នោះ ត្រូវបាន​លោក​មេធាវី សំ​សុ​គង់ ឲ្យ​ដឹងថា ចៅក្រម​ស៊ើបសួរ បានចេញ​ដីកា​កោះហៅ​យុវជន ៣ នាក់ ដែល​ត្រូវបាន​ដោះលែង កាលពី​ខែសីហា ឲ្យ​ចូល​ឆ្លើយបំភ្លឺ​ជា​បន្តបន្ទាប់ ចាប់ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃទី៣០កញ្ញា ថ្ងៃ១តុលា និង​ថ្ងៃទី២តុលា។

ស្រុកយើងយ៉ាប់ណាស់ ដែលសត្វអស់ទាំងនេះជាមេដឹកនាំ...

ចំរៀង មួកស្លឹកត្នោតខ្មែរ យើងរួមគ្នាថែរឲបានគង់វង់



On flooding, patience please

A man bails water from his shop front on Sunday in Phnom Penh following heavy rains that inundated many neighbourhoods in the capital. The Phnom Penh Post/Hong Menea


Taing Vida, The Phnom Penh Post
Tue, 30 September 2014

After a prolonged downpour early yesterday morning left much of Phnom Penh under water and the overtaxed drainage system struggling to accommodate the deluge, Prime Minister Hun Sen urged city residents to be patient.

Speaking at a graduation ceremony in the capital, the premier yesterday promised to address the city’s clogged sewers, especially in neighbourhoods that continued to be mired in fetid wastewater hours after the storm had passed.

“Rain yesterday caused flooding of 70 to 80 millimeters, even a larger sewage [system] still could not solve the problem,” he said. “We are now drawing water out.… People, please understand.”

City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said the municipal government was working hard to relieve the flooded areas, but blamed climate change for leaving officials little time to prepare for storms.

“We cannot predict how many years it will take to stop this problem … because the rain is difficult to manage,” Dimanche said.

Dissatisfied with the city’s efforts, 50 residents from Boeung Kak lined up outside City Hall yesterday to demand someone address the swamp overtaking their houses.

នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​សុំ​ឲ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​យោគយល់​​រឿង​ទឹក​លិច​ផ្លូវ

ទឹក​លិច​ផ្លូវ​ក្នុង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ភ្លៀង​ខ្លាំង​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ កញ្ញា ២០១៤។ RFA/Uon Chhin

ដោយ ទេព សុរ៉ាវី  RFA 2014-09-29

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន សុំ​ឲ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​រស់​នៅ​ក្នុង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ យោគ​យល់​ចំពោះ​បញ្ហា​លិច​ផ្លូវ​នៅ​ពេល​ដែល​មាន​ភ្លៀង​ធ្លាក់​ខ្លាំង។

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ថ្លែង​បែប​នេះ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ពិធី​ចែក​សញ្ញាប័ត្រ​ដល់​និស្សិត​សកល​វិទ្យាល័យ​បៀលប្រាយ នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ កញ្ញា។

លោក ហ៊ុន សែន និយាយ​ថា បញ្ហា​ភ្លៀង​ធ្លាក់​យ៉ាង​គំហុក​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​អាទិត្យ ទី​២៨ កញ្ញា បង្ក​ឲ្យ​មាន​ផ្លូវ​ខ្លះ​ក្នុង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ លិចលង់​ជា​ច្រើន និង​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្លះ​មួម៉ៅ។ យ៉ាង​ណា​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន បញ្ជាក់​ថា អាជ្ញាធរ​កំពុង​ចាត់វិធានការ​ប្រឹងប្រែង​ក្នុង​ការ​រំដោះ​ទឹក​ចេញ​កុំ​ឲ្យ​លិច​ក្នុង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ តាម​រយៈ​ការ​កសាង​ប្រព័ន្ធ​លូ​ថ្មីៗ និង​ពង្រីក​ប្រព័ន្ធ​លូ​បន្ថែម​ទៀត។

​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន៖ «ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​របស់​យើង​មេត្តា​យោគយល់​ផង​ដែរ​ទៅ​លើ​បញ្ហា​ស្ថានភាព​នៃ​ការ​លិច​ផ្លូវ​ក្នុង​ពេល​ភ្លៀង​ធ្លាក់​ខ្លាំង​ម្តងៗ។ ម្សិលមិញ​នេះ​ភ្លៀង​ធ្លាក់​ប្រមាណ​ជា ៧០ ទៅ ៨០​មិល្លីម៉ែត្រ​អ៊ីចឹង​ទោះ បី​ជា​យើង​មាន​លូ​ធំ​ជាង​ហ្នឹង​ក៏​មិន​អាច​ដោះ​រួច​ទេ ទីក្រុង​ប្រទេស​ខ្លះ​ក៏​លិចលង់​លើស​ពី​ទីក្រុង​យើង​ទៅ​ទៀត ព្រោះ​ម្សិលមិញ​ហ្នឹង​វា​មក​មួយ​ភ្លែត​​គឺ​សម្បើម​ពេក»។

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Golden memories...សុវណ្ណអនុស្សារ

បទចម្រៀង«ទឹកភ្នែករាស្រ្តខ្មែរនារដូវជំនន់­» និពន្ធទំនុកច្រៀងនិងកាត់តរូបភាព ច្រៀងដោយ kethya sean


Rainsy denounced refugee deal on ABC news

Energy Minister plays down Areng concerns [One spin after another!]


Mon, 29 September 2014 ppp
May Titthara

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has issued a letter to the National Assembly commission on the environment, offering assurances that the planned Stung Cheay Areng Hydropower Dam will meet high environmental and social standards.

Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party member Te Chanmony on September 18 requested clarification over the status of the project, prompting Sem to issue the letter.

“I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen after the community and environmentalists have become increasingly worried about the loss of their traditions,” Chanmony said.

In the letter, Sem said the environmental impact assessment was not complete, but the first phase had identified hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish, which would need to
be relocated.

The “Areng Valley hydropower project has a capacity of up to 108 megawatts”, but will run continuously, providing more power than the Kamchay hydropower dam, even though it has a capacity of up to 194 megawatts, he wrote.

“Now the plan has been in a studying process stage, which … [will reveal the] environmental and social effect impacts.”

‘Painful tools exported here’


Chinese electric batons hang on a display at a Chinese police station in 2008. Chinese arms manufacturers have sold similar items to Cambodia, according to Amnesty International. AFP PHOTO / AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Mon, 29 September 2014 ppp
Laignee Barron and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

China's production and trade of law enforcement equipment explicitly for torture is flourishing, and some of the devices are making their way into Cambodian police’s arsenal, Amnesty International said in a new report.

The weapons, manufactured in China, include electric shock equipment, medieval-looking restraining devices and striking weapons intended to maximise pain, and are being exported to countries with questionable human rights records, according to the report.

“Given there is a substantial risk that the use of these weapons, as currently designed, can amount to arbitrary force, or torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment, they should never be used for law enforcement purposes,” the report reads.

One of the tools in China’s armoury, the spike baton, has been put to use in Cambodia, the London-based group said.

Deal worrying refugees


People hold placards and a banner during a demonstration at Nauru’s refugee detention centre on Saturday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Mon, 29 September 2014 ppp
Daniel Pye

Refugees on the tiny Melanesian island nation of Nauru have made several suicide attempts and acts of self-harm since learning of a $35 million deal between Cambodia and Australia to resettle them here, according to advocates for the refugees.

The advocates said yesterday that five people – including four minors – have sewn their mouths shut in protest at the prospect of “voluntary” resettlement in Cambodia, an arrangement celebrated over glasses of champagne at Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior on Friday.

A teenage girl is also recovering in a Sydney hospital after swallowing washing powder and vomiting blood, prompting the Australian authorities to airlift her off the island for medical treatment. The fate of an adult male refugee who reportedly slit his throat was unknown at press time.

“There are now five people who have stitched up their mouths – two unaccompanied minors and two underage people and one adult,” Ian Rintoul, spokesman for the Refugee Action Coalition, said yesterday. “It does seem like at least one of the Pakistani-Afghani refugees has done damage and has had stitches. We don’t know the fate of the one who cut his throat. Protests are continuing.”

Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Khmer Kampuchea Krom?


សូម គោរព្វ និងអរគុណ បងប្អូន ខ្មែរក្រោម។

ខ្ញុំ ហូ ជីមីញ ជាប្រជាជន និងប្រធានបក្ស នៃប្រទេស វៀតណាម សាធារណៈរដ្ឋ, សូម ប្រកាស់៖

១. ដែនដី តំបន់ ដែលពួកខ្ញុំ តែងតែ ហៅថា, ភូមិភាគ ខាងត្បូង, បារាំង ហៅថា កូសាំងស៊ីន តាមការពិត ជាដែនដី តំបន់ កម្ពុជាក្រោម។

២. ដែនដី កម្ពុជាក្រោមនេះ ស្ថិតនៅក្រោម អំណាចគ្រប់គ្រង និងជាកម្មសិទ្ធ របស់ ខ្មែរ កម្ពុជា ក្រោម។

៣. ជាមួយ នឹងការពិតនេះ, ជនជាតិ វៀតណាម គ្រប់រូប ដែលរស់នៅ ដែនដី កម្ពុជាក្រោម គ្រាន់ ជាក្រុមមនុស្ស សុំជ្រកកោន និងពុំមាន សិទ្ធសំរេចអ្វី ទាក់ទង ដល់កម្មសិទ្ធិ និងអំណាច ធ្វើជាម្ចាស់ ដែនដីនេះទេ ។

ជនជាតិ វៀតណាម ពួកខ្ញុំ ជំពាក់គុណ ជារៀងរហូត ដែលបាន សង្រ្គោះជិវិត ជនជាតិ ពួកខ្ញុំ នៅលើដែនដីនេះ។  យើងខ្ញុំ គោរពស្ម័គ្រ ជារៀងរហូតថា ស្មោះត្រង់ ជាមួយ ផលប្រយោជន៍ របស់ បណ្តា ឯកឧត្តម នៅលើដែនដី ដែលស្ថិតក្រោម អធិបតេយ្យភាព របស់ ឯកឧត្តម។

Unofficial translation
បកប្រែ ដោយលោក Kim Seanvirak
សម្រួលផ្សាយ ដោយសំ សច្ចារ


Ultimate Betrayal - Cambodia’s orphanage scandal




The rapid growth of poorly run charities in Cambodia is putting children at increased risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. More than 90 percent of so-called orphanages operate privately, with lax controls. As many as three out of every four children living in these institutions have at least one living parent, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and have been sent there with the promise of food, shelter and an education.

To attract funding, these so-called orphanages are opening their doors to tourists and volunteers who are granted direct access to the children without any kind of prior screening. As a result, Cambodia has become a magnet for paedophiles and travelling sex offenders. Ultimate Betrayal explores the risks to children when they enter care homes which have few, if any, effective child protection policies.

September 29, 2014

Vietnam’s Expansion and Colonial Diaspora 1471-1859 [extract]


Nam Tien and Indochina’s First Genocides against Cham and Khmer populations


Traditional Cham dance performed for tourists at Cham Towers in My Son, southern Vietnam

“It is thought that the majority of Chams were killed, driven off, or assimilated by the Vietnamese. Chams still exist today as an ethnic minority in Vietnam — though its number is relatively small (about 40,000) in comparison to the 30,000 Cham families in the eleventh century.”
Vietnamese "volunteers" in Cambodia during the 1980s. Military incursions by Dai Viet  [Vietnamese State] into neighbouring countries had been a constant thread throughout Vietnamese history. “In the 1978 border war with Cambodia, the new socialist government of Vietnam used the Khmers as an advance column in their invasion into Cambodia.”
Crowd-friendly Vietnamese cops armed with batons trying to keep festival goers in line at a traditional Khmer ox race event in Cambodia's former territory of Lower Cambodia [Kampuchea Krom]

“To be sure, however, the Nguyen’s colonial[ists] did displace the local populations of the Chams and the Khmers, whose “displacement but not replacement” is still today not assured.”

“Like the Chams, the Khmers were also “discredited” of their role in developing the commercial areas near Saigon. Their contribution to the Vietnamese vocabulary and phrases is often overlooked. This is also true regarding their religious practices, which the Vietnamese have adopted, including elements of Theravada Buddhism. Other cultural borrowing from the Khmers includes agricultural implements and foods, medicines, and different areas of arts.”


In Vietnamese history, a theme that transcends across time and space is the advance or the march to the south (“nam tien”). The southern advancement, as noted by Michael Cotter, is unique in that “it transcends the different periods of Vietnamese history – pre-Chinese, Chinese, independent, colonial, and contemporary” in which each has “its own theme.” [1]

As discussed in earlier blogs, Chinese colonial diasporas had both indirect and direct effects on the southern advancement.

For Vietnamese, they have been “victims” of Chinese colonial diasporas — being physically, psychologically, culturally, and intellectually displaced. However, as noted by other scholars, the “Vietnamese will to [in]dependence was too strong,” there must have been “a special Vietnamese collective identity of some sort,” [2] and the “harmony between the Vietnamese . . . and their environmental conditions has proved to be so deep that no race has been able to resist their advance.” [3]


Cambodian leaders are all ... d-heads!



Vietnamese nationals have been entering and settling illegally in Cambodia for over three decades, thanks to Vietnam's invasion and installed satellite regime in Phnom Penh in 1979. Australia is now compounding Cambodia's humiliation further with her dubious financial bribe to corrupt politicians to sweeten the refugee deal - School of Vice


Opinion by AA [Anonymous Anonymous]


The Vietnamese government always accused the Cambodian people of 'racism' if anything happens to the Vietnamese people in Cambodia. But there are millions and millions of Khmer Krom people in Vietnam who are being oppressed by the Vietnamese government, and nobody dares to say that the Vietnamese people are racist! 

Why? Now the Australian government forced the illegal immigration down the throat of Cambodian people and if Cambodia doesn't accept these illegal immigrants from Australia then Cambodia will be accused of being racist as well. 

I want to point that these illegal immigrants from Australia never want to come to Cambodia in the first place and, why the Australian government forced them to come to Cambodia? But the logic dictates if the Cambodian government dares to give the right to these illegal immigrants from Australia  then Cambodia must give the same right to the illegal Vietnamese population in Cambodia as well! 

As you all can see here: no matter what the Cambodian government is trying to do, it is still wrong!

Through out Cambodian history... Cambodia is the receiving end of everything from military invasions to illegal immigration because all Cambodian leaders are such dickheads who don't give a f**k about Cambodian national interest!

How to reconstruct King Jayavarman VII's Torsoes


Flooding in capital, refugee deal hot topics

The Cambodia Herald, 29-Sep-14 10:08AM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Flooding in Phnom Penh capital and settlement deal on refugees were hotly discussed last week in media and Facebook.

Public opinion criticised the Cambodian and Australian governments over the refugee deal after Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng, and Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison signed Memorandum of Understanding on Friday to have refugees who sought asylum in Australia transferred to Cambodia.

The criticism has prompted Ministry of Interior to hold a news conference on Monday to explain the government's decision to accept the refugees from Australia.

Another, some parts of Phnom Penh were flooded after Sunday heavy rains lasted about two hours.

According to photo shared on Facebook, Psar Kandal was the most flood affected area, causing the business in the market to be impossible.

The flood drew criticicm against  the government and Phnom Penh City Hall.


Father arrested for raping his own daughter

The Cambodia Herald: 29-Sep-14 02:49PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Police arrested a man on Monday early morning for raping his 14-year-old daughter in Tbong Khmum province.

Buth Thoeun, 34, was captured at around five o'clock at his house in Tropang Thlong commune of Punhea Kraek district, following a report by his wife.

After the arrest, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying that he had raped his daughter for many times.

Photo/CEN


Cambodia should not accept refugees from Australia: Sam Rainsy

The Cambodia Herald, 29-Sep-14 11:21AM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy said that Cambodia should not have signed a deal with Australia to accept refugees to live in Cambodia.

Cambodia should not have accepted the refugees from Australia because they are not goods for being exported or imported by any country, Sam Rainsy, president of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said in an interview with Australian ABC TV.

"I thought that it was not right when Cambodia accepted the deal because they are not goods. They are human being," he said.

Regarding the controversial refugee deal with Australia, the Ministry of Interior held a news conference on Monday to explain the deal.

At the news conference, Foreign Affairs secretary of state Long Visalo said that the refugees will settle temporarily in Phnom Penh when they are transferred from Australia.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on the same day defended the settlement of refugees in Cambodia, saying that the deal based on voluntary principle.

Hun Sen defends refugee deal with Australia


The Cambodia Herald, 29-Sep-14 02:44PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday defended refugee deal with Australia, saying that the acceptance of foreign refugees to live in Cambodia is based on voluntary principle.

His comment came after recent protests against the Cambodian and Australian governments over the deal to have refugees who sought asylum in Australia transferred to Cambodia.

"Normally there are protests against the refugee deal in any other countries like in Australia and Cambodia," he said at a graduation ceremony for Build Bright University held at Koh Pich center.

"The acceptance of refugees to live in Cambodia is based on voluntary principle, not by force. We ask them [refugees] whether they want to live in Cambodia. If they do, we accept them," he said.

"It is an international obligation," he told the ceremony.

Cambodia and Australia signed a controversial deal on refugee settlement last Friday during a visit of Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

The numbers of refugees to be sent will be determined by Cambodia. Cambodia will not take in all 1,000 refugees.

Under the deal, Australia will be responsible for all expenses to transfer the refugees to Cambodia.

Political Analysis by the Maha Thera Dr. Hok Savann



Kin Chandara: Thanks Alejandro and All



អស្សុជដើមខែ ស្រែខៀវខ្ចី (ដោយ សំ វិជ្ជា)


វាលស្រែខែអស្សុជ (ដោយ សំ វិជ្ជា)


ស្រុកខ្មែរនិងធុងសំរាម





The Spirit of Khmer Kampuchea Krom ព្រលឹងខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម



Written by: Thach Setha | Artist: Thach Sovannroth | Music: Kong Bunchhoeun
Jendhamuni: Buddhism is the Heart and Soul of all Khmer Heroes...


Mass Demo against Vietnamese government Oct. 1- 5
 It's not late to donate. If you could not participate in person, you could participate
by contributing your generous donations... It's also an act of patriotism. ~KKC
Children are very innocent at this age. Please teach them not to fall in love with fame, 
money or power, so they will stay innocent for ever. Otherwise, they will repeat the 
footstep of most human: craving for fame, money and power. These three things are 
the road to destruction. You cannot serve with a pure heart once you have one of these 
three things in mind. Buddha left the kingdom to become a beggar to serve all sentient
beings. I too, will always follow the path of the Buddha to serve all sentient beings 
till my last breath. ~Jendhamuni


សេចក្តីអំពាវនាវស្វែងរកថវិកាសម្រាប់រៀបចំមហាបាតុកម្ម ដើម្បីការពារប្រវត្តិសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ និងកិត្តិយសប្រជាជាតិខ្មែរ នៅថ្ងៃទី០១, ០២, ០៣, ០៤, និងទី០៥ ខែតុលា ព.ស.២៥៥៨ គ.ស.២០១៤

Appeal for funds to help Mass Demonstration resuming on OCT 01 - 05 to protect Khmer history and a national honor of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

"No Suffering is greater than the loss of Kampuchea Krom and becoming an ethnic minority on own land."


NEVER FORGET WHO YOU ARE.

រៀបចំដោយសហគមន៍ខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម និង សម្ព័ន្ធយុវជនខ្មែរដើម្បីប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ
Organized by KKC and KYAD (The Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community and Khmer Youth Alliance for Democracy)

Donations: If you wish to donate, please contact Mr. Thach Setha
Phone: 012 90 88 82
E-mail: thachsetha13@gmail.com
You can transfer your donations via Western Union under Thach Setha's name.
It’s fast and lower transferring fees.


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Your donations will reach the organizing committee at the exact amounts without transferring fees deduction.

ភ្នំពេញទីក្រុងគុជ (ដោយ សំ វិជ្ជា)


Hong Kong pro-democracy protests escalate: Police use tear gas, pepper spray



September 28, 2014

In Cambodia, A Close Friendship With The PM Leads To Vast Wealth For One Power Couple

Megha Bahree
Powerful and well-connected couple behind Beoung Kak Lake mass evictions and unresolved land disputes
[This story appears in the October 20, 2014 issue of Forbes Asia.]

by Megha Bahree
In summer 2013 Pal Liv, a farmer in Cambodia’s Pursat Province, 140 miles north of the capital Phnom Penh, watched as maybe ten men came on tractors and pulled up the bananas, rice, beans and corn he had planted. A larger contingent, some armed and others with badges, supervised the destruction. Nearly half his 3.5 hectares was seized. By Pal’s telling, it wasn’t the first time that his parcel and his living had been carved up–and by the Pheapimex Group, a company with powerful owners and connections.
A similar thing had happened three years before, he says. That time the men had moved in on what Pal says were 10 hectares belonging to him. His crops were surrounded by what he describes as a forest that he and his family tapped for resins and fruits. The company logged the trees for timber.
Farmer Pal Liv, seen with his grandchildren, is no longer able to make ends meet, his land carved up by Pheapimex. (credit:© Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for Forbes)
Farmer Pal Liv, seen with his grandchildren, is no longer able to make ends meet, his land carved up by Pheapimex. (credit:© Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for Forbes)
Pal, 55, has tried to scramble back, as he also did after the Khmer Rouge took his original family homestead in the late 1970s. Land rights in the country have been in flux since. Following his first brush with Pheapimex, in a period when the Cambodian government was under pressure to respect customary possessions, he was able to get his title to the 3.5 hectares. Now that’s been shaved to 2, and he can’t make ends meet.

Decline and Fall of an Empire: Causes and Interpretations

King Jayavarman VII, first of Khmer Rulers believed to have adopted Theravada Buddhism and restored the Khmer Empire to its pre-Champa invasion. The King may also have been the first to have introduced various forms of public welfare system throughout the Empire on an unprecedented scale, whilst many of his stone monuments and carvings depict scenes of daily life of his beloved subjects rather than those of the Royal Court. Many monuments and statues at Angkor Thom today also confirm the co-existence of two of Cambodia's great religious strands i.e. Brahmanism and Buddhism. The pose shows the King in deep meditation at a stage of the practice where the serene expression or slight smile on the face would become palpable. However, some writers venture to suggest that the “enigmatic” expression betrays the uneasy relationship that may have vexed his person between the pacific teachings of the Buddha on the one hand, and the Empire's temporal preoccupations on the other, that usually yielded to the need for physical violence in some form - School of Vice


by School of Vice


“Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made”.

It is, perhaps, often overlooked that the historical Buddha himself was a Brahmin (Hindu) just as Jesus was very much a Jew. Both these influential figures had been the by-products of the religious traditions prevailing in their environments and emerged out of those environments somewhat disgruntled with the decaying and corrosive outgrowth of the moral, ethical religious standards found within the traditions to which they inextricably belonged. In this sense, at least, these figures were attempting to defend their ancestors' respective religious heritage and to ‘cleanse’ it of those corrosive influences that vexed their conscience and troubled their soul deeply vis-à-vis ordinary people's mounting misery. Jesus' trouble was that he took on an officialdom that was quite content and, powerful enough, to preserve existing arrangements as they were because such arrangements allowed them to keep on accumulating wealth at public expense, rather than caving in to the demands of a bunch of so-called religious "heretics" and "fanatics" like Christ and his followers. Moreover, although, Jesus (like most Jews) couched his sermons and teaching in religious terms, there was no concealing his sense of outrage and protest against the perceived injustices meted out to the common man by the ruling politico-religious classes of his time. There was religion in the mix of it all, but the immediate and real issues were undoubtedly socio-economic in focus. Jesus, like the Buddha (Gautama) is thus described by some as a social “revolutionary”, or even a "Marxist communist" of his time.


Hear Emma Watson's speech on feminism



High-flyer


School of Vice: According to research data provided by most recognisable institutions, including the UN, women remain disproportionately under-represented or discriminated against in most social settings in relations to their male counterparts. This fact remains true globally and not only in so-called developing nations of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. 

Most gender writers have also likened women's social status and discrimination in society to that of widespread racism endured by the blacks and other non-white/Caucasian groups in Western societies today. The realities of gender discrimination as well as that of institutionalised racism speak of deeply entrenched cultural and masculinised influences within the world's social institutions today. Some critics have even argued that in exceptional instances where women have made it into positions of power and influence predominantly held by men, they have generally done so at great expense to themselves as 'women', and or through adopting the implied masculine culture of their male colleagues, thus ironically and paradoxically, helping to perpetuate the norms and values that continue to keep gender related inequalities in place.

PS: Good job Emma, even if I don't understand Harry Potter!

Boeung Kak residents and Lor Peang villagers flooded out by rising tides







Images reproduced from SM

Land grabbing issues - VC-CPP's lingering shame

Areng Valley protest