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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Chandarin Chum: Catalyze cultural change for the Khmers

It is encouraging to me to hear the perspective of other, younger Khmer citizens who are investigating our country’s contemporary history. I value Chum Chandarin’s point of view. Today I will introduce this thoughtful young man and share his view of our country’s past.
Chandarin was born in 1980, a year after Vietnamese troops seized Phnom Penh. His late father had been a military police officer under Lon Nol; his mother, a school teacher. The family fled the new

លោក អំ សំអាត អ្នកគ្រប់គ្រងបច្ចេកទេសការិយាល័យស៊ើបអង្កត នៃអង្គការលីកាដូ (L...

VOA interviewing Mr. Son Chhay

Vanna Kong - Cambodia's 'Frank Sinatra' - jailed for attacking married lover

Mark Russell

The Age

Cambodia's 'Frank Sinatra' jailed over assault

Melbourne man Vanna Kong, a celebrity singer in his native Cambodia, is facing seven years in jail for assaulting his former lover in 2013.
A Melbourne singer known as the Frank Sinatra of Cambodia has been jailed for seven years for attacking his married lover.
Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth said on Friday that Vanna Kong, 67, who is regarded as a hero in Cambodia and has been invited to sing at international festivals around the world, savagely attacked the woman after she ended their affair.
Justice Hollingworth said the courts had to send a message that a violent response to a partner's decision to walk away was unacceptable.
'If I can't have you, no-one can', singer Vanna Kong told his married lover before punching her and bashing her head on ... 'If I can't have you, no-one can', singer Vanna Kong told his married lover before punching her and bashing her head on the ground. He's been jailed for at least four years.

Cambodian National Rescue Party Appeals to the King

2016-04-28
RFA
Cambodian National Rescue Party Appeals to the King
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni delivers a speech during the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015, Nov. 30, 2015
AFP
More than 50 members of Cambodia’s beleaguered opposition party are asking King Norodom Sihamoni to intervene in the country’s increasingly tense political arena, RFA’s Khmer Service has learned.
In an April 27 letter, 53 Cambodian National Rescue Party members told the king that the arrests of lawmakers, environmentalists and political pressure put on nongovernmental organizations is hamstringing the political process.

Cambodia: 5 Rights Activists Helped Hide Politician's Affair

Cambodian authorities arrested five human rights workers Friday on accusations they tried to help cover up a woman's affair with the deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The action is the latest in a series by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government putting legal pressure on its critics and political opponents.
Anti-Corruption Unit director Om Yentieng told reporters that four officials from the rights group ADHOC and a National Election Committee member who formerly worked at the organization were detained on charges related to corruption.

Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Describes Beating Lawmaker

One of three men on trial for the savage beating of two opposition lawmakers last year admitted in court on Thursday that he and his co-defendants were members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit, a claim vigorously denied by officials in the past.
Chay Sarith, 33; Mao Hoeun, 34; and Suth Vanny, 45, have been charged with intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and intentional property damage with aggravating circumstances for their role in the attack on CNRP lawmakers Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Saphea outside the National Assembly in October.

Suth Vanny, left, and Mao Hoeun, members of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit, smile while stepping out of a police van at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday for their trial on charges of intentional violence for beating two opposition lawmakers in October. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Suth Vanny, left, and Mao Hoeun, members of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit, smile while stepping out of a police van at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday for their trial on charges of intentional violence for beating two opposition lawmakers in October. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Under questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday by Choung Chou Ngy, one of the plaintiff’s lawyers, Mr. Sarith reluctantly admitted that he was part of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit (PMBU).

ACU មិន​ទាន់​បញ្ជាក់​អំពី​បទ​ចោទ​លើ​មន្ត្រី​អាដហុក​និង​មន្ត្រី​គ.ជ.ប

ដោយ ថា កិត្យា
2016-04-29
RFA
ឱម យ៉ិនទៀង ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
ប្រធាន​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ លោក ឱម យ៉ិនទៀង ថ្លែង​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​កាសែត​ក្រោយ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​មន្ត្រី​​មន្ត្រី គ.ជ.ប និង​មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិ​មនុស្ស ៥​នាក់ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
RFA/Cheu Sideth
អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ ហៅ​កាត់​ថា (ACU) បញ្ជាក់​ថា ការ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​មន្ត្រី​អាដហុក (ADHOC) ៤​រូប និង​មន្ត្រី គ.ជ.ប មួយ​រូប គិត​ចាប់​ពី​ម៉ោង ៨​យប់ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មេសា គឺ​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​ជាមួយ​នឹង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ តែ​ពុំ​បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ពី​បទ​ចោទ​អ្វី​នោះ​ទេ។ អ្នក​ច្បាប់​យល់​ថា នីតិវិធី​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​របស់ ACU នេះ ពុំ​ត្រឹមត្រូវ​ឡើយ។

អង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិលជាតិនិងអន្តរជាតិ ថ្កោលទោសចំណាត់ការរបស់អង្គភាពប្រឆាំងអំ...

លោក ឱម យ៉ិនទៀង​ប្រតិកម្ម​តប​មតិ​រិះគន់​ចំពោះ​ការ​តែងតាំង​កូន​ប្រុស​របស់​​លោក

ដោយ ខែ សុណង
2016-04-29
RFA
អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ ស្ថិត​ក្នុង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ។ រូបថត​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦
RFA/Rann Samnang
លោក ឱម យ៉ិនទៀង ប្រធាន​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ បាន​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ចំពោះ​មតិ​រិះគន់​កូន​ប្រុស​ពីរ​នាក់​របស់​លោក​ដែល​ ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​តែងតាំង​ជា​ឧបការី​នៃ​អង្គភាព​នេះ ថា​ឲ្យ​អ្នក​រិះគន់​ទាំង​នោះ​ចូល​ប្រឡង​ប្រជែង​នៅ​ចំពោះ​មុខ​អ្នក​ សារព័ត៌មាន។
ថ្លែង​នៅ​ក្នុង​ពេល​ផ្ដល់​សម្ភាសន៍​ឲ្យ​កាសែត​នៅ​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ ពុករលួយ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​មេសា

សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​ជាតិ-​អន្តរជាតិ​ថ្កោលទោស​ចំណាត់​ការ​របស់​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើពុករលួយ

ដោយ ចេង ម៉េងជូ
2016-04-29
RFA
ប៊្រែដ អាដាម ៦២០
នាយក​ប្រតិបត្តិ​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​តំបន់​អាស៊ី​របស់​អង្គការ យូមែន រ៉ៃត៍ វ៉ច្ឆ (Human Rights Watch) លោក ប្រ៊ែដ អាដាម (Brad Adams) ផ្ដល់​បទសម្ភាសន៍​ដល់​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ កុម្ភៈ ២០១៥។
RFA/Yun Samean
មេដឹកនាំ​អង្គការ​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​ជាតិ និង​អន្តរជាតិ ថ្កោលទោស​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ ចំពោះ​ចំណាត់ការ​របស់​អង្គភាព​នេះ​ទៅ​លើ​អ្នក​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ចំនួន ៩​នាក់ ក្នុង​នោះ​ក៏​មាន​បុគ្គលិក​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ មួយ​រូប​ផង ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ពាក្យ​បណ្ដឹង​របស់​អ្នកនាង ខុម ចាន់តារាទី ហៅ

Friday, 29 April 2016

អង្គភាពប្រឆាំងអំពើពុករលួយ សាកសួរមន្ត្រីសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស ពីការចោទប្រកាន់របស់អ...

Deportees United

Khmer Times/Sotheavy Nou and James Reddick
Thursday, 28 April 2016

Can a group of Cambodian-American activists reform immigration law?

Photos of a smiling mother and daughter arranged neatly on a blog is all Sophea has of her mother, who passed away on March 27. She was unable to see her on her deathbed because Sophea is banned from ever returning to the United States again.
Although she was born in a Thai refugee camp and spent most of her life in America, she was deported to Cambodia after a credit card fraud conviction in 2006. In 2011, she started a new life in Cambodia and was separated from her siblings, her son, and her fragile mother – who suffered from kidney failure after a long battle with diabetes. 
Sophea could not be with her mother during her final moments because of a three page document signed by the United States and Cambodian government in 2002, which stipulates that deportees can never step foot in America again. 

Cambodian Politics Needs Fixing

KhmerTimes/Chheang Vannarith
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Cambodia is entering a new phase of political tension and uncertainty. The political outlook is relatively bleak as a political storm is gathering on the horizon.
Cambodian politics is very much shaped by historical memories, cultural values, economic conditions, social transformations, external factors and foreign intervention.
After the collapse of the Khmer Empire, Cambodia experienced more than five centuries of foreign intervention, colonialism and occupation. The lack of national unity was the single root cause of national weaknesses and humiliation.

Sisophon River runs dry

Foes using water woes for gain: PM


Prime Minister Hun Sen and authorities prepare to distribute water to families affected by drought in Banteay Meanchey province.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and authorities prepare to distribute water to families affected by drought in Banteay Meanchey province.

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday doubled down on his call for political parties to help ease the drought, suggesting his opponents were using the situation for political gain while also floating novel remedies, including damming the Tonle Sap.
“[I] took the opportunity to appeal to some politicians and political parties to stop exploiting natural disaster in Cambodia for their benefit,” he said. “When the country was affected by floods, they

Accused soldiers’ superior off-limits


Sot Vanny (left) and Mao Hoeung (centre) arrive at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning for questioning.
Sot Vanny (left) and Mao Hoeung (centre) arrive at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning for questioning. Pha Lina

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge yesterday prohibited lawyers for two opposition lawmakers beaten outside parliament last year from probing the suspects for the name of their commander in the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit.
Soldiers Mao Hoeung, 34; Sot Vanny, 45; and Chhay Sarith, 33 – all members of the premier’s elite corp – yesterday faced their first day of trial, charged with intentional violence with aggravating

New ‘Sokha’ recording out amid ACU grilling


Thida Khus (centre), executive director of NGO Silaka, talks to the media yesterday in Phnom Penh after exiting the Anti-Corruption Unit.
Thida Khus (centre), executive director of NGO Silaka, talks to the media yesterday in Phnom Penh after exiting the Anti-Corruption Unit. Hong Menea

Three senior Adhoc staffers resumed their questioning at the Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday and were joined by women’s rights advocate Thida Kus, Adhoc’s Lem Mony and the National Election Committee’s Ny Chakrya.
As they were grilled inside, yet another new purported audio recording of CNRP acting president Kem Sokha was released on Facebook, this featuring an alleged conversation with a Kampong Cham commune chief jailed on bribery charges.

Pardons plummet as new policy takes effect


Seven pardoned prisoners who had their young children living with them in Prey Sar prison leave the prison grounds last year.
Seven pardoned prisoners who had their young children living with them in Prey Sar prison leave the prison grounds last year. Vireak Mai

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call last December for the Justice Ministry to be more discerning in who it issues pardons to appears to have been heeded.
The Justice Ministry recommended the prime minister pass on the names of just three prisoners to the King for pardoning, along with 77 to receive reduced sentences, according to ministry spokesman Kim Santepheap.
A similar amnesty last year for Khmer New Year saw 70 recommended for release and hundreds to be given reduced sentences.

លោក ធន សារាយ ថា ACU បាន​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​មន្ត្រី​របស់​លោក​តែ​មិន​ដឹង​គ្រោង​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​ទេ

ដោយ ថា កិត្យា
2016-04-29
RFA
ធន សារាយ ACU ៨៥៥
លោក ធន សារាយ (ស្ដាំ) ប្រធាន​សមាគម​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​អាដហុក (ADHOC) ពេល​ទៅ​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​នៅ​មុខ​​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើពុករលួយ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Cheu Sideth
RFA/Cheu Sideth
ប្រធាន​សមាគម​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​អាដហុក (ADHOC) លោក ធន សារាយ អះអាង​ថា អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើពុករលួយ (ACU) បាន​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន​មន្ត្រី​របស់​លោក​៤​នាក់ និង​មន្ត្រី​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​​រៀបចំ​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត (..) ១រូប។
ប៉ុន្តែ​លោក​មិន​ទាន់​ដឹង​ថា អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើពុករលួយ​គ្រោង​ធ្វើ​អ្វី​ទៀត​ទេ។ លោក​បន្ត​ថា លោក​បញ្ជូន​មេធាវី​ដើម្បី​ការពារ​ក្ដី ប៉ុន្តែ​មន្ត្រី​ACU មិន​ទាន់​អនុញ្ញាត​ទេ ដោយ​ត្រូវ​ចាំ​ផុត​២៤​ម៉ោង ក្រោយ​ឃាត់​ខ្លួន។

មេធាវី​មេឃុំ ស៊ាង ចែត បារម្ភ​ពី​ការ​ទម្លាយ​ខ្សែអាត់​សំឡេង

ដោយ សេក បណ្ឌិត
2016-04-28
RFA
ស៊ាង ចែត ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
លោក ស៊ាង ចែត មេ​ឃុំ​ស្រក ស្រុក​កំពង់សៀម ខេត្ត​កំពង់ចាម មក​ពី​គណបក្ស សម រង្ស៊ី ក្នុង​ពេល​នាំ​មក​តុលាការ​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
Photo provided
មេធាវី​របស់​លោក ស៊ាង ចែត បារម្ភ​ពី​កា​បន្ត​ទម្លាយ​រឿង​លោក កឹម សុខា តាម​ខ្សែអាត់​សំឡេង​ថា នឹង​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​ដំណើរការ​ក្ដី។
ហ្វេសប៊ុក (Facebook)  "រឿងពិត CNRP” កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មេសា បាន​ទម្លាយ​កិច្ច​សន្ទនា​មួយ​ឈុត​

តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ទូល​ថ្វាយ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ថា​ស្ថានការណ៍​នយោបាយ​ធ្លាក់​ដុនដាប

ដោយ សុ ជីវី
2016-04-28
RFA
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ សភា ៨៥៥
តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ទាំង ៥៥​រូប ថត​រូប​នៅ​រដ្ឋ​សភា​មុន​ចេញ​ដំណើរ​ទៅ​ធ្វើ​សច្ចាប្រណិធាន​នៅ​ព្រះបរមរាជវាំង នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។ RFA/Sek Bandith
RFA/Sek Bandith
តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ ទូល​ថ្វាយ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ពី​ស្ថានការណ៍​នយោបាយ​ក្នុង​ប្រទេស ដែល​គណបក្ស​នេះ​ចាត់​ទុក​ថា​បាន​ធ្លាក់​ដុនដាប។ អ្នក​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​លើក​ឡើង​ថា មាន​អង្គ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​ទេ​ទើប​អាច​ជួយ​ឲ្យ​ស្ថានការណ៍​នយោបាយ​អាច​វិល​ទៅ​ រក​ភាព​ធម្មតា​វិញ។

Thursday, 28 April 2016

បទវិភាគ៖ តើ​អ្វី​នៅ​ពី​ក្រោយ​នៃ​ការ​ធ្វើ​ទុក្ខបុកម្នេញ​អ្នក​នយោបាយ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង?

ដោយ ទីន ហ្សាការីយ៉ា
2016-04-28
RFA
កឹម សុខា ៨៥៥ ២០១៦
អនុ​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា ថ្លែង​នៅ​ក្នុង​សន្និបាត​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​ជាតិ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ លើក​ទី​២ នា​សង្កាត់​ព្រែកលៀប ខណ្ឌ​ជ្រោយចង្វារ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។
RFA/Brach Chev
វប្បធម៌​ចាប់ចង គំរាមកំហែង​នៅ​ពាក់កណ្ដាល​អាណត្តិ​នេះ ហាក់​កំពុង​ដើរ​តួ​ជំនួស​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​ដែល​គណបក្ស​ជាប់​ឆ្នោត​ទាំង​ពីរ​ ធ្លាប់​អួតអាង​ថា ជា​ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍​ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ ហើយ​ធ្លាប់​ប្ដេជ្ញា​ថា ប្រើប្រាស់​វប្បធម៌​សន្ទនា​នោះ ដើម្បី​ដោះស្រាយ​កិច្ចការ​ប្រទេស​ជាតិ។

Of 16 who assaulted MPs, only three, all Bodyguard Unit members, face trial


A frame of video shows a man stomping on the stomach of CNRP lawmaker Nhay Chamroeun toward the end of a brutal beating that took place in October of last year. Photo supplied
A frame of video shows a man stomping on the stomach of CNRP lawmaker Nhay Chamroeun toward the end of a brutal beating that took place in October of last year. Photo supplied

With three men set to face court today over the brutal bashing of two opposition lawmakers outside parliament last year, official documents have confirmed the accused are members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal Bodyguard Unit – while additional evidence suggests further involvement by the elite unit.
Mao Hoeung, 34; Sot Vanny, 45; and Chhay Sarith, 33, were due to appear at Phnom Penh Municipal Court this morning on charges of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and property damage in relation to the October 26 attack on CNRP lawmakers Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Saphea.

Adhoc officials grilled for hours over Chandaraty case


Srey Mom’s former attorney Try Chhun talks to the media outside the Anti-Corruption Unit in Phnom Penh yesterday morning.
Srey Mom’s former attorney Try Chhun talks to the media outside the Anti-Corruption Unit in Phnom Penh yesterday morning. Sreng Meng Srun

Three of four Adhoc officials who submitted themselves for questioning in the Khom Chandaraty case emerged from Anti-Corruption Unit headquarters late last evening after a marathon session that saw at least one of them questioned for nearly 13 hours.
Senior Adhoc staffers Yi Soksan, Ny Sokha and Nay Vanda, all of whom were ordered to return for further questioning at 8 this morning, were summonsed last week following accusations by a

Beaten lawmakers to skip hearing


Nhay Chamrouen, a CNRP lawmaker, is helped onto a makeshift bed in October after he was beaten at the National Assembly.
Nhay Chamrouen, a CNRP lawmaker, is helped onto a makeshift bed in October after he was beaten at the National Assembly. Heng Chivoan

Opposition lawmakers Kong Saphea and Nhay Chamroeun have opted to boycott this morning’s opening of the trial of three men – Chay Sarith, 33, Mao Hoeun, 34, and Suth Vanny, 45 – accused of beating them outside of the National Assembly in October.
Saphea said yesterday that he and Chamroeun, MPs for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), will not be present at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court because they believe Cambodian justice is a rigged game.

CNRP’s Sun TV hung up by ‘radiation’ fears


CNRP members including Kem Sokha collect donations for the planned Sun TV station in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last year. Photo supplied
CNRP members including Kem Sokha collect donations for the planned Sun TV station in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last year. Photo supplied

The Kandal provincial governor’s office issued a letter on Tuesday responding to a complaint filed by residents in February against the construction of an antenna for the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) proposed Sun TV channel.
The letter passed responsibility for dealing with the complaint to the ministries of land management, information and telecommunications, adding that no construction should take place until “a

ACU បន្ត​សាកសួរ​មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ការ​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​របស់​ស្រី​មុំ

ដោយ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី
2016-04-28
RFA
នី ចរិយា ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
លោក នី ចរិយា (ស្ដាំ) អតីត​មន្ត្រី​ជាន់ខ្ពស់​សមាគម​អាដហុក (ADHOC) និង​បច្ចុប្បន្ន​ជា​អគ្គលេខាធិការ​រង​នៃ​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ជាតិ​រៀបចំ​ការ​ បោះឆ្នោត ពេល​មក​បំភ្លឺ​នៅ​អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Rann Samnang
RFA/Rann Samnang
អង្គភាព​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុករលួយ (ACU) បន្ត​សាកសួរ​មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ចំនួន ៦នាក់ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មេសា ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ការ​ចោទ​ប្រកាន់​របស់​អ្នកនាង ខុម ចាន់តារាទី ហៅ​ស្រីមុំ។
មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ដែល​ត្រូវ​​សាកសួរ​នៅ​ ព្រឹក​នេះ រួមមាន​អតីត​មន្ត្រី​ជាន់ខ្ពស់​សមាគម​អាដហុក និង​

សាលាដំបូងរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ សម្រេចឃុំខ្លួន លោក ស៊ាង ចែត ពីបទសូកប៉ាន់

Cambodian Government Unit Questions Rights Group About Politician’s Sex Scandal

2016-04-27
RFA
cambodia-ken-sokha-apr5-2015.jpg
Cambodian opposition party deputy leader Kem Sokha (C) greets people in front of the Phnom Penh municipal court, April 8, 2015.
AFP
The Cambodian government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday questioned four officials from a domestic human rights group after a woman who claims to be the mistress of deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha accused them of convincing her to lie about her alleged affair, the organization’s president said.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

មេធាវី​ជាតិ​និង​អន្តរជាតិ​បង្ហាញ​ពី​ទិដ្ឋភាព​ច្បាប់​ជុំវិញ​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ អ៊ុំ សំអាន

ដោយ ជី វិតា
2016-04-27
RFA
អ៊ុំ សំអាន ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ មណ្ឌល​សៀមរាប លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន (អាវ​ស) ត្រូវ​បាន​សមត្ថកិច្ច​បញ្ជូន​ពី​ក្រសួង​មហាផ្ទៃ ទៅ​សាលា​ដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ Photo courtesy of VOD
Photo courtesy of VOD
ការ​ចាប់​ឃុំ​ខ្លួន​លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន ទាំង​កំពុង​នៅ​មាន​អភ័យ​ឯកសិទ្ធិ​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ មេសា ពី​បទល្មើស​ព្រហ្មទណ្ឌ​ជាក់ស្តែង កំពុង​ក្លាយ​ជា​ប្រធានបទ​ដ៏​ក្តៅ​គគុក​មួយ ក្នុង​ការ​ជជែក​វែក​ញែក​គ្នា​រវាង​អ្នក​គាំទ្រ​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​តំណាង​ រាស្ត្រ អ៊ុំ សំអាន និង​អ្នក​មិន​គាំទ្រ​ការ​ចាប់​ខ្លួន​តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​រូប​នេះ។

ADHOC-Cambodia interviews Khom Chandaraty on March 9, 2016

Amid drought, party politics


Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province fill barrels with water yesterday for distribution to people facing a shortage of clean water. Photo supplied
Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province fill barrels with water yesterday for distribution to people facing a shortage of clean water. Photo supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all authorities to help relieve tens of thousands of drought-stricken Cambodians, but not without injecting some partisan politics into the mix.
“I appealed to all other political parties, both old and new, to take action [to supply water to people], and we are waiting to see which party can show up,” the prime minister told the audience while inaugurating a national road in Banteay Meanchey province.

To shape future, gov’t must take advantage of changing demographics


Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia is poised to see a 25 per cent spike in its working-age population by 2030, but the Kingdom will need to make sweeping preparations if it hopes to use that demographic shift as a springboard to prosperity, according to a UN report released yesterday.
The UN Development Programme report – dubbed Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development – says that demographic change in Asia and in the Pacific is happening at a rate never seen before.

Only Virak suit in works: CPP


Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan, who filed a defamation complaint on behalf of the CPP against political commentator Ou Virak, talks to the media earlier this year in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan, who filed a defamation complaint on behalf of the CPP against political commentator Ou Virak, talks to the media earlier this year in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

A day after prominent political commentator Ou Virak was slapped with a defamation complaint, a Cambodian People’s Party spokesman said the filing of cases against people who maligned the party would be limited to Virak – for now.
Sok Eysan, himself a complainant in the case, said that while no other suits were planned at the moment, the party would keep an eye out for analysts and commentators who, as in Virak’s case, allegedly twisted the truth and hurt the CPP’s dignity.

Cash was charity, not bribe, says arrested official's family


Sreng Khoeun (right), the wife of arrested SRP politician Seang Chet, rests at a guest house in Phnom Penh yesterday.
Sreng Khoeun (right), the wife of arrested SRP politician Seang Chet, rests at a guest house in Phnom Penh yesterday. Mech Dara

Cash offered to the mother of Kem Sokha’s purported mistress by an opposition commune councillor was intended to help the woman’s family amid the ongoing scandal but was never delivered, the local official’s wife said yesterday.
Sam Rainsy Party member Seang Chet, a commune chief in Kampong Cham, was detained on Sunday by the Anti-Corruption Unit after Sokha’s purported mistress, Khom Chandaraty, complained she had been offered $500 to lie about her relationship with the CNRP leader.

Asking about RCAF envelopes could be crime, says ACU boss


Om Yentieng, head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, speaks to the media earlier this week during a press conference at the unit’s Phnom Penh headquarters.
Om Yentieng, head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, speaks to the media earlier this week during a press conference at the unit’s Phnom Penh headquarters. Sreng Meng Srun

The sons of Om Yentieng – the Anti-Corruption Unit chief who is personally spearheading widely criticised probes into opposition figures and members of civil society – have been promoted to “assistants” to the body and given higher ranks.
Slammed as “nepotistic” by one transparency advocate, news of the promotion came as Yentieng

Adhoc denies ‘Srey Mom’ allegations


Adhoc director Thun Saray (left) speaks during a press conference at the Adhoc office yesterday.
Adhoc director Thun Saray (left) speaks during a press conference at the Adhoc office yesterday. Pha Lina

Rights group Adhoc defended itself yesterday against allegations it had asked 24-year-old hairdresser Khom Chandaraty to lie about her alleged affair with CNRP acting president Kem Sokha, calling on Chandaraty to retract the claim.

Banned Chut Wutty film screened in capital


People watch a screening of I Am Chut Wutty at Phnom Penh Solidarity House last night.
People watch a screening of I Am Chut Wutty at Phnom Penh Solidarity House last night. Lay Samean

Despite a government ban, a documentary about Chut Wutty was screened at several locations around Phnom Penh yesterday to mark the fourth anniversary of the environmentalist’s murder – but not without some interference.
The Ministry of Culture last week ordered the managers of the Meta House Café not to show the film on the grounds that the film had not been submitted for approval.

Overseas rhetoric hurting rather than helping CNRP

Editor,
General Hun Manet’s recent North American trip was met with scepticism and abundance of noise from the so-called overseas social and political activists of the local Khmer diaspora to the extent that he had to call off his original plan to participate in the Khmer New Year cultural parade in Long Beach, California.
Given the wary political situation in Cambodia, such a reaction by these overseas activists was predictable, understandable and difficult to avoid.

ខ្លឹម​សារ​ខ្សែ​ភាព​យន្ត​ឯក​សារ​​ «ខ្ញុំ​ជា​​ ឈុត​​ វុទ្ធី​»

ការ​មិន​អនុញ្ញាត​ឲ្យ​លើក​អង់តែន​ទូរទស្សន៍​ព្រះ​អា​ទិត្យ

ស​មា​គម​អាដ​ហុក​បក​ស្រាយ​ករណី​អ្នក​នាង​ ស្រី​​ មុំ

ការ​រឹត​បន្តឹង​​សេ​រី​ភាព​លោក ​អ៊ុំ ​សំ​អាន​ ក្នុង​គុក​ព្រៃ​ស

កញ្ញា ធី សុវណ្ណថា ថា​ប្ដឹង​ទារ​ប្រាក់​១​លាន​ដុល្លារ​ពី​លោក កឹម សុខា ដើម្បី​ជួយ​កុមារ​កំព្រា

ដោយ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី
2016-04-27
RFA
ធី សុវណ្ណថា ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
កញ្ញា ធី សុវណ្ណថា ថ្លែង​ប្រាក់​អ្នក​កាសែត ក្រោយ​ពី​ឆ្លើយ​បំភ្លឺ នៅ​សាលាដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ ខែ​មេសា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/So Chivy
RFA/So Chivy
កញ្ញា ធី សុវណ្ណថា សម្រេច​ប្ដឹង​ប្រធាន​ស្ដីទី​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក កឹម សុខា ទៅ​តុលាការ ពី​បទ​បរិហារកេរ្តិ៍។
កញ្ញា ធី សុវណ្ណថា អះអាង​ដូច្នេះ ក្រោយ​ពី​កញ្ញា​ចូល​ឆ្លើយ​បំភ្លឺ នៅ​សាលាដំបូង​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៧ មេសា ជុំវិញ​បណ្ដឹង​ស្វែង​ការ​ពិត​នៃ​សំឡេង​សន្ទនា ដែល​សង្ស័យ​ថា ជា​សំឡេង​លោក កឹម សុខា និង​ស្រី​កំណាន់។