Welcome Message

Welcome Message
CambodiaWatch-Australia would like to welcome you for visiting our blog. Please feel free to browse through the site and contribute any opinions.
We can be contacted via camwatchoz@gmail.com.


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Bilateral committee to eye border brawl


Content image - Phnom Penh Post
CNRP lawmaker Real Camerin (centre) at the Vietnam-Cambodia border on Sunday. Photo Supplied

Cambodia and Vietnam will set up a joint committee to probe a brawl between an opposition party-led group and Vietnamese border authorities and villagers on Sunday, it was announced yesterday.
More than 12 people, including seven Vietnamese, were injured during the confrontation in Svay Rieng’s Kampong Ro district near border marker 203.
Some 250 activists, led by Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers Um Sam An and Real Camerin, were attempting to inspect a Vietnamese-built road, which they say is inside Cambodian territory, when the violence occurred.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Cambodia, Vietnam to Hold Border Talks Next Week


Cambodia and Vietnam say they will hold border talks next week, following clashes between Cambodian activists and Vietnamese border security forces.
The head of Cambodia’s border committee, Var Kim Hong, told VOA that Phnom Penh would raise a number of sensitive issues with Hanoi, including road-building, pond-digging and the construction of a military outpost by Vietnam, all of which have come under fire as alleged encroachment.
“We’re asking them to suspend these activities, because … we have not completely demarcated in any areas or any provinces,” he said. “We should not make any changes to the environment, and we have to keep the status quo.”

Putting border issue on the map


Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Members of the media crowd around a paper map yesterday morning at the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh during a press conference. Heng Chivoan

The Cambodian government yesterday produced some of the maps it has been using to demarcate the eastern frontier, stressing that they match the constitutionally mandated map despite having been developed in Vietnam.
At a press conference at the Council of Ministers, the government’s senior official on border affairs, Var Kimhong, exhibited a few of the 26 maps used to delineate the border, over which tensions have flared in recent weeks amid claims of Vietnamese encroachment.
Kimhong told journalists and opposition lawmakers present that the maps, drawn to a 1/50,000 scale, were copied from the constitutionally mandated 1/100,000 scale maps – produced by French colonial authorities and submitted to the United Nations by late King Norodom Sihanouk in 1964.

Power bill spikes raise alarm


A woman stands next to electricity meters yesterday at the White Building. A recent increase in bill totals has sparked a wave of complaints to the state-owned electricity company Elecricite du Cambodge.
A woman stands next to electricity meters yesterday at the White Building. A recent increase in bill totals has sparked a wave of complaints to the state-owned electricity company Electricite du Cambodge. Pha Lina

Seemingly arbitrary increases in electricity prices are raising eyebrows in Phnom Penh, as residents’ bills are showing marked-up charges despite unchanged usage patterns – and frequent blackouts.
Citizens are lodging complaints with the state-owned electricity company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), claiming that their bills are rapidly increasing, even with no new power-sucking devices in their homes.
Mov Chansothearvy, of Spean Kpuos village in Kilometre 6 commune in Russey Keo district, said that, in general, her home bill usually comes out to about $30 to $32 per month.

Statues found in Siem Reap


Pictured is the head of a Bayon-era statue that was found in Siem Reap’s Kokchak commune by a farmer earlier this week while he was working in a field. Apsara Authority
Pictured is the head of a Bayon-era statue that was found in Siem Reap’s Kokchak commune by a farmer earlier this week while he was working in a field. APSARA AUTHORITY

The Apsara Authority yesterday received two 800-year-old statue fragments uncovered by a ploughing farmer in Siem Reap town’s Kokchak commune, near Angkor Wat.
According to an announcement from Apsara, heritage police and expert officials from the authority examined the statue, concluding that two pieces likely dated from the end of the Bayon era – around the end of 13th century.
One statue, a sitting figure, is about 20 centimetres tall by about 17 centimetres wide, and nine centimetres thick.

Appeal witness denies policy


Former senior member of the Khmer Rouge, Khieu Samphan, listens to proceedings during an appeal against a trial judgment yesterday at the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
Former senior member of the Khmer Rouge, Khieu Samphan, listens to proceedings during an appeal against a trial judgment yesterday at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. ECCC

At the opening hearing of the defendants’ appeal of Case 002/01’s guilty verdict, a former commune chief told the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Supreme Court Chamber yesterday that cadres received strict orders from zone chiefs not to harm Lon Nol soldiers with ranks up to colonel.
“Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan were sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity last August due to murder, inhumane acts and mass purges in Cambodia between April 1975 until late 1977.
They appealed the Trial Chamber’s previous decision, claiming that it made hundreds of errors in its judgment.

តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​នៅ​តែ​ថា​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​មិន​ប្រើ​ផែនទី​តម្កល់​នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-07-02
RFA
វ៉ា គឹមហុង ៦២០
ទេសរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ប្រើប្រាស់​ដើម្បី​បោះ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​ ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នា​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Rann Samnang

Ruling Party MP Slammed For Blocking Press Briefing on Cambodia NGO Law

2015-07-02
RFA
cambodia-chheang-von-national-assembly-july-2015-1000.jpg
CPP lawmaker Chheang Von tells reporters to leave the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, July 1, 2015.
RFA
A rights group and journalist organization on Thursday slammed a lawmaker from Cambodia’s ruling party for barring an opposition MP from addressing the media with his concerns over a controversial draft law on nongovernmental organizations currently under review by parliament.

In a statement, Cambodia Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) condemned senior Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) member and National Assembly (parliament) spokesman Chheang Von for shutting down a press briefing by Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) MP Um Sam An at the legislature.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cambodia-Vietnam border row turns into a complicated issue in the future

2 July 2015

Vietnamese border guards stand to protect their people, image Facebook
By Khmer Wathanakam
www.khmerwathanak.blogspot.com

Recent violent confrontation on border where Vietnamese villagers beat up Cambodian border activists  and CNRP MPs who peacefully visited border demarcations have raised a serious question about how Vietnamese and Cambodian governments have handled and solved a border issue between the two countries though publicly the two governments always have shown their commitment to solve this issue peacefully and fairly, but unofficially Cambodian people who have seen their government had done nothing to protect Cambodian territorial integrity and sovereignty, allowing

Clash Reported at Border of Vietnam, Cambodia

Photo taken at the scene of 'clashes' at Vietnam and Cambodia border on June 28, 2015.
Photo taken at the scene of 'clashes' at Vietnam and Cambodia border on June 28, 2015.
Cambodian and Vietnamese social media have been reporting on a clash along the border between the two countries. The fighting happened Sunday. Hundreds of Cambodians and Vietnamese were involved. At least 10 people were reported injured. The fighting started after a group of Cambodians attempted to visit a disputed land marker in Svay Rieng province, at the border with Vietnam. Cambodian opposition lawmaker Real Camerin led the group.
A Vietnamese-Cambodian monk named Thach Ny was in the area at the time of the clash. The religious worker told VOA hundreds of people were stopped by Vietnamese border guards and civilians.

Hanoi slams ‘extremists’


Vietnamese citizens with makeshift batons line up along the Cambodia-Vietnam border on Sunday in Svay Rieng province before clashing with Cambodian activists.
Vietnamese citizens with makeshift batons line up along the Cambodia-Vietnam border on Sunday in Svay Rieng province before clashing with Cambodian activists. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Tensions continued to rise between Cambodia and Vietnam yesterday, with both countries firing off statements over recent border disputes, including fierce comments from Hanoi blaming Cambodian “extremists” for violent clashes with Vietnamese authorities in disputed territory on Sunday.
In Vietnam’s strongest remarks yet on the recent border dramas, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh blasted Cambodians involved in the brawl, which erupted after opposition lawmakers led a 250-strong group to “inspect” the alleged encroachment of a Vietnamese-built road in Svay Rieng province’s Kampong Ro district.

Degrees of change in the air


Vietnamese citizens with makeshift batons line up along the Cambodia-Vietnam border on Sunday in Svay Rieng province before clashing with Cambodian activists.
Students wait for class at Build Bright University yesterday, where enrolments in two-year associate degree programs have increased from fewer than 200 in 2013 to more than 1,000 for the current school year. Pha Lina

Public and private universities are experiencing an exponential rise in the number of students opting for two-year associate degrees rather than four-year bachelor's programs following last year’s disastrous high school exit examinations, education officials said yesterday.
Passing rates plummeted by more than half, from 87 per cent in 2013 to just 25 per cent in 2014 after the Ministry of Education cracked down on long-rampant cheating.

Immigration from VN has swelled, gov’t says

About 160,000 illegal Vietnamese immigrants have been living in Cambodia, officials said yesterday, while 1,200 illegal immigrants were deported in the first six months of this year as a result of an ongoing assessment.
Immigration Department chief Sok Phal said that in recent years, an increase of mostly Vietnamese illegal immigrants had more than doubled the number of known undocumented migrants in the country.
He said that a census carried out in 2002 found about 70,000 living here, rising to 100,000 in 2010.
“If we included the final results, the figures would be much higher,” he said.

Sonando’s Beehive party takes first steps

The Interior Ministry has confirmed receipt of an official request from Cambodian radio host and long-time opposition activist Mam Sonando to start his own political party.
According to a letter dated Tuesday and sent by Interior Minister Sar Kheng to Sonando, the ministry acknowledged the application to create the Beehive Democratic Society Party, but noted that the party would now have to take steps to formalise its creation.
“To be valid, the Beehive Democratic Society Party has to fill the form and conditions, as stated in Chapter 5, Article 20 of the Law on Political Parties,” Sar Kheng said.

បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​មិន​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ផែនទី​​បោះ​បង្គោល​ជាមួយ​វៀតណាម​ដែល​បង្ហាញ​ដោយ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល

ដោយ ម៉ម មុនីរតន៍
2015-07-02
RFA
វ៉ា គឹមហុង ៦២០
ទេសរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ប្រើប្រាស់​ដើម្បី​បោះ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​ ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នា​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ ខែ​កក្កដា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
RFA/Rann Samnang
តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ មិន​ទទួល​ស្គាល់​ផែនទី​ដែល​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បង្ហាញ​នៅ​ព្រឹក​​នេះ ក្នុង​សន្និសីទ​កាសែត នា​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​នោះ ថា​មិនមែន​ជា​ផែនទី​ត្រឹមត្រូវ​ដែល​ធ្លាប់​តម្កល់​នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ​នោះ​ទេ។
ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ចម្រុះ​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង នៅ​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២ កក្កដា​ បាន​​បង្ហាញ​ផែនទី​កំណត់​ព្រំដែនកម្ពុជា​ដែល​គូស កាល​ពី​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៦៤ និង​អះអាង​ថា​ជា​ផែនទី​ដែល​បាន​យក​ទៅ​តម្កល់​នៅ​អង្គការ​សហប្រជាជាតិ ប៉ុន្តែ​ផែនទី​ដែល​លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង បង្ហាញ​នោះ ត្រូវ​បាន​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ លោក អ៊ុំ សំអាន អះអាង​ថា ជាផែនទី​គូស​ដោយ​វៀតណាម ក្នុង​សន្ធិសញ្ញា​បំពេញ​បន្ថែម​ឆ្នាំ​១៩៨៥។

Cambodia Protests Against Vietnam’s Road Construction Projects in Border Area

2015-07-01
RFA
cambodia-sok-phal-address-july1-2015.jpg
Sok Phal, deputy national police commissioner and general director of the Immigration Department, addresses governors and border police officers from across the country in Phnom Penh, July 1, 2015.
RFA
Cambodia sent a diplomatic protest letter to Vietnam on Wednesday over what it considers an encroachment of its border territory, as the Cambodian border committee planned to reveal the map it is using to demarcate the borderline in response to a demand by the opposition party.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s letter to its counterpart in Hanoi demanded that Vietnam cease all planned road construction and infrastructure projects along the border until the two nations had completely demarcated the border.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Vietnam, Cambodia Border Brawl Sparks Recriminations

A border brawl between hundreds of Cambodians and Vietnamese is drawing allegations of misconduct from both sides and significant social media attention in both countries.
At least 10 people were injured Sunday when a group of Cambodians, led by opposition lawmaker Real Camerin, tried to visit a disputed land marker in Svay Rieng province bordering Vietnam.
Vietnamese Cambodian monk Thach Ny, who was at the scene, told VOA hundreds of people were blocked by Vietnamese border guards and civilians.

NGO law in crosshairs


Demonstrators shout slogans at the National Assembly yesterday morning during a protest against the proposed NGO law.
Demonstrators shout slogans at the National Assembly yesterday morning during a protest against the proposed NGO law. Vireak Mai

Despite the deployment of law enforcement officials across the capital in a bid to halt the demonstration, activists yesterday marched as promised to the National Assembly to protest the looming adoption of highly controversial union and NGO laws.
Starting at about 8am, hundreds of land activists, environmentalists, monks, civil society members and ordinary citizens gathered at four starting points: the Niroth pagoda in Chbar Ampov commune, Wat Chak Angre Leu, the 7 January flyover and the French Embassy.

Migrant deadline passes in Thailand


Migrant workers wait for immigration forms to be processed at a Poipet checkpoint at the Thai-Cambodia border last year.
Migrant workers wait for immigration forms to be processed at a Poipet checkpoint at the Thai-Cambodian border last year. Hong Menea

A last-minute rush of largely Cambodian, Burmese and Laotian undocumented workers is expected to descend today on Thailand’s one-stop service centres for visas and work permits (OCCS), as Thai authorities yesterday signalled a crackdown on illegal labour.
More than 100,000 Cambodian workers in Thailand could face arrest and deportation after the deadline for reapplying for a work permit extension came and went yesterday.

Prey Lang a biodiversity ‘hot spot’: study


A crab-eating mongoose in Prey Lang Forest looks to escape a turtle trap earlier this year in the north-central region of the Kingdom.
A crab-eating mongoose in Prey Lang Forest looks to escape a turtle trap earlier this year in the north-central region of the Kingdom. JEREMY HOLDEN

Forestry officials are hoping that a new report released yesterday naming the Prey Lang forest as one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity hot spots will strengthen a proposal to declare the forest a protected area.
The assessment, which was requested by the Forestry Administration (FA) and USAID, and delivered by NGO Conservation International (CI), found that Prey Lang ranks as “one of the more significant areas of lowland evergreen forest in the Indo-Burma region”.

Fix funding shortfall: CNRP


Cars pass a construction area of National Road 6 in Kandal province in 2013.
Cars pass a construction area of National Road 6 in Kandal province in 2013. Yesterday Sam Rainsy called for provincial budget allocations to be increased to development and infrastructure. Hong Menea

Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy yesterday proposed the National Assembly increase the amount local authorities are allocated from the national budget, arguing that the current sum is insufficient.
The $200 million that provincial governments currently receive from the total budget of about $3.6 billion each year is not enough for grassroots development headed by local government officials who are more in tune with the people’s needs than national legislators, Rainsy said.

វៀតណាម​ថ្កោលទោស​បក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ​ដឹក​នាំ​យុវជន​ពិនិត្យ​ព្រំដែន​បង្ក​ឲ្យ​មាន​ហិង្សា

ដោយ ខែ សុណង
2015-06-30
RFA
ព្រំដែន​ស្វាយរៀង ៦២០
ទាហាន​ការពារ​ព្រំដែន​វៀតណាម ជាប់​នឹង​ព្រំដែន​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ចំណុច​ភូមិ​ធ្លក ឃុំ​ត្នោត ស្រុក​កំពង់រោទិ៍ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
Photo Provided
រដ្ឋាភិបាល​វៀតណាម មិន​បាន​ឆ្លើយ​តប​ចំពោះ​កំណត់​ទូត​របស់​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​កម្ពុជា ទាក់ទង​នឹង​ការ​បង្ខិត​ព្រំដែន​ចូល​មក​ទឹក​ដី​កម្ពុជា របស់​វៀតណាម នោះ​ទេ ទោះ​បី​ជា​ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​កម្ពុជា បាន​ផ្ញើ​លិខិត​កំណត់​ទូត​ជាច្រើន​លើក​ទៅ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​វៀតណាម នោះ​ក៏ដោយ។
ផ្ទុយ​ទៅ​វិញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៣០ ខែ​មិថុនា ក្រសួង​ការ​បរទេស​វៀតណាម បែរ​ជា​ចេញ​លិខិត​ថ្កោលទោស​គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ដែល​ដឹក​នាំ​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ព្រះសង្ឃ ទៅ​ពិនិត្យ​មើល​ព្រំដែន​ដែល​មាន​ការ​ប៉ះ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​រវាង​ពលរដ្ឋ​ទាំង​ពីរ​ ទៅ​វិញ។

មន្ត្រី​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ទាមទារ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​លុប​ចោល​គម្រោង​ដី​សម្បទាន​ទៅ​វៀតណាម

ដោយ តាំង សារ៉ាដា
2015-07-01
RFA
ជម្លោះ​ដីធ្លី រតនគិរី ៦២០
សហគមន៍​ជនជាតិ​ដើម​គ្រឹង ភូមិ​ក្រេះ ឃុំ​ពយ ស្រុក​អូរជុំ ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី ប្រមូល​ផ្តុំ​គ្នា​តវ៉ា​ទាមទារ​ដី​ពី​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​សម្បទាន​វៀតណាម ស៊ី.អ.ឌី (CRD) នៅ​ការដ្ឋាន​ក្រុមហ៊ុន នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១១ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៤។
Photo Adhoc
ក្រុម​អ្នក​ឃ្លាំ​មើល​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ទីក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ លុប​ចោល​រាល់​គម្រោង​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ទៅ​ឲ្យ​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​វៀតណាម តាម​បណ្តោយ​ព្រំដែន​រវាង​ប្រទេស​ទាំង​ពីរ។ ក្រុម​នេះ​បារម្ភ​ថា វៀតណាម អាច​លេប​ត្របាក់​យក​ទឹក​ដី​កម្ពុជា តាម​រយៈ​គម្រោង​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច ដែល​សម្បូរ​ទៅ​ដោយ​ក្រុម​កម្មករ​ជនជាតិ​វៀតណាម។ ប៉ុន្តែ​មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​អះអាង​ថា ដី​សម្បទាន​ទាំង​នោះ​មិន​អាច​បង្ក​ផល​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​បូរណភាព​ទឹក​ដី​របស់​ កម្ពុជា នោះ​ឡើយ។

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Political parties bordering on harmony


Vietnamese citizens with makeshift batons and border guards line up on Sunday along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in Svay Rieng province, where a CNRP lawmaker was injured during a clash
Vietnamese citizens with makeshift batons and border guards line up on Sunday along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in Svay Rieng province, where a CNRP lawmaker was injured during a clash. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Analysis
More than five years ago, opposition leader Sam Rainsy stood on disputed land near the Vietnamese border and ripped a demarcation post from the ground in an act of defiance.
The government’s response to this bit of highly charged political theatre was swift and unsurprising. Convicted of charges including racial incitement and destruction of property, Rainsy was sentenced to two years in prison and fled into nearly four years of self-imposed exile.
“Now who are the foreigners and international organisations that support such an action?” Hun Sen mockingly said of Rainsy’s stunt at the time, seemingly dismissing out of hand any talk of encroachment.

រដ្ឋាភិបាល​និង​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​បារម្ភ​រឿង​ខ្មែរ-​វៀតណាម​ប៉ះ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​ដោយសារ​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន

ដោយ សេក បណ្ឌិត
2015-06-30

RFA
ព្រំដែន​ស្វាយរៀង ៦២០
ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ និង​ពលរដ្ឋ​វៀតណាម ប្រឈម​មុខ​ដាក់​គ្នា​នៅ​ចំណុច​ភូមិ​ធ្លក ឃុំ​ត្នោត ស្រុក​កំពង់រោទិ៍ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
Photo Provided
មន្ត្រី​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​និង​មន្ត្រី​សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​​សោកស្ដាយ​ចំពោះ​ការ​ប៉ះ ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រំដែន​នៅ​​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មិថុនា រវាង​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ និង​វៀតណាម ពេល​ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​ចុះ​ពិនិត្យ​ព្រំដែន។ ក្រុម​សង្គមស៊ីវិល​អះអាង​ថា បញ្ហា​នេះ​នឹង​អាច​ក្លាយ​ជា​ជម្លោះ​ជាតិ​សាសន៍​ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរ ប្រសិន​បើ​ពុំ​មាន​ការ​ដោះស្រាយ​រវាង​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ទាំង​ពីរ​ដោយ​ការ​ទទួល​ខុស ​ត្រូវ តម្លាភាព និង​យុត្តិធម៌​ឲ្យ​បាន​ឆាប់​នោះ​ទេ។
បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា-​វៀតណាម ចាប់​ផ្តើម​ឡើង​កម្ដៅ​ខ្លាំង​ឡើងៗ​ពី​មួយ​ថ្ងៃ​ទៅ​មួយ​ថ្ងៃ រហូត​ពលរដ្ឋ​វៀតណាម បញ្ចេញ​ហិង្សា​លើ​ព្រះសង្ឃ ពលរដ្ឋ និង​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​ខ្មែរ ដែល​ឈឺ​ឆ្អាល​រឿង​ព្រំដែន​នេះ។

កម្ពុជា​ថ្កោលទោស​វៀតណាម​ចំពោះ​អំពើ​ហិង្សា​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រំដែន​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង

ដោយ ឡេង ម៉ាលី
2015-06-29
RFA
រៀល ខេមរិន្ទ្រ ព្រំដែន ៦២០
តំណាង​រាស្ត្រ​មក​ពី​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង លោក រៀល ខេមរិន្ទ្រ (លត់​ជង្គង់) រង​របួល​ពេល​ប៉ះ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​នឹង​ពលរដ្ឋ​វៀតណាម នៅ​ចំណុច​ភូមិ​ធ្លក ឃុំ​ត្នោត ស្រុក​កំពង់រោទិ៍ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
Photo Provided

ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​និង​វៀតណាម​ប៉ះ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រំដែន​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង

Hun Sen Maintains His Support for Restrictive NGO Draft Law

2015-06-29
RFA
cambodia-sihanoukville-licadho-ngo-draft-law-june29-2015.jpg
Licadho officials in Sihanoukville province release balloons to protest against the NGO draft law, June 29, 2015.
RFA
Prime Minister Hun Sen has repeated that he will stand by the draft law on nongovernmental organizations currently under review by parliament, despite continued opposition by some groups which say the legislation would hinder their work in Cambodia.

Speaking at a celebration of the 64th anniversary of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in Phnom Penh on Sunday, Hun Sen said there was no doubt that parliament would pass the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO), even as NGOs held a campaign in some provinces and municipalities to protest against the proposed legislation.

Vietnamese Villagers Beat Cambodian Activists Inspecting Disputed Border

2015-06-29
RFA
cambodia-riel-khemarin-injured-june-2015.jpg
CNRP lawmaker Riel Khemarin is helped by fellow activists following a clash with Vietnamese villagers in Svay Rieng province’s Kampong Ro district, June 29, 2015.
RFA
Several activists from Cambodia were injured when a group of villagers from Vietnam attacked them with sticks while they inspected an area of the border shared between the two countries, the head of Cambodia’s opposition party said Monday.

The violence occurred Sunday when monks and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmakers led some 200 activists to examine the border in Svay Rieng province’s Kampong Ro district, where they say a road built by authorities in Vietnam’s Long An province has encroached into Cambodian territory.

Monday, 29 June 2015

CPP marks 64th anniversary


Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin release doves yesterday in Phnom Penh during a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin release doves yesterday in Phnom Penh during a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party. Hong Menea

In celebration of the 64th anniversary of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Prime Minister and newly elected party head Hun Sen employed a mixture of tried-and-true party talking points and more recent political promises, commending the CPP’s leadership while lauding the country’s new-found “culture of dialogue”.
At least 10,000 members of the CPP, along with dozens of foreign diplomats, were in attendance for Hun Sen’s speech at the party’s main headquarters yesterday.

MP ‘injured’ at border


Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Real Camerin (centre) is carried away from the Vietnam-Cambodia border on the weekend in
Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Real Camerin (centre) is carried away from the Vietnam-Cambodia border on the weekend in Svay Rieng province after he was allegedly hit in the head. PHOTO SUPPLIED

More than a dozen people were injured in a clash yesterday afternoon, when two opposition party lawmakers led some 200 Cambodians to inspect the Cambodia-Vietnam border in Svay Rieng province.
Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers Real Camerin and Um Sam An yesterday led nearly 200 youths, monks and Svay Rieng residents towards the border crossing in Kampong Ro district, said Sin Noeun, a border police chief.

មេបក្ស​កាន់​អំណាច​គាំ​ទ្រ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ច្បាប់​សមាគម និង​អង្គការ​មិន​មែន​រដ្ឋា...

បក្សប្រឆាំងយកផែនទីខ្មែរនៅស្រុកបារាំងដោះស្រាយរឿងព្រំដែន

ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​និង​វៀតណាម​ប៉ះ​ទង្គិច​គ្នា​នៅ​តំបន់​ព្រំដែន​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង

ដោយ ឡេង ម៉ាលី
2015-06-28
RFA
ពលរដ្ឋ​វៀតណាម ព្រំដែន​ស្វាយរៀង ៦២០
ពលរដ្ឋ​វៀតណាម នៅ​ចំណុច​ភូមិ​ធ្លក ឃុំ​ត្នោត ស្រុក​កំពង់រោទិ៍ ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​ស្វាយរៀង នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៨ ខែ​មិថុនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។
Photo Provided

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Merits of refugee deal aired in feisty debate


Phay Siphan and Denise Coghlan participated in Thursday’s debate.
Phay Siphan and Denise Coghlan participated in Thursday’s debate. Kimberley Mccosker

Wide-ranging talk touches on reasons for and consequences of the controversial arrangement between the Australian and Cambodian government, with Montagnards and Nazis also getting a mention
"Problematic" was the buzz word on Thursday night at MetaHouse, as four panellists tackled questions – both moral and practical – about the Australia-Cambodia refugee deal.

Montagnard exodus on VN’s head: HRW


Six Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri in January
Six Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri in January. ADHOC

Arbitrary arrests, beatings and torture, these are some of the crimes perpetrated by Vietnamese authorities that are driving ethnic Montagnards to flee to Cambodia, according to a Human Rights Watch study released yesterday.
The report, titled Persecuting ‘Evil Way’ Religion, calls on the Kingdom to immediately stop cooperating in efforts with Vietnam to block Montagnards, and other Christian ethnic groups, from seeking asylum in the Kingdom.

Cambodia Addresses Human Rights Group’s Appeal for Asylum for Montagnards

2015-06-26
RFA
cambodia-montagnards-un-suv-dec20-2014.jpg
A group of Montagnards (foreground) meets with a United Nations team after emerging from their hideout in northeastern Cambodia's Ratanakiri province, Dec. 20, 2014.
AFP Photo/Adhoc
A Cambodian official on Friday addressed an appeal by an international human rights group not to deport ethnic Montagnard Christians who are seeking refugee status in the Southeast Asian nation to Vietnam, saying that they first must apply for the status and meets its conditions.
Kem Sarin, director of the Ministry of Interior's refugee office, which carries out refugee status determinations, told RFA’s Khmer Service that so far only 13 Montagnards of the more than 100 who had fled to the country from Vietnam since late last year had requested  asylum, but that the ministry had not received any actual applications yet.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Why Are India's Warships in Thailand and Cambodia?

The Diplomats

This week, Indian warships visited Cambodia and Thailand as part of a two-month long operational deployment in surrounding waters in pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ Policy.
According to a June 23 press release by the Indian embassy in Bangkok seen by The Diplomat, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh entered the two Southeast Asian countries as part of a broader operational deployment to Southeast Asia and the Southern Indian Ocean. The ships had been on a 45-day deployment, which included port calls to Jakarta (Indonesia), Fremantle (Australia), and Singapore, where they participated in the bilateral exercise SIMBEX-15 with the Royal Singapore Navy.

Complaint calls Vietnamese crop-spraying 'chemical weapons'


CNRP lawmaker Mao Monyvann (right) talks to locals near the border in Tbong Khmum province in April after receiving reports Cambodian farmers had their crops poisoned by Vietnamese.
CNRP lawmaker Mao Monyvann (right) talks to locals near the border in Tbong Khmum province in April after receiving reports Cambodian farmers had their crops poisoned by Vietnamese. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Claims that Vietnam has used defoliants to destroy Cambodian farmers’ crops will be taken to a global chemical weapons watchdog today on behalf of several Cambodian rights groups who say the alleged action violates international law.
A copy of the complaint scheduled to be filed with the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which was obtained yesterday, cites the “unlawful use by the