The online distribution of the fake letter alleging that opposition leader Sam Rainsy would cancel the merger of the SRP and the HRP could be attributed to Kong Chanveasna. As of June 2012, Kong Chanveasna was listed as Director of International Relations, Office of the Council of Ministers. Prior to his current appointment, Kong Chanveasna was listed as an aid to Sok An’s office.
I am also wondering if the Council of Ministers and its Press and Quick Reaction Unit are not responsible the following three letters also:
- Announcement of the death of Chea Sim,
- A fake letter from Hun Sen, and
- A fake letter sent by Heng Samrin to Hun Sen.
The fake letter about Sam Rainsy shows that the SRP-HRP merger must have a profound impact on the ruling party’s psyche. The other three pieces of fake information and letters were issued in order to blame the opposition parties and provide a soft landing to Hun Xen following negative reactions to his 5+ hours speech on the border issue.
We have to remember that Hun Xen’s regime still functions as a communist regime that it was in the past. Khm 14
PHNOM PENH — Baffled police broke up animal rights group PETA’s first protest in Cambodia
Monday, saying activists who sat in a cage outside a KFC outlet had disturbed “public order” with their “strange” actions.
The two foreign campaigners from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the protest in the capital Phnom Penh was meant to raise awareness of the alleged cruel treatment of chickens by the fast food chain, which has 10 restaurants in the country.
Preap Borei, a deputy police chief of the capital’s Daun Penh district, said the duo were asked to stop their protest because it “affected public order” and were briefly taken in for questioning before being let go.
“We wanted to know the reason for the protest because it’s strange. In Cambodia, no one wants to be caged, but they got into the cage by themselves,” he told AFP. 14
PHNOM PENH (Cambodia Herald) – The new opposition Democratic Movement for National Rescue created by the Sam Rainsy Party and Human Rights Party is not being dissolved, spokesman Pol Horm said Monday.
He said described as fake two letters by Sam Rainsy and Human Rights Party leader Kem Sokha that were posted on Facebook over the weekend.
The leaders of the two parties, which plan to merge, are said to be currently visiting the United States.
“Some people may be concerned about our merger so they did that to confuse public opinion,” Pol Horm said. “But we don’t care about such issues. We will register the new party soon.”
In the two letters, the two leaders said the movement was being dissolved while Sam Rainsy expressed appreciation for the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Sam Rainsy, believed to be living in France, also said he would retire from politics as he could not run in next year’s elections due to his criminal conviction.
Xinhua | 13th August, 2012
Cambodia had issued operating licenses to 51 new garment and footwear factories with the total investment of $327 million in the first half of this year, according to a report of the Council for the Development of Cambodia on Monday.
The report recorded that 40 are garment factories, 8 are shoes manufacturers, 2 are sock makers and 1 is textile factory.
During the January-June period this year, China was leading in the garment investment here with 16 factories, following by South Korea with 12 projects, and China’s Taiwan with 11 projects.