Phát hiện vụ nhiễm H5N1 thứ 17 trong năm 2013: AKP 22/8 đưa tin Bộ Y tế CPC và WHO tại CPC thông báo hôm 21/8 đã phát hiện ca thứ 17 người nhiễm cúm gia cầm là một trẻ trai 6 tuổi tỉnh Kandal nhiễm do lây từ gia cầm, hiện đã bình phục, nâng số người nhiễm H5N1 ở CPC lên 38 ca ( 27 trẻ em dưới 14 tuổi; 22 bệnh nhân nữ. Trong 17 ca năm nay chỉ có 7 bệnh nhân thoát hiểm.
Hội đồng Hiến pháp từ chối thêm hai đơn khiếu nại: đồng tình với quyết định giải quyết của Hội đồng bầu cử Quốc gia. AKP 22/8: Sau phiên họp hôm 21/8 Hội đồng đã ra hai tuyên bố tới nguyên đơn CNRP tỉnh Kandal và Phnom Penh về bác bỏ hai đơn khiếu kiện gửi Hội đồng, tuyên bố thứ nhất liên quan tới nguyên đơn Ly Sophoan Takhmao, tỉnh Kandal explained that the CC had received the entitlement of a person having no relation to the decision of the National Election Committee (NEC). On the other hand, the object of the complaint to the CC did not correspond to the facts described in the complaint.
The second statement rejected the complaint of Mr. Ros Sour, who protested against the NEC’s decision of Aug. 10, 2013, because the CC found that the decision was just and legitimate.
From Aug. 20 to 22, 2013, the CC Secretariat General has opened its door 24 hours a day to receive the complaints, and the nine CC members held a meeting on Aug. 20 and decided to reject six complaints of the CNRP, explaining that NEC’s decision is just and legitimate. The CNRP has filed at least 17 complaints to the CC after the announcement of the temporary results by NEC.
IRI Praises Democracy Progress in Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, August 22, 2013 –
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sar Kheng received here on Monday visiting Ms. Julija Belej Bakovic, Regional Director for Asia Programs of the International Republican Institute (IRI).
During the meeting, Ms. Julija Belej Bakovic told H.E. Sar Kheng of the institute’s activities in Cambodia and highly valued the progress of democracy in the country through the recent national election. She further affirmed that IRI would continue to support this field in Cambodia. She also spoke highly of the Ministry of Interior’s endeavors in ensuring national security and public order.
For his part, H.E. Sar Kheng welcomed the IRI’s activities in Cambodia, especially in strengthening democracy, and requested the institute to continue to help build Cambodian youth’s capacity.
He also briefed his guest on Cambodia’s situation, particularly in the wake of last month’s national election, stressing that once the new government is formed, Cambodia will continue its reform programs, especially in the judicial system, the National Election Committee and so on so as to further strengthen democracy in the country.
Macao Congratulates PM Hun Sen
AKP Phnom Penh, August 22, 2013 — Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, H.E. Ho Hau Wah, has recently sent a congratulatory message to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on the victory of the Cambodian People’s Party in last month’s general elections. “Cambodia has gained significant achievement under Your Excellency’s leadership. I strongly believe that Cambodia will continue developing with peace, stability and prosperity,” H.E. Ho Hau Wah wrote in the message. “I look forward to further strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Macao Special Administrative Region,” he underlined.
Cambodia Imports Over 400 tons of Raw Silk Each Year: AKP Phnom Penh, August 22, 2013 – Cambodia imports over 400 tons of raw silk at a cost of some US$25 million every year to meet the demand for silk handmade products in the country. The import coincides with an increase of more and more foreign tourists visiting the country in the last recent years leading to the re-appearing of the silk products for satisfying the domestic and foreign markets. The trading of silk products has increased since 2010 after the tourism industry in the country went up and the local silk manufacturers were dependent on the high season of foreign arrivals as they had much more foreign customers than the local, according to local media reports. Each year, the country imports about 400 tons of silk threads and produces around 2,400,000 meters of silk textiles, providing jobs to over 25,000 Cambodian women in this field and earning a revenue of some US$50 million for the state, the figures from the Ministry of Commerce showed.
Hor Namhong đánh giá cao cuộc gặp ngoại trưởng ASEAN- TQ: Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met on 22 Aug with Wang Yi, who was on a two-day visit for bilateral talks on security, economics and trade. Hor Namhong says ASEAN ministers should consider a closer relationship with China as they head into talks aimed at easing tensions over the South China Sea next week in Beijing. “The special meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers with China is crucial to consolidate friendship and strategic cooperation between ASEAN and China,” he said. The meeting in Beijing follows a recent ASEAN foreign affairs ministers meeting during which they said they would speak with “one voice” with China. The Cambodian foreign minister did not attend that meeting.
Wang told reporters China is interested in protecting Cambodia from “outside” interests.
Cambodia appeared to be working in China’s interests over the South China Sea issue, where several ASEAN nations have disputed claims with their larger neighbor. At the end of that meeting, ASEAN ministers were, for the first time in history, unable to agree on the language of a joint declaration, a signal of ongoing controversy among ministers.
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Robert Carmichael, Phóng viên cộng tác với tờ Phnom Penh Post: August 22, 2013.
Controversy: Cambodia’s election remains mired in controversy, with both the ruling party and the opposition declaring victory in the July 28 ballot. The leader of Cambodia’s opposition, Sam Rainsy, said Thursday that a committee to investigate alleged electoral irregularities remains the only acceptable solution to the ongoing political stalemate.
Sam Rainsy told VOA Thursday that a working group established by parliamentarians from the ruling party and the opposition to discuss forming an investigating committee appears to have fallen short of an agreement.
But he said the process had proved useful.
“It’s part of the protocol – right, it’s just to show that we have tried, successively, at different levels. At the end, the top leaders must talk directly. It has been useful in preparing for dialogue at the top level,” he said.
Both the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, or CPP, and Rainsy’s Cambodia National Rescue Party, or CNRP, claim they won the election. The opposition says nationwide vote rigging swayed the outcome.
Rainsy stressed that the opposition would not compromise on its demand for a transparent investigation, and said the “full truth” must be exposed. Should that show that the ruling party had indeed won, Rainsy pledged that the opposition would accept it.
“We commit in advance. But on the other hand – the CPP must make the same commitment. If that after checking with witnesses – after checking that the figures were wrong – and it is actually the CNRP who won, they must accept this result as the real and the final result,” he said.
Last week the National Election Committee, or NEC, – the body that oversees elections – said preliminary results showed the ruling CPP had won a majority of seats in the 123-member parliament.
In recent days the NEC finished investigating complaints, and rejected all of the opposition’s submissions. The opposition said that was no surprise, given the NEC’s close ties to the ruling party.
The opposition’s complaints are now with the Constitutional Court – the country’s highest judicial body. Most of its appointees are connected to the ruling party.
Rainsy held out little hope the Court will be able to resolve issues to the opposition’s satisfaction. The opposition has pressed for an independent group to examine election irregularities.
Rainsy also insisted that a large peaceful rally planned for Monday was not to protest the election results, but to explain to its supporters what it has been doing, and to hear from its supporters what actions they would like it to take.
Ahead of that rally, Rainsy said he and deputy party leader Kem Sokha will also travel to other parts of the country.
“The purpose is to remain in touch with the voters, because we are accountable to the voters,” he said. “Voters have voted in unprecedented numbers for us – they want to know: What are you going to do with our votes? Are you going to sell our votes to the CPP? Or you are going to defend the ideas that were contained, the hopes that were contained?”
Meantime residents in Phnom Penh have told local media that the authorities have forced them to sign statements saying they support the provisional election result and promising not to join any protests.
Government officials told the Phnom Penh Post newspaper that thousands of people had signed the statements, but claimed they had done so voluntarily.
Cambodian rights groups and election monitors have condemned it as intimidation and said compelling people to sign was incompatible with free and fair elections.
In recent weeks the government has dispatched troops and armored vehicles to the capital, ostensibly to keep order in the event of post-election violence.