Thủ tướng đi Nam Ninh dự Triển lãm Asean-TQ lần thứ 10 hôm 2/9/2013 . đoàn đã tới Nam ninh 10h sáng giờ PP. Thị trưởng Nam Ninh và Đại sứ TQ tại CPC và đại sứ CPC tại TQ có mặt đón đoàn (TVK). Ttg Hun sen dự kiến sẽ phát biểu tại Hội nghị cấp cao các nhà đầu tư hôm 3/9 , tiếp xúc song phương với Ttg TQ Li Keqiang, Tấn Dũng , gặp Chen Wu, tỉnh trưởng Quảng Tây và Li Jiheng, tỉnh trưởng Vân Nam . AKP 3-9
Tăng lữ phật tử thuộc hai giáo phái phật giáo CPC Tiểu thừa và Đại Thừa hôm 1/9 ra tuyên bố chung kêu gọi các đảng CPP và CNRP có giải pháp hoà bình đối với các vấn đề sau bầu cử trên cơ sở Hiến pháp và pháp luật; kêu gọi chính quyền các cấp tiếp tục thực thi nhiệm vụ với tinh thần trách nhiệm cao và tinh thần đoàn kết dân tộc; kêu gọi các tăng lữ, phật tử giữ bình tĩnh, tiếp tục các công việc bình thường, tránh tham gia các cuộc biểu tình liên quan tới bầu cử vò có thể phương hại tới tự do, đạo lý, truyền thống và trật tự an toàn xã hội. Cùng ngày, Phòng thương mại CPC cũng kêu gọi hai đảng CPP và CNRP nối lại cuộc thương thuyết tìm giải pháp đối với các vấn đề tồn tại. vì ổn định và đoàn kết dân tộc là điều kiện quan trọng cho kinh tế và phát triển ở CPC . AKP 3-9
Biện pháp sẵn sàng ứng phó với biểu tình sau bầu cử: Ngày 2-9 Đô trưởng Phnom Penh Pa Socheat Vong họp với lực lượng giữ gìn trật tự, an toàn xã hội chuẩn bị phương án bảo vệ, gìn giữ trật tự an toàn xã hội tại Thủ đô. Sáng 1/9 tại đảo Koh Pich hơn 2,000 cảnh sát Phnom Penh diễn tập bảo vệ an ninh ở thủ đô
CPP ra tuyên bố chiều 1.9 bày tỏ sẵn sàng hợp tác với đảng đối lập giải quyết các vấn đề tồn tại trên cơ sở hiến pháp và pháp luật akp 2.9
for the establishment of any mechanism to resolve the post-election issues which contradic
CPP also reiterated its strict compliance with the Royal guidance of His Majesty the King of Cambodia in solving the current issues, according to the statement.
CPP is unequivocally determined to defend constitutional monarchy regime, protect the independence and sovereignty, and the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ensure peace and prosperity of the country and people, it said.
HỘI ĐỒNG HIẾN PHÁP TỔ CHỨC ĐIỀU TRẦN CÔNG KHAI VỀ KHIẾU NẠI SAU BẦU CỬ Ở BATTAMBANG
AKP P2/9. Ngày 4/9 Hdhp sẽ
The Constitutional Council (CC) of Cambodia will open this Wednesday a public hearing on complaints filed by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) against the election results in Battambang northwestern province.
The public hearing will take place on Sept. 4 at the “White” Building of Chamkar Mon State Hall in Chamcar Mon district, Phnom Penh, from 08:00 am, according to a CC’s press release issued yesterday.
On Aug. 31, CC opened a public hearing on the complaints lodged by CNRP against the election results in Kratie. After the hearing, CC issued a resolution to keep the decision dated Aug. 15 of the National Election Committee (NEC) and to order NEC to take punitive action against its officers who failed to properly seal the safety packages “A”.
CC has been examining the 15 post-election complaints filed by CNRP and it would order NEC to open more safety packages “A” in other provinces.
Cambodia’s King and Queen-Mother Grant Royal Audience to Chinese Foreign Minister
AKP Phnom Penh, September 02, 2013 —
His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk granted a royal audience to Chinese Foreign Minister H.E. Wang Yi on Sept. 1 in Beijing, China, according to the National Television of Cambodia (TVK).
On the occasion, H.E. Wang Yi conveyed greetings and wishes from Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping and Premier H.E. Li Keqiang to the Cambodian monarchs to have good health so as to be the cool and prosperous shade for all Cambodian people.
The Chinese foreign minister also took the opportunity to profoundly thank His Majesty the King for his royal visit to Nanjing of Jiangsu province, through which he said, the royal trip brought about more great benefits for strengthening the traditional ties of the connection, friendship and cooperation between Cambodia and China.
Moreover, he emphasized that the potential presence of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in the upcoming 10th ASEAN-China Expo to be held on Sept. 2-3 in Nanning of China’s Guangxi province would even further fortify the relationship, friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Both His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother expressed deep gratitude to the Chinese leaders and people for their support to Cambodia, especially the royal families.
The Cambodian monarchs left here on Aug. 12 for China for a routine medical checkup and to attend the opening ceremony of the second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing at the invitation of the Chinese government.
By C. Nika
50 Million Bank Project to Push Rice Export
AKP Phnom Penh, September 02, 2013 —
New project between Export-Import Bank of China and Rural Development Bank (Cambodia) will further push Cambodia’s commitment to export one million ton of rice by 2015.
Through the project, the Export-Import Bank of China will finance the Rural Development Bank, owned by the Royal Government of Cambodia, as much as US$50 million for necessary investments to increase the country’s rice export.
“The US$50-million-worth project of the two banks is just our first step. And the official agreement will be made no later than October this year,” said Mr. Son Kunthor, President of the Rural Development Bank, who met and discussed the project with Mr. Wang Yi, Deputy Governor of the Export-Import Bank of China, last week in Phnom Penh.
He added that political stability, constant economic growth and financial support from friendship countries will enable Cambodia to hit the goal of one million ton of rice export by mid of the 2010s.
Financial support is very important because we need the funding not only to build high-quality rice processing factories, but also to operate our rice trading, he said.
In 2013, Cambodia is estimated to export some 350,000 tons of rice.
Cambodia Vows to Comply with the UN-CRPD
AKP Phnom Penh, September 02, 2013 —
Cambodia vowed to fully comply with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the respective ASEAN meeting recently in Hanoi, Vietnam.
H.E. Em Chan Makara, Director of the Disability Action Council Secretariat, led a Cambodian delegation to the three-day meeting that took place from Aug. 27 to 29, 2013.
In the meeting participated by some 120 state and institution representatives from across the ASEAN member countries, H.E. Em Chan Makara highlighted milestones and achievements of the Royal Government of Cambodia in promoting the rights of the people with disabilities.
He also shared his buy-in to ensure recognized roles and participation of people with disabilities in ASEAN community.
Cambodia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 20, 2012.
By Mom Chan Dara Soleil
Parties urged to resume talks
Citing a lack of public confidence in the official post-election irregularity resolution process –
namely, the Constitutional Council’s opening of vote packages – a coalition of leading civil
society groups yesterday appealed to the two main political parties to swiftly come back to the
The election watchdog groups – known together as “The Situation Room” – specifically called
on top leaders to meet as soon as possible to discuss the establishment of a joint committee to
investigate glaring election irregularities such as incorrectly sealed safety packages.
Although the hopes of forming such a proposed committee have been repeatedly dashed since
initial negotiations broke down nearly a month ago, the two main parties yesterday confirmed
they were moving towards a top-level meeting.
A promised “last resort” Cambodia National Rescue Party demonstration is due to take place
“We want to encourage our politicians to maximise the [use of bilateral] meetings and dialogue
to resolve the political deadlock, as it is the best way to avoid a social and economic crisis,”
Thun Saray, president of rights group Adhoc, said yesterday.
“We insist again and again to the two main political parties … put the national benefit ahead of
[your] personal benefit.”
Koul Panha, director at election watchdog Comfrel, said that the civil society groups were
calling for specific leaders – Prime Minister Hun Sen, Interior Minister Sar Kheng, opposition
leader Sam Rainsy and deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha – to meet.
“So much depends on the top leaders. They can move quickly to [set out] a framework for what
they want to see, and then lower leaders can plan and follow up,” he said.
Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said any meeting would have to
“The meeting should take place before the 7th [the opposition’s date for a peaceful
demonstration].… Secondly, an agreement needs to be reached within the period of 60 days"
after the election, when the National Assembly is due to sit.
Senior officials from both parties confirmed yesterday that although the door remains open for
cross-party dialogue, no date had been set for a meeting.
CNRP president Sam Rainsy said Chea Sim, the CPP’s president, had confirmed that a high-level
meeting between party leaders would occur.
“I have just received a second letter from Samdech Chea Sim.… [He] confirmed the high-level
meeting and that the door is still open,” Rainsy said yesterday. “I cannot predict [the exact
date] until the two sides have [the same] political will. [But] according to the letter, we
understood each other.”
A senior CPP official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said there had been no
communication to set up a date for the meeting.
“The CPP is ready to meet if there is a request from the CNRP to set a time for dialogue to find a
resolution,” the official said.
Poll workers to be ‘lightly’ punished
Rulling that neither a recount nor further investigation into voting irregularities in Kratie
province was warranted, the Constitutional Council on Saturday ordered only that the National
Election Committee punish polling-station workers who had failed to properly seal ballot
packages – a punishment NEC officials yesterday said would be light.
The Saturday hearing marked the first public inquiry ordered by the council since its
investigations began two weeks ago and focused solely on documents from Kratie province,
where eight out of 13 safety packets examined late last month were found to be unsealed. The
opposition had called for a recount of ballots at those polling stations.
“The mistakes of the polling-station officers and ballot-counting officers in eight polling stations
in Svay Chreah commune must be punished according to the law stated,” Constitutional Council
president Ek Sam Ol wrote in a decision released on Saturday afternoon. “[It is the] duty of the
National Election Committee to take action punishing the officers who have acted illegally.”
The hearing lasted nearly six hours but heard only from CNRP representatives and
representatives of the NEC, which earlier this month ruled against the opposition on complaints
of irregularities in Kratie.
Before issuing the ruling, Sam Ol called on the opposition for proof that serious wrongdoing had
“Did any violence happen for the voters, and were people able to vote secretly?” he asked
CNRP lawyer Choung Choungy, who in response accused him of setting the bar too low.
“Even though there was no violence and people voted secretly, such an election could not be
considered just and transparent,” Choungy said.
NEC secretary-general Tep Nytha said yesterday that the body was prepared to comply with the
council’s ruling and was still deciding what form the punishment of polling station workers
“We will search for them and take action based on their mistakes. We will not punish them
seriously, because their salary is small.… If we punish them seriously, there would be no one
working with us,” Nytha said. “This is a careless mistake. It does not affect the results of
Yuth Yean, chief of the Svay Chreah Commune Election Commission declined to comment on
Monitors and the opposition, however, blasted the decision, calling it ludicrous to punish the
lowest-level officials while not taking pains to censure those in charge.
“You must punish the NEC, because the law requires the NEC to be responsible for the
election,” Puthea Hang, executive director of election watchdog Nicfec, said.
Cambodian Center for Human Rights president Ou Virak said further investigation should have
If they ordered the NEC to “either open more [polling-station packages], or check the actual
ballots against existing packages, it would have at least calmed many of the suspicions and
accusations,” he said.
Kratie is one among six provinces that the opposition claims to have done better in than official
preliminary results recognise. While the NEC results show the CPP won 68 seats to the CNRP’s
55, CNRP say its count sees it winning with 63 seats.
The party had requested that packages from more than 200 polling stations in Kratie be
opened, “but they just opened a few bags”, CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said.
“I don’t think we got a fair trial because we complained about so many things and they
responded to only one point … so we are heading to the mass demonstration on September 7.”
Barring a thorough investigation into election irregularities, the CNRP has vowed to carry out a
widespread demonstration one day before the NEC is set to release final election results.
At the order of the Constitutional Council, the NEC has continued to open polling records. On
Friday, it opened 12 packages from Siem Reap, a number of which were unsealed. Yesterday, it
opened eight from Kandal – the most hotly contested province.
Though the CNRP was shy of winning an additional seat by just 170 votes, according to analysis
carried out by an independent researcher, the investigation looked at packages from only eight
Unlike with the Kratie documents, all “Safety Packages A” – the bag containing original tally
documents and ballots – were sealed. Problems appeared minimal, with a single missing form.
Ministry of Interior secretary of state Prum Sokha said the process showed irregularities were
minute and would not have affected the final results.
But CNRP officials said after the verification that it had called for hundreds of bags to be
checked and asked the council to investigate a raft of irregularities in the province.
Speaking to reporters following the audit, Kuoy Bunroeun said he wanted a re-vote in Sa’ang
Phnom commune, where polling stations closed early.
CCHR’s Virak said there was little reason not to comply with the party’s request to see more
“If the CNRP asked for more, we should open more.… Kandal merits quite a lot more
pp 23-9-2008: PARLIAMENTARY candidates from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party met Monday to finalise a list of members for the new National Assembly and government, as they prepare to swear in on September 24.
"We prepared a scenario for the National Assembly and we will claim all nine chair and deputy chair committee positions of the parliament," CPP spokesman Khieu Kanharith said.
He added that there were about 40 members slated for resignation.
SRP to boycott swearing-in
Son Chhay, a lawmaker of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, said that the opposition has not changed its stance and will boycott the swearing-in.
"Our elected parliamentarians will go to the constituency at the provinces the same day of the swearing-in," Son Chhay said.
He added that over the last three weeks, SRP lawmakers have written to CPP chairman Chea Sim to request that the National Assembly has a proper power sharing with the opposition, but there has been no response.
"We requested Chea Sim to share power with the opposition party and give proper roles to them, according to the internal regulations of the National Assembly," Son Chhay said.
The SRP won 24 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly.
In the last parliament, they chaired two committees – Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media; and Interior, National Defense, Investigation, Anti-Corruption and Public Function
và 16-9-2008: pp: Hun Sen warns opposition not to boycott swearing-in of parliament
PRIME Minister Hun Sen issued a stern warning to opposition parties Monday, saying that if they go ahead with a planned boycott of the swearing-in of the National Assembly their salaries will be cut off and they will lose their positions in the legislative body.
"If they ignore the swearing in, then they will not get paid," Hun Sen told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.
"In Cambodia the winning party cannot be held hostage by the losing party. If they join the swearing-in or not it is up to them, but the ruling party will go ahead."
Hun Sen said he was unsure why the opposition had decided not to recognise the results of the July 27 polls and emphasised that he did not want them to throw their parliamentary seats away. He added that his Cambodian People’s Party is actively seeking replacement candidates to take the opposition’s slots in the Assembly’s nine commissions.
"They cannot order the King to [hold a separate ceremony for them … the National Assembly has never been sworn in twice," Hun Sen said.
Sam Rainsy Party Deputy Secretary General Mu Sochua said the opposition was not concerned by Hun Sen's warning.
"We [will still] boycott and we are not concerned about the threat," Mu Sochua told the Post.
"If the CPP’s aim is to take our seats then, please, take control of 116 of the total 123 seats in the National Assembly [and] it will be the CPP’s National Assembly," she said, referring to the number of seats the CPP would hold if it confiscated the SRP’s 26.
On Friday, Sam Rainsy Party lawmakers wrote to King Norodom Sihamoni requesting a separate swearing- in ceremony.
Dissident politicians risk losing their seats in parliament if they
refuse to attend the NA’s swearing in ceremony next month, govt warns
Sam Rainsy protests the deletion of voters’ names from the election registration rolls.
Politicians have warned that a threatened
boycott by opposition lawmakers of the swearing-in of Cambodia’s new
National Assembly could deadlock the government, as ruling party
officials insisted that dissidents risked losing their parliamentary
seats if they failed to show up at next month’s ceremony.
boycott will cause political deadlock regarding the formation of the
new National Assembly,” said Monh Saphan, a parliamentarian with
Funcinpec, the former coalition government partner of the ruling
Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
But others, including the
Norodom Ranariddh Party (NRP), headed by one-time Funcinpec president
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, said a boycott was the most effective way to
protest alleged vote-rigging in the July 27 general election.
will use our one voice to boycott the ceremony,” said NRP spokesman
Muth Chantha on Monday. “We are all sitting in one boat and will row it
Minister of Information and CPP spokesman Khieu
Kanharith said any parliamentarian not at the September 24 swearing in
would be stripped of his or her seat. The vacant seats would be divided
among the parties that did attend, he said, adding that “the CPP stands
to gain 15 more seats.
The constitution requires that at least 120 of the Assembly’s 123 seats are filled for the first session.
SRP lawmaker Yim Sovann said the opposition was collecting evidence of vote fraud to take to election officials.
The boycott holds as opposition leaders say they won’t participate in a process that undermines the principles of democracy
The National Assembly will convene at 8:30am and King Norodom Sihamoni will address lawmakers in the morning, followed by the announcement of all valid parliamentarians, who will be sworn in during an afternoon ceremony at the Royal Palace.
OPPOSITION party members will not attend today’s first session of the National Assembly, Sam Rainsy told the Post Tuesday, despite the risk of losing their parliamentary seats.
Sam Rainsy reaffirmed his and other opposition parties’ determination to boycott the swearing-in session in protest over voting irregularities in July’s national polls.
"We still do not recognise the election results, and we refuse to vote in a pack because it runs contrary to democratic principles that require separation of legislative and executive branches of government," he said.
Opposition parties had petitioned King Norodom Sihamoni to hold a separate swearing-in ceremony for their parliamentarians but received no response, he said.
"If we join this block voting, we would be legitimising this [undemocratic] process," Sam Rainsy said.
He added that opposition party members want to be sworn in on Friday, and the location does not matter.
"The constitution does not prohibit this. In our hearts, we have been honest with the nation, honest with the people. We can be sworn in anywhere, because our hearts are honest," he said.
Kem Sokha, Human Rights Party president, could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, but HRP Secretary General Yem Ponharith told the Post the party’s stance remains unchanged.
IF WE JOIN THIS BLOCK VOTING, WE WOULD BE LEGITIMISING THIS…PROCESS.
"We still refuse to be sworn in with CPP party members," he said. "Our boycott doesn’t mean we want to negotiate positions in Parliament. "We don’t want positions. What we want is a fair National Election Committee, a fair Constitutional Council and justice," Yem Ponharith said.
CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap told the Post Tuesday he regretted that opposition parties chose not to respect Cambodia’s constitution by boycotting the National Assembly.
"We will still meet, and it is not contrary to the constitution, even though they will not attend," he said. "But if they don’t attend [Tuesday], they will never attend ever again.
"They have tarnished the reputation of the King, who is our national reconciler and who has requested their attendance," he said.
Heang Rithy, president of the Cambodian National Research Organisation, said the boycott is an obstacle to national unity and contrary to national law.
He added, however, that all parties have made a mistake in not setting conditions for a boycott in the event a party determines that elections were not fair.
Tue, 3 September 2013
Provinces to get protest sites
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday called on authorities in each province and municipality to ease demonstrations in the capital by creating a site for non-violent protests ahead of a planned opposition rally on Saturday.
Mon, 2 September 2013
King weighs in again
King Norodom Sihamoni has called on people to remain calm and allow the dispute over July’s national election to be resolved using the constitution and relevant public institutions – a move some say shows he has sided with the rulin
Mon, 2 September 2013
Pair sent to prison over rubber fraud
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced Um Sary, 52, and Sann Sovann, 55, to four and six years in prison, respectively, for faking documents in order to defraud a Vietnamese investor out of $190,000 in a land deal last year.
Presiding judge Chaing Sinath also ordered the defendants to jointly repay the stolen money and more than 50 million riel ($12,500) in fines and damages.
According to Sinath, the two were given $190,000 to arrange a 70-year lease on 2,000 hectares of land for a rubber plantation in Kampong Thom province.
However, their employer filed his complaint after the pair had completed their work, and handed over the land titles, which upon inspection by local authorities, turned out to be fake.
After the sentence was announced, Sary continued to claim he was innocent.
“I cannot accept the court’s decision,” he said. “I will take this to the Court of Appeal.”
3-9: Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday called on authorities in each province and municipality to ease demonstrations in the capital by creating a site for non-violent protests ahead of a planned opposition rally on Saturday.
In a two-page letter sent to provincial officials, Kheng – who is also a deputy prime minister – said the order was aimed at maintaining calm.
“To make it easy to maintain public order and security, a non-violent ‘freedom park’ site should be designated in every province and municipality,” reads the letter, dated Tuesday and distributed yesterday.
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party has vowed mass demonstrations in Phnom Penh on Saturday, barring a thorough inquiry into election irregularities. Though the party has insisted demonstrations would be non-violent, and yesterday said it would be strictly a peaceful mass prayer, municipal authorities have been beefing up security in the lead-up.
Kheng’s letter appears to be aimed at keeping calm further afield.
“Increase security measures to protect public order in each locality and work hard to gather information from all sources related to the activities of incitement for violence or sabotage to prevent and suppress effectively,” it continues.
It also asks that security forces be instructed to “avoid any clashes and advise people to participate according to the law.
Phay Bunchhoeun, Kandal provincial governor, said the provincial government was in discussions following the letter.
“We have held a meeting to find a suitable location for a demonstration for freedom of expression, but we have not yet set the time and location,” he said.
While the 2009 Law on Demonstrations requires each province and municipality to establish a protest area, Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park created in late 2010 is the only such dedicated zone.
The park has increasingly been utilised by the CNRP, and has been set as the site of Saturday’s large-scale demonstration.
Opposition party spokesman Yim Sovann yesterday welcomed Kheng’s letter, calling it a boon for freedom of expression.
“This is a positive step by the government. We welcome it … for people being able to express their rights,” he said.
Separately, Kheng’s letter also urged petrol stations to exercise extreme caution during the protest and make sure that they were adequately equipped with fire extinguishers.
ASEAN-Japan Socio-Cultural Association’s Research Outcome Disseminated
AKP Phnom Penh, September 02, 2013 –
Cambodia hosted here on Aug. 31 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh the 3rd ASEAN-Japan conference to disseminate the ASEAN-Japan Socio-Cultural Association’s research outcome.
The event was presided over by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Kumamaru Yuji and attended by representatives from various countries including Cambodia, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia as well as Cambodian students.
On the occasion, Ms. Loch Leaksmi, President of the ASEAN-Japan Socio-Cultural Association, said the purpose of this 3rd conference was to disseminate theASEAN-Japan society and economy as well as to recall the value of culture, history and achievements obtained by the ASEAN Member States and Japan.
The event was also aimed to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan and the 40th anniversary ofASEAN-Japan, she added.
For his part, the Japanese diplomat expressed his strong belief that the meeting would help strengthening the relationship between ASEAN and Japan, particularly in the fields of diplomacy, politics, economy, culture and human resource development.