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Monday, August 29, 2016

[Vietnamization] វៀតណាម​ នឹង​ពិចារណា ​លើ​សំណើ​ កម្ពុជា​ ទាក់ទង​ នឹង​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន ​នៃ​ប្រទេស ​ទាំងពីរ | Vietnam to consider Cambodia request re border issues of both countries

វ៉ា គឹមហុង ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
ប្រធាន​គណៈកម្មការ​ចម្រុះ​ខណ្ឌ​សីមា​និង​បោះ​បង្គោល​ព្រំដែន​កម្ពុជា លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង ថ្លែង​ទៅ​កាន់​អ្នក​កាសែត ក្នុង​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី២៩ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/Sorn Chanratha

វៀតណាម​ នឹង​ពិចារណា ​លើ​សំណើ​ កម្ពុជា​ ទាក់ទង​ នឹង​បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន ​នៃ​ប្រទេស ​ទាំងពីរ

RFA | 29 August 2016

មន្ត្រី​ជាន់​ខ្ពស់​ ផ្នែក​កិច្ចការ ​ព្រំដែន​ កម្ពុជា ថា, ភាគី​ វៀតណាម នឹង​ពិចារណា​ លើ​សំណើ​ កម្ពុជា ជុំវិញ​ ដំណោះស្រាយ​ បញ្ហា​ព្រំដែន​ ដែល​កើត​មាន លើ​ប្រទេស​ ទាំង​ពីរ នា​ពេល​ កន្លង​ទៅ។

ប្រធាន​ គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន លោក វ៉ា គឹមហុង ឲ្យ​ដឹង​បន្ទាប់​ពី​កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​ឧបតោ​ភាគី រវាង​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​របស់​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នា​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ សីហា ថា វៀតណាម​នឹង​យក​អ្វី​ដែល​កម្ពុជា​លើកឡើង ក្នុង​កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​ទាំង​អស់ ទៅ​ជជែក​នឹង​ពិចារណា ជាមួយ​អន្តរ​ក្រសួង​ដែល​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នៃ​ព្រំដែន​របស់​ប្រទេស​វៀតណាម មុន​នឹង​ឆ្លើយ​តប​យ៉ាងណា​នោះ។

កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​រវាង​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នៅ​ពេល​នេះ ជជែក​អំពី​សេចក្ដី​ព្រាង​ស្នើ​សុំ​ជំនួយ​អ្នក​ជំនាញ​ពី​បារាំង គូរ​ផែនទី​បោន(Bonnes) និង​ផែនទី UTM ឡើង​វិញ រួម​និង​បញ្ហា​ដែល​វៀតណាម​ជីក​ស្រះ និង​សង់​ប៉ុស្តិ៍​យាម​លើ​តំបន់​ហាមឃាត់ (តំបន់ស) ដែល​កម្ពុជា​ធ្លាប់​ផ្ញើ​កំណត់​ទូត នា​ពេល​កន្លង​ទៅ។
វ៉ា គឹមហុង ប្រជុំ​ជាមួយ​វៀតណាម ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​ឧបតោ​ភាគី រវាង​គណៈកម្មាធិការ​ទទួល​បន្ទុក​កិច្ចការ​ព្រំដែន​របស់​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម នា​ទីស្ដីការ​គណៈរដ្ឋមន្ត្រី នៅ​​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៩ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ RFA/San Sel



[Vietnamization] Rainsy to face trial for ‘incitement’ on Nov 25

Self-exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy (pictured) is due to face trial on November 25.
Self-exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy (pictured) is due to face trial on November 25. Heng Chivoan

Rainsy to face trial for ‘incitement’ on Nov 25

Phnom Penh Post | 29 August 2016
Self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy will face trial on November 25 on charges of faking public documents and incitement after opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour posted a “fake” portion of a 1979 Cambodia-Vietnam border treaty on Rainsy’s Facebook page.

Rainsy is facing similar charges to Sok Hour, who posted the documents on the Facebook page last August, leading Prime Minster Hun Sen to order Sok Hour’s “urgent” arrest, with Rainsy being summonsed for the case in November.

“The court orders Sam Rainsy to appear at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on November 25 for trial as an accused,” reads the August 23 summons, issued by prosecutor Sieng Sok.

Neither Sok nor court spokesman Ly Sophanna could be reached yesterday, and Rainsy’s lawyer, Hem Socheat, refused to comment on the case because he had yet to receive the summons.

However, CNRP lawmaker Ou Chanrath yesterday dismissed the case, calling it an attempt to put political pressure on the party. “I believe that there can be no resolution, besides [the two parties] talking and resolving this problem,” he said.

The CNRP leadership’s legal hassles do not end there, with acting party president Kem Sokha scheduled to face trial on September 9 for refusing to appear before court for a case related to an alleged affair. 

Sokha has refused to appear before court after being summonsed over a procurement of prostitution case in May, claiming parliamentary immunity. 

Authorities later said that refusal to appear constituted an in flagrante delicto – or red-handed – crime, allowing them to bypass his constitutional immunity.


[Vietnamization] Vietnam Must Act on Facebook Commenters, Ministry Says

“Vietnam has sacrificed both our blood and money to save the Cambodian people from genocide. Now Hun Sen is turning his back on Vietnam,” said one. “Hun Sen has been blinded just because China gives money to Cambodia.”

In response to other comments on Saturday, Mr. Hun Sen, a fluent speaker of Vietnamese, responded in English and Khmer, reiterating his stance that the South China Sea was not Cambodia’s business and that Vietnam was not his political boss. [He added, Vietnam has my heart and head; China has my stomach.]

Vietnam Must Act on Facebook Commenters, Ministry Says

 Cambodia Daily | 29 August 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned comments apparently left on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page by Vietnamese nationals rebuking the premier for siding with Beijing in disputes over territory in the South China Sea.

In a statement released on Saturday and signed by Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry, the ministry said that the comments suggesting that Mr. Hun Sen had betrayed his onetime mentors in the Vietnamese government were highly [how high? hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-ly] offensive [because we're so dignified]

National Assembly President Heng Samrin, right, shakes hands with Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich in June at the Assembly building in Phnom Penh. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
National Assembly President Heng Samrin, right, shakes hands with Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich in June at the Assembly building in Phnom Penh. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)


[Vietnamization] Sam Rainsy video: កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង ទីក្រុងប៉ារីស ថ្ងៃ ២៣ ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១ | Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia


២៨ សីហា ២០១៦ / 28 August 2016 - Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia 

ពិធីនៅ ទីក្រុងប៉ារីស ដើម្បី អបអរសាទរ កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង ទីក្រុងប៉ារីស ថ្ងៃ ២៣ ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១។  ពិធីនេះ ដែលមាន ការចូលរួម ពីភាគីខ្មែរ ទាំង៤ បានរៀបចំ ធ្វើឡើង នៅទីក្រុងប៉ារីស ៣ ថ្ងៃមុន ការចុះហត្ថលេខា ជាផ្លូវការ លើកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងនេះ កាលពី ២៥ ឆ្នាំមុន។  Ceremony in Paris gathering the 4 Cambodian factions to celebrate -- three days before their official signing -- the 23 October 1991 Paris Peace Agreements on Cambodia.
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy

www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam.5

Sunday, August 28, 2016

For your weekend reading pleasure -- the Hebrew 5 books of WISDOM - អាន ជាខេមរ ភាសា

Book of Job / លោក​យ៉ូប
Psalms

Ecclesiastes
About a wise man's search for meaning and happiness and his discovery. 

Song of Songs 


[Vietnamization] មន្ត្រី​ អង្គការ​ ក្រៅ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ ស្នើ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ បិទ​ច្រក​ព្រំដែន ​ដែល​ឈ្មួញ​ ដឹក​ឈើ​ ចេញ​ទៅ​ វៀតណាម | Civil society officials request govt closes border gates to Vietnam used by illegal loggers

ដឹក​ឈើ​ភ្នំក្រវ៉ាញ កោះកុង ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
ឈើ​មូល​ដែល​ជន​ល្មើស​កាប់​ដឹក​ចេញ​ពី​ជួរ​ភ្នំក្រវ៉ាញ ក្នុង​ទឹក​ដី​ខេត្ត​កោះកុង និង​ខេត្ត​កំពង់ស្ពឺ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២៦-២៧ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ រូបថត​ផ្ដល់​ឲ្យ​ដោយ​អង្គការ​ប្រឆាំង​អំពើ​ពុក​រលួយ ទប់ស្កាត់​ការ​បំផ្លាញ​ធនធាន​ធម្មជាតិ និង​ការពារ​សិទ្ធិ​ពលរដ្ឋ (Photo provided)

មន្ត្រី​ អង្គការ​ ក្រៅ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ ស្នើ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​ បិទ​ច្រក​ព្រំដែន ​ដែល​ឈ្មួញ​ ដឹក​ឈើ​ ចេញ​ទៅ​ វៀតណាម

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៨ សីហា ២០១៦



មន្ត្រី​ អង្គការ ​ក្រៅ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ​ធ្វើ​ការ​ លើ​វិស័យ​ ធនធាន​ ធម្មជាតិ គ្រោង​ដាក់​លិខិត​ ជូន​ប្រមុខ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល ដើម្បី ​បិទ​ការ​នាំ​ចេញ​ ឈើ​គ្រប់​ប្រភេទ​ ទៅ​ប្រទេស ​វៀតណាម តាម​ច្រក​ទ្វារ ​ភ្នំ​ឌិន ខេត្ត​តាកែវ និង​ច្រក​ ទាន់ហន់ ខេត្ត​ កំពត។  ការ​ស្នើសុំ​នេះ បន្ទាប់​ ពី​អង្គការ​ អភិរក្ស​ ធនធាន​ធម្មជាតិ​ មួយ ​រក​ឃើញ​ ឈើ​ខុស​ច្បាប់ ១០០ ​ម៉ែត្រ​គូប, ហើយ​ បទល្មើស​បន្ត​កើត​មាន​នៅ​ជួរ ​ភ្នំក្រវ៉ាញ។

Postcards from Paris














២៨ សីហា ២០១៦ / 28 August 2016 - CNRP public meeting in Paris

លោកប្រធាន សម រង្សុី បានជួប សំណេះសំណាល ជាមួយ បងប្អូនប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ ដែលរស់នៅ ប្រទេសបារាំង។  ពិធីនេះ រៀបចំ ដោយសាខា គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ ប្រចាំប្រទេស បារាំង នៅជាយទីក្រុង ប៉ារីស កាលពីរសៀល ថ្ងៃទី ២៧ ខែសីហា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៦។

Deep Thoughts: Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

An elementary schoolgirl takes part in an abacus contest in Tokyo
The power of pondering. (Reuters/Kim Kyung)
DEEP THOUGHTS

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Quartz | 9 March 2016

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.

Maybe they should.

Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year significantly boosted their math and literacy skills, with disadvantaged students showing the most significant gains, according to a large and well-designed study (pdf).

More than 3,000 kids in 48 schools across England participated in weekly discussions about concepts such as truth, justice, friendship, and knowledge, with time carved out for silent reflection, question making, question airing, and building on one another’s thoughts and ideas.

Postcards from the Rainbow Mountains in Peru



Ausangate is a mountain of the Willkanuta mountain range in the Andes of Peru




Geology IN

Rich and poor teens spend similar amounts of time online, but it's what they're doing online that really matters.

Rich and poor teens spend similar amounts of time online, but it's what they're doing online that really matters.

[Vietnamization, analogy] Sam Rainsy video: ទិដ្ឋភាព ប្រទេស កម្ពុជា កាលពី ៥០ឆ្នាំ មុន | Aspects of Cambodia 50 years ago / ខួបទី៥០ នៃដំណើរ ទស្សនកិច្ច របស់លោក ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល នៅប្រទេស កម្ពុជា | 50th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s visit to Cambodia

២៧ សីហា ២០១៦ | 27 August 2016
ទិដ្ឋភាព ប្រទេស កម្ពុជា កាលពី ៥០ឆ្នាំ មុន | Aspects of Cambodia 50 years ago
ខួបទី៥០ នៃដំណើរ ទស្សនកិច្ច របស់លោក ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល នៅប្រទេស កម្ពុជា | 50th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s visit to Cambodia
បន្តិចទៀតនេះ គឺ ជាខួប ទី៥០ នៃដំណើរ ទស្សនកិច្ច ជាប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ របស់ ប្រធានាធិបតី បារាំង លោកឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ហ្សាល ដឺហ្គោល (Charles de Gaulle) ពីថ្ងៃ ៣០ សីហា ដល់ថ្ងៃ ២ កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៦៦ តាមសេចក្តីអញ្ជើញ ពីសម្តេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ ព្រះប្រមុខរដ្ឋ នៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រ កម្ពុជា នៅពេលនោះ។ 
សម្តេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ ធ្លាប់តែ គោរព និងស្រលាញ់ លោកឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល ដែលព្រះអង្គ បានយកធ្វើ ជាគម្រូ។  លោកឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល ជាវីរបុរស សម្រាប់ ជនជាតិបារាំង ដោយសារតែ លោក បានតស៊ូ រំដោះ ប្រទេសបារាំង ពីពួកអាល្លឺម៉ង់ ណាហ្ស៊ី (Nazi) ដែលបានឈ្លានពាន មកលើទឹកដី បារាំង ពីឆ្នាំ ១៩៤០ ដល់ឆ្នាំ ១៩៤៤។  ក្នុងរយៈពេល ៤ ឆ្នាំនោះ លោកឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល បាននិរទេសខ្លួន ទៅប្រទេស អង់គ្លេស ដើម្បី រៀបចំ និងដឹកនាំ កម្លាំង ទ័ពបារាំង ស្នេហាជាតិ។  ដោយមាន ការគាំទ្រ ពីកងទ័ព អង់គ្លេស និងកងទ័ព អាមេរិកាំង, កម្លាំងទ័ពបារាំង ស្នេហាជាតិ បានរំដោះ ប្រទេសបារាំង ពីបរទេស ឈ្លានពាន។  
ចំពោះ សម្តេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ ក៏ព្រះអង្គ បានធ្វើ ដូចលោក ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល អញ្ចឹងដែរ។  ពេលកងទ័ព ប្រទេស វៀតណាម បានឈ្លានពាន មកលើទឹកដី ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ពីឆ្នាំ ១៩៧៩ ដល់ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១, សម្តេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ ក៏បានតស៊ូ ពីក្រៅប្រទេស ដើម្បី រំដោះ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ពីបរទេស ឈ្លានពាន។  តាមការប្រយុទ្ធ ផ្លូវសឹក លើសមរភូមិផង និងតាម ការប្រយុទ្ធ ផ្លូវនយោបាយ និងផ្លូវទូត លើឆាក អន្តរជាតិផង, ការតស៊ូ របស់ សម្តេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ បាននាំមក នូវកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀង ទីក្រុងប៉ារីស ថ្ងៃ ២៣ តុលា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៩១។  កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងនេះ បានតម្រូវ ឲ្យប្រទេស វៀតណាម ដកកងទ័ព របស់ខ្លួន ទាំងអស់ ចេញ ពីប្រទេស កម្ពុជា។
សូម ស្តាប់សុន្ទរកថា (ដកស្រង់) របស់លោក ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ដឺហ្គោល នៅភ្នំពេញ ថ្ងៃ ១ កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ ១៩៦៦ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaAo754d5c

In a few days we should commemorate the 50th anniversary of French President General Charles de Gaulle’s historic state visit to Cambodia from 30 August to 02 September 1966 at the invitation of HRH Prince Norodom Sihanouk, then Cambodia’s head of state.
Our late King Norodom Sihanouk used to admire and respect General de Gaulle whom he considered as a model of patriotism. General de Gaulle is a national hero for the French people because he fought to liberate his country from the German Nazis who invaded and occupied France from 1940 to 1944. During those four years General de Gaulle went into exile in England from where he organised and commanded French patriotic forces who, with the support of the British and the American armies, eventually liberated France from a foreign aggressor. 
Our late King Norodom Sihanouk acted like General de Gaulle: When the Vietnamese army invaded and occupied Cambodia from 1979 to 1991, our late King led and symbolized the national resistance from abroad in order to liberate Cambodia from a foreign aggressor. The resistance meant fighting militarily on the battlefield in Cambodia but also politically and diplomatically on the international scene. This two-form resistance led to the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements on 23 October 1991, which compelled Vietnam to withdraw all her troops from Cambodia.
To listen to an extract from the historic speech that General de Gaulle made in Phnom Penh on 1st September 1966, please click at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaAo754d5c
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy

www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam.5

[Vietnamization, border] កម្ពុជា, ​វៀតណាម​ នឹង​ពិភាក្សា អំពី​​ សំណើ​ជំនួយ​ បច្ចេកទេស​ ពី​បារាំង​ រឿង​ព្រំដែន​​ នៅ​សប្ដាហ៍​ក្រោយ | Cambodia, Vietnam to discuss about requesting technical assistance from France re border issues next week

វៀតណាម​សង់​​ប៉ុស្តិ៍ ​តំបន់​ស ​រតនគិរី ២០១៦ ៨៥៥
សកម្មភាព​វៀតណាម​កំពុង​សាងសង់​ប៉ុស្តិ៍ នៅ​តំបន់​ស ត្រង់​ចំណុច​អូរកុមារ ក្នុង​ភូមិ ឃុំ​ប៉ក់ញ៉ៃ ស្រុក​អូរយ៉ាដាវ ខេត្ត​រតនគិរី នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​១៧ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។

កម្ពុជា, វៀតណាម​ នឹង​ពិភាក្សា អំពី​​ សំណើ​ជំនួយ​ បច្ចេកទេស​ ពី​បារាំង​ រឿង​ព្រំដែន​​ នៅ​សប្ដាហ៍​ក្រោយ

RFA / វិទ្យុ អាស៊ី សេរី | ២៧ សីហា ២០១៦


ជំនួប ​ទ្វេភាគី​ រវាង ​កម្ពុជា និង​វៀតណាម ស្ដីពី​ ការ​ដោះស្រាយ​ ជម្លោះ​ព្រំដែន ​នៃ​ប្រទេស​ ទាំង​ពីរ នឹង​រៀបចំ ​នៅ​ទីក្រុង ​ភ្នំពេញ នៅ​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទ ទី​២៩ ខែ​សីហា ដើម​សប្ដាហ៍​ក្រោយ។ ភាគី​ទាំង​ពីរ​ នឹង​ពិភាក្សា​ ពី​សេចក្ដី​ព្រាង​លិខិត ​ស្នើ​សុំ​ អន្តរាគមន៍​ ផ្នែក​បច្ចេកទេស ​ព្រំដែន​ ពី​ប្រទេស ​បារាំង។  រដ្ឋាភិបាល ​កម្ពុជា ប្រកាស ​ប្រកាន់​ជំហរ​ ប្រើ​យន្តការ​ ដោះស្រាយ​បញ្ហា​ ដោយ​សន្តិវិធី។  ចំណែក ​ឯ​សមាជិក​ សភា​ គណបក្ស​ប្រឆាំង និង​អ្នក​ស្រាវជ្រាវ​ ព្រំដែន ​ស្វាគមន៍​ ចំពោះ​ យន្តការ​នេះ, ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ ​ពួកគាត់​ ស្នើ​ឲ្យ ​ភាគី​កម្ពុជា បង្ហាញ​តម្លាភាព និង​បើក ​ឲ្យ​មាន​ ការ​ចូលរួម​ ដើម្បី​ ធានា​ប្រសិទ្ធភាព​ ការ​ចរចា​ រឿង​ព្រំដែន​ នេះ។

Saturday, August 27, 2016

[Vietnamization, education, ethnocide] A Culture at Risk, The Vietnamese Occupation and the Resistance


The VIETNAMESE OCCUPATION and the Resistance (chapter 8, complete), Cambodia: A Shattered Society


Excerpts on Education



For ten years, the Vietnamese tried to apply to Cambodia a policy of ethnocide--the destruction of a culture within those who carry it--insidiously carried out, particularly in the beginning, in the educational domain.... [T]he curriculum was based on that of Vietnam.... "Even schools' names come from Vietnamese".... The two military academies established in Phnom Penh did not have Khmer but Vietnamese names, accepted only Vietnamese and Russian professors...




Those who were recruited taught only several hours a day... study of the Vietnamese language.... The Vietnamese experts--who regulated the schedules of students and teachers.... The first edition of books were printed in Ho Chi Minh at Cambodia's expense, even though Phnom Penh had three printing houses in working condition...



Instructors used Vietnamese manuals translated into Khmer or books written by Khmers under the supervision of Vietnamese experts.... By the end of primary school, children of ten years of age had learned, in reading the manual, what was called "political ethics."  Here is what they would have learned: The Khmers should not forget the flesh and blood shed by their Vietnamese brothers, who sacrificed their lives to liberate us from the Pol Pot-Ieng Sary-Khieu Samphan regime. Each day, in accordance with the instructions given by Uncle Ho, we should remember this. We should be full of gratitude for them and bear in mind that no other country except Vietnam contributed to our national salvation and rescued us from this tragedy. And we use this gratitude as a basis for nourishing an unquenchable hatred for Pol Pot-Ieng Sary-Khieu Samphan regime and for other gangs of reactionaries who search, by all possible means, to destroy our revolution and Khmer-Vietnamese solidarity.


"The Khmer, Laotian, and Vietnamese peoples are fraternal peoples who have a common history," Prime Minister Hun Sen emphasized.

Thailand Excluded from the Indochinese Peninsula
...Hanoi clarified elsewhere, excluded Thailand: "After the Second World War, the toponym Indochina was employed in the strict sense to designate only Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. And in the new linguistic context, the term Indochinese peninsula no longer includes anything but the territory of these three countries." The assertion has no geographical basis. Indochina refers to all the countries located between India and China. It took on a restricted definition only in a particular political context--colonization. Under the protectorate Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam comprised French Indochinaunder Vietnamese occupation, the expression lost its initial term and became Indochina, which itself became equivalent to the Indochinese peninsula....

Parents reluctantly permitted their children to take the required courses in the Vietnamese language.


Sam Rainsy video: ស្លាកសញ្ញា គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅខេត្ត ឧត្តរមានជ័យ | CNRP's activities in preparation for the next elections in Oddor Meanchey




២៧ សីហា ២០១៦ / 27 August 2016
សកម្មភាព លើកស្លាកសញ្ញា គណបក្ស សង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅខេត្ត ឧត្តរមានជ័យ ដែលជាជំនួយ ឧបត្ថម្ភ របស់ អាជីវករ នៅក្នុងខេត្តនេះ។
CNRP's activities in preparation for the next elections (raising party signs) in Oddor Meanchey province thanks to the support of local traders, shopkeepers and vendors.

សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy

www.facebook.com/rainsy.sam.5
 

សម្ភាស លោក មូរតុន ក្លារ (Morton Sklar) មេធាវី លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា អំពី ករណីបណ្ដឹង របស់លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា | Interview of Morton Sklar, lawyer for Meach Sovannara


សម្ភាស លោក មូរតុន ក្លារ (Morton Sklar) មេធាវី លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា អំពី ករណីបណ្ដឹង របស់លោក មាជ សុវណ្ណារ៉ា

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

writing

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

TIME | 14 November 2014

U want 2B a better writer?

Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even science — behind writing well.

Our brain works a particular way; so what rules do we need to know to write the way the brain best understands?

To find out the answer I gave Steven Pinker a call.

Steven is a cognitive scientist and linguist at Harvard. He’s also on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
Steven was recently ranked as one of the top 100 most eminent psychologists of the modern era.


Below you’ll learn:
  1. The two key elements that will improve your writing.
  2. The biggest mistake we all make — and how to fix it.
  3. The science behind what makes writing work.
  4. The most pleasant way to improve your knowledge of grammar.
And a lot more. Let’s get to work.

1) Be Visual And Conversational

One third of the human brain is dedicated to vision. So trying to make the reader “see” is a good goal and being concrete has huge effects.

The New Yorker's Comma Queen: hyphen, en dash, em dash


The hyphen (-) is a short bit, used in compound words and to break words between syllables when they run over the end of a line. The en dash (–) is reserved for compound compounds—it’s an overgrown hyphen. The em dash (—) is the mad one, versatile enough to act as comma, semicolon, colon, or hybrid of all three, as well as to indicate an interruption. For instance, writing this introduction has played havoc with my—

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Postcard from Kirirom


Drinking like a fish again

 Seen and heard on Ms. Theary C. Seng's Facebook accounts: 

[Vietnamization, border, Svay Rieng] No Farmland Leased to Vietnamese, Official Says

[Background / related]

Land Leases Continue on Border, CNRP Says

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No Farmland Leased to Vietnamese, Official Says

Cambodia Daily | 27 August 2016

Allegations that landholders in Svay Rieng province are illegally leasing farmland along the border to Vietnamese farmers are unfound­ed, provincial officials said Friday in wrapping up an investigation sought by opposition lawmakers.
Five CNRP lawmakers wrote to Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday asking for his immediate intervention to stop farmers they said had leased more than 400 hectares of land to Vietnam­ese farmers, despite a 2015 order barring the practice.
The lawmakers said more than 196 hectares of land in Tuol Sdei commune, 200 hectares in Chan­trea commune and a 40-hectare plot in Bavet City’s Prasat commune had been improperly leased to Vi­etnamese farmers.
Deputy provincial governor Pich Sovann, who conducted a two-day field investigation with a group of provincial officials that included in­terviews with villagers and commune authorities, said no inappropriate activity was found at any of the sites.
“Local people in two locations in Bavet and Chantrea communes used to lease farmland to Vietnam­ese people, but they completely stopped leasing their farmland since the government issued the directive last year,” he said on Friday.

“The third location, Tuol Sdey, I went to this morning. Of course, the land quality is very poor, so the Cambodian owners need to hire Vietnamese expertise to help them,” he said. But “there is no Cambodian farmers’ land along the border leased recently to Vietnamese people.”

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pseng-Pseng: Hun Sen's Forum Jungle

Pseng-Pseng
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Hun Sen’s Forum Jungle



“In the past, it was my fault.”

CPP Premier Hun Sen, 23 August 2016, Khmer Times


“He [Hun Sen] blamed the lack of on-the-ground enforcement of environmental law on bickering agencies. He blamed the slow pace of land reform on the collectivization policies of Pol Pot, who was thrown out of power more than three decades ago. And he blamed the myriad land disputes triggered by government-approved agribusiness plantations on the failure of local officials to practice his vaunted “tiger skin” policy, whereby pre-existing communities inside the plantations are allowed to keep their land.”

Cambodia Daily reporter Khuon Narim, “At Environmental Forum, Hun Sen Spreads the Blame”, 23 August 2016, The Cambodia Daily


“Previously, they logged right in front of governors, but the governors said they had no right to do anything because it was for the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture to handle. That is why we cannot protect the forest.”

CPP Premier Hun Sen, 23 August 2016, Khmer Times


“The recommendation I gave to fully implement the tiger skin [with economic land concessions] was not followed, so the land disputes happened and forests were destroyed.”

CPP Premier Hun Sen, 23 August 2016, The Cambodia Daily


«ក្រសួង​ទាំង​៦ ដែល​ពាក់ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ព្រៃ​ឈើ ឥឡូវ​ព្រៃ​ឈើ តាម​ដឹង​ វា​នៅ​តែ​បំផ្លាញ បើ​ទោះ​បី​ជា​ឯកឧត្តម សៅ សុខា ឧទ្ធម្ភាគចក្រ​ពីរ​គ្រឿង​ទៅ​ហើយ​ក្តី​ វា​នៅ​តែ​លួច​កាប់។»

នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន ​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​សីហា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦ ​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី


“What you [Thy Sovantha] have raised about officials [taking money and letting offenders go free] is true.”

CPP Premier Hun Sen, 23 August 2016, The Cambodia Daily


“Why do politicians do that [touring provinces]? Honestly, they do it for votes. When I went to visit the grassroots some people said that I just did it for votes. Of course, I would like to declare that I went to find votes.”

CPP Premier Hun Sen, 23 August 2016, Khmer Times



Some intellectuals who blame the opposition for the culture of dead dialogue between the two major parties hail the 22 August Forum on Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources. Their excitement is that the Forum includes all except opposition politicians whom they say are troublemakers. Their monomania is that Hun Sen is the only saviour or problem-solver, without realising that the man may be the problem.

However, the question is: will the Forum produce the desired protection and conservation? Unlikely.

First, the five-hour Forum fails to allow a sufficient interactive exchange of ideas. “Forum” is usually defined as an assembly for an open discussion of subjects, not a soliloquy. It is hardly a discussion when Hun Sen mostly monopolises the microphone, digressing into politics and berating his political opponents for issues outside the agenda.

Second, the premier demonstrates how little he understands why he fails. Though Hun Sen admits it is his fault that the natural resources have been destroyed, he goes on to deflect blames onto others, including Pol Pot who would turn over in his grave if he heard Hun Sen implicating him for the destructions. Back to the living, Hun Sen implies provincial governors and ministers do not know their roles and responsibilities. He describes the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries as having “one head and three tails”, which resembles the beast his regime has recently been compared to. The admission of fault is not sincere, and the excuses are irresponsible.

Third, his prime-ministerial authority has been undermined; his initiatives to combat the forest destructions flop. His orders and recommendations are largely ignored. General Sao Sokha, to whom Hun Sen has given two helicopters, machine guns, and a direct order to shoot illegal loggers, has taken numerous helicopter rides, but not fired a single round. Hun Sen’s “tiger skin” recommendation to avoid land disputes is overlooked. He says illegal loggings and land disputes are continuing unabated.


The Art of Gracious Leadership

Hillary Clinton after a campaign stop in Reno, Nev., on Thursday. Credit Max Whittaker for The New York Times        

The Art of Gracious Leadership

International New York Times | 26 August 2016

David Brooks
Lately I’ve been thinking about experience. Donald Trump lacks political experience, and the ineptitude caused by his inexperience is evident every day. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton is nothing if not experienced. Her ship is running smoothly, and yet as her reaction to the email scandal shows once again, there’s often a whiff of inhumanity about her campaign that inspires distrust.

So I’ve been thinking that it’s not enough to be experienced. The people in public life we really admire turn experience into graciousness.

Those people, I think, see their years as humbling agents. They see that, more often than not, the events in our lives are perfectly designed to lay bare our chronic weaknesses and expose some great whopping new ones.

Sooner or later life teaches you that you’re not the center of the universe, nor quite as talented or good as you thought. It teaches you to care less about what others think and, less self-conscious, to get out of your own way.

People who are gracious also understand the accuracy of John Keats’s observation that “Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.” You can learn some truth out of a book or from the mouth of a friend, but somehow wisdom is not lodged inside until its truth has been engraved by some moment of humiliation, delight, disappointment, joy or some other firsthand emotion.
The mistakes just have to be made.

Gracious people are humble enough to observe that the best things in life are usually undeserved — the way the pennies of love you invest in children get returned in dollars later on; the kindness of strangers; the rebirth that comes after a friend’s unexpected and overawing act of forgiveness.