Friday, 20.4.2007: Director General Of National Police Proud About Cooperation With The US Federal Bureau Of Investigation

Posted on 21 April 2007. Filed under: Week 504 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 504

“Phnom Penh: General Hok Lundy, the Director General of National Police, expressed his optimism about the cooperation between the [Cambodian] National Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] of the United States of America.

“He expressed this opinion in an interview with CTN [Cambodian Television Network] which was broadcast on Thursday. He is invited by the FBI for an official visit to the United States of America starting from Friday, 20 April.

“He said that during the visit of him and a delegation from the National Police, he may meet with secretaries of three important US ministries, such as the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, as well as with representatives of the FBI and the Office of National Drug Control Policy [? – or the Organized Crime/Drug Investigation Program? – translated terminology not sure].

“He stated that his visit is really important in order to exchange opinions over prevention of terrorism, cross-border crimes, and drug trafficking, which he considers Cambodia cannot solve alone – it has to cooperate with other countries.

“He added that during the visit he will also meet with the leaders of the Department of State which will focus on actions and measures to prevent trafficking of women and children. He said, ‘We also want to do in Cambodia what the big power countries have done well. We don’t want others to criticize us any longer.’

“Concerning the visit, the Director General expects that the Cambodian police and the FBI will continue to strengthen their cooperation in order to prevent terrorism, drug trafficking, and cross-border crimes which are of joint concern in the region and globally.

“In response to this, he also plans to invite the presidents of the FBI and of the Office of National Drug Control Policy [? – or the Organized Crime/Drug Investigation Program?] to visit Cambodia in order to exchange ideas and experience with each other.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4263, 20.4.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Friday, 20 April 2007

Areyathor, Vol.13, #1230, 20-21.4.2007

  • 54 People Dead And Nearly 500 Injured During Khmer New Year [countrywide – according to a report from the Ministry of Interior]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1318, 20.4.2007

  • Sam Rainsy Plans To Meet Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng Over Broad Plan On Decentralization in Government
  • Cambodian Center For Human Rights Reduces Staff By 70% [after former president Kem Sokha entered politics]
  • Ministry Of Social Affairs Plans To Help 3,000 Homeless People Per Year [with vocational training]

Khmer Mekong, Vol.5, #260, 19-20.4.2007

  • Born Samnang And Sok Sam Oeun [accused of murder of Chea Vichea, former head of the Cambodian Free Trade Union of Workers] Unlikely To Appeal, But To Ask For Amnesty From The King

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6018, 20.4.2007

  • Murder of Trade Union Head Chea Vichea: International Labor Organization Demands Investigation By Independent Group

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3137, 20.4.2007

  • Condemnation Of Hok Lundy [director general of National Police] By Human Rights Watch And Mr. Ron Abney [former Cambodia resident director of the US based International Republican Institute] Surprises Washington
  • Sellers at Shopping Center Soriya React Against Announcement Which Forces Them To Buy Stalls For Ten Years’ Time [Phnom Penh]
  • Chiefs Of Military Region 4 Use People As Shields To Grab Land At Dangrek Mountains [Oddar Meanchey]

Rasmei Angkor, Vol.14, #1170, 20.4.2007

  • National Election Committee Rejects Sam Rainsy Party’s Request For Repetition Of Elections In Poipet Commune [Banteay Meanchey]
  • Many Funcinpec Officials Join CPP

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4263, 20.4.2007

  • National Police Director General [Hok Lundy] Proud About Cooperation With US Federal Bureau of Investigation [as he is invited by the FBI to visit USA]

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3015, 20.4.2007

  • Corruption And Foreign Debt Become Serious Problems In Khmer Society [says an unnamed senior official of the Ministry of Economy and Finance]
  • [Through an interview with Radio Free Asia] Samdech Krom Preah Speaks About His Wish To Return To The Country To Restore Democracy In Cambodia

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #379, 20.4.2007

  • Keo Puth Rasmey [new Funcinpec president] Plans To Leave Funcinpec [after Funcinpec has got very few votes in commune elections – according to a Funcinpec official]; Uk Phalla [Ranariddh’s unmarried partner] Prepares To Leave Ranariddh [because he is no longer powerful]
  • Does Government Sell Khmer Embassy Land In Bangkok At US$20 Million? [yes]

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