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Monday, 4.6.2007: Action of Royal Government: Ministry of Information Asks Ministry of Interior to Ban Global Witness Documents

Posted on 4 June 2007. Filed under: Week 511 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 511

“Phnom Penh: On 3 June 2007, the Ministry of Information wrote to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, asking for cooperation to ban and confiscate the report published by Global Witness, entitled, ‘Cambodia’s Family Trees,’ that politically accuses the Royal Government of Cambodia of supporting and encouraging illegal logging in Cambodia, especially it personally accuses the head of the Royal Government in an attempt to provoke political hostility in the country, which is beyond the task of this organization.

“The ban and the confiscation of the report are not related to the freedom of the press and the freedom of information, to which the Royal Government always adheres, but it is an action which is legally taken against the act of the staff members of one non-government organization, who use their organization’s name to serve their political purpose. Previously, what made Global Witness lose its role as a partner of the Royal Government of Cambodia is that the representatives of this organization came to work as opponents, contradicting the agreement signed, that it had to play a role as assistant of the Royal Government. The Royal Government of Cambodia would like to state that Cambodia continues to be always prepared to cooperate with non-government organizations, in order to join with their activities for development in Cambodia.” Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6056, 4.6.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Monday, 4 June 2007

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1356, 3-4.6.2007

  • Government Reacts against Web Site of ASEAN General Secretariat in Indonesia [which says Cambodia covers an area of 181,000 square kilometers only]

Khmer Amatak, Vol.8, #479, 4.6.2007

  • Debts to China Continue Strangling Khmer People

Khmer Mekong, Vol.5, #276, 3-5.6.2007

  • US Denies Pressuring Vietnam for Hun Sen’s Resignation

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6056, 4.6.2007

  • Action of Royal Government: Ministry of Information Asks Ministry of Interior to Ban Global Witness Documents
  • Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Pushes Mr. Keo Puth Rasmey [President of Funcinpec] to Remove His Title as Historical Guide of Funcinpec

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3175, 4.6.2007

  • US Embassy in Cambodia Fully Supports Report of Global Witness on Deforestation in Tum Ring Commune [Sandan, Kompong Thom]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4301, 3-4.6.2007

  • More Than 20,000 Sugar Palms Planted along Cambodian-Vietnamese Border [Koh Thom, Kandal]
  • Vietnam Orders Destruction of 17 Kinds of Soy Sauce That Causes Cancer [the soy sauce contains too much 3-MCPD, a carcinogen]; Beware that It Will Not Be Imported to Cambodia
  • [17-year-old] Girl Raped [by four boys] Until She Is Unconscious [two rapists are arrested – Mondol Seima, Koh Kong]

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3052, 3-4.6.2007

  • Sam Rainsy Shows Position of Wanting the Presence of Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] in the Country to Participate in Elections

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #417, 3-4.6.2007

  • It Is Difficult for Actresses to Keep Away from Poisonous Large Black Bumble Bees’ Requests [powerful high ranking officials’ – requests for attention and sex – article speaks about violence against actresses]

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