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Thursday, 7.6.2007: Prime Minister Asks Different Countries to Help Cambodia Get High Oil Income

Posted on 8 June 2007. Filed under: Week 511 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 511

“Kandal: Samdech Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia, asked different countries to turn their concern about the spending of money from oil to focus on encouraging their companies to share the highest benefits from oil with Cambodia.

“Prime Minister Hun Sen said this during the inauguration of the construction site of Prek Ta Meak Bridge in Kandal on the morning of 6 June 2007.

“Samdech Prime Minister said, ‘They never speak about their getting high income, but they are concerned about our income from oil which has not yet been received.’ Samdech Hun Sen said, ‘All countries should from now on help first to negotiate with the foreign companies, in order to encourage them to give [big] shares to Cambodia.’

“Samdech continued, ‘The countries involved are China, Japan, America, and Australia – they have oil companies doing business in Cambodia. They should tell those companies to give big shares to Cambodia.’ Second is that when taxation laws are made, Samdech will wait and see, which countries will demand Cambodia to reduce taxes.

“Samdech Hun Sen said, ‘For instance, as for Chevron of America, the US Embassy should speak with the company so that it gives big shares to Cambodia.’

“Samdech Prime Minister went on to say that he is really tired of this, because the oil is still under the sea, but they make accusations of corruption. Samdech Hun Sen continued, ‘From today on, they should stop speaking about this issue, but turn to speak about how we can get a high income share from oil. For us, the most important thing is to get high income from oil.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4304, 7.6.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Thursday, 7 June 2007

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1359, 7.6.2007

  • People in Kompong Svay Commune, Kien Svay, Are Threatened [by businesspeople] to Sell Their Land Cheaply [Kandal]
  • Suicide Bombing in Iraq Kills 39 People

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6059, 7.6.2007

  • Government Considers One-Village-One-Product to Be National Policy

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3178, 7.6.2007

  • Global Witness Pushes Donor Countries to Pressure Hun Sen to Punish Loggers in Kompong Thom
  • Municipality Plans to Remove Memorial of Those Who Died in Grenade Attack on 30 March 1997; Mr. Sam Rainsy: Then Yuon [Vietnamese] Memorial Must Be Removed Too

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4304, 7.6.2007

  • World Bank Provides $18.5 Million Aid to Reduce Electricity Prices [by constructing power supplies from Laotian and Vietnamese borders]
  • Mr. Chhang Song [former Cambodian People’s Party senator who was dismissed six years ago] Becomes Advisor to Royal Government Equal to Position of Minister
  • Construction Site of Prek Ta Meak Bridge Opened under Chinese Loan of More Than $43 Million [Khsach Kandal, Kandal]
  • Prime Minister Asks Different Countries to Help Cambodia Get High Oil Income

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3055, 7.6.2007

  • Prime Minister Frightens Society, Because He Says if He Would Lose in Elections and Fail to Be Prime Minister… [he said land prices would tumble without him]
  • Prime Minister Expresses Concerned about Oil Output, after Strong Criticisms

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #420, 7.6.2007

  • Simon Taylor [Director of Global Witness] Says Hun Neng [Kompong Cham Governor and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s brother] Prepared to Attack Global Witness Staff in Order to Hide Forest Crimes [Hun Neng said to journalists on 5 May in Phnom Penh that if Global Witness staff come to Cambodia again, he will hit them on the head]

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