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Saturday, 14.7.2007: Fruit of Samdech Hun Sen’s Visit to Japan: Japanese Delegation of State and Private Companies Will Visit Cambodia

Posted on 14 July 2007. Filed under: Week 516 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 516

“Phnom Penh: According to a press release of the Japanese Embassy in the Kingdom of Cambodia on 13 July, a delegation of state and private companies of Japan will come to visit Cambodia from 16 to 20 July 2007 as a result of the signing of agreements on the liberalization, promotion, and protection of investments between Japan and Cambodia during Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen’s visit to Japan in June 2007. The delegation, will be led by Mr. Yamamoto Kôzô, Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, accompanied by a number of officials of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and 30 businesspeople from Japanese companies.

“During the visit from 17 to 18 July 2007, Mr. Yamamoto will meet with Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and other leaders of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The delegation will visit Sihanoukville Port on 19 July 2007.

“The plan of the visit of the Japanese delegation of state and private companies to Cambodia includes, besides meeting with Samdech Prime Minister, also to meet with Mr. Keat Chhon, Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance on 17 July. On 18 July the delegation will meet with Mr. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Council of Ministers, and with Mr. Suy Sem, Minister of Industry, Mines, and Energy, and also with Mr. Kim Sithan, the Acting Minister of Commerce.

“On 19 July 2007, the delegation will also meet with Mr. Lou Kim Chhon, the Director-General of the Sihanoukville Privatized Port Administration. The delegation’s plan includes also a visit to Siem Reap on 20 July, the final day of the visit.

“Such a visit has never taken place before, that such a group of investors especially from Japan came to visit. It is a result of the recent visit to Japan by the head of the Royal Government of Cambodia.” Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6091, 14-15.7.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Saturday, 14 July 2007

Chakraval, Vol.15, #2697, 14.7.2007

  • Five Sam Rainsy Party Parliamentarians [names not mentioned] Prepare to Leave Sam Rainsy Party [because they are disappointed for not being able to be priority parliamentary candidates]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1391, 14.7.2007

  • Samdech Krom Preah Orders Closure of the Negotiations [with Funcinpec] Starting from This Hour
  • People Concerned about Bird Flu Epidemic through Eggs and Chicken Bones Imported without Testing [from Thailand – Battambang]


Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6091, 14-15.7.2007

  • Fruit of Samdech Hun Sen’s Visit to Japan: Japanese Delegation of State and Private Companies Will Visit Cambodia
  • Samdech Prime Minister Urges Officials to Be Responsible by Learning Experiences from the Plane Crash
  • National Election Committee Deletes Ghost Names [of dead people]; From 15 September Starts the Time for Registration of Voters
  • America Provides 49 Laptops to Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
  • South Korea Transports Fuel to Provide to North Korea [in exchange for suspension of nuclear program]
  • US Congress Votes to Demand Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3210, 14-15.7.2007

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy Demands Independent People to Clean Voter Lists


Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #452, 14.7.2007

  • Yuon [Vietnam] Sends Chief Monk Tim Sakhan [who has recently been defrocked on accusation of perpetrating an offense against the Buddhist law, because he broke the unity between Vietnam and Cambodia] from Military Region 9 [Vietnam] to Be Detained in Takeo Prison
  • New Scenario [an offer decided by Funcinpec standing committee]: Samdech Krom Preah Will Be President of Funcinpec, Keo Puth Rasmey Will Be President of Standing Committee, and Nhek Bun Chhay Will Be Funcinpec Secretary-General

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Friday, 13.7.2007: IRI Surveys that Well-Educated People in Cambodia Have No Confidence in Hun Sen’s Leadership

Posted on 14 July 2007. Filed under: Week 516 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 516

“The [US based] International Republican Institute [IRI] conducted a survey among well educated people in Cambodia and found that they have no confidence in Prime Minister Hun Sen’s leadership.

“The survey was conducted among students of lower secondary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and among intellectuals, and it found that most of those surveyed said they have no confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, because he speaks more than he does.

“The survey focused particularly on many failures in Mr. Hun Sen’s leadership, such as fighting corruption, use of violence, solving of land issues, suppression of peaceful demonstrations which are allowed by the Constitution, and the eviction of citizens to the suburbs in order to loot their land to sell and share it with his partisans.

“Ms. Pong Chiv Kek, the President of LICADHO [Dr. Kek Galabru, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights] agreed with the result of the survey for the point that Mr. Hun Sen speaks more than he does.

“The result of the survey says Mr. Hun Sen speaks much, for example, he released an order to crack down on gang members and to take action against officials and Oknhas [a title bestowed on a wealthy person who has donated at least US$100,000 to some charitable or socially relevant cause] who grab citizens’ land, but the order and the actions do not work, the suppression of illegal fishing does not work, and powerful and rich people are allowed to continue to grab the land of citizens.

“However, the survey was conducted only among those who are well educated, especially those who get appropriate information. But the citizens in rural areas are easy to be deceived by politicians, for example, some wicked politicians give them only Riel 3,000 [US$0.75] or Riel 5,000 [US$1.25], or one [piece of textile for a] sarong, or 300 grams of MSG [monosodium glutamate, as a food additive], and force them to take an oath – and they will vote for them by not understanding the value of their own vote, which may help them to live happily or to live in difficulty for the next five years.” Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #451, 13.7.2007

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Friday, 13 July 2007


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1390, 13.7.2007

  • Germany Plans to Help Cambodia Link Power Supplies from Vietnam to Takeo and Kampot
  • Prek Bra Orphanage Receives [$153,893] Aid Money from Red Crescent Organization of the United Arab Emirates [Meanchey, Phnom Penh]
  • 70 Families Accuse Svay Park Subdistrict Chief of Secretly Issuing Title to Take Route Land [Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh]
  • Iran Plans to Hang 20 Rapists
  • Numbers of Deaths in Floods in China Increases to Nearly 400
  • North Korea Takes Action to Close Bars, Karaoke Parlors, and Internet Café [as an attempt to prevent the influx of South Korean pop culture]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6090, 13.7.2007

  • German Ambassador [Pius Fisher] Ends Mandate and Says Farewell to Mr. Sok An

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3209, 13.7.2007

  • Government Spokesperson [Khieu Kanharith] Affirmed That Returning of [defrocked] Monk [Tim Sakhan, on accusation of perpetrating an offense against the Buddhist law, because he broke the unity between Vietnam and Cambodia] to Kampuchea Krom [in Vietnam] Is Legal
  • Mr. Sam Rainsy: Corruption Strongly Spreads, Making Investors Hesitant; Trading in Cambodia Seriously Declines
  • Ok Socheat and Serey Kosal [advisors to Prince Ranariddh] Officially Join Funcinpec

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4335, 13.7.2007

  • Funcinpec Wants Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] to Meet with Keo Puth Rasmey [Funcinpec president] for Discussion
  • Germany Provides Assistance for Arrangement of Green Belt Area around Siem Reap

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3085, 13.7.2007

  • Sam Rainsy Party and Human Rights Party Exchange Politicians with Each Other, Making People Get Bored
  • [NGO Human Rights] Action Committee Concerned about Missing Monk Tim Sakhan

Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #451, 13.7.2007

  • IRI Surveys that Well-Educated People in Cambodia Have No Confidence in Hun Sen’s Leadership
  • 19 Yuon [Vietnamese] Associations in Cambodia Are [Vietnamese] Local Administration Structure
  • Editor-in-Chief and 17 Translators of Cambodge Soir Finally Resign [because there is no solution to continue the publication]

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