Tuesday, 20.11.2007: Cambodian Prime Minister Blames Western Countries for Sanctions against Burma; As for Laos, It Opposes the Sanctions

Posted on 21 November 2007. Filed under: Week 535 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 535

“During the participation in the 13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore, the Cambodian and the Laotian Prime Ministers blamed the western countries that impose economic sanctions against Burma.

“According to a report by Reuters from 18 November, Samdech Prime Minister of Cambodia and the Laotian Prime Minister opposed the economic sanctions by western countries on Burma, imposed after the authorities of Burma had cracked down on democratic demonstrations in September.

“Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen said in a trade forum on Sunday, ‘Economic sanctions are not good. Western countries will not make the Burmese leaders die, but they will provide a big disaster to the civilians.’

“Mr. Bouasone Bouphanvanh, the Laotian Prime Minister, said, ‘We do not accept sanctions or economic embargoes against Burma.’

“The reactions of the two leaders were made public when they traveled to Singapore to participate in the 13th ASEAN Summit, to be conducted from 18 to 21 November.

“Burma is also a member of ASEAN, though it has been ruled by a military regime for nearly 20 years. Sanctions by western counties, especially by the United States, were imposed in October, after the regime in Burma suppressed democratic demonstrations led by monks, during which 15 people were killed.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4441, 20.11.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Chuoy Khmer, Vol.1, #19, 20-21.11.2007

  • Luxury Wood Traders Use New Method to Transport Wood from Forests by Helicopter; Chan Sarun [Minister of Agriculture] and Mok Mareth [Minister of Environment] Are Asleep [mocking – information according to an unnamed source]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1497, 20.11.2007

  • Samdech Euv [the Father King] Recalls Justice Provided by the Cambodian People’s Party for the Throne
  • Khiev Samphan Taken from Hospital to the [Khmer Rouge] Tribunal to Be Informed about the Charges
  • Mr. Kem Sokha [President of the Human Rights Party] Officially Rejects Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh’s Request [for joining with other parties]
  • Kompong Tralach District Forestry Officials Extort $1,900 from Three Cars Transporting Luxury Wood [Kompong Chhnang]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6197, 20.11.2007

  • Perpetrators Who Shot a Teacher to Death and Raped His Girlfriend [in Samaki Meanchey, Kompong Chhnang] Arrested
  • Cambodian Scouts Prepares to Go Camping in Oral Mountain, Kompong Speu
  • Interruption of IT System Delays Issuing of Motorcycle License Plates More Than One Month [Phnom Penh]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3316, 20.11.2007

  • Khiev Samphan, Last Khmer Rouge Leader, Is Arrested; Hearing of Duch Is to Be Held This Tuesday Morning
  • Mr. Sam Rainsy Concerned about [former] Khmer Rouge Leaders Who Have Been Detained, for Fear that They Might Be Killed by Injections
  • Four Other Khmer Krom Monks [in Banteay Meanchey] Face Accusations Like Tim Sakhan [who has been defrocked on accusation of having perpetrated an offense against the Buddhist law, because he is accused to have destroyed the harmony between Vietnam and Cambodia, now jailed in Vietnam]
  • Government Sells Sites of Three Departments of Ministry of Labor under the Pretext of Exchanging Them for Other Properties
  • Corrupt Municipal Police Increase Armed Robberies

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4441, 20.11.2007

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Blames Western Countries for Sanctions on Burma; As for Laos, It Opposes the Sanctions
  • Khiev Samphan Arrested and Sent to Khmer Rouge Tribunal

  • Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.14, #3190, 20.11.2007

    • Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Welcomes that More Than 1,000 Activists from Different Parties Join the Norodom Ranariddh Party in Prey Veng
    • People Criticize Government for Allowing Kompong Cham Authorities to Fill Up the Huge Lake Beong Snay

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