Wednesday, 20.2.2008: The Inauguration Ceremony of a Memorial Tablet with the Seven Sins List of Mahatma Gandhi

Posted on 21 February 2008. Filed under: Week 548 |

Gandhi’s “Seven Sins”

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 548

“On 18 February 2008, the governor of the Phnom Penh municipality, Mr. Kep Chuk Tema, presided over the inauguration ceremony of a memorial tablet with a list of the Seven Sins of the Indian statesman Mahatma Gandhi, with the participation of an Indian minister as well as the ambassador of the Republic of India. Local and international visitors also participated in the ceremony.

“The Seven Sins list states:

  1. Politics without principle.
  2. Wealth without work.
  3. Pleasure without conscience.
  4. Knowledge without character.
  5. Commerce without morality.
  6. Science without humanity.
  7. Worship without sacrifice.

“The Indian Union Water Resources Minister Mr. Saifuddin Soz, who participated in the ceremony, said that Phnom Penh is growing in almost all sectors under the leadership of the governor of the Phnom Penh municipality, Mr. Kep Chuk Tema.

“The Indian minister continued that Mahatma [“the Great Soul”] is the father of independence and of peace for India, and the preacher of non-violence. India and Cambodia comply with this message in order to make the whole country peaceful and non-violent.

The governor of the Phnom Penh municipality, Mr. Kep Chuk Tema, said that the memorial tablet with the Seven Sins list of the Indian statesman and father of world peace, Mahatma Gandhi, is set up in the Dragon Park in Phnom Penh, next to his statue.

The memorial tablet with the Seven Sins list, engraved in gold script on a 0.80 by 1.50 meters marble stone, and adorned with an Angkorian base, was constructed by the Phnom Penh municipality under the direction of Samdech Akak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. This statue is set up in Phnom Penh as a symbol for the whole nation, as all people must unite together in a peaceful and non-violent manner. It is also to serve as a solemn emblem of the bond of friendship between Cambodia and India.

At this occasion, Mr. Kep Chuk Tema expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude for the invaluable heroism of Mahatma Gandhi, saying that he is not only the father of peace for India but he is also the father of peace for the world. This list will eternally touch the hearts of all Cambodians to stick to non-violence in the course of building and protecting the nation.” Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1571, 19.2.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Wednesday, 20 February 2008


Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #57, 20-26.2.2008

  • People Still Suffer because the Sok Kong Company and the Phanimex Company Hold Papers Authorizing Them to Grab Land
  • The Head of the Asian Development Bank [Kuroda Haruhiko] Affirms that More Than US$1.1 Billion Development Money Has Been Provided by the Asian Development Bank to Cambodia


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1571, 19.2.2008

  • The Inauguration Ceremony of a Memorial Tablet with the Seven Sins List of Mahatma Gandhi


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1572, 20.2.2008

  • Cambodia and Vietnam Discuss Sites of [three] National Radio Stations [in Svay Rieng, Kampot, and Mondolkiri – donated by Vietnam]
  • [TV5 producer] Char Rithy Explained [on 19 February] Lawsuit of [Female] Singer Meng Keopechda by Saying ‘$1,000 for Singing One Song Is Too Expensive’


Khmer Amatak, Vol.9, #558, 20.2.2008

  • To Be Fair, the Ruling Party Should Not Use Money to Buy Voters’ Feelings


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6276, 20.2.2008

  • National Election Committee Announces Schedule for Registration of Parties and Candidates [from 28 April to 12 May]
  • French Experts Come to Do Research on Rubber Plantations in Cambodia


Rasmei Angkor, Vol.15, #1281, 20.2.2008

  • Eng Chhay Ieng [secretary-general of the Sam Rainsy Party]: Welcome, Krom Preah [Prince Ranariddh], to Join [the Sam Rainsy Party]


Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #625, 20.2.2008

  • [President of Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association] Rong Chhun Asks [Minister of Labor and Vocational Training] Vong Soth to Issue an Order for Owners of Karaoke Parlors to Respect the Labor Law

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