Thursday, 10.4.2008: Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Calls on the Authorities to Retain Neutrality towards All Political Parties

Posted on 10 April 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 555

“Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has called again authorities of all levels to maintain security for the process of free and fair elections without violence, threats, and intimidation, so that the elections will proceed smoothly in an atmosphere where everyone is safe, and he asked the local authorities to provide neutrality to all political parties in the upcoming election campaign.

“Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen said this during the inauguration ceremony of buildings of the Hun Sen-Kompong Ampil High School in Pear Reang district, Prey Veng, on the morning of 8 April. Samdech Dekchor said that the best choice for a country, which has just got up from war and fragility towards national unity, is to maintain what we have already had in our hands not to be lost – peace. He continued that in the world nowadays, if we watch television, there are many battles every day which cause deaths and separation. However, Cambodia has been peaceful and we should preserve this firmly. Samdech Dekchor went on that he hopes all citizens are able to think and understand this issue as the main and an important one.

“Samdech Hun Sen also welcomed the newly created parties set up to participate in the upcoming national elections, considering that this is the freedom of the Cambodian people, although they know that they will not win even one seat. Samdech asked for all local authorities to be neutral to all political parties during the forthcoming election campaign.

“Samdech also appealed to all political parties to be patient and not to insult each other during the approaching New Year’s Day, to promote the happiness which is usual every year during the Khmer New Year..

“He continued that voting for anyone is up to the citizens; for Samdech, if people vote for him, he will still be the prime minister, and if people no longer vote for him, Samdech will have much free time to play chess and golf.

“The achievements inaugurated in the Hun Sen-Kompong Ampil High School consist of six school buildings equal to 32 rooms, and a bureau equal to 3 rooms, 30 sewing machines, 15 computers, 3 printers, 1 photocopier, and 1 generator.

“It should be remrmbered that Prey Veng is a province which obtained schools as presents of Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen and his wife, in total 235 buildings equal to 139 rooms; separately, Pear Raeng received 21 school buildings which consist of 111 rooms.

“During that occasion, Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen also provided 14 other new school buildings which have 88 rooms, to schools in Pear Raeng district, Prey Veng.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol. 16, #4563, 10.4.2008

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

Chuoy Khmer, Vol.2, #82, 10.4.2008

  • Human Rights Groups React to Yuon [Vietnamese] Black-Clad Armed Forces and Police Who Wounded Five Kampuchea Krom Khmer Citizens with Bullets [during their protest over rights, and over land grabbed by Vietnamese authorities – on 9 April 2008, in An Yang, Vietnam]
  • [Human Rights Party president] Kem Sokha: If the Government Exports Rice but Does Not Store It, There Will Be Rice Crisis
  • Casinos in Cambodia Are Sites of Money Laundering [of dishonest people who sell drugs by transferring their money into the casinos to become legal money]


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1615, 10.4.2008

  • Civil Servants and Citizens in Neak Loeang Are Worried about the Increase of the Electricity Price [Prey Veng]


Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #12, 10-18.4.2008

  • UNDP: Citizens in Remote Areas Do Not Trust the Court System [because of their law unawareness and the corruption of judges and court officials]


Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #134, 10.4.2008

  • [Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarian from Phnom Penh] Yim Sovann Calls on Sar Kheng to Prevent the Opening of Illegal Gambling Countrywide
  • Sam Rainsy Confirmed that He Will No Longer Be Cheated by Ranariddh and Will Not Join with [Human Rights Party president] Kem Sokha


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6319, 10.4.2008

  • Developing Nation Does Not Depend Just on Words [but depends on those who can achieve something practically]; Please Don’t Make the New Year Angel Angry on the Occasion of the Upcoming New Year [says Prime Minister Hun Sen]


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3435, 10.4.2008

  • Corruption in Some State Institutions Is the Cause That Makes Prices of Goods Skyrocket
  • Serious Land Disputes Would Lead to Danger for More and More Citizens’ Lives
  • National Election Committee Rejects Requests by US National Democracy Institute; This Shows that the Elections Will Not Be Fair
  • Besides Australia, There Is Not Any Other Country that Dedicates More Funds for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal


Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4563, 10.4.2008

  • Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Calls on the Authorities to Retain Neutrality towards All Political Parties

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One Response to “Thursday, 10.4.2008: Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Calls on the Authorities to Retain Neutrality towards All Political Parties”

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What the Prime Minster appeal seems attractive
and it sound that the prime minister seem to know
nothing about the local authority or what he said
is just to attract the foreigner, donor in particular,
that he is political mature.

But everybody will know that the local authority will
never be neutral. Teum Norn case in which SRP activist
was charged and prisoned of illegal detention show
what is the stance of the local authority. There are
many case related non-rulling political party’s activist
but the local authority never care.

But when the case is related to the CPP, you can see
only a very few days after the prime minister’s speech,
the case was brought to the court and arrest SRP’s activist
without indept-investigation.

So, personally, what the prime minister appeal just a showcase.


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