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Tuesday, 29.4.2008: Samdech Prime Minister Grants an Audience to South Korean Energy Technology Company

Posted on 29 April 2008. Filed under: Week 558 |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 558

“Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, received Mr. Lee Sang-Sun, the president of an energy technology company from the Republic of Korea on the morning of 28 April 2008 at his house in Takhmao, Kandal.

“Samdech Prime Minister’s advisor H.E Om Yentieng told reporters after the meeting that Mr. Lee Sang-Sun told Samdech Prime Minister about the projects and the study of iron minerals for which his company has received a license from the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy, and he also asked Samdech Prime Minister for land concessions to facilitate investments in bio-energy.

“Regarding iron mine investment, Samdech Prime Minister asked the company to continue to study cautiously before dealing with big projects, such as the creation of an iron foundry or big investments in the future.

“As for the investment in energy, Samdech also encouraged and advised to check clearly the location in order that the relevant ministries, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, can check and give their opinion about which areas should be preserved [for agriculture] and which areas should be encouraged for investments.

“Samdech Prime Minister also encouraged the company to check the possibility to produce bio-electricity by using rice straw, corn husks and stalks, and other waste. The first advantage would be that we get electricity for rural areas, and the second advantage would be that we can create more income for farmers from what they throw away.

“Samdech also suggested that the company might make detailed plans on transportation and about storehouses.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.7, #1627, 29.4.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Apyea Kroet, Vol.6, #69, 28.4.2008

  • Creation of National Authority for Solving Land Disputes a Waste of National Funds

Chakraval, Vol.16, #2723, 29.4.2008

  • Prime Minister Orders 7NG Company to Remove Machinery from Khsach Kandal District [likely because of land disputes with people – Kandal]


Chuoy Khmer, Vol.2, #88, 29.4.2008

  • [Human Rights Party vice-president] Keo Remy Considers [Minister of Agriculture] Chan Sarun’s Speech Advising People to Eat Manioc Tubers as a Shame for the Government; World Food Program Stops Providing Alimentation to More Than 400,000 Students [because of high costs beyond the long-term planned budget, while prices of goods and transportation services increased]


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1627, 29.4.2008

  • Samdech Prime Minister Grants an Audience to South Korean Energy Technology Company
  • Vietnamese Big Boats Rush to Buy Paddy Rice in Takeo
  • Dalai Lama Prepares to Negotiate Carefully with China


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6331, 29.4.2008

  • Cambodia Reconfirms Its Stance: Memorandum of Understanding [on border] Contains No Problem for Border with Thailand
  • [Cambodian] Red Cross Spends More Than US$1 Million for Humanitarian Activities Each Year
  • First KFC Restaurant [world’s most famous chicken restaurant chain] Officially Inaugurated [on 28 April 2008 on Monivong Blvd] in the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • [14-year-old] Girl Searching for Crabs Raped and Strangled [Kandal Stung District, Kandal – her body was found on 27 April 2008]
  • Man Held His Daughter in the Basement Nearly 24 Years Abusing Her Sexually, so She Has 7 Children [he was arrested by police on 27 April 2008 – Austria]


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3441, 29.4.2008

  • Samdech Euv [former King] Recalls Pain from the Coup [by Field Marshal Lon Nol] on 18 March 1970
  • Many Big Businesspeople Run to Seek for Fourth Term Cambodian People’s Party Parliamentary Seats [according to a senior official of the Cambodian People’s Party who asked not to be named]


Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4575, 29.4.2008

  • Municipal Court Speeds up [Minister Hor Namhong’s] Lawsuit against Mr. Sam Rainsy
  • Forest Crimes Seriously Continue in Chhloug District, Kratie

Have a look at last week’s editorial: The Prime Minister is concerned with suffering people’s patience

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Monday, 28.4.2008: Apologies – for technical communication reasons, today we have only headlines, no translated article

Posted on 29 April 2008. Filed under: Week 558 |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 558

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Monday, 28 April 2008


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1624, 27-28.4.2008

  • US Parliament Delivers Gold Medal to Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi [Burmese elected democracy leader on 24 April 2008]


Khmer Amatak, Vol.9, #574, 28.4.2008

  • The Prime Minister’s Party Does Not Dare to Publicize that Cambodia Faces Shortage of Rice because It Fears Loosing in Elections and Loss of Power
  • Yuon [Vietnamese] Associations Plan to Open 170 Offices in All Districts throughout Cambodia

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #142, 28-29.4.2008

  • Sam Rainsy: Khmer People Will Now Not Resist until Death Like Those Who Did It During Khmer Rouge Regime, but They Must Vote to Remove Corrupt People from Power
  • Prince Ranariddh Boasts That He Has Never Used Samdech Euv’s [the former King’s] Name for Political Benefits
  • Staff Member of Electricité du Cambodge Carrying Samurai Sword Chased and Attempted to Slash [Ou Baek K’am] Electricité du Cambodge Branch Officials [on 23 April 2008, because the office leaders had reported him to higher levels, to dismiss him]


Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #14, 26-29.4.2008

  • Samdech Hun Sen Threatens to Cancel Contracts of Any Company that Forces Citizens to Sell Their Land to Them
  • Cambodia Sells 6,000 Tonnes of [lowest quality white] Rice to Senegal


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6330, 28.4.2008

  • Samdech Dekchor: It Is Said that Sdach Korn [the legendary King Korn] Was Born in Me, because I Dare to Arrest and Jail Royal Family Members


Meatophum, Vol.52, #687, 28-30.4.2008

  • Ambition of Samdech Hun Sen Is That by 2015, Cambodia Has 8 Million Tonnes of Paddy Rice for Export
  • Khiev Samphan’s Friend [his French lawyer and his former classmate in France in the 1950ies] Disturbs the Khmer Rouge Tribunal [by requesting that the regulations of the tribunal should be kept: that relevant documents must be translated into all three official languages: Khmer, English, and French]


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3445, 28.4.2008

  • Hun Sen Warns to Remove Some Cambodian People’s Party Officials, if the Cambodian People’s Party Loses Elections in Phnom Penh


Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.15, #3295, 27-28.4.2008

  • Domestic Violence in 2007 Increased [based on Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association report 2007]


Samleng Sadeav, Vol.1, #3, 28.4.2008

  • Hun Sen Government Plans to Put Toll Gates to Collect Toll Fees on National Roads 2, 3, 5, and 6 [according to a deputy provincial governor who asked not to be mentioned]

Have a look at last week’s editorial: The Prime Minister is concerned with suffering people’s patience

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