Civil Society and Politicians Appeal to the New Director General of the National Police to Revise Criminal Cases – Saturday, 15.11.2008

Posted on 16 November 2008. Filed under: Week 586 |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 585

“Officials of civil society organizations and some politicians of the Sam Rainsy Party, an opposition party, call on Mr. Net Savoeun [a son in-law of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s older brother, Hun Neng], who was newly appointed as director general of the National Police, after the death of Mr. Hok Lundy, after his death in a plane crash on 9 November 2008, to revise and to investigate some major criminal cases which had happened previously, to find the perpetrators to be prosecuted according to the law, in order to provide justice to victimized citizens.
“The president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr. Chea Mony, said that the new director general will be able to find justice for his brother Chea Vichea [the president of Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia] who was shot dead by murderers [22 January 2004], by revising this case.
“Ms. Pong Chiv Kek, also known as Dr. Kek Galabru, the director of the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights – LICADHO – said that it is difficult to assess whether the death of Mr. Hok Lundy provides an advantage or a loss for the investigations of previous cases. However, she hoped that the new director general of the National Police will serve the citizens well.
“Ms. Pong Chiv Kek added that because these changes happened recently, no assessment can be made yet, as there is also an international organization to conduct an assessment, therefore, we as Khmers, we have to wait to see the work of the person replacing Mr. Hok Lundy. She expects and requests that the new successor will find justice for all citizens and will work according to the law.
“An investigating official of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association – ADHOC – Mr. Chan Soveth, said that even though Mr. Hok Lundy died, it does not mean that the evidence related to the cases investigated before is lost, because Mr. Hok Lundy had shared some of his duties with the judicial police for the investigation.
“As for the acting secretary-general of the Sam Rainsy Party, Ms. Ke Sovannarath, she said that if the person, who now receives the position as director general of the National Police, works for his benefit and his honor and for the nation in the future, he will make efforts to fulfill his obligations well, to show his achievements.
“She went on to say that she strongly believes that Mr. Net Savoeun will work hard to develop the country and the nation, and if he does it for the nation which now needs such a person, it brings real development for the nation that the world hopes for.” Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #139, 15.11.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Saturday, 15 November 2008

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1795, 15.11.2008

  • Civil Society [the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights – LICADHO – and the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association – ADHOC] Encourages to Punish Officials Who Exploit Aid [granted by the Asian Development Bank to the poor in Cambodia]
  • [18-year-old] Son of a Brigadier [Nguon Sam, who was also in that car] Drove a Car and Hit a Man [breaking his leg] and Was Rude Towards the Police [demanding police not to block his car, and he threatened to call special invention forces to bring back his car, without any solution for the victim – Kandal]
  • CIA: Bin Laden Is Isolated [because al-Qaida is decentralized and expanding its influence in Africa and in the Middle East]

Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #139, 15.11.2008

  • Civil Society and Politicians Appeal to the New Director General of the National Police to Revise Criminal Cases
  • ADHOC Will Send Complaints [of citizens from 100 families in Siem Reap, for omitting their names from food recipient lists last week] to the Asian Development Bank [after the end of the Water Festival]
  • Russia Will Cancel More Than US$1.5 Billion Worth of Loans of Cambodia
  • Body of General Hok Lundy [director general of the National Police] Will Be Carried [from Phnom Penh] to Be Buried on Sunday Morning [in Svay Rieng, his home province]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6500, 15.11.2008

  • [French-Vietnamese Friendship] Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City Denies that DJ Ano [a TV presenter whose real name is Ms. Suon Pheakdey] Died, but Announces She Has Left the Hospital [it is said she had been forced into a car in Phnom Penh, and cut all over her body with razors by people of an unidentified wife of a high ranking official, with whom Ano had an affair]
  • Ms. Hilary Clinton Is a Candidate for the Position of United States Secretary of State

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3614, 15-16.11.2008

  • The Asian Development Bank and Officials of the Government [together with non-government organizations] Will Investigate Corruption Related to Food Distribution [on 17 November 2008]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4743, 15.11.2008

  • Soldiers Find it Difficult to Bear the 11 Degree Celsius Temperature in the Preah Vihear Region [because they sleep in hammocks during the night]
  • 300,000 Cambodian People Have Diabetes [because of the change of life style, as people do not do much exercise, use more moderns methods in their everyday lives, and eat unsafe food], and 70% Do Not Know that They Have It [according to Mr. Maurits van Pelt, at the Diabetes Network of the MoPoTsyo Patient Information Centre, the former director of Doctors without Borders in Cambodia]
  • 28 Siamese [Thai] Cabinet’s Members of the former [Prime Minister] Samak Cabinet, including Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, Are Accused [by the Thai National Counter Corruption Commission] of Supporting Cambodia to List the Preah Vihear Temple into the World Heritage Site List [without considering constitutional regulations limiting government actions without parliamentary sanction]
  • Japan Lends the International Monetary Fund US$100 Billion [to help countries that are strongly suffering from the global financial crisis]
  • Thirteen More Opposition Activists [of the National League for Democracy] in Myanmar Are Jailed [from four years-and-a-half to nine years, by the Myanmar government]

Have a look at the last editorial – you can access it directly from the main page of the Mirror. – And please recommend us also to your colleagues and friends.

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