TVK and KBI Sign Memorandum of Understanding on International Production Operation – Thursday, 26.2.2009

Posted on 28 February 2009. Filed under: Week 601 | Tags: , , , , , , |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 601


Apologies for the delay – I had announced that this might happen during my travel for Internet related work.

Greetings from Mexico.

Norbert Klein

“Representatives of National Television of Kampuchea (TVK) and of the Korean Broadcasting Institute (KBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on 24 February 2009 at the Ministry of Information about international co-production, with the Minister of Information, Mr. Khieu Kanharith, chairing,.

“The initiative of Korea for this co-production provides many benefits for Cambodia and for the broadcasting stations of Cambodia to show the national pride and culture of Cambodia, like the national heritage, the development of the economy, natural resources, the exchange of experiences where Cambodia can broadcast all qualified programs to both sides through other relevant broadcasting stations, based on co-production.

“The head of the delegation of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the TVK director Mr. Kem Kunavath, said, ‘This is the first signing between TVK and the Korean Broadcasting Institute [KBI], and this international involvement means that our producers, our cameramen, as well as our technicians get experiences under the leadership from the Republic of Korea, where all of these benefit. Another benefit is that we are from the same Asian continent, and we will have cultural exchanges between Southeast Asia with cultures of East Asia – by having cultural exchanges between the Republic of Korea and the Kingdom of Cambodia. This shows sympathy in relations and cooperation between these countries – we know already that the Republic of Korea is a country which provides support for the economy, support in implementations, and support to develop Cambodia’s infrastructure, economy, and many other sectors.

“He added, ‘We need to clarify the condition for such productions, which is the major initiative of KBI and of the National Television of Kampuchea, representing the nation. Both sides will discuss this production, because Korea is the leading country that wants to let Koreans know about Cambodia, and as for us, we also have the same intention. I think that after the signing, in April is our traditional New Year and everyone wants to know how it is celebrated, what Khmer citizens do during Khmer New Year, and what the meaning of the Khmer New Year is. Therefore their first team will come to observe things in March, to start producing in April, and according to the plan that we know, their production title is ‘New Blue Ocean.’ After finishing the production and the agreement, these programs have to be broadcast both in the Kingdom of Cambodia and in the Republic of Korea, but KBI keeps all rights of the co-production.’

“The KBI deputy director, Mr. Choi Young Ho [Kampuchea Thmey says it is Mr. Harrison Yu], said, ‘Since the beginning, Korea and Cambodia have exchanged many human resources and their cultures, and now we are strengthening the exchange of our cultures more deeply. Such co-production is an indication of our intention to foster cultural exchanges in the fields if ancient and current cultures between both countries.

“He went on to say, ‘I believe that we have gained enough trust through this cooperation, because KBI organized a committee for the cooperation with TVK of Cambodia, and I saw that also TVK has a committee to cooperate with KBI. Thus, both committees will cooperate to achieve development and success together. Through the initiative of KBI and TVK, we want the first production to be finished before June, and in June, we want to broadcast to both countries what we have produced in May, we have to discuss this also further with TVK, to broadcast soon in June.’

“It should be noted that Cambodia had started to cooperate with five countries doing co-productions, once in 2007, with countries like China, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and this is the second time that Cambodia signed the memorandum of understanding of international co-production, now with KBI.” Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #125, 26.2.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Thursday, 26 February 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #125, 26.2.2009

  • TVK and KBI Sign Memorandum of Understanding on International Production Operation
  • The King Returns to the Country [from Beijing]
  • The Cambodian Government Decided to Create Preah Vihear City in Preah Vihear Province
  • An Explosion of a Grenade Carried in a Bag Killed Three People while Walking to Catch Animals in the Forest near Their Village [during the night – Banteay Meanchey]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1883, 26.2.2009

  • [South Korean] Hyundai Company Seeks Investment to Create a Factory to Produce Cars in Cambodia [by cooperating with Oknha Ly Yong Phat’s company]
  • [Minister of Foreign Affairs] Hor Namhong Met with the Director for Cooperation with Asia and Central Asia [in the EuropAid Cooperation Office of the European Commission, Dirk Meganck] to Discuss about the Provision of Aid

Khmer Aphivaot Sethakech, Vol. 7, #350, 26.2.2009

  • Economists Ask the Government to Request Factory Owners to Hold Three-Months Worth of Operational Costs to Be Available for Workers [in a crisis]
  • [The Phnom Penh] Court Orders the Authorities to Seek and Arrest Three Representatives of the Rotes Pleung Community [living along the railway tracks – after they were sentenced to serve three years in prison for using fake thumbprints in their claim against by the Osman Hassan Company in a contest of land rights]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #352, 26.2.2009

  • [The president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia] Chea Mony Asks [the Minister of Interior] Sar Kheng to Allow Him to Visit the Convicted Heng Pov [the former Phnom Penh police chief jailed at the Prey Sar prison, for humanitarian reasons]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6588, 26.2.2009

  • There Are More Than 70,000 Cambodian Workers in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand
  • World Federation of Trade Unions Representative Visits Cambodia

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.16, #3697, 26.2.2009

  • Mr. Sam Rainsy Asks the President of the National Assembly to Consider the Revoking of His Immunity

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4831, 26.2.2009

  • Two Cambosix Branches [sports betting offices] in Russey Keo Were Completely Closed because Their Permissions Are Out of Date
  • Officials Said that the Website of the Ministry of Commerce Works Well Again and Is Updated []
  • Commander-In-Chief [Pol Saroeun] Asks Russia to Help Repair Air Planes from the Soviet Union Era
  • Japan Grants US$184,717 for Mother-and-Child Health

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