Japanese Official Promises to Help Cambodia Use Renewable Energy – Thursday, 9.7.2009

Posted on 10 July 2009. Filed under: Week 620 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 620

“Kandal: An assistant of the prime minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, Mr. Eang Sophalet, said that former Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs [1993] and former parliamentarian, Mr. Muto Kabun [武藤 嘉文 – Mutō Kabun], told Prime Minister Samdech Dekchor [Hun Sen] that he had heard the fame of the prime minister since Samdech was 30 years old through Mr. Watanas [?] who had told him that there was a young, clever, and good leader in Cambodia. Since then, he wanted to meet Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen.

“Mr. Eang Sophalet said that on 8 July 2009, at the residence of Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen in Takhmao, Mr. Muto Kabun went to greet the Prime Minister, as this former minister of foreign affairs visits the Kingdom of Cambodia with an intention to help Cambodia use renewable energy.

“He added that now, he met Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and is so pleased with the Kingdom of Cambodia, and he intends to help Cambodia, as he knew that Samdech Dekchor is strongly interested in using renewable energy. He had discussed it with leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, in order to use additional Official Development Assistance (ODA) of Japan to establish renewable energy in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

“Prime Minister Samdech Dekchor expressed deep gratitude towards Mr. Muto for his intention to help Cambodia in this field. In the meantime, Samdech Dekchor would like to request Mr. Muto to consider where renewable energy should be set up and to check to establish it at remote and rural areas of Cambodia, especially at health centers where energy is needed to maintain vaccines in refrigerators and to treat patients as most of those areas do not have access to electricity.

“Finally, Samdech Dekchor expressed appreciation again for the good intentions of Mr. Muto towards Cambodia.” Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6697, 9.7.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Thursday, 9 July 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #231, 9.7.2009

  • Cambodia Is a Heaven of More Than 2,000 Organizations and Associations [among them, more than 20 are Khmer Muslim Organizations and Associations]
  • The Municipality Sets a Deadline for Citizens [of the rest of 76 families] at Village 78 [at the Tonle Basak commune, Chamkar Mon – if the people do not move away before the deadline of 15 July 2009, they will not be offered a compensation of US$8,000 in exchange for leaving, but will only be offered a 5 by 12 meter land plot in a distant suburb]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1991, 9.7.2009

  • The Condition at the Preah Vihear Border Becomes Less and Less Tense
  • Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen: Some Foreigners Become Stupid Spokespersons for the Opposition Party
  • Honorary Medals Are Awarded to Three Japan International Cooperation Agency [JICA] Experts [in Cambodia]
  • While Driving With His Girlfriend on a Motorbike, a Man Was Blocked and Shot, to Rob His Motorbike [the robbers escaped – Phnom Penh]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #442, 9.7.2009

  • Samdech Euv [the former King] and Samdech Mae [the former Queen] Will Return to Cambodia Today, but Will Not Stay at the Royal Palace [they will stay in Siem Reap]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6697, 9.7.2009

  • Japanese Official Promises to Help Cambodia Use Renewable Energy
  • The Press Freedom in Cambodia: The Royal Government Obeys Press Rights as Freedom of Expression
  • Samdech Dekchor [Prime Minister Hun Sen] Gives Instructions that a Lot of Land Left at Border Regions Should Be Given to Soldiers’ and Police’s Families and Citizens
  • The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association – ADHOC – Releases A Report That Rapes Do Not Decline while Impunity Continues [there were 201 cases of rape within five months of 2009, where 134 cases affected underage girls, and police could only solve 32% of the 201 cases properly – compared to the same period in 2008, then were 206 cases of rape]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.16, #3805, 9.7.2009

  • Let’s Wait to See whether the Authorities from All Levels Can Crack Down on Gangs Effectively [after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered them to suppress them]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4941, 9.7.2009

  • Video Clips in a Website: Thai Prime Minister Exaggerates that Khmer Takes Thai Territory [it reviews the different political changes over the time of centuries]
  • Former Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs [Muto Kabun – 武藤 嘉文 – Mutō Kabun] Wants to Help Establish Renewable Energy Systems for Cambodia
  • There Is Reforestation on More Than 49,000 Hectares through Activities of the Royal Government [according to an official of the Ministry of Agriculture]
  • The State Has Spent More Than US$6 Million to Help More Than 40,000 Unemployed Workers [the money is used to train them in skills to work in agriculture and industry – according to an official of the Ministry of Economy and Finance]

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