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A Miss Landmine Contest Organizer Reversed Their Position, Now to Support the Stance of the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation against It – Thursday, 6.8.2009

Posted on 6 August 2009. Filed under: Week 624 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 624

“Phnom Penh: The director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization issued an announcement dated 4 August 2009 to support the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation which opposes the Miss Landmine contest.

Note:

From the website of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization

Vision

  • People with Disabilities have a right to participate fully and equally in society.

Value

  • One voice of People with Disabilities.
  • Empowerment of People with Disabilities.

Mission

  • Develop the networks of people with disabilities so as to support, protect, serve and promote their rights, achievements and interests, in order to bring about their fuller participation and equality in society.

“Following an announcement of the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation dated 31 July 2009, the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization would like to make the following announcement:

  1. We totally support the content of the announcement of the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation not to support the Miss Landmine contest, because it can create misunderstandings among the public towards the honor of disabled people, especially of disabled women.
  2. We would like to call on all disabled people who are either members or not members of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization at the 24 provinces and cities to join to implement this statement effectively.
  3. We would like to express our great gratitude towards the Minister of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Mr. Ith Sam Heng, who advised the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization on time.

“It should be noted that recently, there had been a strong reaction from the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation after there had been information that this ministry supported the Miss Landmine contest.

“The announcement of the Ministry, dated 31 July 2009, stated that regarding the Miss Landmine contest planed to be organized by some non-government organizations on 7 August 2009, the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation would like to explain to the public and to disabled people two points:

  1. The Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation does not support the Miss Landmine contest, because it can create misunderstandings among the public towards the honor of disabled people, especially of disabled women.
  2. The Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation asked those responsible for organizing this program to halt it immediately in order to maintain the honor of disabled people, especially of disabled women.”

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #255, 6.8.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Thursday, 6 August 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #255, 6.8.2009

  • The Prime Minister Warned He Would Take Legal Action against Those Who Call the Government a “Dictatorial Regime,” after He Won the Court Case against Ms. Mu Sochua
  • [Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation] Hor Namhong Will Meet Ms. Hilary Clinton in the United States of America in October [he has been invited for an official visit]
  • The Head of the Government Is Optimistic towards the Khmer Rouge Tribunal [saying that it has achieved significant success, he praised that national judges, prosecutors, and lawyers as they are comparable to the internationals]
  • Malaria Death Toll Rises by 58% in 2009 [in the first six months; 103 people died, compared to the same period last year, when only 65 people died]
  • A Miss Landmine Contest Organizer Reversed Their Position, Now to Support the Stance of the Ministry of Social Affairs Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation against It

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #2015, 6.8.2009

  • Mu Sochua Appealed [against the defamation verdict in the court case with Prime Minister Hun Sen]
  • Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen Asks for Vigilance about the Mekong River Flood in the Provinces along the Rivers
  • In Cambodia, the Majority of Illiterates Are Women [there are 26.4% illiterate people, 60% of them are women – according to a 2006 report, related to a Life Long Learning program targeted at adult illiterates]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #462, 6.8.2009

  • The Head of the Government Criticized Students Studying Abroad [that their knowledge is not much different from that of students in the country], while His Children also Study Abroad

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6721, 6.8.2009

  • Fishermen Protesting against Seashore Filling Accepted a Solution [a developer company agreed to build a new dock for fishermen – Kampot]

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4965, 6.8.2009

  • More Than 1,000 Hectares of Agricultural Land in Ratanakiri and Stung Treng Have Been Submerged by Flood
  • The Khmer Minister of Foreign Affairs Said that Cambodia Does Not Touch the Overlapping Zone in the Sea [in the oil exploration contract signed recently with the French company Total, with Thailand not agreeing with any investment in that zone, claiming it is in the overlapping zone]
  • Samdech Euv Norodom Sihanouk [the former King] Informed the Public that He No Longer Accepts Requests to Meet Him
  • [The former US president] Clinton Leaves North Korea with Two Journalists [after North Korea agreed to release them]

Vat Phnom, Vol.16, #8011, 10-16.8.2009

  • Private Higher Education Schools That the Government Had Stopped to Recognize Change Their Names [and continue to teach students]

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