Controversies about Drug Rehabilitation Facilities – Tuesday, 2.2.2010

Posted on 3 February 2010. Filed under: Week 650 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 650


Apologies, for technical reasons we do not have a translated article from the Khmer press today.

We bring, however, references to a hotly contested issue from these days.

Norbert Klein

Humanitarian News and Analysis, a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, recently carried a report from Phnom Penh dated 29 January 2010, quoting that a climate of “sadistic violence” exists in government-run drug rehabilitation centers in Cambodia.

“It works on the wrong assumption that what helps people with drug dependency problems is being tough, using hard work and discipline. But there’s no quick fix.” Mr. Graham Shaw, a World Health Organization (WHO) technical officer based in Cambodia, says that persons in charge of running such drug centers openly admitted some time ago that they did not have the skills to conduct proper drug assistance.

However, operators of drug rehabilitation centers denied the accusations that patients are held against their will and subjected to “sadistic violence” such as torture, rape, and humiliations. Mr. Nean Sokhim, the director of the My Chance Drug Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Phnom Penh, is the director of the civilian-run My Chance drug rehabilitation center in Phnom Penh. In a report, he says patients are treated well, receive three meals a day, and have job training opportunities, and nobody is forced to be in his center. But then:

  • Interviewer: So if someone tries to run away you give them drugs so they can’t escape?
  • Nean Sokhim: Yeah, yeah yeah.

The World Health Organization did an assessment and they said in their report that they estimated that it was close to 100 percent relapse for the people who have been in these centers.. “It’s just the wrong way to approach drug addiction. Drug addiction is a chronic relapsing condition. It’s not helped by a period of military drills and forced exercise.”

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Deum Ampil, Vol.4, #403, 2.2.2010

  • Human Rights Watch Asked for the Closure of 11 Rehabilitation Centers of Drug Addicts in Cambodia [claiming that there is mistreatment against them]
  • The Prime Minister Suggested to Ministers to Reduce Their Visits Abroad [to save national resources]

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.9, #2166, 2.2.2010

    • Police Suppressed Gamble Site of Chae Muoy [colloquial for Chinese “sister”], Holding Nine Gamblers for a While and Then Releasing Them [Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh]
    • Anonymous Persons Threw Many Plastic Bags Containing Feces into [Thai Prime Minister] Abhisit Vijjajiva’s Home [Thailand]

    Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.4, #595, 2.2.2010

    • The Fact that Illegal Logging Still Occurs Is a Sign That Traders and Cooperating Officials Convey to Mr. Hun Sen, Telling Him that They Do Not Follow the Prime Minister’s Order [towards military officials to stop being involved in illegal activities]

    Koh Santepheap, Vol.43, #6873, 2.2.2010

    • A Swedish Delegation [led by Mr. Jan Knutsson, the Director General for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden] Comes to Study the Reform Processes in Cambodia [such as the fight against corruption, the improvement of public services, the increase of salaries, and the strengthening of the capacity of civil servants]

    Phnom Penh Post [Khmer Edition], Vol.1, #102, 2.2.2010

    • The Prime Minister Called on the Citizens Not to Create Religious Conflicts [he said so during a Buddhist ceremony in Kandal]

    Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.18, #5115, 2.2.2010

    • Members of the Sam Rainsy Party Met Their Party President via Video Conference [while he is in France; he was sentenced in absentia to serve two years in prison for removing temporary Cambodian-Vietnamese border markers]
      Four People Died after a Truck Crashed into Their Motorbike from Behind [four of them rode on one motorbike; the driver of the truck escaped – Kompong Speu]

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  • Monday, 7.7.2008: Corrupt Official Nhek Kosal Vithyea Is Appointed as a Member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Observation Unit of the Council of Ministers With a Position Equal to a Secretary of State

    Posted on 8 July 2008. Filed under: Week 568 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 568

    “A doctorate title holder who is well-known for committing corruption and for being immodest, Nhek Kosal Vithyea called Victor, a former director of the state communications company Telecom Cambodia, was removed from his lucrative position, based on a proposal from officials of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication by the Sub-Decree #367 ANKr.KT, dated 8 May 2008.

    “Before he was removed from the position of director of Telecom Cambodia by this Sub-Decree, dated 8 May 2008, to work at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea was also removed from the position of advisor to Samdech Akkak Moha Thommak Pothisal Chea Sim, President of the Senate of the Royal Government of Cambodia by the Royal Decree NS/TKT/ 0907, dated 6 September 2007, because this man’s hands are full of corruption in the telecommunications sector.

    “Separately, there is a private company, called Pacific Communication Pte., investing in the telecommunications sector. Ms. Song Nimul, Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea’s wife, was a candidate for the position of director, and she used to stand as the direct representative of Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea, in order to sign and to accept a 35-year license, dated 3 November 2005, from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, which temporarily earned money from corruption, by redirecting international mobile phone traffic illegally, a procedure that was then stopped by police on 29 May 2008, according to letter #182 SchN, dated 8 February 2008, from the Council of Ministers.

    “The action that the Royal Government taken against Pacific Communication Pte., ordering them to compensate the state through the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, based on the letter #182, dated 8 February 2008, of the Council of Ministers, shows that the Royal Government, through the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication with H.E. So Khun as Minister of Post and Telecommunication, recognized Pacific Communication Pte. as belonging to Nhek Kosal Vithyea who is a civil servant, owning a crooked company which stole from the nation.

    “As if to wash away his shame, the corrupt Nhek Kosal Vithyea was recently appointed as a member of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Observer Unit of the Council of Minister, by Royal Decree NS/0508/463, dated 3 May 2008, which gives him a position equal to that of a secretary of state.

    “This means that Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea can no longer hold a position of an Excellency under the power of Samdech Akkak Moha Thommak Pothisal Chea Sim, and that is why he turned to be now under the tutelage of H.E. Sok An, a Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister in Charge of the Council of Ministers, who is Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen’s in-law.

    “The Economic, Social, and Cultural Observer Unit, which is under the control of H.E. Sok An, was created by the Royal Decree #30 ANKr.BK, dated 26 July 2004, and all members of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Observer Unit are appointed by Royal Decree.

    “H.E. Nhek Chroeng, a Secretary of State of the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy, who is Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea’s father, is also a member of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Observer Unit, who was appointed by the Royal Decree NS/RKT/0804/172, dated 5 August 2004.

    “Independent law experts are so surprised, because, as mentioned in letter #2544BT, dated 2 October 2007, from [Minister of Post and Telecommunication] H.E. So Khun, who sent it to H.E. Sok An, this man should have been punished for embezzlement of state funds, based on Article 37 of the Transitional Criminal Law. However, this corrupt man Nhek Kosal Vithyea was assigned to be a member of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Observer Unit of the Council of Ministers, with a rank equal to the position of a sectary of state. This means that his corrupt person was free form punishment, and was even promoted as an encouragement.” Deum Tnot, Vol.1, #22, 7-8.7.2008

    Background Information


    Article 37: Embezzlement by Public Officials
    1.Any elected official, civil servant, military personnel or official agent of any of the four Cambodian parties to the Paris Agreement, or any political official who, while performing official duties or tasks related to such duties, with a view to owning or using, misappropriates, sells, rents, embezzles for personal profit or for that of a third party, property, services, money, personnel, any advantage, document, authorization or any function belonging to any public authority, is guilty of the felony of embezzlement of public property and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of three to ten years.

    2.The court may remove the convicted person from elective office and may also prohibit him or her, after serving the sentence, from standing for election or from holding any position in the public administration for a period of two years.

    3.The penalty for this felony shall also include a fine of double the sum of money or value of the property embezzled.

    Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    Deum Tnot, Vol.1, #22, 7-8.7.2008

    • Corrupt Official Nhek Kosal Vithyea Is Appointed as a Member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Observation Unit of the Council of Ministers With a Position Equal to a Secretary of State

    Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1686, 6-7.7.2008

    • Thai Embassy: The Gunman Who Shot Dead Two Cambodian People [at Banteay Meanchey] Is Not a Thai Soldier
    • Keo Iv’s Wife Said [after he was robbed and killed] that the Property Robbed Was Worth More than US$200,000

    Khmer Amatak, Vol.9, #600, 7.7.2008

    • [President of the Cambodian People’s Party and President of the Senate] Chea Sim “Agreed” that Hun Sen Can Be President Candidate for the Next and Next Terms, if the Cambodian People’s Party Still Wins the Elections
    • Kompong Chhnang Fishery Chief [Keo Thay] Asserted that [Minister of Agriculture] Chan Sarun Orders to Take US$5,000 to US$6,000 from Each [fenced off fishing] Ground [from those boats getting access]

    Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #193, 6-8.7.2008

    • [Director of the Asia Division, Human Rights Watch] Brad Adams: The Bloodshed Event on 5-6 July 1997 Was a Coup to Take Power from Funcinpec [he said so during an interview on Radio Free Asia]
    • Thai Foreign Minister Traveled to Québec to Oppose the [World Heritage Site] Listing of the Preah Vihear Temple [Canada]

    Khmer Sthapana, Vol.1, #42, 6-7.7.2008

    • Do 100 Pieces of Wood [about 10 cubic meters] Have Wings to Fly from the Ministry of Interior at Midnight?
    • Selling and Drinking Alcohol Will Be Prohibited for Two Days around the Election Day
    • There Is Sexual Trafficking and Drug Dealing at the ‘Building’ Area [a partly destitute building in Phnom Penh]; Some Brothel Owners Said that They Pay [monthly] Money to Police Officials of All Levels

    Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6390, 7.7.2008

    • Car Driven by a [Korean] Foreigner Hit a Motorbike and Brought Five People, Including Adults and Children, to a Horrible Death [Dangkao District, Phnom Penh]

    Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3505, 7.7.2008

    • Twelve Organizations [from the United States, New Zealand, Canada] Rejects Siam’s [Thailand’s] Request [opposing the listing of the Preah Vihear Temple] Which Is against the Verdict of Court of Justice in The Hague
    • The Ministry of Interior Should Issue a Statement for Khmer Citizens to Stop Entering Siam
      Khiev Samphan Has Not yet Decided to Choose a New Khmer Defense Lawyer [after his former co-lawyer Mr. Say Bory resigned]

    Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4634, 6-7.7.2008

    • LICADHO: The Number of Child Sex Abuses Sees No Decline [for the first six months of 2008, there are 86 abuses of children, in which 54 cases are child sex abuses with 56 victimized children]
    • The Ministry of Economy Signed Another Agreement With the [Korean] Financial Supervisory Commission [after singing a memorandum of understanding with the South Korea Busan Bank]

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    Tuesday, 22.4.2008: Cambodia Promises to Support Universal Action against Fake Medicines

    Posted on 23 April 2008. Filed under: Week 557 | Tags: , , , |

    The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 557

    “Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Royal Government of Cambodia Mr. Sar Kheng confirmed the vow of Cambodia for good cooperation with Interpol, especially for cooperation to fight fake medicines, while he visited the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France, during the previous week.

    “Brigadier General Por Pheak, the chief of the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Interior, said on 21 April 2008 that, on the occasion of staying in France form 12 to 19 April 2008, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng met Interpol Secretary-General Mr. Ronald K. Noble, and he promised that he will fully support the cooperation between Interpol, the World Health Organization [WHO], and the World Customs Organization [WCO] by focusing on the manufacture and distribution of fake medicines all over Southeast Asia for the treatment of life-threatening diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.

    “This project is supported by the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (IMPACT) with further participation by Interpol, the WHO, and the WCO, in collaboration with national police, customs officers, authorities concerned with public health, and health support organizations. Operations which target mainly the illegal trafficking [of medicines] in Southeast Asia will be created by Interpol and partners soon; this is the reason that the support also of Cambodia is very warmly welcome.

    “Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said, ‘Cambodia vows to work with the partners to implement law enforcement not only in Southeast Asia, but also worldwide, to fight against fake medicines, Therefore we are really pleased to support all efforts against those criminal organizations, which benefit from the damage they cause to innocent people.’

    “Cambodia also volunteered to host a meeting to support and coordinate the international cooperation against the manufacture and distribution of the fake medicines.

    “The Interpol Secretary-General said, ‘I would like to thank the Deputy Prime Minister for his will and vow against fake medicines, which are a national and an international problem.’

    “Cambodia has already shown its intention on the national level to protect its citizens from the danger of fake medicines by creating an office to control such crimes, and Cambodia welcomes to work together closely on the international level to fight the manufacture and distribution of fake medicines.

    “Brigadier General Por Pheak said that also other issues were discussed during the visit – including the support of Cambodia for the Operation VICO of Interpol towards the identification of a perpetrator who had committed sexual abuse against children, whose name had not been known. Through skillful work and efforts of the Cambodian police, also in cooperation with Cambodian citizens, Christopher Neil, the suspect of sexual abuses against children, has been identified [and arrested in Thailand].

    “Interpol Secretary-General Mr. Ronald K. Noble admired the efforts of the Cambodian authorities to protect children form being abused by criminal sex tourists.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4569, 22.4.2008

    Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
    Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    Chakraval, Vol.16, #2771, 22.4.2008

    • People are stunned by a rumor that the Korean Shareholder of the Gold Tower 42 Construction Escaped [actually he did not, but the commercial sign has been removed in order to reduce the expense on taxes – according to a staff member]

    Chuoy Khmer, Vol.2, #84, 22.4.2008

    • Sam Rainsy Would Lose a Chance to Stand as Ministerial Candidate as He Dreams, when Hor Namhong Sues Him
    • Eleven Non-Government Organizations Collect 1 Million Thumbprints to Push the National Assembly and the Government to Adopt the Anti-Corruption Law in Early May
    • [Minister of Posts and Telecommunications] So Khun Happy because Chief of Corruption Nhek Kosal Vithyea [Telecom Cambodia director-general] Has Been Removed from Position

    Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1621, 22.4.2008

    • Price of Crude Oil Increases to More Than US$117 per Barrel [on world market]; Prices of Fuel in Cambodian Also Increase
    • Armed Robbery Occurs Again in Sihanoukville

    Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6325, 22.4.2008

    • Khiev Samphan’s Appeal – Analysis: Request to Be Bailed out Likely to Be the Same as of Duch and Nuon Chea
    • Food Crisis: UN Issues Emergency Call as 37 Countries Need Emergency Food Aid
    • Four Unmarried Women Workers Raped by More Than 20 Men [one of the rapists is arrested – 17 April 2008 – S’ang, Kandal]
    • Anti-Tank Mine Left from Wartime Killed One Person and Injured Three Others as It Was Hit by a Tractor’s Rear Wheel [20 April 2008 – Rotonak Mondol, Battambang]

    Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3440, 22.4.2008

    • Removal of Thief Who Stole from the Nation Nhek Kosal Vithyea Is Just a Game [as Nhek Kosal Vithyea is not punished]
    • [Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarian] Yim Sovann: Hun Sen Government Unsuccessful to Decrease Prices of Gasoline and Goods
    • Mr. Sam Rainsy Asked by Yale University [in US] as an Honorary Guest Speaker to Give a Lecture on the Political Situation in Cambodia [21 April 2008]

    Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4569, 22.4.2008

    • Cambodia Promises to Support Global Action against Fake Medicines
    • Samdech Dekchor [Prime Minister Hun Sen] Asks Local Airline Company Which Is Planned to Be Created [in cooperation with the Rajawali Group of Indonesia] to Think of the Quality of Planes and Services
    • Municipal Governor Tells Citizens Not to Attend Demonstration as They Are Asked by Politicians
    • Police Arrest Three Suspects in the Case of a Grenade Attack at Jazz Dancing in Wat Srae Nouy Pagoda [Varin, Siem Reap]
    • Vietnamese Satellite Vinasat-1 Successfully Launched [on 19 April 2008]

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    Friday, 21.12.2007: Detailed Reports on Theft from the Nation, Committed by Nhek Kosal Vithyea, to Hun Sen Get Stuck at Sok An, Ho Sothy, and Men Sam An

    Posted on 22 December 2007. Filed under: Week 539 | Tags: , , |

    The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 539

    “Nhek Kosal Vithyea [Director of Telecom Cambodia], chief of the thieves who steal from the nation, whose brain is full of dishonest ideas to destroy the nation by using the ‘green light’ from the person handling government permissions, that is Sok An, once told his companions when some problems had come up, that he had already given money to some functionaries at the Council of Ministers – Prak Sokhon, Sok An [Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers], Ms. Men Sam An [Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations, and Inspection], Mr. Ho Sothy, director of the cabinet of Hun Sen, and he also stupidly looked down on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s daughter Hun Sreyna, saying that she was useless to them and she is incompetent to support and help them to steal from the nation.

    “Mr. Nhek Kosal Vithyea said this to his friends so that they should be confident and not to be frightened about the business in which they cooperate, by with they all steal from the nation. His speech was secretly recorded by friends. Especially, the chief of dishonest ideas Nhek Kosal Vithyea used serious words against Hun Sen’s daughter Hun Sreyna, acting stupidly like a crocodile which has lost its lake [ungrateful].

    “Staff members of Telecom Cambodia said that on Tuesday, 18 December 2007, Nhek Kosal Vithyea called all staff and employees to attend a quarterly meeting, and staff and employees came to attend the meeting as normal; in fact, Nhek Kosal Vithyea was to hold it as a conference to review the work of 2007, and to set the goals for 2008, which was different from the purpose to what he had summoned the staff, saying that it was for a normal meeting.

    “Understanding that it was a special conference, which was a good opportunity for them, staff – employees, deputy directors-general, and heads of some departments who are disappointed with Nhek Kosal Vithyea for his pressure on them so far – revealed various doubts through this conference, so that they had a better impression and better got to know the ideas of Nhek Kosal Vithyea, who steals from the nation, observing how he would answer. They thought that such a conference is a very important opportunity to ask for ideas, suggesting ideas, and questioning about positive and negative points, and to talk about the current work.

    “Though they attended this conference with the understanding to attend only a quarterly meeting, without preparing any relevant documents for this kind of conference, they had already prepared their mouths.

    “Unfortunately, or maybe intentionally planned by the chief of the thieves who steals from the nation Nhek Kosal Vithyea, Mr. Sarak Khan opened the conference on behalf of the administrative council, and a bit later, Nhek Kosal Vithyea started to speak urgently alone for hours, in a manner threatening and intimidating the staff, and blocking their freedom without giving to staff and to the employees a chance to ask questions until the end of the conference. No one had a chance to question the chief of the thieves who steals from the nation.

    “Nhek Kosal Vithyea, the chief of the thieves who steals from the nation and is full of dishonest ideas, is really disrespectfully looking down on the donor, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation [JBIC] related to the project of creating an optical cable network. Nhek Kosal Vithyea had threatened not to accept the donation from the JBIC if they would not allow him to get the project, worth more than $2 million, to be implemented by himself. JBIC, the donor, had required other companies besides Telecom Cambodia and PCP [Pacific Communication Cambodia] to participate in the bids for the project. As for Telecom Cambodia, it should have only the role to check the technology, study the standards, and to verify the finished output.

    “However, Nhek Kosal Vithyea had still his ambitions, which caused the donors to withdraw their confidence and to consider the Hun Sen government to be full of people who are thirsty for corruption. Nhek Kosal Vithyea requested the Ministry of Economy and Finance to take the money, which was to be income for Telecom Cambodia without paying it to the state, in order to connect the optical cables, in order to get the money from the donor, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation later. Indeed, if the Ministry of Economy and Finance was irresponsible to accept the dishonest request by Nhek Kosal Vithyea, it surely colluded with the idea of stealing from the nation, using the power of Sok An to cover this corruption.

    “It is still remembered that when Nhek Kosal Vithyea allowed the PCP company to sleep in a mosquito net in Telecom Cambodia [not quite clear – maybe to have allowed PCP to easily get the project allocation], this company got the project with his wife [who is the president of PCP], to create optical fiber connections for six sites – five in Phnom Penh, and one in Poipet. They had extended optical cables and then abandoned them, but forced specialists to sign off in order to certify that their work had already been completed, in order to have a chance to take the money form Telecom Cambodia [to PCP]; however, some staff had not agreed on the results of testing the optical cables, about the levels of the results which they would be prepared to sign to certify the results.

    “However, the disagreements between some official annoyed the group who is stealing from the nation, and Nhek Kosal Vithyea resolved to fire some of his staff members, such as Mr. Mov Chakriya and Mr. Lao Saroeun, two deputy directors-general, in order to please his wife who is the president of the PCP company. Furthermore, Nhek Kosal Vithyea, whose brain is full of dishonest ideas, fired also Mr. Sun Chamroeun for disagreeing to change some graphics based on his dishonest ideas, as he took control of switching and then took Sar Chan Kreusna, a simple staff member, as a replacement.

    “Recently, staff members said that Nhek Kosal Vithyea had used staff members of Telecom Cambodia and used the labor of these employees of Telecom Cambodia to arrange the optical network for the National Information Technology Development Authority – NiDA – at the Council of Ministers; however, Nhek Kosal Vithyea takes the benefits for only a few people of his partisans.

    “It is known that Nhek Kosal Vithyea spent a lot of money to hide scandals, while Hun Sen approved the activities of the investigating institutions. Nhek Kosal Vithyea affirmed that he gave money to Men Sam An [in charge of such investigations as Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations, and Inspection], Prak Sokhon, and Sok An, and especially to Mr. Ho Sothy who is the director of the cabinet of Hun Sen, to make sure that some documents would not reach Hun Sen’s hands. It is very bad that those who are powerful and are to investigate into the theft from the nation, stay in the background and benefit from those who steal from the nation, like in this case. As for Sok An, his hips are stuck [he cannot take any action], because Nhek Kosal Vithyea begs and kneels in front of to Yeay Soma [Grandmother Soma] who is his mother-in-law. Thus, many detailed reports related to Nhek Kosal Vithyea, who steals from the nation, definitely do not reach Hun Sen’s hands.” Khmer Amatak, Vol.8, #538, 21.12.2007

    Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
    Friday, 21 December 2007

    Areyathor, Vol.14, #1294, 21-22.12.2007

    • Where Was Yash Ghai [Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Human Rights in Cambodia] During Pol Pot Time? [mocking that Yash Ghai could not have entered Cambodia during that time]

    Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1524, 21.12.2007

    • Samdech Dekchor Shows Documents [about “his former spy”] but He Delays their Publication [understanding the spy’s current boss’ interest]
    • Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Congratulates South Korean New President [Lee Myung Bak] and Continues to Attack Mr. Yash Ghai Verbally
    • Nearly $10,000 Provided by Two Generous People [Millan Lov, director of Khmer Angkor Film Productions, and Prak Sovann, representative of Mitsu Cambodia] to Phnom Penh Municipality for the Construction of Roads in City

    Khmer Amatak, Vol.8, #538, 21.12.2007

    • Detailed Reports on Theft from the Nation, Committed by Nhek Kosal Vithyea, to Hun Sen Get Stuck at Sok An, Ho Sothy, and Men Sam An
    • Diplomats and International Community Want Samdech Krom Preah to Participate in 2008 Election
    • Funcinpec Leaders Know that Many Funcinpec Members Prepare to Join Norodom Ranariddh Party in Early 2008
    • Human Rights in Cambodia Really Decline Like Mr. Yash Ghai’s Report States

    Koh Santepheap, Vol.40, #6224, 21.12.2007

    • [Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Human Rights in Cambodia – he is from Kenya] Yash Ghai and Kenya [where millions of people are said to starve]; Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen: To Support Yash Ghai’s Report Is to Look Down on Cambodian Nation
    • Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Congratulates [Lee Myung Bak’s] Success in Presidential Election by His Former Advisor on Economic Questions Who Is South Korean
    • 40 Senior National Police Promoted Generals

    Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3343, 21.12.2007

    • Military Ranks Sold for Money for Election Campaign [for Cambodian People’s Party – according to a military chief at Ministry of Defense]
    • Khmer Rouge Tribunal Needs More Than $100 Million [additional] Funds; Hearing of Nuon Chea Will Be Held on 4 February 2008

    Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4468, 21.12.2007

    • Grenade Thrown [by unknown person] Beneath a Bed in Front of a House: Nine People Wounded [Memut, Kompong Cham]

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