Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hun Sen: Factory workers can live without jobs [-Is the good Dr. Hun Xen becoming completely blind to Cambodia’s economy?]

(Photo: Bloomberg)

10 March 2009
By Hassan
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Socheata

Click here to read the article in Khmer

"Houses in Cambodia are not put into the auction block yet, unlike other countries that are facing financial crisis in 1997, therefore we are still continuing to develop" - Dr Hun Sen, PhD from Hanoi and the Irish International University
It turns out that the economy in small countries which, economists professed that it allows these countries to become independent from foreign aid, starts to be affected by the economic crisis occurring in developed nations, and Cambodian government officials start to recognize this fact as well.

In the past, Cambodian government officials used to say that economic crisis in Western countries will not seriously affect Cambodia’s economy because Cambodia’s economy is small.

In the garment sector, the World Bank issued a report on Sunday, indicating that Cambodia lost more than 30,000 jobs in this sector because factories are closing their door in Cambodia. The reason for these closures is because of the drop in foreign garment orders.

The World Bank wrote that 94 of the 116 countries on the verge of development are facing economic slowdown.

Nevertheless, Prime minister Hun Sen believes that Cambodian factory workers can still live even if they are jobless. Hun Sen said: “Compared to factory closures other countries, factory closures in Cambodia are very bad, but when compared to other countries, the closing of factories in those country leads to more danger than us, why? This is very easy to understand in Cambodia: these factories are newly opened, some are 4-5 years old, and some of the factories in Kampong Speu are only 2-3 years old. Therefore, when workers are jobless, they can return back to their villages right away. Since they just left their farming not too long ago, their rice fields are waiting for them, as well their parents, their families. Their families, their parents live on those lands, those houses.”

Hun Sen is not concerned about Cambodia’s economy

When the world is facing with an economic crisis, their leaders are looking for means to pull it up so that investors have confidence and are willing to invest in the businesses. In doing so, these investors are creating more jobs for people, and bringing income for people to spend.

In the US for example, the government is spending billions of dollars to provide help to companies that are facing major losses. The government is also helping their citizens cope with the situation by lowering income taxes, as well as providing stimulus funds to each family.

On the other hand, in Cambodia, if people are jobless, the government does provide any safety net to help these jobless workers live for a while at all.

In his comparison between the Cambodian and the foreign economies on Monday, Hun Sen seems to indicate that there is no issue of concerns for him. Hun Sen said: “The industry is pushing forward so that the factories and the companies that are working will also move forward. In the construction sector, even though there is some drop, but there is no construction sites that are abandoned. The construction of row houses and large buildings is still moving forward, the construction of hotels is still continuing, additional (grading) trucks are added in the construction sector. They said that the economy is slowing down, but if you go buy a house, they wouldn’t lower the price for you. Houses in Cambodia are not put into the auction block yet, unlike other countries that are facing financial crisis in 1997, therefore we are still continuing to develop.”


Anonymous said...

Hun Sen's logic
Don't mess up with Hun Sen.

Anonymous said...

Hun Sen: Factory workers can live without jobs ...

Workers: Can Hun Sen live without ...?

Hun Sen: You meant ... corruption, committing crimes, YOUN, adultery or cigarette?

Workers: All of the above.

Hun Sen: Hey! Don't insult me. That's too personal.

Anonymous said...

PM is 100% correct. It's not that hard to live in Cambodia. Lot of people doing just as good in other area as in factory works. Therefore, no one really depends on factory to survive, but nonetheless, all jobs is important in Cambodia, and we don't want Pouk Ah Scam Rainxy continues to drive them out of the country as they have been done for the last couple decades or so.

Anonymous said...

well, shut the fuck up 1:33pm motherfucker son of Ah Yuonn yiet kong

Anonymous said...

This idiot look like pret. He cares nothing except his power and moneys. He killed Hok Lundy to cover up all his own illegal activities. Times are clicking on him for sooner or later. He will face with a big messes. Tevoda Prediction

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but it would be nice, if someone could take care of Ah Savage Scam Rainxy sooner before more harm is done to Khmer people from his greed and desperation.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen anyone with such a warped sense of reality and such a diseased logic as Hun Sen.

With Hun Sen in power, Cambodia is sooooooooooooooo fucked.

Anonymous said...

There goes another victim of Ah Scam Rainxy's propaganda. Cambodia is one of the fastest growing country in the world, and he said Cambodia is soooo fucked. What a loser?

Anonymous said...

I can't tell which is which when it comes to the real eye. so, which one is real (left or right)?

Anonymous said...

Dr Hun Sen, you and your croies take most of their land. how can they go back and do farming?

khmer innocent said...

This article posted some very good reminders that were spoken out loudly not long ago.

Agreed totally with 12:58 PM that this is another logic thinking of the premier which I'm sure will become another GOOD REMINDER very soon.

Anonymous said...

May lighting strikes ah kwack forehead at noon time !!!!!!
Go to HELL ah kwack and his gang of scum bag !!!!!!!!!!!!

Khmer Young said...

Sam Rainsy has been so brave to play politics in wild environment of Cambodia. In Cambodia, I guarantee, if we don't have a strong and brave opposition leader like Sam Rainsy, Cambodia will be easily falling into absolute dictatorship. Now, Cambodia is led by absolutist as well, but it is better because their is still having opposition party.

However, Sam Rainsy's political rhetoric should be adjusted and spoken in more productive way, don't follow or imitate Hun Sen's unproductive political rhetoric.

Sam Rainsy perceived well that NEC's lawsuit against him is just politically oriented one. And he stated several times that those amount of money is not huge for him as he always donated for social charity more than that. But he has waited to see that how NEC will play its neutral role. So, this case shows us again, the evidence that, NEC is not neutral at all.

Second thing is the major voice of assembly. Assembly exists only physical appearance, but inside that assembly power is controlled by one man absolutist. Hun Sen intimidated Sam Rainsy and assembly followed Hun Sen like a very clever dog.

Like I mentioned previously, Cambodia's political game of election and assembly are just the "clown" of Hun Sen's power thirst. It is not better off to develop democracy at all. Hun Sen himself has no willingness to develop anything better if his own power thirst is not facilitated for him. Of course, only Hun Sen and his cronies who want Cambodia to move in this way. There are many other CPP's elites, opposition parties, and Cambodian peoples who are wanting change, and accruing genuine democracy development for future Cambodia.

Currently, major public praise Hun Sen for his credits of stopping KR, war and facing with territorial conflict with Thailand, but if this theory shows something truth about the trick of Hun Sen, you might think in opposite way. I don't tell you that true, you can figure out by your own.


Anonymous said...

Don't listen to Ah Flip-Flopper (Khmer-Yuon). He doesn't know what he's talking about.

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell Hun Sen that while people were working in the factories, their farms were not left uncultivated. They let member of their families or they rent it out to earn additional income. So they have at least duel sources of income.
Now without factory job, they have just one source of income. So don't tell me that they will be OK. Off course, they will survive but they are much poor. People also survived the Khmer Rouge.
If Hun Sen logic is correct, why bother attacting those factories in the first place? Secondly, it is not automatically true that other countries are worse off than Cambodia when their people lose their jobs because difference countries have difference social safty net. Cambodian have none. In many Cambodian are worse off when they lose their job.
Sorry, Hun Sen need to go back to Vietnam to get another PH.D.

Anonymous said...

sometime, i have the feeling people here don't take time to analyze the situationand take it as is and out of context, of course. things don't always works that way. talk about political ambition here, obviously speaking! hello, people are not that dumb here. we can analyze for ourselves, you know! it's called diversification of the economy, and it's not the end of the world either, you know! garment isn't the only industry in cambodia, although many khmer people need this job to earn income etc... however, it's not the only job to be had in cambodia, you know! wake up, people and be smarter!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOshit! just looks the face of this monster beast!!

Anonymous said...

Yeap, if you mess with Khmer people, your worst night mare will not end anytime soon, buddy.

Anonymous said...

Are both eyes fake..? i think so!

Anonymous said...

If you voted for CPP (Cambodian People's Party):

Also known as:

Communist People's Party
Khmer Rouge People's Party
Khmer Krorhorm People's Party
Khmer Revolution Party

You're support the killing of 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples from 1975 to 1979 in Cambodia.

You're support the killing at least twelve innocent men, women and children on March 30, 1997 Grenade Attack in Cambodia.

You're support assassination of journalists in Cambodia.

You're support political assassination and killing in Cambodia.

You're support attempted assassination and murder of leader of the free trade union in Cambodia.

You're support corruptions in Cambodia.

You're support murder of Piseth Pilika (Hun Sen's affaire).

You're support Hun Sen Regime burn poor people's house down to the ground and leave them homeless.

Hun Sen, Chea Sim and Heng Samrin was a former Khmer Rouge commanders.

Now, Hun Sen, Chea Sim and Heng Samrin are Khmer Rouge leaders, since their leader (Pol Pot) is dead.

From 1975 to 1979, these Khmer Rouge commanders responsible for killing 1.7 million innocent Khmer peoples in Cambodia.

From 1980 to present, these Khmer Rouge leaders responsible for killing innocent men, women and children on March 30, 1997, assassinated journalists, political assassination and killing, murder of Piseth Pilika (Hun Sen's affaire) and attempted assassinate and murder of leader of the free trade union in Cambodia.

When is the ECCC going to bring these three criminals to U.N. Khmer Rouge Tribunal?

Khmer Rouge Regime is a genocide organization.

Hun Sen Regime is a terrorist organization.
Hun Sen Bodyguards is a terrorist organization.
Hun Sen Death Squad is a terrorist organization.
Cambodian People's Party is a terrorist organization.

I have declare the current Cambodian government which is lead by the Cambodian People's Party as a terrorist organization.

Whoever associate with the current Cambodian government are associate with a terrorist organization.

Khmer Rouge Regime had committed:

War Crimes
Crimes Against Humanity
Overwork to Death
Assault and Battery

Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen Regime had committed:

Drive by Shooting
Death Threat
Human Rights Abuses
Human Trafficking
Drugs Trafficking
Under Age Child Sex
Mass Eviction
Land Grabbing
Illegal Firearms
Illegal Logging
Acid Attacks
Steal Votes
Violate the Constitution

These are the Trade Marks of Hun Sen's Khmer Rouge Regime.

Under Hun Sen Regime, no criminals that has been committed murder and all other crimes within Hun Sen's government ever been brought to justice.

Information change without notice as it become available.

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