Friday, October 25, 2013

Cambodia's opposition ends 3-day protest after delivering petitions to embassies

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's opposition party on Friday afternoon wrapped up its three-day mass protest peacefully after it delivered petitions to the United Nations office and foreign embassies to call for their interventions in the country's political crisis since July's election.

"We have successfully conducted the nonviolent mass demonstration. Thank all of you for your time to join with us. Have safe trips back home," Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) spoke to about 20, 000 supporters at the capital's Freedom Park.

During the three-day protest, Sam Rainsy led his supporters to march through streets in the capital to submit petitions to the United Nations office and eight foreign embassies--those of France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Russia, Japan, Indonesia and China.

There was no report of clashes between heavily-deployed security forces and protestors during the demonstration, Kheng Tito, a spokesman for the National Military Police, said Friday.

"It was held peacefully. We hear no report of incidents," he told Xinhua.

The demonstration coincided with the 22nd anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement on Cambodia, which laid the groundwork for UN -sponsored elections in 1993. The countries that received the opposition party's petitions are signatories to the Paris Agreement.

Cambodia held a parliamentary election on July 28. The official results revealed that the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won the election, but the opposition CNRP refused to accept the results, claiming serious irregularities during the poll and demanding for an independent poll probe.

The government has denied election fraud and rejected the opposition's request for poll investigation.

On Sept. 24, the Cambodian parliament, formed by the ruling party's 68 lawmakers-elect, voted for the establishment of a new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen even though the opposition's 55 lawmakers-elect boycotted the session.

Sam Rainsy said Wednesday that the opposition would continue to boycott parliament unless there was an appropriate solution to the contested election. He said his party did not recognize the Prime Minister Hun Sen-led government, claiming that it was a violation of the constitution.

However, Hun Sen has defended that his government was legitimate since the nation's King Norodom Sihamoni had already given endorsement.

Chan Saveth, head of legal aid for rights group Adhoc, said that the opposition's efforts to seek foreign help in the internal political row were unlikely to succeed.

"In my own opinion, Cambodian politicians are mature enough to sit down and talk together for a solution to the conflict. The opposition should not try to seek foreign intervention," he told Xinhua on Friday. "The opposition and ruling parties should continue dialogues for the sake of the nation."


Anonymous said...

បច្ចុប្បន្ន ។ សុំសួរថាតើការចរចារប៉ុន្មានដងគន្លង
មកនេះ តើបានការអ្វីខ្លះ ? ហេតុអ្វីបានជាចេះតែ
ជម្រុញឲធ្វើតែរឿងឥតប្រយោជន៍ឲខាតពេលដូច្នេះ ? ។ ហេតុអ្វីបានជាមិនជម្រុញឲគណៈបក្ស
ចម្រុះឯករាជ្យតាមការទាមទាររបស់ម្ចាស់ឆ្នោត គណៈបក្សជំទាស់ និងប្រទេសប្រជាធិបតិយ្យមួយ
ចំនួនផង ? ។ ឬមួយខ្លាចអំណាចគណៈបក្សកាន់
អំណាចសម្លាប់ចោល បានជាមិនហ៊ានជម្រុញ
ត្រង់ ៗ បែបហ្នឹង ? ។ ហើយ ចេះតែប្រើពាក្យ ឲ
ស្រាយ ។ បើគ្មានការរកយុត្តិធម៌ឲឃើញលើ
បញ្ហាមិនប្រក្រតីទេ ការចរចារគ្នានៅតែមិនអាច
ទៅមុខជានិច្ច នៅតែគ្មានលទ្ធផលដដែល សូម
ជ្រាប ។

ឈរលើជំហរយុត្តិធម៌ មានសុភវិនិច្ឆ័យ និង រក្សា
ជំហរឲបានរឹងមាំជានិច្ច ។ កុំរេតាមខ្យល់នៃការគំ
រាមកំហែង ឬ ការផ្តល់លាភសការៈឲសោះ ។ ត្រូវហ៊ានទទួលយកការពិត កុំស្ទាក់ស្ទើ មិនប្រាកដ
ក្នុងខ្លួន គ្មានជំនឿលើខ្លួនឯង ហើយ ចេះតែរេចុះ
រេឡើងតាមខ្យល់ វានឹងនាំមកនូវភាពអន្តរាយដល់
ប្រទេសជាតិ និង ក្តីទុក្ខវេទនាដល់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ
ខ្លួនឯងកាន់តែខ្លាំងឡើង ។

Anonymous said...


First of all, we must know Vietnam’s determination to hold on to Cambodia.

If we look back at the history, we would clearly see that Vietnam never abode or complied with all the treaties it had signed.
For instance:
1- Vietnam promised that it would not attack the US and its allies during the Vietnamese new year in 1968.
2- Vietnam did not comply with the 1973 peace treaty it signed with the US.
3- Vietnam did not comply with the 1991 Paris peace accord and instead implement all the bilateral treaties it had signed with Cambodia during its occupation.

Nobody wants Khmer people to die, but we must prepare to face this evil Vietnam
with the right attitude.

Now, the CNRP thought that it won because there was no violence during the demonstration. That is 100% wrong because Khmer people have the right to walk peacefully.

The CNRP must realize that TIME is on Hun Sen and Vietnam’s side. If Vietnam were able to drag this process longer, Khmer people and the international community will lose interest, and the CNRP will go nowhere but a certain defeat.

I suggest that the CNRP does not let up its demonstration after 3 days. KEEP GOING.
The election is 3 months old already. The CPP knew already that with the independent committee, it will become the loser. So, the CPP’s strategy is to drag the process and let TIME kill the CNRP.

To counter effectively Vietnam’s strategy, the CNRP must Intensify its demonstration.

I am not an extremist, but I will consider a great victory for Cambodia and Khmer people if we lost 100,000 people or less during our crusade to liberate Cambodia from Vietnam. It looks like I am the only one who kept saying this.

But I am saying one more time, no lost life, no fruitful result for the CNRP.

My ulterior motive was that Khmer people need help from the international community, especially the UN. The international community will be able to intervene only when Vietnam and Hun Sen committed a huge crime by killing so many people.

Knowing our enemy’s strength and determination is the key for us to win.
No lost life, No result. Keep dreaming. It will never work with this evil Vietnam.

Bun Thoeun

Anonymous said...

Hun Sen and CPP is the gangster. When CNRP use none violent to dealing with this gangster is not going to work at all.

To all Khmer people use people power to do just like Libyan did to Dictator Gaddafi.

Anonymous said...

The protest can either be peaceful or not at the mercy of CPP's will (Sar Kheng or Hun Sen). This time, the protest was peaceful because CPP needs CNRP to validate its MPs and government. The peaceful protesters got beaten up at Wat Phnom because CNRP was not needed yet at that time.

Watch out! Once their MPs and government became full-fledged, they will rule with an iron fist and terrify the Khmer citizens again.

Anonymous said...


Vietnamese Coffee Shop in Cambodia
by Freedom
July 18, 2009

Nowadays there are many Vietnamese Coffee Shops in Cambodia when Cambodian people seem never drink it before. During the Vietnamese immigrants move to live in Cambodia, it seems Cambodian people are going to be lack job, lose job and have no more chance like before.

When you drive around the Toul Tompong, Kirirom, Olympec and other places in Phnom Penh location, you will see more and more the Vietnamese Coffee Shops with many Vietnamese immigrations.

Vietnamese young girl with her short skirt which is attracted Cambodian people including the students who never like drinking Coffee before here.

A young girl is from South Vietnam. She can not speak Cambodian language including counting Cambodian money, but she could live and run a shop to attract many Cambodian people to drink everyday.
A Vietnamese young girl whom run the Coffee Shop near Human Resources University said, "I do not know how many people come perday, but i have income 500 000 Riel/day."

You could see, she just runs a small Coffee Shop, but she and her family could earn more money. In accordance her incoming, 500 000 Riel is equal around 120$. It is just aday. So how she can earn per month, and year?

I have presented in this Vietnamese Coffee Shop one hour. I see the most of coffee drinking are Cambodian people whom are attracted by her short skirt and white skin.

It is so hard when Vietnamese Coffee Shops increasing from day to day, and Cambodian people still have no job, but they must spend time for coffee drinking and to see Vietnamese young girls.

Anonymous said...

ល្ខោនសំដែងអាចមានជាឈុតឆាក ល្ខោនជីវិត្តក៏ត្រូវតែមានឈុតឆាកឲ្យបន្តររស់មានន័យ៖
បើគេកាន់តែបំបិតសិទ្ធសេរីភាព យើងក៏មិនត្រូវសំកុកយំទ្រជ័យជំនះរបស់គេដែរ! ត្រូវតែតបទៅវិញនូវភាពក្លាហានទាមទារកយុត្តិធម៌ឲ្យខ្លួនឯង ហើយសប្បាយរីករាយចេញមកពីមោតនៈភាពនៃថ្វីដៃររបស់យើង!
បើយើងមិនងើបឈរតស៊ូរប្រឆាំងនឹងរបបផ្ដាច់ការណ៍ទេ គ្មាននណា៎ប្រគល់សិទ្ធសេរីភាពឲ្យយើងដោយងាយៗទេ ព្រោះឥពួកគេមិនចេះស្កប់ស្កល់ យកតែប្រយោជន៍ពីរាស្ដ្រ ទៅស៊ីស្រួលដេកស្រួលតកូនចៅតែគ្នាវាហ្នឹង!
បើយើងរស់គ្មានន័យដូច្នេះ គង់តែមានថ្ងៃស្លាប់គ្មានន័យដូចតែគ្នា ណ្ហើយចុះយើងតស៊ូរឲ្យជីវិត្តមានន័យ យកជ័យជុំនះលើភាពអយុត្តិធម៌ដល់ទីបំផុត!

Anonymous said...

អាបាតុកម្ម (លេខ៧) ល្ខោនសង្រ្កោះយួន
-រៀបចំដោយ អាយួនហ៊ុន សែន

សមាសភាពអ្នកសំដែង ម៉ាហាបាតុកម្មក្លែងក្លាយ

-អាឆ្កែយួនកន្ទុយខ្វៀន សម រង្សី
-អាយួនឡេមឡឺម គឹម សុខា
-អង្គរក្សយួន ហេកហក ឆ្វេង​ស្តាំ
សំដែងតូជាអ្នករងកម្ម !!!

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