Monday, October 14, 2013

Key donors endorse election

Kevin Ponniah The Phnom Penh Post Mon, 14 October 2013 

The Devil
The governments of Australia and France have congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen on his election victory, becoming the first key Western donors to do so since the official election results were released on September 8.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also offered his congratulations to Hun Sen on the sidelines of the 23rd ASEAN Summit in Brunei last week, according to Foreign Ministry officials.

The international recognition comes as opposition leader Sam Rainsy continues an overseas tour seeking worldwide condemnation of a government that his party maintains was illegally formed.

Following stops at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the European Union in Brussels, Rainsy was in Paris yesterday, where he was scheduled to meet French government officials, opposition public affairs head Mu Sochua said.

He is scheduled to continue to the United Nations in New York and the US Congress in Washington, DC.

“Any government which recognises this nonsense election which was not free and fair has to hold itself responsible to the world for [failing] to pursue democracy,” Sochua said yesterday.

“Mr Rainsy will continue his pursuit for justice for the people of Cambodia,” she said, adding that he would likely express his disappointment directly to French government officials.

Rainsy could not be reached for direct comment yesterday.

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said yesterday that the government’s legitimacy came from the election and the King, rather than foreign powers.

“Sure, the congratulations by other state leaders are giving more weight to [the government], but not legitimacy,” he said in an email.

Council of Ministers spokesman Ek Tha said that because the government was formed legally, it was “quite optimistic” that grant aid, investment and loans would continue flowing.

“Every country is supporting us now, from Asian to Western governments. This is a very strong message to the outside world: come and invest in Cambodia,” he said.

Letters from Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault were released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. Both leaders focus on political reconciliation between the two parties in their diplomatic missives.

The Cambodia National Rescue Party has been boycotting its 55 seats in parliament since the assembly was inaugurated on September 23 in protest of election irregularities.

A meeting between the two parties on September 16 produced a joint statement promising further negotiations and unspecified electoral reform, though little progress has been made since.

In a letter dated October 6, Abbott congratulates Hun Sen, hails Cambodia as an “important partner” and says “Australia has a long-standing commitment to the process of democratisation” in the Kingdom. “In this context, I welcome the peaceful conduct of the recent National Assembly elections in Cambodia and the Joint Statement of September 16,” he writes. “I look forward to a process of reconciliation of all parties that will sustain peace and security as the foundation of Cambodia’s future.”

The French letter follows a similar tack, with the government also referencing its role in the 1991 Paris Peace Accords and praising the development of Cambodian democracy.

“July’s … elections were marked by a strong mobilisation of voters. It is important that all Cambodian political actors now work together to ensure the proper functioning of institutions, which is essential to democracy and the country’s development,” the letter reads.

Australian ambassador Alison Burrows yesterday said that Australia had already called for a “transparent investigation of reported electoral irregularities” .

“The Australian Embassy hopes that dialogue will continue between the two parties, and that the door will be left open for [the] CNRP to take up seats in the National Assembly,” she said.

The French embassy did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Representatives of the UN in Cambodia could also not be reached.

The CNRP, however, rejected the idea that foreign donors could both recognise the government and continue to push for electoral investigation and reform, party lawmaker Mu Sochua said.

“You can’t go both ways.… You can’t say it was free and fair and therefore I congratulate the winners, but I still want to investigate why it was not free and fair,” Sochua said.

Carlyle Thayer, long-time Cambodia watcher and scholar at the Australian Defence Force Academy, said foreign powers could accept the legitimacy of the government “while holding very serious concerns about the electoral process”.

“[There is] no doubt they will continue to put pressure to see those flaws addressed before the next election,” he said, adding that other Western powers, such as the US and European Union, could soon follow suit.

“It’s traditional that you do issue a letter of congratulation.… It should be forthcoming [from the US]. If it doesn’t, it indicates American displeasure.

“I’m not going to say that [Australia and France] are going to create a stampede, but there is no further recourse in Cambodia legally. No matter how flawed they are that’s what the election results [will be].”

Other nations that have already extended their congratulations to the new government include China, Singapore, Japan, India and Brazil.



Anonymous said...

Go Sochua!

Anonymous said...

ហុល្លង់ឡើងជាប្រធានាធិបតី តែកាលនោះក៏គេ
មិនចូលចិត្តសាកូហ្ស៊ីដែរ ព្រោះតែអត្តចរិតមិនល្អ
ដូច្នេះគ្មានជម្រើសក៏បោះឲ្យហុល្លង់ទៅ មានបារាំង
មួយចំនួនរត់ចោលស្រុក ព្រោះការតម្លើងប្រាក់ពន្ធ
លើមូលធន៧៥ភាគរយ ។ រឿងខ្មែរក៏គ្មានអ្នកសារពត៌មានដាក់ផ្សាយដែរ ដូច្នេះ
វាមិនដឹងរឿងខ្មែរយ៉ាងម៉េចទេ អានក អាយរ៉ូនេះ
កំណើតដើមវាជាសាសន៍អាឡឺម៉ង់ត៍ រឿងខ្មែរជា
រឿងរបស់ខ្មែរ តែគេក៏ដឹងថាហ៊ុន​សែនជាមនុស្ស
បែបណានោះ កុំទាន់អរពេកគេដឹងថានរណាជា
ចោរ នរណាជាម្ចាស់ដែរ ជួនកាលគេត្បកក្បាល
ដ៏ថោកទាបនេះ មានតែខ្លួនយើងទេដែលដឹងខ្លួន
ឯង បើយើងជាចោរ គេសរសើរថា ជាចៅក្រម
យើងអរដែរឬ? បើគេមិនដឹងក៏យើងដឹងខ្លួនឯង
ដែរ ។

Anonymous said...

If the UN has accepted this 100% fraud election, it means that UN has no eyes anymore. That is why Assad can more than 110 000 innocent Syrian people what Assad wanted. What has UN approached overthere, nothing. Who will still believe to this organization anymore? For me nothing for long time ago.

Anonymous said...

If the UN recognized this thief regime, it means that the UN is supporting the communist thief regime to oppresed the innocent Cambodian people further and allow the Vietnamese to annex other state like Cambodia today. We Khmer will never recognize this UN organisation too because the UN don't understand the internal problem of Khmer. bye bye

Anonymous said...



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Anonymous said...

Remember this, you can not believe and trust what comes out from the CPP's mouth.

Anonymous said...

Recognize # Unrecognize

Anonymous said...

Screw Ban Ki Moon, Cambodian people MUST stand up for them self. Remember the power of the people. We still can remove HUN SEN by millions of Cambodian stand up and demanding. I can see a lot of Khmer united now than before. Please keep doing the good job all Khmer youth and all supporter from outside.

Anonymous said...

Please stop to pray on God anymore, God can never help us if we don't help us first, Allah is the same look back to Tunesia, Lybia and Syria. Khmer are praying on God but don't forget YOUN annex Khmer land by using tricks, tactic, stategy, ideology and technic.

If all Khmer still to pray on God, Khmer land will be the 2nd Kampuchea Krom soon.

Anonymous said...

ពិតមែនហើយ មានបរទេសជាច្រើនសុទ្ធតែគិត
ផលប្រយោជន៍ប្រទេសគេ និង ខ្លួនគេជាធំ គេមិន
ដែលគិតដល់ការឈឺចាប់ ការរងទុក្ខ និង ផលប្រ
យោជន៍របស់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋយើងជាធំទេ ។ ហា
មាត់ឡើងនិយាយសុទ្ធតែពីគុណធម៌ និង មនុស្ស
ធម៌ តែការប្រព្រឹត្តវិញ សុទ្ធតែអគុណធម៌ អមនុស្ស
ធម៌ទាំងអស់ ។ បើមិនអញ្ចឹង មិនមែនអង្ការសហ
ប្រជាជាតិ និង សហគមអន្តរៈជាតិទាំងអស់ កាល
ណោះទុកឲរបបប្រល័យពូជសាសខ្មែរ្កក្រហម សម្លាប់ខ្មែរច្រើនដល់ម្លឹង ។ រហូតដល់យួនអាច
ឆ្លៀតឧកាសបាន ចូលឈ្លានពានដណ្តើមយក
ស្រុកខ្មែរបានទាំងស្រុង ទើបព្រមងើបឡើងនោះ
ទេ ។ ហើយទើបតែនឹកឃើញបង្កើតសាលាក្តីកាត់
ទោសពួកឃាតករប្រល័យពូជសាសទាំងហ្នឹង ក្នុង
ពេលនេះ វាមិនជ្រុលពេលពេកទេ ? ​វាមិនខ្ជះ
ខ្ជាយធនធានពេកទេ ? ។

មិនតែប៉ុណ្ណោះ នៅថែមទាំងទុកបណ្តោយឲ ពួក
គណៈបក្សអាយ៉ងកុម្មុយនិស្ត កាន់អំណាច ប្រព្រឹត្ត
តែអំពើល្មើសច្បាប់ ដ៍ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរគ្រប់បែបយ៉ាងស្រេច
តែចិត្ត តាំងពីឆ្នាំ​១៩៩២​ក្រោយពីមានកិច្ចសន្យា
ទីក្រុងប៉ារិសមកដល់ពេលនេះទៀតផង ។ ថែម
ទាំងបង្ហូរប្រាក់ជំនួយដ៍មហាសាលចូលក្នុងហោប៉ៅពួកវារហូតដល់ក្លាយជាសេដ្ឋី និង មហាសេដ្ឋីគ្រប់
ៗ ក្បាល ។ ដែលបណ្តាលឲពួកកាន់តែសាហាវ
ឡើងដោយអាងលើទឹកប្រាក់ ដើរប្រព្រឹត្តតែអំពើ
សាហាវព្រៃផ្សៃ ជិះជាន់ កាប់សម្លាប់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ
ស្លូតត្រង់ខ្លាំងឡើង ។

ដើម្បីផលប្រយោចន៍ពួកគេ ៗ បានចិញ្ចឹម និង បំប៉ន ពួកអាប្រែតអវិចី និង បីសាចដ៏ឃោឃៅ
មួយហ្វូងនេះ ឲកាន់តែធំធាត់ តាមរយៈប្រាក់ជំ
នួយ និង ប្រាក់កំចីគ្រប់បែប គ្រប់ធុន មកធ្វើ
បាប ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរស្លូតត្រង់ទូទាំងប្រទេស ឲរងទុក្ខវេទនាគ្មានថ្ងៃបានសុខទាល់តែសោះ ។

ដូច្នេះ សូមបងប្អូនប្រជាពលរដ្ឋទាំងក្នុង និង ក្រៅ
ប្រទេស ត្រូវនាំគ្នារួបរួមគ្នាឡើង ជាពិសេស អ្នកប្រ
ជាធិបតិយ្យដូចគ្នា​ ។​ កុំបែកបាក់គ្នា កុំប្រឆាំងគ្នា
ឯង ឲសត្រូវ និង បរទេសមើលងាយថា យើងមិន
ទាំងចេះសាម្គីគ្នាឯងផង ធ្វើម៉្តេចនឹងយកឈ្នះគូប្រ
ជែង ឬ បច្ចារមិត្តបាន ? ។ សូមឈប់ប្រឆាំងគ្នា
ឯង ហើយ នាំគ្នាកាន់ដៃគ្នាក្រោកឈរឡើង តតាំង
ប្រឆាំងជាមួយពួកសភា និង រដ្ឋាភិបាលកុម្មុនិស្ត
ខុសច្បាប់ និង ក្រុមគាំទ្រពួកវា ដើម្បីធ្វើការផ្លាស់
ប្តូរឲបានជាបន្ទាប់ ។

គ្មានអ្វីធំជាងកម្លាំងប្រជាពលរដ្ឋទេ ទោះមាន
ដោយ ឲតែកម្លាំងប្រជាពលរដ្ឋនៅតែខ្លាំងជម្រុញ
ទៅមុខជានិច្ច មិនរាថយ គង់តែអាចទម្លុះជញ្ជាំង
ខាន ។ សូមបងប្អូនជនរួមជាតិខ្មែរយើងទាំងអស់ នៅតែ
រក្សាជំហរឲរឹងមាំក្នុងការទាមទារឲមានការផ្លាស់ប្តូរជានិច្ចនោះ សូម្បីតែបរទេសក៍ត្រូវតែគោរពតាម
មតិភាគច្រើនរបស់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរដែរ ។ នេះ
ហើយដែលហៅថាលទ្ថិប្រជាធិបតិយ្យ គឺជាលទ្ថិ
ដែលយកប្រជារាស្រ្គជាធំ ត្រូវគោរពតាមឆ័ន្ទៈរបស់
រាស្រ្គភាគច្រើនជាដាច់ខាត ។

យើងទាំងអស់គ្នាសង្ឃឹមថា បងប្អូនជនរួមជាតិទាំង
អស់ នាំគ្នាកាន់ដៃគ្នា ក្រោកឈរឡើងធ្វើតាមឆ័ន្ទៈ
ដែលគាំទ្រពួកខុសច្បាប់នោះថា ពួកគេបានបំ
ពានលើឆ័ន្ទៈរបស់ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរហើយ ។

Anonymous said...

to 10:09 PM,
I like your meaningful comment 100%.

Anonymous said...

Both German people (BRD & DDR) was united who helped them first? The answer: The spirit of the German people first and the USA under President Ronald Reagain(R).

Lybian people liberated from morder Gaddafi: The spirit of the Lybian People with help from USA, UK and France, NOT UN at all.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with 9:55 PM!
It once again that the western world turned a blind eyes on Cambodia. It is time for peoples power to rid of Hun Sen government once and for all. The time is now!!! There is no help from the so-call democratic country. Take this country back with our own blood. No more more talking Mr. Rainsy. Let the people take what is rightfully ours.

Anonymous said...

UN is to serve devil not to serve Democracy and human right.

UN knew exactly in side Cambodia by human right report.

From now on UN it just a piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

12:02 AM

Your leader RAinsy will NOT allow you Violent or Mass Uprise Okay?Had to be Smeung Smath Tam Preah Reach Damreh Okay? He is helping HS to stay on guys may as well give up...Rainsy wouldn't be any help,

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all for supporting my comment. I hope we are all in one so that we can fight back and remove the dictator and injustice in Cambodia. Also, it can be shown to the world that we are all together nobody can break us up at all.
from 10:09 PM

Anonymous said...

Oh by the way Did Rainsy submit for approval from Sar Kheng yet for Moha Picnic Smeung Smath Tam Preah Reach Damreh on Oct. 23? Did the band rehearse the song yet? Remind Rainsy don't forget that!

Anonymous said...


Pkaychivit said...

Hun Shit is a strong man, so UN SO FEAR of this guy. Only our Khmer people, but not some Khmer that have "kbal youn kloun Khmer" can take Hun Shit down...

Anonymous said...

Now I know why South Korea had gave PhD degree to Hun Sen, Ban Ki-moon also from South Korea.

Anonymous said...


Tho' HS is not highly educated like your leader Rainsy but he's smarter...knowing he has to deal with UN he has chosen one of his adviser from S.Korea who is a good friend of Ban Ki Moon. Do your leader Rainsy have that skill or strategy? Rainsy was the one who endorsed 50+1 formula and that formula is killing him now.

Anonymous said...

Of course, it is easy for a high school drop-out to break the law and destroy the country than an educated leader to leverage ethics and high principles to sustain the country development and growth.

However, don't jump the gun, so to speak, regarding constitutional technicality. You missed one step. There is an acceptable minimum of 120 out of 123 first before 50+1 become applicable. It seemed in any case the number was off: only 68 out of 131=63 + 68.

Anonymous said...


Of course, it is easier for a high school drop-out to break the law and destroy the country than for an educated leader to leverage ethics and high principles to sustain the country development and growth.

However, don't jump the gun, so to speak, regarding constitutional technicality. You missed one step. There is an acceptable minimum of 120 out of 123 first before 50+1 become applicable. It seemed in any case the number was off: only 68 out of 131=63 + 68.

Anonymous said...

Australia, France, and other nations have huge investment in Cambodia and that is why they must support the Hun Sen regime. Over the past 28 years, Cambodia has given those countries the best interests the Cambodia has to offer. Why walk a ways from somethings great they can't refuse.

Anonymous said...

ជម្រើសមានតែមួយ ខ្មែរត្រូវទីពឹងខ្លួនឯងទើបអាចសង្គ្រោះជាតិខ្លួនបាន!

Anonymous said...

all cnrp members should go to talk to all the ambassadors in cambodia not just out side of the country. they should seeking from the asian and European ambassadors in srok khmer. do it now or to late.

Anonymous said...

The CNRP must not allow itself to be discouraged by the French and Australian supports given to Hun Sen government. These two countries and others have investments in Cambodia and want always to be on good term with Hun Sen for their own interests. Democracy in Cambodia is not their priority and has never been in reality!

The CNRP needs the support of the Cambodian people to find justice for them and that is the most important weapon since Cambodia can only count on its own people to remove Hun Sen. With that reasoning in mind, CNRP should not participate in Hun Sen government if the people do not want it.

Stay outside the government and let France and Australia make a fool of themselves in their dealing with a government that represents the most not even 30-40% or so of the population.

CNRP, Stay firm with the demands and do not allow the war of attrition breaks down your spirit; you have an obligation to those who risk everything to vote for your party. Their aspiration should guide your policies.

Pissed Off

Anonymous said...

The Western powers spread the seed of democracy around the world and now they are supporting Hun Sen Vietcong slave puppet government? Hun Sen has been stealing Cambodian people vote under UNTAC since 1992 and he even staged bloody military coup to grab power by illegal mean! He stole Cambodian people vote again in 2013!

The Western democratic value is too dangerous for Cambodian people because even after 30 years these same Western powers kept supporting Hun Sen to become a dictator, killer, and a traitor to Cambodian people! Under Hun Sen leadership the forest is gone, the land concession make Cambodian people homeless, the corruption created substandard infrastructures from roads to bridges that fail to support Cambodia economically. Cambodia is falling further behind in economic development which in the long run will create instability!

Cambodian history demands blood and glory! Without blood there is no glory! Cambodia must have a real government that response to the need of Cambodian people! As long as Cambodia continue to have a puppet government and there won't be real democracy in Cambodia. Where is Cambodia now after 30 years of Hun Sen Vietcong slave puppet rule? Do you think 5 more years of Hun Sen will bring real democracy to Cambodia? You must be living in a dream land!

Anonymous said...

It is time that Khmer should remember that Only internal force could change the Hun Sen government. Khmer can't wait and see Hun Sen destroy Cambodia any more! Western power waiting for so long to send the congratulation to Hun Sen. But it is not a pure congratulation, it is a conditional congratulation in which they urge Hun Sen to continue solving the problem! Remember that if CNRP is strong enough Western Power will be with you.

Anonymous said...

same old shit. Khmer remember don't let other country tell us what to do?? Khmer must run by the people! Unite and Fight...Those western wouldn't give a shit about US poor Khmer....

Anonymous said...

The new Cambodia Government is completely illegitimate!!! Sort of robbery!!!