Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sam Rainsy To Call Sar Kheng Over Negotiations

“We never set conditions but the CNRP itself demands too much,” said Cheam Yeap

By Colin Meyn and Kuch Naren - October 31, 2013

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy plans to call CPP Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday to discuss restarting negotiations between the two parties.

Mr. Rainsy said that he hoped Mr. Kheng would clarify whether the CPP is unconditionally open to further negotiations, or if the party is still demanding that the CNRP’s 55 lawmakers-elect swear in as National Assembly members—fully legitimizing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government—before talks are held.

“I will call Sar Kheng because this is the mechanism to meet each other,” Mr. Rainsy said, add­ing that the call would be made either before or after a CNRP press conference scheduled for 9 a.m.

We want to hear directly from the mouth of the CPP, is there a precondition? It is speculation and interpretation that there has been some change [in the CPP’s stance],” he said.

We have expressed our point of view strongly,” Mr. Rainsy said, referring to a statement released by the CNRP on Wednesday, in which the opposition says it will continue to push for an investigation of the disputed July ballot and an overhaul of the electoral system, including the resignation of the nine-member National Election Committee (NEC).

“We must first address the legitimacy problem of the recent elections before considering joining the National Assembly and recognizing the legitimacy of any government,” the CNRP said in its statement.

CPP spokesman Cheam Yeap, the head of the National Assembly’s finance committee, said on Tuesday that the ruling party would hold talks with CNRP leaders only after they were sworn in as lawmakers.

Contacted Wednesday, Mr. Yeap denied that the CPP had set conditions for future negotiations.

“We never set conditions but the CNRP itself demands too much,” he said. “The CNRP got the minority [of seats] in the National Assembly, so they better be flexible by accepting what we granted them: concessions for a position as deputy president at the National Assembly, four chairmanships of four committees and five deputy chairmen for five committees.”

That same offer was made by the CPP during the last round of failed negotiations on September 15 and 16—when the CPP also committed in principle to electoral reform—but was not accepted by the CNRP.

The preconditions set by both parties make the prospects for fruitful talks dim, said Koul Panha, executive director of the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel).

“If [party leaders] put conditions [on meeting for further talks], then it becomes a difficult situation,” he said.

“They should not say ‘you have to legitimate my government first and then we will talk,’ or ‘you have to solve this problem first and then come to talk,’ they should just talk and keep talking. That is the only way they can compromise and get a result,” Mr. Panha said.

Thun Saray, the head of local rights group Adhoc and chairman of Comfrel, also said the situation appeared bleak.

“I’m not optimistic about [negotiations] because it seems that the position of the two sides is becoming farther and farther apart,” Mr. Saray said.

“Especially the opposition…they don’t talk any more about sharing power in the National Assembly and [instead] they talk about reform of the NEC and reform of the process of elections in general,” he said, adding that the CPP’s behavior after the election was also making it difficult for the CNRP to believe their promises of reform.

“They [CPP leaders] still behave in an old style, not in a new style. They talk about changing or reforming the country, but that contradicts their behavior. They still accuse those who want reform of being opposed to them. That means they are still only looking out for the interests of their own party,” he said.


Anonymous said...

if sam raingsy want to call devil sar kheng,sar kheng already knew that sam raingsy really want and hungry about his position,is better way wait until cpp has no choice how it work for the new government and their bagging to accept of cnrp has been requested.

Anonymous said...

ខ្ញុំសួរសម​ ​រង្ស៉ីថាលោកអត់ឈ្មោះបោះឆ្នោត
ដូច្នោះសម រង្ស៉ីក៏កាន់តែអត់ឈ្មោះនិងមុខងារជា អ្វីទាំងអស់ក្នុងកិច្ចការរដ្ឋព្រោះប្រធានបក្សមិនត្រូវ
ក្សនៅសរអជាដើម ឬមួយលោកសម រង្ស៉ីធ្វើត្រាប់ តាមអាខ្វាក់ចង់ ដកដាក់នរណាស្រេចតែក្បាល ចិត្តអាញ់។អាខ្វាក់គូនិងអាភ្លើ៕

Anonymous said...

Suggestion to the CNRP:

You cannot make so many vital mistakes and survive.

Right now, you don't need to impose so many preconditions crab to the loser CPP.

Stick firmly with this:

To go forward, in order to succeed, the CNRP must stick to only one subject to negotiate: the formation of an independent committee to investigate the fraudulent election. You talk on something else only after this committee has been created.

If the CPP refused, that is where the fight would start. A political impasse, be it.Your back is against the wall. You cannot make any concession on this issue. Khmer people will stay behind you only when you fought for this just cause.

Be strong !! The international community will help you after they saw Khmer people overwhelmingly support you.

Bun Thoeun

Anonymous said...

Sam Rainsy always demands to have independent inquiry into election frauds before negotiation take place. But it is the big head CPP Cheam Yeap who said "that the ruling party would hold talks with CNRP leaders only after they were sworn in as lawmakers."

Well...Obviously this is the precondition that Sam Rainsy want to hear from the CPP! Otherwise Sam Rainsy is not going to waste his time with the bullshit talking with the CPP! It is the CPP that broke the election law by tampering with the election boxes! How can Sam Rainsy work or join with the CPP criminal that broke the law?

Criminal is still criminal and Sam Rainsy is still Rainsy! But in this case the criminal CPP has yet to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

Anonymous said...

The CPP is preaching about reform but their behavior never want reform. To have independent inquiry into election frauds is the first step to reform the Cambodian National Election Committee(NEC)! By putting the NEC under the microscope it will expose the poor data management practices and inconsistent verification procedures that result in voters error which is very hard to detect the abuse by the NEC.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sam , Some Khmers said that you are retard because
you called Mr Sar Kheng instead of Hun Sen when you want
to know directly from CPP . Why do you want to talk to
Hun Sen's top dog ? What does it know more beside barking ?

Anonymous said...

នេះជាល្បិច " ហុកកុក " បកទៅលើ ល្បិច "សាមកុក" វិញ យល់ អត់ ?

Anonymous said...

Ms Jendhamuni,

Thank you for posting my comment. You are such a brave and inspirational person.
I would like to also take this opportunity to profusely thank KI’s team for making KI a nice place for people to get fresh news and for people to freely express their opinion.

I know you are a very sentimental person. I listened to World Khmer Radio on 01-25-2013 and at 54mn, there was a very sentimental song sang by Huoy Meas (Neuk Bang Nass…). I am sure that you are going to like that song.
I've tried to look for it in youtube, but I could not find it.

Bun Thoeun

Anonymous said...

go ahead just kill each other, so I can just watch. It is better to see you all dead, so that we can have it all in the end hahaha from me youn, siem and chen hahaha

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

អាតិរិច្ឆានជាម យៀបនិងអាសត្វធាតុឈាងវុននឹងត្រូវរន្ទះបាញ់ងាប់ធ្លាក់នរកទាំងពូជនៅពេលឆាប់ៗនេះហើយ ដូច្នេះកុំប្រកាន់សំដីឆ្កួតរបស់វាអី ម្យាងទៀតក្រុមបក្សពួកលួចបន្លំសន្លឹកឆ្នោតប្លន់ឆន្ទះរាស្រ្ត និងមេកើយរបស់វា កនឹងមានវាសនាដូចវាអព្ចាឹងដែរគឺត្រូវរន្ទះបាញ់ងាប់និងក្រឡាប់ឡានងាប់តៃហោងទាំងពូជ

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

Got to love khmer they never agree on anything.

Anonymous said...

Look at ah Cheam Yiep, ah Chker youn, a defected brain by the rabies, which are attacking his central nervous system. His days of very bitchy barking are limited. Are you deaf and blind as your boss, ah Kwak.

Anonymous said...

All Khmer for the democracy must also be firm along with the leaders, in order for overcoming the aggression of the today unfair society, that's formed organized by the lawlessness colonized government!

Stimulated ourselves, as we all Khmer!
Stay firm!
Stand firm!
Stick with our goal!
Start with our present and future plan!
Stage by stage performing, the new constitutional disposal move nearer!
Strike by strike for our achievement!

Anonymous said...

អាខ្វាក់សម រង្សី អាឯង
គេដឹង ដល់អាចម៍! អាអាចម៍!

Anonymous said...

ជយោ! សមេ្តចបណ្ឌិតអគ្គមហាសេនាបតីតេជោ ហ៊ុន សែន វរ្ម័នទី១ ជាទេវតានៃកម្ពុជា!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr Viet Cheam Yeab his agood dog who Hun SEn feeds to barking what he don't wants to do himself.KRANHUN EASAN

Anonymous said...

7:45 PM

Khmers can and do agree with each others.
But Khmer Vietminhs serve only Yuon's interests !!! Can Khmers agree to that ?

Anonymous said...

បើនិយាយពីសារជាតិរបស់មនុស្សបង្កប់នូវភាពអាត្មានិយម គិតពីប្រយោជន៏ផ្ទាល់ខ្លួន អោយតែបានទ្រព្យសម្បត្តិ ឋានៈតួនាទី កេរ្តិ៏ឈ្មោះ មិនខ្វល់ពីផលប៉ះពាល់ដល់អ្នកដ៏ទៃ សង្គម រឺប្រទេសជាតិឡើយ ដូចពាក្យដែលគេតែងនិយាយថា៉ ក្រៅពីខ្លួនអញ្ញ គឺអ្នកដ៏ទៃទាំងអស់ ចង់អាណាងាប់អញ្ញមិនខ្វល់៉ ។ ជាការពិតខ្ញុំជឿថា ដោយមិនប្រៀបធៀបនឹងប្រទេសអភិវឌ្ឍន៏ដ៏ទៃទៀត រឺក៏អាត្រាប្រជាជនសរុបរបស់ប្រទេសយើង អ្នកចេះដឹងនៅក្នុងសង្គមខ្មែរយើង មិនមែនមានតិចទេ គ្រប់ផ្នែក គ្រប់វិស័យ សង្គម សេដ្ឋកិច្ច នយោបាយ ។ល។ មានរហូតដល់ថ្នាក់បណ្ឌិតមកពីបរទេស និងមានអ្នកវិភាគរាប់រយនាក់។ ប៉ុន្តែអ្វីជាអកុសល់នោះ តាមរយៈការវិភាគរបស់ពួកគាត់សុទ្ធតែជាការវិភាគមិនឯករាជ្យ មិនអព្យាក្រិត សុទ្ធតែជាពត៌មាននិងវិភាគលំអៀងទៅតាមបក្យដែលខ្លួនបំរើអោយ ដើម្បីបានទទួលភាគលាភ អំណាច និងអត្ថប្រយោជន៏ផ្សេងៗ។ខ្ញុំមិនជឿថាពួកគាត់មិនស្គាល់អ្វីល្អ អ្វីអាក្រក់ អ្វីយុត្តិធម៌ អ្វីអយុត្តិធម៌ទេ តែគ្រាន់តែដោយសារអណាចនៃលុយ មាសប្រាក់តួនាទី បានធ្វើអោយលុបបាត់នូវជំនាញបច្ចេកទេសស្តង់ដា ដែលរៀននៅសាលា គុណធម៌ ភាពថ្លៃថ្នូររបស់មនុស្សអស់។ខ្ញុំជឿអ្នកណាក៏ចង់អោយគេស្គាល់តាមរយៈកិតិសព្ទល្បីល្បាយក្នុងរឿងល្អ គេសរសើរស្ញប់ស្ញែងថាជាមនុស្សស្នេហាជាតិ ហើយចង់បន្សល់អ្វីដល់ជាតិ ជាដើម។ល។ តែដោយសាអំណាចនៃមាសប្រាក់ លុយនិងស្ថានភាពសង្គមជាក់ស្តែងតំរូវអោយគាត់ត្រូវធ្វើខ្វាក់ ថ្លង់។ពេលខ្លះការគិតរបស់គាត់ត្រឹមត្រូវ ព្រោះទោះបីជាគាត់ស្នេហាជាតិតែម្នាក់ឯង ក៏មិនអាចប្តូររបត់សង្គមបានដែរ ដូចដៃគូរអភិវឌ្ឍន៏និយាយថា យើងម្នាក់ឯងមិនអាចយកដៃបាំងមេឃបានទេ។ដូច្នេះខណៈខ្លួនមិនអាចជួយប្រទេសជាតិបានហើយ យ៉ាងហើចណាសគឺអាចជួយខ្លួនឯង ក្រុមគ្រួសាប្រពន្ធកូនអោយរៀនសាលាថ្លៃ ស្លៀកពាក់ស្អាតបាត និងចូលហាងទំនើបបានដែរ ដោយតាមរយៈការធ្វើគរធ្វើថ្លង់ទាំងអស់នោះហើយ។ នេះអាចនិយាយថាការប្រព្រឹត្តខុសដោយបង្ខំរឺដោយប្រយោល។ ជាចុងបញ្ចប់ខ្ញុំយល់ថា រឿងទាំងអស់កើតឡើងមកពីបញ្ហាក្រពះ មាសប្រាក់ បុណ្យសក្កិ អំណាច ដែលធ្វើអោយមនុស្សអត់ជំរើស និងបង្ខំចិត្តដើរតាមផ្លូវដែលក្បត់ឧត្តមគតិ ហើយសង្គមមិនគាំទ្រ។ ខ្ញុំគួរតែសរសេរអត្ថបទមួយដែលនិយាយពីអំណាចនៃ លុយ និង អំនាចហើយ។ស្ថានភាពបច្ចុប្បន៏មិនកំពុងលើកទឹកចិត្តមនុស្សអោយស្នេហាជាតិនោះទេតែ,,,,,,,។ពិបាករកអ្នកស្នេហាជាតិមែនទែនណាស់ ហើយអ្នកស្នេហាជាតិពិតប្រាកដក៏ស្លាប់អស់ច្រើនហើយដោយសារក្រៀមក្រពះ។ហឺស,,,,,,។