Wednesday, October 30, 2013

US envoy calls for party talks


US ambassador to Cambodia William E Todd. MENG KIMLONG photo
Meas Sokchea and Daniel Pye The Phnom Penh Post Tue, 29 October 2013

Peaceful and constructive dialogue will enable the ruling and opposition parties to “overcome the current impasse”, US ambassador to Cambodia William Todd has said.

In a frank column in local media on Sunday, linked to from the US embassy in Phnom Penh’s website, Todd said the political climate was “unprecedented” and the stage set for leaders to act in the interest of voters.

“For the next step, I believe that both major political parties need to return to the negotiating table to chart a way forward that is in the best interests of all Cambodians,” he wrote.

Peaceful and constructive dialogue can and will overcome the current impasse … A resolution achieved through dialogue would set the stage for progress in all aspects of Cambodia’s development.”

A number of countries – including Australia, France and Japan – have congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party on winning the July 28 election. The US, UK and the European Union, among other foreign powers, however, have yet to lend their official support to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

The United States has continued to back calls for an independent investigation into election irregularities.

“In my opinion, peaceful protests, supported by proper government security, demonstrate positive movement in the right direction and should become a normal and accepted part of Cambodia’s democratic process,” the column continued.

 Both the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday cautiously welcomed the renewed call for dialogue, but there was no sign that a breakthrough could be in the offing.

Senior CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said the party leadership had not yet received a proposal for talks from the CNRP.

It depends on my party leaders, especially Samdech Chea Sim, Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Samdech Heng Samrin [they are] the decider of everything,” he said.

 
“We have just heard that Sam Rainsy will reopen negotiations; we have not seen any proposal … The stance of the Cambodian People’s Party, [is that] we are keeping the door open, but how it happens is up to my party presidents,” he added, seemingly softening his stance of a day ago, in which he said the CPP would only negotiate with the CNRP once it had agreed to take their seats in parliament.

CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said that if and when negotiations take place, they must address serious issues, such as economic disparity, as well as election justice.

“We want the government to come to the table to talk about what the people want, not just what the CNRP wants, but what all Cambodian people want,” he said. “If the government is serious about [addressing] things like the distribution of wealth, they must let people participate and have their views heard.”

“Cambodia has yet another deadlock on its hands, when the reality is that the CPP and CNRP [initially] made some headway in terms of post-election negotiatons,” political analyst Peter Tan Keo said. “That’s when Todd should have come out with his support. It’s too little, too late now.”

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can someone from KI post this article please. Great reading and listening.

http://www.npr.org/2013/10/28/241385303/in-cambodia-a-tide-of-change-sweeps-some-lives-under

Jendhamuni said...


Dear 8:31 PM,

I will do that now. I read it yesterday, but couldn't post it, ran out of time. Will be up shortly. Thank you. ~Jendhamuni

Anonymous said...

THREE NAMBODIAN MAFIA!!!

1st Heng Xamrin (left hand)

2nd Chea Xim (right hand)

3rd Dr. Hun Sen (Boss)

Anonymous said...



Planet of the Apes.

Anonymous said...

UN, US, EU AND OTHERS SUPERPWER CUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, PLEASE HELP TO SAVE THE CAMBODIAN SOUL. WE ARE SUFFERING ENOUGH FROM ALL KING OF ATRICITIES THAT CREATED BY SIHANOUK FIRST.

Anonymous said...

Cambodia is a cursed nation bcos of too many idiotic . Cpp build school ah chkout raincy stop them. Ah pler. ah rainsy stop foriegn donation stop investor and burn factory wasn it true? Ah raincy helping the siam thug to destroy khmer wasn't he? now who is the devil then. Raincy is wasn't he ? Khmer rough kill tree millions people. Right ?. And youn save khmere life . Rightlis isn't it ?.may I Ask you why ah lerker raincy recure tov vinh.? .

Anonymous said...

in khmer way, unless the mentality is upgrade or modify, leaders are looked up to and expected to act like leader, that is led and decide for the nation, so to be different from takes a little more time so people can get adjusted to system change. sometimes, too, leaders can change themself if they are exposed to the world way. so keep exposing them to the world so they too can change themself if we are to avoid violence and other unwanted ways. what we experience now is the way cambodia has been isolated for too long in the past. so, perhaps, next the time, the world should not isolate cambodia again or it will experience this way again! they say we reap what we sew, that is true to some degree and bias against won't help this situation either. maybe it's time to start treating cambodia fairly like the rest of the southeast asian countries out there. allies or not, treat cambodia fairly if you don't want the future leaders to be like this again. no more bias against cambodia.

Anonymous said...

Currently our country is not the same as before!

ស្រុកយើងឥឡូវនេះមិនដូចពីមុន។

ឥឡូវនេះស្រុកយើងមិនដូចពីមុន។

Anonymous said...

(CNRP) គឺគ្រាន់តែជាសម្រែក គ្មានបានការ ដែលគ្រាន់តែជាការធ្វើឲ្យគេចាប់ អារម្មណ៍ តែប៉ុណ្ណោះ

Anonymous said...

ទោះជាពួកអាអស់ឯងខំប្រឹងស្រែក ធ្វើមហាតបាតុកម្ម ឬ មហាតបាតុកម្មសូត្រធម៌,,,,, មហាតបាតុកម្មស្មូត្រ, មហាតបាតុកម្មភាវនា, មហាតបាតុកម្មសមាធិ, លុតជង្គុង ក្រាបទូល
ក្រោមល្អងធូលីព្រះបាទ, ប្តឹងទៅតុលាការ ឬ ចង់ប្តឹងទៅអង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិជាមួយស្នាមមេដៃ ឲ្យបែកមេឃ រញ្ជួយផែនដីទៀត
ក៍ផែនដីនេះមិនទាន់ដល់វេនពួកអាអស់ឯងដែរ នៅមានឯកឧត្ដមបណ្ឌិត
ហ៊ុន ម៉ាណែត ហ៊ុន ម៉ានិត ទៀត ។ល។ និង។ល។
ផែនដីនេះមិនអាចមាន ព្រះអាទិត្យពីររះលើផែនដីតែមួយបានឡើយ។
ចេះច្បាប់បោះឆ្នោតទេ? ចេះគណិតសាស្ដ្រទេ? ៥០+១ = ១២៣/២=៦១.៥+១=៦២.៥
លេខចេញយ៉ាងច្បាស់ចាញ់ហើយ មិនព្រមចាញ់ទៀត
ត្រូវចាំណា សមេ្តចបណ្ឌិតអគ្គមហាសេនាបតីតេជោ ហ៊ុន សែន វរ្ម័នទី១ មិនមែនជាមនុស្សលោកទេ សមេ្តចជាព្រះបាទ ហ៊ុន ទៀន ចាប់ជាតិ សមេ្តចជាព្រះបាទធម្មិក សមេ្តចជាព្រះអាទិទេព សមេ្តចជាទេវតារស់មកសង្គ្រោះប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា និងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាឱ្យ សម្បូរសប្បាយ រង់រឿង និងសុខក្សេមក្សាន្ដ!!!

សមេ្តចជាព្រះអាទិត្យតែមួយ រះលើផែនដីនេះ...។
ជយោ! សមេ្តចបណ្ឌិតអគ្គមហាសេនាបតីតេជោ ហ៊ុន សែន វរ្ម័នទី១ ជាទេវតានៃកម្ពុជា!!!

Anonymous said...

សូមអញ្ជេីញស្តាប់េសចក្តីថ្លែងរបស់លោក អ៊ា គឹមសេង តាម YOUTUBE ៖

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4fEclasIeU

និងYOUTUBE អំពីលោកសម រង្សីអន់ចិត្តជាមួយបារាំង ៖

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZGsRswfK5w

ដោយសេចក្តីគោរពរាប់អាន,
លី ឌៀប

Anonymous said...

អាខ្មោច ហ៊ុនសែន ជាអាទិទេពនៅស្ថាននរក ទើប
វាសាហាយង់ឃ្នង ព្រៃផ្សែបែបហ្នឹង ។ មានតែពួក
អានរកដូចគ្នាទើបគោរពបូជាអា អាទិទេពមកពី
នរកបែបហ្នឹង ។ ល្មមត្រឡប់ទៅស្ថាននរកវិញ
ហើយ កុំនៅស្ថានមនុស្សលោកទៀត ខ្ពើម
ណាស់ ពួកអានរក ។

Anonymous said...


To all of you ! At your remarks :

Mr. LY Diep is not un chien méchant !
He barks but He does not bite !
He barks only when he saw SAM Rainsy or CRNP !
Hope to see LY Diep's features in BAYON TV with CHHUM Kosal and SOY Sopheap...

Anonymous said...

លោក 3:11AM,
សូមអរគុណលោកមានប្រសាសន៍ពេលឃេីញខំ្ញុ !
ចុះលោកមានយោបល់យ៉ាងណាដែរអំពីសេចក្តីថ្លែង
របស់លោកអ៊ា គឹមសេង ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4fEclasIeU

េដាយគោរពរាប់អាន,
លី ឌៀប

Anonymous said...


To all of you ! At your remarks :

If there isn't SAM Rainsy or CRNP ! We don't see LY Diep !

Mr. LY Diep is not un chien méchant !
He barks but He does not bite !
He barks only when he saw SAM Rainsy or CRNP !
Hope to see LY Diep's features in BAYON TV with CHHUM Kosal and SOY Sopheap...
No one asked you to open your big mouth.

Anonymous said...

លោក 3:11AM,
សូមអរគុណលោកមានប្រសាសន៍ពេលឃេីញខំ្ញុ !
ចុះលោកមានយោបល់យ៉ាងណាដែរអំពីសេចក្តីថ្លែង
របស់លោកអ៊ា គឹមសេង ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4fEclasIeU

អរគុណលោកណាស់ដែលបានជួយរកការងារឲខំ្ញុធ្វេី !
េដាយគោរពរាប់អាន,
លី ឌៀប

Anonymous said...

No one asked you to believe in SAM Rainsy or CRNP ! !

Anonymous said...

Mr. LY Diep is watching us ! He is around the corner!

He barks only when he saw SAM Rainsy or CRNP ! He does not bite !

Anonymous said...

លោក 3:57AM,
ខំ្ញុពំុដែលទៅលបខាំនរណាពីទីងងឹតទេ ! លោកច្រឡំមនុស្សទេដឹង ?
បេីខំ្ញុជាឆ្កែចាំតែព្រូសពេលឃេីញលោកសមរង្សី និងគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះ
ជាតិ ហេីយជាពិេសសមិនចេះខាំ... តេីលោកទៅឈឺចាប់អ្វី ? មានតែ
លោករង់ចាំមេីលឃេីញខំ្ញុព្រូស ហេីយព្រូសតាមពីក្រោយខំ្ញុ ? ខំ្ញុថា
លោកគួរងាកទៅសរសេរអត្ថបទ សរសេីរឬជួយគាំទ្រលោកសមរង្សី
និងគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិវិញទៅប្រសេីរជាង ដេញតាមព្រូសពី
ក្រោយខ្នងខំ្ញុ !!
ដោយគោរពរាប់អាន,
លី ឌៀប

Anonymous said...

HUN SEN DIES FOR GOOD THANKS GOD BUDHA .

Anonymous said...

Fucking cheam yeab!
The decider of everything(in srok khmer) is the yuon hanoi.

Anonymous said...

HUN SEN has not sing to have a peace deal with any Cambodian people or any foriegn countries. Hun Sen knows that if he want to have peace deal or fair and free election HUN SEN will lost and His Boss Vietcong will also be lost. The best way to have peace, freedom, real democratic, prosperity and good future for all Cambodian people and also the best way to liberate Cambodian from Vietcong new colonialism, must train and teach Cambodian young generation know how to use Biological or Chemical or nuclear weapon and apply them when they needed, this is they best solution.

Anonymous said...

HUN SEN has declared to seat on the power for another 30 years and then transfer his power to his kids, and also HUN SEN has set up a special Unit in Police and Army forces with Vietcong agents and controlled by His kids, HUN SEN also has set up a special strategy how to defeat Cambodian opposition party, HUN SEN has also set up a special plan how to cheat vote and win election, HUN SEN control from level A<B<C,,, to Z, HUN SEN also control Money, Army, Police and all Admin in Cambodia. HUN SEN also has backed up very strong from Vietnam and China, HUN SEN also has committed a lot of crimes and has done so many mistakes for Cambodian peoples and Cambodian country so, what is the point for HUN SEN to have free and fair election ? What is the point HUN SEN will step down ? from my above reasons, I bet my life if HUN SEN step down from his power ?

The best way to liberate our country from Vietnam and Dictatorship HUN SEN are, all Cambodian must stand up together do the brutal way demonstration block all National Roads, Airport, and go to HUN SEN house, and teaching young Cambodian people knows how to use weapons this is the best way.

Anonymous said...

9:33 AM
Everyone his name is 'Hun Nal' not Hun Sen. Hun Sen is a fake aka name just like pol pot 'Sar Lot Sa'. This man has killed too many of our innocent khmers and so, make sure his and his offspring pay for what he and his wife has done to our innocent ones, that is 'life for a life'.

Anonymous said...

The famous fortune teller said, HUN SEN will be gone soon, then after that Cambodian will have peace, freedom, justice, and prosperity good standard of living in the future

Anonymous said...

ខ្ញុំជូនចំពោះអស់លោក មេដឹកនាំខ្មែរជាទីគោរព!

សូមមេតាក្រឡេកមើល ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរផង បើមុននឹងធ្វើការអភិវឍ្ឍន៍អ្វីៗ៖
លោកឃើញទេ ពេលលោកធ្វើផ្លូវ គ្រប់គ្រងដោយបរទេស បំណុលមិនទាន់សង ផ្លូវក៏ត្រូវរលាយខូចអស់!
ពេលលោកបង្កើតឲ្យមានរោងចក្រ ពលករខ្មែរពុំមានការបច្ចេកទេស ដែលអាចទទួលយកការងារទាំងនោះបាន!
ពេលលោកកាប់ឈើ លោកលក់ទៅឲ្យបរទេស ពុំមានការឆ្នៃប្រឌិត ដែលអាចឲ្យមានការងារ សម្រាប់ពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ!
ឡោនិសាទ ឧទ្យានជាតិ ដីរ៉ែ ដីសមទាន សម្បត្តិជាតិ ដូចអង្គវត្ត។ល។ សុទ្ធតែគ្រប់គ្រងដោយបរទេស។
អស់លោក គួរតែបណ្ដុះបណ្ដាលពលរដ្ឋរបស់ខ្លួន ហើយអភិវឍ្ឍន៍អ្វីៗដោយប្រើប្រាស់ធនធានមនុស្សខ្មែរទៅតាមសម្រួល មិនមែនធ្វើអ្វីឲ្យខាងតែបានទាំងកំហ៊ុក ហើយអាងដោះសារថា៖ "យកអ្នកបច្ចេកទេសមក ព្រោះមនុស្សខ្មែរពុំមានតាមតម្រូវការ"
សូមមេតាបញ្ឈប់ធ្វើអ្វីៗទាំងបង្ខំ ផលប្រយោជន៍បានទៅបរទេស បំណុលកូនខ្មែរជាអ្នកសងយ៉ាងនេះទៀតទៅ!