Thursday, October 09, 2008

Director of “Samleng Yuvachun Khmer” jumps the NRP ship to join the CPP

08 Oct 2008
By Duong Sokha
Unofficial tanslationom French by Luc Sâr
Click here to read the article in French
Click here to read the article in Khmer

On Wednesday 08 October, it was learnt that Keo Sothea, director of the daily newspaper Samleng Yuvachun Khmer (Voice of Khmer Youth), close to the Norodom Ranariddh Party, has joined the ruling CPP. The defection follows the political pullout and resignation of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the former NRP president.

“I explained my decision to join the CPP in a letter sent to them,” Keo Sothea explained when he was contacted by Ka-set over the phone. “I knew, through Keo Remy [ex-president of the HRP disciplinary committee and new CPP member], who served as the intermediary between myself and my new party, that I was welcomed by them.” Furthermore, Keo Sothea indicated that there will be no change at his newspaper political direction: “The NRP was also favorable to the government.”

When Keo Sothea took over his position in 1999 to head the Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, the newspaper was then close to Funcinpec. Following the [Funcinpec] crisis in 2006, he then turned to the NRP.

Up until now, Keo Sothea was a member of the NRP director committee and administration council – the NRP obtained two seats during the 27 July general election – he said that he does not know yet what position he will be given within the CPP government.


Anonymous said...

yep who will be next.....come on! you got to move guy....join the gang.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Keo Sothea and the Voice of Khmer Youth were SRP supporters. It was created by Nun Chan who was killed in the 1990s and then the paper was led by the late Yim Sokha, ex Secretary General of the SRP. It's later editor was Ou Sovann who exiled in the US and recently defected to the CPP. Its last editor, Keo Sothea, defected from SRP to Funcinpec, and then jumped to NRP.

The above was a historical fact of the Voice of Khmer Youth.

Good luck Keo Sothea!

Kong Moeung

Anonymous said...

if you can't beat them mind as well join them

Anonymous said...

That's the mentality of khmer too-long suppressed and seek way to survive regardless what ever happens in terms of "conscience". Can't people use their conscience and professionalizm in this lawless country?

Anonymous said...

Now, we should have enough moles in the ruling party.

Anonymous said...

WOW, Keo and Keo introducing one another to join CPP.

Uh oh! CPP is adding more people to their blacklist.

Got remember that was how POL POT done. The old member is jeolous of the new then chaos happened.

From within the internal circle, no trust each other then the started to point finger and secret killing will take place.

The cause of killing will be label as got robbed or drunk driving or black magic.

Watch out the two KEO's.

Khmer Srok Sreh,

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the difference is people in Pol Pot's black list is dead within a few short years, and people in CPP black list will be happy forever.

Anonymous said...

Well, this man all he knew is money and power.
Cambodia gone down hill because those people.

Anonymous said...

The Political Parties in Cambodia are reached by the prostitute guy.

who will be next???