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Posted by: | Posted on: July 31, 2016

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 71

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 71

Op-Ed: The CEROC

This analysis part (71), Mr. Sophan Seng analysed on the Cambodian voters who are not having citizenship identification ready for voter registration. If they missed to register for vote, they shall miss opportunity to vote in upcoming commune election on June 4th, 2017.

Kampong Trach, by Jacek Piwowarczyk 1993

Kampong Trach, by Jacek Piwowarczyk 1993

National Election Committee (NEC) announced on preparation of voters registration dated between September 1st, 2016 to November 25th, 2016. Ministry of Interior who is responsible for issuing citizenship id said that there are more than 2 millions are not having proper citizenship id and observers are worrying that those are fallen into the old mechanism of doubles names, disenfranchisement, and missing names etc.

Posted by: | Posted on: July 14, 2016

NEC should have full authority to mandate the election date

Op-Ed: The CEROC

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 69

13244769_1012094622215875_908269022525752094_n 13265885_1012094645549206_3564723765706755072_nThis part (69), broadcasted by CMN on 19-20 June 2016, Mr. Sophan Seng articulated on the murky line of NEC to conduct its business independently. Many indicators have been discussed including the inability of NEC to control over data base of voter list and authorization of different election mandates particularly mandating the election date etc.

Over all NEC reform has been hindered by the effort of incumbent government to influence the performance of a neutral and independent NEC.

Why Cambodia government has worked out many activities to get maximize control over NEC? This doubt is not simple and easy to understand as Cambodian government and Cambodia’s People Party (CPP) has no clear line of working ethics and professionalism.

Posted by: | Posted on: June 7, 2016

The legal accusations towards NEC’s high ranking officers is a threat to democracy

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 66

Op-Ed: The CEROC

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Rong Chhun

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Ny Chariya

 

 

This part (66) broadcasted by CMN Radio on May 23rd, 2016, Mr. Sophan Seng articulated on the ongoing interference of the Cambodia government-led party CPP towards the independent court as the court has executed Ny Chariya, secretary of National Election Committee (NEC), after pro-government Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) interrogated and detained him.

At the present, Rong Chhun who is member of nine high ranking officers of NEC was also reopened the past expiry case involving his status of President of Independent Teachers Association accused by the government on minimum wage protesting by the garment workers in 2014.

Both legal accusations towards NEC’s officers government suspected on their performance is a grave threatening towards the success of next commune election 2017 and national election 2018.

Posted by: | Posted on: June 1, 2016

From Philippine to Cambodia on Overseas Absentee Voting

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 65

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This part (65), Mr. Sophan Seng described and appreciated the recent Philippine election in which Filipinos overseas increasingly voted during this time.

ពីហ្វីលីពីនទៅកាន់កម្ពុជាៈ បោះឆ្នោតពីចំងាយឯនាយសមុទ្រ [អូអេវី]
ថ្មីៗនេះ អ្នកបោះឆ្នោតជនជាតិហ្វីលីពីនឯនាយសមុទ្របានប្រើសិទ្ធិរបស់ខ្លួនដើម្បីបោះឆ្នោតជ្រើសរើសមេដឹកនាំថ្មី។ ចំនួនអ្នកចូលរួមបោះឆ្នោតកើនឡើងយ៉ាងច្រើន។

From Phillipine to Cambodia: Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV)
Recently, Fillipinos overseas voters have used their right to vote in Phillipine election. The turnout figure is very outstanding.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 31, 2016

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 57

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What is the CEROC?

This part (57), Mr. Sophan Seng continued to articulate on The CEROC or Commission for Election Rights of Overseas Cambodians for their effort to advocate for the Universal Suffrage or Cambodians overseas absentee voting so that those Cambodians overseas can exercise their right to fully participate with Cambodia politics through election.

Continuing to summarize his speech at the Polikoffee on March 5, 2016, the question on what is the CEROC?, Mr. Sophan ardently picked up the importance group of all Cambodians overseas populations such as Cambodian soldiers stationing at Africa, government officials especially embassy’s staffs, students, migrant workers, and diaspora members, all should be inclusive to access to voting in order to implement full democratic principles of Cambodia.

According to his observing, the amendment of national constitution to clearly state “allowing rights to vote for Cambodians overseas” is imperative. Both major voice and minor voice political parties in the parliament must initiate to create or amend law that allow Cambodians overseas to vote. Pragmatically speaking, Prime Minister Hun Sen must initiate this agenda and work towards achieving it so that younger Cambodian generations can remember his statesmanship in guarding the principles of democracy in this country as well as for the sustainable development of Cambodia.