មុនស្លាប់ តើលោក លីខ្វាន់យូ បានសរសេរដូចម្ដេចខ្លះអំពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជា?

មុនស្លាប់ តើលោក លីខ្វាន់យូ បានសរសេរដូចម្ដេចខ្លះអំពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជា?

លោកថា៖ «ប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា គឺជាមនុស្សបរាជ័យ។ ប្រទេសត្រូវខ្ទេច វណ្ណៈអ្នកមានការអប់រំរបស់ប្រទេសនេះត្រូវបានកម្ទេច [ហើយ]សេដ្ឋកិច្ចត្រូវបានបំផ្លាញ។ រដ្ឋប្រហារ*របស់លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ធ្វើអោយការចូលជាសមាជិកអាស៊ានរបស់កម្ពុជាត្រូវបានផ្អាក»។ លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ បានបញ្ចប់ថា៖ «មេដឹកនាំបច្ចុប្បន្នរបស់[កម្ពុជា] គឺជាលទ្ធផលនៃការច្បាំងយ៉ាងជូរចត់ [និង]មួយអស់ដៃ ហើយក្នុងនោះ គូប្រជែងត្រូវបានគេកម្ទេច ឬកាច់ធ្មុង។ [មេដឹកនាំទាំងនេះ] គ្មានក្ដីមេត្តាទេ ហើយសាហាវ គឺគ្មានមនោសញ្ចេតនាជាមនុស្ស។ ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រព្រៃផ្សៃណាស់សម្រាប់ជនជាតិខ្មែរ»។

October 12, 2018 ជុំ សុខណា ក្រឡេកក្រោយ,រណឫទ្ធិ, ហ៊ុន សែន

Before His Death, What Did Lee Kuan Yew Write about Cambodia?

ដោយ៖ ជុំ សុខណា

ភ្នំពេញ៖ លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ(Lee Kuan Yew) គឺជាបិតាស្ថាបនិកប្រទេសសាំងកាពួរ (ឬសិង្ហបុរី) ដែលបានប្រវេប្រវាកសាងប្រទេសនៅតំបន់អាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍មួយនេះ ពីប្រទេសតតិយលោក រហូតមកក្លាយជាប្រទេសអ្នកមាន។ លោកធ្វើជានាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីសាំងកាពួរពីឆ្នាំ១៩៥៩ ដល់ឆ្នាំ១៩៩០ ហើយលោកទទួលមរណភាពនៅឆ្នាំ២០១៥។

លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ ត្រូវបានគេស្គាល់ថា ជាមេដឹកនាំដែលផ្ដាច់ការ តែប្រកបដោយទស្សនវិស័យភ្លឺស្វាង។ ការដឹកនាំប្រទេសរបស់គាត់ គឺកត់សម្គាល់ដោយពង្រឹងវិន័យរបស់ប្រជាជនសាំងកាពួរម្នាក់ៗ។ ចំណុចនេះហើយ ដែលធ្វើអោយប្រទេសបស្ចឹមលោក ដែលគោរពសិទ្ធិបុគ្គលនោះ តែងតែចោទប្រកាន់លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ ថាបានរំលោភលើសិទ្ធិឯកជនរបស់ពលរដ្ឋខ្លួន ដែលនេះក៏ជាប្រធានបទសួរដេញដោលមួយដែរ នៅពេលដែលលោកត្រូវបានអញ្ជើញអោយថ្លែងទៅកាន់សភារួមរបស់សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកនៅខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ១៩៨៥។

ប៉ុន្តែទោះជាយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ ក្រោយពីបានមើលឃើញភាពជោគជ័យនៃការកសាងរដ្ឋសាំងកាពួរ ពិភពលោកបានផ្ដល់តម្លៃយ៉ាងខ្លាំងចំពោះទស្សនៈរបស់លោក។ ក្នុងនោះរួមមានការរៀបចំវេទិកាជាច្រើន ដែលអញ្ជើញលោកធ្វើជាវាគ្មិន ទោះបីជាលោកមានវ័យជរាណាស់ទៅហើយក៏ដោយ។ មនុស្សនៅតែចាប់អារម្មណ៍ចង់ស្ដាប់គំនិតរបស់លោកក្នុងការដឹកនាំប្រទេសនានា ដែលរាប់តាំងពីអ្នកសួរចង់អោយលោកផ្ដល់យោបល់ពីរបៀបដឹកនាំប្រទេសឥណ្ឌា រហូតដល់វៀតណាម។

មុនលោកស្លាប់ លោកក៏បាននិពន្ធសៀវភៅមួយក្បាលដែលបោះពុម្ពនៅឆ្នាំ២០០០ និងមានចំណងជើងថា៖ «ពីប្រទេសតតិយលោក មកកាន់ប្រទេសបឋមលោក(From Third World To First)»។ នៅក្នុងសៀវភៅដែលមានកម្រាស់ ៧២៩ទំព័រនេះ ក៏មាននិយាយអំពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជាប្រហែល ៤ទំព័រដែរ។ នេះអាចប្រហែលមកពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជាមិនសូវសំខាន់ ឬក៏លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ ផ្ទាល់មានទំនាក់ទំនងតិចតួចជាមួយកម្ពុជា។

នៅក្នុងការនិយាយអំពីប្រទេសកម្ពុជានេះ លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ បាននិយាយទៅដល់ឥស្សរជននយោបាយសំខាន់ៗចំនួន ៣រូប គឺសម្ដេច សីហនុ ទ្រង់ រណឫទ្ធិ និងលោក ហ៊ុន សែន។

ចំពោះសម្ដេច សីហនុ លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ បានប្រើពាក្យបរិយាយយ៉ាងដូច្នេះថា៖ «[សម្តេច] សីហនុ គឺជាមនុស្សមានប្រជាប្រិយក្រៃលែង ឆ្លៀវឆ្លាតខ្លាំង និងពោរពេញដោយថាមភាព និងការរីករាយជាមួយជីវិត។ គាត់មានលក្ខណៈ និងបែបបទជាសុភាពបុរសបារាំងដែលមានការអប់រំ ក្នុងនោះរួមទាំងអាកប្បកិរិយា និងឫកពារ ហើយគាត់និយាយភាសាអង់គ្លេសស្ទីលបារាំង»។

សម្ដេចព្រះ នរោត្តម សីហនុ អតីតព្រះមហាក្សត្រខ្មែរ។

លោក លី ខ្វាន់យូ បានពិពណ៌នាអំពីទ្រង់បន្ថែមថា៖ «ព្រះអង្គម្ចាស់អង្គនេះឆេវឆាវ(mercurial) ប្រតិកម្មរហ័សទៅកាន់ពាក្យរិះគន់។ គាត់តែងតែឆ្លើយតបនឹងអត្ថបទសារព័ត៌មានទាំងឡាយណា ដែលមានលក្ខណៈរិះគន់។ នយោបាយ សម្រាប់គាត់គឺសារព័ត៌មាន និងការលេចមុខជាសាធារណៈ»។

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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Dismisses Calls For Resignation, Vows to ‘Wage War’ on Opposition

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Dismisses Calls For Resignation, Vows to ‘Wage War’ on Opposition

Op-Ed: RFA, 2019-05-30

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech during the 25th International Conference on The Future Of Asia in Tokyo, May 30, 2019.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech during the 25th International Conference on The Future Of Asia in Tokyo, May 30, 2019.

 AFP

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday brushed aside calls by members of the Cambodian diaspora in Japan to resign, pledging instead to “wage war” against his country’s banned opposition party and vowing to “destroy” its acting president, Sam Rainsy.

During the third day of his May 28-31 visit to Tokyo to attend the 25th session of the Future of Asia conference, Hun Sen told regional leaders during a speech that he has no plans to step down or to back off former members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved in November 2017 for its alleged role in a plot to topple the government.

“I am declaring today that we will continue to implement legal measures against those who are being charged [with crimes],” Hun Sen said, referring to members of the CNRP leadership in exile, including Sam Rainsy, who fled the country in 2016 to avoid what he says are politically motivated convictions, and has worked to gather support for the party abroad.

“Meanwhile, I am waging war against a person [Sam Rainsy] who has claimed to have established a movement in Japan, Thailand and Cambodia to stage a war against me,” he added, calling the CNRP chief “a dog that I need to destroy.”

As long as the CNRP “continues to wage a war against me, I will continue to fight them,” Hun Sen vowed.

The 2017 Supreme Court ruling banning the CNRP paved the way for Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to steamroll a general election in July last year widely seen as unfree and unfair, amid a wider crackdown on the opposition, NGOs and the independent media.

In addition to ongoing political restrictions on former CNRP officials, authorities have summoned dozens of former CNRP members in Battambang and Kampong Thom provinces for questioning in recent weeks for allegedly violating the Supreme Court decision after they were seen in public eating noodles together or had expressed support in social media posts for the party’s leaders.

Anti-Hun Sen protests

On Thursday, more than 30 members of Japan’s Cambodian diaspora held a protest outside of Hun Sen’s hotel in Tokyo, carrying banners demanding that he step down, and urging China to stop supporting his rule.

They also gathered outside of the home of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and in front of the National Diet of Japan, or parliament, shouting “Hun Sen must go” and likening him to Pol Pot, under whose 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime an estimated 3 million Cambodians are believed to have died.

Several protesters told RFA’s Khmer Service that they had left Cambodia to find work in Japan because they lacked opportunities back home, including Nep Bora, who said she envies Japanese citizens because “their government is taking care of them.”

“Hun Sen has been in power for about 40 years, but we don’t even have enough water and electricity,” she said of Southeast Asia’s longest ruling strongman.

Others highlighted governance issues under Hun Sen’s watch that include forest destruction, land disputes, rampant corruption, and widespread poverty.

In response to Hun Sen’s comments on Thursday, Sam Rainsy told RFA that the CNRP has no intention of starting a war against the prime minister, who he labeled a “gangster” that resorts to “abusive language.”

“We don’t regard Cambodians as enemies,” he said.

“Hun Sen is waging a war against Cambodians … I am appealing to Cambodians to oppose this dictator to prevent him from destroying our nation.”

Political analyst Lao Mong Hay warned that the war of words between Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy is affecting Cambodia’s international reputation.

He also suggested that Hun Sen’s threats are part of a bid to dissuade Sam Rainsy from returning to Cambodia, as he has vowed to do this year so that he can lead the opposition to victory over the ruling party.

Members of the Cambodian diaspora in Japan display a banner used in a protest against Hun Sen in Tokyo, May 30, 2019. Credit: RFA listenersUS relations

While in Japan, Hun Sen expressed gratitude to his hosts for contributing to Cambodia’s development through financing and infrastructure, as well as investment by the Japanese private sector, and called for additional assistance from Tokyo going forward.

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Cambodia hires Brownstein Hyatt

កុងត្រាជាមួយមន្ត្រីព្រឹទ្ធសភាជាន់ទាបថ្នាក់ឃុំសង្កាត់រដ្ឋវ៉ាសុឺនតោនក្នុងទឹកប្រាក់៥សែនដុល្លាក្នុងមួយខែ ឥឡូវជាមួយក្រុមហ៊ុន Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck ក្នុងទឹកប្រាក់៦សែនដុល្លាក្នុងមួយខែទៀត ដើម្បីជួយឡបប៊ីសហរដ្ឋអមេរិកនូវអ្វីដែលយើងអាចយល់ថាជាការសំរួលអោយសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកយោគយល់រដ្ឋបាលឯកបក្សរបស់លោកហ៊ុន-សែន។ ក្រោមការដឹកនាំបែបអត្តចរិកពុករលួយ(corrupt mindset) ទោះនាឡិការដៃតំលៃជាង៣លានដុល្លាអាមេរិកក៏ហ៊ានពាក់បង្ហាញជាសាធារណៈដែរ ចុះទំរាំលុយជាតិជាច្រើនយកមកប្រើទិញនិងជួលដើម្បីរក្សាអំណាចផ្ទាល់ខ្លួននោះ មិនមានអ្វីចំលែកទេសម្រាប់មនុស្សវង្វេងផ្លូវលុសក្នុងអំណាចយោងតាមទ្រឹស្តីព្រះពុទ្ធជាម្ចាស់៖ អវិជ្ជា បច្ចយា សង្ខារា នោះ។ តែអ្វីដែលគួរអោយអនិច្ចានោះគឺមានបណ្ឌិតមួយចំនួនហៃអើដើរតាមដានជើងមនុស្សវង្វេងផ្លូវនោះថែមទៀត ដោយមិនគិតគូរដល់អនាគតកូនចៅខ្លួនឯងក៏ដូចជាយុវជនខ្មែរជំនាន់ក្រោយៗទៀតសោះឡើយ។

Cambodia hires Brownstein Hyatt

Op-Ed: Politico, By THEODORIC MEYER (tmeyer@politico.com

04/19/2019 01:52 PM EDT,With Daniel Lippman

BROWNSTEIN HYATT WILL LOBBY FOR CAMBODIA: The government of Cambodia has hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to lobby on its behalf in Washington. “We’re going to be helping to forge and renew their relationship with the U.S. government,” Marc Lampkin, the managing partner of the firm’s Washington office, told PI in an interview. Al MotturDouglas MaguireAri ZimmermanDavid Cohen and Brian McKeon will lobby for the country as well, according to Justice Department filings. The contract is worth $60,000 a month and lasts nearly a year.

— Cambodia has shelled out to bolster its representation in the U.S. over the past month. As PI reported earlier this month, the Cambodian government hired Doug Ericksen, a sitting Washington state senator, and Jay Rodne, a former state representative, to lobby on its behalf through their company, PacRim Bridges LLC. The contract is worth $500,000 a year. Ericksen praised the country’s widely criticized elections last year, calling them “amazingly transparent” and “incredibly well conducted.” Ericksen didn’t respond to PI’s request for comment, but he defended the arrangement in an interview with The Seattle Times. “We could have tried to skirt the rules and not file under FARA,” he said. “We are doing everything out in public. I am just trying to make my way in this world.’”

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Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leaders Are Indicted as Prime Minister Tightens Grip

Sam Rainsy, center, a founder of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, in Phnom Penh in 2015. Arrest warrants were issued for him and seven other party members.CreditCreditHeng Sinith/Associated Press

ទីបំផុតលោកហ៊ុន-សែនត្រូវទទួលស្គាល់ការពិតនៃការបរាជ័យខ្លួនឯងដោយសារអំពើពុករលួយនិងអវិជ្ជា ហើយបង្ខំចិត្តក្រាញអំណាចដឹកនាំប្រទេសតាមផ្លូវមិនប្រជាប្រីយមួយ(unpopular)គឺខ្លួនពាក់ស្បែកផ្តាច់ការតែមាត់និយាយថាប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ។ ក្តីសង្ឃឹមតែមួយគត់របស់គាត់គឺបន្តកុហកបោកប្រាស់ប្រជាជនខ្លួនឯងនិងបំបែកកំលាំងអ្នកប្រជាធិបតេយ្យអោយអស់។ តែពេលនេះអ្វីគ្រប់យ៉ាងគឺហួសពេលហើយសម្រាប់ហ៊ុន-សែន….យុវជនដែលមានតំណាងដល់ទៅ៧០%នៃប្រជាពលរដ្ឋសរុប១៦លាននាក់មានការយល់ដឹងច្បាស់ពីការភូតភររបស់គាត់….កំលាំងតស៊ូអ្នកប្រជាធិបតេយ្យបានកើនឡើងជាលំដាប់គឺកើនជាងពាក់កណ្តាលនគរទៅហើយ។

Op-Ed: New York Times

By Seth Mydans

BANGKOK — A Cambodian court has issued arrest warrants for eight opposition leaders who fled abroad for safety but say they are now trying to return.

The indictment in recent days by a government-controlled court in Phnom Penh, the capital, was the latest effort by Prime Minister Hun Sen to sideline opposition politicians and independent news outlets as he tries to maintain his 34-year grip on power.

Warrants were issued for Sam Rainsy, a founder of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which has been dissolved; two of the party’s vice presidents, Mu Sochua and Eng Chhai Eang; and five other party members.

They were charged with incitement to commit a felony and plotting to commit treason, charges they say are without merit.

The eight opposition figures fled the country in 2017, fearing arrest during a crackdown on their party, and they say that if they returned now they would be subject to detention under the new warrants.

“Hun Sen wants to keep full ownership of Cambodia for himself and his family,” Ms. Mu Sochua said in an email message from an undisclosed location. “Arrest warrants on top opposition leaders in exile proves even more that Hun Sen has full use of the judiciary.”

“Returning home from exile is to be with the people and to restore hope for Cambodia to move forwards to positive change,” she added.

The Cambodia National Rescue Party had been the main challenger to Mr. Hun Sen, but it was shuttered by the Supreme Court in 2017, effectively turning the country into a one-party state. In the last parliamentary election, in July 2018, Mr. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party claimed all 125 seats.

Mr. Hun Sen has also cracked down on the independent news media, most significantly by forcing the closing of The Cambodia Daily, whose formation in 1993 had been a signal of the country’s turn toward openness and democratic rule.

For the past two decades, he has been rolling back democratic standards put in place by the United Nations in the early 1990s, clipping the wings of nongovernmental organizations and human rights groups.

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