Monday, August 31, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
សូម្បីតែលោកផៃ ស៊ីផានក៏ហ៊ាននិយាយប្រមាថប្រពន្ធលោកប៉ាធានដែរ! ហ៊ុន សែន ត្បកលោកប៉ាធានស្ទើរតែរៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃ ប៉ុន្តែស្ងាត់ដូចគេចុក។ ចុងក្រោយនេះ ហ៊ុន សែន បានទាត់កំប៉េះគូថលោកប៉ាធាន និងចង់ច្រានទ្រូងលោកប៉ាធានឲ្យចេញពីសភាទៀតផងពីព្រោះខឹងច្រឡោតនឹងលោកប៉ាធានដើរនិយាយការពិតនៅប្រទេសអូស្រ្តាលីថាក្រុមហ៊ុន សែន ជាចោរលួចសន្លឹកឆ្នោត។
គាត់ស្រែកចំអកថា បើនៅតែនិយាយបែបនេះ មិនគួរចូលជាមួយសភាចោរទេ (sic)។
ហេ! ហេ! លោកប៉ាធាន ពេលនេះគួរមានសេចក្តីក្លាហានសុំលាឈប់ពីតំណែងពីប្រធានបក្ស និង ពីសមាជិកសភាជាតិទៅ កុំនៅក្រាញដល់ណាទៀត! ដូរឬមិនដូរ? ជាពាក្យដែលលោកប៉ាធានបានស្រែកចំអកឲ្យហ៊ុន សែន។ ពេលនេះ ដូរឬមិនដូរ? វាបាញ់ចំលោកប៉ាធានវិញម្តងហើយ។
ដោយបំណងល្អពី បាយន្ត សុរិយា (២៦/០៨/២០១៥)
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
ហ៊ុន សែន លេងលោកប៉ាធាន១ក្រញ៉ឮសូរឃ្លូសទៀតហើយ!!!
កិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងថ្ងៃទី២២ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤ និងវ៉ាប់ប៉ាធើសន្ទនារបស់លោកប៉ាធានកំពុងតែផ្តល់លទ្ធផលជាទីគាប់ចិត្តយ៉ាងក្រៃលែងចំពោះលោកប៉ាធាន និងក្រុមអ្នកផ្កាប់មុខលេចគូថកណ្តាល វាលជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃហើយ មិនខុសអ្វីពីស្រីក្បត់ចិត្តម៉ែឪទៅយកចោរធ្វើប្តីនោះទេ ទោះបីជាចោរនោះ ចេញត្បក ចូលត្បកជារៀងរាល់ថ្ងៃយ៉ាងណាក្តី ក៏មិនហ៊ានសុំលែងប្តីចោរនោះចោលដែរ ពីព្រោះខ្លាចចោរនោះវាតាមធ្វើបាប…។
ថ្មីៗនេះ ហ៊ុន សែន បានព្រមានបំបិទមាត់លោកប៉ាធាន និងឲ្យលោកប៉ាធានណែនាំកូនចៅកុំឲ្យយកបញ្ហាផែនទី និងព្រំដែនមកនិយាយឲ្យសោះ ពីព្រោះការផ្ទៀងផ្ទាត់ជាមួយផែនទីដែលសុំខ្ចីពីអង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិដែលមានប៉ិនឌីតសុខ ទូច បានចូលរួមផងនោះឃើញថាផែនទីដែលលោកវ៉ា គឹមហុង បានប្រើប្រាស់ដើម្បីបោះបង្គោលព្រំដែនជាមួយយួននោះវាត្រឹមត្រូវដូចគ្នាបេះបិទហើយ។
ហេ! ហេ! ពេលនេះ តើលោកប៉ាធានបានដឹងខ្លួនហើយឬនៅ ថាលោកប៉ាធានកំពុងជាប់នៅក្នុងអង្គប់របស់ពួកអាយ៉ងយួនស្ទើរតែគ្រប់ចំណុចហើយ នៅឡើយតែការធ្វើវិសោធនកម្មមាត្រា២ នៃរដ្ឋធម្មនុញ្ញតែប៉ុណ្ណោះ ។ បើសិនណាជាលោកប៉ាធានសុខចិត្តរួមដៃធ្វើវិសោធនកម្មនោះមែន គឺជាការក្បត់ជាតិខ្មែរទាំងស្រុងហើយ។ យកល្អ បើលោកប៉ាធានស្រឡាញ់ជាតិមែននោះ គួរតែសុំលាចុះពីតំណែងភ្លាមទៅ ហើយយកឧទាហរណ៍តាមលោកនាយករដ្ឋមន្រ្តីប្រទេសក្រិកនៅពេលថ្មីៗនេះទៅមិនខុសទេណាលោកប៉ាធាន។
ដោយបំណងល្អពី បាយន្ត សុរិយា (២៣/០៨/២០១៥)
Friday, August 21, 2015
Documents from Angkor Borei
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
August 16, 2015
Modern Day Slavery in Vietnam and Malaysia
In a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on August 6, Senators from both parties accused the Obama Administration of putting its Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goals ahead of Malaysia’s modern-day slavery; however, this was just half of the equation. A coalition of national and international organizations in Asia has charged both Vietnam and Malaysia with “Modern Day Slavery” -- Vietnam for its “blood cashews” and Malaysia for its oil palm industry; both are engaged in state-sponsored human-trafficking and indentured servitude. However, they are being rewarded by the US State Department that pretends these countries have “demonstrated sufficient progress on human rights” despite the fact that both have repeatedly “come under fire for paltry efforts” to reduce human rights abuses.
In the blood cashew industry, political prisoners are forced to work seven hours a day for $3 a month, for as long as seven years -- often resulting in serious injuries and even blindness -- to produce cashews to export to the US and other countries, an industry that brings Vietnam $1.5 Billion (US) per year.
The State Department conducts foreign policy by supporting the Administration’s flavor of the month, and removes the names of favored countries from sanction lists based on their assurances, without hard evidence of “significant progress.” This brings to mind the idiom, “A leopard doesn’t change its spots.” The abusers simply change their actions from overt to covert while preventing outsiders from access to areas and people that might be inconvenient to those assurances. Congress and human rights organizations, which supposedly monitor such abuses, issue reports and hold hearings, and then move on to the next ox to gore without effecting any changes. More than 20 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam supplemented by ever-increasing economic aid have only purchased countless deceptions, broken promises, and endless oppression. Meanwhile, the regime’s leaders line their own pockets with money intended to improve the lives of the people.
On the human rights front, communist Vietnam continues its long-standing pattern of oppressing and abusing cyber-dissidents and any others who criticize the government, promote democratic reforms, or seek religious freedom by inflicting exorbitant fines, imprisonment of up to 17 years, and even death. This shows no signs of lessening, according to recent reports by the State Department, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and others. Communist Vietnam has more than earned its inglorious title, “The Worst Human Rights Violator in Southeast Asia.”
A Tangled Web They Weave.
During his recent White House and Congressional visits, Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong not only lobbied for the TPP, but also had the audacity to demand more money for Agent Orange reparations. The US is already giving millions of dollars for clean-up efforts in the areas most affected by Agent Orange spraying during the Vietnam War. Ironically, at the same time, Vietnam is spraying it or similar toxins on crops and farmland in Cambodia, in areas once known as the “Ho Chi Minh Trail,” in order to force Cambodian farmers there to leave their lands, according to a complaint recently filed with the UN.
The only economic leverage the US still has to pressure the repressive Vietnamese regime to desist in its religious persecution, repression of free speech, and censorship of online information is the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP), Nevertheless, President Obama is about to give it away.
Obama and his Administration are turning a convenient blind eye to the gross human rights abuses of both countries. Vietnam is a key component of its China containment policy. Malaysia is a valuable US ally due to its prime position on the Strait of Malacca, through which more than 40% of the world’s trade and a third of its oil is shipped. Mr. Obama, what about our former allies -- the freedom loving people of Vietnam?
And the band plays on.
Michael Benge spent 11 years in Vietnam as a Foreign Service officer and is a student of Southeast Asian politics. He is very active in advocating for human rights, religious freedom, and democracy for the peoples of the region and has written extensively on these subjects.