Friday, January 22, 2016

Continued from Part 1.
Solar guy to the rescue.
Amazingly, in Spong of all places, it turned out I could get a replacement within a few hours. Solar guy offered to go and buy one the next day. I’d have to pay through the nose but it was essential and to be honest I was so amazed I’d have willingly paid double. To speed matters up Solar guy suggested we take his inverter with us the following morning, while he set off on a 6 hour round trip to buy a new one.
We were joined on our journey by our host and guide Mr Vat, who I’d met on the earlier botanical expeditions and knew the forests well. The first stop was a Chamkar (rotational farming fields) with a small ‘house’ a couple of hours south of Spong. I wanted to shoot there too as it’s almost dead center of what is regarded as the ‘core area’ of Prey Lang; prior to going to the swamp. As a bonus it’s got a great little river to bathe and cool off in. My kind of luxury. We set up camp and the solar system and I used up 2 of my batteries filming the surrounding forest. I still wasn’t sure how many charges I was going to get as the drunk farmer clearly had little idea what he was doing when it came to batteries and 3 hours charging (along with 2 other batteries) wasn’t likely to give me much, so I was being very cautious. I made do with taking a few forest shots with my normal camera, while the batteries thankfully charged without any further problems. I had a full set for the swamp.
The Swamp Forest.

The next morning we set off at first light with Mr Vat, leaving the drivers at the river. It took a little over an hour to get to the swamp by bike, with us arriving at around 7am. Once we found a vaguely suitable spot I decided to go for it. There wasn’t much room to play with and I had to weave around to get it up through the canopy. I had no more than about 3 meter hole to aim at and it wasn’t straight up; not a lot of room for error. I knew what images I wanted so I quickly set up a “Point of Interest” shot. One of the cool things this thing can do is automatically circle a point giving a wonderfully smooth shot. I wanted one of the distinctive Livistona palm trees and soon had the shot in the bag. I couldn’t see the copter at all while flying, which was a bit worrying to say the least, but it worked out well. After finishing the third battery I brought it into land again but this time instead of hovering for my assistant to grab it, it started to drift slightly and my lack of piloting experience meant I couldn’t react quickly enough to avoid it clipping a bush. Crunch. I had the sense to switch off the power this time but amazingly it survived its impression of a weed whacker. After some thought I decided to cut short the flying and use the last battery on foot. These things also make a great steady cam for smooth walking shots, although it’s a bit tricky as you can’t see what your filming… and your stumbling around in a swamp. I need more practice at that. I also filmed a little around the swamp with my main camera and had pretty much got everything I wanted by mid afternoon, so we returned to the camp to recharge and relax in the river.
Predictably, my battery packed up after charging another 1.5 of the copter batteries and I was now onto the smaller reserve battery we ‘d borrowed. That got me up to 3.5 batteries charged, but that was as far as it went. I had to re think the plan again. I had intended to go back to the swamp the next day, but as I got the shots I had come for we decided to head back to Spong instead, where we could hopefully charge a few more batteries and film something different.
I was sad to leave the Chamkar house and particularly the river. It’s also a lot more peaceful sleeping in the forest than a village, where the roosters wake you at 3am. As it turned out, the roosters were the least of my concerns when it came to sleeping. We arrived to find a wedding party being set up a few houses away, with the obligatory wall of speakers. Anyone having experienced a Cambodian wedding knows what that means. Zero sleep. As it happened it did die down briefly around 1am and I dozed off for a while. The thing with Cambodian weddings is that at around 3am they have a kind of call to prayer for the village elders, that goes on for half an hour or so and is generally done at full volume. Once that died down of course, the roosters took over.
The new plan involved trying to film some cleared forest I could see on satellite images about 15km to the west of Spong. Seeing it and finding it, turned out to be a whole different ball game. We spent the entire morning riding (paddling would be a more appropriate word) along exhausting sandy trails only to fail miserably, the only other option was a 4 to 5 hour ride across Prey Long to Sandan. For me that wasn’t an option, we’d be looking at a 10 or 11 hour round trip and I wasn’t at all keen to bounce the copter around that much on a bike. Having pretty much wasted the day we returned to Spong to come up with another plan and I settled for using another valuable battery to film a nearby river.
For the final day we decided to try to film some illegal loggers. The forests around Spong were full of them so it shouldn’t be too hard to find someone, according to Mr Vat. As we left the village a young guy on a bike came flying past us. I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but it soon became apparent he had set off to warn people we were coming, as the almost obligatory chainsaws had finally fallen silent. Much to Mr Vat’s surprise we couldn’t find anyone all morning. Lunchtime discussions revealed that people around the village thought Sokhan was a soldier, working with me to catch illegal loggers. The fact that one of my drivers was from the Prey Long Community Network probably didn’t help matters either. The PLCN are a group of villagers from all 4 provinces of Prey Lang, who are trying to protect this forest and its resources, such as their resin trees. Apparently everyone was convinced my tripod carrying case was in fact holding a gun. Despite this, not long after lunch our luck changed and we managed to catch some loggers in the act.
We explained what we were doing and that we just wanted to film them. Not arrest them. After some discussion I was able to film them felling a tree they were working on, both from the ground and the air. It should make a nice sequence. With that task done we filmed at another couple of locations before returning to Spong for a rest and some celebratory rice whiskey.

Solar man hadn’t been keen to charge anymore batteries for me as we had pushed his brand new system to its limit. With my aerial filming effectively over I called an end to the trip a day early. I was keen to get back to town to see what I had anyway, as I only had power to back up all the footage and hadn’t actually watched more than a few seconds of it.
I learned a lot on this trip but I am pleased to say the many hours of research I put in before buying or flying one of these, was well worth it. A quick Google search will throw up one very obvious fact about these quadcopters. They crash A LOT. I spent a great deal of time finding out why people were ‘losing’ or crashing their copters. Most were stupid errors and simply not following instructions, other problems were not so obvious. Large metal structures (including the metal frames of buildings), even a car can mess up the all-important calibration you should perform every time you move more than a few hundred meters. Fly low over water and your copter could soon become a submarine unless you turn off a sensor first. Probably the most surprising cause for me was solar activity. Essentially you can lose contact with the copter if you fly during magnetic storms and probably lose or crash it. A surprising number of people have had to watch hopelessly as their expensive toy flew off into the sunset.
Of course, this being 2016, we have an app for that. There are several apps that warn if magnetic levels are too high. What has surprised me is just how often this occurs. In the one-month since I bought it, there have been at least 5 days when the levels were too dangerous to fly. While there are countless videos of people crashing these things, many people seem to operate them without problems, so I think it’s mostly about being prepared. If your going to be bouncing it around in a forest, expect to have to go through the slightly time consuming process of resetting the IMU/Gimbal, so you get a level horizon. Most important of all, make sure the damned battery shop charges your battery properly.

Mr Uong – On my first trip here I was provided with a very young assistant that was completely useless to be honest. Anyway, when we arrived in Spong we were trying to recruit a few people as guides/porters. When we talked to Mr Uong, who’s house we were staying at, he said would also come along. The young boy laughed and said he was “too old and not strong enough”. Mr Uong visibly bristled a little but took it well. I had no doubt he’d be just fine. The following morning we set off on a 10km walk with the kid carrying easily the smallest, lightest pack. At the half distance we all stopped and waited for Mr Uong and the young guy to catch up. Shortly after Mr Uong walked calmly around the corner carrying the biggest of my bags (a 120 liter Bergen, which was almost as big as him), plus the kids bag. He was eventually followed by an exhausted and very embarrassed looking boy, who was not allowed to forget that very quickly. Give me the old guys every time.
All in all it was a good trip and I got some great aerial shots. But, I am still utterly dumbfounded that we managed to buy an inverter in Spong. Lastly, a special thanks to my friend and assistant Mr Sokhan Young for his great work and for providing several of the pictures in this 2 part blog.
Here is a link to a sample of the footage taken. It was originally shot in 4k resolution but has been reduced to 720 HD resolution for Vimeo.

The Phnom Penh Post, January 21-22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ពីបាយន្ត សុរិយា

មកពីខ្មោចក្នុងឲ្យដៃ ទើបខ្មោចក្រៅវាហ៊ាន !!!

       ការជាប់ឆ្នាតជាថ្មីរបស់លោកទេព ​នីថាជាអគ្គលេខាធិការគ.ជ.ប. បានបង្ហាញឲ្យឃើញកាន់តែច្បាស់ហើយថា បើគ្មានសម្លងគាំទ្រពី សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិក៏មិនអាចចេញរួចឡើយ​ ហើយបើមានវិញគឺនៅក្នុង ករណីតែ១គត់ គឺសម្លងរបស់លោកហង្ស ពុទ្ធា។ នៅក្នុងចំណោម​សមាជិកទាំង៤រូបរបស់សង្រ្គោះជាតិ គឺមានតែលោករ៉ុង ឈុនតែម្នាក់​គត់ដែលបានចេញមុខមកប្រកាសជាសាធារណៈថាលោកបានប្រឆាំង ចំពោះបេក្ខភាពរបស់លោកទេព នីថា។ ដំណឹងវល្លិ៍ត្អើកបានឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថាលោកទេព នីថា ដែល​បាន​ជាប់​ឆ្នោតនេះគឺមាន៧សម្លេងគាំទ្រ​ក្នុង​ចំណោមអ្នកបោះ​ឆ្នោតចំនួន៩នាក់ គឺបានសេចក្តីថានៅក្នុងចំនួន៧ សម្លេងគាំទ្រ​ នេះច្បាស់ណាស់ថាមាន១ឬ២សម្លេងរបស់សង្រ្គោះជាតិ​ដោយឥតប្រកែកបានឡើយ!!!។
       ឪអាថ្លែនអើយ! ថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំសង្រោះជាតិបានត្រឹម​តែសំដែង​ការ​សោកស្តាយសំរក់ទឹកភ្នែកក្រពើគួរឲ្យឆ្អើមយ៉ាងក្រៃលែង។ ពួកគេ​គ្មានគឹតចាត់វិធានការស្វែងរកវែកមុខជនក្បត់១ឬ២នាក់មកដាក់​ទណ្ឌ​កម្មតែអ្វីបន្តិចណាសោះ ផ្ទុយទៅវិញ ម៉ែអាថ្លែននឹកហួសចិត្តយ៉ាង​ក្រៃលែង ពួកគេនោះបាន​ដម្បីបំភាន់មតិសាធារណៈ បានពន្យុះ​សុំឲ្យគណៈកម្មការ​​វិន័យចាត់វិធានការលើលោកតំណាង​រាស្រ្ត​លឹម គឹមយ៉ា ដែលហ៊ានបកស្រាយ​​រឿងដ៏អាស្រូវបំផុតនេះទៅវិញ។ នៅ​ក្នុង​សមរភូមិ​លទ្ធិ​ប្រជា​ធិបតេយ្យគឺដូចគ្នាបេះបិទនឹងសមរ​ភូមិយោ​ធា​ដែរ បើមានក្រុមក្បត់នៅក្នុងជួរកងទ័ពរបស់​ខ្លួន​ហើយ​នោះ ទោះជាមេ​ទ័ពពូកែយ៉ាងណាក៏ត្រូវតែចាញ់គ្រប់ជំហានដែរ។ លោកប៉ាធាន​ដ៏​ឆំ​មហិមាសម រង្ស៊ី និងប្រពន្ធគាត់បាត់មាត់ដូចគេចុក !!!  ហេ! ហេ! តើ​សកម្ម​ជនគណ​បក្សសង្រ្កោះ​ជាតិ​នៅតែមា​ន​ជំនឿលើក្រុមថ្នាក់ដឹក​នាំ​ដែលមានចោរបង្កប់បែបនេះតទៅទៀត​ឬយ៉ាងណា ???។ រឿងក្បត់​ចេញ​ពីផ្ទៃក្នុងបែបជាក់ស្តែងយ៉ាងណឹងមិនមែនជា​រឿងលេង​សើចទេ​ណា! សកម្មជនអ្នកស្នហាជាតិ​ពិតប្រា​កដ​មិនត្រូវមើលស្រាល​លើរឿង​ក្បត់បែបនេះឡើយ !!!


ដោយបំណងល្អពី បាយន្ត សុរិយា (២០/០១/២០១៦)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Posted on January 20, 2016

I have just completed my first project with my new quadcopter and happily managed to return with everything intact… just about. Although these things are fairly easy to operate I had managed to get just 10 hours practice in before dragging it into the depths of the Cambodian jungle to film in a swamp forest. In particular to shoot an unusually large palm tree that grows in the swamp and towers over the canopy.

Aerial footage is essential to this film, which is to raise awareness of the importance of Prey Long forest in central Cambodia, an area I have had the pleasure of working in on a regular basis since 2008. This was a fairly ambitious expedition, largely due to the issue of power. I have been charging batteries for my various cameras using a solar panel to charge a small car battery for many years, but this piece of equipment takes the problem to a whole new level. The batteries for these quadcopters only last a maximum of 25 minutes and even with 4 of them you don’t get much time in the air. Each battery is as powerful as a small laptop, so charging them is not so simple when you’re traveling to such a remote area. With no time to test my new system thoroughly I picked up a hefty 60amp battery and a new larger 25watt panel. I figured this should give me at least 12 recharges over the course of the filming, possible 16. In a quick test it charged one without problem.


Spong is a tiny and remote community of largely ethnic Kouy people. The village was effectively cut off from the outside world for months at a time during the rainy season, but development and massive deforestation have made the village a far easier proposition to visit. My previous journeys to Spong have not been the most pleasant of experiences. In the wet season of 2008 it took 3 days to get there through a combination of minibus, walking, moto’s, an ox cart and more walking. The last 2 visits were with botanists traveling in a local truck. These are horrendously slow and have next to no suspension making the 10-12 hour journey from Stung Treng a truly exhausting experience. Today it can be done in a day from Phnom Penh, with an early start.

After traveling to Stung Treng by minibus with equipment and supplies for the 9-10 day trip, myself and Sokhan my assistant met up with our porters/moto drivers, three local villagers. I brought my own moto too (a Honda Dream) as I prefer to drive myself so I can carry the more delicate equipment, like my shinny new toy. The road is fairly good for half the distance and we made it to Spong by 5pm, just 11 hours after leaving Phnom Penh. A little dusty but none the worse for wear.

After sleeping at Mr Vat’s home, our local guide, we started early and began filming the forest around Spong. I wanted to get as much aerial footage as I could before we arrived at the swamp, as I was very concerned I would end up wrecking the copter in such a confined space. It’s not recommended to do what I was proposing, even for experienced pilots, so I knew I was taking a risk. As it turned out, these things are surprisingly robust. After using up 3 batteries I brought it into land on a bare bit of dirt in a rice field. I had practiced for exactly this situation time and again and just done it three times without any problems. But this time one side came down fractionally before the other and it instantly flipped over. My heart sank as it disappeared with a grinding sound in a cloud of dust. Was my aerial filming over almost before it had started? I quickly put the remote down and picked it up not realising the engines were still on. As I turned it back over the rotors sliced my forearm as it tried to right itself. I just clung on as I shouted to Sokhan to shut it off. Oh, and they’re bloody noisy too. After a quick dust off it was good to go, much to my relief. I decided to give it a rest for the day and not push my luck. Now to charge the batteries, do a bit of filming around the village and prepare to travel the first part of the way to the swamp the next morning.

This is where things started to get complicated. Having charged just one and a half batteries the inverter started screaming its’ warning that it didn’t have sufficient power. Not impressed. Either my battery was a dud or the damned shop didn’t charge it properly. Mild panic set in. This is Spong, previously you had trouble finding anything other than some ancient cigarettes or salt for sale.

“Can we charge the battery?” “Yes”. Good start. Two options, some guy with a solar panel or a slightly inebriated farmer with a mechanical mule he uses as a generator in the evenings. We visited the solar guy and discovered a full-blown Cambodian style general store. It turned out he had a fairly decent solar system charging a nice big 100amp battery and a 500w inverter to plug appliances into. He let me charge up the 3 batteries but couldn’t help with the car battery. By the way, yes I did have a panel, but it’s just 25 watts so it would take 4 days to charge a battery that size. We tried the farmer but he wasn’t home and wouldn’t arrive until the evening. Things were looking up but I was still worried. A further chat with the solar guy turned up a second battery that we could rent. I then did something really stupid and decided to do a bit of tinkering with my small but trusty inverter of 15 years. The faint but clearly audible ‘phut’ upon plugging it in, turned out to be fatal.

Continued in part 2.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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The Phnom Penh Post on Wednesday January 13, 2016

Panzercommunisme en Asie
Par Olivier Todd

Ce n'est pas en raison du caractère inhumain du régime Pol Pot que le Cambodge a été envahi. Le Cambodge n'en est pas moins pulvérisé. La première vraie guerre entre pays communistes débouche sur une occupation.

La vietnamisation est classiquement présentée par les vainqueurs comme une " libération ". En 1956 ou en 1968, Hongrois et Tchèques tâtent des chars soviétiques. En 1979, les tanks de Giap, appuyés par l'aviation, se servent de toute leur puissance de feu. Dans le Blitzkrieg vietnamien, on doit reconnaître un changement quantitatif des méthodes militaires. Il faut repérer aussi la continuité qualitative des techniques politiques. A l'échelle historique, pour la prise du pouvoir, le Panzercommunisme n'innove pas. En 1920, l'Armée rouge se lance contre la Pologne : Lénine invente un gouvernement provisoire. En 1944 : pour le même pays, Staline baptise le Comité de Lublin. Dans les années 60 et 70, les communistes de Hanoi forgent pour le Vietnam du Sud un Front national de libération (F.n.L), puis un Gouvernement révolutionnaire provisoire (G.r.p.) prétendument indépendants.
L'Histoire s'accélère : au Cambodge, ils fabriquent, en quelques mois, un Front uni de salut national du Kampuchea (Fusnk) et un Conseil révolutionnaire équivalent d'un gouvernement provisoire. Ils ont exploité l'impopularité des régimes de Saigon et la démence du système Pol Pot. Les chars qui prirent Saigon furent déguisés en troupes du G.r.p., ceux qui investirent Phnom Penh en unités du Fusnk. Le maquillage, ici, est plus voyant. En France, seul un éditorialiste de " L'Humanité " feint de croire que les Vietnamiens n'ont fourni qu'une force d'appoint.
Les dernières autorités cambodgiennes clament qu'elles ont eu l' " aide de la population " pour abattre la " clique Pol Pot-Ieng Sary ". Pendant leurs offensives de 1968, 1972, 1973, les Nord-Vietnamiens firent de même. Les combats terminés, à l'analyse, cette fiction s'évanouit : il n'y eut jamais de soulèvement populaire.
Les schémas de la conquête du Vietnam du Sud et du Cambodge se ressemblent. Le " programme " du Pusnk est un démarquage caricatural des programmes du F.n.i. et du G.r.p. en 1960, 1965, 1968, 1969. Avec la même langue de bois, la même rhétorique rassise, plus vietnamienne que cambodgienne, il garantit toutes les libertés. Pourquoi la " liberté de circulation " serait-elle plus libéralement octroyée au Cambodge qu'au Vietnam ?
Parmi les nouvelles célébrités cambodgiennes, on trouve naturellement les potiches, l'inévitable bonze, à côté des intellectuels et des femmes " progressistes ", ingrédients des fronts mis en place par les communistes, partout, au Cambodge comme au Vietnam, en Asie comme en Europe. Le Fusnk, comme le G.r.p., a un bel avenir derrière lui. Tous ces fronts et ces gouvernements tactiques de la péninsule indochinoise servent une ancienne, solide stratégie. En 1951, une directive du Lao Dong, le P.c. vietnamien, précisait : " Quand les conditions le permettront, les partis révolutionnaires du Vietnam, du Cambodge et du Laos seront rassemblés dans un parti unique. " Le parti, c'est l'Etat. La Grande Indochine est proche. 
A travers toute l'Asie (voir l'article d'Emile Guikovaty) la longue peur revient. A Kuala Lumpur ou à Bangkok, beaucoup souscriraient aux propos de Sihanouk, Lazare politique converti à la théorie des dominos. Surgissant à Pékin, il dit des Vietnamiens : " Ils menacent la Thaïlande, et, après l'avoir avalée, ils avaleront Singapour et la Malaisie... "
En Europe ou en Amérique ? parce qu'il n'y a pas de guérillas communistes au Luxembourg ou dans le Nord-Ouest canadien ? ? les experts, commentateurs ou diplomates, restent encore prudents face à ces réjouissantes perspectives. Les mêmes assuraient il y a quelques mois que jamais les Vietnamiens n'oseraient prendre Phnom Penh.
Les mêmes, toujours, affirment qu'il n'y aura pas de conflit armé sérieux entre le Vietnam et la Chine. Pour ne pas trop perdre la face ? avec son satellite cambodgien ? la direction " droitière " de Pékin trouvera les explications idéologiques requises pour justifier un lâchage des déviationnistes gauchistes polpotiens. Partout on suppose qu'elle évitera de se laisser entraîner dans de vastes opérations militaires ou une guerre contre le Grand Vietnam.
Il faut aussi tenir compte des vieilles théories, de la psychologie figée, du marxisme messianique de l'équipe dirigeante vietnamienne, même si, à Paris, à Londres, à Washington ou à Moscou, il paraît impensable qu'elle songe à provoquer la Chine. La vulgate vietnamienne telle qu'elle s'exprime dans les textes-fleuves de son, penseur en chef, Le Duan, est limpide : la révolution prolétarienne mondiale est inévitable et le Vietnam est son avant-garde. Même en apparence, les Vietnamiens, eux, n'acceptent pas la doctrine de la " coexistence pacifique ". Le Politburo vietnamien, lui, ne craint pas une guerre élargie ou généralisée, conventionnelle ou atomique. Quiconque a rencontré des dirigeants vietnamiens sait qu'ils sont convaincus d'avoir battu les Américains, pas seulement sur le plan politique, militairement aussi. L'idée est difficile à accepter : ces Vietnamiens sont persuadés qu'ils peuvent affronter la Chine et, manipulés manipulateurs, forcer l'U.R.S.S. à les soutenir, parce qu'ils représentent aujourd'hui son seul point d'appui en Asie. Toujours plus à l'aise dans la guerre que dans la paix, ces dirigeants défient tous les calculs. Le 22 décembre 1978, il y a à peine trois semaines, Giap évoquait " une éventuelle guerre d'agression de grande envergure ". Prédiction ? Il s'agissait non pas du Cambodge, mais de la Chine.
Le Vietnam du Panzercommunisme ne pourrait être freiné que par des engagements et des sanctions très fermes des démocraties, du Japon aux Etats-Unis, de la Suède à la France ? et encore ! Le requérir poliment de retirer ses troupes du Cambodge est aussi réaliste que de demander le départ des divisions soviétiques de la R.D.A. ou de Pologne.
Les grandes puissances veulent que l'épisode cambodgien reste " localisé ". Mais si Hanoi, emporté par ses succès, ivre de sa logique idéologique, suicidaire, cherchait au-delà de sa fédération indochinoise, dans un ou dix ans, l'extension de la guerre qui, éventuellement par la force des armes, imposerait en Asie un communisme intransigeant ? Pendant cette période, l'U.R.S.S. accoucherait dans toute l'Europe d'un communisme moins strict aux yeux du Politburo de Hanoi.
Porteurs de la vérité contre les " impérialismes " français ou américains, contre les " fantoches " de Saigon, contre les " fantoches " de Phnom Penh, jusqu'où les Vietnamiens iront-ils dans leur affrontement désormais permanent, avec Pékin ? 

Olivier Todd

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

គណោះកម្មាធិកាព្រំដែនកម្ពុជា Comité des Frontières du Cambodge (CFC) par Dy Kareth

ថ្ងៃទី​ មករា ​ ថ្ងៃ នៃ ក្រពត្រនិយមយួន នៅ​​កម្ពុជា

       តាំងពី៣៧ឆ្នាំមកនេះ លោកហ៊ុន សែន បានខំការពារខ្លួន ថាគាត់មិនមែនជាអាយ៉ង ​របស់យួន​​ហាណូយទេ។ លោកហេង សំរិន បានទាំងប្រកាសថា ខ្ឡួនគាត់ជាអ្នកបង្កើត​ "រណសិរ្ស សាមគ្គីសង្រ្គោះជាតិ កម្ពុជា"  (ភាសាបារាំងហៅថា “Front Uni National pour le Salut du Kampuchéa (F.U.N..S.K)) កាលពីថ្ងៃទី២ ធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ១៩៧៨​ នៅក្នុងតំបន់រំដោះមួយ នៅកម្ពុជា” (នៅម្តុំស្រុកស្នួលខេត្តក្រចេះនិងថា​ គឺ "រណសិរ្សនេះហើយ ដែលបានវាយប្រហារ ​រហូត​បានជ័យជំនះ ក្នុង ការផ្តួលរំលំ របបប្រល័យពូជសាសន៍ ប៉ុល ពត នៅថ្ងៃទី​ មករា ឆ្នាំ១៩៧៩"... ដោយគាត់គ្រាន់តែបន្ថែមថាដោយ​មានជំនួយដ៏ថ្លៃថ្លា និងដ៏ប្រសិទ្ធភាព ​ពីកងទ័ពវៀតណាម ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ ធាតុពិត នៃ រឿងនេះ វាខុសពី​ការអះអាងអស់ហ្នឹងស្រឡះ។​ ពួកអ្នកសង្កេតការណ៍បស្ចឹមប្រទេស នៃ ប្រទេសនានា​​ មានមតិស្របដូចៗគ្នាទាំងស្រុង ថ្កោលទោស​ដល់ការឈ្លានពានកម្ពុជា នៃកងទ័ពដ៏ ខ្លាំងពូកែ បស់ហាណូយ កាលពីថ្ងៃទី២៥ ធ្នូ​ ឆ្នាំ១៩៧៨ គឺដើម្បីលេបយកកម្ពុជាតែប៉ុណ្ណោះ គឺ គ្មានដោយសារបុព្វហេតុ “មនុស្សធម៌ “អ្វី​ សោះឡើយ។...

07 janvier : Jour de l'Impérialisme Viêt au Cambodge
       Depuis 37 ans, M. Hun Sen se défend d'être une marionnette de Hanoi. M. Heng Samrin se présente même comme étant le créateur du "Front Uni National pour le Salut du Kampuchéa" FUNSK -  (រណសិរ្យ សាមគ្គី សង្រ្គោះជាតិ កម្ពុជា) -, le 2 décembre 1978, dans une "zone libérée du Cambodge" (de Snuol, en Kratié) et que c'est ce FUNSK qui "a réussi à renverser le régime génocidaire de Pol Pot, le 7 janvier 1979". "Avec l'aide précieuse et efficace des soldats vietnamiens", ajoute-il simplement. La réalité des faits est d'une autre nature. Les observateurs occidentaux de différents pays sont unanimes à condamner l'invasion du Cambodge par la puissante Armée d'Hanoi, le 25 décembre 1978, bien pour l'annexer, nullement pour des raisons "humanitaires"....
La suite dans les fichiers joints, en khmer et en français.
Bien à vous tous,