Monthly Archives: July 2018

#Cambodge : Un reportage d’ABC à voir absolument : Champagne With Dictators !

Un Khmer Rouge (POL Pot)

peut en cacher un autre (HUN Sen) !

Comprendre comment le Cambodge

retourne à l’année ZERO de nouveau !

Toujours avec le même sponsor : LA CHINE !

Champagne With Dictators

‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

I think the Chinese government and the Chinese embassy accepts there is rising anti-China rhetoric in Cambodia

It is important for China to win the hearts of the Cambodian people. If China fails in Cambodia it will fail in the region.

Motorcyclists and the New Mei Gao Mei (New MGM) casino are reflected in a puddle at night in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

31 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : Le 29 Juillet 2018 : HUN Sen enterre la Démocratie et impose sa Dictature

Le 29 Juillet 2018,

HUN Sen enterre la Démocratie éphémère instaurée par la communauté internationale il y a bientôt 27 ans (avec la signature des accords de Paix de Paris du 23 Octobre 1991) et impose sa Dictature en organisant les élections pour la 6ème législature sans le principal parti d’Opposition, le CNRP !


Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, prepared to cast his vote on Sunday in Phnom Penh. With the odds stacked heavily in his favor, there is little doubt he will win.

Pour l’heure, les Etats-Unis, le Canada, l’Union Européenne et l’Australie ont condamné la tenue de ces élections qualifiées de truquées, lesquelles ne reflétant pas les vœux du Peuple cambodgien.

EU : Statement by the Spokesperson on the general elections in Cambodia

The 29 July general election in Cambodia took place in a highly restrictive political climate. Over the past year, the Cambodian authorities have used the country’s judicial system and other forms of pressure to restrict the space for political opposition, for criticism and dissent, including by civil society. This culminated in the enforced dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), the arrest and prolonged detention of the CNRP’s leader, Kem Sokha, and the banning from political activity for five years of 118 senior CNRP members. Free and independent media have been severely restricted. 

In its Conclusions of 26 February 2018, the EU Foreign Affairs Council underlined that an electoral process from which the main opposition party has been arbitrarily excluded is not legitimate.

In this context, the EU had declined to observe the 29 July election and suspended its financial assistance to the Cambodian National Election Committee.

The lack of genuine electoral competition and the absence of an inclusive political process mean that the 29 July election is not representative of the democratic will of the Cambodian electorate, and therefore its outcome lacks credibility.

The European Union expects the Cambodian authorities to restore democracy, to engage in dialogue with the opposition, and to create conditions conducive to free political debate and competition, in which the media and civil society, including human rights and labour rights defenders, can freely exercise their rights without undue restrictions. The EU stands ready to actively contribute to this endeavour.


White House Press Release on Cambodia’s Flawed Parlementary Elections

សហរដ្ឋ​អាមេរិក​​​​ថ្កោល​ទោស​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ «មិន​សេរី​ឬ​យុត្តិធម៌»​ ហើយ​ព្រមាន​រឹត​បន្តឹង​ទិដ្ឋាការ​បន្ថែម

Canada troubled by undemocratic elections in Cambodia

Cambodia’s electoral process


UK : Minister for Asia & the Pacific statement on Cambodia’s election

Statement by Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field following the election in Cambodia.

Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said:

The Cambodian national election was undermined by the authorities well before campaigning started and resulted in an election that was neither fair nor credible.

The potential for a legitimate, free and fair election was stymied when the main opposition party – the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was dissolved in November 2017. This was particularly disappointing following the more open Commune elections in June 2017.

The Cambodian authorities have demonstrated clear disregard for the key tenets of a functioning multi-party democracy. As well as the dissolution of the CNRP, examples include the imprisonment of CNRP President Kem Sokha, the banning of 118 CNRP members from politics for five years, and a crackdown on independent media.

There was no credible opposition party with the opportunity to challenge the Government. In a democracy, no government has the right to choose its opposition.

The UK will continue to urge the Cambodian Government to demonstrate its commitment to its citizens by lifting restrictions on political debate and media freedom and by creating the conditions for proper functioning democracy.

Germany : Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the elections in Cambodia

The German Government has noted that the parliamentary elections in Cambodia were conducted peacefully.

However, that alone is not enough to lend the election results legitimacy, as the elections were preceded by the arrest of the leader of the largest opposition party in September 2017, the dissolving of the opposition party in November 2017 and a ban on 118 leading opposition politicians from engaging in political activity.

The German Government urgently calls on Cambodia to return to the democratic principles enshrined in the constitution and the Paris Peace Accords and is willing to support the country on its path to this.


Foreign Minister Winston Peters has expressed New Zealand’s concern over Cambodia’s general elections in which the main opposition party was excluded.

“For Cambodia to have legitimate democracy it is essential that opposition voices can be heard. New Zealand calls on Prime Minister Hun Sen to reinstate the main opposition party and release all political prisoners, including opposition leader Kem Sokha,” Mr Peters said.

In the lead up to the elections, Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), and its leader Kem Sokha was imprisoned. Without the main opposition party participating, the election resulted in a landslide victory for the governing party.

“New Zealand is a long-standing partner of Cambodia and has invested considerable effort in supporting Cambodia’s UN-supervised transition to democracy in the early 1990s.

“We stand ready to work with Cambodian partners to restore its democratic institutions and processes to allow free and fair elections to be held,” he said.


Communiqué du Quai d’Orsay

Elections législatives au Cambodge (29 juillet 2018)

La France regrette que les élections législatives cambodgiennes se soient déroulées en l’absence du principal parti d’opposition (parti du salut national), dissous le 16 novembre 2017, tandis que son président, Kem Sokha, est incarcéré depuis le 3 septembre.

Ces élections se sont tenues dans un climat qui n’a pas permis à l’opposition, aux médias et à la société civile de fonctionner sans entrave.

Nous appelons à la libération de Kem Sokha et à la levée de l’interdiction faite à 118 membres du parti du salut national de mener pendant cinq ans des activités politiques.

Nous exhortons les autorités cambodgiennes à respecter les droits fondamentaux permettant de garantir un processus démocratique crédible.

Les échos de la Presse


Cambodia further drifts away from democracy

This is by far the worst, least democratic election in the post-UNTAC (United Nations peacekeeping operation in Cambodia) period, because the main opposition party was barred from participating,” Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), told DW. “This election is looking more like the Soviet-style elections of yesteryear than a genuine democratic contest,”

Cambodian PM’s party claims election rout, opposition sees ‘death of democracy’


Cambodians spoil ballots to protest poll critics labelled a sham


US warns of ‘significant expansion’ of Cambodian visa restrictions


Législatives au Cambodge: le parti d’Hun Sen revendique “l’ensemble des sièges”


Elections au Cambodge: Le parti au pouvoir remporte… tous les sièges


Asie : le Cambodge sur la voie de la dictature


Cambodge: le parti au pouvoir revendique une victoire écrasante


Cambodia Re-Elects Its Leader, a Result Predetermined by One


#CambodiaElection2018 : Les élections générales du 29 Juillet 2018 ne seront qu’une FARCE ! Communiqué du CNRP


#Cambodia : “No election can be genuine if the main opposition party is barred from taking part,”



29 Jul 2018

#Cambodia : “No election can be genuine if the main opposition party is barred from taking part,”

“To ensure a genuine multi-party democracy in Cambodia which respects its citizens’ participation rights, the Government must immediately release detained opposition leaders and lift a ban on the opposition taking part in the July 29 general election”.

“Those who currently rule the country have one final opportunity to reverse the current trajectory, and return instead to the constitutional path of multi-party democracy and genuine elections – ensuring a level playing field for all political parties”.

“All Cambodians have a right to openly debate and discuss political affairs; the media must be allowed to scrutinise and criticise, as well as inform the public; and civil society, including NGOs, should be encouraged to play an active role in State affairs,”.

“A liberal multi-party democracy is an essential, entrenched and non-amendable feature of the Constitution of Cambodia.”

DOWLOAD 30-04-2018 Cambodia SR election press release


អ្នក​រាយការណ៍​ពិសេស​ ​អ.ស.ប.​ចាត់​ទុក​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ខែ​កក្កដា​ថា​ ​«មិន​ពិតប្រាកដ»​ ​បើ​គ្មាន​គណ​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​ចូល​រួម


អ្នកស្រី រ៉ូណា ស្មីត ថា​ការ​បោះឆ្នោត​ដែល​គ្មាន​ការ​ចូលរួម​ពី​បក្ស​ប្រឆាំង​គឺ​​មិន​ត្រឹមត្រូវ

29 Jul 2018

La mort de la démocratie au #Cambodge : Qui en profite le plus ? Rapport de Global Witness à lire !

La mort de la démocratie au Cambodge :

Qui en profite le plus ?

Réponse : Les Voleurs de terres et

Pilleurs de ressources du Cambodge :

4 Tycoons sur la liste noire de Global Witness :

Mong Reththy

Ly Yong Phat

Try Pheap

Lao Meng Khin


“For decades,

Cambodians have been robbed of their land,

robbed of their country’s natural wealth,

and robbed of their voice.”


Global Witness ​សុំ​ឱ្យ​ស.រ.អា​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​​ឧកញ៉ា​៤នាក់


Global Witness ​សុំ​ឱ្យ​ស.រ.អា​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​​ឧកញ៉ា​៤នាក់


VOA Khmer Interview: Global Witness Urges US Sanctions on Four Cambodian Tycoons


Cambodian tycoons set for victory in controversial poll, claims rights group


តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​អាមេរិក​ថា ​ខ្លួន​កំពុង​បង្កើន​ល្បឿន​ដាក់​ទណ្ឌកម្ម​បង្កក​ទ្រព្យ​អ្នក​ជំនួញ​ស្និទ្ធនឹង​របប​លោក ហ៊ុន សែន


លោក ថិត យ៉ូហូ សមាជិក​សភា​អាមេរិក ផ្ដល់បទសម្ភាសន៍ដល់អាស៊ីសេរី នៅថ្ងៃទី ០៨ ខែឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨។


21 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : La Répression politique et la Corruption du régime de HUN Sen : Reportage d’Aljazeera à voir absolument !

Cambodia’s Election Crackdown


The documentary also puts the spotlight

on alleged criminal activities

carried out by other members

of Cambodia’s ruling elite

in Australia

13 Jul 2018

#Cambodia : EU mission assesses human rights and labour situation

Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “The EU is proud to provide the most economically vulnerable countries of the world with free access to our market. The Everything But Arms initiative has had a significant impact on development and poverty eradication in Cambodia. Nevertheless, the recent worrying developments in the country have called for a closer assessment of whether Cambodia is fulfilling its commitments. The discussions and information gathering during our EU mission have focused on the serious decline in the area of political and electoral rights, as well as a curbing of civil society activities. There are also deficiencies when it comes to land dispute resolution mechanisms, and serious threats to freedom of association and collective bargaining rights. In the trade policy of the European Union, social justice is a vital aspect, including the respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and labour standards. Following the fact-finding mission, we will now analyse the facts in detail, and consider further steps. Removing Cambodia from the trade scheme is a measure of last resort, if all our other efforts have failed to address these concerns.”

NGOS, Unions Urge Intervention in Cambodia’s Political Crisis Amid EU Fact-Finding Mission

13 Jul 2018

#cambodge : Il y a deux ans l’éminent analyste politique #kemley a été lâchement assassiné

Le Peuple découvrira

les vrais coupables,

les tueurs et commanditaires

de cet ignoble assassinat politique !


#cambodge : Assassinat de #KemLey : Le Peuple exprime sa colère et son affliction


Il est toujours présent parmi nous !

Nous continuons la route avec lui !

Et sans aucune goutte de larme !


Murder, Mourning and Martyrdom: Cambodia remembers Kem Ley


10 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : la presse indépendante en ruine : A lire le Rapport de RSF !

Lire le rapport de Reporters Sans Frontières

Cambodge: la presse indépendante en ruine (FR)

Cambodia: Independent Press in ruins (EN)

ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា: សារព័ត៌មានឯករាជ្យកំពុងស្ថិតនៅក្នុងភាពមហន្តរាយ (KH)

Main basse sur la presse indépendante au Cambodge

Journalistes arrêtés, commentateur exécuté, sites censurés ou fermés, le Cambodge du Premier ministre, Hun Sen, s’est lancé depuis plusieurs mois dans une «offensive» en règle contre les médias indépendants. Avant les élections générales de juillet, «il s’agit de faire taire en amont toutes les voix qui fâchent», écrit l’ONG Reporters sans frontières.


10 Jul 2018

#Chine #USA : La guerre commerciale a bel et bien commencé

Nouvelle ère des immeubles fantômes et

projets chinois abandonnés !

Et pourquoi pas des casinos à Sihanoukville !

La guerre commerciale entre les Etats-Unis et la Chine que les observateurs ont redoutée lors de l’élection de D. Trump à la Maison Blanche a bel et bien commencé aujoud’hui. Elle vise la surtaxe des produits exportés par la Chine vers les Etats-Unis pour la 1ère tranche évaluée à $34 milliards. D. Trump a prévenu qu’il y en aura 2 autres tranches évaluées, l’une à $200 et l’autre à $300 milliards.

L’économie chinoise en sera durement impactée ainsi que les subventions dans les projets de l’hégémonie chinoise dans le Monde baptisée Belt and Road Initiative par le Président Xi.

Lesquelles subventions touchent directement en premier lieu les investissements chinois au Cambodge. 


China Is Still Building Ghost Cities

US tariffs take effect, China warns of ‘counterattack’


Début de guerre commerciale entre les Etats-Unis et la Chine, qui promet une riposte


La Chine dénonce « la guerre commerciale » lancée par les Etats-Unis et annonce une « riposte »

Le président des Etats-Unis, Donald Trump, et son homologue chinois Xi Jinping, le 9 novembre 2017 à Pékin.


06 Jul 2018

#HUNSen : Son pied de nez à l’Union Européenne ! Quel culot !

HUN Sen a refusé à plusieurs reprises depuis l’année dernière la demande de visite de KEM Sokha (en détention arbitraire) par une délégation de l’Union Européenne; la réponse à la dernière requête étant toujours en attente.

Voilà la vraie nature de HUN Sen.

Mais pourquoi l’Union Européenne continue-t-elle à discuter avec ce Voyou ?

Nous demandons des sanctions immédiates contre ce régime.


Flash Info: Members of EU Parliament note EU fact finding mission to Cambodia (from 5 until 11 July) “to assess Cambodia’s compliance with its human rights obligations enshrined in the EBA scheme the country benefits from” and calls for findings to be made public.



04 Jul 2018

#Cambodge : fausse démocratie, vraie tyrannie : un dossier à lire !

Cambodge : fausse démocratie, vraie tyrannie

La dérive autoritaire du Cambodge est l’un des exemples les plus frappants, sinon le plus frappant, de l’évolution de la majorité des pays de l’Asie du Sud-Est vers l’« illibéralisme ». Depuis longtemps, on savait que le royaume cambodgien n’était qu’une démocratie de façade. Un régime quasi autoritaire placé depuis des lustres sous la férule du premier ministre à poigne Hun Sen, ancien Khmer rouge reconverti depuis les années 1990 aux bienfaits de la démocratie libérale – système dont il a su tirer à merveille les avantages.
Désormais, la façade déjà lézardée s’est écroulée et révèle la vraie structure de la maison khmère : une fausse démocratie et une vraie tyrannie, où un Parlement croupion et des élections sans réelle opposition servent de faire-valoir. L’économie est phagocytée par la famille de Hun Sen, au pouvoir depuis trente-trois ans – et qui a bien l’intention de s’y accrocher, jusqu’à ce que mort s’ensuive.

Hun Sen est désormais plus que jamais déterminé à ne pas quitter le pouvoir, qu’il veut sans partage. Une inclination qui n’est pas nouvelle. Dans ses passionnants Mémoires, La diplomatie n’est pas un dîner de gala(éd. L’Aube, 2018), le diplomate Claude Martin, ancien responsable de l’Asie au Quai d’Orsay, ex-ambassadeur de France en Chine et en Allemagne, rapporte un entretien privé qu’il a eu en 1990 à Phnom Penh avec celui qui était déjà le premier ministre du Cambodge.
« Vous voulez démanteler mon gouvernement ? », lança Hun Sen à Claude Martin, à l’approche de l’accord de Paris, qui conduirait, un an plus tard, à la mise sous tutelle du pays sous l’égide des Nation unies jusqu’à l’organisation d’élections (tout en laissant, en réalité, le pouvoir à Hun Sen). « Le propos [de Hun Sen] m’inquiéta, écrit l’ancien diplomate. Le chef du “Kampuchéa populaire” [appellation d’alors du Cambodge] allait tout faire, je le sentais, pour garder le pouvoir. » C’est exactement ce qu’il s’est passé.

Le premier ministre cambodgien, Hun Sen, lors d’un discours aux ouvriers d’une manufacture de textile, dans la province de Kandal, le 30 mai 2018.

A lire aussi :

Asie du Sud-Est, la fin des parenthèses démocratiques

Des soldats birmans à Buthidaung, le 29 août 2017.

04 Jul 2018