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Gov’t focus on modern prison rather than rehabilitation center for trafficking victims

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition WEDNESDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2018, TONG SOPRACH រដ្ឋ​គួរ​បង្កើន​ខ្ទង់ចំណាយ​លើ​ការស្តារ​នីតិសម្បទា ជន​ដែលត្រូវ​គេ​ជួញដូរ With the 12th National Anti-human Trafficking Day coming up on 12 December, we should ask: what are the achievements relating to anti-human trafficking that the government is going to show? A 2017 study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) surveyed over 1,800 migrant workers…

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Girls are at risk of rape when parents work far from home

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2018, TONG SOPRACH កុមារី ​ប្រឈមមុខ​ខ្ពស់​នឹង​ការចាប់​រំលោភ​ ពេល​ឪពុកម្ដាយ​ធ្វើការ​ឆ្ងាយ Internet usage has increased rapidly in Cambodia over recent years, especially among youths, with mobile data packages becoming surprisingly affordable: you can pay just $1 and exchange for a $100 worth of data. Mobile coverage is also expanding across the Kingdom, granting more and more users access to the cheap…

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Cambodia and Other ASEAN Member States’ Hesitance to Join Indo-Pacific

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 16 October 2018, TONG SOPRACH កម្ពុជា​ និង​សមាជិក​អាស៊ាន​ខ្លះ ​នៅ​រារែក​នឹង​ការចូលរួម​ក្នុង​ Indo-Pacific   In the world today, there is a power competition between East – China and Russia; and West – European Unions, the United States, Japan and Australia. In the case of major international development agencies, such as the World Bank, the president is seen mostly from Americans or US…

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Prime Minister Hun Sen Reacted to The Post Column on Migrant Workers as Slavery

Unofficial Translation from The Local News FRESH NEWS with Video clip THURSDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017   “Samdech Techo Hun Sen: All the countries have sent workers abroad, do not blame me of sending labor to worker in other countries because the speaker also works for other.”   Prime Minister Hun Sen Speech to 10,000 garment workers in Kambol area located in Por Senchey district, Phnom Penh on 18…

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Broken Khmer Family in New Era of Modernization

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2017 TONG SOPRACH ការ​បែកបាក់​សមាជិក​គ្រួសារ​ខ្មែរ ​បែប​សម័យ​ទំនើប​នៅ​តែ​បន្ត “Chinese chases away Cambodian chasing away the ghost” it is the old saying while Chinese people flew into Cambodia and headed for the city or downtown to compete for the works and markets; that was the reason persuading some Cambodians to sell out their lands or houses and relocate to the…

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Digital Mapping to Improve the Environment in Phnom Penh

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 03 JULY 2018, TONG SOPRACH ឌីជីថល GoGreen Cambodia កំពុង​ចូលរួម​កែលម្អ​បរិស្ថាន Talking about waste management  in ASEAN region, three countries are getting the most criticisms just pop up to mind; these three are the Philippines having waste mountains in Manila, Indonesia having plastic sea at Bali and Cambodia  being flooded because of the waste congestion along the roads and canals…

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Digital era Khmer reading and writing are not a big deal any more

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 02 JANUARY 2018, TONG SOPRACH សម័យ ឌីជីថល ការ រៀន អាន និង សរសេរ ខ្មែរ គឺ លែង ជា ឧបសគ្គ The habit of complaining over the lack of Khmer (Cambodian language) learning materials, places to study and availability of additional devices is inconvenient for the present day. In fact, some students themselves are lazy learning and lack of confidence or  encouragement…

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Soprach Enjoys “HeForShe”

Tong Soprach is Social-affairs Columnist, The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer Edition and Social Public Health Researcher. He is gender sensitive man. He strongly supports “HeForShe”.

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Any corruption activity must be charged equally: if not, release the 5 human rights activists

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 27 JUNE 2017, TONG SOPRACH NOTE: This column contributed to the royal government’s decision releasing the four ADHOC Officers and a NEC Deputy-Secretary General for two days after publication: Groups welcome court’s release of the ‘Adhoc 5’ បើ​អ្នក​ស៊ី​ និង​អ្នក​សូក​មាន​ទោស​ដូចគ្នា អ៊ីចឹង​មាន​​តែ​នាង​​ខុម​ ចាន់តារាទី ​ហៅ​​ស្រីមុំ ​ត្រូវ​ជាប់​ឃុំ​ដែរ Any accusation against any law on an article or based on this or that case…

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