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Month: November 2014

The Gender budget at the sub-national should be increased much more

ថវិកាយេនឌ័រ គួរបែងចែកទៅថ្នាក់ក្រោមជាតិឲ្យបានច្រើន Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2014, TONG SOPRACH Today, the 16-day campaign to eliminate violence against women, which takes place annually from 25 November to 10 December, commenced. Cambodia has been showing its strong commitment to address the issue through the participation of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the civil society, who deal with human rights. There are…

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BEIJING+20 IN THE EYES OF THE MEDIA

The Asian and the Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review in Bangkok, 17-20 Nov. 2014 THURSDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLATTER, ISSUE 5, Veronika Stepkova, UN Women/Cambodia www.asiapacific.unwomen.org “Human rights are equally valid for everybody and it is all that Beijing+20 should be about,” says Soprach Tong, The Phnom Penh Post columnist who reported on some of the most sensitive issues such as gang rape…

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It’s time to reveal the actual current national budget expenditure !

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2014, TONG SOPRACH ដល់ពេលត្រូវលាតត្រដាងខ្ទង់ចំណាយថវិកាជាតិជាក់ស្តែងហើយ ! Considering the adoption of the annual national budget expenditure, how many members of the parliaments clearly understand the technical terms regarding the basics of the income and the budget expenditure plan? Do they just imitate the other members when they raise their hands as the sign of consent/approval while they do…

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To What Extent Can Cambodia Prevent Sexual Violence?

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 10 JUNE 2014, TONG SOPRACH តើ​កម្ពុជា​អាច​ទប់​ស្កាត់​អំពើ​ហិង្សា​ផ្លូវ​ភេទ​ដល់​កម្រិត​ណា? This morning in London, United Kingdom, representatives from 100 countries around the world participated in a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The objectives of the meeting are to discover internationally accepted solutions and mechanisms to prevent sexual abuse taking place when war breaks out. In Cambodia, a country whose…

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Comments on how Cambodia’s legislation can be improved and made more transparent

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 27 MAY 2014, TONG SOPRACH ការ​ផ្តល់​យោបល់​លើ​សេចក្តី​ព្រៀង​ច្បាប់​គឺ​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​ច្បាប់​កាន់​តែ​ល្អ​ប្រសើរ Freedom of speech in Cambodia seem to be deteriorating while the tendencies of opposition and criticism to the government has increasingly emerged among people, ranging from the parliament member of opposition parties to the ordinary citizen, especially those who have suffered from the injustice, exploitation and oppression. These problems are the results…

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Tong Soprach, IVLP Cambodian delegation interviewed with RFA after finishing IVLP

Unofficial Translation FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 RADIO FREE ASIA HEADQUARTER WASHINGTON D.C BY TAING SARADA សម្ភាសលោក តុង សុប្រាជ្ញ ពីសារសំខាន់នៃវគ្គបណ្ដុះបណ្ដាលភាពជាអ្នកដឹកនាំ This is Radio Free Asia broadcasting in Khmer. We welcome you from the studio in the Washington D.C., the United States of America! From the Washington D.C., I, Mao Sotheany, welcome all our dear listeners. Today is August 1, 2014. For today’s interview, we have a guess Mr. Tong…

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VOA Interviewed Mr Tong Soprach from Cambodia about IVLP participation

Unofficial Translation TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014 VOICE OF AMERICA HEADQUARTER WASHINGTON D.C BY POCHIN CHOEUNG Welcome to the Voice of America in Khmer! Good Morning, dear listeners! Today is Tuesday, the15th of July 2014. I, as well as my associate, welcome you from the Washington D.C. For today broadcasting, we present to you the interview with Mr. Tong Soprach, a Cambodian social analyst and a participant in the…

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Who is going to resign if the intervention would be poor during the Water Festival?

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2014, TONG SOPRACH ហ៊ានលាលែងពីតំណែងទេបើអន្តរាគមន៍គ្មានប្រសិទ្ធភាពក្នុងពិធីអុំទូក? Resignation does not really exist in the Cambodian culture even if something bad happens as the result of carelessness, it will be attributed to an accident or natural disaster. Notably, the example of the plane crash, caused by the pilot’s error, was declared on the news an outcome of natural disaster as…

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Cambodia and Thailand Should Re-discuss OCA

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014, TONG SOPRACH កម្ពុជា-ថៃ គួរចាប់ផ្តើមជជែកឡើងវិញរឿង OCA On 30th and 31st October, the Royal Government of Cambodia will welcome the arrival of The Thai Delegation led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Phnom Penh. Both parties are going to sign three memorandums of understanding (MOU) regarding the issues of tourism cooperation, human trafficking elimination and victim support,…

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Why is the approximately 17 million dollar budget for the district / municipal level underspent ?

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2014, TONG SOPRACH ហេតុអ្វីបានជាថវិកាក្រុង-ស្រុកប្រមាណ $១៧ លានចាយមិនអស់?   Last week, the senior government officials were delighted, enjoying their life very much with the bonuses the just received, which included a representative bonus, hospitality bonus, mission bonus and utility bonus. All these bonuses were combined in a single package, as mentioned in the Sub-decree adopted by the government…

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