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Corruption on Imports and Export Lead to Nuclear Endanger in Cambodia and Region

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2016, TONG SOPRACH ពុករលួយលើការពិនិត្យទំនិញ អាចគ្រោះថ្នាក់ធ្ងន់ពីសារធាតុ នុយក្លេអ៊ែរ Cambodia is sometimes seen as a dump site for foreign waste due to the power of corruption and greed, which have led to imports of dangerous chemicals without any heed of the risks to people’s health. For example, on Nov 30, 1998, 30,000 tons of toxic waste were imported from…

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Financial decentralization to help cut down costs from field missions

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2016, TONG SOPRACH ការធ្វើវិមជ្ឈការហិរញ្ញវត្ថុ ជួយបន្ថយពេលវេលាចុះមូលដ្ឋាន The government’s deputy- directors of department of each ministries / institutions have spent their time on missions to visit people to attract popularity during weekends and working days. That is in order to strengthen their party at grassroots level. The money is spent through the national level or from the party…

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Cambodia cannot reconcile due to internal conflict history?

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2016, TONG SOPRACH ខ្មែរមិនអាចផ្សះផ្សាគ្នាបាន ដោយសារប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រមានជម្លោះដណ្ដើមអំណាចគ្នាឯង? The Khmer Empire was remarkably prosperous, as its territory bordered Myanmar, near Chinese, and Champa (Champa country, but now Vietnam territory). After the era of expansion was over, Khmer rulers tended to fight one another for power. Many sought helps from the other countries, requiting them with part of the territory…

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Peace process without specific monitoring Rooted in Cambodia’s Current Political Crisis

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 26 JULY 2016, TONG SOPRACH កសាងសន្ដិភាពគ្មានការត្រួតពិនិត្យជាក់លាក់ ធ្វើឲ្យកម្ពុជា ជួបវិបត្តិដល់បច្ចុប្បន្ន As Cambodia is approaching the General Election, the new young voters are showing great efforts in understanding political updates to make the right decision. On the other hand, the middle-aged voters seem bored and tired of the official voting since being of the impression that nothing will change before and…

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Politicians should stop sexual exploitation and the use of women as political tools

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 14 JUNE 2016, TONG SOPRACH គួរបញ្ឈប់ការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចផ្លូវភេទ និងនយោបាយពីស្ដ្រីទៅ! It has been 20 years since the gender mainstreaming was introduced to Cambodia to strengthen the equality between men and women, as well as to eliminate the discrimination against and exploitation of women. As a result, we have seen important policy documents developed such as the Neary Ratanak Cheat (National Golden…

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More national budget needed for ICT learning

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 7 JUNE 2016, TONG SOPRACH គួរ​ដំឡើង​ថវិកា​សម្រាប់ ICT ក្នុង​វិស័យ​អប់រំ​បន្ថែម​ឲ្យ​បាន​គ្រប់គ្រាន់ Activity of teaching in a private school in Phnom Penh. Photo: Hong Minea ICT (information and communications technology – or technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems, as well as the various…

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Need more rehabilitation centers for victims of human trafficking and slavery

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 03 MAY 2016, TONG SOPRACH រដ្ឋ​គួរ​បង្កើត​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​ស្ដារ​នីតិសម្បាទា​បន្ថែម​សម្រាប់​ជួយ​ជន​រងគ្រោះការជួញដូរ និងទាសករសម័យទំនើប Poverty, eviction, landlessness, climate change, and the desire for modernization have significantly pushed people to move from rural-to-urban and cross-border migration for employment. This, all in spite of the existing awareness on the upcoming challenges. Human trafficking has pulled many people into “modern slavery”, leading to global concerns as about 35.8…

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Health decentralization can change the behavior of health officers and better system strengthening

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 15 MARCH 2016, TONG SOPRACH ការ​ធ្វើ​វិមជ្ឈការ​សុខាភិបាល​អាច​ជួយ​កែ​ឥរិយាបថ​គ្រូពេទ្យ និង​ ពង្រឹង​ប្រព័ន្ធ​បាន​ល្អ​ប្រសើរ The problems being faced by the Ministry of Health are not to some extent different from those faced by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Art. Cinemas and theaters are being sold, while how the money has been used remain anonymous. Some of the structures stays empty, waiting for the…

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Why are no relevant institutions condemning the beheading of a young woman?

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2016 TONG SOPRACH ហេតុអ្វីបានជាគ្មានស្ថាប័នណាថ្កោលទោសអំពើឃោរឃៅកាត់កស្ត្រី? Of the 365 days in a whole year the rights of women seem to only be promoted on one day and then Women´s Day will wait for another year to happen again. The promotion activity, moreover, is generally organized only in Phnom Penh, this way excluding many other provinces and moreover the…

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No force sex upcoming Valentine’s Day !

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2016, TONG SOPRACH គ្មានទេការបង្ខំរួមភេទរបស់យុវវ័យនៅថ្ងៃ ១៤ កុម្ភៈខាងមុខ ! The trend of the Cambodian young people’s attitudes towards the western Valentine’s Day, which is annually celebrated on 14 February, has notably changed, compared to the attitudes found 7-8 years ago, which saw the florist and gift stands emerging around schools and along the street. Not so far from…

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