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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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Want to Experience Traveling Abroad? Ask Mr. Tong Soprach!

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition SATURDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2014, SONG KIMSOUR, LIFT ការចែករំលែកបទពិសោធដើម្បីស្វែងរកឱកាសទៅក្រៅប្រទេសរបស់ លោកតុង សុប្រាជ្ញ Desiring to see our youths experience life abroad by signing up for formal education or field trips without spending too much money of their own, Mr. Tong Soprach, a well-known social affairs columnist and analyst, has shared with us his experience of the many trips he has taken to…

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The Decentralization and Deconcentration Reforms in Cambodia are up-side-down

Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TUESDAY, 15 JULY 2014, TONG SOPRACH កំណែទម្រង់វិមជ្ឈការ និងវិសហមជ្ឈការមានដំណើរឡើងចុះៗ The term “reforms” has become a cult catchphrase within the Cambodian government, mostly used when any of the governmental institutions initiate something new or avant-garde. It has been 10 years since the government introduced the Decentralization and Deconcentration reforms, simply known as the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, resources…

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Jealousy and adultery become a horrific murder

TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014 Unofficial Translation from The Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TONG SOPRACH បញ្ហា​ភ្លើង​ប្រចណ្ឌ សហាយ​ស្មន់​ក្លាយ​ជា​ឧក្រិដ្ឋ​កម្ម​គួរ​ឲ្យ​តក់​ស្លុត As the Kathin Tean season is coming, the Chhaiyam bands are playing their music with their drums, chanting “Naughty old man! Naughty old man! The older they become, the naughtier they get!” This is a very funny Khmer chant, used to mock the married men who have affairs despite their old…

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Bullying activities should be reduced

TUESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2014, Unofficial Translation from The  Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TONG SOPRACH ការ​ចំអក​ឡក​ឡឺយ​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​គេ​ឈឺ​ចាប់​គួរ​តែ​កាត់​បន្ថយ   Many people ascribe superiority to themselves regarding their wealth, social statuses and education and then look down on others they consider inferior. Many others curse, mock, threaten and discriminate against one another.  Meanwhile, a number of people find it funny to use improper words to address the others based on their appearances…

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Tragedy of Cambodian women victims trafficked to China

សោកនាដកម្ម​ស្ត្រី​ខ្មែរ​ដែល​ត្រូវ​គេ​បោក​យក​ទៅ​លក់​នៅ​ចិន TUESDAY, 1 APRIL 2014, Unofficial Translation from The  Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TONG SOPRACH I am sure you will recall the column about Cambodian women who are trafficked to China through the form of cross-border marriage in last week’s issue. In this issue, I am going to present a column about another form of human trafficking in which the victims are cheated and sold to China with…

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From migrant bride to sex slave in China

ពី​មាន​ឈ្មោះ​ថា​រៀបការ​ក្លាយ​ជា​ទាសករ​ផ្លូវ​ភេទ​នៅ​ស្រុក​ចិន WEDNESDAY, 26 MARCH 2014, Unofficial Translation from The  Phnom Penh Post’s Khmer edition TONG SOPRACH Cambodian women were survived from labor exploitation from Malaysia. The Post Everyday, human trafficking of all forms takes place in the world. Cambodia is one of the countries in which the intervention and apprehension in cross-boundary human trafficking to countries such as Western Europe, the United States, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand have…

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