Archive for January, 2012

KI-Media2 KI Media Ship flying Cambodia’s flag of convenience sinks in Black Sea 10 missing

31 January, 2012

Feb 1, 2012
RIA Novosti (Russia)

A cargo ship sailing under the flag of Cambodia has sunk in the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey.

The crew of the ship consisted of 10 Ukrainian citizens and one citizen of Georgia.

Nine people were reported missing and two sailors were rescued, however there are no reports as to their nationalities.

The vessel was carrying scrap metal, from Russia to the Turkish port of Aliaga and preliminary reports say a storm was most likely the cause of the sinking.

Rescue operations continue and a search for more survivors has not been called off.

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KI-Media2 KI Media Cambodian police suspect suicide in death of French family

31 January, 2012

Tue Jan 31, 2012

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian police probing the deaths of a Frenchman and his four children whose bodies were found in a car submerged in a pond have ruled out murder and suspect suicide.

The bodies of Laurent Vallier, 42, and his children aged two to nine were found earlier this month in a pond behind their home in Kompong Speu, close to the capital Phnom Penh, having been missing since September.

Kirth Chantharith, a spokesman for the Cambodian police, said on Tuesday an investigation indicated that the cause of death was probably suicide and Vallier had most likely driven into the pond with the doors locked.

“We’ve not found any sign of murder and we suspect suicide,” Kirth Chantharith said, adding Vallier’s property was untouched and that an urn carrying the ashes of his deceased Cambodian wife, who died during childbirth, was also found in the car.

The French embassy said French police had drafted a joint preliminary report with Cambodian experts. It said it would not comment on the contents of the report because the investigation was ongoing.

Kirth Chantharith, however, said the French investigators had told police they also suspected suicide as the cause of death.

The embassy had said on January 15 it was difficult to identify the bodies.

(Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Editing by Martin Petty and Sanjeev Miglani)

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KI-Media2 KI Media Think Twice when you shop H&M

31 January, 2012


On November 18, a week in advance of Black Friday, a group of people went to the H&M at 22 North State Street in downtown Chicago, and at exactly 3:30 p.m., suddenly fell to the ground for a couple of seconds.
Factory workers fainting in Cambodia

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
By Mu Sochua

H&M decided when cotton prices rose during 2010 and 2011 that they would kindly cover the costs so their customers wouldn’t suffer higher prices. Unfortunately, the courtesy doesn’t extend to their suppliers working in Cambodian garment factories.

The typical garment worker earns little more than $2 a day – about half of that needed for sustainable living. If customers were to take on this increased cost it would only result in a 2-3% difference in the retail price. In the mean time over 1000 workers were hospitalized last year due to malnutrition, forced labour, and poor working conditions.

Despite this, H&M have recently declined to attend the ‘People’s Tribunal on for Minimum Living Wages and Decent Working Conditions for Garment Worker’ held next week in Phnom Penh. The event will be attended by many other international brands, such as Adidas and Puma, who intend to listen to testimonies from those working in their factories.

H&M apparently has more pressing commitments.

KI-Media2 KI Media នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីនិយាយលេងថាឲ្យ ​ឧកញ៉ា ណា ម៉ារឌី អើយបញ្ជូន​អ្នក​បាញ់​ពលរដ្ ឋ​មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស

31 January, 2012

(នាយភ្នែកឯកអង្វរសុំ​ឲ្យ​ ឧកញ៉ា ណា ម៉ារឌី បញ្ជូន​អ្នក​បាញ់​ពលរដ្ឋ​មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស !)

នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ឲ្យ​ឧកញ៉ា ណា ម៉ារឌី បញ្ជូន​អ្នក​បាញ់​ពលរដ្ឋ​មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស
ដោយ ដែន អយុធ្យា 2012-01-31

ប្រមុខ​ដឹកនាំ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បាន​ព្រមាន​ទៅ​លោក​ឧកញ៉ា ណា ម៉ារឌី ម្ចាស់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន ធីធីវ៉ាយ (TTY) ត្រូវ​បញ្ជូន​ទាហាន​ការពារ​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​របស់​ខ្លួន ដែល​បាន​បាញ់​ពលរដ្ឋ​នៅ​ឃុំ​ពីរធ្នូ ស្រុក​ស្នួល ខេត្ត​ក្រចេះ ឲ្យ​រង​របួស​ធ្ងន់ មក​ផ្ដន្ទាទោស​ឲ្យ​បាន​ឆាប់។


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KI-Media2 KI Media បងង ណាល់ ច្រឡំមាត់និយាយថានិង​ដក ​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​រំលោ ភ​ដី​ពលរដ្ឋ!

31 January, 2012

(ច្បាប់ថ្មី ! ក្រុនហ៊ុនណា ដែលគ្មានលុយសូកឲ្យបង ណាល់ ត្រូវដកហូតដីសម្បទាន!)
លោក ហ៊ុន សែន ព្រមាន​ដក​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​រំលោភ​ដី​ពលរដ្ឋដោយ រដ្ឋា វីសាល 2012-01-31

លោក​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុន សែន បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ប្រាប់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ដែល​ទទួល​ដី​សម្បទាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ពី​រដ្ឋ​ទាំង ​អស់​នៅ​កម្ពុជា ឲ្យ​ឈប់​បំពាន​ដល់​ដីធ្លី និង​បង្ក​ផល​ប៉ះពាល់​ផ្សេង​ទៀត​ដល់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ក្នុង​ពេល​អនុវត្ត​គំរោង​ វិនិយោគ​របស់​ខ្លួន​នោះ។


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KI-Media2 KI Media The Case against Eccc the Clown

31 January, 2012

As seen and heard on Ms. Theary C. Seng’s BLOG

Underwhelming work of KRT

after 10 years of negotiation,

after 6 years of operation,

after $200,000,000 since its establishment in 2003

ZERO dollars even though the Cambodian government is responsible for the salaries and function on the Cambodian side of the ECCC, according to the Agreement of June 2003.

Effectively, this is the work of the ECCC in reality:



Phase I Movement**

US$2,000,000 plus more millions
(all international funding)

6 yrs. operation (and going), 10 yrs. negotiation


* Duch (Case 001) is the director of one security center among 200 security centers during the Khmer Rouge era; Choeung Ek killing field is only one among thousands of killing fields.

** Phase I Movement covers the April 1975 evacuation from major towns especially Phnom Penh and the few weeks immediately after. Effectively, this will comprise the full scope of Case 002, as the trial hearings on Phase I Movement against the 3 senior KR leaders is envisioned to take 2-3 years. Meaning that the KRT will not be able to try the other mini-hearings outlined in Closing Order/Indictment (see Table of Contents below).

Posted By Heng Soy to KI Media at 1/31/2012 08:41:00 PM

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KI-Media2 KI Media Closing Order of Case 002 against Senior KR Leaders Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith

31 January, 2012

In light of the HISTORIC (!) start of MOST COMPLEX (sic!) trial hearings beginning on 27 June 2011 and again ANOTHER HISTORIC (!) START of this same MOST COMPLEX (sic!) on 21 Nov. 2011 of Case 002 against the surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith, KI Media is posting installations of the public document of the Closing Order of Case 002 (Indictment). The Closing Order of the Co-Investigating Judges forms the basic document from which all the parties (Co-Prosecutors, Co-Lead Lawyers for all civil parties, Defense Lawyers) will be making their arguments before the Trial Chamber judges (one Cambodian President, 2 Cambodian Judges, 2 UN judges). Up until now, the hearings involving these four surviving senior Khmer Rouge leaders have been in the Pre-Trial Chamber over issues of pre-trial detention and jurisdictional issues. Beginning in June 2011, the Trial Chamber will hear the substantive (sic!) arguments over the criminal charges (e.g. genocide, crimes against humanity, penal code of 1956 – sic!). Available in Khmer and French. Contact the ECCC for a free copy.

of Co-Investigating Judges You Bunleng and Marcel Lemonde
15 September 2010

Regulation of Marriage

Following the Marriage Ceremony

858. With respect to the consummation of marriage, one civil party interviewed stated that she did not dare to refuse to have sexual intercourse with her husband because the unit chief would have beaten her if she did because she saw this happen to another woman in her unit.3636 Several witness stated that consummation of marriage was monitored by militias.3637 One witness stated that a cadre told her that couples who refused would be sent to prison.3638 Some people committed suicide because of these reasons.3639 Another states that three days after the ceremony the unit chief told her to stay with her husband. She was very scared of her husband and there were militiamen eavesdropping below the house so she was forced to have sex with her husband.3640 Another witness stated that couples were not monitored3641 and Duch further stated that “[t]o my knowledge there were no measures to organise surveillance but some immoral cadre spied on the married people to find out whether they were sleeping together (this was independent of the problem offorced marriages). I remember in particular, the case of Comrade Pang, regimental secretary and later secretary of the Military Hospital 98 Committee, who asked his subordinates to spy on married people to see if they were sleeping together. He was punished for this: he was first made to apologize to the married couples in question and then, as there were other allegations against him, he was arrested, transferred to S-21 and executed’.3642
859. With respect to whether people were made to stay together after the marriage ceremony, some witnesses state they were made to spend time together immediately after the ceremony3643 before being separated.3644 Other witnesses state that they were together for some time after the ceremony and then were made to meet3645 more or less frequently3646 (sometimes around once a week, sometimes once a month); some appear to have remained together after the ceremony;3647 some witnesses state that they are still with their spouses3648 whereas others state they separated.3649
860. Some witnesses refer to children born as a result of the marriage.3650
861. Six hundred and sixty four (664) civil parties were declared admissible with regards to the policy of the regulation of marriage3651, since the alleged crimes described in the application were considered as being more likely than not to be true, pursuant to Internal Rule 23 bis (4). These civil parties have provided sufficient elements tending to establish prima facie personal harm as a direct consequence of the crime of forced marriage.

Posted By Heng Soy to KI Media at 1/31/2012 07:37:00 PM

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KI-Media2 KI Media Superstition over the power of Ta Dambang Kranhoung statue in Battambang

31 January, 2012

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KI-Media2 KI Media Nuon Chea: Heng Xamrin was a comrade with good moral conduct (sic!)

31 January, 2012
Comrade Heng Xamrin

31 January 2012
By Leng Maly
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Soch
Click here to read the original article in Khmer

During his hearing on 31 January, the accused Nuon Chea reminisced about his former comrade Heng Xamrin who was a poor farmer from the East. Nuon Chea praised Heng Xamrin, saying that he was a comrade that has good moral conduct.

In addition to Heng Xamrin, Nuon Chea also recalled by Nguyen Van Linh, a Vietnamese cadre, and Chea Xim. Nuon Chea’s recall about his former comrades’ good moral conduct took place when he answered to questions raise by Sorn Arun, his defense lawyer, who asked him to recall about his biography, starting from his childhood to his struggle period. Addition information are forthcoming.

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KI-Media2 KI Media Hearing of Evidence in Case 002 | January 26, 2012

31 January, 2012

Hearing of Evidence in Case 002 | January 26, 2012 – Part 1 from Cambodia Tribunal Monitor on Vimeo.

Hearing of Evidence in Case 002 | January 26, 2012 – Part 2 from Cambodia Tribunal Monitor on Vimeo.

Hearing of Evidence in Case 002 | January 26, 2012 – Part 3 from Cambodia Tribunal Monitor on Vimeo.

Hearing of Evidence in Case 002 | January 26, 2012 – Part 4 from Cambodia Tribunal Monitor on Vimeo.

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