Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Land – My Life

These kids have never been to school and have no access to healthcare. Their mother had sold off her land in their previous home to provide them to visit a hospital as they are all sick. She could not pay off her debt and therefore fled with her children to this remote village. She now faces eviction as a rubber company takes the land. With no land, income or government support the future for these children is bleak. These kids have never been to school and have no access to healthcare. Their mother had sold off her land in their previous home to provide them to visit a hospital as they are all sick. She could not pay off her debt and therefore fled with her children to this remote village. She now faces eviction as a rubber company takes the land. With no land, income or government support the future for these children is bleak.

Song composed and sung by Kosal

Oh my land, my farm

They aggressively invaded

They creep in all over

Without any compassion

With their power

They even kill

And sold all land,

to other companies

The forest far and near

They pull down and destroy

They’re hearts of a robber

Have no mercy

In their high status

In their sweet words

But their hearts are as dark,

as black magic

Seeing me in poverty,

Less charmed person.

They turn their back,

Use many manipulative influences

By not giving in

They remove by force

Pull down, demolish,

left only with sadness and tears.

To save the nation

Please save the lives

To release my soul

From a very deep ocean

So I can be alive

To live with my parents

And wish to live,

With happiness and peace.

HERE COMES THE SUN

CNRP Bavil 2
Travelling to North west Cambodia with Cambodia National Rescue signs.

More photos on facebook picture/album

http://www.facebook.com/sochua

11,000 Thumbprints to Cambodia National Assembly – Ruling Party MPs No Where to Be Seen

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December 17, 2012

More than 11,000 signatures from inside and outside Cambodia were brought to the National Assembly today. None of MPs from the ruling party came to receive the people and their signed petition.

MPs from opposition greeted the people and brought the petitions inside the parliament in their own vehicles after the guards replied that they lost the key to the gate and none of the ruling party MPs failed to appear in front of the people.

Last week, the prime minister claimed : I do not have to listen to the U.N. envoy on human rights. I only listen to MPs and to the people.”

Democracy in Cambodia: work in slow process. In the words of the ruling party: development in the speed on a frog.

Democracy as development in Cambodia will leap forward, when the frog decides to do so. If the frog is in the bottom of the well, it may have to make a very high leap before it can get out of the well.

Radio Free Asia report in Khmer: http://www.rfa.org/khmer/indepth/land_victims_rally_infront_of_na-12172012045046.html

Photos of people’s activities in front of the parliament http://www.rfa.org/khmer/multimedia/rally_in_front_of_na-12172012052902.html

Opposition Proposal to Save National Budget 2013

Cambodian National Party elected officials

OPINION

National Budget Alternatives to Increased Borrowing

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/opinion/national-budget-alternatives-to-increased-borrowing-6694/

Debate in parliament http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhmLgg3sAD8

NO XMAS GIFT TO U.N. ENVOY- Maybe After Xmas

Mam Sonando brought to Appeal Court -14 Dec. 2012

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TEP VANNY TO RECEIVE U.S. AWARD

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Vital Voices

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12th Annual Global Leadership Awards

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Opera House

Washington, District of Columbia

7:30 PM

Join Vital Voices in celebrating 12 years of honoring extraordinary women leaders working to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights around the world.

Opposition party alleges corrupt government land deal

Parliamentary debate on 2013 national budget.

A 99-year land concession in Stung Treng was transferred illegally to another company at the cost of US$112 million.

son chhayhttp://www.phnompenhpost.com/General/opposition-party-alleges-corrupt-government-land-deal.html