Category Archives: Khmer

Who Killed Chea Vichea?

Chea Vichea's daughter was only a toddler when he was assassinated in 2004.

Chea Vichea's daughter was only a toddler when he was assassinated in 2004. (Photo from the film WHO KILLED CHEA VICHEA? © 2010 Loud Mouth Films)

Chea Vichea not only led the workers’ movement of Cambodia, he challenged all those in politics in a country that came out of genocide and continues to be governed by one strong man. Chea Vichea accepted nothing less for the workers than their fundamental rights for respect and their right for dignity.

This year will mark the 8th year of Chea Vichea’s assassination and yet the killers are still free. Cambodians officially may not know the real killers but we have a very clear idea who gave the order.

The real killers will be found the day Cambodia is governed with rule of law.

Remembering 22 January, 2004 keeps the hope for us that justice is real and not just right but an absolute element of freedom.

The Chea Vichea Fund for Workers’ Rights

Contact:
Chea Mony 012 941 308
Roung Choun: 012 930 706
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PUBLIC INVITATION TO MEET MU SOCHUA IN MONTREAL, CANADA

July 31, 2011

Dear Compatriots,

We are very pleased to invite you, family and friends to a public gathering which will be held in honour of our elected member of Cambodian parliament, Ms. Mu Sochua. A former Minister of Women’s Affairs and

a leading human rights activist, MP Mu has been a defending champion of Cambodian women’s rights and dignity. She has been inspirational in her fearless journey to empower Cambodian women, promote and defend their rights and dignity.

This public gathering will be held on SUNDAY, August 7, 2011, from 2:00pm – 9:00pm, at Centre de Loisir located on 1375 rue Grenet, Ville Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada.

For detail information and contact info., please CLICK HERE

Your supports and encouragement is vital to the cause of advancing Cambodian women’s rights and dignity inside our native land. Hope to see you all there.

Truly Yours,

Pretty Ma, SG

Sam Rainsy Party of North America
450-712 4998

Contact Info.
Mr. Pang Heng 450-934 3873
Mr. Chuop Samnang 514-543 1479
Mr. Tep Sokhavouth 514-678 8583

Free and fair elections-Reforms Needed in Cambodia

Mu Sochua Interview with Radio Free Asia/ 14 July, 2011, in Khmer.

http://www.rfa.org/khmer/indepth/interview_musochua-07132011033659.html

Radio Free Asia: Has there been any reforms of the electoral process?

Mu Sochua: yes, but minor reforms.

RFA: If Mr. Sam Rainsy is prevented from returning to Cambodia, will the party look for a substitute?

MS: It is out of the question. The real problem is electoral reforms. Mr. Sam Rainsy is a victim of political persecution. If his legal records are not cleared, his does not have a chance to stand as a candidate for election. I am also a victim of this political persecution. Does it mean that I also have to be replaced as a candidate? it is not for the victim for find solution. It is for reforms to happen in order for free and fair elections to be guaranteed.

RFA: What is SRP strategy for the return of Mr. Sam Rainsy?

MS: the party is calling on the signatories of the Paris Peace Accords to reconvene and to review the conditions put forward in the 1991 Paris Peace Accords. Free and fair election, non-violence, democracy, these are all part of the accords. Freedom of speech and freedom of expression must be upheld, that is part of the accords.

RFA: Is mass demonstration – Malaysia style something SRP is considering despite recent government crackdowns?

MS: We are not at mass demonstration yet. We hope to have all stakeholders come together to find solutions. We do not see this as just SRP responsibility. We, as Cambodians must share the same task to push for electoral reforms. We call on all Cambodian citizens to defend their fundamental right: the right to vote. Demonstrations are our rights that we can exercise.

RFA: If Mr. Sam Rainsy can not return, will SRP consider a mass demonstration?

MS: there is no “f”. For election to be called free and fair, Mr. Sam Rainsy must return. Mass demonstration is one of the solutions.

Stories of Change (video)

Grassroots change is happening. Freedom of expression must be protected in order for people to take the first step towards change.