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Funcinpec Party and Nationalist Party Signed a Coalition Agreement
Monday, 07 June 2010 10:13 DAP-NEWS
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010 - Funcinpec Party and the Nationalist Party would sign an official coalition agreement on Monday at the Funcinpic's central headquarters.
"There would be an official coalition agreement which was signed by both representatives of Funcinpec Party and the Nationalist Party at about 3 o'clock on Monday at the Funcinpic Party's headquarters," President of Funcinpec Party Keo Puth Raksmey said.
"Both Funcinpec Party and the Nationalist Party would merge at about 3 o'clock today in order to participate in the general election in 2013 and in the upcoming senate election," a senior official said on Monday.
"The separation of the two parties does not provide any benefits to our supporters, and our supporters will more increase after the two parties merge into one larger party today," President of Funcinpec Party Keo Puth Raksmey said.
After spending nearly a month discussing the common points which are acceptable to both parties, what Funcinpect Party and the Nationalist party expected was the formation of Funcinpect-Nationalist Party coalition which would help to collect the supporters in the future general election in 2013.
In principle, the two parties had been willing to merge into one party before the communal election of the council's members in 2012 and before the general election in 2013 were held in near the future.
The two political parties hope they will gain the voters more than the previous general election.
Edited by Mr. Rasmey (Mr. Go for It)
PM Hun Sen Calls For Greater Investment, Warns Pull out Fiscal Stimulus
Monday, 07 June 2010 10:49 Ek Madra
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010 - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called for a greater investment to the region and “warned against the untimely withdrawal of fiscal stimulus measures in Asia”.
“Private investment has yet to return as the engine of economic growth and the poor are still suffering,” he told more than 400 of Asia’s leading decision-makers at the 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam from June 6- 7.
Hun Sen said on that the fiscal stimulus measures in Asia should be continued.
The Premier echoed the sentiments of other leaders who reaffirmed “the key role of the private sector in economic recovery and growth, including public-private partnerships in building infrastructure”.
Hun Sen also said that the ascendant countries such as China and India should not be seen as serious challenges to the competitiveness of other nations in Asia.
“Countries that remain alert and respond to opportunities will benefit. Countries bogged down in structural issues and domestic problems will not,” he said.
Border administration and infrastructure are still major barriers to trade in ASEAN countries, according to the World Economic Forum report.
Prime Minister Hun Sen is to return home on Monday (June 7) after the meeting focused on setting up a regional and global mechanism for cooperation and management. This is due to the fact that the international community is currently faced with many challenges that threaten the revival of the global economy, such as climate change, ineffective management of global issues and trade barriers.
Asian leaders, however, shared view that the region has recovered swiftly from the global economic crisis, but it must work to turn recovery into economic growth that is sustainable, equitable and helps to solve the problem of climate change.
The WEF said that Asian economies have been leading the recovery given the fact that the global crisis has accelerated the historic shift in economic leadership from West to East.
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Brazil, Russia, India and China to take centre stage.
“East Asia should play a more significant role in global affairs,” said Schwab.
The economic recovery in the ten-Asian nation bloc will be able to influence global affairs at the G20 leaders’ summit in Korea this year, said the WEF.
The World Bank said that East Asia has recovered from economic and financial crisis thanks largely to China. Real GDP growth in the developing East Asia is poised rise to 8.7 percent for 2010 after slowing from 7 percent in 2009.
Cambodian growth projects at 4.4 pct for 2010, expects 6 pct for next year, according to the Bank.
South Korean Movies and Songs Break Hearts of Cambodians
Monday, 07 June 2010 08:03 DAP-NEWS/ Tep Piseth
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010- South Korean Movies are so attractive for Cambodians and Cambodian people are watching South Korean Movies and songs every day at nights or day times on TVs in the country. Sometimes during break times and local Khmer sellers at the markets always expressed their impression of loving the South Korean movie stars especially female movie starts from behaviors to clothes styles and every TV Channels in Cambodia played South Korean films in a series in every evening. But all these are not enough for Cambodians. Now Cambodians youth, university and high schools students are starting be crazy and cut their hair styles like South Korean singers. “I Know Mr Rain (South Korean singer) very well but I do not know about his real name,” Kim Leng, a nursery student in Phnom Penh said. Mr Rain is very famous for me, and his styles of dancing break my heart, he added. I do not know about political and economic relationships but I know the South Korean singers and Movie starts only, he noted. Kim Chi of South Korean, a pickled cabbage is also famous for Cambodian people.
Vo Rana, a student of National Institute of Commerce said South Korean films are talking about social life, business with mixing with love, historic films that are like Khmer too. They are easy to follow and are not difficult like western movies, she said.
In the past few years, Cambodia and South Korea have strengthened the bilateral cooperation with exchange of visits from top leaders.
The South Korea invested to build highest construction in Phnom Penh like CAMKO city and Golden tower 42. The bilateral trade volume was worth about 300 million US dollars.
Cambodian People Countdowns for Three Things
Monday, 07 June 2010 07:59 DAP-NEWS/ Tep Piseth
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010- First, they countdown for verdict of Duch, head of S-21 prison which tortured to death and killed about 17,000 people in Khmer Rouge at prison. Duch detained by the Khmer Rouge and UN tribunal and Duch was charged of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Khmer Rouge regime accused of killing about 2 million people during 1975-1979. And now the survivors and relatives of the victims are waiting for the verdict from the court which will release on July 26. How many year will Duch serve his jail term? Survivor from Khmer Rouge like Bou Meng wants the court to sentence Duch a life imprisonment.
Second, Cambodians like other people around the world are waiting to watch FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa., which will be held from June 11 to July 11, this year.
Third, they want to see when the country will pump oil and gas from offshore. Prime Minister Hun Sen urged Chevron Oil Company to pump oil and gas before 2012. If not so, the government will terminate the agreement for investment. The local people hope their country will be a economic tiger in ASEAN.
Two Royalist Parties in Cambodia Will Merge Soon
Monday, 07 June 2010 06:59 DAP-NEWS/ Tep Piseth
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010- The two Royalist parties in Cambodia, FUNCINPEC Party and the Nationalist party will merge as one party at 3:00 Pm today for joining the general election 2013 and the upcoming senate election, an senor official said on Monday.
The separation of the two parties did not provide the benefits for supporters and the supporters will increase more after the merging today,” Keo Puth raksmey, president of Funcinpec party said.
Hundreds of supporters from the two royalist parties will join as witnesses for the event of signing ceremony for merging today.
Funcinpec Party and Nationalist party received two seats respectively from the general election in 2008 after the two sisters parties separated. FUNCINPEC party led by Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and now he retired from political life and works the supreme advisor to King Norodom Sihamoni.
Cambodia Bans Gambling During FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa
Monday, 07 June 2010 05:40 DAP-NEWS / Yu Vibol
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, June 7, 2010-Cambodia n Monday announced the country will not allow any gambling during the FIFA World Cup in 210 in South Africa, citing that the gambling has been affecting the social order and insecurity.
“We want to have cooperation with all sides from local people, media, and local authorities to crack down on all kinds of gambling during this world football competition,” Touch Naroth, Police Chief of Phnom Penh said.
Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen also already ordered to ban all forms from betting money during the FIFA world cup this year because it affected to social order and create the robbery,” He added. He also appealed to local people to watch football matches for the entertainment sport and should not bet for money. And he said,” we are investigating the crime from other cases during this time and investigating the places that bet the money during this world cup competition,”. We will punish the gamblers by law, “he said.
Cambodia has banned gambling during the world cup since 2006 and the government in 2008 also closed down the country’s largest gambling football industry Cambosix after that kind of competition created robbery, insecurity, family violence, and family divorce from the gambling.
According to website of FIFA world Cup, the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, the premier international football tournament. It is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the culmination of a qualification process that began in August 2007 and involved 204 of the 208 FIFA national teams. As such, it matches the 2008 Summer Olympics as the sports event with the most competing nations.
It added that this will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process. This decision left the Oceania Football Confederation as the only confederation yet to host the FIFA World Cup.
It said that the List of qualified teams for this year as The following 32 teams qualified for the final tournament.
South Africa (hosts)