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Parliamentarians from the Ruling Party and from the Opposition Parties Argued over Democracy in Cambodia

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-17-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 630 - Wednesday, 16.9.2009

"On Tuesday, representatives of the Cambodian People's Party responded and expressed strong disagreement over the comments about the respect for human rights and the implementation of democracy in Cambodia by the president of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, Mr. Sam Rainsy, who claimed, 'Freedom, the respect for human rights, and democracy exist only as an image in Cambodia, but their real essence is not applied.'

"The National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia organized a forum about democracy under the topics of political understanding and tolerance on 15 September 2009, in which also many parliamentarians, ambassadors, and civil society officials attended [see The Mirror of 14.9.2009: Officials of the Opposition Parties and of the Ruling Party Will Discuss Mutual Tolerance in Front of Diplomats]

What Is Criminal Gambling?

By: Norbert Klein: editor, The Mirror Posted: September-14-2009 in
Norbert Klein: editor, The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 629 - Sunday, 13.9.2009

Is the Mirror a publication on legal affairs? No. But we have been dealing a lot during recent weeks and months with problems related to laws – their existence or non-existence, their different interpretations, and their enforcement of non-enforcement. And we have done so because of the irritation to which this leads – in the country and between representatives of Cambodia and persons and institutions in other countries.

Samdech Dekchor: Disagreement between Judges of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Is Only to Drag Time to Spend More Money

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-11-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 629 - Thursday, 10.9.2009

"Takeo: The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen, continued to criticize the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, saying that according to the majority vote formula, to try more former Khmer Rouge leaders is impossible, because the Khmer and the foreign judges and co-prosecutors are having disagreements, and are only wasting more money.

Reviews and Revisions – Some Almost too Late

By: Norbert Klein, editor, The Mirror Posted: August-31-2009 in
Norbert Klein, editor, The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 627

Whenever there are large scale development actions planned, there are almost always also some people affected negatively, everywhere in the world.

The following report about how a Ratanakiri deputy governor publicly speaks of the need to carefully weigh positive goals and unavoidable negative results, is an example that is worth of being taken care of widely in the country: “Development cannot avoid certain impacts that we try to steer clear of.” - “First we need to assess the impacts on the society, the economy, and the environment, especially to organize plans with the participations from all relevant institutions and from the communities, before any projects are finally decided.”


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