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The Appeals Court Delayed Hearing on Chea Ratha's Case for the Second Time

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: November-08-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 637 - Saturday, 7.11.2009

“The Appeals Court of Cambodia has delayed a hearing on former national military police officer Chea Ratha over the crime of an acid attack on Ms. Ya Sok Nim, the aunt of Ms. In Soklida, who had a lesbian relationship with Chea Ratha.

“The second delay was made again without giving a clear reason, like it was also with the first delay on 22 October 2009.

Cambodia Hosts Thaksin, but Not Permanently

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: October-25-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 635 - Saturday, 24.10.2009

“Phnom Penh: In the evening of 23 October 2009, the Minister of Information and spokesperson of the Royal Government, Mr. Khieu Kanharith, told Kampuchea Thmey, ‘Samdech Hun Sen did not say that he will provide a permanent house to Mr. Thaksin to stay in Cambodia. But, Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra can come to Cambodia. Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen was quoted incorrectly by journalists.’ Many Thai senior officials, including Prime Minister Abhisit Vijjajiva and Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban reacted strongly, saying that they will seek the extradition of Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, if he comes to Cambodia.

“The Royal Government of Cambodia expressed the firm position not to extradite Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra to Thailand if he comes to Cambodia.

Civil Society and the Opposition Party Support Action to Create a Working Group to Reinvestigate Criminal Cases

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-18-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 630 - Thursday, 17.9.2009

“Phnom Penh: An opposition party parliamentarian and a civil society organization support the head of the government creating a mixed working group to work on criminal cases at different irregular law implementation units.

“Recently, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, released a decision dated 4 September 2009 to create a mixed working group to examine and take action on criminal cases at different law implementation units; the working group has 26 members from different sections of the government.

International Co-Prosecutor Orders to Investigate Five More Persons

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-10-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 629 - Wednesday, 9.9.2009

"Phnom Penh: The International Co-Prosecutor, Mr. William Smith, sent two documents for investigations (the second and third introductory submissions) to the Co-Investigating Judges [at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal] in order to open the way for the Co-Investigating Judges to investigate more suspects.

Is Every Khmer Citizen Equal Before the Law?

By: Norbert Klein, editor: The Mirror Posted: September-07-2009 in
Norbert Klein, editor: The Mirror


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 628 - Sunday, 6.9.2009

Well, Article 31 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia speaks very clearly:

  • “The Kingdom of Cambodia shall recognize and respect human rights as stipulated in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of human Rights, the covenants and conventions related to human rights, women's and children's rights.
  • Every Khmer citizen shall be equal before the law, enjoying the same rights, freedom and fulfilling the same obligations regardless of race, color, sex, language, religious belief, political tendency, birth origin, social status, wealth or other position.”

Samdech Chea Sim Asks for Understanding during the Traffic Law Implementation

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: September-01-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 628

"The president of the Cambodian People's Party and of the Senate of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and also the head of a Phnom Penh municipal coalition working team, Samdech Akak Thoma Pothisal Chea Sim, reminded commune, district, and municipal governors and councilors to ensure more trust towards citizens who are voters, and to understand them while implementing the traffic law.

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