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Two Opposition Lawmakers Assaulted as Protest Turns Violent

VOA Khmer

October 26, 2015

Phnom Penh—two lawmakers from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party were seriously injured after they were beaten by protesters outside the National Assembly on Monday.

More than 1,000 anti-opposition protesters had gathered outside the Assembly to demand the removal of Rescue Party President Kem Sokha from office, but while most of the protesters disbanded after delivering a petition to the Assembly, a small contingent remained, waiting for the lawmakers to leave the building after the morning session.

They set upon lawmakers Nhay Chamreoun and Kong Sakphea as they left the building in their vehicles. Both men were beaten and kicked in the head, leaving them bloodied and dazed. (Full article here)

A Short video before the violence

Full Video in Khmer

Article in Khmer

បាតុកម្ម​អហិង្សា​នៅ​មុខ​រដ្ឋសភា​ជាតិ​កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទ​នេះបាន​ប្រែ​ក្លាយ​ជា​ អំពើ​ហិង្សា​ ​ដោយ​ក្រុម​បាតុករ​បើ​ការ​វាយ​តប់​លើ​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​របស់​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ជាតិ។ មិនទាន់​មាន​ក្រុម​ណា​ចេញ​មក​អះអាង​ទាក់​ទិន​នឹង​ការ​ប្រព្រឹត្ត​អំពើ​ហិង្សា​នេះ​នៅ​ឡើយ​នោះ​ទេ។​

បាតុកម្ម​ដែល​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​ដក​តំណែង​លោក​ កឹម សុខា​ ​អនុ​ប្រធាន​គណបក្ស​ជំទាស់ចេញ​ពីតំណែង​អនុ​ប្រធាន​ទី​១​នៃ​រដ្ឋ​សភា​បាន​ផ្ទុះ​ជា​អំពើ​ហិង្សា​ ​ក្រោយ​ពេល​ដែល​បាតុករ​មួយ​ចំនួន​ ​បើក​ការ​វាយ​តប់​លើ​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​ជាប់​ឆ្នោត​របស់​គណបក្ស​នេះ។​ យ៉ាង​ហោច​ណាស់​មាន​តំណាងរាស្ត្រ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះ​ពីរ​រូប​បាន​រង​របួស​នា​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទ​នេះ។

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​កាល​ពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទមានក្រុម​អ្នក​តវ៉ា​ប្រឆាំង​លោក ​កឹម សុខា ​ជាង​១.០០០​នាក់​ ​ដែល​គេ​ស្គាល់​ថា​ ជា​អ្នក​គាំ​ទ្រ​គណបក្សកាន់​អំណាច​របស់​លោក ​ហ៊ុន សែន​ ​បាន​ប្រមូល​ផ្តុំ​គ្នា​នៅ​មុខ​រដ្ឋ​សភា​ ​ធ្វើ​ការ​ស្រែក​សុំ​ឲ្យប្តូរ​លោក​ កឹម សុខា​ ​ចេញ​ពី​តំណែងអនុប្រធាន​រដ្ឋសភា។​ ​ក្រុម​អ្នក​តវ៉ាលើក​ហេតុ​ផល​ថា​លោក​ កឹម សុខា​ ប្រើ​នយោបាយ​បោក​ប្រាស់​ និង​លាប​ពណ៌។​ Continue reading Two Opposition Lawmakers Assaulted as Protest Turns Violent

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A Writer Returns to Preah Vihear Temple

Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer

August 13, 2015

Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia—Preah Vihear temple, which sits on a high cliff near the Thai border, has been the centre of confrontation between Cambodia and Thailand for years.

These days, quiet—and tourists—have returned to the temple. John Burgess, a former Washington Post reporter who has written a book about the temple and the conflicts over it, revisited the site recently to learn where things now stand.

In an interview at the temple with VOA Khmer, Burgess said both governments may find it difficult to create lasting peace near the temple, because it has emotional significance to both Thai and Cambodian groups.

Erected on the cliff of the Dangrek Mountains, the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple was once located at the center of Khmer empire.

“This this temple is very unusual among the Khmer temples,” Burgess, author of “Temple in the Clouds,” said. “It’s on top of a large natural mountain, and it was built by several kings. It’s laid out from north to south and along a linear design, rather than a square design.”

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Phnom Penh Bus Service

Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer

October 22, 2015

Phnom Penh—the  public bus system in Phnom Penh continues to grow in popularity, one year into its reestablishment.

City officials said on Facebook the three lines of the city serve around 6,200 people, a small proportion of the 2 million people living here, earning around $100,000 per month.

Residents say they are growing to appreciate the bus lines, which can ease traffic congestion in the crowded capital. On a recent weekday, one bus line was in good use by residents who paid about 1,500 riel, or $0.35, per ride. (Read more here)

 

Cambodia Celebrates A Cheerful Water Festival After Three-Year Suspension

(November 06, 2014) With cheers and shouts, boat racers found themselves before the king again yesterday after a deadly stampede in 2010, which took over 350 lives.

A three-day water festival kicked off yesterday, with noticeable numbers of racers, but fewer audiences.

Besides the presence of King Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen, parliamentarians, and numbers of government officials in front of Chaktomuk River, the streets around Royal Palace and boat racing compound near Tonle Sap River saw very few people compared to the ceremony in 2010, when over 3 million people visited the capital.

However, the number of visitors increased later, after nightfall. Families and young Cambodians made their way to events, shopping and concerts.

Here is a link to a video clip I made for the Cambodia Daily. The video was basically made out of hand-held camera style.

 

Here are some photos I took of the boat racings yesterday.

Cambodian Journalists’ Lunch Break

October 23, 2014 (Phnom Penh) After hard work and lots of stress, we take some time to enjoy our life. Lunch break is a good time for us to share experiences, meet up, and tell jokes. Here are photos and video from one of our lunch breaks at Chnganh Chnganh Restaurant, which is run by a former reporter from the Cambodia Daily.

The video and photos were my experiments with a new camera before I take a new role at the Cambodia Daily.

 

The Forgotten Artist

(Hong Kong) Below is a short documentary film I directed a month ago. We spent less than three weeks to complete the film regarding time availability. Please keep in mind that this video version is not the final editing version, there are few things to be edited. The film is about the struggling of a local Hong Kong artist and disappearing of Hong Kong’s folk art identities.

About the documentary film:

Back to nine months ago, I met a 61-year-old folk artist, Mak Wing, at an ancestral hall in Ping Shan heritage complex. The man was sitting quietly upon statues of earth gods, focusing on his restoration works.

He placed mustache and beard on statues carefully before painting them to the original color, which took him a few months to finish all restoration works.

This is not his first restoration works. For the past decades, he has been working on many different forms of arts in Hong Kong including Chinese painting, calligraphy, seal carving, large public murals, and restoration of Hong Kong’s old temples.

Mr. Mak Wing had his first drawing since he was 7 years old. By mid 1970s, Mr. Wing had further his study in drawing and graphic design in Hong Kong. He traveled around Mainland China in 1980s to explore folk art, researching on different clans’ culture, living, mural, lacquer work, and batik.

He spent over 6 months in Kyoto in 1982 to learn the different development of oriental art in Japan; he also painted and learned a lot about Japanese folk arts.

Unfortunately, very few people acknowledge and appreciate his arts works, while Hong Kongers enjoy the growth and modernization.

With less support from the government and attention from Hong Kong people, most of Mr. Mak’s friends and folk artists from his generation had gradually changed their professions. Only a handful of Hong Kong folk artists commit to keep on their jobs.

Mr. Mak took any side jobs to make him and family survived along with his profession for the past thirty years.

Worst thing is worst; his art restoration work is now paying him less because of the immigration labors from Mainland China.

The employer pays only HKD600 per day for his restoration work, which is less than 50% of payment make by a construction worker in Hong Kong.

Balikbayan Boxes, the gift from Hong Kong

It is hard to be away from home, but most of Filipino domestic helpers know their ways to keep in touch with family members back home. They usually send back some requesting stuffs to their family from Hong Kong in a box called Balikbayan box, a special term in Filipino.

How do they send? What kind of stuffs do they?

Here is a video package that I did with my teammates. I did majority roles in videography, editing, and some script editing. Most of camera pieces were on handheld.