24 May 2007

Who is the insolent one ? តើអ្នកណាមួយព្រហើនកំរោលចូល?

This news was happened last week. I try not to have any opinion and wanted to be neutral. But I couldn’t help to stay away from it. I have to get it off from my chest.

I am quoting from PM Hun Sen in response to RFA reporter’s question on terminating position of Tourism Minister who was currently held by a member of FUNCINPEC party. PM Hun Sen then appointed his own CPP party to the position post. The reporter was questioning if this act would end the relationship between the two parties.

PM Hun Sen shot back in fiery anger and pointed a finger straight to the reporter:
“From the name ‘RFA’ when asking questions, let me use one word to describe and go ahead broadcast it ! The name ‘RFA’ not only the radio station itself but also its reporter who asking question is ‘insolent’…I’ve seen your RFA station is very insolent and far beyond. Moreover, its reporter asking questions also very insolent ! “

RFA reporter by his pen name Keo Nimol now is in hiding for fear of his life after he asked the question to the prime minister. He was so afraid. PM Hun Sen bodyguards were circling around him.

The reporter was just merely asking the question. PM Hun Sen is appeared as the insolent one. He should control his temper answered the question calmly.

23 May 2007

Angkor Wat will not make to the new 7 wonders

The New7Wonders Web site was conducted and the result is to be announced on 7 July 2007. The latest top ten result has: Greece's The Acropolis, Mexico's Mayan city of Chichen Itza, the Colosseum in Rome, Paris' Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, Peru's mountaintop city Machu Picchu, Jordan's desert city of Petra, the mysterious statue of Easter Island, Britain's Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal in India.

I think this internet campaign of choosing the seven wonders of the world is bogus. It is not fairly represented. To those who voted, do they actually have visited ALL OF THE PLACES ? To me the whole Angkor complex is a wonder by itself. It cannot be compared to any others.

02 May 2007

Khmer Karaoke- សុំពេលវេលា កាត់ចិត្តពីអូន

បទចំរៀងនេះខ្ញុំចូលចិត្តខ្លាំងណាស់ ខ្ញុំសូមសរសើរដោយស្មោះដល់អ្នកនិពន្ធ ហ្វៃសំអាង របស់ក្រុមហ៊ុន SSB។ កាព្យចំរៀងសរសេរបានល្អ ហើយមាន អត្តន័យមែនទែន ឯខាងបច្ចេក ទេសថតវីដេអូ និង សំដែងធ្វើអោយខ្ញុំ ជក់ចិត្តតែម្តង ។

ខ្ញុំឆ្ងល់មួយចំពោះបទភ្លេងនេះ មិនដឹងជា ហ្វៃសំអាង ចំលងយកមកពីសៀម ឬ ក៏គាត់សរសេរបទភ្លេង ដោយខ្លួនឯង? ទំនាក់ទំនង បទភ្លេងនេះគឺ ដូចជាបទសៀមតែម្តង ប៉ុន្តែខ្ញុំក៏មិនដឹងជាក់ច្បាស់ដែរ ប្រហែលជា ហ្វៃ សំអាង មានទេពកុសលខាងនិពន្ធតែងភ្លេងចំរៀង ឬ ក៏គាត់មានទេពកុសល ខាងតែលួចចំលងពីបរទេស?
OK, I really like this song. I would like to give high praise to the song writer/producer Vai Som Ang of SSB Production. The lyrics are very good and meaningful. As for the technique in the video and the acting make me addicted to this song even more.

I’m wondering if Vai Som Ang copied the music from the Thai or he wrote the music himself. I’m not so sure, although the music sounds like Thai’s. Perhaps Vai Som Ang could be a talented song writer or he just talented in stealing and copying from others.

01 May 2007

Khmer Unicode ខ្មែរ យូនីខូដ installation

កុំព្យូទ័រខ្្ញុំចាស់មែនទែនហើយវាច្រើនតែខូច ពេលវាខូចម្តងៗខ្ញុំត្រូវតែ install Windows XP សារជាថ្មី។ដល់តែinstalled Windows រួច ខ្ញុំឡើងវង្វេងវីរកនឹងខិតខំinstall អក្សរខ្មែរ យូនីខូត យើង។ខាងក្រោមនេះគឺជា instruction ខ្ញុំសរសេរ ដើម្បីងាយស្រួលក្នុងការinstall អក្សរខ្មែរ យូនីខូដ។ I have a very old PC and it crashes very often. Every time it crashes I have to reinstall Windows XP operating systems. After I installed Windows, I have a very hard time and confused of how to install our Khmer Unicode fonts. Below is the the step by step instruction I compiled. So now installing our Khmer Unicode is as easy as 1-2-3-4. That's it .

ចុច image នៅខាងឆ្វេង នឹងតផ្ចាប់ទៅខ្មែរ យូនីខូដ installation site.

(A) Folder C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox doesn't have USP10.DLL

(B) Folder C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox has USP10.DLL

Figures (a) and (b) were taken from http://www.librarything.com/profile/thomvanak using Mozilla Firefox browser.

1) Go to http://www.khmeros.info download file either
KhmerUnicode1.3.0 or Khmer Unicode1.2.5FindUsp. Install the file onto your PC.

2) Installed Windows Office 2003 so that Word could be used for typing our Khmer Unide fonts

3) File USP10.DLL should be present in
C:\Program Files\Khmer Unicode 1.3\ USP10.DLL
Copy USP10.DLL by hold the Ctrl key drag USP10.DLL and drop into respective folders:
-> C:\Program Files\Common Files\ Microsoft Shared\OFFICE11\ USP10.DLL

-> C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ USP10.DLL (If Mozilla Firefox is your browser)

-> C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ USP10.DLL (If Internet Explorer is your browser)

4) Set your browser to view Khmer Unicode:

For Internet Explorer browser
->Tools->Internet Options
->General (tab)
->Appearance (bottom section)
->Language Script
->Choose Khmer->Khmer OT

For Mozilla Firefox
->Default Font: Khmer OS System (size 16)

The above steps worked for me all of the time. You may also refer to this webpage for more details: