Saturday, April 30, 2011

KAMPOT, 1 April 2011 (IRIN) - Yinn Siet, 65, recalls in horror when a snarling dog bit her husband four years ago. Before he died, the farmer hallucinated and convulsed. “He barked like a dog,” she said. “We put a chain on him and locked him up.”
He had contracted rabies, a virus that kills nearly all victims who develop symptoms.
Yinn could not afford to bring her husband to the capital Phnom Penh, the only city in Cambodia that has a centre offering free treatment.
Even if she had, it would have been too late.
He left behind his family of seven, who are struggling to make ends meet through farming.
Cambodians in the countryside have little access to treatment for rabies, a preventable disease that disproportionately affects the rural young and poor.
If dog-bite victims do not seek immediate treatment, they are likely to die. The virus is untreatable after symptoms appear, which can be anything from 10 days to a year after being bitten.
“The loss of a family member to rabies has a profound psychological impact on the family,” said Deborah Briggs, head of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a US-based NGO. “The disease is frightening and it is devastating to watch a loved one die.” In 2007, the most recent year data are available, 810 human rabies deaths may have occurred in Cambodia, says a study in Neglected Tropical Diseases, a science journal.
The number is only an estimate. Hundreds of cases in the countryside go unreported, because patients are rarely hospitalized and tend to die at home.
The estimated rabies mortality for 2007 exceeded that of malaria (240 deaths) and dengue fever (400 deaths), the study said.
The report concluded that free post-exposure prophylaxis, an injection after a bite that prevents infection, is really only relevant for residents of Phnom Penh. Injections must be administered promptly, usually within 10 days of an infection.
The Pasteur Institute, a non-profit medical research and treatment centre in Phnom Penh, is the only institution in Cambodia offering free post-exposure treatments.
The rural poor often cannot afford lengthy and expensive visits to the capital and therefore miss out on the free treatment.
“We see maybe five patients per year who arrive with symptoms,” says Philippe Buchy, head of the virology unit at the Pasteur Institute, “and the only thing we can do is to send them to Calmette Hospital where they will die after few days.”
The fact that poor people are most susceptible to rabies means campaigns against the virus tend to be given lower priority, said François-Xavier Meslin, the Geneva-based team leader for neglected zoonotic diseases at the World Health Organization (WHO).
Warm-blooded mammals, mostly dogs, spread the virus through bites, scratches, and licks on open wounds.
Typically between 10 days and a year after exposure, patients experience insomnia, headaches, a fever, and twitching around their wound.
Two to 10 days after those first signs appear, they hallucinate, have seizures, become fearful at the sight of water and experience paralysis. Most rabies patients die from respiratory failure.
Each year, about 55,000 people around the world die from rabies. More than 80 percent of cases are in Asia, according to WHO, which says half of all human rabies deaths occur in children under 15.
“Every one of those deaths could have been prevented as we have the vaccines… available to save their lives before clinical signs begin,” Briggs told IRIN.
In Bali, Indonesia, authorities culled 100,000 dogs to prevent the spread of rabies by shooting poison blow darts at them, but the authorities halted this policy last September in favour of a mass inoculation programme of 400,000 dogs (70 percent of the island’s dog population).
WHO’s Meslin does not advocate killing dogs because it is “inhumane,” he told IRIN.
In Cambodia, the Pasteur Institute recommends setting up a national rabies control programme to improve disease surveillance and access to treatment. It also recommends starting vaccination campaigns for dogs.
According to, 30 April 2011

Thai-Cambodia - Troops from Cambodia and Thailand have exchanged fire across their disputed border for a ninth consecutive day. Officials from both sides said Saturday's fighting took place near the Ta Krabey temple - one of three claimed by both countries. No casualties have been reported. Sixteen people have been killed in the latest clashes, part of a long-running dispute between the two countries.
On Friday a truce was broken by renewed fighting hours after it was agreed.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the violence. Each side accuses the other of starting it.
"Even though there is a recent ceasefire agreement... Thailand still breached it," Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters in Phnom Penh on Saturday.
On Friday, Thai army spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd blamed Cambodia, adding that "local units might not agree to the talks as easily as their commanders did".
The latest series of border clashes began on 22 April, mainly around the temples of Ta Krabey and Ta Moan.
It briefly spread to a third location - the hill-top temple of Preah Vihear - on Tuesday.
Parts of the Thai-Cambodian border have never been formally demarcated, spurring nationalist sentiment in both countries.
Fighting took place three years ago in the run-up to a general election in Cambodia, and this latest outbreak comes with the Thai government due to call an election in the coming weeks.
A long-term solution at governmental level remains elusive, although the two prime ministers may talk at a meeting of the Asean regional bloc next month.
According to, 30 April 2011

A set of beautiful nails not only reflect the personality of the employer but also indicate signs of health. So do not ignore the care of this body for a corner.
Bí quyết để làm đẹp với móng

Summer is the season of style and personality, so please chau broaching to the smallest detail each of you to make a difference. Many people believe that, hands up an important position, especially in the first meeting. So let the opposite be impressed by your hands with beautiful nails.
Here are some tips to help you maintain beautiful nails:
- Take care to nail growth by ensuring adequate dietary nutrients. Also must be added to massage cream foundation with every day to nurture the foundation strong.
- It's not attractive with a chipped nail. You can hide it by choosing large nails painted the same color covered the entire area chipped.
- Use only after the varnish coating type background, because otherwise it will cause your nail color yellow.
- You can help your nails are drying after painting by hand and let soak in cold water for 10 minutes to speed up the drying process as well as help more rigid nails.
- If your nails weak, eat adequate protein and nail cream combined with a vitamin B.
- Every month should be breathing a few days to nail by wiping clean the paint, which also helps avoid stain.
- To paint the long ball, cover an additional layer of paint ball and focus on the inner corner of the nail to create a solid layer of protection.
According to the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications

It is not easy to make nice with the glasses. However, Troy Surratt makeup will guide you through three basic steps to overcome obstacles with eyeglasses.
Làm đẹp cho 'cửa sổ tâm hồn' khi đeo kính
1. Create depth to your eyes
Eye glasses with thick eye makeup darker eye glasses. Black-rimmed glasses suitable for smoky eye makeup. If the thin-rimmed glasses, can make up with natural brown grams. Also, should note this with her eyebrows. Let the higher brow-rimmed glasses and your guys sharp.
2. Brighten eyes
Glass often causes the skin around the eyes are dark, so bright makeup. You should use concealer to dab up the eye bags, then put that extra bit of shimmer powder to create light effects. This also helps you fresh eye over the eye lens.
3. So much makeup
Glasses makes the eyes smaller, so harder than normal makeup. At least you guys should also use black mascara and eye for creating dramatic eyes.
According to the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications

PHNOM PENH, April 28 (Xinhua) -- The China Hong Kong and Macau Expatriate and Business Association of Cambodia (CHKMEBA) on Thursday marked its 13th anniversary, pledging to bring more investment to Cambodia.
The celebration was attended by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly, and Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Pan Guangxue, as well as about 350 Chinese and Cambodian businesspeople.
Speaking at the celebration, Yum Sui Sang, chairman of CHKMEBA, said that since 1998, a lot of Hong Kong and Macau investors have done business in Cambodia mainly in garment industry, banking and finance, insurance, transportation and tourism industry.
"With the support from the government of Cambodia and Chinese embassy, we would continue to bring more investment from Hong Kong and Macau to Cambodia," he said.
Sok An said that the association is very important to strengthen and expand business relation and cooperation between Chinese Hong Kong-Macau investors and Cambodian investors.
"The government will fully support the association in its efforts to bring more Chinese investors to Cambodia, which contributed to the economic and social development of Cambodia," he said. "We also appreciate the association for its contribution to education, culture and humanitarian activities."
According to dep-news, 28 April 2011

Since I returned from Phnom Penh in January, I've been asked, "What's a nice Jewish guy like you doing helping Buddhist and Muslim girls in Cambodia?" My usual response: "Because this is what Jews are called to do."
Rabbi Micah Greenstein shares a meal with students of the Harpswell Foundation's leadership center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Each of the world's great religions suggests a fundamental problem with the world and a solution to that problem. For Judaism, the predicament facing the world is brokenness -- the absence of shalom. Judaism's solution? Being God's partner by healing this broken world whenever and wherever possible.
It's called tikun olam, literally "the repair of the world." A lofty goal certainly, but one which requires recognizing the pain of humanity and bringing hope wherever one can. Even as an American Jew in Cambodia.
In January, I had the privilege of spending three days with students at the Harpswell Foundation's leadership center for university women in Cambodia's capital city.
My time there culminated with an Interfaith Symposium on Spirituality attended by members of the Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist communities in Cambodia, with guests from Bangkok to Boston. It was the first time Buddhist, Muslim and Jewish or Christian leaders had ever convened in Cambodia, and it was a sublime and unforgettable experience.
The Harpswell Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by former Memphian Alan Lightman, the MIT professor and best-selling author. "When I was in Cambodia," Alan told me 12 years ago, "I met with the children of the survivors, and there is a unique determination and spirit to go on despite the odds."
As I heard Alan speak about the resilience, talents and desire of these children of Cambodia to survive, I couldn't help but think of the eerie parallel to the Jewish experience. Cambodia and Israel form the bookends of Asia, but the stories of the Cambodian people and Jewish people in the 20th Century are more than a matter of geography.
From 1975 to 1979, more than one in four Cambodians -- about 2 million people -- were exterminated by the Khmer Rouge. This genocide occurred only decades after the murder of 6 million Jews by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In 1945, the Jewish people shouted, "Never Again!" Thirty years later, the world let it happen again.
Cambodian men, women and children were tortured, forced to dig their own mass graves, then beaten to death with iron bars and hoes. Some were buried alive. The instigator of this genocide, Pol Pot, said to those he murdered, "To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss." Every Cambodian lost relatives and friends. Many lost their entire family. But what sadly distinguishes the Cambodia genocide is that educated people were singled out for extermination.
The mission of Lightman's Harpswell Foundation is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world, specifically through housing, education and leadership training.
In January, I lectured and learned at the leadership center in Phnom Penh, two dormitories which provide a safe place for about three dozen women to live while they attend college. Harpswell believes that those educated women with the magnetism and creative vision to match constitute the most powerful force to bring about positive change in Southeast Asia's poorest country.
In a world filled with darkness, the Harpswell community in Cambodia is pure radiant light. These top female leaders whose parents somehow survived the genocide represent every part of the country and are the best hope for their nation. All have earned scholarships to colleges and universities. Many are the only female students in their fields and are already at the top of their class.
The girls at Harpswell truly believe that if they can become college-educated only years after living in squalor, anything is possible. They are the seed of a global movement to emancipate women and girls for the improvement of humankind.
While I was there, I thought of parallels to Memphis and the occasional words of hopelessness and despair heard from naysayers when it comes to finding solutions to our most pressing problems. Interestingly, these future Cambodian leaders in government and business who came from nothing expressed an interest and willingness to show our youth in Memphis what's possible when you follow a dream and work hard.
As a result, I am hopeful that my next visit to this global role model will result in strengthening the learning link between Cambodia and Memphis to help alleviate poverty, improve education, and elevate the plight of women from violence and fear to hope and optimism.
Tikun olam, the repair and healing of this world, mandates that we join hands with God as Abraham did, and respond to a world in pain. By putting out the fires of violence, ignorance and tyranny, we begin to build the kind of world God wants and needs us for in this lifetime.
Harpswell and Memphis are good places to start.
According to

Maybank today opened its 10th branch in Kampung Cham, Cambodia, as part of its regional business growth plan to expand the group's network in Cambodia.
The new branch will provide deposits, mortgage financing, working capital & trade financing, credit card encashment, ATM facilities and remittances.
Maybank would open another branch in Cambodia, which will bring the number of branches in teh country, to 11 by year-end, it said in a statement today.
According to

BANGKOK, April 29 – Thailand’s private sector will continue trading with their Cambodian exporters and buyers, inside Cambodia as usual, although the countries are locked in a border conflict, says Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) Chairman Dusit Nontanakorn. He said businesspersons are able to distinguish trade problems from the border woes and national sovereignty, which are different matters the military must cope with. Although the closure of two border checkpoints had reduced bilateral trade somewhat, business activities are continuing to proceed for the sake of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015
At present, he said, cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia in various areas had not yet been suspended. The chamber hoped that the border conflict would end soon.
Regarding local economic development, Mr Dusit said, the chamber wanted the government to allow fuel prices to move in accordance with market mechanism, perhaps, from next month onwards.
The government might float oil prices gradually to ensure that the public realises the energy savings and the private sector makes appropriate adjustments.
At the same time, should the government want to increase the minimum wage, he said, the private sector is ready to support, but wage increases hike must follow enhanced labour skills. (MCOT Online News)
According to

A Thai soldier recovers a rocket following an exchange of fire between Thai and Cambodian soldiers near the tense border
PHNOM PENH (AFP)— Thai and Cambodian troops exchanged fire on their disputed border for a ninth straight day on Saturday, both sides said, casting doubt on efforts to end the countries' bloodiest conflict in decades.
The latest hostilities at two ancient temples on their shared jungle frontier erupted just hours after Cambodia announced a second truce in as many days, although Bangkok denied knowledge of a new peace deal.
Each side has traded accusations of untrustworthiness in solving a dispute that has killed 16 people and displaced more than 85,000 civilians.
"Even though there is a recent ceasefire... Thailand still breached it," Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters in Phnom Penh on Saturday.
"It shows that we cannot trust our counterpart," he said in comments that echoed those made by Thai officials a day earlier.
The latest flare-up was confirmed by both countries, but while it was followed by a lull in fighting, frontline soldiers remained on alert.
"Clashes could happen at any time," Cambodian field commander Suos Sothea told AFP by telephone.
There were no reports of new deaths, although at least 10 Thai soldiers were injured in clashes on Friday night and Saturday morning, army sources in Thailand said.
Cambodia's defence ministry accused Thailand in a statement of using grenades and firing mortar rounds at Cambodian troops in the latest clashes.
The two neighbours have come under increasing international pressure to stop the violence.
A first attempted truce on Thursday, confirmed by the two countries, proved short-lived and Bangkok has contradicted Phnom Penh's latest claims, saying Friday's talks between commanders on the ground did not amount to a genuine breakthrough.
"We actually have talked at local officers' level which I hope will lead to a real ceasefire," said Thailand's government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn.
Hor Namhong returned Saturday from The Hague where he had submitted a request to the World Court to clarify a 1962 ruling about land around the ancient Preah Vihear temple -- an area that has inflamed tensions between the two neighbours.
"The request for the interpretation by the court is a way to resolve the problem peacefully," he said at Phnom Penh airport.
The court ruled more than four decades ago that the 900-year-old temple belonged to Cambodia, but both countries claim ownership of a 4.6-square-kilometre (1.8-square-mile) surrounding area.
Thailand said it had hired legal advisors and would fight the case.
The stone structure has been the focus of border tensions since it was granted UN World Heritage status in 2008 and 10 people died in hostilities between the neighbours there in February.
The Thai-Cambodian frontier has never been fully demarcated, partly because it is littered with landmines left over from years of war in Cambodia.
The current unrest is centred around two other contested temple complexes 150 kilometres (90 miles) west of Preah Vihear, although there was some fighting at the site itself on Tuesday.
Seven Thai troops and eight Cambodian soldiers have died since the fighting began on April 22, and Bangkok has said a Thai civilian was also killed.
By Michelle Fitzpatrick

Samsung Galaxy Pro is the Android phone with QWERTY keyboard first from Samsung, and Motorola is the second model Charm. Machines are now sold in India, but the price is not disclosed.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
Nokia E72 and Galaxy Pro.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
Galaxy Pro is equipped with 3 megapixel camera.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
800MHz processor speed.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
Power button is located next to the machine.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
Volume control keys on the left side.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
3.5 mm headphone jack and microUSB port on the top of the machine.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
The device supports Wi-Fi, Social Hub Premium, TouchWiz UI interface.
'Dế' Android với bàn phím QWERTY đầu tiên của Samsung
The phone has 2.8 inch touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and 4 line running Android 2.2 Froyo.
Galaxy Pro Video introduction.
According FoneArena 

Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng giaWedding cake for Prince William is decorated with flowers representing 900, at the request of the bride Kate.
The cake is a work of real ice cream coated with white flowers and decorations 17 as the rose, narcissus, lavender ... Composition of bread has raisins, nuts, acerola, orange, lemon ... To finish the cake is finished, artist Fiona Cairns and his colleagues spent five weeks working hard and strenuous.
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Fiona Cairns and artisans Royal wedding cake.
Prince William and his wife was the first to cut the beautiful wedding cake for the guests invited, when they celebrated the wedding with friends and family at Buckingham Palace. William spouses are also fans of her cakes Cairns.
"I want cake look impressive, while Kate did not want cake too high and thin. Really it was successful," she said Cairns. "The hardest thing is to move the cake from Leicestershire (where the base of her cake Cairns) to Buckingham Palace, we were worried it would be damaged. Finally we had to split into pieces to move" .
When I saw the first cake, pastry chef of the Royal exclaimed: "I should not say words when he saw the cake. I think that is what the bride wants, and it was perfect."
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
Chiếc bánh 8 tầng ấn tượng của lễ cưới Hoàng gia
According to the Mail

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