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Has Science Discovered God?     Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!   Read transcript             God in the Cosmos
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I gave up modeling for God

The New York Post, 23 April 2013

Kylie Bisutti had reached the pinnacle of her career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. But instead of feeling proud, she felt exploited. She tells why she turned to faith after the fashion industry put her through hell


Photo: WireImage

 

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I love, love, love this sermon.

 

Jesus Meets a Lost Soul

(Dr. Rob Norris on John 4)


She is looking for happiness… true happiness… She, like many of us, is seeking these things in the wrong places… the happiness she’s looking for kept eluding her… in love, in marriage, her life would be made worthwhile… "Life is like an onion... You peel layer after layer... There's nothing in it, except tears." - Sermon


“God revealed Himself in the history of the Jews. Everyone else is wrong. BUT, that was then… God is no longer tied to one culture, to Judaism... Unique privileges of the Jews of the past are now both OBSOLETE and IRRELEVANT... The exclusiveness of the Jews has been demolished. Now, it is replaced by the exclusiveness of Jesus.” - Sermon

 

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Theary Seng and lauk Sum Rithy (Phnom Penh, 25 April 2013)

Listen to the conversation on Hello VOA.

 

Hello VOA


I will be an in-studio guest on Hello VOA to answer your calls on the issues of JUSTICE and RECONCILIATION in light of the recent death of Ieng Sary and of the crippling Khmer Rouge "Tribunal", from which I have disengaged and of which I have denounced.


LIVE, starting at 8:50 P.M. Phnom Penh time

Thursday, 25 April 2013

 


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A nice surprise to have the Boeung Kak activist "Lauk Yeays" come up and say hello at the demonstration this morning (Phnom Penh, 24 April 2013)


More photos on Facebook...

 

I will join the DEMONSTRATION

on Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

 

7:30 - 11 A.M.

Democracy Park, Phnom Penh

 

Demands:

Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia;

a neutral and independent National Electoral Committee;

free and fair participation of the leader of opposition in election.

A Credible Voters List to protect rights of all citizens with the right to vote.

 

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Beauty is necessary

for Cambodia flourishing.

Unfortunately, very few and far in between in Cambodia.

Certainly, most Cambodians will never see this dance; only reserved for the elites and foreigners.

Exquisite!  Mesmerizing!  It brings tears to my eyes -- every time -- it's so beautiful.

 

YouTube

In KI-Media

Click to see the Royal Ballet.

 

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Why They Hate US

By Philip Yancey

An author I've read since college days, particularly his articles in Christianity Today magazine.  Since, I've come to love his books even more, especially after meeting him when we were both invited speakers at the Prison Fellowship Quadrennial Convocation in Toronto, Canada in 2011.

 

Click to read the brilliant reflection on the Boston bombing.


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My beautiful niece Chantal of Boston visiting the Kingdom!


My stunning niece and nephew, all grown up! -- Chantal (who's starting Syracuse Univ. this fall) with her older brother Samuel (now at NYU) earlier this month at a family event (Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, April 2013)


A proud dad with his daughter Chantal -- lunch with my niece, brothers and sister-in-law somewhere on the way to Siem Reap (Khmer new year, April 2013)


Dinner with family in Siem Reap (Khmer new year, April 2013)


A proud dad with his all-grown-up, beautiful daughter: Mardi and Chantal Seng at Angkor Wat (Khmer new year, April 2013)

 

More photos on Facebook

 

2 Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill at Least 3

New York Times, 15 April 2013

My prayers with the people of Boston during this difficult time of tragedy!

 

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Sermon: The Victory Chant of the Over-comers (Dr. Rob Norris)

This BRILLIANT sermon is dedicated to all my spiritual sisters and brothers, especially my Cambodian Christian sisters and brothers during this Khmer new year celebration who are undergoing persecution. 

Revelations 12: The Woman and the Dragon.


www.box.com

Complete book of the Revelation in Khmer (Theary Seng Version)

Background Notes on Revelation

 

 

Spiritual Warfare in Cambodia

"Ghost Warrior"

by Steve Hyde, April 2013

 

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Beauty is necessary for Cambodia flourishing.


 

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Board Meeting of the ANSA-EAP Foundation

(Manila, 25 March 2013)



Theary Seng, chairperson of the Board of Trustees, having dinner with the dedicated ANSA-EAP secretariat at the traditional restaurant (Manila, 24 March 2013)



Board Meeting of the Human Rights Resource Center (for ASEAN)

(Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, 30-31 March 2013)



Theary Seng, a Trustee with Ong Keng Yong (a Trustee), and other members of the Board, here at dinner with HRRCA staff at Seribu Rasa (Jakarta, 30 March 2013)



Spending Easter Sunday after worshiping at the Jakarta International Christian Fellowship with the Ong family -- Jiun, Daniel and their children Sarah and Mark at the excellent Ocha & Bella Restaurant (Jakarta, 31 March 2013)


 

Industrious Singapore from the Air

 


Directly from the airport to The Elephant Bar then to dinner at The Chinese House -- anything to catch up with both Jackson Cox and Mona Kem visiting, and seeing old friends Mean Lux and Bunleng Men.


Farewell brunch with cousin Nith (and her sister and niece) who is moving to the US with her husband Ed this Tuesday at Hagar Restaurant (St. 310, BKK I) after church this Sunday (Phnom Penh, 7 April 2013)



Public Launch of the Business and Human Rights Report

of the Human Rights Resource Center (for ASEAN)

(Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, 9 April 2013)


The first 2 publications in the series: (i) Rule of Law, (ii) Women and Children.


The 1st report of its kind in the world!

More photos and narratives, click here.

 

 

More photos on Facebook.

 

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JUSTICE FANTASYLAND

On YouTube

 

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The Case for UN Withdrawal

 

Ieng Sary's Death

 

How a Brutal Khmer Rouge Leader Died 'Not Guilty'

The Atlantic, 2 April 2013

 

 

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Hey, Ambassador-at-Large, that's my purse and not a serving tray!

 

More photos on Facebook.

 

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Theary C. Seng and the Road Ahead in Cambodia

By Michelle Phipps-Evans

Asian Fortune News, 3 Feb. 2013


Theary C. Seng (Photo: Roland Neveu, Dec. 2009)


The name Theary Chan Seng generates a fervor approaching reverence in the Cambodian community here and abroad. She is the Cambodian-born, American-educated lawyer and civil rights activist who founded the Cambodian Center for Justice & Reconciliation. It is a major component of another organization she serves as founding president, CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education. This nonprofit group is dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles. It is actively engaged in the practice of democracy and reconciliation in Cambodia and the larger, globalized world.

So who really is Seng, the person? She is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime, and has spent almost two decades advocating for its victims, many of whom were orphaned, widowed, abused or molested—victims who were like Seng herself.


Read full article

In KI-Media

 

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Obama, in Cambodia for a Meeting,

Sidesteps the Ghosts of History

 

International Herald Tribune (Peter Baker, November 20, 2012)


Theary Seng, president of the Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia, said, “President Obama should have met with the human rights community and activists challenging the Hun Sen regime, and while then and there, offer a public apology to the Cambodian people for the illegal U.S. bombings, which took the lives of half a million Cambodians and created the conditions for the Khmer Rouge genocide.”

 

Click here to read this complete news analysis

 

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Kissinger in Cambodia:

Protests Greet Obama's Visit

International Herald Tribune / New York Times


PHNOM PENH — Theary Seng was taking aim with precision and anger. The 41-year-old U.S.-trained lawyer and a regular on Cambodia’s crowded protest circuit was about to throw a dart at a poster of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.


Kissinger is one of 13 politicians and senior Khmer Rouge leaders in a dart game created by Poetic Justice, a nongovernmental organization run by Theary Seng that highlights deficiencies of the special U.N.-backed tribunal judging the Khmer Rouge’s crimes. Each player gets five throws. A bull’s-eye is worth seven points. The highest score wins.


Last Sunday afternoon, Theary Seng and three members of her staff were playing on Phnom Penh’s riverfront opposite the storied Foreign Correspondents’ Club. On this occasion — the fourth time the game has been staged in public — the point was to draw attention to the narrow scope of the Khmer Rouge tribunal ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit for a summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


Click here to read full article.

 

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Interview by Mike McRoberts of TV3, New Zealand standing on what was formerly the capital's largest natural lake, place of violent forced evictions (Phnom Penh, 20 Nov. 2012). Theary: "The international community gives muscles to this dictatorial regime to repress its own people. Before the government represses with Cambodian riels; now it's empowered and given muscles with NZ dollars, US dollars, Euros..."


Watch the TV3 New Zealand broadcast

with Mike McRoberts (aired 21 Nov. 2012)

At ASEAN summit, trade overshadows human rights



In solidarity with courageous protestors of Boeung Kak Lake, here sitting on what was formerly the capital's largest natural lake, with Council of Ministers facing it, with Bopha's mom and son (Phnom Penh, 20 Nov. 2012)

 

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Open Letter

to U.S. President Barack Obama

Published in The Phnom Penh Post, 20 November 2012

Read letter in KI-Media

 

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CJOReillyGlobal: #Theary Seng being questioned by Police of her possessions ahead arrival of #Obama. If only they knew her rights. http://t.co/88lyV2C3 Nov 19, 2012, 10:23 UTCMs.

Theary Seng and some 30 security (plus more embedded in Wat Phnom Penh and Sunway Hotel)


Narrative of harassment and images of

Ms. Theary C. Seng's stand-off

with at least 30 big bulky, heavily armed security

in front of US Embassy Phnom Penh

(Tuesday, 19 Nov. 2012)

 


Theary Seng (reddish-orange blouse to right) and 30+ security next to US Embassy Phnom Penh, 19 Nov. 2012


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Emotional Violence of Past Poetic Justice Dart Games

flared into Physical Assault on Ms. Theary C. Seng

and those around her

along the Riverfront, Sunday, 18 Nov. 2012



A plain-clothes Cambodian police officer, left, pushes away Theary Seng, center, an organizer who was about to stage a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Cambodia broke up a protest organized by her Sunday that was meant to highlight the alleged oppression of Cambodia's people by political figures, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the late despot Pol Pot (AP Photo).


See more photos


See film of violence


See Opinion by Heng Soy on the vulgarity attempting to undermine Ms. Seng and the global attention on the Poetic Justice dart games



Theary Seng and Poetic Justice dart game (Photo: John Vink / Magnum Photos, 18 Nov. 2012)

 

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. . .Spirit of Humanity Forum

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

SESSION 3: CALLING

4.15 - 5.45 pm Led by Miriam Subirana, Foundation for a Culture of Peace

The session includes:

Theary C. Seng, Founder, Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Cambodia



Theary Seng with Princess Martha Louise (only daughter of Norwegian King and Queen), a genuine "people's princess" full of warmth and personality (Reykjavik, 15 Sept. 2012)

 

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"Take that, Kissinger!" Poetic Justice dart games filming for ABC News.

More at Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia...

"Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Court 'Dying'

ABC News film, aired 16 Oct. 2012

 

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Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia

The Washington Post, 13 Sept. 2012


Of course if she is seriously ill with Alzheimer’s, she should be released. There is no point in trying an incapacitated person,” said Theary Seng, a human rights advocate representing some victims who are allowed a role in the proceedings. “The point is the (tribunal) is so late in coming. The political foot-dragging and inertia has caused this travesty of justice.”

 

 

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Poetic Justice

and Civil Party Withdrawal

in the News

Nov. 2011


Ex-leader: Khmer Rouge atrocities are 'fairy tale'

AP Newswire, 23 Nov. 2011


"I'm not surprised that Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan and Ieng Sary continue to deny their crimes as the charges against them of genocide, war crimes are very serious," said Theary Seng, a Cambodian lawyer and human rights activist who lost family members under their regime.


"Even if I am not surprised, I am however disgusted by their lack of remorse for the suffering they caused. They are delusional in their denial in light of the weight of evidence against them - the mounds of skulls and bones, the horrific testimonies from every survivor of cruelty, the magnitude and scope of evil unleashed by them across the whole of Cambodia."

 

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"Khmer Rouge trial is failing Cambodian

victims of Pol Pot's regime"

Human Rights Watch Brad Adams' editorial

The Guardian, 26 Nov. 2011


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"Justice Denied"

Douglas Gillison, Foreign Policy Magazine, 23 Nov. 2011


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Deputy President of Victims Association, a Civil Party of the Orphans Class, Mr. CHEY Theara, Withdraws Civil Party Status, Denounces ECCC as Political Farce

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PRESS RELEASE

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Full statement in both Khmer and English in KI-Media.

Here, if ISP censors in Cambodia.

 

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Khmer Rouge Trial Missing a Marquee Defendant

Wall Street Journal, 21 Nov. 2011

“The release of Ieng Thirith is only one reflection of how incredibly late these trials are coming into place,” said Theary Seng, founder of the Cambodian Center for Justice and Reconciliation and herself, too, a victim of the Khmer Rouge regime, having lost her parents and spent five months in prison. She has withdrawn from the tribunal process, and instead put her energy into organizing public games of darts featuring the faces of the Khmer Rouge leaders along Phnom Penh’s riverfront – a “way of release” following victims’ frustrations with the trial process, mixed with “dark humor,” she said.

 

Theary Seng BBC News filming, Nov. 2011

Watch the BBC News coverage

But the trial - a joint enterprise between the UN and Cambodia - has been heavily criticised. Theary Seng, whose parents were killed by the Khmer Rouge, said putting three people on trial for the deaths of 1.7 million simply wasn't enough. (BBC News, 21 Nov. 2011)


Poetic Justice German Filming, 18 Nov. 2011
Filming for German DW-Global with Bastian and Sarin, 18 Nov. 2011. More photos...


Filming by BBC with Guy DeLauney, 17 Nov. 2011. More photos...

Khmer Rouge Trial: Cambodia Awaits Answers

BBC News, 21 Nov. 2011

 

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Crying for Justice

AFP, 21 Nov. 2011

Khmer Rouge survivor Theary Seng told AFP she was "frustrated beyond words" that only Khieu Samphan looked likely to shed light on what happened. "The people want to know who is behind the Khmer Rouge, we want to see and understand the larger picture and we're not going to get that," she said.


From Tragedy to Sham in Cambodia

Asia Times Online, 19 Nov. 2011

In KI-Media

Others have gone further, arguing that the time might be ripe for the UN to pull the plug on the controversy-plagued court altogether. Last week, Theary Seng, a Cambodian-American survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime and a prominent advocate for victims' rights, withdrew her status as a civil party to the court, describing the proceedings as a "complete sham".

She said the UN should threaten to withdraw after setting some clear conditions for its continued participation. By pressing ahead, Seng said, the world body runs the risk of rubber-stamping a flawed process and further embedding cynicism in the Cambodian population.

"I understand the unwieldiness of any large bureaucracy, but at the end of the day it comes down to personalities, and there have been extremely weak personalities," she said. "In this regard, the UN is complicit."

 

 

In the End, Loss of Faith in Tribunal: Former Complainant

Hello VOA Special with Theary Seng, 16 Nov. 2011


Khmer Rouge Victim Quits Tribunal Saying UN-backed Court is a Sham

DPA, 15 Nov. 2011

 

Prominent Victims' Advocate Quits Khmer Rouge Tribunal

VOA International/English, 15 Nov. 2011


KRT Critic Offers 'Poetic Justice'

The Phnom Penh Post, 16 Nov. 2011


Theary Seng Denounces Tribunal; Introduces Dartboard Scheme

The Cambodia Daily, 16 Nov. 2011

 


Theary Seng's Press Conference, 15 Nov. 2011
More photos from Poetic Justice/ECCC Withdrawal Press Conference, 15 Nov. 2011



Poetic Justice
Front pages of The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post, 16 Nov. 2011

 

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Click here to read the full press release...


 

More information at "ECCC Civil Party"

More information at Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia

In KI-Media



Theary Seng Criticizes KRT

as "Political Farce"

The Phnom Penh Post, 10 Nov. 2011

 


Radio Free Asia (both AM and PM broadcasts on 10 Nov. 2011)

 


Cambodian-American Lawyer Withdraws her Civil Party Status

Voice of America Khmer Service, 10 Nov. 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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