Archive for July 27th, 2010
Khmerization digged up an interesting historical piece on Khuang Aphaiwong (ควง อภัยวงศ์), the former three-time Khmer premier of Thailand. Though he wasn’t really someone we should be proud of, this article is still worth reading. Enjoy!
The Aphaiwong family has ruled Battambang province for over one hundred years from 1795-1907. The first member of the Aphaiwongs to rule Battambang was Chaufa Ben, a native of Takeo province, who was a powerful military commander under the reign of King Ang Eng. In 1795, with the aid of the Thai army with Chau Ponhea Bodin as a commander, Chaufa Ben declared himself the Lord Governor of Battambang and swore allegiance to the Thai kings. He pays homage to the Thai kings and since then Battambang was put under the suzerainty of Siam. As a reward, he was accorded the title of “Chau Ponhea Apheithipess” which in Thai it is called “Chao Phraya Aphaithebet” or “Aphai”. This title was later adopted as a family name of Ben’s descendants of Aphaiwong, when his descendants moved to live in Thailand, after Battambang was returned to Cambodia in 1907.
When Chau Ponhea Apheitipess Ben died in 1809, his son, Pen, ascended the Lordship of Battambang with the same title of Chau Ponhea Apheitipess. Chau Ponhea Pen ruled Battambang for only seven years and died at a young age and was then succeeded in 1816 by his son, Ros, who ruled Battambang for twenty years. When he died in 1835, Chau Ponhea Ros was succeeded by his son, Nong. There was no record of how long Chau Ponhea Nong ruled Battambang, but there was a record which shows that in 1856 he had ordered his official to buy a Tripitaka scripture from Siam to give to Wat Po Veal temple. When Apheitipess Nong died he was succeeded by his son, Year called Nhonh.
Lord Chhum, The Last Lord Governor of Battambang
Chau Ponhea Nhonh was very close with Chau Ponhea Bodin, the Thai military commander for Battambang. As such, he married his eldest daughter, Neak Mchas Klip, to Bodin’s son named Em Singhaseni. When Ponhea Nhon became old, Mrs. Klip took charge of the provincial affairs. The Thai king was so impressed of her managerial skills and so was preparing to appoint her husband, Em Singhaseni, to succeed Ponhea Nhonh. Chhum, the only son of Ponhea Nhonh, knew of the plan and became jealous and had Em Singhaseni assassinated. And when Ponhea Nhonh died in 1895, Chhum succeeded Ponhea Nhonh as the Lord Governor of Battambang. Chhum ruled Battambang for only 12 years when it was returned back to the control of Cambodia. He and most of his relatives, numbers in the thousands, moved to live in Prachinburi province in Thailand. He was, effectively, the last governor of Battambang. Read the rest of this entry »
NOTE: This is the Q+A posted in Asiafinest.com/forum which PreahVihear answered to noyume regarding to the question: “So is Nhonh Yia Abhaiwongse a direct descendant of the Angkorian kings and then married into the Bunnag family?”
NO!!! You must understand that the last name Abhaiwongse is of the treacherous Khmer traitors who chose to serve the interests of the Kings of Siam. These Khmer traitors were happy to detach a large chunk of Khmer territory to Siam. And NO they are not of the Angkorean kings, but of the commoner orgin.
Here is the timeline of the despicable treacherous Ahaiwongse family.
(1) It all began with a man called Chaufa Ben, a native of Takeo province. He was a powerful military commander under the reign of the Khmer King Ang Eng. He became treacherous against the Khmer King and he sought the military aid of the Thai military commander called Bodin.
(2) Chaufa Ben with the help of Thai army declared himself to be the Lord Governor of Battambang, swore allegiance to the Thai kings, and put Battamang under the suzerainty of Siam. The Thai king conferred the title ““Chao Phraya Aphaithebet” or “Aphai” to Chaufa Ben. Later on the descendants of Chaufa Ben adopted the term “Aphaiwong” as their family name when the French kicked them out in 1907 and they had to move to live in Thailand.
(3) Year Abhaiwongse called Nhonh was the desendant of Chaufa Ben. According to the above link, it indicates that Nhonh married Tuptim Bunnag (descendant of a Persian and a powerful Mon family). From this union, Nhonh had a daughter named Yem Bosada (Khmer+Persian+Mon). Read the rest of this entry »
It is interesting that PAD is allowed to hold protest against the listing of Prasat Preah Vihear and the management plan at the World Heritage Meeting in Brasil led by Chamlong Srimuang today 27 July 2010.
Chamlong Srimuang led his group about two hundred protesters to protest in front of Unesco office in Bangkok and submitted the letter of petition to Unesco official to express their protest against Unesco’s decision and Cambodian management plan.
Addded to the protest Abhisit also confirmed recently that Thailand has the right to withhold the recognition of the Siamese-French map 1904. Read the whole article here.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said recently that Thailand would reject the Cambodian management plan for the preservation of the 11th century temple during the meeting.
Mr Abhisit was reported have said that although Thailand accepted a 1962 ruling by the International Court of Justice that handed ownership of the temple to Cambodia, it maintained its right to withhold recognition of the 1904 French colonial map upon which the ruling was based.
NOTE: Through this we can point out and argue that:
- Abhisit govt is absolutely a double standard govt. We just wonder why these crooks and extremists are not arrested for violating the emergency degree? Well, it is wrong color! So I just wonder how can Thai people accept such hypocrites to lead the country.
- If Abishit claims that Thailand does have the right to withhold the recognition of the Siamese-French map, so why not Cambodia? That means Cambodia can also withhold the recognition of Thai occupation of Cambodian western provinces like Kuckhan [currently known as Sisaket], Prey Sar, Soren [Surin], Sankeac [Sangka], Neang Rong, Nokoreach Seima (Korat), beyond the Phnom Dangrek Mountain, Krat, and Chantabor (Chantaboun [Chantaburi]). Unlike Thailand, evidently, Khmer King Sisovath had sent a letter of protest to France on 5 November 1906 against Siamese illegal occupation on these provinces. Read it HERE. But what does Thailand have to prove the world like Cambodia? ICJ gave Thailand 10 years to protest after the verdict, but it takes Thailand more than 40 years to wake up and with no regard to laws emotionally and extremely claim that they now declare to preserve their right to protest the verdict of IJC 1962. But unreasonably until now they still don’t have any supported evidence except arguing that the border lines are not properly settled, the easy entrance to the temple is accessible only from Thailand, and the French map is biased. So you all do think that the French map is so fair to Cambodia? You must have understood after you have read our King’s letter of protest to France. However, we must forget this bygone, because if everyone still thinks like these stupid Abhisit and PAD, the world would never be at peace.
- It seems that only these few idiots of PAD that joint the protest in Thailand, unlike in Cambodia if Hun Sen allowed Khmer people to hold the protest on the “Day of Anger“, I swear that there would be hundred thousands of people joint it through out the country. Unfortunately, they were banned for Hun Sen just wanted to save his and Abhisit’s faces in the hope that Abhisit would accept the renormalization of the relationship of the two countries and let the border committees of the two countries to solve the conflicts. Read it HERE, and HERE.