Op-Ed: The CEROC
Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 75
This part (75) is broadcasted by CMN Radio on 28-29 July 2016, Mr. Sophan Seng articulated on Voters Registration that is lacking inclusiveness. NEC have not solely decided to help facilitate those inside the country to access to vote registration comfortably, but Cambodians overseas migrant workers and those permanent is remained negligent. As a recommendation, Mr. Sophan suggested NEC to create “mobile team” to target those “special need group” voters such as those sicks in the hospitals, the very old seniors, remote citizens or minority, and soldiers who are stationing at the borderline etc. This mobile team can also register “Khmers overseas” to vote as well.
What is very clear in argument is the new computer system doesn’t need voters to register at their own commune/sangkat offices because the system can allocate them to their commune/sangkat voting boots by referring to their permanent address. Migrant workers in both domestic and international, should be incentivized through this voting placement allocation mechanism.
Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 74
The CEROC president appealed Cambodia National Election Committees (NEC) to ensure inclusiveness in voters registration.
Voters registration is the first step important to second step of election day. While the voters registration could be conducted everywhere, migrant workers and Cambodian abroad should be included.
Political history of Cambodia has illustrated less scene on how changing from government to government affects on incumbent government’s level of public servants? Major scenes are regime change which changed the whole system. But during the UN’s monitored election in 1993, the change of government was become impossible as two prime ministers and other two assigned duties to each political apparatus smoothly coordinated. During that time, some leaders said the change were down to principles and superintendents of public schools. This practice has surely affected on society unity and corruption embeddedness. Now, there are questions on how CNRP plan to change level of government’s positions when this party won election in 2018?
Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 73
In Cambodia, the case of ABC’s legal violation become controversy in the face of power abusing and political bias.
Autocratic regime has always used vertical power and such direct intervention resulted in corruptions, ineffective public servicing, and authoritarianism. When ABC private ambulance violated the Health Department’s procedures and regulations encouraged a director to implement them by taking that ambulance into custody waiting for court’s decision. Hence, one ABC Radio’s sympathizer complained in Hun Sen’s facebook page made him to call in show of ABC Radio and demanded to return the ambulance including a promise to provide two more. In the meantime, Hun Sen threatened to fire that director.
This practice is absolutely indicating the nature of autocracy.