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Policy Watch by Sophoan: Handling Corruption of CNRP by H.E.Yem Punnarith

Existing Meganisms for AC

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Corruption has been strongly embedded in Cambodian society under the current ruling party, the CPP. Observers noticed that “the longer CPP ruled Cambodia, the longer corruption pandemic contagious within this society.” With this perspective, many civilized countries have changed the leaders as well as displaced the top officials to ensure they can cut off the creation of patronage system. But in Cambodia, the cells and patronage of corruption have been never lessened. The cells and patronage systems have been relentlessly increased for its political leadership of “crony capitalism” or “modern autocratic” or “clientele-patron system”.

Listening the Corruption Policy addressed by H.E.Yem Punnarith from the CNRP, the core mechanism to tackle corruption have been expounded and clarified concrete solution. For instance, to halt the corruption among public servants unless the government increase their salary at the level of living standard as well as be able to compete with the goods inflation. To halt the corruption among the elites and the powerful, the independent court as well as the independent unit of corruption body must be established etc.

Further to above concrete solution, the political will with tangible policy has been addressed as the representative repeatedly affirmed on the strengthening the rule of law and the good governance if CNRP won the election.

The speaker eloquently pointed key points of cause and effect of corruption. Speaker might have not enough time to mention on the importance of change the leader as well as to displace the key positions in the government in a regular basic as part of a concrete mechanism to tackle corruption top-down or vertical line, not horizontal ground.

For the ruling party who has controlled the country for more than two decades and the status quo is their key political maneuver to be cared has repeatedly theorized that corruption is existing in everywhere in every country in which it is part of the greed of human behavior, but for the new democratic movement and humanism they have relentlessly addressed the issue as unacceptable and search all methodology to handle with this social virus (corruption).

Let go to vote altogether all Khmer compatriots on 28 July 2013!

Posted by: | Posted on: June 30, 2013

Policy Watch by Sophoan: Economy Policy by other parties


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Watching another parties addressing their economy policy for another 1 hour and 8 minutes make me a little bit exhausted but give me some sight on leadership existing within those small political parties. Of course, I am primarily intending to keep discerning only two prominent rival parties: Cambodia National Rescue Party and Cambodian People’s Party.

First candidate is from Funcipec Party, the representative described keenly on key issues to develop economy. The written paper is extensive and attractive. However, I don’t see other parties have mainly focused on economy policy. Those representatives keenly addressed the whole theme of the party which sometime might be not in the focus on the question of “Economy Policy” if the party won the election.
Some representative(s) boringly read the paper in which can distract the electorates who are closely following the policy of each party for their final decision-making.

All Khmer compatriots please go to the poll to caste your vote this 28 July 2013 collectively.