Where in the world is Cambodia?

Posted by: | Posted on: November 13, 2018

Op-Ed: NewMandala

Considering the prime minister’s firm control over Cambodia’s political and economic institutions and his proven ability to exploit the tension caused by conflicts and disputes in all those three areas(a narrative of suspicion, moral superiority and hierarchy, and a new rhetoric) , a thorough review of democracy promoters’ rhetoric and strategy might well be overdue.

ពិចារណាលើការក្តោបអំណាចយ៉ាងមាំរបស់លោកនាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីទៅលើស្ថាប័នសេដ្ឋកិច្ចនិងនយោបាយ ហើយសមត្ថភាពជាក់ស្តែងរបស់គាត់ដើម្បីកេងចំណេញលើភាពតានតឹងបណ្តាលមកពីការបែកបាក់និងជំលោះនៅគ្រប់លក្ខ័ន្ធទាំងបីនោះ(សាច់រឿងអោយមានការសង្ស័យ, ឋានានុក្រមនិងសក្តិយសខ្ពស់ផ្នែកសីលធម៌, និងវោហាសាស្ត្រថ្មី)ការពិនិត្យពិច័យល្អិតល្អន់ទៅលើវោហាសាស្ត្រនិងយុទ្ធសាស្ត្ររបស់អ្នកផ្សព្វផ្សាយលទ្ធិប្រជាធិបតេយ្យអាចនឹងត្រូវហួសពេលអស់យ៉ាងច្បាស់។

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Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy (C-L) raises hands with Kem Sokha (C-R), deputy of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in front of members of parliament before the swearing in ceremony inside the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on August 5, 2014. Rainsy and 54 other members of his party were sworn in as members of parliament on August 5, after a year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election. AFP PHOTO/ TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy (C-L) raises hands with Kem Sokha (C-R), deputy of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in front of members of parliament before the swearing in ceremony inside the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on August 5, 2014. Rainsy and 54 other members of his party were sworn in as members of parliament on August 5, after a year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election. AFP PHOTO/ TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

Mu Sochua closed her talk by singing a song from the campaign trail.

Mu Sochua closed her talk by singing a song from the campaign trail.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, the United States, 28 September 2018 (Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz).

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, the United States, 28 September 2018 (Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz).