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Posted by: | Posted on: October 27, 2008

Independence or Paris?

Written by Sophan Seng
Monday, 27 October 2008

Dear Editor,

I am dismayed by the government’s rehearsal for the national independence celebration (‘Bigger and better’ Independence Day, October 23). Of course, Cambodia’s Independence Day on November 9 is important as Cambodia gained full freedom from the French on that day, but I believe the Paris Peace Agreement on October 23 is equally important.

October 23 is considered a renaissance for Cambodia in both economic and political terms. Though Cambodia has encountered problems in terms of fully implementing the chapters of the treaty, the path to democracy in Cambodia lies in the treaty’s stipulations.

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