Adieu Hun Sen?
«ឧទាហរណ៍ជាក់ស្តែង យើងឃើញឯកឧត្តមរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងសាធារណការនិងដឹកជញ្ជូន លោក [ស៊ុន ចាន់ថុល] បានចុះជិះកង់ទៅដល់មូលដ្ឋាននៃឯកទេសរបស់លោក។ ទៅមើល(ការ)វាយតម្លៃ ផ្លូវថ្នល់ ក៏ដូចជាឯកឧត្តមរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងកសិកម្ម លោក [វេង សាខុន] ក៏បានអញ្ជើញចុះវាយតម្លៃពី រឿងភាពរីងស្ងួត ហើយក៏ដូចជារដ្ឋមន្ត្រី មួយចំនួនកំពុងបំពេញភារកិច្ច។»
អ្នកនាំពាក្យរាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល ផៃ ស៊ីផាន ថ្ងៃទី២៦ ខែឧសភា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍
High dietary intakes of salt can lead to high blood pressure… High salt intake impacts the body and your health in many ways and is linked to conditions other than high blood pressure such as: heart failure/heart attack, kidney problems and kidney stones, oedema (fluid retention), stroke, left ventricular hypertrophy (thickening of heart muscle), and osteoporosis.
The Heart Foundation (Aust), https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/food-and-nutrition/salt
«កុំឲ្យសោះណា វាយខ្នោះ ជាប់រហូត ហើយកុំថាខ្លាច យី គេមកពិនិត្យ EBA លោកហ៊ុនសែននិយាយ អ៊ីចឹង? ទេ អារឿងខុសច្បាប់ អត់មានរឿងEBA មិនEBA អីទេ។ តែរឿងខុសច្បាប់ គឺដាក់ហើយ កុំខ្វល់ពេក។ រៀបចំកម្លាំងស្អី? អ្នកឯងរៀបចំធ្វើអំពើភេរវកម្មហ៎? ត្រៀមប្រយុទ្ធហ៎? ប្រាប់ឲ្យហើយ ផ្ញើសារឲ្យទូទាំងប្រទេស បញ្ឈប់ទៅអាគណៈកម្មការចំពោះកិច្ច ទាំងនៅភ្នំពេញ នៅវាលវែង ខេត្តឯណាៗ គឺ និយាយឲ្យត្រង់ ឃើញមួយ វាយមួយទៅ។
នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រី ហ៊ុនសែន ថ្ងៃទី២១ ខែមីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ ភ្នំពេញប៉ុស្តិ៍
There is mounting evidence to suggest what Hun Sen has done to Cambodia may come to an end soon.
First, the government offers only poor excuses why Hun Sen has since 26 July cancelled the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers. It claims there is nothing to discuss, which is very conceited of the government to ignore lingering issues, like land disputes, workers welfare, possible loss of EBA concessions, Chinese running amok in Sihanoukville, reduction of water level in the Mekong and Tonle Sap, etc.
It also says some ministers are out in provinces. For instance, Public Works Minister Sun Chanthol is preoccupied with riding a bicycle in countryside to evaluate road conditions; Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon is busy with assessing droughts on location. These missions must be so crucial to autocrat Hun Sen that he cancels the meetings on their account.
Second, there must be something serious happening to silence the man who enjoys bashing and ridiculing political opponents with his foul mouth in public addresses. Now in his place, others like Sar Kheng and Tea Banh are running around the country responding to the opposition’s persistent calls for popular revolts. Why would an autocrat like Hun Sen share limelight with their junior ministers?
Only an anonymous source in Hun Sen’s inner circle reveals a reason for his absence. Hun Sen’s hypertension and high cholesterol have deteriorated to the extent that his doctors in Singapore give him no option other than being hospitalised there for treatments. The source claims his regular diet includes his favourite prahok; this salty fish paste can explain his hypertension and other possible incapacitated medical conditions.
Another well-known factor that can exacerbate hypertension is stress. Given fierce crackdowns on whoever dares do anything Hun Sen considers to be against him, it must be stressful to be ready to squash every single one that has emerged. The source confirms the stress and anxiety have stricken him since his conviction that he would lose a proper election. The latest announcement of Sam Rainsy’s return to Cambodia on 9 November – whether he will or not – may just suffice to send any severe hypertension sufferer to an early grave. The news cannot be a relief for Hun Sen.
Anyway, it is so ironic that Hun Sen uses his favourite prahok to justify his brand of democracy. He says his democracy must be different from that of the West as Cambodians eat prahok, while the latter hamburger. Just like his prahok indulgence that damages his personal health, his democracy now puts his regime in hot water with EU and USA. A loss of EBA concessions, which may lead to popular revolts, becomes so real that it only adds stress and anxiety onto Hun Sen, despite China’s support. He cannot draw much comfort from forthcoming USA sanctions that will hit his top elite’s wealth and family connections in the US.
However, there might be a second miracle on the Mekong Hun Sen can pray for, if he remains calm enough.
Ung Bun Ang
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There are so many generals in Hun Sen’s armed forces that the strongman can have them lined up in formation like enlisted men.
The interesting questions are: how many of these generals are in torpor? How do they feel being treated like the enlisted? Or are they just in hibernation waiting for the sun to shine on the corrupt land so that they can have their pride back?
Perhaps only Hun Sen’s opponents who have prepared a strategic plan to invigorate them could answer these questions with some degree of certainty. Who are these worthy opponents, though?
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