Kampong Chhnang, 21 Dec. 2013
Hello, dear readers!
I am Hengsoy, Jr. Life has been busy since the passing of our father Heng Soy. (Bless his soul!) Though we were not successful in salvaging many of his things (thus, this new blogsite) in the monsoonal flooding, we, his family and friends, however, are as dedicated as ever to continue his legacy of publishing sensitive information about Cambodia.
Since his passing, KI Media has been a ship without a captain. Many of the generous contributors, whom our father Heng Soy entrusted with access of posting, gallantly attempted to continue the tireless, thankless task of keeping all of us in Cambodia and around the world informed—and in the process, give this despotic Hun Sen gang some democracy fun!
In particular, we would like to recognize the efforts of Khmer Democrat, one of the first few to be granted access of posting. For the first few weeks after Heng Soy’s passing, KI Media hovered in the high 8-990,000 of hits.
10 Aug. 2013
But for the past couple of months, the monthly figures have not passed 500,000. It is regrettable, mainly due to the immature, self-righteous, narrow-minded new poster, Ms. Jemima, that our father Heng Soy unfortunately trusted with access.
But let us not dwell on the recent past of bickering, hypocritical personalities but instead look forward to this amazing new opportunity.
In the 8-plus years of the existence of KI Media of 20,000,000-plus visitors, the socio-economic environment was different. (Yes, we already know of the seismic political changes we are undergoing!) With Truth2Power (T2P) Media, we are cognizant of the 1,500,000 Cambodia Facebook accounts and the recent, dynamic use of the Khmer Unicode. T2P Media aims to be the bridge between traditional and new social media and act as the dynamic complement.
In addition to former KI Media bloggers, such as Socheata and KD, we will also extend invitation to new talents.
Even as we transition into this new phase with a new name, we do not lose our sense of fun in our hard work of poking fun of despots far and wide. But we do so with the Heng Soy spirit, which is his note of reminder:
We just ask that you keep things civil. Please leave out personal attacks, do not use profanity, ethnic or racial slurs, or take shots at anyone's sexual orientation or religion.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season of love, peace and democracy in Cambodia!