Part 2: Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne
Kem Sokha is often seen seated alone in a thick wooden throne on stage, something that you hardly or never see Sam Rainsy doing. The more vacuous a person, the more props he needs to fill the emptiness.
But now with Tioulong Saumura there, at least he's in the same row as other CNRP leaders and they're not in plastic chairs. - Theary C. Seng
The Wooden Throne Cut Down to Size But Still Stands Alone. Other CNRP Leaders Promoted from Plastic Even Without Help from Tioulong Saumura.
I may have named-and-shamed away The Thick Wooden Throne... Temporarily or for good, only time will tell. I will vote CNRP IN SPITE of Kem Sokha as will so many others, going against the grain in a lesser-evil decision. - Theary C. Seng
To make Cambodia understandable for Americans (in terms of temperament, intelligence, communication skills): Hun Sen is Trump; Kem Sokha, Sarah Palin; Sam Rainsy, Barack Obama.
Of all the thrones in this series "Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne", I find this the most disturbing as I imagine the different scenarios that led to this meal seating. As it's inside, the plastic chairs had to be intentionally sought out and brought in from the outside or back corner somewhere for the plebeians to use rather than just pulling the similar chairs within reach already there; King Sokha made a huge effort to distinguish his chair from those of the visiting plebes coming to pay their respects (and tributes?). A reflection of the smallness of a man that I find extremely unsettling.
- Theary C. Seng
- Theary C. Seng
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In the Era of the Strongman (Sen) and The Strawman (Sokha).
The plebes on the dais may have graduated from plastic. Congratulations! But certainly not the regular plebes; they wouldn't be able to handle it!
It took 22 parts in a series -- Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne -- to achieve equality. The 2 VPs in the same row and similar chair as Kem Sokha. Now, will it last? (Koh Kong, 22 June 2017)
Nope, it didn't last; it was only a lapse in judgment; the imperial nature is too deeply lodged. Kem Sokha and The Thick Wooden Throne (Kampot, 23 June 2017)