Paris Peace Accords 23 Oct. 1991

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sam Rainsy: ចម្លើយ ទៅអ្នក សារព័ត៌មាន បរទេស ស្តីពី ការមិន វិលត្រឡប់ មកប្រទេស កម្ពុជាវិញ ភ្លាមៗ របស់ខ្ញុំ | Answer to Foreign Journalists about my not immediately returning to Cambodia

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១៥ មិថុនា ២០១៧ / 15 June 2017

ចម្លើយ ទៅអ្នក សារព័ត៌មាន បរទេស ស្តីពី ការមិន វិលត្រឡប់ មកប្រទេស កម្ពុជាវិញ ភ្លាមៗ របស់ខ្ញុំ


What is the point of going to jail for the sake of going to jail, or getting killed for the sake of getting killed? I would accept any sacrifice, including giving up my life, if I am assured that my sacrifice would help advance the cause I am fighting for, meaning bringing a democratic change in Cambodia by first removing Hun Sen as a dictator. 

I did say in an email to a journalist on deadline that I would return to the country if the travel ban was lifted. This was a shorthand for the restoration of my democratic rights which have been improperly removed. Canceling a travel ban while leaving the rest of the intimidation in place is not a serious advance. It’s time to get serious if we want to have a real democratic competition in 2018.

Getting into the hands of Hun Sen under the present circumstances would not advance our cause; on the contrary it would be a silly gift to Hun Sen – who has continuously tried to eliminate me since the March 30, 1997 deadly grenade attack in Phnom Penh – that would rather weaken our cause and demoralize CNRP supporters as shown in countless comments on this Facebook page. Kem Ley’s assassination on July 10, 2016 is still fresh in the people’s mind. 

I am not interested in becoming a childish and inconsistent “hero” whose sacrifice would be useless and practically amount to a definitive and untimely retreat in the middle of a decisive battle. 

When it comes to cowardice in the fight between two politicians, isn’t the coward the one who uses a country’s tribunal, army and police under his control, to eliminate his opponent? Isn’t the coward the one in the position of a dictator who publicly says he is prepared to physically “suppress 100 to 200 persons” – as he actually did when staging a military coup in July 1997 – in order to preserve his power?

Maybe a more telling comparison: Between two boxers at a boxing match, isn’t the coward the one who prevents his challenger from entering the ring in order to secure an easy but fake victory?

To name Hun Sen in another telling situation, why didn’t he show his “courage” by remaining and resisting the Khmer Rouge on Cambodia’s soil in the late 1970s? Why, as a soldier, did he flee the country to seek refuge in Vietnam?

Sam Rainsy
សម រង្ស៊ី / Sam Rainsy


  1. Anonymous1:40 AM

    When you die you cannot strategize !!!

    1. Anonymous2:18 AM

      Sam Rainsy can go to prison and write "Mein Kampf" then rise to power.

    2. Anonymous3:57 PM

      2:18 AM

      Forget about writing any book, Traitor & Yuon's puppet Hun Sen
      at the instructions from Hanoi WILL kill Sam Rainsy.

      Remember Dr. Kem Ley ?

  2. Anonymous3:21 AM

    Hun San's strategies are:
    1. to make you and Kem Sokha go against each other by believing that Sokha will not hand back the CNRP presidency seat to you. Basically he's hoping the CNRP leaderships will have an internal fights.

    2. he wants to cause confusion and angers among the CNRP supporters towards you in an event that you did not return to the country when ban has been lifted.

    This guy is supper evil and his hundreds of advisors probably have been working night an day to find ways to destroy the CNRP.

    You have to be street smart and stay strong and the CNRP has to be united or everything will be falling apart. If you can not attack Hun Sen from the front, attack him from the back. If you can not attack him from the back, attack him from the sides. You need to stay focused and find his weak points. Every person has his/her weak points. He's not God, he's just an evil dictator. If you can not attack him from all sides, attack his families or his closest allies. Find their weak points and attack. Hun San only understands violence. No more Mr. nice guy, you have to fight violence with violence or you'll spend the rest of your life trying to avoid him and be bullied by him.

    1. Anonymous1:11 AM

      CNRP has already rifted apart. Do a google search "CNRP infantile" and read the vicious attack on twitter against Sam Rainsy by Kem Sokha's daughter.

      Now that daddy has successfully took over CNRP from her most hated dude, Kem Sokha's daughter will not give Sam Rainsy a second chance. She would viciously attack Sam Rainsy if he ever hints to reclaim CNRP's presidency.

  3. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Kem-Sokha does not want Sam-Rainey

    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      10:43 AM

      A dog barks at its own tune.

  4. Anonymous6:54 PM

    I think both sides are playing games (HS and SR) with each other. SR said, I will return immediately when the ban is lifted. So HS lifted the ban because he wants to arrest SR to begin with. AKA war of words with no action. This is to quiet the election results, creating another topic to diverge public from focusing on the result of the ballot.

    1. Anonymous11:21 AM

      Cambodia is a culture of empty words.

    2. Anonymous4:54 PM

      11:21 AM

      You Yuon Gunzet, your Yuon's culture is full of
      cheating, thieving and state prostitutions !!!