​Paris Peace Agreements 1991

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"The building of a critical mass of educated citizens requires a strong, well-educated leader"

 Re:

Singapore, a Model of Orderly Rule, Is Jolted by a Bitter Family Feud

A property battle among children of the city-state’s late founding father Lee Kuan Yew has burst into public view, drawing government attention and allegations of impropriety.

Fascinating. An unfortunate feud so public and within family, yes, but at a refined, high level unimaginable, incomprehensible to Cambodia. This is one feud Cambodians can only desire!

We Cambodians need a critical mass of educated citizens, not someone deemed "educated" only in Cambodia but not anywhere else in the world, but an "educated" Cambodian who can hold a conversation inside and outside Cambodia. 

To build a critical mass of an educated population requires a well-educated Cambodian leader recognized as such domestically and internationally who is not insecure to put educated people around him or her rather than just loyalists and operatives without much substance upstairs.

Among other criticisms, this is a principal one I have of Kem Sokha: he's an intellectual lightweight who cannot absorb intellectuals around him without insecurity and already has a pattern of putting mostly loyalists (of those appointments within his control) around him, including the no-no of family nepotism.

Take as examples the appointments of: Ou Virak whose family had hosted his daughter Mona for schooling in California to replace him at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights; his daughter Mona to multiple CNRP executive positions simultaneously all within a blink of an eye upon party formation; Pol Ham as CNRP 1st vice-president who would be acting should he be outside the country.

I remember Mona mentioning to me how Kem Sokha chose Soksan -- his full name escapes me at the moment even though I know him from hosting the TV program "Youth Leadership Challenge" and thus why his name came up in the conversation -- to lead the CNRP Youth Movement because "he's very loyal to my dad, even though he's stupid." Soksan, as head of CNRP Youth Movement, was a useful loyal instrument in Mona's countless attempts in sidelining and finally dismissing Thy Sovantha from CNRP. I understand that this Soksan has been further promoted as I see him often pictured in Kem Sokha's inner circle on overseas trips since the internal coup that propelled him to CNRP "president".  

A vacuum does not fill a vacuum.

Speaking of education, recently I spoke with a friend whose son is in Khmer elementary school and there's confusion re the sound of the Khmer vowel "srak ah", how some students, either through intentional teacher neglect or teacher's own ignorance or expedience, are also calling this vowel "srak ear" when combined to the heavy-sounding consonant (akosak?). Huh?!?!?! This is literally confusion at the "A, B, C" level! It's not an isolated incident; the problem is sporadic and spreading!

33 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:13 PM

    The tree hasn't bears the fruits yet and we are beginning to chop it down already...the nerve of some Khmer people.

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  2. Anonymous7:26 PM

    The YUON's CPP rank and file, doctors, lawyers, business communities big and small and the Cambodian youth will discreetly abandon Hun Sen on this 2018 election for the CNRP [with or without Kem Sokha and Sam Raingsy]. And there is nothing HUN SEN can do about it. They will take HUN SEN's money to discreetly vote for the CNRP... Bravo the Khmer people [without Hun Sen]!!!
    Yup, this is the end of the road for the YUON's troll/propagandist here on T2P and everywhere else as we know it! The Yuon's trolls will end up in Hun Sen's black dossier for sure...

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  3. Anonymous5:43 AM

    Anonymous 7:13 PM,

    I think I understand your point ! Yes it's bad or foolish to chop down a tree before it bears fruits, but I believe that the author of this post, she is tirelessly and intensely focused on pruning the tree so it will bear the best fruits and stand straight to withstand bad wind from all directions.
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    Now, for the author ! I believe that you are talking about Mr. ហ៊ីង សុកសាន or ហ៊ីង សុខសាន្ត (not sure which one is the exact spelling !)

    And here, my own thought about the last part of author's concern.

    តើសព្វថ្ងៃ គ្រូបឋមសិក្សា មានចំណេះដឹង ដល់កម្រិតណា ?
    ព្យញ្ជនៈខ្មែរ ចែកជា ២ ពួក, ពួកមានសម្លងតូច គឺ សម្លេង អ ហៅថា ពួក អឃោសៈ
    ចំណែកពួកមាន សម្លេង គ្រលរ ធំ គឺ សម្លេង អ៊ ហៅថាពួក ឃោសៈ ។ (ល្បិច ចងចាំ របស់ខ្ញុំគឺ អ អា អាក់ ខោ សាក់!, អ៊ អ៊ា លាន់ ពេញពោះ ព្រោះវាជា ឃោ សៈ!!! ) ។
    ខ្ញុំកាលពីក្មេង ក៏ធ្លាប់សួរគ្រូពី ឋានបរលោក និង ឋានបរឡោក!,ខែហេមន្ត វស្សន្ត រដូវ Vs ខែ ម៉ន់ សន់ អាឌៅ !។ កាលណានិយាយ វាចង់តែបែក ! Anyway !
    សុំលោក-អ្នកគ្រូ កុំប្រាប់សិស្ស ថាមាន ស្រៈ អ៊,ស្រៈ អ៊ា ព្រោះការពិតវាគ្មានទេ ។
    គ្រូសម័យដើម ឆ្លាតណាស់! គាត់ថា ក ទាញយារ បានជា កា, គ ទាញយារ បានជា គា។
    រៀនពីបំបែក អក្សរ,គាត់ថា ចារ,បើ ចារ បាំងឈើ គឺថែមស្រៈ េ ពីមុខ វាទៅជា ចោរ ។ ដូច្នេះបើថា លោក អាចារ្យ បាំងឈើ យើងនឹងបាន លោក អោចារ្យ មិនមែន អាចោរ្យ ឬ អាចោរ នោះទេ ។ តែខ្មែរ អាចយល់ច្បាស់ ដូចយប់ ថាយើងចង់និយាយ ពីអ្វី ?!!!។
    ជាការស្រួល គ្រូត្រូវប្រាប់សិស្ស ពី ព្យញ្ជនៈ សម្លេង អ និង សម្លេង អ៊ ។
    សរសេរលើក្ដារខៀន ក កា កិ កី, គ គា គិ គី រួចបង្គាប់សិស្ស ឲ្យអានយក ត្រង់ៗតែម្ដង ទៅ មិនចាំបាច់ថា ក ដាក់ស្រៈ អ្វីឡើយ ព្រោះសិស្សស្គាល់ស្រៈ រួចទៅហើយ។ គ្រូត្រូវបង្រៀនស្រៈ ដល់សិស្ស មុន ឬ រំឭក ស្របពេលតែម្ដងពេលរៀនប្រកប ។

    ជាទីបញ្ចប់របស់ខ្ញុំ ខ្ញុំស្ដាយណាស់ ត្រង់ចំណុចដែលខ្មែរ គ្មាន ជើង ដ និង ជើង ត ឲ្យ ប្រាកដ ដាច់ពីគ្នា !!! ស្ដាយ(ដ), ស្ដង់ដារ(ត), ស្ដូប(ដ), ស្ដាយ (?)= style ?!
    ឥឡូវ ខ្ញុំឃើញសរសេរ ស្ទាយ = style ! ឱ អនិច្ចា ជើងអក្ខរា មិនទៀង ម(ដ)ង រាំង ម(ត)ង ភ្លៀង ..... !!!


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    1. Anonymous6:30 AM

      ល្អឥតខ្ចោះ 7:13 PM ដែលបានឆ្លៀតឧិកាសដ៏ល្អនេះ មកវែកញែកពន្យល់ដល់អ្នកអាន នៅលើ ធីធូភី អំពី ចំណុចមួយ ដែលលើកឡើង ដោយអ្នកនាង ធារីសេង នៅពេលនេះ។ ខ្ញុំសូមកោតសរសើរដោយស្មោះត្រង់។ នៅលើបរលោកម្ខាងឯណោះ (ហ្វេសប៊ុគ) ខ្ញុំបានឃើញគេសុំឲ្យ អ្នកនាង ធារីសេង សរសេរពន្យល់ជាអក្សរខ្មែរយើងដែរ។ ខ្ខុំសូមសរសើរនឹងអរគុណយ៉ាងជ្រាលជ្រៅជាទីបំផុតម្ដងទៀត៕

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    2. Anonymous8:29 AM

      It was Anonymous 5:43 AM who explained it.Open your eyes and reread it 6:30 AM.

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  4. Anonymous6:40 AM

    For those with little or no knowledge of the Khmer language, how could they possibly know or understand what "akosak" even means. It's impossible until Anonymous 7:13 PM explains it. And "srak ear"?

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    1. Anonymous6:57 AM

      Well, ទៅរាំ "បែកស្លុយ" ទៅចឹង!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ccHnX1cKPw

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    2. Anonymous8:54 AM

      It was Anonymous 5:43 AM who explained it. Open your eyes and reread it 6:40 AM.
      Do not try to insinuate that Miss Theary C. Seng doesn't understand Khmer language. I respect her effort and at least she voices her concern about what is going on to Khmer language.
      And yes, I am Anonymous 5:43 AM or KPCS or កពឈស or ក្រពុំ ឈូក ស ។

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    3. Anonymous1:02 AM

      ក្រពុំ ឈូក ស, សូមលោកអភ័យទោសឲ្យខ្ញុំ ដោយខ្ញុំយល់ច្រឡំ រវាងយោបល់របស់លោក លោក 5:43 AM នឹង Anonymous 7:13 PM។ ខ្ញុំមានការសោកស្ដាយយ៉ាងច្រើន។ ខ្ញុំនឹងបើកភ្នែកធំៗហើយមើលឲ្យបានច្បាស់លាស់ ក្នុងពេលក្រោយៗទៀត។ ម្យាងវិញទៀត សូមលោកកត់សំគាល់ហើយជឿជាក់ថា ខ្ញុំមិនមានបំណងឬគំនិត insinuate អ្វីៗអំពី ចំណេះវិជ្ជាអក្សរខ្មែរ របស់អ្នកនាង ធារី ឡើយ។ សូមអរគុណលោក Anonymous 5:43 AM or KPCS or កពឈស or ក្រពុំ ឈូក ស ជាថ្មីម្ដងទៀត នូវការយោគយល់របស់លោក៕

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    4. Anonymous12:15 AM

      1:02 AM,

      លោក 1:02 AM,សូមលោកជឿចុះថា ឈាមលោក និងឈាមខ្ញុំ មានប្រភពតែមួយ,យើងជាបងប្អូនគ្នា យើងនិយាយគ្នា ជជែកគ្នា ជួនកាល សម្លេង ឡើងតឹងរៀងខ្លួន តែយើងមិនឈ្លោះស្អប់គ្នាទេ។ ខ្ញុំក៏ត្រូវតែសុំ នូវក្ដី អភ័យទោស ពីលោកវិញដែរ ។ សូមលោកបានក្ដីសុខសប្បាយ,
      ដោយក្ដីស្រឡាញ់ និង គោរពពីខ្ញុំ, ក្រពុំ ឈូក ស ៕

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  5. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Miss Theary Seng is smarter than you all.

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    1. Anonymous2:43 AM

      Yeah, I know that Theary, and I know who you are - no question about it!!!

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    2. Anonymous1:07 PM

      Miss Theary Seng is smarter than you all.

      -Drgunzet-

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  6. Anonymous12:16 AM

    There are REAL CONSEQUENCES when a country is run by an idiot.

    As Cambodians, we know these consequences only too well from our history, from this present darkness in the Era of The Strongman now joined by The Strawman.

    Let us not make this mistake again when CNRP wins in 2018.

    Quote at: http://thearyseng.com/columnist/32-theary-sengs-blog/449-anti-sam-rainsy-law-em-theay-qyuonq-again-post-turns-25-canada-turns-150-strawman-speaks-fluff

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    1. Anonymous1:05 AM

      Amen to that 12:16 AM!!!

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    2. Anonymous8:45 AM

      I would refer Monovithya Kem as Mono, why did Miss Theary Seng referred her as Mona?

      Do a google search for "CNRP infantile". Oh my God, you will see how much "Mono" has damaged CNRP in fighting for her daddy against Sam Rainsy.

      Or read here:
      http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/the-trouble-with-cambodias-largest-opposition-party/

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  7. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Can a shrub be pruned into an oak?

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    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Yes, by the Vietnamese aggression and intervention,the beansprout can rule over and choke up Khmer Rosewoods for more than 30 years.

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    2. Anonymous8:56 PM

      No.

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    3. Anonymous10:12 PM

      8:56 PM.
      You are a good botanist ! Stay that way pale,whereas 8:27 PM,
      s/he can sense the unscientific but sarcastic question from 7:51 PM !!!

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    4. Anonymous10:21 PM

      Don't let that one little thing "The tree hasn't bears(?) the fruits" bother all of you [great politicians] that much, please!

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  8. Anonymous10:27 PM

    And at you guys, Theary is laughing her ass off already [TLHAOA]!!!

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    1. Anonymous5:59 AM

      Yes.

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    2. Anonymous6:01 AM

      Such nasty swearing.

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  9. Anonymous10:30 PM

    Miss Theary Sent forgot the last name of Soksan(CNRP). It's Hing(Soksan).

    -Drgunzet-

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    1. Anonymous11:01 PM

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    2. Anonymous9:21 AM

      Such nasty swearing.

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  10. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Obviously, -Drgunzet- is a Yuon who can not read KPCS's Khmer comment which s/he made since yesterday. Or gunzet just wakes up from 2 packs of beer and skips all good parts of story.

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    1. Anonymous11:08 PM

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    2. Anonymous11:21 AM

      I rarely drink beer and only drink one or two on occasions. I practice martial arts, yoga, taichi and aerobic every day.

      As a result, I actually look much younger than Miss ThearySeng.

      -Drgunzet- Zen Master

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    3. Anonymous11:24 AM

      I am a big guy and only eat 2,200 calories a day. Why don't you figure out how much you are eating per day.

      -Drgunzet- Zen Master

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  11. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Rosewood is overrated, overpriced. What you need is bamboo, cheap, grow fast, strong, durable, a wonder material for the folks.

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  12. Anonymous1:26 PM

    A lot of blowing of hot air, cold air, steam and we wonder why Cambodia is such a mess? An air head is an air head is an air head.
    Kem sokha is an opportunist air head.

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