Archive for April 4th, 2010
Opinion by Anet Khmer
There is a proverb that many Cambodians are familiar with and it goes something like this:
If you want to survive, you must be willing to die.
Sihanouk’s letter of congratulations to PM Hun Sen for his accomplishment in the development of the country runs contrary to the realities faced by Cambodians, especially the poor people who make up the majority of Cambodians.
Hun Sen is not that stupid as to believe in the sincerity of the letter; however, he does not have to worry that Sihanouk will turn against him in the future. In fact Hun Sen is happy that he has put Sihanouk in a position of becoming a loyal, though not really willing, supporter.
As young Cambodians continue to be more educated and the people of Cambodia begin to realize, though slowly, the uselessness of the royal institution and the willingness of this institution not to serve as a check and balance in order to protect the interests of the country, its people and destiny, but rather a willing accomplice of the current executive who mismanages the country, the monarchy will slowly die in disgrace.
It is Sihanouk and the current Monarch, Himself who will eventually deal a dead blow to this institution and nobody else.
Through their lack of courage to fulfill their role and duty as guaranteed and expected under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the current King and his father keep Cambodian monarchy alive in body, but dead in mind, soul and purposes in Cambodia through the mercy of Hun Sen and his clique rather than through its real purpose of existence. Thus the Cambodian monarchy will eventually perish and nobody will miss it.
សីហនុ ថា “ខ្ញុំជួយយួន ឲ្យប្រយុទ្ធយកឯករាជតែមួយ ព្រោះយួនមិនទាន់មានឯករាជ អាមេរិចកាំងនៅជិះជាន់នៅឡើយ គឺយួនខាងជើងនឹងយួនខាងត្បូង,
ហ៊ុន សែន ថា “ខ្ញុំកាត់ទឹកដីខ្មែរអោយយួន ព្រោះយួនជាមែឪ ទី២របស់ខ្មែរ!! ខ្ញុំកាត់ទឹកដីខ្មែរអោយយួន… ព្រោះខ្ញុំជំពាក់គុណយួន… ថា ..បើអ្នកណាប៉ុនប៉ង ចង់មករំដោះយកទឹកដីខ្មែរវិញ មក៍សាក លមើល …!”