Archive for July 6th, 2010
The arrest of the two suspects of the bomb mastermind at the Phum Jai Thai Party draw many analysis from the Thai sides by putting
doubt over Hun Sen’s political attitude towards Thailand. One of them is the TAN News which republsihes “What Now With Cambodia” the news is originally written in Thai published in the ‘Tang Khao’ column, Kom Chad Luek newspaper, page 2, July 6th, 2010″,
which is translated and rewritten by Wacharapol Isaranont. Bwlow is a short excerpt from the article.
Maybe it’s time for Thailand to understand that its relationship with Cambodia will never be on a friendly footing, especially when the Cambodian leader’s recent behaviors openly demonstrated unrelenting hostility towards one of its closest neighbors, Thailand. And he is becoming increasingly menacing each day, having seen that the Thai authorities do not have the nerve to respond in kind. It is unfathomable why the Thai government is hesitant to get tough with Cambodia. Maybe it is purely due to the lack of courage or maybe it is about vested interests.
It is unbelievable how the government and the military still can tolerate Cambodia’s defiance stance while most of Thais have long been at the end of their ropes.
It is understandable that previous governments of Samak Sundaravej and Somchai Wongsawat, both known to act on the cues of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, would take no actions and even favor Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen by agreeing to deals that Thailand would stand to lose.
But when the Abhisit Vejjajiva government took over in late 2009, it should have put a stop to Hun Sen’s aggression towards Thailand.
NOTE: It seems that until now some of Thai people still live in a cave or are jungle people and really don’t know who is the real aggressor/ trouble-maker (Hun Sen or Abhisit and extremist PAD) between Cambodia and Thailand.
Personally, I don’t support Hun Sen for his dictatorship rule, but to say that he is aggressive towards Thailand without analyzing the real causes created by Thailand I am absolutely against it.
1982: The foreign ministers of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodiameet in HCM City to discuss regional issues. Viet Nam and Cambodia sign a historical agreement on the territorial waters of the two countries.