But as we know, we will continuously be sad as the government of Hun Sen with his colleagues will never mind about bringing smart thinking to Cambodian people. They have overwhelmingly expanded on how to manipulate them.Op-Ed by Khmer Young
A Khmer proverb said "a wise will keep silence and express courtesy, but a dumb will utter loudly and ruthlessly point fingers to everyone while he/she got mad".
This proverb might describe the the case of Hun Sen and Subedi very well in this time.
Subedi is a professor and working as the special rapporteur for the United Nations, the most powerful international organization in planet; but Hun Sen is just a leader of a tiny country which has just waken up from the war. Hun Sen is just a representative of about 3 millions Cambodians (I suppose to those people who voted for him genuinely).
Comparing the two leaders, we can see the apology letter of Subedi exhibits great taming lesson to a dumped one. But in reality, it may be just an interpretation of Cambodian spokesman to boost up the popularity of Hun Sen among traumatized Cambodians.
But as we know, we will continuously be sad as the government of Hun Sen with his colleagues will never mind about bringing smart thinking to Cambodian people. They have overwhelmingly expanded on how to manipulate them.
This letter of apology will be applied well for the power campaign as well as election campaign by the Hun Sen leadership...and we still suspect the tight control of mass media by the government and the high illiteracy of Cambodians can lead this campaign to possibly lure more Khmers to legitimize Hun Sen as hero of this nation!
Does the political manipulation continue to be effective in Cambodia or not? How can we transform this political manipulation?