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Sok An’s Opinion rendered by Sam Sotha, Stop Crying Foul Over the Public Interests!

(sic! In Cambodia, lies in dog bed got fleas. So it’s not a surprise to see Sok An many lapdogs are out to howl when the wind blew. In queue one after another likes Phay Siphan,Pen Ngoeun is to bark for crumbs in defending their greedy and gross human rights violator masters). Traditionally this time of the year,Khmers called Kaddeka Wind season​រដូវខ្យល់កត្តិក, or also known as dogs howling season រដូវឆ្កែលូ.

By Sam Sotha posted on http://www.pressocm.com
{The comments in this article are solely the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect
that of the Royal Government of Cambodia}

There have been some individuals, representatives of local and foreign NGOs and countries who are crying foul and urging the Royal Government of Cambodia, which is a sovereign State among 193 Member States of the United Nations, to immediately release and/or repeal the decision made by the Court which sentenced Mr. Mam Sonando to 20 years imprisonment on charges of master‐minding the “secessionist movement” which criminally breached the penal code of the Cambodian law.

Mr. Mam Sonando, the 71‐year‐old owner of Beehive Radio, was convicted on October 1, 2012 on charges of fomenting illegal insurrection ‐ a secessionist movement in Kratie province, by inciting the villagers to take up arms against the authorities in an attempt to create their own nation‐state.

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) brainlessly “condemned” the Court of the sovereign State of Cambodia for that ruling, which was followed rapidly by another dozen of local traditionally anti-RGC organizations.

Officially using word “condemn” is, irrelevant, un‐conventional and not acceptable while these NGOs are operating their “undercover business” ‐‐ the words are used as long as they are reluctant to reveal the sources of their funding and wanting to be elusive as well as independent in a sovereign State.

To echo those dimmest accusations, the US‐ based Human Rights Watch in New York, Mr. Brad Adams representing the so‐called the “advocacy on human rights organization” issued a nonsensical statement: “These latest convictions call into question whether Cambodia should host November’s East Asia Summit,” said Adams. “President Barack Obama and other world leaders should insist that unless these and other baseless convictions are overturned, including that of opposition leader Sam Rainsy, they will call for the summit to be moved to another ASEAN country.

To allow Hun Sen to gain the domestic and international legitimacy of hosting world leaders while he is engaged in a vicious campaign against peaceful critics would be disastrous,” Adams added.
It is indeed another obscurantism committed by one of the world’s well‐known international non‐governmental organizations and the likes of Mr. Brad Adams a law school graduate who ignorantly undermines international politics.

The East Asian Summit (EAS) which has been established in 2005 has routinely passed on its Chairmanship to a member country by rotation. There is no question of whether Cambodia should host the November’s EAS. As ASEAN Chair, Prime Minister Hun Sen is already selected to lead the 7thEAS, the event hosted by the Kingdom of Cambodia. Presidents and Prime Ministers from ASEAN countries namely Brunei, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States will definitely attend this event.

This “ World Forum” is a crucial international gathering where international leaders meet to discuss not only their own country interest but that of the global interest as well, and among all the global economic crisis, America’s interest in Asia Pacific and last but not least the spat over the maritime dispute in South China Sea.

It is convinced that those leaders are not so naïve, and easily misled just after reading or listening to those “crying foul over the public interest,” but on the contrary, they are pre‐occupied with public interests of the citizens of 18 countries representing more than 3 billion people rather than focusing on the peanut issue and individual interest, particularly interfering in other member state’s rule of law.

The two Articles combined, 132 (New) and 7 of the Constitution of the Kingdom respectively stipulate that: “The King shall be the guarantor of the independence of the Judiciary and that the King shall be inviolable.”

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Written by Kham

11/10/2012 at 8:43 pm

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