My dear Kacvey,

You must be wondering what these series of “The nephews” would lead to, and what good does it make if the remedies are nowhere to be found?

Well, the spectrum of nepotism/cronyism/corruption in Cambodia is like a person who is a sick patient, who also happens to be a doctor who not only wrongly self-diagnosed the sickness but also denied that he is sick.

It is also like a person who is a policeman in the morning, a judge in the afternoon and a robber in the night. Moonlighting, Multitasking, you would say! So he steals, and the policeman tells everybody that there was no robbery, and the judge tells the court that he can’t judge because the policeman never brings the robber to court.

Get the picture?!

So, what is the common denominator in these 2 instances? Denial, that is.

Kcavey, you are encouraged to focus your attention on these 3 links – Thanks a lot BBC and Phnom Penh Post! – and later determine for us the massive amount of corruption that is rampaging the entire country from top to bottom, or from bottom to top, and for which nobody take responsibility, except the low ranking policemen:

BBC – The culture of impunity http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30324424

Police admit trouble at top – http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-admit-trouble-top

Sar Kheng laments capital crime – http://m.phnompenhpost.com/sar-kheng-laments-capital-crime

Alan Greenspan, former US Federal Reserve chairman had this to say pragmatically: “Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.”

The key words are “successful” and “minimum”.

As a follow-up from “The nephews – Part VII” regarding the state of Oregon, the governor has resigned as per this link: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/02/governor_john_kitzhaber_will_s.html#incart_most-readoregonian

Kacvey, in the US politics, when politicians get caught violating the laws and ethics, they will face consequences as prescribed by the laws. Can Khmer politicians man it up?!

(To be continued to “The nephews – Part IX”)