My dear Kacvey,
Thank you for your feedback from your class discussing the elections in Myanmar.
Hope that the students were not too carried away by the landslide victory of the NLD to a point of drawing an illusory hope for Cambodia. Myanmar is Myanmar: (1) without a similar history of genocide between 1975 and 1978 like in Cambodia, (2) the military junta has no history of being similar to the genocidal KR, or the ex-KRs running Cambodia since then, and (3) the NLD has a philosophy, a principle, an ideal, a belief for the interests of the country; its leaders stick with their believers and supporters in hard times of repression and dictatorship.
An apple is not an orange, and vice versa.
The group of 123 is abuzz and busy talking and discussing about Myanmar in the City of Tonlé Buon Mouk, and even from Tokyo. Everybody seems to appropriate the shadow of the outcome of the elections in Myanmar to justify their unearned merit. Attempting to catch the shadow with which to erect a hope for Cambodia in 2017 or 2018 is a sign of narrow-mindedness to the extreme, as well as the shallowness of their principle and public conduct.
Kacvey, it would be very interesting to watch what the big nabob would do when he meets the head of the Myanmar military junta at the Apec meeting in Manila on next 18-19 November.
Aung San Suu Kyi who has given her life to something bigger than herself, once, said about herself: “If I were the blushing kind, I would blush to be called a hero.”