My dear Kacvey,

Strange things always happen in the City of Tonlé Buon Mouk; is it because the Khmer politicians were schooled in an unschooled environment or because they are geniuses with bird brain size?

The congress of the ruling party which was held on 8-9 January 2016 was a forum to glorify what the ruling party thinks what it has achieved, truly or untruly. Nothing surprised as it was no news to the mind of the blazé, the unconvinced and the unimpressed who have heard the same old song sung by the same singer(s) for 35 years! As a Chinese proverb goes: “All one’s geese are swans” – 王婆卖瓜,自卖自夸!

However, the scrutiny of an article published by The Phnom Penh Post on 11 January 2016 reveals that underneath the sounds of drum beating some uncomfortable feeling mixed with self-doubt is creeping into the heartbeat of the autocracy.

Many thanks are expressed herewith to the PPP:

Kacvey, could you please open your eyes and ears when strolling in the corridors of power about the meaning of these 2 sentences from the PPP: “While the statement painted a sunny picture about the CPP’s road ahead of the elections, a document appearing to be an internal report from the convention obtained yesterday suggested a tougher struggle for the ruling party.

The document said the CPP needed to “prepare” itself to respond to the CNRP’s “propaganda”, which it deemed could “destroy” its popularity.”

So, the key words are: (1) document appearing to be an internal report,  (2) tougher struggle for the ruling party, (3) to “prepare” itself, and (4) “could ‘destroy’ its popularity”. And please do not argue why using the PPP key words for argumentation which would be moot if that so-called “internal report” is made public.

You may as well inject these questions to whom of the ruling party you would have discussions with:

  • Why not make the report public and let the public judge its merit and truthfulness?
  • Why are they so afraid of the reaction of the public?
  • Are they afraid of the difference between fiction and truth?
  • Are they afraid that the public might find out about unkept promises?

No matter, people will seek the truth over lie when future reality strikes!