My dear Kacvey,

Do you hear the sound that has been lately thundering in Srè Khmoq?
Novelty, Novelty, Novelty!!!
Down with trias politica principle!
The Universe, the World, please take note of the novelty in the land of the City of Tonlé Buon Mouk: Four branches of power!

To the traditional separation of powers into three branches: legislature, executive and judiciary, Srè Khmoq has now created and added a fourth one. Its name is “fessebouc!”

Kacvey, please amend your text books and remind your students accordingly.

Will the Constitution be then amended correspondingly? There is no need to do so, as all 3 powers + the new one are all concentrated in the hand of one person, and one person only. And that would be the unwritten “Amended Constitution.”

In its nascent state, the “fessebouc” branch seems to have an authority above the 3 existing ones, either individually or all combined together as it overrules and overrides everything that comes from them; it is moody and selective; it is the power of the modern portable device and the techies that operate it; it is not recognized by the constituency but it is imposed upon the constituency; it has no parliamentarian, no minister, no judge, no oknha, but only one photo; it pretends to have millions of virtual “likers” even from Mars and Uranus; and it also wants to control and censure all other “fesseboucs” that dare challenging its foolish idea and action.

It has never been enough for an autocrat to assemble so much power under his armpits; he has to invent a mechanism to double up his autocracy not only over the people but also over his own parliamentarians, ministers, judges, military and police. The bubble of irrational power is getting bigger and bigger, and its shell, no matter how iridescent it is, is getting thinner and thinner.

Jeremy Grantham, a British investor and investment strategist, said: “Remember that history always repeats itself. Every great bubble in history has broken. There are no exceptions.”