My dear Kacvey,

It must be a very painful exercise for you and your students when reading this piece published in the Myanmar Times. The title itself “Cambodia, assassination capital of Asia” – although the word “assassination” would definitely not come as a surprise to repressed Cambodians – certainly echoes how uncivilized, backward, savage, lawless and desperate the current Khmer autocracy is perceived outside Cambodian borders.

Ordinary, honest and hard-working Khmer who have been victims of the autocracy for 31 years hope that other Asian and Asean capitals that respect democracy and rule of law would look into the City of Tonlé Buon Mouk with newly awaken eyes when dealing with the ex-KRs turned “Hostile Takeover” cohort.