My dear Kacvey,
Hope that your students, in their dealing with their family, friends and colleagues possess higher standard of character, courtesy, respect, consideration and vocabulary towards their interlocutor than the lowly educated ex-KR and weak strongman.
This passage extracted from an article published by Radio Free Asia shows how crude and rude the weak strongman is in his public speech: «ហ្អែងចង់ដឹងពេលហ្នឹងហា បើមិនហ្អែងមិនគេចទាន់ទេ ពេលនេះ គឺធ្វើបុណ្យខ្មោចហ្អែងបាត់ទៅហើយ តែឯងពូកែរត់ ពូកែស្រែក ហើយរត់ក៏លឿន តែគ្រាន់តែគេមិនដេញតាមតែប៉ុណ្ណឹងទេឲ្យឯងរត់សិន អញក៏មិនទាន់ចង់សម្លាប់ហ្អែងដែរ ព្រោះរដ្ឋាភិបាលមួយមិនឲ្យមានការចង់ផ្ដួលរំលំតាមចិញ្ចើមផ្លូវនោះទេ»
How could a man who considers himself a statesman use such a foul and repugnant words such as ហ្អែង, បុណ្យខ្មោចហ្អែង, អញ, អញក៏មិនទាន់ចង់សម្លាប់ហ្អែង?! The only and possible explanation would be that he is by nature rude, rough, crude, raw and lacking in social refinement; it could also suggests ignorance of or indifference to good form and plain and intentional discourtesy.
On the contrary, Radio Free Asia, in its English program, provided a better and polite version to cover him in front of the international public: “I want to let you know that if you hadn’t fled Cambodia, you would already have had your funeral,” and “We didn’t pursue you because we didn’t want to kill you at the time”.
With such character and outside his realm of corrupt sycophants, who can give him respect? Mark Twain had the answer when he said: “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
Kacvey, you have good students who “learn”!