Last week news were dominating the radio and TV in Cambodia. It was the main talk in town on His Majesty, King Norodom Sihamoni of the Kingdom of Cambodia has given new titles to the Cambodian People Party (CPP) leaders.
Chea Sim 's new title is Somdach Akak Moha Thomak Pothisal សម្តេចអគ្គមហាធម្មពោធិសាល ជាស៊ីម
Hun Sen 's new title is Somdach Akak Moha Sena Badei Decho សម្តេចអគ្គមហាសេនាបតីតេជោ ហ៊ុនសែន
Heng Samrin 's new title is Somdach Akak Moha Pak-Ngear chakrey សម្តេចអគ្គមហាពញាចក្រី ហេង សំរិន
I believe the timing of giving these titles to these 3 leaders of the party is not coincidental but very crucial to boost the popularity of the puppet party that has Hanoi Vietnam as the backbone. The timing is just right for the general election is coming near.
First of all the new title is ridiculous. I attempted my best to pronounce them, let alone knowing what these titles mean.I kept wondering why us Khmer likes to do something so different from the world ? We have so many rankings and tittles !! We're creating new titles thinking we are a sophisticated Kingdom. I'm sure there are higher tittles than these. Just make them up !
Assuming the titles are high enough for whatever the titles mean. Still, these 3 people don't deserve them. What have they done in their leadership to improve our lives? The rich are getting richer the poor are getting poorer. The NGO Global Witness reported widespread destruction of the forest is still continue to this day. Rampant corruption is continues. Land grabbing by the big and powerful people who has connections to the CPP leaders. Bribery always coming into the play. For example, we need to bribe the officials get a property ownership documents, getting driver license, getting birth certificate. Here in Cambodia, even mailing an envelope we need to bribe too !!
Lastly, if King Norodom Sihamoni is not a coward then he's a weak king. Why didn't he have anything to say about protecting the border from Vietnamese and Thail ? How about Vietnamese who's coming to live on Cambodia illegally ? What about Khmer Monk Tim Sakhorn who's the Vietnamese has imprison him ? The king stays quiet and pretenses nothing happening to the suffering of his Khmer people. He now praised the CPP leaders for afraid they might take away his title. By the king's act, he is truly going for the interest for Hanoi government. The king has loss my respect on this part.
Like I mentioned on my profile description, any party that is supporting the interest of Yuon Hanoi, I certainly will not vote for this party.