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Jennar solid, well-founded

Dear Editor,

I was amazed to read the article by Matthew Grainger entitled "EU media guru

says Ranariddh guilty" in the 30 Jan-13 Feb Phnom Penh Post - because of the

style and the distortions and innuendos. I know Raoul Jennar since early 1990, and

I have followed his work ever since, and had also already read the article on the

Internet to which Grainger's article referred. I have found Raoul Jennars's work

to be solid and well founded - and on that basis he dares to publicly share observations

about weaknesses on all sides of a situation, even if those observations make some

people uncomfortable. This is very valuable for the country; it is one of the elements

needed for a democratic civil society.

As the editor of The Mirror, a weekly review in English of the Khmer language press,

I could not but feel that the Phnom Penh Post is now taking a journalistic style

for which the Khmer press is so often criticized by foreigners: lots of opinions

presented as fact in order to drive home some political point - to the detriment

of somebody else.

The Phnom Penh Post has done and can do much better. As a reader of your paper since

the very first issue I can only hope you will return to your often proven professional

seriousness. And I hope you will also do all in your power to rectify the damage

which has been done to the reputation of Raoul Jennar.

- Norbert Klein, Phnom Penh.

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