Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Leter: issue 12-2

Leter: issue 12-2

Dear Editor,

Someone must have got it completely wrong: either

Samdech Maha Ghosananda or your reporter. But to perceive that Cambodia, through

the Dhammayietra, "has changed from greediness to non-greediness" is a daring,

if not ignorant, perception. Maybe, Samdech Maha excluded in his perception the

Cambodian leaders who are, according to my perception, continuing to plunder the

country and exploiting the people for their own personal benefit (The extremely

rare, not greedy leaders only prove the rule within a very greedy leadership

caste.).

May I allow myself to give an advice to Samdech Maha and other

Cambodian Buddhist leaders: When basic Buddhist precepts are violated day by day

by who it may be it should be the duty of every upright Buddhist leader to speak

out and act clearly and unequivocally in favour of the discriminated, exploited

and oppressed. The wonderful phrases from theologians might please the

enligthened but will certainly not help the common people in their worsening

plight.

Peter Schier, Kuala Lumpur

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc