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Read, read and read some more

Dear Editor;

I’m concerned and very impressed about a topic in the Phnom Penh Post (July 11-24, 2008) on page 15 written by Theary C. Seng, executive director of The Center for Social Development.

In the 8th paragraph of “Finding My Voice” it was clearly expressed “READING READING READING”. I’ve read a book of a 19th-century writer. He said “I’m sitting on the giant’s shoulder’’. That’s a comparison to Seng’s recent expression.

For example, in the health sector, we have known of the percentage of 100,000 Americans with gastritis, compared to the gastritis of 100,000 Chinese. 

Why is this disease among the Chinese lower than the Americans? Because most of the Chinese like to drink hot tea compared to the Americans that mostly drink alcohol. A substance in the tea component is Tisane, that recovers the inner gastric tube.

In olden times, one professor of philosophy, Sin Kim Suy, said that “time is gold”. I remember this phrase till today. Even in the very hard times during the Pol Pot regime, I studied the English language secretly as I have expressed in the PPP earlier. It’s true as you have raised the opinion of “Solomon tells us, there is nothing new under the sun” and I want to raise the concern to every Khmer young or old to read, read, read from general to specialty books.

With Best Regards.

Dr Chuong Seng Ly

Vice Director of the Provincial Health

Department of Kratie

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