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Stop Campaigning!

All the political parties, especially the two main parties, (the Cambodian People's Party and FUNCINPEC) had a strong hatred, cursing each other during the election campaign. They did that in order to get a majority of votes; but now all are finished. People used their right to chose their representatives in the National Assembly through the UNTAC-organized election.

FUNCINPEC who is the winner couldn't get the majority and CPP, the loser, did not lose the majority. That means the Hun Sen administration who declared to the public that FUNCIPEC is bad, in its last political rally did not win the affection of all Cambodians, neither did FUNCINPEC who declared CPP as too bad as well.

Businessmen as well as "young-to-old politicians" should understand that since Cambodia was under the Vietnamese invasion (1980s) up to now, the Hun Sen government has provided a lot of concessions in order to have Cambodia propitiated. It's entirely up to you, because you have two eyes and a brain, too.

For me, I don't fully support the so-called corrupt government, but I am very happy to see the national reconciliation process being done which was triggered by the CPP's concessions to Samdech Ouv.

FUNCINPEC has a lot of competent officials who can lead the country to reach independence, neutrality and development. These necessaties are the main pride of Cambodians. Those are very welcom!
I don't think FUNCINPEC would return the country to the 1975-1979 rule of the notorious Pol Pot because those politicians know very well what is good and bad for Cambodians.

In short, all of us know that Cambodians do rely only on the powers emanating from the two parties, which means it cannot have one without the other, otherwise Cambodia would be split into two parts occupied by each party.

I don't know if my idea is right, but, if so and all the politicians share the same views as I do, please do not use the belittling or derogatory language to each other, and should pay a profound respect mutually, especially should be able to get the genuine frienship (not only as an outward display or expression) as one party. Something unpleasant in the past should, now, be buried.

Right now, it's not the time for political campaigning any more! But it's the time for you all to rebuild, reconstruct, rehabilitate, and reunite our war-torn country.
Best wishes to all residents in Cambodia!



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