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True local nature

The Editor,

Dear Foreigners, right under the ground, there is tremendous love, honesty and

respect in the heart of Cambodians. If the person (foreigners) comes along with the

right attitude, they would discover a great deal of commitment.

I have a Western family as friends. They taught me many things. I realize that I

have learnt a lot from them, thinking, understanding and many other things in everyday


But one day in the office, a foreigner said to me "you people don't use your

brains." Maybe he has problems with his counterparts or co-workers, but these

words cut me right down, I couldn't handle it.

I am well aware that now, in our society we have crimes, domestic violence and others.

Anything could happen to Sven (Post, letters Sept 6) if he was picked up by the hands

of "the people who don't use their brains."

What I would like to inform you in this article is that Sven experienced what is

the spirit of our base society. People enjoy doing things for others, sharing, helping

people to help themselves. It is our nature.

On the surface as you see, people get to the top and screw everybody down. Crimes,

pointing guns not only at foreigners, poverty; all this results from economic and

political point of views. I wish the international pressures would make them improve

their managment systems not control by artillery things.

- "Flowers" Phnom Penh.



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