From pithy put-downs to bad cases of foot-in-mouth disease, the year just gone had plenty of quotable moments. Here's a collection of our favourite commentary on Cambodian current affairs.
I will throw as many eggs as I can at their face.
Spanish environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson
against the government’s decision to deny him a visa. Photo supplied
It cannot be any worse than what goes on here anyway. This place is the last bastion of iniquity.
I am pretending to be a deaf person; I don’t want to hear about the ECCC.
Former Khmer Rouge Navy chief Meas Muth
responding to news
he had been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Vireak Mai
Sam Rainsy and Hun Sen looked like a couple on their honeymoon.
If we betray our oath, we will be struck by lightning, or killed in a car crash.
Whatever crimes she was accused of, they’ve gone along with her after tonight.
I have nothing but contempt for the international judges of this tribunal.
Nuon Chea’s attorney Victor Koppe
at Khmer Rouge Tribunal judge Jean-Marc Lavergne over a dispute about documentary evidence.
This is old school Cambodian politics in an era of social media and smartphones.
Although the next elections are almost three years away, the CPP live in fear of losing their support, their wealth and their way of life.
Do not say that politics are behind everything.
It’s like they already beat us on the head, and now they’re rubbing our backs and peeling a banana for us to eat.
CNRP lawmaker Kong Sakphea, still in hospital after being bashed in front of the National Assembly,
criticising the visits he received
from CPP colleagues. Photo supplied
Cambodia is my homeland – I absolutely must go back and go to rescue our nation.
Actually, we work a lot, but we’re not very good at writing reports.