Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Jennar solid, well-founded




Jennar solid, well-founded

Jennar solid, well-founded

Dear Editor,

I was amazed to read the article by Matthew Grainger entitled "EU media guru

says Ranariddh guilty" in the 30 Jan-13 Feb Phnom Penh Post - because of the

style and the distortions and innuendos. I know Raoul Jennar since early 1990, and

I have followed his work ever since, and had also already read the article on the

Internet to which Grainger's article referred. I have found Raoul Jennars's work

to be solid and well founded - and on that basis he dares to publicly share observations

about weaknesses on all sides of a situation, even if those observations make some

people uncomfortable. This is very valuable for the country; it is one of the elements

needed for a democratic civil society.

As the editor of The Mirror, a weekly review in English of the Khmer language press,

I could not but feel that the Phnom Penh Post is now taking a journalistic style

for which the Khmer press is so often criticized by foreigners: lots of opinions

presented as fact in order to drive home some political point - to the detriment

of somebody else.

The Phnom Penh Post has done and can do much better. As a reader of your paper since

the very first issue I can only hope you will return to your often proven professional

seriousness. And I hope you will also do all in your power to rectify the damage

which has been done to the reputation of Raoul Jennar.

- Norbert Klein, Phnom Penh.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • First ‘mobile kitchen’ in Cambodia enters service

    A catering company recently rolled out Cambodia’s first “mobile kitchen” – a $50,000 container capable of serving up to 200 people at a time. The kitchen is the brainchild of Seng Hok Heng Catering Services. At 4.4m-high, 6.8m-long and 2.4m-wide (expandable to 6.8m), the kitchen is equipped