Reading the name calling between the so called "experts" on Cambodia (and
their "professional" friends) and the reporters in the Phnom Penh Post
has given me a little heart burn.
It is ironic to read these supposedly professional people putting each other down.
Such an avenue is strictly for amateurs - not professionals and experts.
There has got to be a better way, a little more professional way, to deal with issues
other than name- calling.
As a long time reader of the Post's fine journalism, I can only support and defend
the Post's reputation and integrity.
I dare to say that it is an honor and a privilege for me personally to write this
letter in support of the Phnom Penh Post newspaper.
Over the years the Post has been the "eyes and ears" for people within
Cambodia and around the world who are working or dealing with issues and concerns
in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The Post has a very good track record and strong reputation for being independent,
responsible, reliable news, information, with in-depth reporting and analysis.
The Post has provided the "eyes and ears" for the rest of the world about
social, political, environmental, and economic issues and concerns in Cambodia.
The Post plays a key role in the development of training programs for the local reporters.
The Post's ability to cover issues related to democratic development, human rights,
and the election, through its fair and non-biased reporting, has been absolutely
The Post, as a role model, also brings strong integrity and ethics back into the
news media in Cambodia, where freedom of the press and professionalism have never
been very strong.
The Post's excellent record as an ethically and socially conscious organization speaks
for itself in its responsibility to Cambodia and the world.
As a reader and benefactor of the Post's excellent journalism, I without a doubt
support the Post's important work, especially in the up-coming general election in
Cambodia. There is no price too high for democracy and human rights, which the Post
is clearly one of the strongest champions and advocates.
Keep up the good work, Phnom Penh Post! Your fine work will surely silence your critics,
no matter where and who they are.
- Ronnie Yimsut (via email), Oregon, USA.