Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 'Rumor'or 'Proof'?

'Rumor'or 'Proof'?

'Rumor'or 'Proof'?

As in the previous articles about FUNCINPEC, your article "FUNCINPEC split over

Phnom Penh governor decision" ["Hun Sen loyalists take key posts as rumors

fly"] published in your November 12-25, 1999 edition is based on pure rumors.

About the accusations, your article pointed out that the sources "all conceded

there was no proof." Should Phnom Penh Post want to maintain its reputation

as a credible paper, you should have checked and double checked for proofs, in particular

when the article can be libeled as defamation.

Concerning HRH Samdech Krom Preah Prince Norodom Ranariddh's decision over the choice

of the governor of Phnom Penh, I wish to inform you that the Board of Directors discussed

at more than one of its bi-monthly meetings the process for choosing the candidates.

We forwarded the candidates to HRH Samdech Krom Preah and we also left it to the

President to make the final choice. The Board did not take any responsibilities nor

give other alternatives to the President who, according to the party By-laws has

the right to make the final decision.

As for the properties transferred to HRH Princess Norodom Marie Ranariddh "as

a part of the deal," [Editor's note: no such quote was used in this connection]

I wish to inform you that the first piece of land was transferred to Samdech Rasmey

Sobbhana Foundation in 1994, and the property mentioned in your article was transferred

to the Foundation in 1996. The Foundation has other centers in other provinces. The

Foundation has been in existence since early 1980s. HRH Princess Marie is the founder

and Honorary Chair of the Foundation.

As other board members, I am proud to serve such a foundation and we remain active

in seeking funds to support vocational training and child care services to the poor.

Please accept this letter as a proof to help you give your esteemed readers credible

information and as a contribution to help keep Phnom Penh Post a respectable paper

for Cambodia.

Mu Sochua, Board Member, Samdech Rasmey Sobbhana, Phnom Penh

MOST VIEWED

  • Chinese tourists 2.0 – Coming anytime soon?

    Regional tourism is grappling with the absence of the prolific travellers and big spenders – the Chinese tourists. Cambodia, which has welcomed over two million Chinese tourists before Covid-19, is reeling from the economic loss despite being the first to fully open last November ‘To put

  • PM reflects on shoe throwing: Free speech or act of violence?

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 17 questioned whether a man who threw a shoe at him while he was in the US was exercising freedom of expression or if it was an act of hostility. Hun Sen was referring to an incident last week when

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen warmly welcomed by president Biden

    Prime Minister Hun Sen, as ASEAN chair, and other ASEAN leaders were warmly welcomed by US president Joe Biden as the ASEAN-US summit May 12-13 kicked off today in Washington. “This evening, I welcomed ASEAN leaders to the White House for the first time in

  • Hun Sen: Stop Russia sanctions

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said sanctions against Russia as a result of its military offensive in Ukraine should be stopped as they have produced no tangible results, and predicted that a global food crisis would ensue in 2023 as a consequence. Speaking to an audience at

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen invites US president to attend summit in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen personally invited US President Joe Biden to attend the ASEAN-US Summit which is set to be held in Cambodia in November, as ASEAN and the US are expected to upgrade their strategic partnership to a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’, according to Prime

  • Pub Street on the cards for Battambang

    The Battambang Provincial Authority has announced that it is considering establishing a Pub Street in the area around the heritage buildings in Battambang town in a bid to attract more tourists. Battambang provincial governor Sok Lou told The Post that the establishment of a Pub