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Teachers' democracy

Teachers' democracy

The Editor,

I refer to your article entitled "English teachers told not

to discuss politics with students" (Phnom Penh Post Sept 8 - 21) and I wish to

comment.

Democracy in Cambodia turns back to the critical point which

five successive Cambodian governments have failed or had no intention to provide

to its people.

Dictatorship, corruption and the respect of the rule of

law push Cambodians to live in fear, under intimidation and oppression by local

authority elements.

The rejection of opposing politicians and political

opinions reflect the demoded style of communism carried out by the Royal

Cambodian Government.

The students and teachers must not be prohibited

from politics as they represent the voices of Cambodian intellectuals. If this

minority group dare not express what they see and what they hear, they would

become naive and no good leaders will be produced in the future to challenge the

new world order.

Finally, I wish to see the continuation of real

democracy which guarantees the rights of Cambodians and I wish that the Phnom

Penh Post maintains its very best work.

- Name and student faculty withheld on request, Phnom Penh.

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