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
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
The rejection of opposing politicians and political
opinions reflect the demoded style of communism carried out by the Royal
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.