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Ten years ago - and today

Ten years ago - and today

I really enjoy your "Ten Years Ago - Extracts From The Phnom Penh Post"

features. Most seem so relevant to some of today's circumstances and conditions in

Cambodia. On two different occasions I had nearly completed the articles before coming

to a 'questionable' section and then perusing the article for a date in text body.

Reading the articles also help me in better understanding some of Cambodia's more

talked about "history", which seems to still be continuing in some of the

political areas of events taking place there today.

As I strive to better understand Cambodia's history, I often initiate discussions

with friends from that country, now living here in Alaska, trying to comprehend how

acts of genocide are able to take shape and are carried out (as with Pol Pot, Rwanda,

Sudan, etc) and wonder if we here in America will ever face such a day.

Oftentimes, when I am having discussions with my Cambodian and/or Cambodian-American

friends, I find that I am constantly asking them to support information provided

me, with reference to the January 2003 "riot rumors" that proved so costly

to the country.

As they too ask me for my source(s) of "authoritative information" to support

my position (or contradiction) I find that I have called on the resources of the

Phnom Penh Post many times to help clarify or support a position taken or comment

made. I congratulate you on your clear, concise and timely coverage of the many relevant

issues taking place in Cambodia.

I look forward to returning to Cambodia with hopes of remaining there for a prolonged

period of time as I truly miss the people, weather and the friendships fostered (and

maintained) during my previous visits.

Leroy Williams - Anchorage, Alaska

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