I was excited to read about the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments Agreements recently approved by Cambodia's National Assembly ("Govt backs deals with Prague and Kuwait", The Phnom Penh Post, April 2, 2009). With these agreements, the Royal Cambodian Government has confirmed that it has finally been able to cut the Gordian knot by "ensuring security of their [Kuwait and Czech] businesses and to avoid government corruption".
The government must now be able to ensure the security of its citizens' land tenure and protect them from government corruption. To believe otherwise would be to suggest that the liberators of Cambodia would place the interests of foreigners ahead of those of its own citizens.
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