Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - UNTAC Proficientless



UNTAC Proficientless

UNTAC Proficientless

I, a Cambodian son, who was born in a remote rural village among the high mountains,

know nothing on politics even in Cambodia and I don't think of it at all times since

I was born. I just know I meet several difficulties in this country.

For now, although I think nothing of it but that runs into my ears automatically

and I know that all the political factions had signed a treaty, in Paris, ending

its civil war of more than two decades. The treaty authorized U.N. personnel to go

into Cambodia to be an authority in Cambodia in this transitional period in the running-up

to the general election. They are known as UNTAC which have a specific obligation

to bring peace to Cambodia.

Because Cambodia went through civil war for years, no one listens to another, they

give all their confidence to UNTAC, everything is up to UNTAC. For its part, UNTAC

gives no positive answer to them. They're here to bring peace but many violences

are increasingly happening to Cambodians.

Where's the peace!? The agreement which allows UNTAC to control is being under-implemented.

What results have UNTAC obtained as yet? I see nothing. Before the UNTAC presence,

our only difficulty was to escape from war, but now we have to escape from both war

and banditry, and for a beautiful girl, she has to be ready to escape from some UNTAC

personnel's bad behaviors.

From time to time, the situation in Cambodia gets worse and worse than before the

treaty was signed. So what does each UNTAC personnel do everyday? I see no results

at all from UNTAC. UNTAC has no power to conquer the violators of the treaty, so

how can UNTAC bring peace to this war-torn country.

We would like UNTAC to do what deserves the $2 billion expense provided to UNTAC

by the international community. We will no longer put our confidence in UNTAC if

the agreement fails to carry out.

Many Cambodians, including me have been saying that we all now rely on only UNTAC

to bring us a peaceful lives but with UNTAC, if an intimidation, terrorism and violence

are not prevented we would like to live alone without UNTAC!

MOST VIEWED

  • Would you like fries with that? US burger chain makes Phnom Penh debut

    California-based The Habit Burger Grill restaurant chain is all set to serve up a delicious array of charbroiled burgers and sides at its newest international location in the centre of Phnom Penh. The Habit is “renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame,

  • Woman seeks answers after arrest of American partner

    Filipina Lalaine de Guzman, 48, is demanding answers for the detention of her American partner by Cambodian immigration officers after he was arrested at their home almost 90 days ago. She said without an arrest warrant or proffering any criminal charges, Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, is being detained

  • ‘No chance Cambodia booted out of ASEAN’

    A group of former and current Cambodian diplomats on Tuesday fired back at retired Singaporean diplomat Bihalari Kausikan after he proposed that ASEAN dismiss Cambodia and Laos from the bloc. In an open letter, the Cambodian diplomats said Kausikan’s remarks were made from a

  • Phnom Penh underpass opens to ease traffic

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced a temporary opening of the 488m underpass at the Chaom Chao roundabout in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, which was recently completed to connect traffic from National Road 4 to Russian Federation Blvd. The move is to reduce

  • Banteay Meanchey flood victims receive aid

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday provided aid to more than 10,000 families affected by flooding in Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district and offered his condolences to the 18 victims who drowned in the province over the past week. He said flooding had occured in

  • PM urges caution as Polish man tests positive for Covid

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a 47-year-old Polish man tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Cambodia on Monday. There are a total of six Covid-19 patients currently in the country, all of whom are being treated at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital