Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Using the languages



Using the languages

Using the languages

The Editor,

Subject to your articles "French ITC funder to pay for

English" and "La langue est une arme" in your last issue, it is optimistic to

say that Cambodian students know how to exercise the right over decision making

for their university future.

Since the world revolves toward the

selection of a common spoken language, Cambodia alone can't refuse this trend.

Although all languages are beneficial to those who've learned them, one is far

more indispensable than others. A foreign language should be nothing but a way

to open Cambodians to the outside world.

As Cambodia is working toward

national reconstruction, its true that all aid/assistance is good to its people.

However, the real value of aid/assistance is not mainly based on how big it is.

A good-will aid should seek to give independence to its beneficiaries as much as

possible. And a "wise" receiver sees help as a means to enable him to stand on

his own feet.

Since any changes in the future would be a difficult and

long process, its extremely important now that Cambodia should start finding its

own way to use the potentialities of aid without being caught in by any

influence, or at least to minimize any "undesirable" effect on its national

rehabilitation process.

- Yos Phanita, Phnom Penh

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said