As a member of the Cambodian expatriate community in the U.S., I was happy to read
the first edition of the Phnom Penh Post. At this critical juncture in Cambodian
history, I hope this publication will provide a valuable insight for Cambodians living
abroad into the political, economic, and social developments within our country.
The Phnom Penh Post provides a signal not only to expatriate Cambodians, but also
to friends of Cambodia throughout the world, that the process of Cambodian healing
and recovery is underway.
The establishment of the Phnom Penh Post will play an important role in Cambodia's
quest for peace, democracy, healing, and recovery. I am confident that the Phnom
Penh Post will be a source of objective and professional journalism on the current
situation in Cambodia.
I believe that the Phnom Penh Post will lead the way towards the development of a
vibrant free press in our beloved motherland. I would like to extend my congratulations
to the staff of the Phnom Penh Post for bringing an independent Cambodian voice to
the rest of the world.
Best wishes for the future success of your publication.
- Pheng Kol, Ph.D. Public Utilities Commission, Texas