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Number of Cambodian generals continues to rise...

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:55 am

As it says here, the exact number of generals in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has never been made public, but is believed to be at least 2000, and the number is rising as regular promotions in the ranks continue.
RCAF seeing stars yet again
Fri, 16 December 2016
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The inflated ranks of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces are set to swell further still following a recent round of promotions that minted more than 120 new generals, and elevated dozens more.

According to several decrees in royal books for September and October, the Kingdom’s military elevated 123 officers to brigadier general, 63 to major general and 14 to lieutenant general. The influx follows the promotion of 200 people in July to either one, two or three stars.

Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat was unavailable to comment yesterday on the mass advancements. Defence Minister Tea Banh said he was “busy”. There are thought to be more than 2,000 generals in RCAF, though the total number has never been released...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/r ... -yet-again
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:03 pm

Epitome of professionalism.
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Post by IraHayes » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:05 pm

They operate an almost feudal system if government. I can only imagine what people must think that are sent here to work with them.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:10 pm

IraHayes wrote:They operate an almost feudal system if government. I can only imagine what people must think that are sent here to work with them.
Exactly :facepalm:
The rest of the PPP article reads:
In 2011, Defence Minister Tea Banh was forced to freeze the handing out of general’s stars, conceding there was a gap between some senior officer’s rank and their age and experience.

The discrepancies also complicated cooperation with foreign militaries, he acknowledged, with some Cambodian officers lacking the experience of their rank equivalents from other countries.

“The result is a loss of prestige for the military from an international perspective as it indicates a lack of professionalism,” said Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace research fellow Kevin Nauen of Cambodia’s bloated upper ranks.

“But in the national context, it functions well to ensure overlap of military and party interests. Such promotions are clearly a way to reward loyalty and cultivate support.”
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:23 pm

Too many chiefs and not enough indians.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Post by Duncan » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:08 pm

If there was a change of government after the 2018 I could see big problems in trying to get any thing done.
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Post by Luigi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:28 pm

Duncan wrote;

''If there was a change of government after the 2018

:lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the chuckle of the day Duncan.
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Post by boozyoldman » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:39 pm

1 The Royal Navy now has 2 ships for every Admiral

2 Cambodia ought to reinstitute Orders of Nobility:

Duke of Poipet / Marquis of Anlong Veng and so on ...

Sold discreetly (like James VI of Scotland as he rode south to become James I of England,) this would be
a real revenue-earner
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:07 pm

For as little as 100K, you could be Oknea Boozy Ol Man. Royal Order of the Date Palms.

Worth looking into.
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