New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by Duncan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:39 am

Luigi wrote:
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In the final analysis of Cambodian politics what will be the end effect for expats in the Emperor For Life Kingdom? :unknown:

Military controlled ''government, two or more military police on every street corner, If foreigners keep their noses clean and dont interfere you will be left alone. They need tourists and the money.
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by taabarang » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:05 pm

"Military controlled ''government, two or more military police on every street corner, If foreigners keep their noses clean and dont interfere you will be left alone. They need tourists and the money."

But all that, how true or untrue it may be, doesn't take into account foreigners on non tourist visas. I suspect in a few years time they will be very expensive and long stays, renewable primarily only for businessmen.
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by Luigi » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:51 pm

Duncan wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:39 am
Luigi wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:03 am
In the final analysis of Cambodian politics what will be the end effect for expats in the Emperor For Life Kingdom? :unknown:

Military controlled ''government, two or more military police on every street corner, If foreigners keep their noses clean and dont interfere you will be left alone. They need tourists and the money.
You may be correct. Who knows. I for one would not be comfortable with that scenario. I have not seen that in VN. But technechly it is not military ruled gov. Is it that way in Thailand? Burma?
I saw that in Venenzuela 40 yrs. ago. The young guns on the street I mean.

Just a quick search & found this. Fairly up to date it seems.

Asia
Burma (Myanmar) (1962–1974; 1988–2011)
Fiji (2006–2014)
Iran (1953–1957; 1978–1979)
Iraq (1933–1935; 1937–1938; 1949–1950; 1952–1953; 1958–1963; 1963–1979)
South Korea (1961–1963, 1980)
Pakistan (1958–1971; 1977–1988; 1999–2008)
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Thailand (1958–1973; 2014–present)

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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:34 am

Latest in the political chess game - CNRP concedes their slogan, but hopes the positions of party president and deputies will be approved by the government.
Yesterday the ruling party got what they wanted, in writing, in what the CRNP said was the spirit of “reconciliation”. In two separate letters sent to Kheng, the opposition officially withdrew the slogan from the CNRP political platform and reaffirmed Kem Sokha as president and Mu Sochua, Eng Chhay Eang and Pol Ham as deputies, a decision which they believe will be this time honoured by the Interior Ministry.

Although the CPP has been accused of using harsher methods to drive political bargains, including trumped up charges and arrests, analysts yesterday saw the episode as another example of legal harassment by the CPP to weaken and exact concessions from their opponents as the June commune elections approached.
Social commentator Meas Ny yesterday likened the situation to a boxing match with the referee fighting for one side.
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat May 06, 2017 10:01 am

Approved...
Ministry finally validates CNRP internal rule changes
THE Interior Ministry has finally acknowledged the amendment to the CNRP’s internal regulations some two months after they went into effect.
In a letter signed by minister Sar Kheng yesterday, the ministry recognised the amendment to article 47 of CNRP rules – which allows for a new president and vice-presidents to be elected within 30 days after a resignation – putting to end a weeks-long fracas between the two leading political parties.

The Interior Ministry had deemed the election of CNRP’s three vice presidents – Pol Ham, Mu Sochua and Eng Chhay Eang – as being invalid in March because the ministry had not been formally informed of the party’s amending its internal rules.

Ministry spokesperson Khieu Sopheak said that the ministry had officially received CNRP’s letter informing them of the party regulation amendments but also warned the opposition to play by the book in the future.
“From now on they have to follow their party regulations which are being kept at the ministry,” he said...
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by Duncan » Thu May 11, 2017 8:31 am

Cambodia’s HE Warns of Civil War Ahead of Local Elections

HE delivers a speech at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh, March 17, 2016. RFA

2017-05-09 RFA

Cambodia’s Prime Minister HE on Tuesday warned of civil war if the public does not support his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in local elections slated for next month, but observers said his threats are doing the nation more damage than good.

Speaking at the inauguration of a government office in Tbong Khmum province, HE said Cambodia’s current state of peace could be upended if the people do not work to keep it intact.

“The saying ‘a bird in hand is worth two in the bush’ is true—be wary of the bird in hand and do not lose it,” he said.

“Please beware that the peace enjoyed throughout the country can be very precarious. If you want to see how fragile this peace is, you only need look to Facebook posts [by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)] … You’ll see how war is started.”

HE has made similar threats in recent months, with CPP-controlled media regularly alluding to civil war as the country prepares for commune elections in June.
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by eriksank » Thu May 11, 2017 9:36 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:41 am
The new law, which human rights observers have said is a “death knell for democracy” and a “triumph of dictatorship”.
None of the claims concerning "democracy" are provable or falsifiable/testable.

Worse, the term "democracy" is not even predicatable. It simply cannot be defined. There is no way that you can establish a predicate function to which you can provide an input and that will unambiguously declare the input "democratic" -- yes or no.

The absence of such predicate function, supporting the construction of a real definition, is the reason why George Orwell called "democracy" a meaningless word. The only purpose of meaningless words is either to praise ("democracy") or else to blackmouth ("dictatorship").

George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it.

Since there cannot be a definition for the term "democracy", it can NEVER be a valid goal.

Using the term "democracy" is just an utterly detestable political manipulation, meant to further the goals of the one abusing the term. It is the glorification of falsehood. It institutes a reign of liars. Why would we want "democracy"? What is it anyway? Why don't they just stop the bullshit?
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by taabarang » Thu May 11, 2017 6:39 pm

"What is it anyway? Why don't they just stop the bullshit?"

1), It was a ploy to appeal to other "democratic " countries to send more foreign aid to a "developing" democracy.

2). Why don't they stop. Possibly because Prime Minister has a patina
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by taabarang » Thu May 11, 2017 6:44 pm

"What is it anyway? Why don't they just stop the bullshit?"

1), It was a ploy to appeal to other "democratic countries" to send more foreign aid to a "developing" democracy.

2). Why don't they stop. Possibly because Prime Minister has an aura of respect that "Head Honcho at the top of the stairs" fails to convey.
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Re: New Political Law Signed - Major Game Changer ?

Post by Luigi » Thu May 11, 2017 7:04 pm

taabarang wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 6:44 pm
"What is it anyway? Why don't they just stop the bullshit?"

1), It was a ploy to appeal to other "democratic countries" to send more foreign aid to a "developing" democracy.

2). Why don't they stop. Possibly because Prime Minister has an aura of respect that "Head Honcho at the top of the stairs" fails to convey.
And, 'Possibly because Prime Minister has a patina

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