There is this one blog on the web that always has the latest news about Cambodia. This being a blog, of course, they use their own headline to make their point. One recent example reads like this:
‘One in four voters lost their right to vote: Investigation’.
Then it goes on to the report issued by two exile Khmer organizations in France. The report sounds realistic in itself but these being died-in-the-wool nationalistic Khmer organizations they have a way of putting the inconclusive numbers at the top, and then in the final paragraph say they can’t extrapolate those numbers to the national level. Basically, the report is worthless, but in this day and age everybody who has something to say publishes it on the internet (including my own humble self).
It is just that some people, and KI-Media, the one I am talking about, is clearly in that group, use it to further their sometimes rather irrational notions of how Cambodia can become a better place. Their slanted headlines speak for themselves, and although it is a good source for the latest news, one should simply not read the headlines and the comments by readers. Those comments are mostly semi-literate anyway, and it seems like many of them were posted by hormone-driven adolescents who have too much time on their hands.
The blog is mostly directed at overseas Cambodians in the U. S. and Australia and reading those comments one cannot help but wonder why overseas Cambodians are often so dimwitted, having had the opportunity for a better education that some clearly have not taken advantage of. No wonder then that the Khmer in Cambodia sort of dislike their overseas brethren.