Sunday, January 17, 2010

What You Can Do I Can Do…..

The opposition accuses the government and the CPP of meddling in the judicial system, in fact, subverting it.

Now the SRP has launched a drive to petition the King to interfere with the judicial system. They are collecting signatures for that petition asking the King to have the court drop the charges against Sam Rainsy. What? Now they are using the same methods?

Meanwhile, a government adviser in turn accuses the SRP of forcing villagers to sign the petition.

There was once a TV-series in the U. S. called Brotherhood dealing with the corrupt legislature in Rhode Island. Somehow this whole episode with the border markers reminds me of that series.

If it weren’t so real and serious, one would have to laugh at this. Maybe at one point this will be the stuff for a Cambodian TV real life drama.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jan 28, 2010
By Jared Ferrie Asia Times (Hong Kong)

"This is a public secret. Everyone knows that the court is under control of the government," said Ou Virak, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. "There is an attempt by the ruling party to consolidate its power." He said the case against Rainsy was an example of that trend. "This issue of the border could have been downplayed. They take any chance to silence the opposition."