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Wouldn’t it be???
August 28, 2005
By Kok Sap
It scares the day light out of me for Cambodia and my fellow compatriots as I thought of this scenario in my head:
” If Sihanouk would die of his terminal cancer before next election and the new young and docile King would be on the job for less than 42 months with no solid allegiance from people and foreign friend such as China.”
Wouldn’t it be possible for Cambodia to repeat China syndrome in the 40’s after Dr. Sun Yat Sen the leader of democratic revolution confined the last Emperor Pu Yi in Forbidden City until he exiled himself to Japan which it later artificially made him Emperor of the colonized territory of Manchuria. When Japan lost the war to the peasant Emperor Mao Tse Dung who sneakily arm twisted the Sun Yat Sen revolutionaries and republicans alike to finish off China last imperial blood line in prison and proclaimed China as his new proletarian empire.
What would the peasant King Hun Sen do to Cambodia monarchy? Would he confine young Sihamoni in the Palace liked his great leap mentor Pol Pot did in 1976 to Sihanouk and his followers?
Wouldn’t Hun Sen arrest all royalty and send them off to Koh Trolach? Wouldn’t the peasant King Hun Sen exile all royalty to China and enthrone himself? Wouldn’t Hun Sen eliminate all of his contenders in CPP to monopolize all the power? Wouldn’t he run the lotus kingdom in the shadow of obsolete monarchy?
Wouldn’t Hun Sen self proclaim as the new rightful heir of Cambodia leadership for life in the form of absolute republic like Kim Jong Il of North Kolea?
Would it not be impossible if any of these would not happen to Cambodia again? Hope not.
SUBMITTED BY: Kok Sap
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Mon, 29 Aug 2005
Cambodia Treacherous Mascot
By Kok Sap
For years Mr. Norodom Sihanouk has been known as Cambodia main mascot to the outside world via China back door. Sihanouk is a known champion of vulgarity and public indecency in Cambodia airwave back in his glorious days. He shamelessly used national radio as his launching pad for his irresponsible and self serving agendas.
Now he couldn't do it anymore yet he has heavily relied on cyber page which is his mere goal to seek foreign approval and pity. Westerners treated Sihanouk no less of instable sickening mind person. The same breath France and Viet Nam treated Sihanouk no less than its non paid colonial-feudal do boy. Presently too many intelligent and informed younger Cambodians begin to see Sihanouk as nothing more but a yellow belly politician who habitually committed treacherous acts against Cambodia.
As Viet Nam is desperately imploring US strategic support posture in the South China Sea to weigh out its ancient nemesis China domination we see China is starting to look for its do boy alternative to do away with Sihanouk. To protect its interest in former Indo-Khmer peninsula, China is prompting Cambodia once again to leverage out Viet Nam's ingrate hand biting nature.
Recently Hun Sen has frequented and asserted his boldness to impress China in speaking for Myanmar 2006 leadership role in the rubber stamp ASEAN club. Momentary Hun Sen has screwed Sihanouk over royally already as we speak. Evidently China plays a liaison double to elevate Hun Sen in the eye of US and other main players at the UN to brush off Viet Nam emerged Phan Van Khai in the shadow of US reconciliatory.
Therefore, it is logical for the profiteering China to side with Hun Sen.
At the same token Japan has befriended with Hun Sen in order for it to undermine China as it bolsters up its quest for UN Permanent Security Council seat. As the world observes not very long Mr. Hun Sen portrait will be hailed and hung next to Mao Tse Dung in Tien An Mien square. Who knows Sihanouk's palatial housing in Beijing may hand down to Hun Sen in case when people got tired of his dictatorial rule in near future.
Momentary Hun Sen has screwed Sihanouk over royally. Thus far in the eyes of China Hun Sen is more valuable than tiger testicles (China popular sexual booster) ever before in term of geopolitical strategy. Oddly, Hun Sen pledged support to world reactionary imperialistic ONE CHINA endeavor as the pacifist Tibet and Taiwan struggling for independence and free of China annexation.
As always China apparently does not do thing without its meticulous and well calculated agendas. May be China may finance Sihanouk funeral and a burial site next to Ho Chi Minh if Hun Sen finally removed Sihanouk from world politic for good.
For Cambodia, Sihanouk had never been the gentleman of statesmanship of Cambodian heritage at all but the worldly tyrant and mass murderer master of the century. To many compatriots he is nothing more but a China made wind chime hung at the windows of his Mao's mausoleum. How rubbish Sihanouk to Cambodia then?
SUBMITTED BY: Kok Sap
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Wed, 24 Aug 2005
Dear community members and friends:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc., I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to join us at the ninth annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival. As you may know, the festival celebrates an important aspect of Lowell's cultural diversity: the Southeast Asian community is Lowell's third largest ethnic population. It showcases Southeast Asian boat races, traditional and contemporary performances and dances, international foods, handcrafted arts, and an art exhibit.
The festival usually draws 50,000 to 60,000 visitors to Lowell's Merrimack River area each year. This year's event will take place on Saturday, August 20. Prior to the main event, we will have the Floating Candles Ceremony on Friday evening, August 19, in downtown Lowell at the Middlesex Community College Plaza, Lower Locks. This ceremony, which includes floating candles, incense, and flowers, is dedicated to each of our personal hopes and aspirations for a prosperous, dignified, and healthy life. Festival admission for both days is free.
The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival has a number of volunteer opportunities. We are recruiting volunteers to help out on various committees including Entertainment, Media and Public Relations, Fund-raising, Volunteer Recruitment, Booth and Vendors, Logistics, Branding, Boat Team, and Trash and Recycling. Volunteers will have the opportunity to coordinate and manage different projects and activities as well as to handle administrative tasks in the office. This is a wonderful opportunity for youths looking for volunteer experience. For others, you can both contribute to the community and experience a sense of pride in helping to celebrate your own and other ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and arts. It's a special opportunity to help others and to build bridges among peoples, cultures, and customs.
If you are interested in volunteering, download a copy of the Southeast Asian Water Festival volunteer form from www.lowellwaterfestival.org and send the completed form to Mr. Tooch Van or Dr. Phala Chea, co-chairs of Volunteer Recruitment at the Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc. c/o CMAA building, 165 Jackson St. Lowell, MA 01852 or Fax the form to 978-454-1806.
Once again, I hope you will join us to explore and experience the cultural enrichment the Southeast Asian Water Festival provides.
Tooch Van, Event Coordinator Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival Inc.
SUBMITTED BY: Tooch Van
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Wed, 3 Aug 2005