By Kok Sap - US May 24, 2007
In modern management practice, one of the rules, is people who ignore the past are destined to repeat it. Well this seems going on in Phnom Penh presently. All the times, Comrade Sen seems infuriated with the straight shooter reporter especially folks from RFA. This is not normal for a public figure and servant to lash out a reporter who tried to seek truth for the voiceless voters.
Undoubtedly, Comrade Sen is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder gravely. As a head of a government and public servant, the appearance of instability has repeated quite often. This is serious sign of imbalanced mind that needed chemotherapy and anger management counseling. At moment of his uncontrolled outburst, he thought he was the altruistic son of the gun with entitlement to scold anyone in public. The confusion in degradation as affection toward Keo Nimol was one of the outburst psychotic episodes. At first the majority thought Keo Nimol was a female reporter because the country knows how Comrade Sen is extremely sexist and resentful toward female supremacy. Nevertheless, it did not weigh out Comrade Sen public disorderly conduct any less, after fact, that the reporter was a male.
The on going ethical moral question here is it acceptable for the powerful to violate other rights? As a head of a government and public servant, the appearance of instability has repeated quite often. If this continues, he will endanger anyone in his ways. Soon Idi Amin ghost will consume this very psychotic mind and the whole nation will be subjected to his evil. Many critics kept saying time bomb for Cambodia peace is land grabbing, corruption, and social injustice. Those are remotely but Comrade Sen is the walking time bomb for all.
Another say in management is a person unaware of mistakes made by others is likely to repeat them. This is other aspect of this mental pendulum; Hun Sen sees no replacement and equal in power. If all people in government and voters continue to accept the violent behaviors, soon the regrets will likely reoccur.
Imagine it will not be even a flinch for him to repeat what he has always done in 1985, 1993, 1997, 2004,and 2005. Of course in 2006, we have seen event that commandeered by Comrade Sen to set up goat blame game for the sacrificial General Heng Pov, once his hand picked favorite co conspirator. This was a great psychological warfare to neutralize any rivalry from within CPP. Obviously Comerade Sen seems experiencing paranoia once his ominous leader Pol Pot had during 1975-1978 regime.
In practice the management advises, the wise person studies the past to avoid management pitfalls and benefit from its achievements. This clearly applies to all partisans, public servants, religious personalities, and obviously a country. The resolution rests in all, the opposition folks, the institutions, the legislatives, and importantly the owners of vote. Therefore it appears the bottom line to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Now is it to do or not to do for the sake of no more mistakes in one person for the nation goodness?
In conclusion, Cambodia friends like EU, US, China, UK, and Japan may need to gauge out this early symptoms of mental health disorder in a person who has wielded tremendous power over millions. The patterns of same dangerous behavior happened in 1970 when Sihanouk then was engulfed with hatred and mental imbalance to declare to exterminate any one who had lived under Khmer Republic Regime or in the country. The record showed that how's happened to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Dung, Idi Amin, Sihanouk, and then Saloth Sar, the Comrade Prime Minister Hun Sen mentor.
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