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    Cambodia: Hun Senís Abusive Generals

    ĎDirty Dození Central to Undermining Rights and July Elections

    (New York) Ė Cambodiaís increasingly dictatorial, one-party rule is underpinned by generals in the security forces who are responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report. Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ruling Cambodian Peopleís Party (CPP) have benefitted from the unquestioning support of senior officials in the army, gendarmerie, and police to effectively eliminate all political opponents and dissolve the main opposition party, rendering the upcoming July 2018 national elections meaningless.


    The 213-page report, ďCambodiaís Dirty Dozen: A Long History of Rights Abuses by Hun Senís Generals,Ē spotlights 12 senior security officers who form the backbone of an abusive and authoritarian political regime. Each of these officers owes his high-ranking and lucrative position to political and personal connections with Hun Sen dating back two decades or more. Each has demonstrated a willingness to commit rights abuses on behalf of Hun Sen. Instead of serving the public, these officials have acted to protect the rule of Hun Sen, who has been in power for more than 33 years. Throughout their careers, they have served in government positions paying modest official salaries, yet they have amassed large amounts of unexplained wealth.

    MORE https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/28/...usive-generals

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    How to be a Dictator, page 2: keep your generals sweet.

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    Except a load of them will be participating in rigged elections giving Hun Sen and his cronies absolute political power.

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    Another quiet revolution awaits.
    The next generation of power mongrels might not be so fortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Another quiet revolution awaits.
    The next generation of power mongrels might not be so fortunate.
    Pray what is a "power mongrel"?

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    Nothing wrong with a strongman even if he does rip off and off his own people, been happening through history, won't change and being 'civilised' doesn't alter the human condition.

    Or we could follow through and continue dethroning them, like in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and other exotic places, that might do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Nothing wrong with a strongman even if he does rip off and off his own people, been happening through history, won't change and being 'civilised' doesn't alter the human condition.

    Or we could follow through and continue dethroning them, like in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and other exotic places, that might do the trick.

    Nothing better than a good civilising mission to keep our character refreshed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Nothing wrong with a strongman even if he does rip off and off his own people, been happening through history, won't change and being 'civilised' doesn't alter the human condition.

    Or we could follow through and continue dethroning them, like in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria and other exotic places, that might do the trick.
    None of the places you describe have the abject poverty you see in Cambodia, where piles of rubbish are picked through on the streets by everyone from kids to pensioners.

    Plus they're all mussie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    How to be a Dictator, page 2: keep your generals sweet.
    Page 3 : occasionally execute one with a field gun (as Kim did) just to keep them off-balance and on their toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    None of the places you describe have the abject poverty you see in Cambodia, where piles of rubbish are picked through on the streets by everyone from kids to pensioners.

    Plus they're all mussie.

    Is that why they were dethroned, and so thoughtfully democratised?

    Well then, why does poverty in Cambodian poverty trouble you so much, with 11% of the world undernourished and 3.1 million kids dying each year of malnutrition, among other human cesspits and abuses around the world, while Cambodian poverty has fallen from 50% in 1992 a mere 13 years after their holocaust, to 13.5% in 2014, with virtually nobody dying of hunger in Cambodia today?

    https://www.google.co.th/search?rlz=....0.Oah3ANG17Zo

    https://www.google.co.th/search?rlz=....0.wu31Brb-LD4

    And why is poverty your main concern over tens of millions killed and displaced in the mentioned countries that coincidentally happen to be, as you say, 'mussie'?

    I know, not a perfect world, ok I surrender!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Page 3 : occasionally execute one with a field gun (as Kim did) just to keep them off-balance and on their toes.
    That helps too, part of being a dictator, nice job, much sought after, so you never know who owns that silver bullet.

    As the Argentinian general said when asked why so many people 'disappear', if they don't disappear I will.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ‘Dirty Dozen’ Central to Undermining Rights and July Elections. MORE https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/28/...usive-generals
    The ^ OP topic point reads exactly like the 228-year history of a nation, held dearly to the heart of this > ole Yankee.Clean-up your own house, first. Just the FACTS!
    Last edited by TuskegeeBen; 02-07-2018 at 10:38 AM. Reason: additional comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Well then, why does poverty in Cambodian poverty trouble you so much
    Because this thread is about Cambodia you idiot.

    Try and keep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Because this thread is about Cambodia you idiot. Try and keep up.
    Have you brilliantly applied to obtain Cambodian citizenship, yet? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Have you brilliantly applied to obtain Cambodian citizenship, yet? Just curious.
    The general order of pursuing comparatives and then presenting them in an unknowledgeable fashion is the usual call of the day.
    Very common trait among fanciful Eurocentric types whom profess to have it cornered, yet fail miserably.
    Akin to a spreading virus - appears everywhere one turns.


    Dunning-Kruger degrees of illusion and kin psychotic afflictions.
    Standards and commonplace for these blinded Eurocentric dispositions.

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    ^ Posted safe in his basement in Portland, Oregon USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Have you brilliantly applied to obtain Cambodian citizenship, yet? Just curious.
    Have you actually ever posted anything but inane and irrelevant fucking drivel?

    I think someone left the gate open at the fuckwit farm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^ Posted safe in his basement in Portland, Oregon USA
    Number of times Jeff has been to Cambodia: 0

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    I wonder who will determine what is "fake news"?......

    AMID a crackdown against the media, civil society and political opposition, Cambodia’s government has announced it will roll out new measures to combat what it deems to be “fake news”.


    According to the Khmer Times, the country’s Ministries of Interior, Telecommunications and Information on Wednesday announced a new joint-directive aimed at curbing the spread of what Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government considers fake news.The government has vowed to crackdown against websites and social media profiles allegedly distributing false information. All websites operating in the Kingdom must register with the Ministry of Information or else face additional scrutiny.


    “We will start to take measures on Thursday. We have been preparing for a long time, and we have provided ample time for relevant ministries to review,” Ministry of Information spokesperson Phos Sovann was quoted as saying.


    Those found guilty of creating or distributing false information could face imprisonment of up to two years and fines of up to US$1000, the Khmer Times reported.

    Cambodia’s media has historically been relatively open and diverse, however in the lead-up to this month’s national elections, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has targeted independent media outlets.

    Hun Sen’s regime shuttered the independent Cambodia Daily newspaper last September, the final headline for which declared the country’s ‘Descent Into Outright Dictatorship’. He has ruled the Southeast Asian nation for more than three decades.


    The Cambodia Daily’s main independent competitor the Phnom Penh Post, meanwhile, was bought in May 2018 by the owner of a Malaysian public relations firm with links to Hun Sen, seeing an exodus of local and foreign journalists opposed to editorial self-censorship.

    The Phnom Penh Post reported that on Monday, Hun Sen warned his government were employing technology with which they could hone in on any Facebook user in “only six minutes”.

    “Fake news is not good for a real democracy, we want good news for our people,” added Sovan this week as the fake news provisions were introduced.


    Cambodia joins its regional neighbour Malaysia in having a law against supposed fake news – the first one of its kind in the world. While introduced under the previous Prime Minister Najib Razak, the incumbent PM Mahathir Mohamad has pledged to overturn the law in the name of free speech.

    Singapore has also considered introducing such legislation, however its government said earlier in June that it was in “no rush” to introduce anti-fake news laws.

    Last month, a Cambodian man was arrested in Phnom Penh for supposedly sharing fake news about Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Bangkok Post reported.

    https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/...fake-news-law/

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