King's visit to Vietnam will prevail negative to Cambodia

0 views
Skip to first unread message

Khmer Young

unread,
Jun 19, 2010, 1:37:26 AM6/19/10
to khmer...@gmail.com

King's visit to Vietnam will prevail negative to Cambodia

Pay a visit to a state stages on two different perspectives: a tribute and a bilateral talk. But how King and other Cambodian leaders can pursue a bilateral talk if Cambodian counterpart has no collateral such as business investors or other essential contingents in Vietnam. If Cambodia cannot pursue that perspective like Vietnam has retained in Cambodia, all Cambodian's leader visits to Vietnam is just a tribute to supplement the prowess of Vietnam's hegemony over Cambodia as well as to totalizing an absolute installed government.
Op-Ed: Khmer Young

King's visit to Viet shows two magnificent things: the prowess that King can use to confront the Viet, and the prostration and gratitude the King will tribute to the Viet.

Each of them has its cause and effect.

But in accordance to the letter from the so-called Office of the Monarchy as well as the leaning down towards Viet of Hun Sen government on behalf of the propaganda of maintaining friendship, comprehensive development, mutual understanding and lasting cooperation; the King will ultimately pay homage and gratitude to Viet leaders like recent visit of Leng Peng Long of Khmer NA as well as many other government leaders and dignitaries.

So, you wish to hear the good result after the King's visit? I am disappointed since the preparation of this visit. It is just a visit to a dominate state which all incumbent Khmer leaders have to maintain this tradition. You can count all those leaders numbering from Prime Minister Hun Sen, to Mam Som Orn of ministers cabinet, ministers of each ministries, assembly representatives, and many other incumbent dignitaries etc are aimed to bow down Viet's leaders in the prospect of tightening cooperation propaganda. After the current King Sihamuni's visit, former King Norodom Sihanouk will fully help this cooperation propaganda achievable.

The author of this article elegantly and wisely elaborated all aspects of the Monarchy's failure under the King Sihanouk enthronement. Reflecting from the bas-relief of Bayon and Angkor Wat to the present appearance of the King, we can perceive the gradual fading away of the Khmer Monarchy, its fame and institute.

Who has eliminated the Khmer monarchy? No one, but the King themselves; and King Sihanouk has to take accountable to this frailty.

How about the possible prowess that King Sihanouk should utilize to bargain with the Viet's leaders during his visit?

- First, Min Triet is the Viet's leader from the south, it is possible that the South and the King as well as the South and the US, still have common sympathy to each other. Recent reports have frequently affirmed the differences of the South and the North in handling with the influence of China. It confirmed about the possible strife of these two brothers. So how King Sihanouk can see the differences and utilize it wisely?

- King Sihanouk is a good friend of China's leaders. Will the King be able to utilize this prowess to bargain with the Viet's leaders? The King has to grasp his potential power to sit face to face with the Viet's leaders, not to act as an installed government messenger.

All these two are important for the King visit.

But if the King visit to Vietnam this coming week just an informal and personal visit like claimed, it is a frail of the King and the Monarchy Institute that have never realized the bad intention of the Viet's leaders hidden behind the word "friend", "cooperation" or "comprehensive development" etc.

Pay a visit to a state stages on two different perspectives: a tribute and a bilateral talk. But how King and other Cambodian leaders can pursue a bilateral talk if Cambodian counterpart has no collateral such as business investors or other essential contingents in Vietnam. If Cambodia cannot pursue that perspective like Vietnam has retained in Cambodia, all Cambodian's leader visits to Vietnam is just a tribute to supplement the prowess of Vietnam's hegemony over Cambodia as well as to totalizing an absolute installed government.

I am appreciate with Neary Krud for her open-minded and scholarly essay.

Regards,

KY
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages