School of Vice:
This and other visits to Mr Kem Sokha currently quarantined at the CNRP Head Office is highly symbolic of the international community's support for, and sympathy towards, the Opposition's plight in light of the ruling party's constant intimidation and harassment of the opposition party and members. At least, as foreign delegates and ambassadors, these visitors are not being physically barred from entering the HQ to show their 'support' for the democratic party in the country, unlike the thousands of its supporters attempting to reach the head office from outside the capital!
The CNRP and its leadership may have its share of critics and detractors, and as a grassroots political movement may still has its shortcomings, but it still presents the nation as the only viable democratic alternative to the single party controlling system that has been entrenched in place since the 1997 violent coup that quelled the political participation of the opposition of Funcinpec. To this end, and for the sake of the Cambodian people [not just Sokha and the CNRP] it is hoped that such visible gestures of political and diplomatic support and solidarity will continue to build at the Head Office.
Note that in the 1970s, Pol Pot's "Democratic Kampuchea" regime similarly sealed the population and civilians from all communications with the outside world through self-imposed political and diplomatic isolation on the world stage, forbidding people from listening to foreign radio broadcasts etc., allowing the regime to implement its inhumane Utopian visions and experiments that had resulted in the mass sufferings and deaths in the millions and in the subsequent armed invasion and intervention by Vietnam that [among other things] is presently shaping the precarious political life of this small nation, including the predicament being borne by the Opposition party and its growing rank of followers. In fact, it is precisely this spontaneous and democratic backing shown towards the CNRP by the Cambodian people that - more than anything else - makes these remnants of the Pol Pot regime shake in their pants and tremble in their boots!
Unlike the 'ruling' CPP, the Opposition CNRP does not rely on the well oiled machinery of corruption and party based patronage funded through whole sale deforestation or land grabbing linked to powerful tycoons or 'interest-free loans' from foreign states to engender grass-roots support, build and maintain its mass appeal. The vast majority of the Khmer people [perhaps, including those bound to the ruling regime's patronage] would rather be in a position to freely choose and elect their representatives at all functional administrative levels; from the village and district to the national assembly. Thus, the staged brutal attack on two of their elected national assembly members recently, the on-going detentions of others despite their parliamentary immunity without the two-third national assembly votes required to revoke the immunity first and so on, are all examples of a direct attack upon the free will of the electorate and thus on the fundamentals of democracy itself.
១៧ មិថុនា ២០១៦ / 17 June 2016, 16:30 រសៀលនេះលោក កឹម សុខា បានទទួលជួបលោក George Edgar ឯកអគ្គរដ្ឋទូតសហភាពអឺរ៉ុបប្រចាំនៅកម្ពុជា នៅទីស្នាក់ការកណ្ដាលគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ។