Post-Elections Political Deadlock
After the elections in July, I have not written much in my blog, but I have posted my feeling and my political standpoints often on my facebook timeline. My intention was to help providing critical ideas, comments and suggestions to Cambodian Politicians for consideration and possibly to act.
To me: current political deadlock and more confrontation bring us to no where. I would prefer to see that both party’s leaders come back to negotiation table, discuss among ourselves/Cambodians, be pragmatic, take an active role in the parliament, help to build a constructive opposition and help to ease the suffering of the people. Compromise means “give and take”, while real justice could be found a long the way, I hope one day. Political deadlock in the long run does not mean death for politicians, but for ordinary Cambodians and its economy.
An interesting article highlighting the position of the opposition leader, Sam Rainsy.
My position is as follows: The leaders of the two main political parties coming back to negotiation table, the sooner the better; talk genuinely based on the joint communique on 16.09.13, and come to an agreement to work for the nation. Everybody knows, it will be not easy. But, talking to each other always better than confrontation and asking foreign countries for help. The CPP should be ready to give the First Vice-President of the NA, five Chairmen and five vice-Chairmen of the AN committees to CNRP, while maintaining slightly majority of the Permanent Committee based on the supreme vote of the NA President. It is a power sharing formula, which could be accepted by both parties. CPP urgently needs reform, while CNRP could have access to offer policies and law initiatives in the parliament. CNRP needs to soften its position as well. We will not forget our fight for voter’s justice and voter’s rights, but we have to move on as a united nation, rather than a divided one. Former King Sihanouk did express his sincere wishes to have national reconciliation and Cambodians being united.