of The Lotus Revolution !
All the conditions to launch The Lotus Revolution in Cambodia are already met (betrayal of the leaders more than 34 years, territorial cession to Viet Nam, borders issues, State of lawlessness, widespread corruptions, repression manu militari of demonstrators, restriction of freedoms, human rights violations, forced evictions of resident populations, arbitrary imprisonment of opponents and demonstrators, Court and armed forces in the service of power, elections rigging , deforestation, unemployment, officials with salaries for several months delays, social injustices… ). It has spontaneously triggered by children of Borei Keila and Boeung Kak residents, carrying in their hands the Lotus flowers. They expressed before the Parliament, the Court, in the streets, in pagodas, in front of the royal palace, before Preah Ang Dang Koeul..This Revolution will inexorably continue its March forward in other forms until the final victory. The need and the obligation to be in very strongly feel by Khmer nation around the world. Only the courage and intelligence of the people will be able to lead it to victory. The National Transition Council (NTC) of the Lotus Revolution accompanies it in its best and determine, as and when required, the terms and procedures to follow. Remember the 3 great challenges of the Revolution of Lotus: Primo : recover the independence of Cambodia. Second : down the dictatorial CPP-Hun Sen regime. Tertio: once Cambodia will have regained her independence, install a free and democratic regime.
A. The royalo-Communist khmer rouge regime andthe people.
Two political divisions are drawn since 1993 elections: of the ruling, satellites and opposition parties,recognizing de facto this puppet State by their participation in the elections; and the majority of the people of disbelief, rebellious and independent including individuals and associations such as Association of Democrats, Movement of Khmer People Power, Khmer Mchas Srok, Phteah Kakvei Khmer, the Lotus Revolution …, refusing the fate of the annexationist facts and fighting for the Vietnamese decolonization end, the overthrow of CPP- Hun Sen dictatorship and the installation of a free and independent regime, before any process of free, transparent and democratic elections.
Which of the two divisions is hope?
The 1st cleavage will not be able to meet these 3 challenges, because the CPP – Hun Sen State controls manu militari the apparatus of State and manipulates all the elections through the National Electoral Committee (NEC). The real profiteers are Viet Nam, China, CPP-Hun Sen, its leaders and Associates, the Royal family and sycophant politicians … In rigged local elections on 03 June 2012, the CPP has collected 1592 chiefs of communes (in seats : 8292 instead of 7993 in 2007); SRP received 22 (in seats: 2155 instead of 2660 in 2007; the HRP, 18 (in seats: 800), and Funcinpec, 1 (in seats : 151 instead of 274) and the NRP, 0 (in seats: 52 instead of 425 in 2007). The battle of wills: (40 / 1592 or 1 against 40), too unfavorable to political opposition. At this pace, it will still wait at least 40 elections or two centuries, for the hope of gaining. Unfortunately, it will be too late for the Cambodians to begin the struggle of political, economic and ethnic vitnamized decolonization! A fortiori, even if opposition parties increased their seats in the legislative elections of July 28, 2013, they will not be able to liberate Cambodia, and will not change the nature of the current regime because they were creators. With King Sihamoni ratifying the 2005 khmero-Vietnamese additive Treaty , the people is difficult to see the margin of manoeuvre of royalo – Communist politicians to free their homeland already under the Vietnamese Cup
The 2nd cleavage refuses the fait accompli of colonization and the CPP – Hun Sen dictatorship. It has no more confidence in this royalo-Communist traitor regime. The facts have given it reason, and since over half a century (June 04, 1949, date of loss of Cochinchina in the Viet Nam). Cambodia is sick of the Khmer rouge royalo-communism and died of this cancer. Var Kim Hong and Hun Sen, the 2 main traitors, have operated the surrender of 2 Khmer villages (Thlok Trach and Anlong Chrey where was born and grew up Heng Samrin) to the Viet Nam, by reference to the additive Treaty 2005. Other dropouts will follow, as the progress of implementation of demarcation of border pillars which has been expected to 31-12 – 2012. A new map will be joinly elaborated ! The 1st political cleavage proved so useless and even harmful to the nation. It will be of any assistance to Cambodia. That is why necessary, sufficient and legitimate that the nation raises the Revolution of liberation. Under any circumstances, this nation should’nt remain arms crossed under penalty to historically and collectively guilty of treason against their homeland. Only this Lotus Revolution triggered by an entire people will be able to snatch the victory.
B. The People Strategy.
1. The National Boycott Movement(NBM) represents more than half of the registered .
A participation of 51,23% in local elections says on the success of the national movement of the boycott. It is the victory of the rebel and revolutionary people. All together participating parties (Government and opposition, satellites) cannot represent the people as a whole. Taking account of irregularities such as the certificates of vote (old 1018’s forms), threats, intimidations, presence of Vietnamese immigrant voters, manoeuvres of change of polling stations, removal of names of voters acquired to the opposition, purchases of votes, official figures of registered swelling, manipulation of the electoral laws purposely unfair offering seats to the CPP by recovery of the unnecessary votes (1592 CPP’s mayors for 3 million votes; and only 40 mayors to the opposition for approximately 2 million of voice!, travel and transportation of voters pro – CPP on several lists, falsification of results…, these political parties all together have collected less than half of the registered (2 million voters for the opposition; 3 million for CPP; it remains so more than 4 million non-particiapants…). In short, if Cambodians of the diaspora and the young Khmers of less than 18 years old unregistered but aware of national danger, the National Boycott Party (NBP!) represents widely more than half of Cambodians. Khmer people’s sympathy of the national boycott is thus the 1st force victorious claiming the independence, freedom and democracy!
2. The Prey Sar prison, symbol of the Khmer Bastille.
The reference of the Prey Sar to the French Bastille prison is due to the arbitrary imprisonment of Khmer opponents and protesters whose Boeung Kak residents mothers were in this infamous detention place. It is the anchor of the Khmer revolutionaries in their struggle for the justce and liberation. They open the Bastille at the victory of the Lotus Revolution and release unjustly imprisoned inmates and will put in the actors in the royalo-Communist CPP – Hun Sen current regime. The Lotus Revolution will continue its walk in the footsteps of these young children demonstrators in Boeung Kak calling for the release of their mothers. It will recover through treaties and international institutions, all terrestrial and maritime territories including villages annexed by the Viet Nam until the end of 2012. The Prey Sar prison is the symbol of the CPP-Hun Sen dictatorship that not only uses its body guard, the police and army to suppress the people, but uses the Court to detain arbitrarily poor people without any consideration of the human rights. Prey Sar represents symbolically the Khmer Bastille to abolish! Criminal leaders, the Oknhas mafia, corrupt members of the regime CPP – Hun Sen, investor friends and accomplices families must serve their sentences there !
3. Popular tsunami with the lotus in hand.
What to do to achieve the 3 objectives of the Revolution?
-The force or violence will not prevail over the Viet Nam and the CPP – Hun Sen.
-All United, we win. Adopt the strategy of fire ants attacking the Tiger! A few well agitated ants may not disturb the Tiger; but tens of thousands of ants come well to dislodge the Tiger! We need to demonstrate everywhere, on the public place, in front of the villas of Hun Sen, Var Kim Hong, Chea Sim and Heng Samrin, before the CPP’s headquarters , the Senate, the National Assembly, the Royal Palace, the Palace of Peace ( Head Office of Khmer Government), to all Veietnam embassies in Cambodia and abroad, in front of the headquarters of the United Nations, through tsunami events, with industrial banners claimig the independence, the sovereignty of Cambodia and the end of dictatorship…swearing t-shirts showing the lotus flowers customized to each NGO or association, with cameras, smart-phones, flowers of lotus in hand, in non-violence specific Buddhist culture to witness the will of the khmer people on the basis of Human rights. The Venerable Luon Sovath has already shown this with Boeung Kak residents! The cartoonist Ung Bun Heang (Sacrava…) illustrated them throughout the protests. The poets of Phteah Kak Vei Khmer have expressed in the original and pathetic poems … The khmer artist Koy Vanna sung this collective patriotism in already more than 60 songs including some mourning the woes of residents and children of Boeung Kak and Borei Keila. Add relevant actions of political parties including those of Ms. Mu Sochua, SRP’s MP, in her international work with Mrs. Hilary Clinton…
-The khmer people should refrain from occur to support such or such party that may lead to disastrous effect causing the sterile controversy. They must focus on their concerns and daily rights and 3 national objectives (the independence of Cambodia, the overthrow of the dictatorship and the creation of a free and democratic regime ). The Lotus Revolution favours the interests of the people and not those of leaders and the major powers. So far, these last intruder and profiteers, individuals, institutions and foreign States, including China and the Viet Nam… always confiscated our efforts, interests and victories to serve their ambitions. The genocide of the Khmer Rouge and the loss of territories to the benefit of the Viet Nam remained through our gorges as the edges of the fish!
-Once these 3 objectives reached, the people will resume their political freedom to elect those as they want as leaders. Need to think about protecting institutionally the achievements of the Revolution to prevent another dictator again capturing the power of the people. Indeed, after the genocide of the regime of Pol Pot, Cambodia has already become a cake cut into slices, each is the exclusive property of each officer. For example, Sok An, Hun Sen, CPP and their families use the large piece; Hor Nam Hong and his family consume the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ; Cham Prasidh and his family, the Department of commerce; Suy Sem and his family, the industry; Hun Sen, Tea Banh and Kun Kim…., that of the army; Chan Sarun and his family, of agriculture, fishing and forest. Sok Kong, the Vietnmese and family operate Angkor, and the Cambodian Red Cross is headed by Ms. Bun Rany Hun Sen at the service of the CPP etc. There are therefore necessarily a Transitional Government to carry out the Revolution: current affairs management, election of a Constituent Assembly to write a new Constitution, and installation of new institutions. Need to remove privileges, reduce the number of mandates of president or head of State to eradicate dictatorship, corruption and betrayal. Cambodia should become a State of law and not autocratic state mauled by Hun Sen as dictator. It will have at least to establish a new electoral law privileging the interests of the people and not those of political parties.
-The nation will need to occur in tsunami, like the children of Boeung Kak and inhabitants of Borei Keila, in their non-violent struggle for the release of their mothers, supported by the HRTF (Housing Rights Task Force) composed of 12 local and international NGOs. The Revolution of Lotus is supportive of teachers and workers of all plants protesting to have decent wages to survive. It supports Mr. Rong Chhun, their leader who, in addition to his Trade Union concerns, is the privileged person on field to witness the nibbling of the Khmer borders by the Viet Nam. We appreciate the objective and patriotic work of the CBC (Cambodian Borders Committee) in France and its president Mr. Sean Pengse. We support Mr Mam Sonando and the members of his Association of Democrats in their struggle for rights and democracy on the field. We congratulate KPPM and its president Mr. Suon Serei Ratha for their courage and fight without concession for the recovery of rights and powers of the people. The KPPM filed June 22, 2012, a complaint against various crimes including crime against humanity committed by the CPP- Hun Sen regime to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague in the Netherlands. So far, Hun Sen assumed dictatorial power ordering prosecutors, armed forces and courts to imprison opponents and protesters in Prey Sar. Sam Rainsy, the leader of the SRP is exiled himself to France due to the sentence of the court sentencing him to more than 12 years in prison Prey Sar! As the leader of the country, Hun Sen did never care or concern to find and arrest the convicted in politically suspect murders of journalist Thun Bun Ly in 1995, Ho Sok in the coup of July 5-6, 1997, demonstrators in front of the National Assembly in 1997, actress Pisith Pilika in 1999, singer Touch Srey Nich and her mother in 2003, the bonze Sam Bun Thoeun in 2003, Om Sarady in 2003, the trade union leader Chea Vichea in 2004, etc.
-In the name of the national solidarity , we suggest to all the demonstrators from all sides to show flowers of lotus, in personal, social and national claims such as legitimate wage, not to deny their identities, to symbolically tell the international community the khmer unity of the Interior with those in the diaspora, taking the example of the young children of Boeung Kak residents supported abroad by poets, singers, monks, Internet users (Facebook, Twitter…), cartoonists, journalists such as KI Media, Khmer Post Radio , World Khmer radio, KPPM, RFA, VOA… the Khmer associations and the Lotus revolutionaries openly known or anonymous across the world,… This will have enormous benefits for Cambodia and her nation. Small streams send their waters in rivers that drain into oceans! The Khmer people will have to unite, to love each other in the cultural tradition of solidarity of the Buddhist lotus and will not stop along the way before the final victory!
4. The strategy of victory by the people.
The popular boycott of the elections represents largely more than half of the registered and of the nation. It is the national movement of the refusal and the insubordination to the current power. Thus, any political manoeuvre against current to survive the Hun Sen regime will only be loss of time or outright treason. Our homeland will inexorably die because of this royalo-Communist regime! The people will have to continue the Lotus revolution peacefully. The main concern of the Revolution will be the protection of the lives of the demonstrators as dictatorship CPP – Hun Sen monopolizing all the powers will certainly use weapons in his possession to suppress them. Ironically, if he would do, it will be to accelerate his inevitable fall: international media will be at our side and witness to the international community and the international tribunals. A body of The Lotus Revolution (Phkar Chhouk legally registered in France) will be in charge of international complaints against criminals who use resources and Khmer State instances not only to personally enrich themselves but also to suppress their compatriots in the blood. The Lotus Revolution pays tribute to the courage of the Boeung Kak residents composed of very young children of women mothers in Prey Sar prison,… demonstrating in tears, brandishing flowers of Lotus in hand, wearing T-shirts Lotus…. We appreciate the effective management by the HRTF (Housing Right Task Force).The inhabitants of Borei Keila followed: they have all challenged us directly. It was a small tide of popular tsunami trigging the 1st wave breaking on the dictatorship of the CPP-Hun Sen for hunting Viet Nam invader out of Cambodia. Only This Lotus Revolution by the people will be able to respond adequately and globally the expectations of the Khmer people!
C. Three milestones of the Lotus Revolution in its March to victory.
The Lotus Revolution urges the nation to do peacefully clean war of liberation against the Viet Nam, andoverthrow CPP-Hun Sen dictator and traitor. The Khmer have the right to fight by all means for these legitimate causes. It is not racismwhen they hate and hunt Vietnamese colonizing their country, controlling their state and exploiting its resources, after having annexed their lands, waters and border Islands. It is not terrorism when the people defending against dictatorship. The Khmer people will have to perform these 3 missions in the order : independence , the rule of law and democracy.
1/. The independence of Cambodia before the end of 2012.
The Viet Nam and the CPP – Hun Sen puppet regime scheduled the end of implantation of 375 demarcation posts on a 1270 km common border before 31-12-2012. At the inauguration of the pillar #314, Hun Sen and Var Kim Hong began the manoeuvre of the surrender of 2 border villages (ThloK Trach & Anlong Chrey) to the Viet Nam, even if to exchange for other locations! Alas, satellite and opposition parties close the eyes and swear again to participate in the legislative elections of July 28, 2013, first for partisan and selfish reasons! Even if they won the election, they will not free the Cambodia from the Viet Nam or the monarchy already unnecessary and obsolete. Due to their nature of creators of the current regime, they will not be able to become the liberators of the people! Needless to meddle in their bipartite affairs of merger or union for not wasting time. The Khmer people remain the unique and leading liberator, based on the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of human rights, and The Paris peace agreement of 23 October 1991. And they will hunt for Vietnamese and CPP – Hun Sen before the end of 2012! In a Monster tsunami demonstration, the Lotus flowers in the hand and/or swearing T-shirts showing the lotus designed to their tastes. Indeed, although they were signatories to this agreement, the Viet Nam and the CPP – Hun Sen continue more insidiously, over 34 years already, their strategy of territorial annexation and ethnic colonization of Cambodia.China and Viet Nam only think about their own interests: after the genocide of yesterday, are now leases of farmland, construction land and land of ores … available for 70 to 99 years to these 2 States which employ mainly their own staff without worrying of justices, Cambodian social or environmental issues.
2/.The overthrow of the dictatorship before July 28, 2013.
The Lotus Revolution advocates the rapid overthrow of the CPP – Hun Sen regime to accelerate the departure of the Viet Nam, and at the latest before July 28, 2013, to make the economy of the national election boycottand mainly to avoid the irreversible danger of political, economic and ethnic Vietnamization of Cambodia. Hanoi is targeting the continuous re-election of CPP- Hun Sen to consolidate the Vietnamization. It therefore applies the strategy of democratic renovation by the Sham of elections, to deceive the international community. With the exception of those organized by the United Nations in 1993, successive elections after the coup on 5-6 July 1997 supported by the Viet Nam were flawed and not transparent. CPP – Hun Sen should still handle this 1st political cleavage by imposing artificial and short-lived union to Funcinpec and Ranariddh Parties, to bring the Khmer nation to participate in elections traps. The people must at all costs avoid this game and need to hunt Vietnamese imperialist , and bring down dictatorship of CPP – Hun Sen before July 28, 2013. Once put out Vietnamese imperialists, and a regime respecting the human rights well installed, the people will have total freedom to choose their own leaders through free and transparent elections policy! True free elections will be able to only in phase 4, that is – to say after the liberation.
3/. Democracy in 2014, after the creation of a free and independent State.
Elected officials of municipalities and local communities (03 June 2012 elections) will not adequately fulfill their mandates political, economic and social proximity (3 million votes, providing the CPP 1592 mayors; only 40 mayors to the opposition with 2 million votes!). What manipulation! The Senate and the National Assembly are stamp- institutions at the service of the State-CPP. Everything is in the hands of Hanoi and CPP – Hun Sen.The PPC still tries at all costs to hold elections under the control of the NEC, fraud manipulation tool. Satellite and voluntarily blind opposition paties resign to preserve their privileges in the colonial State, claiming to do so because the Paris agreement required them! What big strategic mistake ! For the Khmer Nation, the 1stobjective that is sustainable, it is Vietnamese decolonization. Then , the overthrow of the dictatorial regime. And finally, the Organization of free elections!
Apply in the 5 commandments developed by The Lotus Revolution to succeed these 3 great challenges:
1./Report, by all means, the international community that the Viet Nam is an imperialist, colonialist and annexationnist. The Viet Nam must leave Cambodia.
2./ The people should understand, by all means,the Vietnamese settlers that they are not welcome in Cambodia. They must compel Vietnamese and Khmer leaders to return them to the Viet Nam instead of giving them national identity cards and the right to vote.
3./ Mean , by all means,to the treacherous Khmer leaders, Hanoi and the international community that the khmer people want at any price the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cambodia and the immediate cancellation of the unfair 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985 treaties and the additive Treaty 2005
4./ On the ground, the people will have to trigger operations consistent with international rights aiming to hit the Viet Nam economic and political interests instead of letting them develop peacefully.
5./ The people will have to denounce treacherous, criminal and corrupt Khmer leaders to international bodies for their discredits and arrests, their assets freeze, travel or entry ban in free and democratic countries, for various crimes against humanity, drug trafficking, dirty money laundering …
First, claim our rights and then exercise in by unrestricted demonstrations across the country to create the popular tsunami, lotus and cameras in hand, wearing T-shirts showing lotus …! HRTF (created by 12 local and international NGOs) and Boeung Kak residents applied with success! More widespread civil disobedience (boycott of the elections, of the politicized courts, denonciattion of the impunity of the leaders, the non-application of laws, abuse of power using the army, the police and 5 to 7 thousands of guards … in the repression of the demonstrators …) will be important , as soon the final victory approaches. The image of the struggle of the children of female inmates of Boeung Kak, the lotus in hand, is the symbol of the innocent, anonymous and non-violent combat for rights, independence and freedom. The Lotus Revolution has seen, in these young people in tears the symbol and concrete objectives of Liberation! The great fear advises the CPP-Hun Sen to accuse Chhlong people protesters, province of Kratie, of secessionist to justify its repression! M.Mam Sonando, president of the Association of Democrats received in the wake the threat of imprisonment made by Hun Sen. In forced evictions of residents of Boeung Kak, Borei Keila, Dey Kraham, Snuol, Chhlaung (Kratie)… There was always the impunity of the criminals at the expense of the people. Will we know the truth about the assassination of Chhut Vuthy, the defender of the natural resources in the forest of Koh Kong? And the truth about the death of Heng Chantha aged 14 years old during the repression of the demonstrators in the village of Prama, in Kompong Damrey, Chhlong district, Kratie province? Bun Ratha went underground to avoid the lightning of Hun Sen accusing him of secessionism. Mr. Bun Chhorn , his father, and Sok Tong to face the charge of the tribunal ordered by Hun Sen to say the burden of secessionism manufactured all parts to make responsible for Mr Mam Sonando, the leader of the Association of Democrats! Khmer nation should trigger internal and external high pressure on the CPP – Hun Sen Dictatorship and the Viet Nam…. Everywhere, local and international NGO protests, brought to the knowledge of the international community, have forced the CPP- Hun Sen to suspend its anti-NGO Bill. Donor countries have suspended their aid to this dictatorial State… HRTF composed of 12 local and international NGOs have been able to liberate , under national and international pressure, 15 residents whose 13 mothers imprisoned in Prey Sar. These combined actions have borne fruit. The people will have to continue in this way against criminals and corrupt… to arrest them and consider freezing of their assets, prohibition of travel in free countries such as the Australia, the Canada, the USA and Europe… The armed forces, the police, the gendarmerie… paid by and to serve the nation will have to play their roles according to their conscience!
Cambodians around the world already contributed, directly or indirectly, individually or in groups, openly or anonymously,… by supporting Boeung Kak residents. Do the Revolution of Lotus to resolve immediate personal, social issues both of our fellow citizens (forced evictions, injustices, low wages…) and those of higher interests (independence of Cambodia, dictatorship, restriction of freedoms, arbitrary imprisonments , deforestation, cession of territories, maritime and land including villages, to Vietnam.. .). Only The Lotus Revolution can respond adequately and globally and liberate Cambodia and its people. Follow the very positive example of the HRTF and the children of imprisoned mothers Boeung Kak residents! Continue to helpthem as did 15 local and international NGOs as well as Licadho…asking the municipal authority of Phnom Penh to come on the spot with the cadastral service to measure and allocate the 12.44 ha of land to residents of Boeung Kak. This is the symbol of innocence, love, anonymity, hope and solidarity of our nation in its struggle for freedom and independence of our homeland. It is the Union in Diversity !
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