Monday, February 19, 2007

Lon Rith's Khmer Republican Party "will not make a republic of Cambodia"

Son of Cambodian coup leader Lon Nol launches election bid (Mon 19 Feb)
(AFP Photo)

Son of Cambodian coup leader Lon Nol launches election bid

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - The son of former Cambodian leader Lon Nol, a military general who toppled the country's government in 1970, has launched his own political party ahead of general elections next year.

The Khmer Republican Party under Lon Rith, a 47 year-old US citizen, hopes to align itself with smaller parties under a general platform of alleviating poverty and improving health services, the party's general secretary Nhean Preash said.

"It's time for us to start," he said. "It's time for people to vote for the Khmer Republican Party."

Lon Rith is currently in the United States trying to drum up support for his party, Nhean Preash said, adding that he did not think the party would suffer because of its association with his father's government.

The US-backed Lon Nol regime ousted then-Prince Norodom Sihanouk in 1970, but fell to the Khmer Rouge after five years of vicious civil war.

During his time in power, Lon Nol became increasingly erratic, relying heavily on mystics for guidance and brutally suppressing his opponents.

His administration was plagued by corruption and had little support from the public. Lon Nol fled to the United States as the Khmer Rouge seized power and died there in 1985.

"We will not ignore history, but we believe the Cambodian people don't want to be reminded about it. We will learn to work together from now on and forget the past," Nhean Preash said.

But he added: "We will not make a republic of Cambodia."

The 2008 general elections are widely expected to be dominated by Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP), which has been steadily consolidating its power.

A coalition government agreement with the royalist Funcinpec party was dismantled last year, and critics claim Hun Sen has silenced any viable political opposition.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

KHMENG WAT KHNONG SROK

TO ALL KHMER YANKEE AND KHMER THIEU KY AND POUK AH SVA AND AH SEK KHMEAN SROK!

HEADACHES???? WHICH PARTY TO BARK:

SPR OR REPUBLIC PARTY???? THE TRUTH WILL BE SOON REVEALED.... WHO IS THE TRAITOR OF LOK SAM RAINSY?

AS I TOLD YOU LOK SAM RAINSY BEWARE OF THE TRAITORS.. AND NOW HERE WE ARE?

KHMENG WAT KHNONG SROK

Anonymous said...

lol yeh your right man ... aha go CPP !!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey mother fucker Khmeng Wat Khnong Srok! what the fuck you are trying to do? You are not issuing your comments, but swearing at everyone who are against your political party CPP. I am really sick of your words. You like to swear, right? That's ok then. Let try with me your mother fucker.

First of all, who the shit are you anyway? I am a Khmer, who loves to see and read other comments, except your shits. Try to make some senses when you are talking. If you don't know how to talk, go back to learn English again, may be start from Essential Book I again and go back to your Wat again to kneel in front of any monks and ask them to teach you mother fucker how to speak properly, both in Khmer and English.

If you don't, just get fuck outta here, you asshole bastard.

Anonymous said...

Poor boys!. Your are not welcomed back. And you surely know people don't know you and will not vote for you and your political party, whatever it is, royalist , republican or communist. You are just a shit.

Anonymous said...

Oh Boy! You are just a Khmer Chochus from abroad and a "light-worm" party! it's really a pity for you.

Anonymous said...

If Lon Rith is elected he will be the first mustached Prime Minister of Cambodia since independence!

He's got the money that his infamous dad had shipped out of the country. Winning or not, let him spend his dad's loots in Cambodia on some poor Cambodians in exchange for votes. All political parties have been doing that.

Even if his dad was a bad boy, he should be welcomed with an open wallet or purse. Mind you, some other political parties are led by ex-KR blood-sucking cadets. If these bad boys are welcomed to take part in the national election, why not Lon Rith?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha... trying to claim Cambodia is only yours, go to hell, you bozo. I don't need to be welcomed by you idiot. Cambodia is belong to me and all Khmers, you dumbo. And I can go there whenever I like, no one can stop, even yourself, dommo. Become a flagmingo is better than turdo, so you are able to see further far away than your footsteps.

Wake up dingo, just let you know that I am much better than you in everything. And you don't need to be pitty for me. In case you don't know, idiot, you are now living in the whole as a rate, who enjoys eating only viet-shits. Hahahahaha...

I just cannot stop laughing for what you have said. Like everything are vice versa. Tell you one thing that I don't give a damn about political parties like you to CPP. What I do care is about Khmers who are suffering from your people, your burbo; and Khmer land.

Fucking shame on you as a Khmer, dingo. You are not welcomed to Cambodia. Go to hell living in Hanoi and hold your boss Ho. If you lye like him, I may wish you well.

Anonymous said...

Finally! There is a viable candidate that does not live under Hun Sen authority. Look guys, this is homeland, our country..the fact to the matter is that our country is being rule by the Vietnamese government. You cannot possibly deny that. PM Hun Sen more than likely will win this election but of years of planning, consolidating, and just downright destroy the opposition parties. Cambodia need a new direction, do you agree? Look at all the land grabbing, the corruptions, the killings, the fear that being display toward the Cambodians! Camabodia need a fresh view and perspective, and an influx of ideas that come from real Cambodians no matter where they live.
If you truly love our country, then you need to let the voting process to proceed. We need to stop hating our own people. The Khmers people need to starting supporting Khmer that support the idea of independent and free from being a puppet.

Anonymous said...

KHMENG WAT KHNONG SROK
TO
ALL SUPPORTERS OF UNCLE SAM RAIN SHIT AND REPUBLIC OF BANANA!

MAKE YOUR CHOICE... banana for monkey (sva) or shit for khmer thieu kee or khmer gangsters!

SORRY MY ENGLISH IS STILL BAD... I KNOW BUT AT LEAST IT INTENDS TO HURT JUST ANIMALS LEAVING IN THE CAGE OF UNCLE SAM RAIN SHIT!!!!

KHMENG WAT KHNONG SROK

Anonymous said...

MR. SAM RAINSEY IS THE MAN! WE REMEMBER KHMER REPUBLIC BETWEEN 1970-1975.


WE WERE HAPPY FOR OUR FREEDOM AND ALL THAT, BUT CAMBODIA WAS UNDER A RAGING WAR. IT WASN'T PLEASANT.

ALMOST ALL OF MR.LON NOL'S HIGH OFFICERS ARE TOO HAPPY WITH FREEDOM AND MONEY. NO ONE REALLY CARE DEFENDING IT AND IN THE END 2 MILLIONS OF US WERE DEAD.

IF YOU HAVE NO SERIOUS MEAN OF DEFENDING CAMBODIA AND US THIS TIME BETTER THAN YOUR DAD, WE THINK YOU SHOULD DROP YOUR PARTY OR HELP OTHER THAT ARE SERIOUSLY ABOUT SAVING CAMBODIA INSTEAD. TOO MUCH OF ABURDEN AND TOO SOON FOR YOU.

LET CAMBODIA BELONGING TO MR. SAM RAINSEY THIS TIME IN 2008 AND THIS TIME IS FOR REAL!!!!!!

CAMBODIA NEEDS TO GET OUT OF YOUN SLAVE STATUS.

THOSE YOUN SLAVES IN PHNOM PENH THINK THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB BUSTING THEIR REAR ENDS FROM DAWN TO DUST PLEASING THE GOLDEN GOVENMENT AND KING, YEAH RIGHT! ALL THEY ARE DOING, ARE BLIND OBEDIEN AND THEY ARE ALL BLIND ASH...WHO SOLD THEIR SOULS TO YOUN!. THEY ARE RETARTED AND FOOLISH CAMBODIAN! AND THAT IS ALL!

WE FEEL SO BAD AND SO SORRY...FOR AN INNOCENT TKING.

KING , LET US TELL YOU, YOU NEED NEW TO P.M!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THAT IS MR. SAM RAINSEY!

Anonymous said...

TO MR. LON RITH

PLEASE DON'T PULL THAT STUNT AGIAN.
CAMBODIA CANN'T AFFORT IT.

Anonymous said...

Dear My Cambodian friends
After I read all your comments, I became very sad to see that we (the Cambodians) still blasting each others.But I am very sure that we all love Cambodia dearly and each one chose difference approach to love and care. If we respect our newly constitution we will OK for year to come. NATION RELIGION KING. King is the very important roll in our nation. People should love and respect the king. He is the true leader. H.E. Hun Sen he is our primister. Cambodian people dosn't love and respect him, but they afraid of him. The follower follow him because they fear of their life and
the same time he pay people to follow. Unlike the king people follow with love and respect.
If we hate Hun Sen Vietnam and Thai don't care. If we hate Sam Ransey Vietnam and Thai don't care. Thai and Vietnam enjoying Cambodian kill Cambodian. Please stop hate each other but unify Khmer as one.
Sorry I just learn English 1 year.

Anonymous said...

disturbing to see comments from both sides...whoever you are. getting rid of one party and another that maybe as bad or even worse. just does not end. just does not end. listen to yourselves people. listen. you want to change cambodia and you talk like adolescent. how can people take you seriously with the filth exciting your mouth.

Anonymous said...

Lon Rith,

Where have you been all these years. Leadership is earned little by little through the work that you do to better the lives of others. This is the first time I've heard your name. What have you done to better the lives of Cambodians either inside or outside of Cambodia?

There are so many political parties already in Cambodia, why not support a viable party or candidate that already established inside Cambodia. You effort will divide votes in next election. Normally I would give the benefit of a doubt to anyone besides the CPP because after twenty years, the majority of Cambodians are poorer and the infrastructure of the country is in shamble because of corruption.

Anonymous said...

To Khmeng Wat
This my second comment for today. Because I just learn English and want to write. Please welcome everyone who are Cambodian origin from abroad same we're Cambodian in Cambodia welcome Vietnamese come to our city everyday and they came and go back with a lot of money. But Cambodian in US, Canada, France, Australia they come to their beloving land with their earning money (not stole). Please don't call them Yakee or so... and so...by calling like that do not chang anything. Forginess can be unify, Unify can save our Identity.
My first comment at 12:54AM Let call me Bati(where I was born)

Anonymous said...

KHMENG WAT KHNONG SROK

CHEYYO BANANA PARTY AND UNCLE SAM RAIN SHIT PARTY!

KHMENG WAT KHNONGG SROK

Anonymous said...

The CPP is the coolest party of
all.

The CPP liberated Khmer people from
the brutal Khmer Rouge regime,
while others have done nothing
for Khmer people.

The CPP has led Khmer people out
of the rubles and diseases that
was created by others
(oppositions).

.
.
.

Thus, the CPP should rule Cambodia
forever.

Chey Yoh PM Hun Sen!!!
Chey Yoh Kampuchea!!!
and Chey Yoh Vietnam!!!

Anonymous said...

To 8:39am

Someone's middle finger is pointing directly at you, ah youn slave for life!

Anonymous said...

Ah pleu! Ah lay bey!

Anonymous said...

I can tell that Khmeng Wat still his comments at 8:39 AM but this time he is not identify hiself as Khmeng Wat. Why ?

Anonymous said...

Some of the commentators here seem to confuse the political propaganda with the historical facts. CPP liberated Cambodia? Come on, stop kidding yourself. Even the Viet soldiers at the time called the CPP soldiers a bunch of lazy bums whose job was just to plant the new PRK flag in the captured territories.

If you read books written by independent and respectable researchers and authors then you would stop making such a false claim and having such a false pride.

Anonymous said...

Just tAKE A LOOK AT THE BANNER BEHIND IS ALREADY CONFUSE ME.REPUBLICAN PARTY WITH SIHANOUK PICTURE IN IT.WHAT IS GOING ON?

Anonymous said...

I know Rithi Lon,

Man, what are you trying to do? Hahah. You enter Cambodia's politics now?? Man, just be yourself man. Your gene in politics has never meant to be. Hahha. You might have good memoriable experience organizing events and stuff, but you will not be successful, man. Ah Crazy Hun Xen is already monopolizing all the votes man. It is Mr. Sam Rainsy who is the only Khmer hope, not any funny clowing ladyboys. Hahah. So you dont take your annual vacation to China anymore this year? Hahah. Man, you are always a freak to me when you bragged to others that you love to eat goat's long penis. Some digusting eating habit, you have accquired man. Hahha. Anyway, I hope people know that I am just kidding man. If your star is upon you, man you be the man of the hour. I wish you the best, man. For me, man I would rather conquer the Great Wall of China instead. Right now I am studying the arts of war from the Great Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan himself. I will conquer the Great Wall of China one of these day and then I will rule all over China man. Hahha.

Anonymous said...

My knowledge about Cambodia political party is very limited. I think CPP original name is CCPP. Can some one tell me the additional C stand for ?
Bati

Anonymous said...

HOPE Khmer Republic Party (liberal party) is against CCP (Communist party) ?

Anonymous said...

I DON'T THINK THAT KHMER REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL GO AGAINST CPP OR ANY PARTY, BUT HE HAS HIS OWN IDEAS AND AGENDA TO OFFER TO THE COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE. I'M SURE CAMBODIAM PEOPLE WANT DIFFERENCE KIND OF FOOD ON THEIR TABLE. NOT JUST PROHOK EVERY DAY.
SO LET GIVE KRP A CHANCE. Again I'm
youngman want to learn, I would like everyone to be my mentor.
Bati

Anonymous said...

I just to reply the one who asked C (CCPP): The Corrupt Cambodian People Party
This is comment only for the question of C.

Share your comments on here!

Anonymous said...

Khmer kua-tie niyeah 'chum rip lear' Hun Sen!

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