Sunday, October 03, 2010

People Power (Yellow) Revolution, the Philippines!




















By Khmer Democrat, Phnom Penh

Expanding our Mind Series

Here’s an example for us Cambodians to follow that is a little bit closer to home, from our Filipino brothers and sisters. They have popularized the term “People Power” for the world and the world emulated them! As of 2010, the Filipinos democratically elected another Aquino to the presidency - POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! PEOPLE POWER!!!!


The People Power Revolution (also known as the Edsa Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of popular nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy. It was the inspiration for subsequent non-violent demonstrations around the world including those that ended the communist dictatorships of Eastern Europe. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Ninoy Aquino. These protests were the culmination of a long resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian, repressive regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world".


The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22-25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines.


For more information, see People Power Revolution in Wikipedia, inter alia.

CAMBODIANS, RAISE YOUR VOICES FOR CHANGE!!

POWER TO THE

PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, a large port of SRP supporter are former Khmer Rouge or Khmer republic. They do not agree with the none violent method. They prefer violent uprising and then kill all the CPP and their supporters. That will make Pol Pol purge pale in comparison. Because Pol Pot only kill about 2 millions Cambodian, but now these people want to kill 10 millions CPP and their supporters.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, SRP supporter called KI, I have heard and seen these happening Cambodia long time ago, do not whish to happen again. We are tired, I am sure all of you do not live in Cambodia but we are. If thing goes wrong, we are the one who suffer, not you. However, I don't care because I know it will not happen surely in cambodia because we have too many experiences with political guy who has two nationalities.

Anonymous said...

Hey you fucking Viet slave @3:51AM,

If you want to be Viet's slave for life, go ahead - it is your right, your freedom of choice, but do not drag the Cambodian people along with you or you will be eliminated from the face of this green planet earth. This is not a warning nor is it a threat but rather a promise to you!

[Connard, l’esclave des Viêts à 3:51 AM,
Si tu veux être l'esclave des Viêts à vie, vas-y: c'est ton droit, ta liberté de choix, mais ne pas essayer de prendre le peuple cambodgien libre avec toi ou tu seras éliminé de cette verte planète. Ce n'est pas un avertissement ni une menace mais plutôt une promesse sûre!]

ហេ អា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជ ៣:៥១AM
បើ អា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជឯងចង់ធ្វើខ្ញុំកញ្ជះយួនអស់
មួយជីវិតនោះ ក៏ធ្វើទៅ តែកុំមកបញ្ចុះបញ្ចូលនាំខ្មែរ
អ្នកជា ផ្សេងៗទៀតទៅជាមួយអា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជ
ឯងអោយសោះ ពុំនោះសោតទេ អា/មី ងាប់ផុត
ពូជឯងនឹងត្រូវអ្នកស្នេហាជាតិសំឡាប់អោយផុត
ពូជបាត់ពីលើផែនដីខៀវស្រងាត់នេះទៅមិនខាន។
នេះមិនមែនជាពាក្យព្រមានសំឡុតគំរាមកំហែងឬ
បន្លាចនោះទេ តែវាជាពាក្យ សន្យាដ៏ពិតប្រាកដតែ
មួយម៉ាត់ប៉ុណ្ណោះសំរាប់អាផុតពូជឯង!!!

អញឪ អា ហ៊ុន សែន!

Anonymous said...

Yellow Revolution, meaning: The Chinese Take Over!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chinese never cared if Khmers killed Khmers nor if any other race killed eachother, as long as they can install their puppet ruling party, for they are the instigators of the genocide!!

Here are reasons why Chinese in Cambodia couldn't have settled in Cambodia prior to the "Angkor Khmer Empire Era"

China was once conquered by Genghis Khan of the Mongol Empire 1206-1227. Then on the other hand, there was never any evidence of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Army ever invading the Khmer Empire. So if China was taken over by the Mongols during that time, what would Chinese be doing in Cambodia during the Khmer Empire?? King Jayavaraman VII reigned during the years 1181-1215, and Genghis Khan reigned during the years 1206-1227. Therfore, how is it possible for the Chinese to migrate to Cambodia, unless a later King granted the Chinese to seek refuge in the Khmer Empire to escape the Mongols. The Chinese is more of a minority in every country it migrates to except in their own country. This explains why there are Chinese ethnic minorities in the Phillipines, Malaysia, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, in many other parts of the world and so on trying to spread their influence with their Chinese sword fighting movies and changing other countries history. Everywhere their people migrate to, they tend to think their ancestors been there since the countries ancient days especially if the country had an ancient glorious history. When in fact they had their own ancient turmoil with the mongols.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayavarman_VII

Anonymous said...

This guy who keep bringing up People Power articles is the one who's trying to destroy peace in the present Kingdom of Cambodia.

However, one would say "it's his very own rights to keep dreaming"

The people power has been clear showned through national election. Even though CPP has some inactive points due to a small fraction in the party the majority of people support the CPP and they voted for CPP, they voted for the current government.

Anyway, majority of people living in Cambodia know clearly that there are some active points happening in the current regime like human rights and corruption issues.

The majority also understand that such things happen and has happened anywhere espescially in the developing world. The United States, Australia and some other developed world faced the same problems decades ago when they started developing their countries, human rights abuse and corruptions. How many people including the red indeans were killed in the US?? How many aboriginies were killed and abused in Australia???

However, the majority also recognize the progress of the development in the country, the effort of the government to eliminate poverty, to protect the country and to keep the country in peace and so on.

The Majority also understand the peace is the most valuable diamond for keeping the country and its people safe and for development.

The majority clearly know that with the positive progress of development and efforts of every party including the Cambodian people themselve, day by day, we will reach to the properity and the social problems will reduced to a minimum level.

The majority also reserve the rights to change their supports for the current government to other through a peaceful and democratic election.

Anonymous said...

Except one thing you fucking Viet slave @6:38AM - those majorities are the fucking illegal Viets brought in to the country illegally by ah fucking Viet slave Hun Sen. Ah Hu Sen oppressed khmer people by using those illegals as majority, got it asshole!

If you want to be Viet's slave for life, go ahead - it is your right, your freedom of choice, but do not drag the Cambodian people along with you or you will be eliminated from the face of this green planet earth. This is not a warning nor is it a threat but rather a promise to you!

[Connard, l’esclave des Viêts à 6:38 AM,
Si tu veux être l'esclave des Viêts à vie, vas-y: c'est ton droit, ta liberté de choix, mais ne pas essayer de prendre le peuple cambodgien libre avec toi ou tu seras éliminé de cette verte planète. Ce n'est pas un avertissement ni une menace mais plutôt une promesse sûre!]

ហេ អា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជ ៦:៣៨AM
បើ អា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជឯងចង់ធ្វើខ្ញុំកញ្ជះយួនអស់
មួយជីវិតនោះ ក៏ធ្វើទៅ តែកុំមកបញ្ចុះបញ្ចូលនាំខ្មែរ
អ្នកជា ផ្សេងៗទៀតទៅជាមួយអា/មី ងាប់ផុតពូជ
ឯងអោយសោះ ពុំនោះសោតទេ អា/មី ងាប់ផុត
ពូជឯងនឹងត្រូវអ្នកស្នេហាជាតិសំឡាប់អោយផុត
ពូជបាត់ពីលើផែនដីខៀវស្រងាត់នេះទៅមិនខាន។
នេះមិនមែនជាពាក្យព្រមានសំឡុតគំរាមកំហែងឬ
បន្លាចនោះទេ តែវាជាពាក្យ សន្យាដ៏ពិតប្រាកដតែ
មួយម៉ាត់ប៉ុណ្ណោះសំរាប់អាផុតពូជឯង!!!

អញឪ អា ហ៊ុន សែន!

Anonymous said...

This ass @6:38 AM thinks that we were all born yesterday...Let's borrow a page from ah Hun sen and say:

6:38 AM, what a jack ass!
6:38 AM, Quel connard!
៦:៣៨AM, អាចុយម៉្រាយ!

Anonymous said...

6:52AM and 7:04AM

Real Khmer is civilized race.
Real Khmer is smart enough and no need to be dragged by anyone or any group.
Real Khmer nowadays understand what is right and what is wrong.

Most of all, Real Khmer is not a cheap race who use very very street language.

If you call yourself a Khmer, you would know how to behave and talk in a Khmer way. Not like what u wrote.

It's the sin you have made yourself. I don't condemn you. But in your heart, you know well, if not now, one day u'll feel the pain of your own sin, your own violent attitude.

It will be stuck with your heart and your sould only if you let it.

Be peaceful.

Anonymous said...

The CPP is drenched in blood. The opposition democracy SRP will bring true peace WITH JUSTICE to Cambodia.

He uses his head and his heart, unlike the CPP hands of violence soaked in blood!!!!

Anonymous said...

Again except this person @7:44 AM that pretends to be Khmer, choosing to be Viet's slave and then turns around to preach to Khmer. Why don't you pretender preach that to ah Viet's slave HUN SEN the boss of yours, huh? And answer this question: where does ah HUN SEN get his majority from if not from those he lets in to Cambodia illegally and then turns around to naturalize them as Cambodian citizen...Some Cambodian people may be dumb but they were not born yesterday and they are not stupid as you may have once imagined, got it you jack ass. This kind of language is just being borrowed from the boss of yours ah pagoda thug - Viet's slave HUN SEN!

Anonymous said...

The Cambodian people are being killed slowly by Hun sen and his CPP former Khmer Rouge regime who still carry the same mentality of fear, oppression, violence. they know nothing better.

The Cambodian people are being killed in slow motion through poverty, land evictions, diseases which can easily be prevented, lack of education while the world moves light years ahead of them, so that all the opportunities go to everyone else but Cambodians.

Anonymous said...

6:38 AM,

You have made a good point on your argument.

Ignore those who curse you and call you Youn. They think of themselves as democrats believing firmly democracy and free expression of opinions, but reading what they have written about you makes me think that they are perhaps real hypocrites.

Now, don't call me Youn or Youn's slave. If you do, I still don't care as I know I am not.

A lot of Khmers do vote for the CPP so get used to it until one day they decide to vote for another party.

Anonymous said...

The Cambodian people are people of dignity, but the current leadership make us a shameful race among ourselves and in the face of the world. This CPP, full of former Khmer Rouge soldiers and still holding the same mentality of MURDER, BLOOD and VIOLENCE makes us ASHAME!!!!

Sam Rainsy has a very kind, strong, intelligent face and so do the people who are his MPs, like HE Mu Sochua. Their consciences are free of blood.