22 November 2012

Listen and Learn Cambodian Spokesman tells Obama

Phay Siphan: not much going on upstairs
Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said he did not think that Mr. Obama would talk to Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, about human rights in Phnom Penh, this week.

"Obama will not talk about it (human rights)," said Phay.

Just hours later Obama met Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen, in what was described by American officials as a 'tense' meeting primarily about human rights.

The deluded spokesperson, Mr. Siphan however, thought that it would be Obama seeking and Hun Sen giving advice on how to protect and develop human rights.

"When Obama raises that issue, I feel Obama is going to learn, especially from Cambodia...Obama will learn real experience in the field about democracy and human rights developing in this country," he said, presuming working hard at saying so whilst maintaining a straight face.

It can be expected that Obama doesn't take home Cambodia's ruling elite's idea of human rights: the concept that the rich and powerful have the right to exploit and steal from the poor and powerless.

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