26 March 2013

Hun Sen Helps Mali

Hun Sen has donated half-a-million dollars towards the building of a school, which will be named after him, in Mali.

Yep, Mali. Quite why Prime Minister, Samdach Akaek Moha Sena Padei Decho, Hun Sen would do such a thing when many of his own people live in squalor and are educated in woefully resourced schools is something of a mystery. 

Perhaps, he wants to be seen as an international philanthropist and a statesman. Or perhaps he wants to take his scheme to the world. The scheme where he asks wealthy Cambodians to build schools and them name them after himself. Naturally no favours are asked or given for such undertakings.

It is of course churlish to question such a generous personal donation but one wonders how the PM on a salary of just a few thousand a month is able to afford such a largesse.

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