The Global Witness Organization based in London, United Kingdom, has released continuous reports on Cambodia, and the content of each report constitutes negative meanings leading to hostility against the Royal Government and people of Cambodia. Like a number of prejudice politicians, expatriates and civil societies, the Global Witness has taken unfriendly position vis à vis Cambodia, has made efforts to discredit the reputation of Cambodia by their slanderous and poisonous allegations without taking any responsibility. It should note that with an attempt to spoil the process, the Global Witness has disseminated its false report when Cambodia is in its preparation to hold elections choosing the subnational level councils, and to host international meeting on aid for the country. Such misconduct intends to prevent Cambodia from its continued development.
In its recent report entitled “ A Country on Sale “, the Global Witness has seriously offended the Royal Government of Cambodia by allegedly wrote that a big part of Cambodia land had been either belonged to big investors or grasped by powerful dignitaries. It goes on with allegation that there has been corruption in the search for oil and gas exploitation. To rebuff such groundless allegation, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, named the reporting team “ a group of mentally ill people “. They always defame Cambodia; and as usual, immediate after the release of such kind of report, the opposition politicians started to use it as propaganda tools attacking the Royal Government, defaming the country and seducing people to hate the Royal Government.
On the contrary, such attempts of the opposition as well as that of the Global Witness have met with the loss of their own values; they could not convince people with wisdom, ideals and common sense. Obviously, in 2007, amidst the Global Witness’ slanderous report entitled “Cambodia’s Family Tree “ and the efforts attacking the Royal Government by the UN Special Representative, Mr. Jas Guy, prior to the opening of the Forum on Cooperation for Cambodia Development, the Royal Government of Cambodia could obtain, more than expected, the development aid worth 690 million US dollars from that Forum. As for the latest report released in early 2009, we trust, it will meet with failure again.
In fact, such report is just a fantasy document designed by a number of irresponsible reporters. Amongst them, there are Cambodians who have developed their personal hatred into such false report to humiliate the Royal Government and their own motherland. Another clear evidence of their mental illness is their act against the Royal Government; they have never helped the Royal Government in getting capitals for development and poverty reduction, and on the other hand, they are very skillful in creating fiction. Moreover, they voice corruption in the study of oil exploitation and predict disasters whilst oil is still in the underground.
Everyone with sense of truth witness by their own eyes the development gained by Cambodians under the wise leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, who was been chosen through a democratic election. Cambodia is a country in the process of strengthening and deepening its legislations and every kind of natural and raw materials are well governed, managed and exploited for the good interests of its population.
It should remind that the Global Witness closed its operation and was asked to leave Cambodia in 2005 for its incorporative manner with the Royal Government and its innovation of false report on Cambodia. Moreover, reports released were first of all spread out to the attention of the public and printed by the opposition newspaper before being submitted to its partner - the Royal Government.
There is no doubt that, the development and the achievement gained in Cambodia have always been ignored by the Global Witness. It has never treated Cambodia with fairness.