Government Building, June 2012. Wikimedia Commons


Khmer Times-Sept 10, 2018

The much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle to kick off the sixth mandate of the Royal Government turned from a rumble on the Mekong to mere poof that it is business-as-usual – consolidating the success of conservatives in their positions. Disillusionment has indeed set in the minds of many local observers and analysts, and also among the diplomatic corps. Hopes of seeing new faces in the cabinet have been dashed, and there are now strong concerns about the performance of the new cabinet as the underperforming ministers assume their previous positions, with almost no oversight and audit of their work.

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First published in: Khmer Times