Ho Chi Minh: “Go West, Young Viets”
“វីដេអូឃ្លិបរយៈពេលជិត៣នាទី បង្ហោះលើ យូធូប (Youtube) បង្ហាញថា វៀតណាមផ្ដល់មេដាយឲ្យស្ត្រីខ្មែរទាំងបីរូបនេះ ដោយសារតែពួកគាត់ជាអ្នកមានស្នាដៃក្នុងនាមជាចារនារីយោធា និងជាអ្នកស្នេហាជាតិកម្ពុជា។… អ្នកស្រី ហង់ បុរី [ជាមន្ត្រីជាន់ខ្ពស់ក្រសួងការពារជាតិកម្ពុជា បានទទួលមេដាយនេះដែរ] លើកឡើងថា ការដែលវៀតណាមផ្ដល់មេដាយឲ្យស្ត្រីកម្ពុជានេះ ជាការ បញ្ជាក់ថាប្រជាពលរដ្ឋវៀតណាមទាំងអស់ គោរពស្រលាញ់មន្ត្រីខ្មែរ ដូចជាឪពុកម្ដាយពួកគេអញ្ចឹងដែរ។”
អ្នកផ្សាយព័ត៌មាន វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី វណ្ណ វិចារ ២៦ ខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ២០១៤ វិទ្យុអាស៊ីសេរី
«គេមានការរៀបចំមុនហ្នឹងពី៥ទៅ១០ឆ្នាំ ប៉ុន្តែយើងទើបនឹងចាប់ផ្ដើមនៅឆ្នាំនេះ ហើយឆ្នាំក្រោយសមាហរណកម្មអាស៊ាននឹងចូលមកដល់។ អញ្ចឹង ខ្ញុំភ័យព្រួយ ខ្លាចថាយើងធ្វើអត់ទាន់បានដូចគេ។ »
កញ្ញា សុក ច័ន្ទបរមី និស្សិតឆ្នាំទី១នៃសកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទនីតិសាស្ត្រនិងវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រសេដ្ឋកិច្ច ១៨ វិច្ឆិកា ២០១៤ វិទ្យុវីអូអេ
«ចា៎បារម្ភ ព្រោះថាប្រព័ន្ធអប់រំយើងនៅអន់ជាងប្រព័ន្ធអប់រំនៅប្រទេសនៅក្នុងអាស៊ានដទៃទៀត។ បារម្ភថាពេលចូលអាស៊ានទៅ យើងអត់អាចមានឱកាសទទួលបានការងារល្អដូចគេ ។»
កញ្ញា អ៊ូច សាខនលក្ខិណា និស្សិតមកពីសកលវិទ្យាល័យ ភូមិន្ទនីតិសាស្ត្រនិងវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រសេដ្ឋកិច្ច ១៨ វិច្ឆិកា ២០១៤ វិទ្យុវីអូអេ
“For example, now we have 35,000 workers and we are asking for an increase of perhaps 40,000 to 50,000. The premier [Hun Sen] stressed that Cambodian workers in South Korea would not only receive money but also increase their experience and technological skills they can use back home.”
Kao Kim Hourn, a minister attached to Premier Hun Sen, 16 December 2014
«ឥឡូវយើង សម្បូរតែអ្នករៀនខាងវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រសង្គម អត់មានអ្នករៀនខាងផ្នែកវិទ្យាសាស្ត្រដូចជាវិស្វកម្មអីជាដើម ដល់ពេលវិនិយោគគេមកដល់ គេត្រូវការសាងសង់រោងចក្រ ផលិតគ្រឿងឧបករណ៍អេឡិចត្រូនិកជាដើម អញ្ចឹងយើងត្រូវការអ្នកចេះខាងផ្នែកអេឡិចត្រូនិកនិងខាងផ្នែកកម្មន្តសាលជាដើម។»
រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងអប់រំ យុវជននិងកីឡា លោកបណ្ឌិត ហង់ ជួនណារ៉ុន ១៨ វិច្ឆិកា ២០១៤ វិទ្យុវីអូអេ
Ho Chi Minh might have been inspired by American author Horace Greely’s call some 150 years ago for young Americans to go conquering the West. However, Ho’s long term vision is modest – all he wants is just Indochina. He would be proud of his descendants who have pursued his strategic plan so relentlessly and effectively. Vietnam’s control and influence have gradually penetrated into Cambodian society, economy, and psyche.
The latest satisfaction for Vietnam is a fresh confirmation by Cambodian elites of their loyalty to Vietnam. Hun Sen’s two sisters and a top Cambodian Defence official are thrilled to receive Vietnamese third highest medals of honour for their outstanding achievement in “military espionage” and their “patriotism to Cambodia”.
A few know what these espionage and achievements entail; but whatever they are, they must benefit Vietnam to warrant such high accolades. It would be ridiculous for Vietnam to decorate someone who would do damages to its interest. The Cambodian elites, however, may never wonder why Vietnam would bestow such praises for their patriotism to Cambodia, unless the two nations are practically amalgamated.
Ho could almost smell the success from his grave. One of these elites proclaims Vietnamese people love and respect Cambodian government officials like their parents. This means the Cambodian officials will ensure more of their Vietnamese children are born and bred as locals. It is an assimilation process at its best.
And the advent of the Asean Economic community (AEC), due in 2015, could not be more blessing for Vietnam. First, Cambodia has tolerated an education system that does not depend on brain power for jobs. While students are worried about their professional career in the AEC environment, Premier Hun Sen expects Cambodian labourers working abroad to pick up technological skills there and bring them home. He proposes Korea take many more than the present 35,000 Cambodian labourers without imposing any upper limit. With another 700,000 Cambodian labourers in Thailand, according to Hun Sen’s thinking, Cambodia is ready for the AEC, despite these labourers doing manual work rejected by locals, earning chicken feed, if not being exploited.
Second, Vietnam could not wait to officially send into Cambodia their graduates in engineering, nursing, architecture, surveying, medicine, dentistry, accounting, and hospitality to compete against Cambodian returnees from their work stint abroad. These are the eight professions the AEC allows under its “free” flow of skilled labour. This free flow is, indeed, still subject to local laws and regulations; and Cambodia has a labour law that limits a maximum proportion of foreign workers to 10% of any entity.
Whether Hun Sen’s thinking is naive or not, eternal patron Vietnam can always get him to bend the rule so that it can provide Hang Chuon Naron as many technical and engineering graduates as he wants. After all, it is only natural – if not obligatory – that the parents whom Vietnamese people adore will not let their Vietnamese offspring down.
This is another gigantic nail Cambodian elites allow Ho’s descendants to drive into the Khmer coffin.
Ung Bun Ang
The Viets worked it all out almost 200 years ago what made Cambodians tick. Vietnamese General Truong Minh Giang reported below to Emperor Minh Mang in 1834. And the Cambodians have not since changed much, besides thinking they are now smarter with their PhDs.
"After studying the [Cambodian] situation, we [Vietnamese] have decided that Cambodian officials only know how to bribe and be bribed. Offices are sold; nobody carries out orders; everyone works for his own account."
David Chandler, A History of Cambodia, 4th Edition, 2008. Westview Press, Page 150
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