|[CPP's thugs armed with sticks blocked border activists to reach their goal, Facebook image]|
By Khmer Wathanakam
|[Image Thy Sovantha Facebook]|
|[Armed military personnel and CPP's ruffians stood ready to attack border activists if they cross a set line, image the Cambodia Daily]|
|[Khemr confront with Khmer not Vietnamese, Facebook image]|
If Hun Sen has a political will to solve border issue with Vietnam accurately and fairly, he should not handle this situation in a tense and fearful atmosphere. He should order the border guards to stand protecting the fellow Khmer border activists, cooperating and guiding them to reach a final goal in a peaceful manner. Instead, Cambodian border guards held up their rifles ready to shoot the group of peaceful activists with empty hands without providing a clear instruction to them. The way that Cambodian border guards and ruffians had acted has clearly encouraged the Vietnamese to encroach more Khmer land since they stand to protect the Vietnamese interest in front of fellow Khmer. Since the previous incident, Cambodian government dared not to condemn violence instigated by the Vietnamese thugs who caused injuries both sides while Vietnamese government repeatedly condemned Cambodian activists, branding them as the extremists who had attacked the Vietnamese villagers along the border injured seven of them when it never recognized injuries had happened on both sides as all Khmer media had reported. The two border incidents have indicated that Vietnam still dominates over Cambodia politically and militarily without a question. Hanoi rebuked and accused Cambodian activists as provocateurs and demanded Cambodian government to prevent such a violence in the future. In fact, Hanoi is a culprit, the Vietnamese attacked Cambodian activists first while Cambodian just tried to defense themselves. Hanoi's behavior and attitude toward Khmer is unacceptable since it blames Khmer as the extremists and provocateurs, but instead Vietnam is a real hypocrite.