CPP 9 Points Final Communiqué
កំណែទម្រង់ក្បាលម៉ាស៊ីនដឹកន ាំថ្មីរបស់គណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ ពុជា
As it began a three-day party congress in Phnom Penh on Friday, the ruling CPP blamed internal dysfunction and corruption for shock losses in the July 2013 national election, which was followed by a turbulent year marked by a political deadlock, mass opposition demonstrations and the government’s brutal suppression of dissents.
In a report distributed to CPP officials who attended the opening of the congress at its Phnom Penh headquarters, the ruling party lays out a remarkably honest assessment of why it suffered a major blow to its popular support in the election.
“Although our party was victorious, the drop in votes was the most noticeable characteristic,” says the report, which was marked “classified” and obtained from a party member who attended the closed-door morning session of the congress.
“There are a number of key reasons why we have lost votes,” the 26-page report says, listing the first reason as the failure of the government to properly implement what the CPP says were “very good policies for every sector.”
“Secondly, misconduct such as corruption, nepotism, the abuse of power, big gaps between upper and lower-level officials, between government officials and the people, between rich and poor, the lack of confidence in the judicial system, inequality, the effectiveness of the implementation of laws which remains so limited, the issue of public services, land and forest issues…made people lose trust in our leadership,” the report says.
“Although these lacking points were caused by a number of officials, the influence was very wide on our party’s popularity; as the common Khmer proverb says ‘one fermented fish causes a bad smell for all the fish in a basket,’” it continues.
The report says that damage to the CPP’s popular support was also caused by border and immigration issues, which it says have been seized on by the CNRP “to attract support from those who have extreme opinions, especially among youth who lack correct understanding about history.”
Contacted by telephone Friday, Mr. Rainsy said that the CNRP was still broadening its support based on the quality of its ideas and proposals put forward while in opposition.
“We will continue to compete with the CPP; compete for the support of the population. And I think we, meaning the CNRP, are on a winning track because we compete with ideas, we compete with proposals, we don’t compete with money, with intimidation, with disinformation,” he said.
Mr. Rainsy wished the CPP the best in its efforts to reform.
“I wish the CPP good luck in reforming their policies and in reforming themselves, but I doubt whether they will be able to reform themselves in the way the people want—to see a responsible party, a party leading the country to be have,” he said.
“Because I think the corruption in the CPP in endemic, is systemic, so any serious reform to curb corruption would undermine the very foundation of the CPP.”
ក្នុងការបើកមហាសន្និបាតវិសាមញ្ញតំណាងទូទាំងប្រទេសនៅរសៀលថ្ងៃសុក្រនេះ លោក ហេង សំរិន បានឡើងថ្លែងតាមសុន្ទរកថាគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាបានធ្លាក់សំឡេងគាំទ្រ២២អាសនៈ ហើយគណបក្សប្រឆាំងបានទទួលសំឡេងគាំទ្រទាំងនេះ រហូតបាន៥៥អាសនៈ ដែលកត្តានេះគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាត្រូវតែគិតពិចារណាឲ្យបានស៊ីជម្រៅ។ លោកបន្តថាបញ្ហាជាច្រើនដែលគណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជាត្រូវតែដោះស្រាយ ដែលក្នុងនោះមានកំណែទម្រង់ និងការកែប្រែកម្មវិធីនយោបាយរបស់គណបក្ស។
03 Feb 2015