Wendy R. Sherman, Deputy Secretary of State

May 30, 2021

Ref: Your official visiting to the Kingdom of Cambodia, June 01, 2021

Objective: Cambodia’s Democracy has been fallen apart

Dear Mrs. Sherman;

The CEROC is aware of your official visiting to the Kingdom of Cambodia this June 01, 2021; and this is identified as the most first senior visiting within President Joe Biden mandate. Once, Mr. President said that “All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity, and should be able to live without fear no matter who they are or whom they love”.

Over half of Cambodian eligible voters were deprived by the extrajudicial Supreme Court of Cambodia on 16 November 2017 ruled to dissolve the CNRP in a move Charles Santiago, Chairman of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, called “the final nail in the coffin for Cambodian democracy”. Then, today many democrats and youth environmental activists have been jailed, living in hideout, under state’s rigid surveillance, forced to live in exile, and threatening party deflection. As the result of running a façade democracy, the National Election Committee (NEC) in 2018, could trigger voters’ turnout and declared absolute victory for the CPP controlling all Parliament Seats. Now, the media has been transformed into the real party’s propaganda, like in many communist states’, to conceal the power-abuses and violations of the National Constitution and the Paris Peace Agreements 23 October 1991 by the elites. The wise, the technical, and the educated, are put under the rug, typically silent, or could not speak up fearful of reprisal.  

We would like to implore your intuitive prowess to utilize all means to ensure American value; the priceless human rights and democracy agenda, be the first in the discussion table before China-US geopolitical rivalry and political flip-flops of Hun Sen administration.

Sincerely yours;

Sophoan Seng, The CEROC’s President