Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Food for Thought
Delineate or Dissolve: The Stupidity That Lands a Senator in Jail Border demarcation between Cambodia and Vietnam has been a contentious issue among Cambodian politicians and political activists. The rancor has recently landed a senator in jail for posting a "fake" document relating to the 1979 border treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam on Facebook. Actually, the "fake" document appears to be just for one fake word: "Dissolve" which was put in place of the word: "Delineate". After many efforts by media savvy people, it now appears that this "fake document or word" has been tracked down to the doorstep of the France-based Cambodian Border Committee, which was led by a Mr. Sean Pengse. If this is where the word "dissolve" was translated from either Khmer or French for what its original meaning or actual writing was "delineate", the people who are responsible for translating it, should seriously need to have their credibility checked. Whether it was intentional or unintentional, the word "delineate" and "dissolve" are not the same or similar in any shape or form. In all seriousness, this Cambodian Border Committee probably needs to be "dissolved" for failing to make a correct translation of the word "delineate." I am saying this "tongue in cheek", of course.