Secretary Clinton Meets With Mu Sochua

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September 15, 2009
Secretary Clinton With Mu Sochua of Cambodia

Secretary Clinton and Mu Sochua, Cambodian opposition parliamentarian, discussed the current situation in Cambodia on Friday, September 11, 2009, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

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Pretty
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Canada
September 15, 2009

Pretty in Canada writes:

Thank you so much Madame Secretary. Please help ensure Mrs. Mu's safety on her return. She is a leader, a human rights activist, and an inspiration to all of us who wish to see Cambodia remains on the right path to democracy.

Please help push for the passing of corruption laws, the respect of human rights and dignity. Cambodia needs no stronger man but stronger instutions. We really need a better system of check-and-balance since all powers are concentrated purely on a single branch of the government.

Cambodia needs real democracy in real terms and practicality, not just a facade or camouflage type.

Tithia S.
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District Of Columbia, USA
September 15, 2009

Tithia S. in Washington writes:

Please help Cambodia to get out from dictatorship regime. Our people have been sufferred long enough. They are enduring the pain every day with this regime. ONLY USA can help savage Cambodian people.

Thanks.

Rosemary
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New Jersey, USA
September 15, 2009

Rosemary in New Jersey writes:

What a beautiful picture of two brave women. Ms. Mu is courageous. We should also remember that our own Secretary of State faces down many potential threats herself in bringing strong messages to rogue regimes. Even as she carries a cheerful, friendly demeanor to people around the world, she stands in firm opposition to human rights abuses, a message some do not want to hear. We pray that God watches over women like these.

Love you, Hillary!

Thann
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 15, 2009

Thann in Pennsylvania writes:

Dear Senator Clinton, Please help Ms. Mu Sochua she is a wonderful person has great heart and very hornest to the people of Cambodian. She always remind me of you!! Thanks so much for your caring. Thann

Chinlong H.
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Canada
September 15, 2009

Chinlong H. in Canada writes:

Dear Madame Secretary Clinton,

You have shown to not only Women in Cambodia, but to all over the world "Women" have every important role in every human society. Woman is not an object or thing, she is not only just "should", but must be respected by man from variety of men; there is "NO", and will be "NO"exception. You did demonstrate to encourage all Women to stand up to express her "rights and freedom". Madame Secretary of Stetes, you are the model for all women in the world.

A real democracy can only exist in Cambodia when rights and freedom of expression of idea is allowed.

Respected Yours,

Chinlong

Thann
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 15, 2009

Thann in Pennsylvania writes:

Dear Secretary Clinton, please help Ms. Mu Sochua to resolved her issuses in Cambodia she is a very brave and hornest person she care for all the people in Cambodia, her vission is to help Cambodia women get their egual right opportunities. You both make a great role model to the world. Thank you so much, Thann

Lisa
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 15, 2009

Lisa in Pennsylvania writes:

I am so pleased that Sec. of State Clinton chose to meet with Mu Sochua and prioritize human rights in the new administration. I hope that this commitment to social justice in developing nations continues.

Channdara
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District Of Columbia, USA
September 15, 2009

Channdara in Washington writes:

Thanks US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton,

Your supports for MP Mu Sochua as well as Khmer/Cambodian Women would bring the world into new phase of equality. Cambodian people really need your help to promote changes. We call on you as a superpowerful country to tell the Khmer Communist Government to listen to opposition parties and don't cheat Khmer innocent people. Again, I really thank you and am grateful for your time and commitment to meet our outstanding leader, who is also the victim of Cambodia's strong man, Hun Sen.

Please please help as much as you can.

Best Regards,

Dara.

Sina
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 15, 2009

Sina in Pennsylvania writes:

Throughout our nation's history, women fought for the right to be treated as equals and for the opportunity to make contributions to our society. Let us recognize the great advances in social justice achieved during those years. But, at the same time, let us remember that gains in social justice are neither self-sustaining nor irreversible. Rather, they must continually be protected, preserved, and guarded against the dangers of complacency. As citizens of this nation all of us have the privilege -- and the responsibility -- to join in that noble effort. Thank you Madame Secretary Clinton-you have shown the world an acts of fairness, integrity, compassion, and respect, we'll paint a lasting pictures of the world as it should be. Madame Secretary Clinton, you are the model for all women in the world, for this reason, I salute you. Women across the world take MP Mu Sochua for example, continue to work to help create a just and equal society, uniting around a firm commitment to ensure Freedom for All. Thank you!

Respectfully yours,

Sina

sawathey e.
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Australia
September 16, 2009

Sawathey in Australia writes:

Dear Madame Secretary,

Congratulations on this positive move. The position taken by the U.S. government is more reflective of its world leader status. No doubt, the Australian government has a long way to go in sofaras taking this position. I am sure many Cambodians, including Ms Mu, who escaped Cambodia during the reign of Communism to the U.S., would be extremely proud to know that your support means more than words could describe.

San
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District Of Columbia, USA
September 16, 2009

San in Washington writes:

Dear Madame Secretary Clinton,

Please help support Ms. Mu Sochua in her fight for human rights and democracy in Cambodia. As a Cambodian American who has lived in the U.S. for 36 years, I feel very lucky to have the rights I do in the United States. This is the first time I have seen a U.S. official trying to support human rights and democracy in Cambodia. Please continue to support this cause for DEMOCRACY and HUMAN RIGHTS in Cambodia. Thank you.

kenpheng
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Canada
September 16, 2009

Kenpheng in Canada writes:

Dear Madame US Secretary of state,Hilary Clinton

As a Canadian-Cambodian citizen born in Cambodia,I am very grateful for your ardent supports for MP Mu Sochua as well as the whole Cambodian citizen.This would breed a greatly change that Cambodian people are waiting today.

Honestly, from the bottom of my heart, we, the Cambodian citizens really need your help desperately.

respectfully yours
Kenpheng

Vithevy
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Vithevy in Pennsylvania writes:

Secretary Clinton and Mrs. Mu Sochua are true models for all women. Thank you Mrs. Clinton for taking your precious time to discussed and concerned the current situation in Cambodia. Please help to ensure Mrs. Mu safety and help Cambodia reach its final destination-a place where there is TRUE DEMOCRACY.

Vannara
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Vannara in Pennsylvania writes:

Dear Honorable Secretary Clinton,

I would like to thank you for your attention and concern of the injustice rule of laws in Cambodia. Seeing picture of you and Mrs. Mu Sochua together has brought hope to our Cambodian Nation. Please continue your generosity. Thank you again for your kindness and good intention.

Vattey
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Vattey in Pennsylvania writes:

Secretary Clinton,

I would like to express my greatful thanks for your good intention of meeting with our honorable Mrs. Mu to discuss the current matter in Cambodia. Cambodia has been suffered since the Khmer Rouge Regim and now with the current rulling government. Please help to promote human rights and tue democracy in Cambodia. Also, please please help to ensure Mrs. Mu safety when she returned to Cambodia. She is a true Cambodian woman's role model.

Layso L.
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California, USA
September 16, 2009

Layso in California writes:

Mu Sochua is a very respected woman who dares to stand up for justice.

Sokha L.
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Canada
September 16, 2009

Sokha L. in Canada writes:

Dear Madame Secretary Clinton,

As a Cambodian, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your attention you pay to Cambodia and especially the case of Ms. Mu Sochua. His sacrifice, courage and determination to conduct a long and dangerous struggle for democracy and to protect women, children and the needy in Cambodia. Ms. Mu Sochua is a hope and a democratic symbol for all Cambodians.

The United States, recognized as a country of great power and great promoter of democracy can help Cambodia and its people who suffered for too long time. Madam Secretary, please ask the U.S. government to take a concrete action to ensure the safety of Ms. Mu Sochua and send a clear message to the Cambodian Government so that he respect the freedom of expression and fundamental rights of the population. And to abandon the lawsuit against it, PM Ho Van and journalist Hang Chakra unconditionally.

Respectfully yours,

Sokha L.

Ros V.
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Ros V. in Pennsylvania writes:

Honorable Hillary R. Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State

Dear Secretary Clinton,

As an American of Cambodian origin, I am writing to express my appreciation for your support of the on-going democratic process in Cambodia and to highlight some of the vital changes that were implemented by the current government of Cambodia.

Even though I have been always aware of your good service to our country and people through your position in the United States, your recent correct characterization and the intentions of the people behind it has encouraged me to write you this piece. I have seen a few comments addressed to your name posted on the internet by individuals and groups working in the interest of Cambodia's Human Rights and Rules of Law.

The current government has brought so many negative changes to Cambodia. Here is lists of some of the unethical action of the current government in Cambodia that I believe are must mentioning:

*The Judiciary System: Out of its conviction to justice, the government has not established an independent court system that works for the people. In today's Cambodia, justice is not served for every citizen; innocent people get penalized for a crime and high rank government is above the law.

*Parliamentary system: The government has no truly representative parliamentary system comprised of members elected directly by the people and responsible to the people.

*The Freedom of Speech: Not consistent with the constitution to materialize, the government has not given people rights to speak the truth about their wrong doing in the country. If they do they will get charge with defamation and will be prosecuted. The freedom of speech is a milestone underachievement for the people of Cambodia.

*The Human Rights: Citizens, politicians and journalists critical of the government face violence and intimidation and are barred from equal access to the broadcast media. In addition, the judiciary remains weak and subject to political influence.

*Illegal Evictions: Recently, the evictions were carried out with excessive force by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, military police and civilian police officers armed with guns. Illegal eviction in Cambodia have caused thousands of families to lose their land, homes and livelihoods, and left them destitute

In conclusion, with the support of freedom loving countries such as the United States, Cambodia future will be bright and promising. To this end, I ask you, U.S. Security of State, to continue your support to Cambodia and to compress Cambodia government to open its arm and extending its hand to work with all opposition groups in the country for the betterment of Cambodia. Once again, I would like to thank you for your attention.

Sincerely yours,
Ros V.

Chea
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Chea in Pennsylvania writes:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Your interest showing support to Mrs. Mu Sochua shows dramatic leaderships and highlights the many accomplishments and contributions women made to our country and around the world. It gives us an opportunity to remember and celebrate the countless ways the spirit and courage of women added to the strength, prosperity, and diversity of life.

Let us be inspired by the words of Eleanor Roosevelt; "We gain strength and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. . . we must do that which we think we cannot."

Thank you,
Chea

Chhoeun
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Chhoen in Pennsylvania writes:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Minister of Parliament Mu Sochua, both of you changed America and Cambodia and both fought for the right to be treated as equals and for the opportunity to make contributions to our society. Madame Clinton please continued your support for Mrs. Mu Sochua and help establish a real democracy in Cambodia. Many thanks to both of you!!!

Regards,
Chhoeun

Jesse
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Jesse R. in Pennsylvania writes:

Thank you U.S. Secretary Clinton for listening and concerning of the wrongful intention of the Cambodian government to its people today. You, as the world most respectful woman, have met with Mrs. Mu Sochua has brought som hope to our people. Please continue your support. Cambodia need help for change.

WE LOVE HILLARY CLINTON! WIN WITH WOMEN!

Thank you again,
Jesse R.

Sovanna
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 16, 2009

Sovanna in Pennsylvania writes:

Congratulation!!!

I see another chapter of history making for Cambodia-two powerful and brave women shaking hands and communicating. What a lovely picture, which captured an inspirational moment. Madame, Clinton, you are a true leader for all women. Thanks for taking your time in caring about Cambodia's situation and supporting Mu Sochua.

Elyse
September 16, 2009

Elyse writes:

please help Sochua remain safe upon her return to Cambodia

Chanveasna
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California, USA
September 17, 2009

Chanveasna in California writes:

Dear Madame Secretary Clinton,

As a Cambodian, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your attention to the situation in Cambodia. You are giving hope and energy to all Cambodian people to fight for their freedom, liberty, and justice.

Sincerely your,

Chanveasna

Nina H.
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Minnesota, USA
September 17, 2009

Nina H. in Minnesota writes:

i am 100 percent support mrs, mu. i think what ever she told you about my country is really really truth. could you please help her and stop Hun Sen being power. this pm will ruine our combodia people life. Hun sen party will kill any one if they again him. i would like to write more but my english not good enought to write.thank you if you do help Mu.

nina
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United States
September 18, 2009

Nina in U.S.A. writes:

i am here to support mu. not 99% or 99 1/2 but 100 percent. also support you as well.

thank you for your helping our country

meta
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United States
September 17, 2009

Meta in U.S.A. writes:

please mrs secretary hillary clinton help our country. we are appriciate it. help mu to return home safety.

Da l.
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United States
September 17, 2009

Dala in U.S.A. writes:

i am support mrs mu 100 percent %

sotheavy
September 17, 2009

Sotheavy writes:

i am here to support mu.

thank you mrs secretary, i can't not write english but i ask my daughter to write this for me.

sonyvel
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United States
September 17, 2009

Sonyvel in U.S.A. writes:

i am here to support mu 1000%,and i ask my cousin to write this for me since i do not own computer.

thank you Mrs clinton

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