By Gaffar Peang-Meth
Gautama Buddha (563 to 483 B.C): “What we think, we become.”
Confucius (551 to 479 B.C.): “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of 10 years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”
Aristotle (384 to 322 B.C.): “The passion for equality is at the root of revolution.”
John F. Kennedy (1917 to 1963): “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”
BY SIMON MARKS
At first glance you may not think Ukraine and Cambodia have much in common. Think again. Observations and interviews conducted in Cambodia following the hotly contested election in July 2013, and on the streets of Kiev last month, offered some interesting parallels. In Ukraine in February, more than 80 people died when clashes erupted in Kiev between armed police and anti-government protesters who had entrenched themselves at Maidan, the central square in the heart of Ukraine’s historic capital.
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