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The Reflection of Wealth and Poverty into Our Society

Rich and Poor

A rich man is donating money to some beggars along riverside / by: Dara Saoyuth

Wealth and poverty represent two things that are completely opposite to each other. Wealth is the state that everyone likes and wishes to get. In contrast, poverty is the nightmare everyone rejects. But both of them are commonly seen in every society. There is no society, no matter which political ideology it adheres, that its people live in the same position and with the same property. The wealthy and the poor have a close relationship. They can be the help-providers to each other. The wealthy can use their money to build the social infrastructures such as schools, roads, orphanages, or they can make investment to provide the job to the poor. In return, the poor can provide them the labors, securities, reputations or even the power. However, poverty also results in many problems. Some poor people, because they can not support their living, involve in illegal activities. They can robe or even kill someone in favor of getting money or some properties. Sometimes, they also involve in some illegal business such as drug trafficking or weapon smuggling. In some cases, because their self-esteem fall down, they think their society does not care of them and reject them. So, they happen to do something to harm their own society; they become gangsters and provoke many fights. Because poverty is an obstacle to developing our society, some vital strategies should be set up. The question is how can we reduce the poverty and try to eliminate such inactions in our society. It is hard to solve this problem, and especially it needs a strong commitment from both the government and the rich or the wealthy. In our society as the example, some of the wealthy are behind those social inactions. No doubt, they have no willing to eliminate the poverty because it is the poor who are the dynamic forces to help them to get success in their illegal business. If they eliminate poverty, who can work for them? In addition, such inactions in our society can not be completely rooted out, for most of the criminal are poor and are prevented by the wealthy. Those criminals can not be arrested, for they are the significant witnesses of many crimes and illegal businesses. Moreover, some of the wealthy are ones who cause the poverty. They invest in casinos or lottery corporations. Thus, some people, because addicted, sell out their poverty to take risk with gambling. Sooner or later, they fall deeply into poverty. Again, to reduce the poverty, it needs a strong commitment from the government and the contribution from the wealthy. Government must enforce the implementation of the law to ensure that all criminals and their bakers, no matter who they are, are arrested and sentenced. Anyway, government should ensure that the poor can also get profits from the economic growth. Along with this, the wealthy also play an important role. They can use their money to make investment and provide many kinds of legal jobs to the poor or establish vocational training schools to provide the poor the exact skills. In sum, the wealthy and the poor are the two important elements in a social process.
Written by: Ty Phearom, a senior student of English Literature at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
Email: ty_phearom@yahoo.com


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Dara Saoyuth

Acid Attack Keep Increasing

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity / from Wikipedia

Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity / from Wikipedia

In the first 8 months of 2010, the number of victims of acid attack has seen a remarkable increase compared to the same period of the previous year, said Chhum Chenda Sophea, a public relation manager at Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC), which work in Cambodia to provide free medical care to acid burn patients.

Chhum Chenda Sophea said that since the beginning of 2010, there had been 24 victims of  20 acid attack cases in various area in the kingdom.

In foreign countries, acid is used for business such as producing rechargeable batteries; while in Cambodia, it is used to solve the problems and as a result the losers (the victims) always get hurt from  serious injuries.

Yesterday, another acid attack

Three garment workers and one little boy were injured in an acid attack on Wednesday outside the factory in which the three women work.

People said the attack is because of love triangle.  Victims were immediately sent to the hospital after being attacked.

More information about the case click the below link:

1. Breaking news from AFP, click here

2. Breaking news from Radio Free Asia, click here

by: Dara Saoyuth