An Open Letter to Cambodia’s Hun Manet About His PhD Thesis

Despite repeated requests, Bristol University has refused to release the Cambodian leader’s doctoral thesis in economics.

Prime Minister Dr. Hun Manet,

At present, your PhD thesis, completed at Bristol University in 2009, sits gathering dust on a shelf in a library building in southwest Britain.

No one reads it and no one is allowed to photocopy it. Neither is it possible to transfer it to any other academic library. The thesis is literally kept under lock and key.

Most theses are readily available to be read by interested researchers everywhere. You will have needed to read many completed theses yourself in the course of your studies.

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