|Outdated? “Children should be seen but not heard?”|
Cambodian school children pictured in 2002 - the "traditional" expectation is for them be dutifully patient; regimented; compliant. Girls even today find themselves pressured to follow the traditional women's code "Chbab Srey".
This is my Op-Ed in the Cambodia Daily on 17 July 2015, but with illustrations and sources of reference added above and below. My premise is that Cambodia's ruling party, in trying to retain control, is turning the clock back to the days of absolute patronage/dependency, when people "knew their place in Society". They hope that this will make for a compliant electorate, unlike the one in 2013.