LOEULynx Operational Evaluation Unit
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Khouy Thoeun ,Srey Loeu Senchey village Like Thoeun, Chhun Saroeun, 54, and his wife are happy because they are confident that their land will not be taken away from them now that they possess a land title.
This is effected by erecting an opposition between the comforts of 'tradition'--conceptualized as hierarchy, deference and acquiescence to political direction by personally known leaders--and the threats of 'modernity'--conceptualized in the form of the firepower and technology prevalent in the world of the tnak loeu, in which the humble villager cannot hope to survive as an individual without backing (khnong) or connections (khsae).
However, this bluff can be successful on occasion, particularly in remote areas where local officials are themselves unlikely to be very familiar with the operations of the tnak loeu, and unwilling to take the chance of higher institutions becoming involved.