Most powerful american in CambodiA


#1

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/erinhale/2016/09/01/the-most-powerful-american-in-cambodia-the-unlikely-rise-of-bretton-sciaroni

"Bretton Sciaroni came to Cambodia in 1993, the year of its first democratic election after more than two decades of tumultuous rule by the U.S.-backed Lon Nol regime… In 1987, at age 35, the American lawyer had seen his career very publicly blow up after a seemingly meteoritic rise to the Reagan White House when he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra Affair that rocked the last years of the Reagan administration.

After facing a public whipping in the U.S. press when it was revealed he had failed the bar exam four times, it is perhaps unsurprising that he agreed to an unlikely job in a war-torn country halfway around the word several years later. On the suggestion of Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican congressman in California, the one-time Reaganite was now ironically tasked with helping the formerly communist Cambodian People’s Party run its first campaign as a modern political party."


#2

Interesting read. Didn’t know about him until now. Sounds like he helped to shape the face of Cambodia today.


#3

Interesting… I would like to know who the most powerful Cambodian in America is.