Influential technology, Filthy politics – Cambodia 2007

This makes me sick:

“If You Think Mobile Technology Does Not Influence Elections then consider why in the days leading up to the national elections in Cambodia SMS / text messaging was turned off. Apparently, the National Election Committee of Cambodia has asked that SMS be shut down from March 31 to April 1 at 3pm, because "it can be used as a tool for election campaign by political parties".” (From TechPresident).

Though, having traveled through Cambodia and seen the things the regime is capable of doing, this does not surprise me at all.