T he Post gets some interesting mail. A job inquiry came in from a Mr. Ronald
Segal whose background includes: Received abhisheka and higher tantric teachings
from V.V. Tarikh Rimpoche at Tsechen Shedrup Yongkhyil Ling in Kathmandu; wrote
Hollywood screenplay BLACK PEARL; taught at Novosibirsk State University
(Siberia); Personal Envoy of H.E. Did-Khambo-Lama Dorje Tsedenov, Head Abbot of
the Egituisky Datsan Monastery and Keeper of the Dzandan-Jowo; Program Director
for Radio Mongolia; studied classical Indian music under Mrs. Ravi Shankar; and,
Advisor to H.E. Khambo Lama Choi Dorjie Budaev XXII, Supreme Buddhist Patriarch
of all the Russias.
Mr. Segal, who hails from the U.S., lists his
language skills as "conversational grasp of Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Russian,
Tibetian, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, Newari, and Chinese." Yikes!
to a publication from the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Institute's president
Richard H. Solomon received the U.S. State Department's Foreign Affairs Award
for Public Service on June 19 "for his role in bringing peace to Cambodia."
Perhaps the ceremony should have been held in Rattanak Mondol. The IDPs there
may have had something to say about the state of peace in the
Well wishers be advised: The big wedding for General Tea
Chamrath, 54, is slated for November 24.
The UN Secretary-Gen-eral's
Representative in Cambodia, Benny Widyono has been given a new lease on life.
His mission is being extended for another six months, until April 8, l996, which
will bring him to the two-year mark in his current capacity.
of Route 4 from Sihanoukville reported that he had no problems getting through
all the checkpoints, except at one where he was stopped and told he had to pay
$50 - not for him, or his car, but because his girlfriend was
In Sihanoukville itself, the grumbling has been heard all the
way back to the capital. Foreigners report that they are being stopped by the
cops and told they must pay $200 if they don't have their passports on them. One
ticked off visitor to the seaside city bargained the fee down to $100, but was
definitely not happy with the deal.
Here's a nice tale about friendly
cops: A Brit senior executive in a prominent firm has a long night on the sauce
at various proper establishments in Phnom Penh and, nigh on sunrise, finds he
doesn't have the cash to pay the latest bar bill. The cops are called in and
he's trundled away to the police station where he passes out on a bench. The
cops find his business card and then send a runner off to his employer's office
so someone can come by and collect the liquified soul. End of small story. Start
of big hangover.