Where's Pol Pot? According to General Nhek Bun Chhay the KR leader is in Phnom
Thom (Big Mountain) on Cambodian territory just across from Tart in Thailand.
Bun Chhay also said that Pol Pot had just returned from a visit to China for
medical treatment due to problems from repeated bouts of malarial. Anyone want
to figure out how Pol Pot gets to China and back? Khieu Samphan is supposed to
be in Phnom Malai south of Poipet.
An RCAF soldier in Phum Bos, 30 Kms north of Stoeng on Route 6 in Kompong
Thom province was asked recently what he would tell Prime Minister Norodom
Ranariddh if he had the opportunity. Chat Samnang, 32, said "I would ask for a
new uniform and new weapon to fight the Khmer Rouge." Samnang said he had not
been paid in two months but added, "About salary, no problem because I know our
government is poor."
Khmer Rouge defector Troul, 28, sitting in the main defector camp in Siem
Reap city on January 5 was asked what kind of military activities he'd conducted
from his jungle hideout in Pourk district over the last three years. He replied,
"Nothing, we got very bored."
Is AIDs a problem in Cambodia? According to a graduate of the University of
Phnom Penh Medical School the answer is clear. "AIDs? No problem," he said. "We
are not afraid of AIDs because it takes a long time to die - 20 or 30
It appears that Geckos don't like journalists. FCCC Manager James Campbell
recently purchased 20 Geckos for 1,500 riels each and tried to perch them on the
club's walls thinking they could pick up some useful tips for this column.
They've all disappeared, although James says they are hiding.
toes aren't! His new shoes are the height of fashion in Paris. He says he
clipped a photo from GQ magazine of the designer Yamamoto's latest trend
setters, and then went to a cobbler in Phnom Penh where a pair was literally cut
out for only $25.
Someone had to be medivaced to Bangkok recently, and thanks to the ingenuity
of the airplane's crew the flight came off without a hitch in spite of some
electrical problems. When the crew was about to take off after dark, the lights
in the aircraft weren't working. After some quick purchases, one and all flew to
Thailand by torchlight.
The inaugural RAC flight to KL was a "non-smoker" but that policy may not
last. The Gecko hears that both Hun Sen and Sar Keng were grumbling about not
being able to light up on board and were not shy about saying they hoped things