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The Gecko: 14- July 2006

A new barrel full of chuckles film comedy produced by Khmera Pictures and directed by King Father Norodom Sihanouk is about to hit the big screen at a theater near you.

Titled Four wives are not such fun, shooting for the production took place in June. A written summary of the script and dialogue has been distributed to the press, which includes a Note: "the story related in this film is (partly) in keeping with the 'truth' in a real country."

The film has only three scenes: Scene I where Wife #1 complains to Wife #2 & Wife #3 that her husband is about to take on Wife #4; Scene II at the great banquet for the wedding; and, Scene III where the three wives come in with their brothers and wreck everything, the husband kneels and begs for forgiveness while the brothers fall in love with Wife #4 and ask her to choose one of them as her husband.

•• Phnom Penh's newest casino opened with a whopping splash on July 6. At an event called "The Birth of the Magnificent", The Golden Tower in the Olympic Building on Nehru Boulevard drew in hundreds of well-wishers, starry-eyed punters and the just plain curious.

The Prime Minister's neice Hun Kimleng was the special guest of honor to kick off the evening's entertainment extravaganza, which included Chinese Dragon Dancers accompanied by gong and drum beaters, and a variety of Lucky Draws that gave away more than $200,000.

Golden Tower's brochure says that the venue is "An exclusive joint of International Standard E-Gaming entertainment available. From the enjoyable series of slot machines, to a good selection of multi-player games."

Eager visitors were bubbling with excitement to discover a veritable bonanza of slot machines with names like "Big Chief," "Muchos Pesos," "Guns & Vodka," and "Dracula: Suck the Jackpot Dry". And if that wasn't enough, there were Golden Baccarat tables, electronic Blackjack machines and five Roulette tables too, providing fun for all from six to sixty.

The Golden Tower, which is open 24 hours a day, has big expansion plans and says that Karaoke, Spa/Traditional Massage, VIP Club, and Live coverage of Greyhound & Horse Racing, NBA, Golf, Spanish league and Italian League are all "Coming Soon".

** The World Food Programme headquarters in Rome has a sign out front which reads: "Fighting Hunger" across the top and then "United Nations" across the bottom. But some how the two sides got reversed so the sign read: "Fighting Nations" on top and "United Hunger" on the bottom.

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