The Women's Media Center of Cambodia, with support from the Danish Institute for
Human Rights, sent out invitations to the press for a Seminar on Access to
Information to be held in Sihanoukville on Sept 14. The purpose was to bring
together stakeholders to discuss how to "implement Access to Information in
Cambodia in accordance with the new law on Archives as well as the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and other international treaties and conventions."
The press were eager to attend but their stakeholder participation was
spiked. Sessions were closed to the press and public.
** This latest
report from America: A major research institution has recently announced the
discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been
Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant
neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an
atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces
called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles
called peons. Since Govern-mentium has no electrons, it is
However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction
with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one
reaction to take over four days to complete, even if it would normally take less
than a second.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of four years; it
decay but, instead, undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of
the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact,
Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization
will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists
to believe that
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in
concentration; this hypothetical quantity is referred to as "Critical Morass."
When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium - an element
which radiates just as much energy as the Governmentium atom since it has half
as many peons but twice as many morons.
** If you see somebody who looks
like Quincy Jones in Phnom Penh in October, that's because it's him.
At a recent session of the National Assembly one observer counted 26
Landcruisers, 3 Lexus, 2 Prados, 3 Pajeros and 36 sedans (ranging from Camrys to
** Ande Stanke says the article in Chakraval Daily about
a "riverside street restaurant" that has "naked dancing foreign women remaining
underwear" is not his place, and so he asks that reporters who have been trying
to extort money from him to not write about it please stop doing so.