In case you were wondering, former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim - who
lied about his role in WWII as a Nazi intelligence officer for 40 years -
receives a $124,754-a-year lifetime UN pension. The current UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan pulls down $294,020 per year, including $220,968 in gross annual
salary and a $73,052 cost-of-living adjustment.
Some guy named "Mat" out there in cyberspace at [email protected] appears to
have the technological wherewithal of a Mongoloid flea. Either that, or he is
suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. In his eagerness to get
out a message called "Hon Sen wants to be a president for the rest of his life",
he has now sent the same 3.2MB file at least 15 times to a long list of
recipients, jamming email inboxes and infuriating all.
An anthropologist with furry legs and an overly inquisitive snout was hot on
the trail of Margaret Mead while burrowing through the dimly lit alleyways in
the Central Market. Feeling her way through the brassiere section, she was
caught unawares and exclaimed: "Gee willakers! There is more latex here than in
the Chup Rubber Plantation."
As Sam Rainsy was fasting "to protest the lavish expense by the Phnom Penh
government for the organization of the Summit," the Sam Rainsy Party-USA was
circulating via email quotes on fasting from "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi".
Meanwhile, others were wondering how "lavish" was the conference Rainsy had just
attended in Seoul sponsored by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats. As
Rainsy was being evicted from Wat Ounalom around midnight Sunday, he was asked
"Are you hungry?" He replied: "No. But I hunger for justice and democracy."
Readers will note the corrections outlined on this page stemming from the
interview with Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong. Readers should also note that the
Post will gladly accept the donation of a new state-of-the-art tape recorder to
help avoid such problems in the future.
At the OXFAM press conference dovetailing with the GMS Summit, Tom Fawthrop
asked a question and was told it was "not interesting," which drew chuckles from
the crowd. A reporter, who was later asked what the question was, said "I can't