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Be a man - shoot a gun

Be a man - shoot a gun

The Editor,

 I'd like to voice my support for Teng

Boon Ma's cool-headed response to the injustices committed by Royal Air

Cambodge. Being a frequent flyer on the domestic carrier, I too have

had to put up with such horrors as the impolite ground crews and

indecorous in-flight service, the little Mystery Meat sandwiches with

the crusts cut off, and that monotonous mantra which blares from the

speakers on take-off and landing:

"Ladiesandgentlemen-wewishtowelcomeyouaboard..." The outrage! Boon Ma

was justified in shooting out the plane's tires; heck, he should have

had his bodyguards fetch a B40 and take out the whole thing! And damn

any plebeian passengers unlucky enough to be nearby. I mean, what an

indignity for such an important and respected figure to suffer the loss

of his irreplaceable belongings and the ridiculous amount that RAC

offered in compensation. And now, the nerve of the company to demand

compensation from poor Boon Ma. Don't they realize who they're dealing

with here?

Boon Ma is a credit to his company and to his country. Here is a man not afraid to

stand up for what he believes in, to take heroic action against the oppression of

limited weight allowances and long waits in the VIP lounge. He is a model for success

in Cambodia, and his actions show that violence is truly the best way to solve problems.

Got a beef? Be a man and shoot something! Disagree with your neighbors? Toss a few

grenades into their house. That'll show 'em.

To avoid further humiliations on ignoble public airlines, perhaps it's time to do

some aircraft shopping. I'm sure Boon Ma could afford it. I'd be happy to order up

a nice little Learjet for him, something befitting his status and taste, with gold

bathroom fittings, Fred Flintstone-inspired decor, and properly kowtowing servants,

for a small finder's fee...

- Jason Roberts, Phnom Penh.

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