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
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.