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The Gecko: 05 Dec 2008

The Gecko: 05 Dec 2008

Talk around town

Where the walls have ears...

  • The Phnom Penh Post salutes Adrian Ross, the general manager of New Island Clothing (Cambodia) Ltd, who is retiring and leaving Cambodia later this month. Adrian has been a key public face of Cambodia's garment industry for many years now, having welcomed more delegations to visit his plant than he probably cares to remember. But it was all done with pluck and Irish verve, and especially with the confidence that his operations were benefiting his workers and Cambodia as well.
  • The international wing of the Daughters of Plymouth Rock Association have awarded this year's Gobble-Gobble Award to Eva Mysliwiec for putting on the best Thanksgiving dinner in all of Asia.
  • City fathers and mothers are scratching their heads, wondering what the limits are on good taste. The Pontoon now offers every Thursday night The Glory Hole, which is described as Pop Trash for Queer Sorts with music "spun by DJ's Vagina dentata and Dockyard Doris".

  • In a similar vein, there's a new place in Sihanoukville called SSSShhhhh.....fingers on lips. Its advertising promo reads:  "Sensual massages for us women, by men with women in mind. Sihanoukville's best kept secret". Not for long.
  • Rumours are circulating that wedding bells may be in the air for former PPPost reporter Brian Hansford.  Welshman Brian now lives in New York, where he works for the UN.  An informed female source says his girlfriend is "cute".
  • Minister for Women's Affairs Kantha Ing Phavi was spotted arriving at Phnom Penh International Airport last week. An observer noted favourably that "she is probably the only minister in the country who picks up her own bag at the luggage carousel".
  • Wordsmiths with a penchant for things sub-continental will be pleased to know that Hobson-Jobson can now be found at www.hobson-jobson.com

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    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

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    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release