According to a circular released by the Municipality, in recognition of Khmer
New Year, all public and private institutions in Phnom Penh, including pagodas
and houses, must be clean and should be decorated with lights, slogans, flags
and banners, and citizens should prepare candles, fruit and flowers to pray for
the consecration of the New Year.
Furthermore, be advised that all
gambling, shooting and setting off explosives is banned, as is the sale or use
of squirt guns. So anybody planning any "Squirt, squirt m'dong" action, just
The Fire Department has been ordered to be on standby around
the clock. And the Police have been instructed to prevent any murders or
terrorist activity. The garbage collectors have been ordered to collect all
garbage and the Public Works department has been ordered to clean all the parks
and streets, and companies involved in road construction have been ordered to
spray water in areas where they are working to prevent dust from flying. The
Health Department has also been ordered to be on standby with ambulances should
victims need to be evacuated from public areas.
Otherwise, have fun and a
safe Happy New Year.
Parents of students attending the University of New Mexico in the US can
sleep more soundly at night with the knowledge that their hard-earned savings
are being used wisely on their kids' education, especially after Jay Leno went
there to check on their current events knowledge.
Leno: What did Sandra
Day O'Connor do in 1981? Replied one student: She was the first woman to go into
space. Another: She was the first woman to swim the English
Leno: What major city did the Berlin Wall separate? Co-ed:
Somewhere in China. Leno: No, what city? Co-ed: Berlin. Leno: Where is Berlin?
Co-ed: In China.
After exhaustive negotiations, the Phnom Penh Post has agreed to generously
sponsor the Hans "Abel Tasman" van Zoggel 2002 Phnom Penh to Amsterdam 15,000kms
Motorcycle Expedition. World Famous Development Expert Hans and his sidekick
Willem Gesink, from Berlicum, Holland, will leave after a ceremony from the Post
headquarters on Sunday, April 14 around 9:30am. It is expected that several
thousand well-wishers will be on hand for the event, so those eager for a good
view are encouraged to arrive early-around 9:28am.