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The Gecko: 13 February 1998

The Gecko: 13 February 1998

An interesting article ran in the Feb 7 issue of the Singapore-based The Straits

Times. Entitled "Forget old school trophies, he'd rather display antique sculptures"

the story introduces readers to the home decor of Peter Yeo, a business development

manager. It seems Mr Yeo spurns the everyday bric-a-brac, preferring instead a bit

of ancient history.

At the entrance of his bachelor pad "a mirrored wall is lined with his collection

of Cambodian stone-sculptured Buddha heads" all from the 12th century, reports

the Straits Times. Interesting!

Maybe the proper authorities should give Peter a bell and see if they could swing

by for a friendly chat.

** One ever-watchful passenger getting on a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok

to Phnom Penh noticed a cockroach as he entered the plane. He pointed it out to the

Thai air stewardess standing in the doorway who responded: "Don't worry, it's

already purchased a ticket."

** Robin McDowell's rosy-cheeked Dutch Mom is in town and will be here for

another two weeks. Her name is Att and she's lots of fun. She has some not-so-run-of-the-mill

ideas, one of which is that men should be allowed to have two wives because it would

be better for the women. She can explain how it works for those interested.

** The Global March Against Child Labor had a bit of a snafu on their first

day in town. They forgot to get land-crossing visas for Vietnam so ended up arriving

at Pochentong in the dead of night with a bit of a scramble to find a hotel. To the

surprise of some of the kids as well as the organizers, the place they checked in

to turned out to be part brothel.

Said one marcher: "It got a little exciting at night."

** Are you ready for the party? Hang on, its just beginning. Some of those

aiming to run in the elections include: the National Liberal Reconciliation Party,

Cambodian Liberal Independent Democracy Party, Federal Republican Party, Liberal

Development Republican Party, Liberal Republican Party, Khmer Democratic Republican

Party, Cambodian Neutral Democratic Party, Khmer National Assembly Party, Peaceful

Democracy Party, Development Party, Save the National Liberal Democracy Party, Khmer

Republican Party, Bee Net Social Democratic Party, Khmer Progressive Party, Liberal

Party, Legitimacy Party, Cambodian Women Party, New Society Party, Women and National

Legitimacy Party and the National Construction Party.

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