What do you think about accident?
I have money and power, so I don't need to respect the laws. I'm always drinking
while driving. And if I hit and kill somebody, I only pay some compensation for the
damage and their lives. Moreover, I sometimes don't even stop or have a look. If
anybody wants to stop me just fire a few shots into the air and they'll feel panic
and show a clean pair of heels. So I don't care how many accidents there are.
How about you, the policeman?
Frankly, traffic accidents just mean money to us. As you the journalist know, when
solving a case, they often give us some money as a token of their thankfulness, and
if a car or motorcycle is brought to the station, it's like we get more money by
selling the parts of those motors and cars. Or if the owners of these vehicles don't
dare to come to the station, these machines will no doubt belong to us. Honest to
God, at the moment we're wishing there are more accidents, which means our luck has
And what about the traders of car parts?
It goes without saying that the more the accidents, the better our business. After
an accident, they often come and buy our parts to fix their cars or motorcycles.
As you already know, in Cambodia we always use the things we buy as long as possible
in order to make up for the price. Still, we even try to use them until even after
the price is all over, some vehicles have lost their eyes or some other parts which
are important for the traffic, but it's bad news to us because they can drive them
on the roads without being cared for by any policemen. So for us, if there were no
accidents, we'd be starved.
How about you, Mr. UNTAC?
Traffic accidents in Cambodia are dead easy to solve. It's no problem for such a
noble man as me as long as I remember to put some dollars in my pocket. Actually,
we only spend 5 or 10 dollars for a death or an injury, and everything will be solved.
And if we don't give any money to them, no body dares to cough. So, it doesn't matter
how many scores of accidents take place. The important thing is spending some dollars
to the victims and the story will end.
And you, the doctor?
Of course, it's like the case of the elimination of guns. The more the victims and
injuries, the more cash I will expect. The victims will pay only according to what
we say. So I will always charge at whatever price I can dream of. And, the victims
would even feel grateful to us. Therefore, for me, the more accidents, the better.