OK we shouldnt laugh, and we must remember every country and culture is different and deserves to be – but some of these articles we have picked up from The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s oldest English-language newspaper, are just brilliant and hilarious all rolled into one.
so on the 17th December, 2015, The PPP proclaim:-
Arcade shut down for corrupting local youth
Police in the capital’s Tuol Kork district shut down a “Shooting Fish” arcade game house on Tuesday.
Seizing two of the video-arcade game devices, the authorities said the games attract youths seeking to steal, gamble and deal drugs.
The two devices now await their destruction at the station, while cops have promised they will seek out game houses with “Shooting Fish” until none are left.
LOL “cops have promised they will seek out game houses with “Shooting Fish” until none are left.”
Back in August 2015 The PPP announced:
Kids busted for gambling in arcade
Twenty-two children under the age of 15 were briefly detained by police for skipping school to gamble on electronic arcade games after a raid on multiple gaming parlours around Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town yesterday, police said.
Poipet police chief Om Sophal said that authorities seized two electronic fishing games and three other arcade-style games, and arrested one person for allegedly managing a gambling establishment.
“This fishing game is a form of gambling, which not only leads to social insecurity, but also becomes an obsession for the youths and children,” Sophal said.
“As a result, they forget their studies and dare to do bad things – stealing their parents’ money and thieving.”
Sophal said the 22 children were sent home after being warned of the dangers of gambling, and after their parents gave assurances that their children would behave from now on.
The arrested manager, Un Chantha, 23, reportedly told police she had only been working in the arcade for two days, but was sent to the Banteay Meanchey provincial police station for processing.
A couple of things I totally LOVE about this article, firstly “..and after their parents gave assurances that their children would behave from now on….” and “…but was sent to the Banteay Meanchey provincial police station for processing.” – Processing? Sounds like something from a Judge Dredd movie.
By the way here is a picture of the criminal masterminds who run arcades over in Cambodia..
Back in 2012 The PPP published THIS ARTICLE – Im going to try and get to the root of the problem here by publishing just a couple of quotes from it…
Muy Phat, a Hun Sen Sereypeap high school teacher, stated that “I never punish those who play truant; I just never care about them.” He also added that those who skip school were not punished by the school – Problem 1 – The School
if authorities focus on the entertainment of the customers playing games, they cannot count it as the gambling, even though winning these games can result in a cash prize Problem 2 – The Confusion
Finally, rolling back 15 years to 2001, this shows how RIFE corruption was then (and its so much worse now!) just have a read of THIS ARTICLE, we’ll show you some quotes below.
“…Police had never raided his shop, partly due to the fact that he pays police a monthly ‘tax’ of between $4 to $10…”
“..Police have warned the manager many times to close down the shop, but it remains open because the police are paid bribes…”
“…We cannot accept bribes from the owners because we implement the law – but at the end of each month they help to pay our water and electricity bills...”
Absolutely brilliant 🙂 – If you like the ‘shooting fish’ games heres one for sale – although probably cant vouch too much for the website….