Friday, April 08, 2011

Cambodian Police Chief Brands Rescued Drunk Tourists 'Long Noses'

I know Cambodia is a country not particularly known for its political correctness, but a police quote in the Phnom Penh Post today caught my eye. It was about Cambodian fishermen rescuing 87 tourists whose boat capsized off Sihanoukville beach.

Tak Vantha, the provincial police chief, said drunken passengers started dancing and made the boat sink. He added: “It was caused by our long nose (foreigners), who were too happy.”

I guess if you want to know what Cambodians really call foreigners behind their back, ask a police chief.

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