Foreigner and Cambodian Have a Bust Up after Motorbike Prang

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Re: Foreigner and Cambodian Have a Bust Up after Motorbike Prang

Post by Beerinthemorning » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:01 am

hanno wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:52 am
Beerinthemorning wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:41 am
Mr Cynical wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:05 am
For once no Cynism,
I am in the process of winding up my various business interests in Siam Reap. For many years I have tried to understand /accept the Khmer culture but it has become increasingly difficult to accept their bullshit,
A prime example is this report if it is true, a local hits a moto driven by a foreigner, as we all know the local will jump up and down hoping to bring in a crowd and agree that he (the local) is the one in the right. Put into the mix the westerner has a local wife who as we all know is looked down upon because she is with a foreigner. End result the idiot local gets a payout.
Defend it as you will, my biggest regret is that my leaving will have an negative effect on my employees. Shame on me I am sure a few will say, but for the years I have given employment with good salaries conditions to many Khmers, who the majority were fantastic.
For the many of you who have no choice but to remain I wish you luck.
Yes KoW is changing as is all of SEA, they merge in to the one big china soon.
Always good to get your expert views. You were probably not born then but even 20 years ago getting into a spat with a local anywhere in SE Asia could end in very violent results.
attitudes are changing towards barangs, example we are not as welcome as before.

Remember in places like KoW they are not necessarily moving forward or progressing towards a better country for all.
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Re: Foreigner and Cambodian Have a Bust Up after Motorbike Prang

Post by King Keil » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm

How can you have a better country for all? The majority of the people is way better of than 5 or 10 years ago.
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Re: Foreigner and Cambodian Have a Bust Up after Motorbike Prang

Post by taabarang » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm

King Keil wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm
How can you have a better country for all? The majority of the people is way better of than 5 or 10 years ago.
My village has practically been emptied of family farmers now busting their asses in Thailand because they can't break even here. Many posters boast of higher salaries, but never mention the increased cost of living.
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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Re: Foreigner and Cambodian Have a Bust Up after Motorbike Prang

Post by hanno » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:07 pm

taabarang wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm
King Keil wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm
How can you have a better country for all? The majority of the people is way better of than 5 or 10 years ago.
My village has practically been emptied of family farmers now busting their asses in Thailand because they can't break even here. Many posters boast of higher salaries, but never mention the increased cost of living.
This is true. But also true is the fact that there is a growing middle class.
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