Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:22 am

Bertros wrote:I don't know what's in that RV, but this guy was protecting it with some sort of machine gun (AK47?).

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No it's a QBZ - 97B Assault Rifle, completely different design to any AK variant.

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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:07 am

Crowd numbers are up after a disappointing start to the Water Festival. Phnom Penh City Hall estimates Sunday's attendance at between 600,000 to 700,000 people and between 1 million and 1.2 million for the second day.
But, more people means more rubbish, and who is responsible for dealing with it all ? The blame game begins:
Meanwhile, city officials took to social media to complain about mounting rubbish piles, sparking an online debate over who was actually to blame. Phnom Penh’s Department of Public Works and Transport yesterday seemed to point the finger at the public, saying on its Facebook page that employees had worked from midnight until 6:15am yesterday morning to clean up all the trash left over from the first day of celebrations.

“After the first day of the Water Festival, they [workers] noticed that rubbish is still a problem caused by some people who just throw it everywhere,” part of the post reads. The post, which as of yesterday evening had been “liked” 5,300 times and shared more than 7,000 times, also spurred almost 600 comments from people.

While many commenters blamed a lack of education and “bad habits”, others maintained that not enough waste receptacles – the municipality deployed 1,020 – had been placed around the city.

Sam Piseth, director of the Department of Public Works, declined to comment on whether it was the public or festival planners to blame for the trash problem.

Va Sim Soriya, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, said this is not the first time that people had complained about trash at Water Festivals, but maintained the city was responsible, not the ministry. He also declined to comment on whether the 1,020 trash bins were sufficient.
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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by Sailorman » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:44 am

The QBZ-97B is made by Norinco (who also make AK-47s.) A few years ago the Chinese gave a bunch of these and uniforms, motorcycle and maybe $$$ to HEs "body guard" unit in exchange for their support of the Chinese raping Ream Park. I first saw these a few years ago when I was stuck in traffic in PP as her unroyal majesty Killary Clinton was in town. I wonder how much and who paid her for the visit as the Hildabeast doesn't do anything unless money goes in her pocket? She must have felt right at home in Cambodia.

BTW/ Instead of using the standard Russian(combloc) ammo (7.62x39, 7.62x54r, 5.45x39) or Nato rounds (5.45x45, 7.62x51), the Chinese use a round(5.8x42) in these rifles that no one else uses. That way no one else on a battle field can pick one up and use their ammo in it, but also the Chinese can't use anyone else's ammo.(lucky for them there is a big supple of Chinese.) Plus the supply of ammo has to come from China. I would hope that these rifles are better quality than the jet fighter that China just built and is so bad that their Air Force refuses to buy it.
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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:31 am

Username Taken wrote:Presumably it will finish later in the afternoon followed by a presentation by the King.

A fireworks display to close the day, and a sausage sizzle on the lawns in front of the palace. [That's why they had all those ice boxes for sale on the riverside].
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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by Bertros » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:54 am

Username Taken wrote:Presumably it will finish later in the afternoon followed by a presentation by the King.

A fireworks display to close the day, and a sausage sizzle on the lawns in front of the palace. [That's why they had all those ice boxes for sale on the riverside].

yeah, these guys were real popular.

Dare I even ask what a 'sausage sizzle' is? hopefully it's nothing like a 'sausage fest'.

just sayin'


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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by SinnSisamouth » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:49 am

Sailorman wrote:The QBZ-97B is made by Norinco (who also make AK-47s.) A few years ago the Chinese gave a bunch of these and uniforms, motorcycle and maybe $$$ to HEs "body guard" unit in exchange for their support of the Chinese raping Ream Park. I first saw these a few years ago when I was stuck in traffic in PP as her unroyal majesty Killary Clinton was in town. I wonder how much and who paid her for the visit as the Hildabeast doesn't do anything unless money goes in her pocket? She must have felt right at home in Cambodia.

BTW/ Instead of using the standard Russian(combloc) ammo (7.62x39, 7.62x54r, 5.45x39) or Nato rounds (5.45x45, 7.62x51), the Chinese use a round(5.8x42) in these rifles that no one else uses. That way no one else on a battle field can pick one up and use their ammo in it, but also the Chinese can't use anyone else's ammo.(lucky for them there is a big supple of Chinese.) Plus the supply of ammo has to come from China. I would hope that these rifles are better quality than the jet fighter that China just built and is so bad that their Air Force refuses to buy it.
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Post by SinnSisamouth » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:52 am

Sailorman wrote:The QBZ-97B is made by Norinco (who also make AK-47s.) A few years ago the Chinese gave a bunch of these and uniforms, motorcycle and maybe $$$ to HEs "body guard" unit in exchange for their support of the Chinese raping Ream Park. I first saw these a few years ago when I was stuck in traffic in PP as her unroyal majesty Killary Clinton was in town. I wonder how much and who paid her for the visit as the Hildabeast doesn't do anything unless money goes in her pocket? She must have felt right at home in Cambodia.

BTW/ Instead of using the standard Russian(combloc) ammo (7.62x39, 7.62x54r, 5.45x39) or Nato rounds (5.45x45, 7.62x51), the Chinese use a round(5.8x42) in these rifles that no one else uses. That way no one else on a battle field can pick one up and use their ammo in it, but also the Chinese can't use anyone else's ammo.(lucky for them there is a big supple of Chinese.) Plus the supply of ammo has to come from China. I would hope that these rifles are better quality than the jet fighter that China just built and is so bad that their Air Force refuses to buy it.
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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Bertros wrote:
Username Taken wrote:

Dare I even ask what a 'sausage sizzle' is? hopefully it's nothing like a 'sausage fest'.

just sayin'

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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by Username Taken » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:23 pm

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Re: Phnom Penh Prepares for the Water Festival.

Post by Bertros » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Bertros wrote:
Username Taken wrote:

Dare I even ask what a 'sausage sizzle' is? hopefully it's nothing like a 'sausage fest'.

just sayin'

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looks very yummy indeed.

what did you say was the addy? :beer3:


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