Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by bangkokhooker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:34 pm

Call me simple but I thought people who ride around with "Police" on their helmet or jacket were police, or wives of?
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by L'Algerino » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:18 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Call me simple but I thought people who ride around with "Police" on their helmet or jacket were police, or wives of?
nope you can get them at most 'local' markets and clothes shops
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by bangkokhooker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:00 pm

L'Algerino wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:18 pm
bangkokhooker wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Call me simple but I thought people who ride around with "Police" on their helmet or jacket were police, or wives of?
nope you can get them at most 'local' markets and clothes shops
Yes I know. You can also get army gear.
I know this because my family members are both and that's where they get their uniform, if they need a replacement.

So. How can tell they are not police? My nephew looks nothing like a cop. More like a tuk tuker.
Not saying it doesn't go on but it's not as prevalent as people think.
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by L'Algerino » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:21 pm

Is plain clothed police officers even a thing in cambodia? I only ever see teenagers with these jackets and it's plain obvious that they're not real police
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by bangkokhooker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:02 pm

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Post by taabarang » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:39 am

When I work on our grounds I wear OD fatigues and combat jungle boots. On occasion I wear them on rare forays to Kampong Cham. For some strange reason no one considers me a member of the Cambodian military.
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Post by bangkokhooker » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:20 am

^ Maybe the ones who do don't ask.
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Post by taabarang » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:02 am

"Maybe the ones who do don't ask."

I rather suspect it's due to the fact that I am obviously a white foreigner and at 73, an old one at that. Perhaps they find it humorous, but no one goes looking for the police.
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by John Bingham » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:15 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Unrelated, what’s with all the dudes in matching suits and sunglasses with red ties this year? They just stand around watching everything.
I think they are BHQ guys too, there were thousands of them.
Is plain clothed police officers even a thing in Cambodia?
Yes, there are huge numbers of plain-clothes police and Gendarmerie around. They usually wear button-down shirts, slacks and leather shoes, and carry one or more Icoms.
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Re: Water festival: 30 guys'n'gals arrested for Police/Army disguises

Post by kiwiincambodia » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:44 pm

John Bingham wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Unrelated, what’s with all the dudes in matching suits and sunglasses with red ties this year? They just stand around watching everything.
I think they are BHQ guys too, there were thousands of them.

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I thought they were. Any idea o. Why they were dressed like that this year? They all had ID tags in their jacket pockets and looked the part but I had never seen them like that before.
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