Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by cannabistourist » Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm

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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon May 21, 2018 1:14 pm

John Bingham wrote:Is this the notorious Belinda Laidlaw? I'm surprised if it is, I'm not sure what type of image she is trying to project but I have to say I like it....
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by newtons3rd » Sun May 27, 2018 12:48 pm

This is a copy of a letter I've sent to Ms. Laidlaw's organisation; Friends International

I presume that you are aware that, recently, a volunteer with your organisation, Ms. Laidlaw, publicly accused a young, female, Cambodian bar owner of being a pimp and exploiting the women who work in the bar. She “threatened” to get her organisation to look into it.
Is Ms. Laidlaw representative of your volunteer body? Does she represent your organizational ethos? That this woman is profoundly prejudiced, profoundly ignorant and disturbingly arrogant is obvious but did nobody talk to her about simple manners? She is a guest, like all barang, in the House of Khmer; it is certainly not within her gift to publicly vilify her hosts.
Her behavior, in any circumstance, would be intolerable but that she considers herself qualified to judge the bar owner and by extension, the women who work there – all women who have to endure hardship and uncertainty that the pampered, privileged Ms. Laidlaw cannot even imagine – is indicative of a person seriously disconnected from reality.
“Friends International”. If that is indicative of your organizational goals here in Cambodia, I suggest you re-evaluate your volunteer induction process. I further suggest that induction include a section on the essential role of prostitution in family survival.
While there are some in Kampot who would share Ms. Laidlaw’s colonialist views and attitudes, there is a large section of the Expat community who were horrified by her actions; they feel, as I do, that your organisation needs to publicly apologise to the bar owner and her staff and disassociate from her “threat” of interference. Finally, I recommend that Ms. Laidlaw is only allowed out under strict supervision.
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by that genius » Sun May 27, 2018 1:05 pm

She was fired already.
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by simon43 » Sun May 27, 2018 1:14 pm

I don't want to live in a country that kills and steals pets
Surely she means 'steals and kills pets' ?

Or are people going round killing pets, and then running off with their dead bodies? (Perhaps so...)
You've got to admit she's got balls to dress in a skimpy outfit like that.
Her knickers are quite tight, and I see no balls...
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by Stramash23 » Sun May 27, 2018 5:31 pm

newtons3rd wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 12:48 pm
This is a copy of a letter I've sent to Ms. Laidlaw's organisation; Friends International

I presume that you are aware that, recently, a volunteer with your organisation, Ms. Laidlaw, publicly accused a young, female, Cambodian bar owner of being a pimp and exploiting the women who work in the bar. She “threatened” to get her organisation to look into it.
Is Ms. Laidlaw representative of your volunteer body? Does she represent your organizational ethos? That this woman is profoundly prejudiced, profoundly ignorant and disturbingly arrogant is obvious but did nobody talk to her about simple manners? She is a guest, like all barang, in the House of Khmer; it is certainly not within her gift to publicly vilify her hosts.
Her behavior, in any circumstance, would be intolerable but that she considers herself qualified to judge the bar owner and by extension, the women who work there – all women who have to endure hardship and uncertainty that the pampered, privileged Ms. Laidlaw cannot even imagine – is indicative of a person seriously disconnected from reality.
“Friends International”. If that is indicative of your organizational goals here in Cambodia, I suggest you re-evaluate your volunteer induction process. I further suggest that induction include a section on the essential role of prostitution in family survival.
While there are some in Kampot who would share Ms. Laidlaw’s colonialist views and attitudes, there is a large section of the Expat community who were horrified by her actions; they feel, as I do, that your organisation needs to publicly apologise to the bar owner and her staff and disassociate from her “threat” of interference. Finally, I recommend that Ms. Laidlaw is only allowed out under strict supervision.
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Post by Felgerkarb » Sun May 27, 2018 10:53 pm

Sorta on topic, I thought there was a hostess bar in Kampot some years ago. It was opened and run by Sarina who originally owned Sugar Shack, then sold and moved down there. This would have been more than ten years ago.
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Post by newtons3rd » Tue May 29, 2018 11:56 am

I'm pleased to hear that Laidlaw is gone; that was the intention of sending that letter to FI. The purpose of posting it here was to show support for the people at Sweet Palette and to encourage any others who are considering opening "hostess bars" here.
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by AmericanSteve » Tue May 29, 2018 11:58 am

I'm pleased to hear that Laidlaw is gone; that was the intention of sending that letter to FI. The purpose of posting it here was to show support for the people at Sweet Palette and to encourage any others who are considering opening "hostess bars" here.
How much does it cost to open a hostess bar in Kampot?
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Re: Kampot Opens First Hostess Bar "Sweet Pallet" & Belinda Laidlaw Threatened with $50,000 Defamation Suit

Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Tue May 29, 2018 12:05 pm

AmericanSteve wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 11:58 am
I'm pleased to hear that Laidlaw is gone; that was the intention of sending that letter to FI. The purpose of posting it here was to show support for the people at Sweet Palette and to encourage any others who are considering opening "hostess bars" here.
How much does it cost to open a hostess bar in Kampot?
Depends on how much pallets you need i guess...
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