Crossing Cambodia

Thursday, January 25, 2007


The discussion concerning fuel prices seems to drifted over. The opposition can claim success: prices are dropping, though the fuel corporations are not happy.
Little was made of yet another rule: apparently it is forbidden to sell fuel along some of the major streets of Phnom Penh. For safety reasons, apparently fuel sellers are more likely to commit a terrorist act, especially on the ruling elite, who only speed along these streets. Last year garages (and other messy road sites such as welding shops) were told to seek other places to conduct business (using the same argument: potential sites from which terrorists would act). Nothing came of this and the same appears with the last regulation. This morning from Sihanouk Boulevard, a street side fuel seller:

Also observed this morning a police vehicle with the steering wheel on the wrong side!
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