Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Barang_doa_slae » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Jep wrote:
104 wrote:
Jep wrote:Just off track for a moment.
Who is currently the longest serving expat inmate. Has any expat spent more than 5yrs locked up here?


Not sure but Matthew Harland went down in around 2010, and not aware that he is out.

Is the Happy Hippie out? That was a cool/crazy dude, he pushed the limits with his adopt a plant etc.


A French guy in SHV is in his 9th year with 1 left to go. Afaik Happy Hippie guy is still in. Cookie the Swedish guy that was blogging from Prey Sor in his early days was sentenced to 28 years which is the longest I heard off and should at some point become the record holder.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Tue May 29, 2018 4:50 pm

Barang_doa_slae wrote:
Jep wrote:
104 wrote:
Jep wrote:Just off track for a moment.
Who is currently the longest serving expat inmate. Has any expat spent more than 5yrs locked up here?


Not sure but Matthew Harland went down in around 2010, and not aware that he is out.

Is the Happy Hippie out? That was a cool/crazy dude, he pushed the limits with his adopt a plant etc.


A French guy in SHV is in his 9th year with 1 left to go. Afaik Happy Hippie guy is still in. Cookie the Swedish guy that was blogging from Prey Sor in his early days was sentenced to 28 years which is the longest I heard off and should at some point become the record holder.
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What did Cookie do to deserve 28years?
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Lucky Lucan » Tue May 29, 2018 6:06 pm

What did Cookie do to deserve 28years?


The only thing you could get anyone such a long sentence here: Supply and distribution of crystal meth, heroin etc.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Wed May 30, 2018 3:20 pm

Lucky Lucan wrote:
What did Cookie do to deserve 28years?


The only thing you could get anyone such a long sentence here: Supply and distribution of crystal meth, heroin etc.

If I shoot dead half a dozen drug dealers would my prison sentence be more than Cookie's who never killed anyone. ? sorry, silly post. My wife says a man killed all family got 50years. 10years per person, a lesser crime than drug dealing in the eyes of Cambodian law.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Wed May 30, 2018 4:56 pm

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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Lucky Lucan » Wed May 30, 2018 9:31 pm

Ha! That was just something I threw together in a drunken stupor. I get really annoyed when I see how bad the spacing is, but it's sort of funny. I actually met the guy and that's a pretty accurate portrayal of the fucking creep though. What a total fucking lying cunt. What was hilarious was how many foreign women living here were taken in by his act and supported him. I wonder if they ever reflect on how they enabled an abusive maniac fraudster?

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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:45 am

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Lucky Lucan wrote:Here's some "Guns, Girls and Ganja stuff for you:


Now that's what I call a bump. A timely reminder of the key players and events that have led up to Cambodia today.

Please post more like this.


Worthy of another bump.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:06 am

LTO wrote:
Phuket2006 wrote:love those old tee shirts.

Another old t-shirt for you:
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I recall one Bert's Books story related to the July factional fighting. It was early morning Saturday (July 5), the fighting had started out past the airport and could be heard in the distance but hadn't yet pressed fully into the city. Bert had one of the only two or three internet/email connections in town so I went there to send a 'don't worry' email to my parents.

Bert wasn't there at the time. Tourists were sitting around, eating, reading, like nothing special is going on. The computer was open so I just sat down, got online (which took like 15 or 20 minutes,) and started tapping out an email. As I wrote, Rockoff and a couple other photogs rushed in and sat at the table against the wall. They were strapped with cameras like ammo belts, clearly worked up, talking excitedly amongst themselves, Al's eye's big as saucers. They must have just come from the battle. I stopped typing and was trying to eavesdrop a bit, see if I could pick up any new info, when a backpacker stepped in front of me, blocking my view, and said "You look like you live here, yes? Can I ask you a question?" I figured it was about the fighting and nodded yes. To my surprise he asked "Which do you think is safer, should I take the boat to Siem Reap or fly?", one of the standard tourist questions of the time.

It caught me off-guard. He had no idea what was going on. I looked around the room at the people, almost all tourists, and it struck me - nobody knew what was going on. They were all sitting around planning their afternoon's touring activities. I didn't quite know what to say, and dribbled out a matter-of-fact "The fighting's started. I think the airport is cut off and planes and boats probably aren't running." He looked at me quizzically, like I was being unhelpful, and walked away. I don't think he got it, and I didn't really have the time for it anyway. I noticed the photogs bouncing around and reloading their cameras. I figured the tourists would get it soon enough, finished my email and headed home.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby John.Sweden » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:31 pm

Jep wrote:Just off track for a moment.
Have any expats experience in Cambodia prisons been published into a book?

I have read a book written by a Dutch National who stayed 10 months in the old SHV prison 2010/2011.
More or less the same was first published on a blog, always trying to prove his innocence, but he was sentenced again (3 days plus 240 hours labor) in Holland last year March for possession of child porn.

Has any expat spent more than 5yrs locked up here?


Cafe Flirt Jonathan Guy Steward had to serve 7 years. He was arrested in 2013, so possibly 2 years to go.
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Re: Off the Rails in Phnom Penh.

Postby Jep » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:15 pm

Read about a chap James Allan Morrow done 7yrs up until Oct last year ,when he probably got another year for smoking meth.

His sentence 10yrs for kiddie stuff and drugs.
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