gavinmac wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2019 4:47 pmYour point is total fucking nonsense. Businesspeople in Cambodia have not escaped the moral degeneracy tag in online forums. We have had thread after thread about expat businesspeople behaving very badly.Aseriousman wrote: ↑Wed May 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Phnom Penh: Over the last 10 years that I have been reading these Cambodian expat fora, I've read a lot about what posters seem to view as moral degeneracy. From NGOs to "teflers", "bottom feeders" to "hipsters", there doesn't seem to be anyone that has escaped the moral degeneracy tag.
EXCEPT businessman, and those who work for foreign companies (that aren't NGOs).
I would like to suggest that they should be included in the moral degeneracy trope, along with all the rest. In fact, that they should be put at the very top of the list, as the glace cherry tops a trifle. Although some of the people in all the expat trope groupings are undoubtedly morally degenerate, my targeted group contain a greater percentage of the morally reprehensible and defunct.
I intend to prove my point quite simply right here, right now, and I dare anyone to contest it.
Vic Boyle drunkenly ran over an occupied tuk tuk and blamed his girlfriend, and we pointed out here that he was wanted in Florida for an assault involving a lawn chair and two crab baskets. (He has since cleared up that warrant and is no longer a fugitive from Florida police).
We had a lengthy thread on Mark Vandewater getting arrested for extorting Canadian lawyer Martin Desautels in a dispute over a skank from the Office Bar.
We discussed that Huawei executive Kevin Weng crashed his BMW into a tuk tuk and that Huawei then tried to censor discussion of this.
AeroCambodia CEO Brian Naswall was banged up for underage sex.
Mark McLay aka Jonny Ferrari claims to be a successful casino executive, we had a thread here about him throwing a hooker out of a tuk tuk and then two years later threatening to have his landlord's wife raped.
Who can forget Britcham Boss Ejected For Getting Punchy at Pontoon?
Businessperson Andrew Wallace drove drunk and killed a student.
There's a 30+ page thread about the Dutch CEO of Kamkav Stefan Struik getting arrested relating to videos of his boyfriend torturing a 2 year old.
We've talked about the Kosovan owner of Raqia being arrest for a multi-million dollar fraud, the German nightclub owner Robert Schlamohr being arrest on fraud charges, Sharky Bar being bought by shady "OneCoin" dudes, and Cadillac Bar being bought by shady boiler room operators.
Ken Wilcox operated a psychology practice in Cambodia, Gavin Scott's a doctor, Dr. Gloria acts like a doctor, Steve Morrish operates some kind of security firm, and their "issues" have all been discussed here.
I'm sure there have been others, those are just the ones that come to mind. If you're aware of any other expat businesspeople with spectacular fuck ups or moral failings, let us know or start a thread. But the the premise of your post, that expat businesspeople in Cambodia escape online scorn for their misconduct, is bullshit.
You're forgetting some other classics like video businessman Udo Symon being banged up for kiddie sex, and who can forget Pieter Ceulen, the multimillionaire who went on the run after we exposed his arrest warrant? Or one of my favourites, the wonderful incident (which I think included Wallace) when a bunch of expat Koh Rong hoteliers drove their car into the lake after a boozy and (allegedly) rapey evening in the hotel. Holy shit, the most famous lawyer in town is most famous for being cited as being a no-mark in the Iran Contra report, and his managing partner has made these pages too.
Let's not get started on the media and journalist community. Forgetting Khmer Times and Mohan for a moment (that would form an entire chapter in the History of 440), but wasn't there at least one great story of an expat journalist getting into all sorts of trouble with his girlfriend and ending up in hospital.
And then there are the restauranteurs who have locked up hookers in their apartments, or spent time in Swedish prisons for importing anti-depressants.
I'm sure gavinmac will find links for all these. Happy memories indeed.
I thought the OP was making a serious point that I've long agreed with; instead he comes up with some sort of nonsense about the US Senate.
The fact is, most of the worst and most stupid excesses reported on 440 have been committed by the so-called professional and business classes. When wifebeater wearing drunks and crackheads screw up they just die or end up in immigration prison or get grassed on for growing weed on their farms and go to jail. Or they shit themselves in the street because they are too drunk to find their ways home. That is run of the mill stuff. The real juicy stuff has always been done by Cambodia's expat middle classes.
I've long argued that the real shysters tend to drink in Larry's and places like that and that 172 was relatively low key by comparison.