BANGED UP BOB FREED FOR CHRISTMAS

Former Kampot Radio News Angkor and author Bob Couttie, 68 from the UK surrendered to immigration police on 5th December having accrued almost 3 years without a valid visa to be in Cambodia and was detained at the Phnom Penh Immigration Detention Centre.

He was hoping to be processed in time to visit the Philippines for a ceremony earlier this month seeing a war trophy being returned to Balangiga, where heโ€™s written a book about a battle that took place against the US who took the church bells back to the states as a war trophy. Bobโ€™s book is seen to have been instrumental in the the return of the bells.

His detention went on longer than he anticipated. He initially took one packet of cigarettes and a pack of oreo biscuits with him, however last night (Christmas Eve) Bob was deported from Cambodia with a 3 year ban and is now in the Philippines where he is hoping to hear the Balangiga bells ding dong for Christmas.

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3 thoughts on “BANGED UP BOB FREED FOR CHRISTMAS

  • December 25, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    Glad he got out, I took him a care package of ciggies, crisps and tinned fish on his first few days. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • December 26, 2018 at 5:34 am
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    Congratulations Bob. The adventure continues. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 26, 2018 at 11:39 pm
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    My favorite writer ! Should be given the Somerset Maugham prize for literature and a lifetime visa to Cambodia instead. He should be paid to stay in Kampot as a national treasure.

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