April fools, April showers, April Flowers, April No-Power. Most survived, but we lost another of one of our own (RIP).
As usual, the 269 stories which covered the month of the last new year for 8 months covered the ‘normal’, everyday cases of drug labs, Chinese carrying multiple millions in used notes, fires, deaths and foreigners behaving badly.
First, the over stayer charts for the first quarter (Jan-April)
|Country||People #||Provinces Caught|
|South Africa||1||PP||same guy twice|
Jeremy Pell (a relation of disgraced Australian clergy George) and Edward Clifford (he would somehow get out, only to come back again)
Kith Thieng decided he didn’t like prison, so went to hospital.
A drugs lab was discovered in Sen Sok
Range Rover father hands over $70,000 to family of dead girl.
African Swine Fever arrived
NagaCorp unveil plans for a $4 billion casino
Nice work, if you can get it.
Taking Chinese grave festival to the extreme
A Swiss tourist was caught trying to defraud ABA bank with fake money.
Thailand and Cambodia were reconnected by rail
Yin Mana, the teenage hit and run driver also didn’t like prison, so went to hospital.
Man stopped with car full of eagles.
Two factory parties set up across the street from each other ended up in a full scale riot.
Another drugs raid, this time Miami Club.
Ice fell from the sky in Siem Reap
The American and Chinese embassies in Phnom Penh started a Facebook flame war.
Canaries in Kampong Spue
You can take the driver out of Cambodia, but you can’t…
Flame grilled Dominos in TK
Temps rose to hot levels of hotness
Thirsty elephants came out of the jungle in M’kiri
The “Tiger of Cambodia” died in Vietnam
Chinese investors signed off on a Ream park development project.
Thai soldiers shot 2 Cambodian rosewood loggers.
Chinese men caught with $3.5 million dollars in cash at PP airport.
They avoided Prey Sar, and were instead sent to PJ later in the month.
Gotta love the Japanese (apart from their 1920-45 period, that was wrong)
And flooding season started in Sihanoukville…..
Leading to this
Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia for a short visit.
First of several unidentified bodies to wash up on the west coast (we suspect fishing boat slavery, but nothing ever followed up).