Bil Browning

More on Hun Sen's Hot Rod Homos

Filed By Bil Browning | December 14, 2012 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Cambodia, drag queen racing, Hun Sen, LGBT support, statement of support

Thumbnail image for cambodia.gifAndrew Sullivan picked up on my laugh at Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's awkward statement of support for LGBT people this week.

"There are gays and lesbians in every country, so there should be no discrimination against them just because of their destiny," he said. "Most of them are good people and are not doing alcohol, drugs or racing vehicles."

Two of his readers chimed in to acknowledge that the Prime Minister probably meant exactly what he said - and explained why.

From one reader:

I live in Cambodia, so I can understand what Hun Sen means by racing vehicles. Motor accidents are the leading cause of death here, and drivers must routinely look out for assholes with money driving Land Rovers and black Lexuses who WILL drive on either side of the road run motorcycles and bicycles out of their way, sometimes hitting them or forcing them to ditch.

Another goes on to highlight recent cases of "princelings" who've literally gotten away with murder - including Hun Sen's nephew.

(Hat tip to Daniel for sending in the link)

Leave a comment

We want to know your opinion on this issue! While arguing about an opinion or idea is encouraged, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Please be respectful of others.

The editorial team will delete a comment that is off-topic, abusive, exceptionally incoherent, includes a slur or is soliciting and/or advertising. Repeated violations of the policy will result in revocation of your user account. Please keep in mind that this is our online home; ill-mannered house guests will be shown the door.