Three leaders, one Siam (Thailand), one Viet (Vietnam), and one Khmer (Kambodscha), come across a lamp and a genie pops out of it. “I will grant you each one wish; that’s three wishes in total,” says the genie.

The Khmer leader (PM Hun Sen) thinks for a while, and says, “I want a wall around Cambodia to protect it for all eternity from those with less than good intentions.” So with a blink of the genie’s eye, WHOOSH, there is a huge wall around Cambodia.

The Viet leader (Präsident Nguyễn Minh Triết) is amazed, and asks, “I am curious about this wall. Please tell me more about it.”

The genie proudly explains, “Well, it is 50 metres high, 20 metres thick protecting Cambodia so that nothing can get in or out without permission.”

The Viet leader says, “Ah, it is getting tough. My uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh) always wants to expand the real estate. So my wish is to have Khmer leaders as our gofers (Handlanger) for all eternity.”

Again, with the blink of the genie’s eye, the Khmer leader bows and invites the Vietnamese leader in.

The Siam leader (Abhisit Vejjajiva) says, “Fill the wall up with water.”


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