“Governor, how are you?”
“Ohhhhhh! busy, busy, busy, busy”
Often times the Governor repeats words over and over when he is trying to emphasise a point. A few weeks ago, the CPP (Cambodian Peoples Party) had their annual party conference and a bit of reshuffling took place. (Governors are not directly elected by their province but are instead appointed by their party. The CPP received about 60-70% of the votes in the last national election, so for the governorships, they are allotted something like 14 out of the 23 provinces.) So the Governor has been moved to his native province of Takeo, about 75 km south of Phnom Penh. I asked him how he felt about the move.
“Ohhhhh, very happy, happy, happy, happy, happy…”