A guest staying overnight at a hotel was astonished when, after having been shown into his room by a porter, he then had his attention drawn to a notice on the bathroom door, indicating the hotel's 'strictly prohibited' items.
Moys Kenwood, 56, had taken his family to the Khemara Hotel in the Cambodian second city of Battambang on Saturday, for 'a bit of a day out', and to see his children's excited faces when they saw the swimming pool.
Arriving at the room, the porter showed them how to use the keycard, then indicated a laminated poster on the bathroom door, which showed a selection of items that seemed, quite frankly, to hark back to the sad, old days of the Khmer Rouge 'killing fields' period.
Not allowed in the hotel rooms were Kalashnikov rifles, nor AK47s, or, if I understand the implication correctly, any other such weaponry.
Also forbidden were handguns, knives and hand grenades.
Drugs were 'out', and child prostitution was most definitely a 'no-no'.
As a final insult, dogs and rice cookers were also banned.
Not affected by this somewhat overzealous and unnecessary censure were Chinese guests, who were in abundance, and whose pig-like children tore around the hotel shouting and bawling at full volume, whilst their parents, sitting in a communal area, guzzled noodles, loudly slurped-up leaf tea, and spoke and laughed as volubly as is humanly possible without causing permanent damage to the larynx, seemingly oblivious to their piglets' noise.