If anyone cared what Dave Navarro had to say, he'd say that the latest development in Cambodia's Legal Affairs* was "Not Awesome". Tommy Lee would add that "It was sauteed in wrong sauce". For this week, Cambodia's National Assembly will consider passing a law which outlaws extramarital affairs. Under the proposed Monagamy Law, those caught
going for it
outside the confines of their marriage could be prosecuted, and do one year on the inside for their actions.
Obviously, the law will only apply to Funcinpec or Sam Rainsy MPs, but that's not the point. The point is that you can't make it illegal for consenting adults to have sex. Can you? Well, they did under the Khmer Rouge, and they continue to do it today in those odd middle-eastern places, but Jesus-damnit, Cambodia is a thriving, modern pluralist democracy now! And to throw in a furthermore, Cambodia is a thriving, modern pluralist democracy where the ménage a trois of arranged-way-too-early-marriages, female-virginity-as-everything, and brotherhood-of-brothel-hopping already share the daybed of sexual confusion. Well, now it seems that they need a policeman to stand silently beside the daybed, with billy-stick and hand-cuffs at the ready, just waiting for someone - anyone, to initiate.
I don't know, I guess the whole thing just seems a bit unnecessary when you consider Cambodia's other woes.
* If you hold your face to this computer monitor, and listen closely, you'll hear Cambodia's draft Anti-Corruption Law gathering dust.