onsdag 15. mai 2019

Chinese gang threatens chaos in Cambodian province as rift deepens between locals and new arrivals

The Chinese embassy in Cambodia is investigating a video of a gang, supposedly from Chongqing, threatening to seize control of the city of Preah Sihanouk, the capital of Sihanoukville province. In recent years, Chinese developers have built more than 100 casinos and dozens of hotels and resorts in the province, situated on Cambodia’s southwestern coast.

In a video circulated on Facebook, a Chinese man speaks to the camera while surrounded by about 20 other Chinese men, some of them sporting tattoos and cheering. “Kampong Som, in the next three years, whether it will be safe or chaotic is under my control,” the leader declares in Mandarin, referring to Preah Sihanouk by its alternative name.