NGO Urges Tightened Restrictions on Influx of Chinese Nationals to Cambodia

Cambodia should tighten restrictions on the influx of Chinese nationals to the country, according to a local rights group, which says the community is responsible for rampant violent crime and loose ethics that are contributing to the downfall of society.

Many Chinese nationals living in Cambodia are part of criminal gangs and “carry illegal weapons, which they use freely,” causing Cambodian residents in several provinces to fear for their safety, Soeng Senkaruna of local rights group Adhoc recently told RFA’s Khmer Service.

“We have seen Chinese nationals causing a lot of difficulties in terms of social insecurity—getting involved in illegal activities and so on—and the authorities having to take action against them,” he said.

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