Chinese Casino Pollutes Beach on Cambodian Island Near Sihanoukville

A newly opened Chinese hotel and casino on an island near Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville has been pouring raw sewage into the sea, ruining the beauty of a local beach, island resort owners and environmental activists say.

The Jin Ding Hotel and Casino, which registered to do business on Koh Rong Samloeum Island in April 2018 and opened only recently, is now a major cause of concern for island residents, guesthouse owner Adam Kovac told RFA’s Khmer Service.

“Every time I walk by the casino, I can see that something is going wrong there,” Kovac said. “There is a lot of mess, and a lot of dirt in the water underneath the casino.”

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