TikTok star arrested for disparaging Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction

A young Cambodian man popular on the TikTok social media platform was arrested after posting a video that questioned the country’s reverence for its famed Angkor Wat temple, and was ordered detained even though he quickly deleted it and posted an apology.

Major General Pen Rath, police chief in the eastern province of Tbong Khmum, said Nhel Thearina, who has more than 100,000 TikTok followers, was arrested shortly after posting the video, which was shared on Facebook, where it drew sharp condemnation.

TikTok is especially popular with younger people, and some seek to draw followers through attention-grabbing antics.

In full: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/300105057/tiktok-star-arrested-for-disparaging-cambodias-biggest-tourist-attraction

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