My thoughts on travel safety in Cambodia in his Telegraph piece. Behind the paywall, unfortunately.
Tom Vater, one of Telegraph’s south-east Asian experts who travels frequently in Cambodia, says the recent boom in investment in Sihanoukville from China has led to the arrival of violent gangs and a rising crime rate.
“Since 2018, the Cambodian government has welcomed indiscriminate investment from mainland China,” he said. “As a consequence, Chinese mafias have moved in, taking advantage of the lawless environment to open casinos, fighting locals for economic dominance, sometimes with fatal results.”