Phnom Penh (FN), May 17 - The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh issued a statement on Friday regarding the comprehensive investigation on a group of Chinese nationals who posted a video clip attempting to provoke insecurity in Sihanoukville, the port city of Cambodia, about 230 km from the capital Phnom Penh.
“After a thorough investigation by the Chinese authorities, the video was taken by a group of drunk Chinese from Chongqing who came to work in Cambodia in March 2019. It was just for fun. The individuals in the video are not affiliated with any criminal bodies,” the Chinese Embassy wrote on Facebook.
"This year marks the year of China-Cambodia's strengthened law enforcement cooperation. The two sides will take practical measures on security cooperation that would bring harmony and benefits to both people," the Embassy underlined.
On 12 May 2019, a video clip showing the anarchic activities of a Chinese gang in Sihanoukville was distributed on social media. In the video, one of the gang leader said they came from Chongqing and said that Kompong Som, three years later, will be under his influence.
"Kompong Som, in the next three years, whether it will be safe or chaotic is under my control," the gang leader spoke in Chinese.