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    Cambodia: Tourists arrested for 'pornographic dancing' in Siem Reap



    A New Zealand man is reportedly among a group of foreign tourists arrested in Cambodia for what police describe as 'pornographic dancing' with young women tourists.

    Police in Siem Reap, the popular town close to the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in the north west of the country, said 10 tourists, including a 33-year-old New Zealand man, were due to appear in court.

    Police said the group, including five British men, were being questioned so that a case could be submitted against them in the provincial court, the Daily Mail reports. The Foreign Office confirmed they were assisting five British nationals in Cambodia.

    An expat website published a number of photos released by the police showing the men and women lying on the floor of a premises together, the men shirtless, while other young people, believed to be tourists, look on. Two women in the group are reportedly from Canada.



    A police statement alleged the 10 tourists were arrested for "dancing in pornographic mode". The local authority added: "The competent authorities are preparing a case to submit to the provincial court."

    It is not expected the group will face a harsh punishment if a court agrees they are guilty of breaking indecency laws. The photos released by police are understood to have been obtained from a witness at the scene.Following the group's detention and questioning at a Siem Reap police station, the eight men and two women were lined up at the entrance for a formal photo.

    A Foreign Office spokesman told MailOnline: "We are assisting five British men arrested in Cambodia and are providing support to their families."
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    ^ ? Just part of regular event - from Cambodia expat forum

    And apparently this so-called "pornographic dancing" is not just a one-off, but is an event that has been running since 2013, several times a week and organized by a group called Siem Reap Pub Crawl Cambodia.

    It's every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You register at Angkor What? Bar at 6:30PM and pay $10 to get a shitload of bottom shelf spirits pumped into your body until you're so drunk you start twerking on the floor half naked with your buddies.
    Facebook page Siem Reap Pub Crawl Cambodia

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    ^ there's nothing as fun as a naked wheel barrow race!
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    Looks like they are having a great time!

    God I wish I had travelled at a young age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    ^ there's nothing as fun as a naked wheel barrow race!
    Until some one looses an eye 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Looks like they are having a great time!

    God I wish I had travelled at a young age
    life hasn't been the same since i did a 7 week contiki camping trip around europe as a 26yr old. 34 girls and 18 guys between the ages of 18-32 on a
    7 week mobile party through 10 countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    life hasn't been the same since i did a 7 week contiki camping trip around europe as a 26yr old. 34 girls and 18 guys between the ages of 18-32 on a
    7 week mobile party through 10 countries.
    25+ years and you've talked about it often

    Jealous as fxuk!

    It's so frustrating.....I preach travel to my nephew's and they don't listen to me

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    But do they behave like that in public in their home country? Or do they magically turn into wanna be porn stars in 3rd world counties? I blame the women. 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingtong View Post
    Until some one looses an eye 55
    It is still fun, you just don't see it that way 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Looks like they are having a great time!

    God I wish I had travelled at a young age
    You're still young... believe... now go and sign up as a bus driver on Contiki...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    You're still young... believe... now go and sign up as a bus driver on Contiki...
    i did with bus and truck driving experience at 32 yrs of age and i didn't even get an interview as they considered me too old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    i did with bus and truck driving experience at 32 yrs of age and i didn't even get an interview as they considered me too old!
    Probably saw your biking experience and thought you'd be crazy... 55? Maybe it's changed, our bus driver was in his 40s... though he still shagged one or two of the passengers... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Probably saw your biking experience and thought you'd be crazy... 55?
    impeccable driving record then and now. age was all they looked at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    impeccable driving record then and now. age was all they looked at.

    You should have said your name was Louise and you're a nympho...
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    Foreigners accused of ‘producing pornography’ in Siem Reap apologise via video
    5 February 2018

    A video of 10 foreigners arrested in Siem Reap for allegedly “producing pornography” during a pool party shows the detainees apologising while also questioning why they had been arrested.



    The incident occurred on January 25 at a villa in Siem Reap town’s Svay Dangkum commune where some 30 anti-human trafficking police arrested 10 people linked to a pub crawl called Let’s Get Wet for “pornographic dancing”, though a witness said there was no nudity at the party.

    Phum Buntenh, who recently joined the group’s legal team, said two other lawyers had been hired as well, by friends and family of the suspects.

    “They asked me to be their lawyer after they were sent to jail [pre-trial detention],” he said. “Now, I am preparing documents to send to their individual embassies, and another document to submit to the investigative judge.”

    A video posted to YouTube of the 10, seemingly at Siem Reap Provincial Court, where they faced an investigating judge last month, shows the group reluctantly answering questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    Foreigners accused of ‘producing pornography’ in Siem Reap apologise via video
    5 February 2018

    A video of 10 foreigners arrested in Siem Reap for allegedly “producing pornography” during a pool party shows the detainees apologising while also questioning why they had been arrested.



    The incident occurred on January 25 at a villa in Siem Reap town’s Svay Dangkum commune where some 30 anti-human trafficking police arrested 10 people linked to a pub crawl called Let’s Get Wet for “pornographic dancing”, though a witness said there was no nudity at the party.

    Phum Buntenh, who recently joined the group’s legal team, said two other lawyers had been hired as well, by friends and family of the suspects.

    “They asked me to be their lawyer after they were sent to jail [pre-trial detention],” he said. “Now, I am preparing documents to send to their individual embassies, and another document to submit to the investigative judge.”

    A video posted to YouTube of the 10, seemingly at Siem Reap Provincial Court, where they faced an investigating judge last month, shows the group reluctantly answering questions.
    That photo looks so fake, look at the giant westerners 555
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    ^ It must be one of those , "the most fun you can have with your pants still on'' kinda things...

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    Impact on local businesses -

    Charges against foreigners over ‘pornography’ are latest blow to Siem Reap businesses

    It has been a tough year for many Siem Reap business owners, and the highly publicised arrest earlier this week of 10 Western tourists over a purportedly indecent pool party felt like salt in the wound.

    “We have already seen a bad impact on our business,” said Sam Pho, the general manager of Private Siem Reap Tour Guide.

    “We have had a lot of cancellations in the last couple of days, especially with five or six groups cancelling,” he added, noting that the number was unusually high.

    The arrests came after police raided a stop on a popular “pool crawl”, and the party’s organisers were charged with “producing pornography”, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison. News of their arrests was quickly picked up by international media outlets across Europe and North America, often prominently featuring the suspects’ distraught family members calling for their release.

    Since the group’s arrest, interviews with more than a dozen Siem Reap business owners who largely cater to Western tourists have revealed a similar concern: business was already struggling due to the rise of Chinese tourism, and the arrests were only going to make things worse.

    “More and more people are scared of travelling, and the market here is changing as more and more Chinese come,” said Douglas Moe, general manager of the FCC Angkor Boutique Hotel and Bar. “I believe this will affect us, because the story is going around and people are afraid.”

    Jeff Vivol, owner of the travel agency Green Era Travel, said his business was also suffering, with bookings down by 50 percent this week compared to last week and an unusually high number of people cancelling tours.

    “This is bad – I am sure [the recent news] is affecting my business and the tourism in Siem Reap,” he said. “I can see a real decrease in Westerners too, for several months, but this week has been very bad.”

    Khiev Thy, president of the Siem Reap Tourism Guide Association, acknowledged the arrests might deter Western backpackers from coming to Cambodia in the future, but suggested that visitors looking to engage in activities similar to the arrested tourists should go elsewhere – despite the fact that Siem Reap’s raucous nightlife has been tolerated for years.

    “We’re not so open here, sexually – maybe these tourists would be happier going to Thailand instead,
    ” he said yesterday. “I think sometimes parents are happy to see their children come to Cambodia, because they care about the security.”

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    Free haircuts for those arrested

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    I just love the high moral tone.
    So no more dirty dancing but for the standard fee they can still blow up a cow with a bazooka if they want to?
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