A Very Sad Expat Story in Kampot - BUT with Happy Ending

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A Very Sad Expat Story in Kampot - BUT with Happy Ending

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This was posted on the Kampot Noticeboard social media page yesterday by Kampot Chara. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KampotN ... d/?fref=nf

A Very Sad Expat Story in Kampot
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Many Kampotians will know the Alaska Gentleman who built his dream boathouse on the small river off the Kep road . He is a retired fisherman with a lifetime of fulfillment from fishing travelling & very good DIY handyman . & . He trusted the local Real estate agent & bought many plots of land on the small river & set about building his dream house o er the last 4 years .He made very good friends with the local Muslim fishing community in the village employing many of the locals & helping out as requested . Unfortunately the local agent sold him land without real title & despite being friendly turned out to be a calculate d fraudster ... More unfortunately he is a Cambodian well established agent that still operates today . The shock of the crime could easily kill off an aged gentle trusting man ...so this agent may still have more than a fraudulent crime against his name . It's also a crime against the good trustful citizens of Alaska & Kampot because the very bad crime will be a warning to all expats & may receive wider publicity in newspapers & television internationally ... especially as this social media post is likely to go viral.... Maybe truth will be the nail in the coffin of this unscrupulous Real Estate Agent ....he knows who he is ....& So does everyone in Kampot ....maybe soon everyone in Cambodia & the world .... Let's hope for a happy ending to this very very sad story !

In Khmer:
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សែនអនិច្ចារ្យជន់បរទេដ៍កម្សត់ម្នាក់ដែលគាត់បានចំណាយប្រាក់,(208,260 ដុល្លា) (ម្ភៃប្រោំបីមើុនពីររយហុកសិបដុល្លា)
មកទិញដីនៅស្រុកខ្មែរដោយទុកចិត្តបុរស់ដែលជាជន់ជាតិខ្មែ
ដាក់ឈ្មោះតំណាងអោយគាត់ ហើយបានលួងលោមគាត់ថាកុំបារម្មណ៍គាត់នឹងមើលថែជន់បរទេសរូបនេះមិនអោយខកចិត្តឡើយ។
នៅទីបញ្ចប់ជន់អប្រិយ៍រូបនេះបានត្របាក់ប្លន់យកដីរបស់គាត់ដោយអត់កេរ្តិ៍ខ្មាស់។
មិនត្រឹមតែប៉ុណ្ណោះថែមទោំងបានគំរាមប្រជាជន់នៅក្នុងភូមិដែលជាអ្នកជិតខាងជាប្រជាជន់ស្លូតត្រង់ រកប្តឹងពួកគាត់ដាក់គុកទៀតផង។
ជន់បរទេសរូបនេះគាត់បានលើដៃសំពះដល់ច្បាប់នៅស្រុកខ្មែរមេត្តាជួយស្វែងរកយុត្តិធម៍សម្រាប់គាត់ផង។
និយ៉ាយបណ្ដើរទឹកភ្នែកបណ្ដើរ គាត់ថាគាត់គឺជាអ្នកនេសាទដ៍កម្សត់ម្នាក់នៅលើសមុទ្រដ៍សែនត្រជាក់នៃប្រទេសAlask ខំធ្វើការយ៉ាងលំបានស្ទើរពេញមួយជីវិត្តរបស់គាត់។គាត់បានប្រាក់ទោំងអស់នេះមករស់នៅស្រុកខ្មែរ ដោយគាត់គិតថាប្រទេសខ្មែរគឺជាប្រទេសដែលស្រស់ផូរផង់។ដែលមានសន្តិភាពនឹងចង់ផ្ញើរជីវិត្តចុងក្រោយរបស់គាត់មករស់នៅប្រទេកម្ពុជា។
តែអកុសល់មនុស្សចង្រៃនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាដែលគាត់ទុកចិត្តត្រូវបានប្លន់យកដីរបស់គាត់ស្ទើរតែអស់រលីង។
There is also a video, but with very bad quality sound. However, if you watch the first minute or so, you get the drift.
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Re: A Very Sad Expat Story in Kampot

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:BangHead:

Stuff like this is maddening. Take it to the highest ie: The King. Let's get laws created to protect good Expats with good Intentions.
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I just see Chara's jockey virtue signalling upon her behalf (she doesn't write English this well).

Feel sorry for the old guy, but if you give all your money to a third party with no contract or agreement, what can you possibly expect?
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Never buy any property here. Renting on a monthly basis is the only way. Dude must have been a loner, and misinformed. He should just leave it, and consider it a lesson learned.
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Deep, gotta be heartwrenching.. Depending on the amount I'd understand rash actions. It's not just the money, it's the work and the pride.
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I had a look on facebook. I don't know anyone involved, but it looks like a kind and compassionate person got scammed by a shark. Nobody wants to name the shark, but s/he sells real estate in Kampot, and comments on social media suggest that this is not the first time that s/he has pulled a number like this. People know who it is but are reluctant to speak up.

I understand that the defamation laws make this difficult, but if no one outs this guy, then it will be business as usual for him and more victims to follow. Or perhaps if there is enough social media outrage, the authorities will take note. :director:
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Defamation laws were you can't speak the truth. Beautiful countries
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Re: A Very Sad Expat Story in Kampot

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a warning to all expats ?

Really people still need warning about investing anywhere in SEA ?! Or they will just never learn ?

Anyway I hope that the guy will find a solution or some help.
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one of the major reasons I moved, was an incident when a considerable amount (lets say yr or more wages for average waitress plus tips) of money was taken by someone wealthier than I could ever hope to be and I couldn't prove it and had to look at that smug 'what u gonna do look' and if you say anything you will be facing a defamation and you can sit in jail and I will get more money !!, very sad story, hope some justice comes of it.
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mouytiet wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:52 pm one of the major reasons I moved, was an incident when a considerable amount (lets say yr or more wages for average waitress plus tips) of money was taken by someone wealthier than I could ever hope to be and I couldn't prove it and had to look at that smug 'what u gonna do look' and if you say anything you will be facing a defamation and you can sit in jail and I will get more money !!, very sad story, hope some justice comes of it.

Own justice in dark street late a night is often the solution here...
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