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Cambodia News (Siem Reap): On January 20, 2020, at 3:30 pm, a 35-year-old British man, PETER JAMES WELLS, was arrested for causing trouble in public and living illegally in Siem Reap.
Peter WELLS came to Cambodia from Vietnam on September 11, 2019, through the Bavet border. His one month tourist visa expired on October 11, 2019, and he did not get a visa extension which would allow him to remain in Cambodia legally.
It seems the Brtish man was out of funds, because in the afternoon of January 20, at 3 pm, the suspect tried to rob some Cambodian schoolkids by menacing them with a stick and asking for money at the Borey Prem Prey market in Siem Reap.
The police were called and they took the British man into custody and then sent him to the Department of Investigation and Procedure. The British man was surly and refused to cooperate with the police or answer any questions.
He has been sent to the deportation office.
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Especially now that there is a review starting about tightening up the visa procedure, people really need to be aware that their behavior does have an impact on all of us.
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I do believe the cachet of being a westerner has definitely waned in Cambodia compared to 10, 15, 20 years ago.
I think these days we're more tolerated than admired by the locals.
“Admired“, that is really funny. I can tell you the locals don't care that much what we are doing in general. If your behaving all right you will be tolerated, some people that you have a closer relationship might even like you.
But admiration would mean some serious charity work or something similar.
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