Feeling Safe? Cambodia security

Feeling Safe?

The obsession with security in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

In a country marked by poverty and extreme social inequalities, fear and mistrust mark every day.

The wealthy must protect their properties. Fences are drawn. Security guards are posted. On every corner in Phnom Penh, in front of every house, they stand, sit, and wait. Their ubiquitous presence gives Phnom Penh's citizens a reassuring, and maybe necessary, illusion of safety.