On 6 July 2016, APLE Executive Director, Seila Samleang, talked from the panel to the audiences at Mekong Tourism Forum 2016 about the essence of tourism industry in playing a role to protect children from the flip side of tourism. Acknowledging the valuable opportunity of this forum, Seila also gave a snapshot of the child sex tourism situation and new trends worrying the protection of children and what it takes to manage risks as tourism is evolving.
In the afternoon of the 1st of October, 67-year old Briton David John Fletcher has been extradited from Thailand to Cambodia. On May 9, 2011 Presiding Judge Ke Sakorn at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Fletcher to 10 years in prison for rape and ordered Fletcher to pay 20 million riel compensation (approx. US$5,000)