A genocide museum in Cambodia has banned Pokémon Go players from entering its premises.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum director Chhay Visoth yesterday said he posted signs at the site’s entrance and inside banning the popular game, which made its Cambodian debut last weekend, and told his staff to watch out for anyone playing it.
Visoth says the game is causing distress to visitors, where some of its smartphone-wielding players have been chasing its virtual characters at a genocide museum that had been a torture centre in the 70s.
He described the museum as a memorial to Cambodia’s suffering.
Since the warnings were put up, there have been no reports of tourists playing the game there, he said.