Cambodian Prime Minister Launches New Volley Against Illegal Gambling
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an order on Saturday to crack down on illegal casinos.
Cambodia is trying to improve its international reputation. Sen is responding to increased reports of human trafficking. 56 Vietnamese workers left a casino in Bavet on the same day the order was issued.
Illegal gambling is a growing problem in Cambodia. Sen is working with other government members to deal with it. He is also working to resolve the incident where 56 Vietnamese workers fled over work disputes.
Cambodian PM wants to remove the governors, Khans, municipalities, or any level of police officers who are found to be irresponsible.
Authorities also swept on Saturday on Sihanoukville, resulting in the detention of 400 workers who were allegedly involved in illegal online gambling operations. Cambodia stopped issuing licenses back in 2019 to online casinos.