Polluting Casino in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Applies to Rebuild in New Location

Owners of a Chinese-run casino closed for polluting a beach in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville have applied to build a new casino in another location, amid growing concern that their already-shuttered first facility has not yet been torn down, sources say.

The Jin Ding casino located on Koh Rong Samloem Island, a popular tourist destination in the seaside resort town, was ordered to close in May because it was operating without a license, promoting illegal online betting games, and releasing untreated sewage directly into the sea.

Cambodian activists have long called for the demolition of Jin Ding, saying that if the structure is not destroyed it will likely be reopened at a later date. But provincial authorities have delayed in tearing the casino down.

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/rebuild-10292019160601.html

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