Cambodian Activists Demand Destruction of Shuttered Chinese Casino

Cambodian environmental activists have called for the demolition of a shuttered Chinese-owned casino accused of polluting an adjacent beach, saying that if the structure is not torn down it will likely be reopened at a later date.

The Jin Ding Hotel and Casino located on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong Samloem Island, a popular tourist destination, was ordered to close in May because it was operating without a license and was releasing untreated sewage directly into the sea.

Other violations charged against Jin Ding and leading to its closure included the playing of loud music on the beach and the promotion of illegal online betting games, sources told RFA in earlier reports.

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