Cambodian Officials Set to Release 47 Detained Malaysians

Officials in Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province are making preparations to release 47 Malaysians who were detained on suspicion of running an illegal gambling operation there.

Provincial Director Um Siphan, in an interview with RFA’s Khmer Service, confirmed the group of 37 men and 10 women would be released soon, but could not specify an exact date.

“I don’t have details but they won’t be detained for a long time,” he said.

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