Cambodia gov’t minister denies link to illegal online gambling ops

Cambodia’s online gambling crackdown could claim a government minister, if allegations of his involvement in illegal operations can be corroborated.

On Monday, Sar Sokha, secretary of state at Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, vehemently denied online rumors that fingered himself and some other high-ranking government officials as being involved behind the scenes of Cambodia-based illegal online gambling operations.

Sokha (pictured) used his personal Facebook page to slam “some nefarious persons” and “a handful of opportunists” who were attempting “to smear my name” by circulating rumors of his involvement in online gambling. Sokha said “the accusations and rumors are tricks they are using to mislead the authorities and to protect their illegal businesses.”

In full: https://calvinayre.com/2019/10/08/business/cambodia-govt-minister-denies-online-gambling-links/

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