Cambodia launches nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling

Cambodia has launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling and the government warned that officials who failed to do so will be removed from their posts.

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued the order on Saturday for governors, provincial and district officials, police and the military, to go all out to stamp out the menace.

Cambodia’s illegal gambling businesses and scams linked to them have been drawing headlines across the region as various countries reported that many have been tricked into working for these syndicates after being lured with lucrative salaries.

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