Cambodian corruption opens door for cyber slavery

The crackdown on online gambling in China has led the country’s criminal elements to seek soft alternative regional bases.

The inability of the Cambodian government to enforce law and order within the country’s borders is turning the country into the preferred base for criminal Chinese gangs running modern slavery rings.

Tens of thousands of people from countries across Asia and from as far away as Ukraine are being held against their will in Cambodia and forced to operate cyber scams, according to the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

Cambodians have long been vulnerable to being exploited in conditions of modern slavery when they move to countries such as Thailand in an attempt to make a living. The emergence of Chinese-run international slavery in Cambodia is more recent. The crackdown on online gambling in China has led the country’s criminal elements to seek soft alternative regional bases. Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos are top of the list.

In full: https://asiatimes.com/2022/11/cambodian-corruption-opens-door-for-cyber-slavery/

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