English Football League to Probe Alleged Cambodian Ownership Connection

A Radio Free Asia investigation into the naturalized Chinese tycoon Wang Yaohui reveals a lot about the nature of corruption in Cambodia – and at the global level.

Yesterday, the U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that the English Football League will be making enquiries with Birmingham City Football Club, after RFA’s publication of a report claiming that a Cambodian diplomat secretly controls a chunk of the club’s shares.

The revelation was included in a detailed investigation into the background of one Wang Yaohui, a Chinese-born businessman who has finagled his way both to Cambodian citizenship and to personal enrichment via a web of cozy relationships with high-ranking members of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

The report, the latest in an excellent series undertaken by the journalist Jack Adamović Davies into the secretive business activities of the Cambodian commercial and political elite, shows how Wang has transcended a career marked by scandal to begin a new and lucrative life in Cambodia.

In full: https://thediplomat.com/2022/06/english-football-league-to-probe-alleged-cambodian-ownership-connection/

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