Online gambling kingpin has links throughout South-east Asia

He was generous with charities and often dined with the well-connected in Cambodia while pitching himself as a businessman, but casino kingpin She Zhijiang was in fact the brains behind an illegal gambling and online scam empire with links to people and firms throughout South-east Asia.

She’s operations tapped blockchain technology developed by a Singapore-based firm to move cryptocurrency, had investors from Malaysia and Myanmar, and ran casinos in the Philippines and Cambodia, where online gambling was later banned.

The 41-year-old has also been linked to a vast network of companies worldwide, including in Britain, which were used to launder the billions he made since starting out as a small-time businessman in Hunan, China.

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