Pressure mounts on Cambodia over human trafficking

Hong Kong citizens also feared trafficked into online scams in Southeast Asian country.

Hong Kong has been added to a growing list of Asian countries and territories that fear their citizens have been trafficked into Cambodia, where they are held against their will and forced to work online scams for organized Chinese crime syndicates.

Travel warnings and a media campaign warning Hong Kong residents of the risks in traveling to Cambodia are also a consideration by the Chinese territory after immigration officials revealed that 17 people had been trafficked across Southeast Asia.

“It’s rare to issue travel warnings because of this sort of situation,” legislator Elizabeth Quat told Radio Television Hong Kong.

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