Taiwanese being lured to Cambodia for illegal work: Taipei councilor

Taipei City Councilor Angela Ying on Tuesday alerted the public to a spate of recent incidents in which Taiwanese have been lured to Cambodia with promises of high-paying jobs, only to be forced into illegal work and held in the country against their will.

At a press conference, Ying said that since late June, her office has received requests for help from 10 Taiwanese nationals in Cambodia, many of whom said they were being prevented from leaving the country until they paid fines for breaking their employment contracts.

After reporting the matter to police on July 5, at least one of the Taiwan-based leaders of the scams has been caught, but a broader investigation into the organizations has been held up by the lack of formal diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Taiwan, she said.

In full: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202208090016

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