Under foreign pressure, Cambodia dismantles ‘scam’ compounds

Cambodian authorities have clamped down on some global cyber gangs in recent weeks by raiding their compounds and freeing more than a thousand enslaved workers, but human rights groups say those criminal organisations have simply moved their operations to other areas.

“It’s decentralising criminality so it can be sustained,” said a human rights investigator who did not want to be named.

Investigations by Nikkei Asia and other media outlets over the past year, with more than a dozen victims from such operations as well as several rescuers, have uncovered a vast illicit scam industry that has taken root in the Southeast Asian state.

In full: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2022/10/13/under-foreign-pressure-cambodia-dismantles-scam-compounds/

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