Hun Sen Knows What is Going on Under His Watch

Donor countries mustn’t be fooled by the Cambodian leader’s claims that he knows nothing about the country’s rampant cyber-scam human trafficking operations.

In July, Al Jazeera broadcast a powerful documentary about cyber-scam human trafficking operations in Cambodia. It was a moving, if at times difficult watch, with victims speaking about how they had been lured to Cambodia with the promise of jobs, before being trapped inside compounds and threatened, beaten and electrocuted.

“I was scared [they’d kill me],” said one victim.

Although not the first media outlet to report on the issue, the Al Jazeera documentary placed considerable attention on it, and likely inspired other publications to focus on the issue, with articles run in outlets ranging from the BBC to The Guardian and VICE.

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