A strike that began last December should have been nothing more than a peaceful demonstration to highlight what employees asserted was unfair treatment. However, what resulted has become an international episode that even the United Nations has condemned.
In interviews, nine trafficking victims said they were lured by social media adverts promising well-paid jobs in call centres. Instead, they ended up in shuttered hotel casinos and guarded compounds where they had their passports confiscated before being put to work online.
Local authorities have cracked down on illegal online gambling dens in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. The crackdown came as they violated the administrative measures and Health Ministry’s measures.
Chinese nationals are trafficking Vietnamese citizens to work in Cambodian casinos, officials said, adding that they were offered these jobs online and were often assaulted when they tried to escape.
CASINOS in Cambodia could regain three-fifths of the sector’s pre-pandemic revenue this year, led by the VIP segment, a recent report has suggested.