January 21, 2021
Victims of an alleged Korean-language school and labor recruitment scam stand outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after a hearing on January 21, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Accused Training Center Head Denies Fraud, Offers to Return Money

The director of a closed Korean-language training center denied the fraud and trafficking charges against him in court on Thursday, saying his school only taught dozens of workers who paid him $80,000 in total, and he had not acted as a migrant labor recruiter — but he was willing to return their money.