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Thai assistant commissioner-general Surachate Hakparn, center, addresses the press conference on March 18, 2022.

Alleged Thai ‘Blood Slave’ Retracts Account

A Thai woman who claimed 10 days ago that her blood was harvested at a Sihanoukville scam operation said Friday she had fabricated her account in order to get a swift rescue.

Thai nationals who were trafficked to a Pursat province special economic zone are inspected by Thai and Cambodian authorities at the Poipet border on November 24, 2021. (Royal Thai Police)

Thai National Found Dead at Poipet Casino

A 19-year-old man was found dead Thursday at tycoon Kok An’s Poipet casino that has been the subject of warnings on Thai social media as allegedly housing scam operations.

Chen Baorong of the Cambodia-China Charity Team, in a photo posted to the group's WeChat account.

Updated: Rescue Team Leader Under Police Investigation

UPDATED 5:47 p.m. — A Chinese businessman central to the ongoing rescues of trafficked and enslaved scam workers in Sihanoukville and across the country is under police investigation, his team said.

An endangered hog deer was captured on camera trap in 2017, with a new study estimating there are as many as 84 deer in a small patch of Kratie grassland. (WWF Cambodia)

Briefs: Taiwan Warns of Forced Labor, Endangered Hog Deer, PM on Myanmar

More than 10 Taiwanese are being held against their will and working at a scam operation, said Taiwan’s foreign ministry. There are 84 endangered deer in a small patch of Kratie grassland. Hun Sen spoke with junta chief Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday, with the prime minister putting forth a four-point appeal.