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Authorities blocked sidewalk in front of Poipet's Diamond City Casino after it closed due to Covid-19 in a photo posted to the Banteay Meanchey provincial police Facebook page on April 27, 2021.

Poipet’s Border Casino Workers Are Out of Work, Out of Options

Poipet city’s casino industry has been shuttered since late April as they became Covid-19 hotspots, and it’s been more than three months of scraping by for many of the thousands of casino workers who found themselves out of work.

Officials conduct inspections at the Poipet International Border Checkpoint in May 2020. (Supplied)

Poipet Union Leader Says Security Forces Deployed as a Threat

The leader of an informal workers’ union in Poipet City said excessive security forces were deployed throughout the city as a “threat” after his request to hold a demonstration over border crossing restrictions next week was denied.