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Worker compounds are lit up at night in Svay Rieng’s Bavet city on October 7, 2022. (Mech Dara/VOD)

Briefs: Regional Media Report More Scam Rescues

Some 171 Vietnamese workers were rescued in Oddar Meanchey and returned to the country. A Hong Kong resident was safely returned from Cambodia after requesting help from the city’s immigration department.

An immigration detention center in Sihanoukville on July 5, 2022.

Woman Pleads in Khmer for Scam Rescue

Thousands of viewers have circulated a video online of a woman pleading in Khmer for rescue from forced labor at a Sihanoukville scam center.

A screenshot from a TikTok video showing a man preparing to jump from a building in Bavet city.

Bavet Escape Attempt Leads to Falling Death

A Vietnamese man jumped from the second story of a Bavet city building and died trying to escape a compound on Tuesday, but it was not “detention,” police said.

An archived screenshot of the members page on the Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia from October 2018. (Wayback Machine)

Accounts of Trafficking in Cambodia Escalate in Regional Media

Taiwanese prosecutors allege ransom and electric shocks at Cambodian compounds, Malaysian media report a holidayer allegedly kidnapped then sold into scam work, and a Vietnamese newspaper says 10 countries are pressing Cambodia to cooperate on human trafficking.

An undated photo supplied by the Royal Thai Police of the outside of a Kandal casino compound where dozens of Vietnamese nationals escaped in August.

40 Thais Removed From Kandal River-Escape Casino

Fifty-nine Thais were removed from scam operations in Cambodia in simultaneous raids on two compounds this week — including 40 from the Kandal facility where Vietnamese nationals last month made a dramatic escape swimming across a river, Thai police said Friday.

Thel Thilen, one of the people protesting the start of a Vietnamese language department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, photographed on August 29, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Nationalists Petition Against Vietnamese Language Department

A small group of youth activists submitted a petition to the Education Ministry asking it to cancel the formation of a Vietnamese language department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s Institute of Foreign Languages.

Cars drive past a mall facing the Two Lions Roundabout in Sihanoukville on May 30, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Chinese Embassy Tells of Ransom, Rescues From Scam Syndicates

Following a previous warning of violent incidents involving scam operations in Cambodia, the Chinese Embassy called for further caution against fraud syndicates and said it had successfully rescued some victims from the operations.