Friday, June 24, 2016

Cambodia Deports 25 Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to PRC

In an echo of incidents involving Kenya and Malaysia, earlier today 25 Taiwanese nationals were deported from Cambodia to China 

After days of speculation and failed attempts by Taiwanese officials to convince Phnom Penh to send 25 Taiwanese nationals suspected of telecom fraud to Taiwan rather than to China, as previously announced, the 25 Taiwanese — along with 14 Chinese — were put on a plane bound for China on Friday. This was the third such incident this year following the deportations by Kenya and Malaysia in April. Each suspect was escorted by two Chinese police officers, Agence France-Presse reports, adding that a total of 90 Chinese officers had arrived in Cambodia to oversee the matter. 

My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.

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