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Fish catches from Tonle Sap in Cambodia ; Soccer betting in Hong Kong (28 May 2002)


Explores on the reasons for the declining catch from the lake, Tonle Sap, in Cambodia. Over-fishing, destructive fishing methods, fishermen's ignorance of the importance of conservation and the corruption of the government officials are blamed for the shrinking of fishing business. Discusses the impact of the Gambling (Amendment) Ordinance on Hong Kong punters and local and overseas bookmakers. Both Murray Burton (Chief Executive Officer (Asia), Victor Chandler Worldwide) and Chung Kim-wah (Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) say that the law will drive punters into the arms of triads and underground bookmakers. Legislator James To Kun-sun expects that the government is using this law to pave the way to legitimize the soccer gambling in future.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2002
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