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Foreign workers in Cambodia
90% of foreign workers in Bavet casinos illegal
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng confirmed on his Facebook page on Friday evening that several licenced casinos in Bavet city, Svay Rieng province, are employing many workers illegally. Of over 3,800 foreign workers, only 470 are working legally, while over 3,000 others are working illegally ...
Amid ongoing scam raids, Sihanoukville residents recall insecurity
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday acknowledged foreign workers had been lured and trafficked to Cambodia amid ongoing police raids against criminal scam operations that have now reached Siem Reap. ...
More government meetings held over human trafficking
Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...
Sar Kheng to cops: Keep foreigners safe
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reminded police officers at both the national and sub-national levels that the use of threats and violence against foreigners was strictly forbidden and that actions such as those were contrary to the national interest because they discouraged other foreigners from ...
Gov’t backtracks on ban on self-employed foreigners
Foreigners will again be allowed to be self-employed in a bid to attract skills and investment to the Kingdom, after a ban on them running small businesses that could affect the livelihoods of Cambodians was proposed in August. An announcement by the Ministry of Labour ...
PM justifies need for Chinese construction workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday justified the need for Chinese workers in the Kingdom by saying that local workers still lack expertise. Mr Hun Sen, during his inspection visit to Morodok Techo National Stadium, said Chinese nationals working in the Kingdom are permitted for employment and ...
Work permits double in 2018
The number of foreigners issued with Cambodian work permits this year has more than doubled that of last year. The increase was driven by Chinese workers whose contribution alone could generate millions for the Kingdom’s economy each year. ...
Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says
A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom. Speaking during a meeting with police officials yesterday, General Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, said that immigration police had ...
Taskforce to fight Sihanoukville crimes
With the spike in crimes following a huge influx of Chinese nationals, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday assigned four main units under the ministry to set up a support team to restore security in Preah Sihanouk province. ...
Ministry urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30. Heng Sour, the ministry’s spokesperson, told The Post yesterday that any employer who ...
Mondulkiri police detain undocumented Vietnamese workers
Police in Mondulkiri province detained 27 Vietnamese who crossed the border illegally in Sen Monorom city. Deputy provincial police chief Tieng Saoroth said they were detained for questioning on Saturday in Sen Monorom city where they were selling clothes. ...
Foreigners working in Cambodia face permit fines
About 100,000 foreigners working without permits will be fined after Khmer New Year and potentially face jail time and deportation if they fail to get paperwork or pay their fines, the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour announced yesterday. ...
Vietnam asks ‘migrants’ rights be respected
The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on Tuesday to reports that Cambodia plans to revoke documents from thousands of ethnic Vietnamese, urging the Kingdom to respect legal rights during the process. ...
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Work permits now required for long-term visa renewals
The Immigration Department yesterday confirmed that foreigners requesting long-term business visa extensions in the country are now required to submit a work permit proving their place of employment. ...
Government confirms foreigners will need work permits for long-term visas
// // // // An Immigration Department official yesterday confirmed that foreigners requesting a long-term extension of their business visas would need to produce a work permit, with implementation of the rule starting September 4. ...
Vietnamese immigrants get arrested
Immigration police arrested 22 Vietnamese nationals illegally living and working in Phnom Penh yesterday, an Interior Ministry official said. ...
Crackdown on illegal documents imminent
The government plans to crackdown on immigrants holding illegal or irregular paperwork to live, work and vote in the country, according to a sub-decree obtained yesterday. ...
Building site arrests
A joint operation between government and city officials resulted in the arrests of 51 Chinese and 42 Vietnamese for illegally entering Cambodia and working without the correct permits. ...
Vietnamese workers face deportation
The Immigration Department has detained 27 Vietnamese migrants suspected of being in Cambodia illegally. The undocumented workers, 20 men and seven women, were arrested on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. ...
Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest
Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the ...