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Project to support migrant workers during COVID-19 crisis launched

Cambodia and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations have joined hands in a project to protect Cambodian migrant workers and legalise their services during the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Lon Nary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754721/project-to-support-migrant-workers-during-covid-19-crisis-launched/

Thailand ready to open border for Cambodian migrant workers

Thai authorities have prepared to welcome back migrant workers from Cambodia as Thailand is moving into phase 7 of its Covid-19 lockdown easing, the Pattaya Mail has reported. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752380/thailand-ready-to-receive-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Relevant legislation: Ministry drafting new immigration law

A ministry working group is drafting a new law aimed to effectively manage immigrants and all foreigners in the Kingdom as Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the current Law on Immigration has many “loopholes and challenges” in its implementation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749526/relevant-legislation-ministry-drafting-new-immigration-law/

Sar Kheng asks provincial governors to stem illegal border crossings

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all governors of provinces bordering Thailand to prevent migrant workers from sneaking into Thailand in a move to curb the coronavirus. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723189/sar-kheng-asks-provincial-governors-to-stem-illegal-border-crossings/

Sharp drop in wages sent back to Kingdom

Cambodia is to join the ranks of declining overseas worker remittances this year after the World Bank projected global remittances will decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 because of the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent business shutdowns ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717705/sharp-drop-in-wages-sent-back-to-kingdom/

Returnees a concern: WHO

The World Health Organization has expressed its concern over an influx of migrant workers from Thailand, saying it might lead to cluster infection within the communities. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50711148/returnees-a-concern-who/

Committee tracks influx of migrants

A newly-established inter-ministerial committee is discussing ways to contain the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the Khmer New Year and in anticipation of the return of more migrant workers from Thailand. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-tracks-influx-migrants

Sar Kheng orders local authorities to care for 40,000 returnees

Interior Minister Sar Kheng today ordered all provincial authorities to take good care of about 40,000 migrant workers who have returned to the Kingdom since the Thai-Cambodia border closure. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706133/sar-kheng-orders-local-authorities-to-care-for-40000-returnees/

Migrant workers in Thailand told not to leave amid global COVID-19 fears

The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has asked its migrant workers and students in the country not to leave for home during the upcoming Khmer New Year as COVID-19 fears mount. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702752/migrant-workers-in-thailand-told-not-to-leave-amid-global-covid-19-fears/

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019

Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696319/2-8-billion-sent-home-by-cambodian-migrant-workers-in-2019

Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/migrant-remittances-total-28b-last-year

Hun Sen pushes for migrant worker safety

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to pay attention to the safety of women migrant workers. “The Ministry of Labour must monitor the welfare of Cambodian female workers abroad to protect them from any abuse,” Mr Hun Sen said during the annual meeting ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692037/hun-sen-pushes-for-migrant-worker-safety

Thousands of Chinese leave Kingdom after ban on online gambling

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported that tens of thousands of Chinese nationals left the Kingdom before the end of last year since the ban on online and arcade gambling was announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen in August. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685775/thousands-of-chinese-leave-kingdom-after-ban-on-online-gambling

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685776/more-than-36000-migrant-workers-repatriated-last-year

Immigration Dept says 400,000 Chinese have left because of online gambling ban

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals left the country after Prime Minister Hun Sen in August issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling operations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675447/gdi-attributes-mass-departure-to-online-gambling-ban

Sar Kheng urges migrant workers to report fraudulent brokers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call for the public not to fall for misleading advertisement by unscrupulous brokers who take advantage of migrant workers and urged people to report them. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672618/sar-kheng-urges-migrant-workers-to-report-fraudulent-brokers

Land allotted for Kampong Chhnang boat people must be rented

Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial governor Sun Sovannarith reaffirmed that the 40ha the provincial authorities allocated to Vietnamese boat people is Cambodian national Ros Chamroeun’s private land. He said there was no cutting of land for them, but the Vietnamese immigrants will have to pay rent ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-allotted-kampong-chhnang-boat-people-must-be-rented

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers. The request was made at a bilateral meeting with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha during the Asean-Republic of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-ministry-calls-s-korea-take-more-cambodian-migrant-workers

Almost all migrant workers ‘legal and safe’: Ministry

Labour Minister Ith Samheng on Wednesday told a representative of the International Organisation for Migration that the government has successfully legalised almost all Cambodians working overseas and made their situation safer. The minister said the government has always prioritised finding a solution to the migration problems ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650024/almost-all-migrant-workers-legal-and-safe-ministry/

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