Population and censuses

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/

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 ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-backtracks-ban-self-employed-foreigners

Gambling ban driving Chinese nationals away

Tens of thousands of Chinese nationals are reportedly leaving the Kingdom following a government ban on online gambling intended to reduce the number of crimes committed by foreigners. On August 18, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling in the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641757/gambling-ban-driving-chinese-nationals-away/

Kingdom’s numbers rise as census puts population at over 15 million

Provisional census figures released on Wednesday show that as of March 3, Cambodia’s population stood at 15,288,489 people – 7,869,912 women and 7,418,577 men – a 14.1 per cent increase since the previous census 11 years ago. Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, who is also ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-numbers-rise-census-puts-population-over-15-million

Immigration department requests border changes

The General Department of Immigration has requested the Ministry of Interior to close down several border checkpoints and add new facilities to issue border permits to prevent migrant workers from crossing illegally and to stop smuggling. The request followed a meeting on border checkpoints and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/immigration-department-requests-border-changes

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 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628531/pm-justifies-need-for-chinese-construction-workers/

Property owners asked to report foreign tenants to immigration department

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed owners of residences throughout the Kingdom to report the presence of all foreign tenants. In a letter dated Friday, Sar Kheng said the ministry had noticed that many residence owners had failed to duly ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/property-owners-asked-report-foreign-tenants-immigration-department

More than 70,000 immigrants given residence cards

The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday released a report saying it had issued more than 70,000 immigrants with permanent residence cards in Cambodia since 1994 – the year the Kingdom first adopted the Law on Immigration. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-70000-immigrants-given-residence-cards

Sar Kheng: Have five kids to double size of population

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Saturday encouraged people to have five children per family so the Kingdom’s population can double to more than 32 million. He said the recent census found that Cambodia has a population of 15.2 million, but the country is large ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-have-five-kids-double-size-population

World Population Day marked

As 179 countries across the globe celebrated World Population Day on Thursday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the government’s commitment to achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. He also acknowledged that Cambodia still faced some major challenges. The 30th World Population Day marked the 25th ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-population-day-marked

Sar Kheng addresses Preah Sihanouk challenges

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng identified strengthening security, restoring infrastructure, inspection of building standards, preventing sewage emissions into the sea and solving land disputes as key ongoing issues in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-addresses-preah-sihanouk-challenges

Growing numbers of Chinese workers drive up housing costs in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville

A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/housing-06182019160233.html

Thais to provide education for children of migrants

The Thai government is set to provide free education for children of Cambodian migrant workers, according to officials. Sompong Sravaen, founder and director of Thailand’s Labour Rights Network Foundation, on Monday said that a new government policy in Thailand will provide free education to children ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50608606/thais-to-provide-education-for-children-of-migrants/

Cambodians arrested in Thailand over logging

A dozen Cambodian migrant workers suspected of cutting down trees in a Thai protected forest were arrested on Sunday by military police at a rubber plantation in Thailand’s Nakhon Reachasima province. According to a report by the Bangkok Post, Thai military police conducted a raid ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50592318/cambodians-arrested-in-thailand-over-logging/

First Civil Society Day event attended by some 300 groups

Cambodia’s first Civil Society Day was held on Tuesday, with at least 300 members of civil society groups in attendance at Phnom Penh’s Hotel Cambodiana for the event. Held under the theme Inclusive Partnership for Democratic and Sustainable Development, the day is intended to enable ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/first-civil-society-day-event-attended-some-300-groups

Census to run until March 13

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development. And as if to prove his point, the prime minister also gave an ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/census-run-until-march-13

Government braces for population boom

As the Kingdom anticipates population growth to reach 20 million by 2030, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday predicted that most citizens will eventually gravitate towards urban areas. According to Mr Hun Sen during a speech in Phnom Penh, the population of Cambodia could even potentially ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50581662/government-braces-for-population-boom/

Cambodian workers ‘vulnerable’ in Thailand

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator expressed concern on Thursday that some migrants working in Thailand are not enrolled in public health insurance schemes and that their children are unable to attend school. The Thailand Migration Report 2019 estimates that the country currently hosts ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-workers-vulnerable-thailand

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