Population and censuses

Angkor crowned as best place to visit in Southeast Asia

Angkor in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province came first among the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia, according to a survey of Touropia Travel Guides. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New B Bang governor puts focus on border

Newly-appointed Battambang provincial governor Sok Lou instructed law enforcement officers along the border to increase their vigilance and work to prevent illegal border crossing into Thailand. ...

Nov Sivutha

No end to illegal border crossing by Cambodians despite pandemic

The pandemic and its subsequent effect on the livelihood of Cambodians, pushed some people in the country to attempt to drastic measures to support themselves and their family. ...

Khmer Times Staff

VN border draft agreement reviewed by Immigration Dept

The General Department of Immigration reviewed of the draft agreement on border crossings and border management between Cambodia and Vietnam on Tuesday. ...

Yin Soeum

Phnom Penh Authorities continued administrative measures against COVID-19 raises ire

Phnom Penh municipal administration’s decision  to extend its administrative measures for another 14 days, until  October 7, even as the prime minister had called for tourism to resume, especially from China, is seen to be counter productive though essential in combatting and preventing the spread ...

Khmer Times Staff

Migrant Workers in Thailand Returning to Jobs as Outbreak Eases

Some Cambodian workers in Thailand say they have been able to resume work after a series of tough months amid a surge of Covid-19, though challenges remain even as the outbreak is subsiding. ...

Tran Techseng

Angkor Landmark breaks ground by end-2021: CEO

Phase I of the Angkor Landmark development project about 15km northeast of Siem Reap town is scheduled to officially break ground at end-2021, according to the developer’s CEO Tous Saphoeun. ...

Hin Pisei

50,000 domestic tourists counted in first weekend of September

A total of 51,042 tourists were registered in the first weekend of September, according to Minister of Tourism Thong Khon. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Journey to job-starved Thailand or brave financial pinch at home – migrant workers face up to Covid double bind

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand, tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers have returned home out of fear of the disease and in many cases due to the loss of their jobs. ...

Lay Samean

Regional fishing migrant workers’ labour rights to be protected

The first National Consultative Dialogue of “Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia”, a four-year (2020-2024) programme, was held on Friday in Phnom Penh. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Immigration department reviews procedure on foreigners

The Immigration Department is in the midst of drafting guidelines and procedures on the deportation of foreigners. ...

Yin Soeum

GDI prepares for arrival of Afghan refugees

The General Department of Immigration (GDI) on Monday had a meeting to discuss the procedure for the upcoming arrival of 300 Afghan refugees in Cambodia. ...

Yin Soeum

Fleeing uncertainty: Cambodia to accept 300 Afghan refugees temporarily

Amid the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, Cambodia has agreed in principle to temporarily accept 300 Afghan refugees with some conditions before they are granted asylum in a third country, a move the government said is due to humanitarian reasons. ...

Ben Sokhean

UK requests GDI continued support for stuck citizens

Marc Thayre, Charge d’affaires of the British Embassy in Phnom Penh, on Tuesday met with Lieutenant General Sok Veasna, deputy director general of the General Department of Immigration (GDI), to talk about British citizens being stuck in Cambodia due to Covid-19. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Gov’t requests Covid treatment for migrants

Cambodia has requested that Thailand provide medical treatment to Cambodian migrant workers who contract Covid-19 there as large numbers of workers continue to return home from both Thailand and Vietnam, many of whom carry the disease. ...

Lay Samean

Mental Health an issue among migrant workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations have stepped in to help migrant workers who suffer mental trauma due to the Covid-19 spread have access to mental health and psychosocial support. ...

Yim Sreylin

Cambodian migrant children face added risk in Thailand

Of  97,060 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar who were infected with Covid-19 between March last year and August this year, 4,202 of whom are under the age of 18 themselves. ...

Khmer Times Staff

38 heading to Thailand busted hopping border

Kamrieng district police in Battambang province are searching for a suspected people broker who fled after 38 individuals were arrested while attempting to illegally cross the border into Thailand on the night of August 21 near the Ou Chamlang Bridge in Ou Chamlang village of ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Battambang deploys 50 additional border security forces to prevent citizens trying to hop border illegally

The 817th Border Guard Police Battalion deployed 50 troops along the border line to prevent citizens from attempting to enter or leave as well as prevent Thai nationals from attempting to cross over. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Oddar Meanchey rushes to cope with dire situation

Oddar Meanchey province has embarked on the construction of a 3,000-bed treatment centre and a 3,000-bed quarantine centre in order to meet the deluge of returning migrant workers from Thailand through its borders. ...

Yim Sreylin

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