Population and censuses

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

Ethnic Vietnamese protest against residency blunder

Seventeen families from Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, who claim they have lived in the area for two decades and are Cambodian by birth, protested against district authorities on Wednesday for designating them as Vietnamese immigrants. The families, from Chak Angre Krom commune’s Tuol Roka village, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-vietnamese-protest-against-residency-blunder

Gov’t: Thousands of migrant workers ‘not received rights’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Wednesday said there are still thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand who have not received the full legitimate rights that could protect them from abuses. This, he said was despite the two countries having laid out procedures and ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-thousands-migrant-workers-not-received-rights

River residents to be relocated

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities are planning to relocate hundreds of Cham and Vietnamese residents living on the Tonle Sap river to dry land by the end of 2019. Provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun on Thursday said that residents have already been informed regarding the decision. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538081/river-residents-to-be-relocated/

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. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/work-permits-double-2018

Kingdom to finance 2019 general census

The Ministry of Planning said on Thursday that the government has earmarked $8 million for the general census to be conducted next year. Funding will come entirely from the national budget, with China and the United Nations Population Fund Cambodia (UNFPA) providing equipment and technical ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-finance-2019-general-census

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 ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533289/tougher-action-needed-against-criminal-foreigners-official-says/

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. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533013/taskforce-to-fight-sihanoukville-crimes/

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 ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-firms-apply-foreign-worker-permits

Cambodia to conduct population census in March

Cambodia is going to conduct a population census in March next year, Minister of Planning Chhay Than said here on Tuesday. “We plan to spend 8.5 million U.S. dollars for the one-week census, which will be commenced from March 3, 2019,” he told reporters after a ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/14/c_137389562.htm

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