Population and censuses

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 ...


Gov’t: move to revoke improper documents nearing conclusion

The General Immigration Department said that the program to revoke official documents that were not properly issued, to mostly 70,000 ethnic Vietnamese, was about 70 per cent complete. Khun Sambo, deputy director general of the department, which is under the Ministry of Interior, said it ...

Kong Meta

Unstoppable worker outflow dims Cambodia's future prospects

Despite Thailand’s latest effort to stem the flow of migrants, workers from Cambodia continue to cross the border, as they try to flee an economy that offers little reward for their work. ...

Danielle Keeton-olsen

CPP lawmaker visits migrants in Thailand

A Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) lawmaker has said that the Kingdom’s migrant workers in Thailand have vowed to return home to vote in the July 29 national elections. But a former deputy president of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) expressed doubts that this ...

Niem Chheng

Migrants warned of looming deadline

The Cambodian embassy in Thailand has issued an urgent call for illegal migrant workers to apply for legal documentation before the end of the month, when a deadline kicks in and Thai authorities will again begin deporting paperless workers. ...

Sen David

Hun Sen blames forest loss on population rise

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday blamed the Kingdom’s rising population as a factor contributing to deforestation. He also told government critics who lived on deforested land to return it to the authorities for replanting. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Adhoc sees ongoing illegal migration

A rights group has noticed ongoing illegal migration into Thailand through unofficial border gates in Banteay Meanchey province, citing the lack of market for agricultural products and demand for labour inside the country. ...

Pav Suy

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. ...

Khuon Narim

Migrants get Thai warning

The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has warned migrant workers that Thai authorities will begin punishing them in April if they fail to renew their work permits. Holders of temporary documents would need to get them extended by March 31. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Spike in migrant worker numbers

Nearly 100,000 Cambodians were sent to work overseas last year, an increase of 12.6 percent compared with the previous year that saw about 85,000 workers migrate, according to a Ministry of Labour report. The report, issued yesterday, said that last year Cambodia sent 96,338 labourers ...

Mom Kunthear

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. ...

Mech Dara

Government pledges documentation for ethnic Vietnamese

The government yesterday maintained it was opening a path to citizenship for roughly 70,000 ethnic Vietnamese people living in Cambodia, though many have lived here for generations, and advocates say a current drive to revoke “irregular” government documents is effectively rendering many stateless. ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen

Cambodian nationals rescued abroad

Cambodian embassies have recently come to the aid of citizens in three countries, according to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement yesterday. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodia’s Labour Ministry seeks pact with Lebanon on maids as more seek work abroad

Cambodian workers may soon be headed to Lebanon, the latest country that the Ministry of Labour is targeting as a destination for thousands of underemployed Cambodians looking for work amid stagnant job opportunities at home. ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen

Pledge to help illegal workers in Thailand

Speaking during the general department of identification’s annual meeting, secretary of state Prum Sokha said the government would continue to help undocumented workers obtain proper documentation.   ...

Khuon Narim

Hundreds of foreigners granted citizenship

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on the government to amend the law on nationalisation and immigration, while a report from the general department of identification revealed 1,518 foreigners were granted Cambodian nationality from 2014 to 2017. Presiding over the department’s annual meeting, Mr Kheng ...

Khy Sovuthy

Japan funds training for care workers

Japan has spent about $3 million building a centre to train Cambodian nurses how to take care of the elderly before they are sent to Japan. The centre will open in April.Kondo Yoshio, director of Procast Co Ltd, said after meeting with Labour Minister Ith ...

Mom Kunthear

More workers to be sent to Japan

Labour Minister Ith Samheng said yesterday said he plans to increase the number of Cambodian trainees being sent to Japan for study and part-time work, noting that about 6,000 have been working in the country since 2007. ...

Mom Kunthear

Maids depart for Hong Kong as part of new program

Labour officials sent off 14 maids to Hong Kong yesterday in celebration of a pilot program that hopes to funnel up to 1,000 maids to the Asian financial hub despite concerns from rights groups. ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen

Trainees off to Japan in April

About 60 Cambodian trainees will be recruited to study and work in Inuyama town in Japan by the Inuyama Chamber of Commerce in Japan, a decision made after the minister of labour met with the chairman of the chamber yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear

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