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Ministry of Labour spokesman outlines eight key mechanisms for protecting Cambodian migrant workers

Katta Orn, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, posted on his official Facebook page on June 4, 2024, outlining eight mechanisms to protect Cambodian migrant workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501500036/ministry-of-labour-spokesman-outlines-eight-key-mechanisms-for-protecting-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Embassy expands passport services

The Cambodian embassy in Seoul now offers passport and consular services to citizens residing and working in South Korea, thereby eliminating the need for travel to their home country for renewal. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/embassy-expands-passport-services-

Ministry says over 1.3 million Cambodians are working abroad

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), last year the Ministry provided employment opportunities to work abroad to 1,356,616 people, including 552,851 women. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417625/ministry-says-over-1-3-million-cambodians-are-working-abroad/

Thailand lowers fees for Cambodian migrant workers

The Thai Ministry of Labour has issued a ministerial order setting new fees for inspections and work permits for foreign workers from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501384327/thailand-lowers-fees-for-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Thailand slashes work permit fees for Cambodians to $13

From December, Cambodians can obtain a work permit from Thailand by spending $13, instead of the current fee of $52. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501382526/thailand-slashes-work-permit-fees-for-cambodians-to-13/

Vietnam, Cambodia join hands to fight illegal entry, exit

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security’s Immigration Department and Cambodian Home Affairs Ministry’s General Department of Immigration held a meeting to discuss and exchange experience on immigration management in Hanoi on October 23. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501380920/vietnam-cambodia-join-hands-to-fight-illegal-entry-exit/

Foreign employee quota application for work in Cambodia in 2024 now open

Cambodia has opened the application window for businesses to apply for the foreign employee quota. Under the quota system, only 10 percent of a local company’s workforce can be a foreign employee. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501357470/foreign-employee-quota-application-for-work-in-cambodia-in-2024-now-open/

Immigration hotline goes digital

The General Department of Immigration (GDI) has started using a digital telephone system for its hotline services. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501343509/immigration-hotline-goes-digital/

Cambodia’s remittances rise to $1.25B

Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers increased from $1.15 billion in 2021 to $1.25 billion in 2022 and are the third highest in the Asean as a share of national GDP after those of the Philippines and Vietnam, according to a new report. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501317625/cambodias-remittances-rise-to-1-25b/

Deal inked to fast-track Cambodian work permits for Thailand

Cambodia and Thailand have reached an agreement to facilitate 40,000 migrant Cambodian workers renewing work permits due to expire on July 31. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/deal-inked-to-fast-track-cambodian-work-permits-for-thailand

IOM reaffirms commitment to Kingdom’s migrant workers

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Asia-Pacific regional director Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola on May 3 reaffirmed her commitment to assist Cambodia in protecting the rights of migrant workers and improving governance, employment, human resource and migration system development, according to a labour ministry statement. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/iom-reaffirms-commitment-kingdoms-migrant-workers

Cambodia has 1.3 million migrant workers abroad, while domestic employment rate is over 99 percent

Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed in a message on the occasion of the 137th anniversary of International Labor Day on May 1, that currently there are about 1.3 million Cambodian workers abroad, while the employment rate in the country remained at 99.3 percent. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501282502/cambodia-has-1-3-million-migrant-workers-abroad-while-domestic-employment-rate-is-over-99-percent/

Migrant workers boost national economy

While improving their livelihood, Cambodian migrant workers, including those in the Republic of Korea (RoK), have significantly contributed to boosting the national economy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501274997/migrant-workers-boost-national-economy/

CPP pledges to strengthen law governing immigrants

In a bid to win the support of the people for the upcoming National Election, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has committed itself to strengthening the Law on Immigration on managing foreign immigrants, promising to strongly prevent and suppress illegal crossings, residing and activities ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501230300/cpp-pledges-to-strengthen-law-governing-immigrants/

90% of foreign workers in Bavet casinos illegal

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng confirmed on his Facebook page on Friday evening that several licenced casinos in Bavet city, Svay Rieng province, are employing many workers illegally. Of over 3,800 foreign workers, only 470 are working legally, while over 3,000 others are working illegally ...

Tith Kognov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224586/90-of-foreign-workers-in-bavet-casinos-illegal/

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand now have until mid-May to get work permits

The Thai Department of Employment is seeking to extend the deadline for foreign migrant workers to register for a new work permit until mid-May. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224913/cambodian-migrant-workers-in-thailand-now-have-until-mid-may-to-get-work-permits/

Ministry forming working group on migrant schools

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng is establishing a working group to study the feasibility of arranging school facilities for the children of migrant workers both in the country and abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-forming-working-group-migrant-schools

Cambodia remittances to reach $2.7 billion this year

Remittances from Cambodian migrant workers have continued to rise, totalling $2,630 million in 2021, an increase of 11.4 percent compared to 2018, figures from the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training showed yesterday. The remittances are set to increase this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501167410/cambodia-remittances-to-reach-2-7-billion-this-year/

Amid ongoing scam raids, Sihanoukville residents recall insecurity

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday acknowledged foreign workers had been lured and trafficked to Cambodia amid ongoing police raids against criminal scam operations that have now reached Siem Reap. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/amid-ongoing-scam-raids-sihanoukville-residents-recall-insecurity/

More government meetings held over human trafficking

Top government officials continued high-level meetings over human trafficking on Monday as Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities ordered all building owners to report foreign residents and workers on their premises by September 24. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/more-government-meetings-held-over-human-trafficking/

‘Green’ family gets citizenship by royal decree

The family of prominent environmentalist Ben Davis committed to continue their efforts to protect the environment and Cambodian forests, as they expressed joy at becoming citizens. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/green-family-gets-citizenship-royal-decree

Migrant workers in Thailand urged to renew documents

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said that from May 9 onward, they will begin renewing Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards (OCWC) and Cambodian Travel documents for working overseas (TD) for Cambodians who are living and working in Thailand. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrant-workers-thailand-urged-renew-documents

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