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Migrant remittances total $2.8B last year

Cambodia migrant workers last year sent $2.8 billion back home in remittances, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. Speaking at an annual gathering last week, Minister Ith Sam Heng said the ministry continues to manage the employment and labour ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/migrant-remittances-total-28b-last-year

Hun Sen pushes for migrant worker safety

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry to pay attention to the safety of women migrant workers. “The Ministry of Labour must monitor the welfare of Cambodian female workers abroad to protect them from any abuse,” Mr Hun Sen said during the annual meeting ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692037/hun-sen-pushes-for-migrant-worker-safety

Thousands of Chinese leave Kingdom after ban on online gambling

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported that tens of thousands of Chinese nationals left the Kingdom before the end of last year since the ban on online and arcade gambling was announced by Prime Minister Hun Sen in August. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685775/thousands-of-chinese-leave-kingdom-after-ban-on-online-gambling

More than 36,000 migrant workers repatriated last year

The Foreign Affairs Ministry rescued and repatriated more than 36,000 Cambodian migrant workers from several countries last year. Ouch Borith, a ministry secretary of state, said yesterday during the annual conference that the ministry pays close attention to protect Cambodians working abroad. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685776/more-than-36000-migrant-workers-repatriated-last-year

Immigration Dept says 400,000 Chinese have left because of online gambling ban

The General Department of Immigration yesterday reported hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals left the country after Prime Minister Hun Sen in August issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling operations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675447/gdi-attributes-mass-departure-to-online-gambling-ban

Sar Kheng urges migrant workers to report fraudulent brokers

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has reiterated his call for the public not to fall for misleading advertisement by unscrupulous brokers who take advantage of migrant workers and urged people to report them. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672618/sar-kheng-urges-migrant-workers-to-report-fraudulent-brokers

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/

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

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/

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

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