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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
Cambodian migrant workers flock back to celebrate Chinese New Year from Thailand
The influx of Cambodian migrant workers who crossed into Thailand for employment purposes has began through the O Bei Choan, Banteay Meanchey Province and O Smach border crossing, Oddar Meanchey Province to reunite with families for the Chinese New Year which started on Sunday. ...
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. ...
Remittances fall 17% to $1.2B in 2020: NBC data
Cambodia received $1.2 billion in remittances from migrant workers abroad last year, marking a sharp 17 per cent drop from $1.5 billion in 2019, the National Bank of Cambodia reported. ...
Nearly 30% of migrant workers lose income
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Cambodia and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Cambodia released a survey report describing the hardships and vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers who returned to Cambodia from abroad following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...
Sharp drop in wages sent back to Kingdom
Cambodia is to join the ranks of declining overseas worker remittances this year after the World Bank projected global remittances will decline sharply by about 20 percent in 2020 because of the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent business shutdowns ...
Returnees a concern: WHO
The World Health Organization has expressed its concern over an influx of migrant workers from Thailand, saying it might lead to cluster infection within the communities. ...
Migrant workers in Thailand told not to leave amid global COVID-19 fears
The Cambodian Embassy in Thailand has asked its migrant workers and students in the country not to leave for home during the upcoming Khmer New Year as COVID-19 fears mount. ...
$2.8 Billion sent home by Cambodian migrant workers in 2019
Cambodian migrant workers abroad sent home some US$2.8 billion as remittances last year, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...