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Census deportations hit 142 in single day

Vietnamese nationals were deported en masse this week from Svay Rieng province, with 142 illegal migrants sent back across the border in a single day, as Cambodia’s nationwide census of foreigners continues, officials said yesterday. General Sok Phal, director of the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department, said ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/census-deportations-hit-142-single-day

Countrywide census starts

Immigration officials from the Interior Ministry and Pursat province today are to begin a census of all foreigners living in the Kingdom, though it is expected to focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent. Following a meeting in Pursat yesterday afternoon, Major General Khun Sambor, chief ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/countrywide-census-starts

Without lawyer, Krom villagers face court trial

Arrest, detention and even an upcoming trial can’t sway 68 Khmer Krom families faced with eviction to give up a bitter land dispute over a bird sanctuary in Takeo province. After being charged in April with illegally occupying state land, three representatives from Sangkum Meanchey village ...

Laignee Barron and Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/without-lawyer-krom-villagers-face-court-trial

Sanctuary from the storm

Hidden at the end of a pathway that breaks off from Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in Phnom Penh is a temple of a different kind, where seances are sacrosant and French writer Victor Hugo – author of Les Miserables – is considered a saint. Worshippers there practise Caodaism, ...

Amelia Woodside and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-storm

Rainsy courts Vietnamese

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday said that up to a quarter of a million ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia could be granted full citizenship rights via the Nationality Law if his Cambodia National Rescue Party were to come to power. The CNRP president has sought in ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-courts-vietnamese

UN Envoy Urged to Probe Arrest of Monks

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, Surya Subedi, who began his 10th fact-finding mission to Cambodia on Sunday, has been asked to investigate issues faced by ethnic Khmer Krom people after five monks were arrested for participating in garment worker protests earlier this month. In ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-urged-to-probe-arrest-of-monks-50489/

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