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Under a controversial new plan by the Ministry of Interior, ethnic Vietnamese – some living in Cambodia for generations – begin to see documents revoked

Behind the traffic police station in Kampong Chhnang town, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tonle Sap, immigration officials gathered thousands of ethnic Vietnamese to begin a nationwide process of revoking “improperly” issued documents this week. The plan to review birth certificates, identity cards, passports ...

Kong Meta and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/ethnic-vietnamese-some-living-cambodia-generations-see-documents-revoked

Public document fees scrapped

The government plans to abolish a range of fees for its services, including fees for issuing birth certificates, marriage certification and national identity documents. The Interior Ministry says the changes will ease the financial burden on citizens, improve public services and make the processes more transparent. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34078/public-document-fees-scrapped/

Task of Obtaining Passport Is Adding To Illegal Migration Problem

Thousands of Cambodians cross the border via illegal checkpoints into Thailand every year. Some end up working in slave-like conditions on illegal fishing trawlers. Others work in factories while getting paid under the table. It is often a last resort fraught with danger and uncertainty and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/task-of-obtaining-passport-is-adding-to-illegal-migration-problem-30629/

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