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New form to keep track of foreigners in Kingdom

An electronic application form has been launched this year by the Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration, which aims to record data about foreigners living in and visiting Cambodia. However, the new measure has raised some concerns among some foreign residents. ...

Sun Mesa
http://khmertimeskh.com/50699629/new-form-to-keep-track-of-foreigners-in-kingdom

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/

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

Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says

A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom. Speaking during a meeting with police officials yesterday, General Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, said that immigration police had ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533289/tougher-action-needed-against-criminal-foreigners-official-says/

Taskforce to fight Sihanoukville crimes

With the spike in crimes following a huge influx of Chinese nationals, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday assigned four main units under the ministry to set up a support team to restore security in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533013/taskforce-to-fight-sihanoukville-crimes/

More than 1,700 ethnic Vietnamese families’ documents taken

The process of revoking documents from ethnic Vietnamese people, many of whom have been living in Cambodia for generations, is halfway complete in Kampong Chhnang province, according to the provincial director of immigration. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-1700-ethnic-vietnamese-families-documents-taken

Man held by Thais linked to senior Cambodian officials

Cambodian immigration officer Leang Piseth, who is detained in Thailand on suspicion of smuggling weapons, is a relative by marriage of Defence Minister Tea Banh, as well as of recently reassigned Koh Kong Provincial Governor Bun Leut and retired high-ranking Police General Tham Sann, The ...

Shaun Turton and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-held-thais-linked-senior-cambodian-officials

Census of foreigners not finished

Interior Minister Sar Kheng called on immigration officials to finish counting and collecting information on all foreign nationals living in the Kingdom by July at the latest.   ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25072/census-of-foreigners-not-finished/

Montagnards ‘to be processed’

Immigration officials yesterday sought to dial back public remarks by Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, who on Wednesday appeared to tell reporters that the more than 100 Montagnard asylum seekers currently waiting to have their claims assessed would be summarily deported. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/montagnards-be-processed

Chinese leave Sihanoukville en masse following bust

Hotel and casino owners in Sihanoukville claim they have suffered immense losses and risk bankruptcy after Chinese investors, workers and tourists left the coastal city en masse following last month’s police arrest and extradition of 168 Chinese nationals accused of operating a transnational telecom extortion ...

Sor Chandara and Ayanna Runcie
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-leave-sihanoukville-en-masse-following-bust

Number of foreigners deported ramps up

The government deported 2,420 people from the Kingdom in the first nine months of 2015, according to updated figures from the General Department of Immigration released on the National Police website on Wednesday.​ ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/number-foreigners-deported-ramps

Almost 2,000 deported so far this year: report

Nearly 2,000 people have been deported from Cambodia – the vast majority of them Vietnamese – in the first nine months of 2015, according to new government figures.From January through September, 1,919 people were expelled from the Kingdom, and 90 per cent of those thrown ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/almost-2000-deported-so-far-year-report

Fifty-two foreigners booted out

Immigration authorities yesterday deported 52 people found living illegally in Cambodia, bringing the total number of people booted out of the Kingdom since the government began a census of foreigners last July to nearly 3,000. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifty-two-foreigners-booted-out

Permitted More than 25,000 get work cards

The Ministry of Labour granted about 25,000 work permits to foreigners in the first six months of 2015, about 5,000 more than they issued during all of last year. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/permitted-more-25000-get-work-cards

Foreigners busted for expired visas

Authorities in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday said they arrested two foreign nationals for overstaying their visas, at least one of whose visa, they said, is two years out of date. ...

Chhay Channyda and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreigners-busted-expired-visas

Refugees must enter legally: gov’t

A senior refugee department official has said that ethnic Jarai Montagnards fleeing alleged persecution in neighbouring Vietnam need to enter Cambodia via official checkpoints in order to register as asylum seekers on arrival. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/refugees-must-enter-legally-govt

Permit penalty: New fine in works for workers

Starting on April 1, the government will charge $5 a day for every day that a staff member of a company in Cambodia is without a work permit, according to a senior immigration official. The census is part of an overall tightening of labour laws ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/permit-penalty-new-fine-works-workers

Ministry outlines procedures for businesses hiring foreigners

The Labor Ministry released a statement Monday with a list of procedures all businesses in Cambodia that hire foreign workers must follow in order to comply with the country’s long-standing Labor Law. According to Monday’s statement, which was signed by Labor Minister Ith Sam ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ministry-outlines-procedures-for-businesses-hiring-foreigners-76829/

Cambodia rounds up 1,168 illegal immigrants in last 5 months: police

Cambodia’s General Department of Immigration has rounded up 1,168 illegal immigrants from July to November this year, the National Police said on its website Tuesday. “The immigration police has conducted a census on foreigners and has arrested 1,168 foreigners of 25 nationalities for illegally living ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/894591.shtml

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