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More money needed to probe thumbprints

A senior Interior Ministry official tasked with investigating the 170,000 thumbprints submitted in support of a CNRP petition to the king said on Thursday he had received samples of the prints but would be unable to proceed with his work without more money. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-money-needed-to-probe-thumbprints-113912/

Calls to validate LGBT rights

Gay and transgender people yesterday called on the government to legalise same-sex marriage and change identity cards to reflect a person’s true gender during an event to mark International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-validate-lgbt-rights

Birth certificate was mistake: commune chief

A commune chief in Takeo has taken responsibility for producing a birth certificate that incorrectly lists the southern Cambodian province as being in Vietnam, but claimed he had made an honest mistake, officials said, adding that he would not face punishment. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/birth-certificate-was-mistake-commune-chief-101222/

Fake birth certificate posted to Facebook prompts investigation

The Interior Ministry is searching for a man who posted a doctored birth certificate to Facebook that lists his birthplace as Takeo province, Vietnam—reasoning that the suspect had “poisoned the environment,” officials said on Thursday. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fake-birth-certificate-posted-to-facebook-prompts-investigation-100973/

New ID cards are being issued faster, officials say

The effort to speed up the process of issuing new electronic national identity cards is well underway, according to Mao Chandara, a director of the Ministry of Interior’s passport department. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15720/new-id-cards-are-being-issued-faster--officials-say/

Ministry to issue travel papers to migrant workers

Beginning next month, the Interior Ministry will provide labor-specific travel documents to Cambodians with permission to work abroad, according to an August 25 announcement from the ministry obtained Thursday. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-to-issue-travel-papers-to-migrant-workers-92801/

Meas Muth’s neighbors: opinions never sought

With criticism mounting in recent months over the failure of police to carry out an arrest warrant for Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth, the Interior Ministry has said that it needs to gauge public opinion before taking action. ...

George Wright and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/meas-muths-neighbors-opinions-never-sought-90904/

Gov’t ignored arrest warrant for accused war criminal

Judicial police ignored an arrest warrant for former Khmer Rouge navy commander and accused war criminal Meas Muth, putting the government in breach of the rules of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, declassified documents released by the tribunal Wednesday show. ...

Holly Robertson and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-ignored-arrest-warrant-for-accused-war-criminal-85795/

Gov’t misses deadline for new price list

Nearly three weeks after releasing an official price list for basic public services such as the production of passports and ID cards aimed at combating corruption, Interior Ministry officials Monday admitted that the new prices were not yet being applied. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-misses-deadline-for-new-price-list-82223/

Workers seek passports

The Interior Ministry is rushing to print passports for thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand before a March 31 deadline set by the neighbouring junta. So far, the Interior Ministry has received a list of just 60,000 workers in need of passports, according to the ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-seek-passports

Six more offices to open for Thai-bound workers

Passport offices will be set up in six more provinces in an effort to ease the remigration process for Cambodian workers heading back to Thailand, according to a Ministry of Interior official. Mao Chandara, director of the Ministry of Interior’s passport department, said the new offices ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-more-offices-to-open-for-thai-bound-workers-64806/

Four offices to open for Thailand-bound workers

Four “one-stop” offices to process documentation for Cambodians seeking legal work in Thailand will open on Tuesday after the Ministry of Labor issued a directive last week outlining how the migration process will operate, according to the head of the Ministry of Interior’s passport department. Mao ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/four-offices-to-open-for-thailand-bound-workers-64533/

Passports to be valid longer

Passports issued to Cambodians will soon be valid for 10 years instead of three, officials at the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. General Mao Chandara, head of the ministry’s General Directorate of Identification, said that by July, the department will begin to issue long-awaited 10-year passports. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/passports-be-valid-longer

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