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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

Families complain over visas

Three families lodged complaints with authorities in Banteay Meanchey on Monday, requesting that action be taken against a recruitment firm that sent their family members to work in Thailand on tourist visas, a move that subsequently led to their arrest. Leng Yen, a monitor with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-complain-over-visas

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/

Thai factory accused of abuses

Cambodian migrant workers at a tuna processing company in Thailand have had their passports confiscated by their employers and are effectively trapped in substandard work conditions, research released yesterday revealed. Non-profit research organisation Finnwatch said it had found a number of “problems” with working conditions at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260908/National/thai-factory-accused-of-abuses.html

Cambodian Workers Get Passports Back, Return Home

Fifty-eight Cambodian migrant workers, 40 of whom who were reportedly arrested and beaten by the police in Thailand’s Songkla province last month, returned to their home provinces on Saturday after their employer gave back their passports, said a worker representative yesterday. “We don’t know yet if ...

After brawl, workers can go

Cambodian workers seeking to leave a seafood factory in Thailand following a lethal brawl with counterparts from Myanmar were given their passports and salaries on Monday, a representative said. Phon Jam said 800 Cambodian workers at the Siam International Food Co Ltd factory in Songkhla province ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456796/National-news/after-brawl-workers-can-go.html

Staff to Come Home After Thai Factory Brawl

Half of the of the 600 Cambodian workers at Siam International Food Co. Ltd.’s factory in Thailand are planning to return home following a mass brawl in which two workers were killed last week, a factory employee said yesterday. A Cambodian and a Burmese worker died ...

Chinese factory ordeal over for Khmer quartet

Four Cambodian women working at a garment factory in Dongguan, China returned home yesterday after a nine-month ordeal during which they found themselves sick, overworked and trapped without passports in a foreign country. Yin Sophy, 27, Sok Kunthea, 25, Non Sopheap, 21, and Yin Sophea, 20, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856673/National-news/chinese-factory-ordeal-over-for-khmer-quartet.html

Strings attached to Thai firm’s offer

Cambodia migrant workers seeking to leave allegedly exploitative conditions at the Phatthana Seafood factory in southern Thailand said yesterday that they were still being forced to pay to get their passports back. The factory, which exports fish to buyers across the world including Walmart, has come ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255583/National-news/strings-attached-to-thai-firms-offer.html

Passports in hand, strikers eye return

More than half of the 800 Cambodian workers who accused police of threatening them with guns and firing into the air during a protest at Phatthana Seafood Co in Thailand on Monday were preparing to return home yesterday, a strike representative said. Sok Sorng said employees ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041155562/National-news/passports-in-hand-strikers-eye-return.html

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