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Workers protest over ‘RCAF’ factory guards

Roughly 100 garment workers protested again in front of Pou Yuen Enterprise Ltd yesterday amid allegations that the shoe factory hired Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers to act as security guards for the company. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-protest-over-rcaf-factory-guards

ID cards in kandal thought to be fake

A commission of experts will check nearly 50 new Cambodian national ID cards today amid suspicions the card holders do not hold Cambodian nationality after irregularities were found during voter registration in Kandal province earlier this month. Provincial police chief Eav Chamroeun said yesterday afternoon that ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29770/id-cards-in-kandal-thought-to-be-fake/

CPP, CNRP diverge over leniency for immigrants

Announcing that more than 160,000 immigrants are living in Cambodia without proper documentation, the Interior Ministry on Friday said it would give the majority of the group an opportunity to stay in the country, while the opposition pushed for a blanket deportation. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parties-diverge-over-leniancy-for-immigrants-116972/

Government readies new Nauru visit to meet refugees

The Interior Ministry has made tentative plans to send a delegation of three people to the South Pacific island of Nauru next month to meet and vet two more refugees who have volunteered to resettle in Cambodia.   ...

Zsombor Peter and Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-readies-new-nauru-visit-to-meet-refugees-112947/

Immigration plans crackdown on foreign citizenship documents

The Immigration Department warned Interior Ministry officials on Wednesday not to issue Cambodian citizenship documents, such as birth certificates and ID cards, to foreigners living in the Kingdom. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22940/immigration-plans-crackdown-on-foreign-citizenship-documents/

Iranian couple from Nauru latest to leave Cambodia

An Iranian husband and wife are the latest refugees to return home after being resettled in Phnom Penh as part of an expensive deal between Cambodia and Australia, immigration officials said Monday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/iranian-couple-from-nauru-latest-to-leave-cambodia-109551/

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

Gov’t says only one refugee from Nauru coming

Immigration department director Sok Phal said Tuesday that Cambodia will be taking in only one of the two refugees who volunteered to resettle here during a delegation’s visit to Australia’s refugee center on the South Pacific island of Nauru in late September, but did not ...

Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-says-only-one-refugee-from-nauru-coming-99248/

Refugees from Nauru are searching for jobs

The first group of refugees to arrive in Cambodia as part of a controversial deal the government signed with Australia last year are now renting their own apartments and searching for jobs, having left their temporary accommodations in Phnom Penh, the International Organization for Migration ...

George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/refugees-from-nauru-are-searching-for-jobs-97455/

Refugees from Nauru move out of Phnom Penh villa

The first group of refugees to arrive in Cambodia as part of a controversial deal the government struck with Australia a year ago have moved out of their temporary accommodations in Phnom Penh, the Australian government said Thursday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/refugees-from-nauru-move-out-of-phnom-penh-villa-97334/

Cambodia expels 1,484 illegal foreigners in 7 months: police

Cambodia has deported 1,484 illegal immigrants to their birth countries within the first seven months of 2015, the National Police’s website reported Saturday, citing a senior immigration police officer. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=295344

Vietnam, Cambodia to increase cooperation in border control

Vietnamese and Cambodian officials have pledged to resolve border issues between their two countries on the basis of friendship and respect for each other’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. ...

Tuoitrenews News Staff
http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/29238/vietnam-cambodia-to-increase-cooperation-in-border-control

Interior ministry seeks help on illegal migrants

The head of the Interior Ministry’s immigration department called on provincial governors and police chiefs on Wednesday to help rein in illegal immigration as the number of Vietnamese migrants doubled over a five-year period. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/interior-ministry-seeks-help-on-illegal-migrants-87098/

Foreigners reminded to get their work permits

The head of the Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration issued a statement on Wednesday reminding foreigners working in Cambodia that they are required to hold a work permit—and will face fines if they do not. ...

Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/foreigners-reminded-to-get-their-work-permits-81328/

Second Nauru trip yields no refugees to resettle

Cambodia’s second trip to the South Pacific island nation of Nauru to find refugees Australia is holding there who are willing to resettle in Cambodia has been unsuccessful, Interior Ministry immigration department chief Sok Phal said Monday. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/second-nauru-trip-yields-no-refugees-to-resettle-81092/

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

Without citizenship, Vietnamese remain adrift

Though they live in floating houses moored to the banks of the Tonle Sap river, few of the nearly 2,500 ethnic Vietnamese villagers here can truly call Cambodia home. Thousands built floating homes on the Tonle Sap, a cheaper and more attainable alternative to settling ...

Chris Mueller and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/without-citizenship-vietnamese-remain-adrift-77344/

Police arrest 17 Bangladeshis wanted for human trafficking

A yearlong investigation by immigration police culminated in the arrest on Saturday of 17 Bangladeshi men hiding in Phnom Penh and Poipet City to avoid charges of human trafficking in their home country, police said Sunday. Three of the fugitives, arrested   at a guesthouse in Phnom ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-arrest-17-bangladeshis-wanted-for-human-trafficking-72876/

Official says $200,000 in fines collected from foreigners without work permits

Since a nationwide census of foreigners began in August, fines totalling nearly $200,000 have been paid into government coffers, an immigration official told the Post yesterday. “According to the law, the immigration police can fine them 200,000 riel [about $49] to 500,000 riel and this ...

Cheang Sokha and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-says-200000-fines-collected-foreigners-without-work-permits

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