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Australia reportedly transfers another Nauru detainee to Cambodia under $55m deal

A refugee has reportedly arrived in Cambodia from Nauru under the Turnbull Government’s$55 million agreement. A Syrian man was said to be the seventh person to resettle to one of Asia’s poorest nations. Cambodian Interior Ministry’s Refugee Department head Tan Sovichea said there were two refugees ...

Frenalyn Wilson
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/australia-reportedly-transfers-another-nauru-detainee-cambodia-under-55m-deal-1554001

Refugee deal dead in the water

The new Australian ambassador to Cambodia praised the Kingdom yesterday for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has controversially held refugees against their will in appalling living conditions in an effort to stop others from seeking asylum there. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28112/refugee-deal-dead-in-the-water/

With asylum hope over, 16 montagnards return to Vietnam

A group of 16 Montagnard asylum-seekers who fled to Cambodia from Vietnam over the past two years returned to their home country on Tuesday after failing to secure refugee status in Phnom Penh, an Interior Ministry official said on Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-asylum-hope-over-16-montagnards-return-to-vietnam-115421/

Government calls Rohingya refugee ‘a liar’

Cambodian and Australian officials on Sunday denied claims made by a Rohingya refugee from Burma over the weekend that he was being poorly treated in Phnom Penh, with the Interior Ministry’s refugee director calling the man “a liar.” ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-calls-rohingya-refugee-a-liar-109826/

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/

Rohingya refugee likely back in Burma

A Rohingya refugee who landed in Phnom Penh in June as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia is likely back in Burma after requesting to return home, according to the Interior Ministry. ...

Zsombor Peter and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rohingya-refugee-likely-back-in-burma-97166/

More than 200 montagnards now in Phnom Penh, UN says

The number of Montagnard asylum seekers in Phnom Penh has doubled over the past two months with the U.N. saying Thursday that there are now more than 200 in the capital, but the government’s refugee department again denied knowledge of the group. ...

Chris Mueller and Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-200-montagnards-now-in-phnom-penh-un-says-91645/

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