Appeal Court upholds convictions over Sihanoukville building collapse in which 28 died

Phnom Penh Appeal Court   yesterday upheld the convictions of four Chinese nationals and a Vietnamese man who were jailed from two to three years each last year in connection with the deadly collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on June 23 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Courts charge S Treng men for transporting illegal timber

Stung Treng provincial police on Sunday sent one of seven men detained over the transportation of illegal timber to court. Provincial police chief Mao Dara said the Vietnamese man was sent to the provincial court after being accused of transporting nearly 200 pieces of beng timber ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Four Vietnamese nabbed for poaching

Stung Treng provincial military police yesterday arrested four Vietnamese nationals caught poaching in a wildlife sanctuary in Sesan district. Sok Rithy, district military police commander, yesterday confirmed the arrests but referred questions to the provincial military police. Local media reported that provincial military officers arrested ...

Khuon Narim

Vietnamese land-grabbers held

Following a provincial court order, Ratanakkiri Military Police on April 16 arrested 12 Vietnamese nationals accused of crossing the border into Cambodia and illegally clearing forest land. The accused are now being detained at Phnom Svay prison in the province. Ratanakkiri military police commander Thav ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Vietnamese held over illegal fishing in Pursat

Police on Saturday detained 19 Vietnamese including two women in Pursat province for fishing with illegal equipment in a protected area in Koh Ka Ek Village in Kandieng district’s Raingtoel commune. The General Commissariat of the National Police said on Monday that the authorities also ...

Ry Sochan

Ethnic Vietnamese protest against residency blunder

Seventeen families from Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, who claim they have lived in the area for two decades and are Cambodian by birth, protested against district authorities on Wednesday for designating them as Vietnamese immigrants. The families, from Chak Angre Krom commune’s Tuol Roka village, ...

Voun Dara

Mondulkiri police detain undocumented Vietnamese workers

Police in Mondulkiri province detained 27 Vietnamese who crossed the border illegally in Sen Monorom city. Deputy provincial police chief Tieng Saoroth said they were detained for questioning on Saturday in Sen Monorom city where they were selling clothes. ...

Khuon Narim

More than 2,300 foreigners deported

The government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants has resulted in more than 2,300 being deported and barred permanently from the kingdom so far this year. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Ethnic Vietnamese in Phnom Penh resigned to document purge

The campaign to cancel “irregular” documents from some 70,000 people – the vast majority of whom are ethnic Vietnamese – began in Kampong Chhnang province last month. Most interviewed there by The Post had no other documents, had lived in Cambodia for generations and had fled briefly during ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson

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

Hopes stay sunny for yearly tourist draw numbers

Foreign tourist arrivals to the Kingdom have gone up during the first nine months of this year, reaching roughly 3.9 million to represent a year-on-year increase of 11.5 percent, according to data released by the Ministry of Tourism yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Vietnam nationals arrested in Kratie timber bust

Six Vietnamese nationals were arrested on Wednesday afternoon in a Military Police raid that saw 30 officers confiscating at least 100 illegally felled trees and 10 logging vehicles from an economic land concession in Kratie province’s Snuol district near the border with Vietnam. ...

Phak Seangly

Vietnam asks ‘migrants’ rights be respected

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on Tuesday to reports that Cambodia plans to revoke documents from thousands of ethnic Vietnamese, urging the Kingdom to respect legal rights during the process. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Kong Meta

Interior Ministry identifies 70,000 ‘improper’ citizens, mostly ethnic Vietnamese

The Ministry of Interior is moving forward with a plan to revoke official documents from 70,000 individuals living in Cambodia, claiming they were “improperly” issued and mistakenly confer citizenship on “immigrants” – many of whom are ethnic Vietnamese born in Cambodia. ...

Kong Meta

Prison Sentences Handed Down in Mondolkiri Child Torture Case

The Mondolkiri Provincial Court this morning sentenced Dutch man Stefan Struik, 53, to two years in prison for helping his Vietnamese boyfriend, Nguyen Thanh Dung, 34, flee the country after videos of Mr. Nguyen torturing a 2-year-old Cambodian boy were posted on Facebook. ...

Phan Soumy

Vietnamese timber trader ‘Grandma May’ flees after order to arrest her

A Vietnamese national reputed to be a prominent illegal timber trader is believed to have fled to her native country after the Oddar Meanchey provincial governor ordered her arrest last week. ...

Phak Seangly

The votes no one wants

As Cambodians went to vote yesterday, more than 1,000 ethnic Vietnamese families living in floating houses in Kampong Chhnang province found themselves shunned by election officials on both sides of the border.   ...

May Titthara

Building site arrests

A joint operation between government and city officials resulted in the arrests of 51 Chinese and 42 Vietnamese for illegally entering Cambodia and working without the correct permits. ...

Mom Kunthear

Vietnamese workers face deportation

The Immigration Department has detained 27 Vietnamese migrants suspected of being in Cambodia illegally. The undocumented workers, 20 men and seven women, were arrested on Friday in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodian opposition expected to play on anti-vietnamese sentiment ahead of elections

Cambodia’s long-standing fear of Vietnam can sometimes appear to be borderline irrational and allegations of land grabbing, war-mongering, even contaminated food exports — alongside abusive insults — are often leveled at the eastern neighbors. That will only intensify as the commune elections get closer this ...

Molyny Pann

Logging investigation finished

Members of the prime minister’s anti-logging task force who had been looking into officials’alleged collusion with Vietnamese timber smugglers in Mondulkiri has ended its 10-day investigation. ...

Phak Seangly

Illegal logging groups arrested

Eleven Vietnamese men and two Cambodian men have been arrested for border crossing offenses and logging in protected forests. Interior Ministry immigration police officer Bun Chantha said the Cambodians and seven of the Vietnamese were arrested in Rattanakiri province’s Lumphat district on Monday.   ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Vietnamese here since French era, says PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday stressed that ethnic Vietnamese have been living in Cambodia since the French colonial period and did not arrive only during his premiership. Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new road in Tbong Khmum province, the prime minister said it was ...

May Titthara

PM: no land for Vietnamese

Prime Minister Hun Sen has implored those living along the border with Vietnam to stop renting land to Vietnamese nationals and ordered his government to speed up a demarcation process that has been slow to accurately define the country’s borders.  ...

May Titthara

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