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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Cambodia
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The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.


The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.


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Gov’t Says New Visa Renewal Requirements May Be Delayed

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Cambodia
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The enforcement of a new regulation that would require companies to vouch for foreign employees seeking to renew their long-term visas may be postponed beyond the start of next month, pending discussions among immigration officials this week, an official said on Monday.


“For now, it’s not a work permit. It’s just a letter from a company that they are working with Read More

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Cambodia says 79 Cambodian migrant workers arrested in crackdowns in Malaysia - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 150 days ago Cambodia
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PHNOM PENH, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday that Malaysia has arrested 79 Cambodians in its crackdowns on illegal migrant workers.


The Malaysian immigration police launched crackdowns on illegal foreign workers on July 1.


"According to information from the Malaysian authorities, 47 Cambodian male workers and 32 female Read More

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Workers in Malaysia not an issue: minister

Posted by jaypee 248 days ago Cambodia
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Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday the drafting of an action plan to send workers to Malaysia was still underway, but maintained that the abuses faced by a small number of domestic workers there was not of concern.


Speaking on the sidelines of a joint event with the ILO, Sam Heng said a technical working group was still working with Malaysian officials to draft a Read More

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No problems for Cambodians returning after voter registration

Posted by jaypee 439 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodians working legally in Thailand who hold a passport will have no trouble re-entering the country if they want to go hom to register to vote in local elections next year, permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Samiti said on Wednesday. ML Puntrik was responding to call by Cambodian MP Mu Sochua, a former minister for women's affairs, for the estimated 1.1 mi

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Four maids to come home from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 454 days ago Cambodia
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Four Cambodian workers will be repatriated from Malaysia this week and next – including an 18-year-old who had been detained at the notorious Juru detention centre, which has been embroiled in allegations of torture and inmate deaths.


Two other maids arrived on Friday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sok Kha, one of the four scheduled to return, had been detain Read More

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Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest

Posted by jaypee 473 days ago Cambodia
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Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the development of the sector.


Meng Chamroeun, project manager of mixed-use development Olympia City, told Read More

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Push to Protect Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 482 days ago Cambodia
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A labor union yesterday called on the government to ratify the International Convention on Domestic Workers and to amend the country’s Labor Law to improve the rights and working conditions of all workers in Cambodia.


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