Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Immigration: Group calls for migrant disclosure

Immigration: Group calls for migrant disclosure

Immigration
In a letter to the Ministry of Interior dated Thursday, the Cambodia Watchdog Council (CWC) requested the publication of statistics detailing the number of legal and illegal immigrants living in Cambodia. Rong Chhun, a CWC representative, said that the number of Vietnamese immigrants is on the rise, threatening job security for Cambodian citizens. “They enter Cambodia to compete for jobs with Cambodian people,” he said. “Moreover, too great a flow of illegal immigrants into Cambodia can make Cambodian people lose their national identity.” Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said the ministry had not yet received the letter, but added that it is not compelled to produce the figures. “The Interior Ministry cannot be ordered by the CWC. It is under the fourth government mandate, which has the role of serving Cambodian citizens and not Rong Chhun.” He did not disclose the number of immigrants in Cambodia, but said that the ministry is conducting an immigrant census. A 2007 report by the ministry said that there were between 70,000 and 100,000 Vietnamese immigrants living in Cambodia.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune