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Citizenship scam

Citizenship scam

Five Cambodian men were arrested in Phnom Penh on September 8 and accused of issuing

false documents to foreigners attempting to gain Cambodian citizenship.

Police identified Khim Roath, 32, as the leader of the forgers and said he confessed

to producing false papers since 2002.

The five were being held at the Ministry of Interior till being transferred to Phnom

Penh Municipal Court today, September 10, said Dith Kimhong, Deputy Chief of the

Central Department of Security at the Ministry.

Kimhong said the crime was serious as the documents could have been used by terrorists

to gain easy entry to Cambodia, and suggested the offenders be sentenced to life

imprisonment.

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