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Interior Minister Sar Khneg leads a meeting on the inspection of work status of foreigners on December 16. INTERIOR MINISTRY

Foreign worker commission established

The Ministry of Interior held a December 16 meeting to disseminate a new government directive on the establishment of an inter-ministerial commission to inspect the work status of foreigners. The commission will be comprised of the Minister of Labour and six vice-chairpersons and 14 members.

The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Interior, Sar Kheng. Joining him at the meeting were several secretaries of state, under-secretaries of state, governors from the capital and provinces, police chiefs and other officials, said a National Police social media post.

Sak Setha, permanent secretary of state for the interior ministry and vice-chairman of the inter-ministerial commission read out the directive. The commission will be chaired by the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, Ith Samheng.

Setha said the commission was established to strengthen the inspection of foreign workers in Cambodia, particularly those employed by enterprises, casinos and entertainment clubs.

He added that the commission aims to support action plans to combat all forms of human trafficking, labour and sex trafficking. The chairman, the vice-chairmen and members of the commission may use their subordinates to perform tasks as necessary.

Samheng assured those present of his commitment to the work.

Sar Kheng, also Deputy Prime Minister, commended the leadership of the labour ministry, the General Department of Immigration, and all of the involved authorities for their efforts to strengthen the implementation of labour laws in Cambodia.

He instructed the commission work closely with the anti-human trafficking police command and the anti-gambling task force to guarantee its work was conducted effectively.


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