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Playing the waiting game

Playing the waiting game

Khmer Krom asylum seekers deported from Thailand in December await news about their bid for Cambodian citizenship at a one-room rental home in Meanchey district on Wednesday. The group of 22, who are being supported by local NGOs until their paperwork is processed, say they fled government persecution in their native south Vietnam. Under Cambodian law, all ethnic Khmers are automatically eligible for Cambodian citizenship.

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