Crackdown on foreigners’ ‘irregular’ documents

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In the past two months, the Interior Ministry has revoked nearly 10,000 documents used by foreigners living in Cambodia.

Lieutenant General Keo Vanthan, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry’s immigration general department, told Khmer Times on Wednesday that his immigration police have revoked a large number of different kinds of paperwork which foreigners are holding and using against official procedures and laws.

Lt Gen Vanthan said: “We have revoked 9,934 documents, including family books, residence books, birth certificates, married certificates, ID cards and passports from 6,244 families of foreigners who are living in the country.”

He added these illegal documents are being used by Vietnamese and Lao nationalities.

Last year, the Interior Ministry began its campaign to maintain an up-to-date national census, which showed more than 76,000 foreigners living in Cambodia comprising 20 nationalities who had “irregular” documents that authorities had to deal with.

Full story in Thursday’s paper

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