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Foreign workers given more time to obtain work permits

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The Ministry of Labour today announced it was postponing the deadline for foreign workers and employers to apply for an extension of their work permits and employment cards until the end of May.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng said in the announcement that it was the second time the ministry has postponed the deadline.

“Please, hurry up and apply in order to avoid the daily fine of 40,000 riel [about $10],” he said.

“We would like to inform owners or directors of enterprises and establishments and foreigners doing business in Cambodia that the ministry will delay the deadline for them to apply for work permits and employment cards until May 31, 2018”

He added that those who fail to extend their work permit and employment card before the deadline would be fined in accordance with Chapter 16 of the Labour Law.

According to the Labour Ministry, 160,077 foreigners from 93 countries are working in the Kingdom. More than 100,000 are Chinese nationals and the others are Vietnamese, Filipino, Thai, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Malaysian, South Korean, Indian and British nationals.

Full story on Friday’s paper

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