Korean Man LEE SEUNGHO Arrested in Siem Reap for 5 Year, 42 Day Overstay (Updated)

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Korean Man LEE SEUNGHO Arrested in Siem Reap for 5 Year, 42 Day Overstay (Updated)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:08 pm

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Siem Reap, Cambodia News: The Department of Investigation and Procedure from the Immigration Department arrested a 44-year-old Korean man, LEE SEUNGHO, working at Korean Travel, for living and working illegally , on March 14, at 03:30 pm, in Sala Kandsang village, Sangkat Svay Dongkom, Siem Reap.
The case of the suspect has been prepared following the legal procedure. It seems that he was working illegally in a Korean travel agency in Siem Reap.

UPDATE: KOREAN MAN HAD 5 YEAR, 42 DAY OVERSTAY
Siem Reap: Colonel Min Sokun, chief of the Bureau of Investigation and Procedure, Department of immigration, said that the foreigner, LEE SEUNGHO, male, born on July 19, 1975, holding Korean Passport No. M********, employed at Korea Tourism Company, has overstayed his current visa extension by 5 years and 42 days. The visa expired on 1 February 2014.
Despite the fact that he was working, the Korean man said that he had not extended his visa due to lack of funds.
He has been sent to Siem Reap Provincial Immigration Office.
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Re: Korean Man LEE SEUNGHO Arrested for Living and Working in Cambodia Illegally

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 pm

When a Korean tour guide was in the news recently, Cambodians were complaining loudly that foreigners are stealing their business, so this may be part of a crackdown on foreign tour businesses in Siem Reap. There are a lot of Korean and Chinese tourists coming to Angkor Wat who are said to by-pass the local Siem Reap economy.

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Re: Korean Man LEE SEUNGHO Arrested in Siem Reap for 5 Year, 42 Day Overstay (Updated)

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:45 pm

Holy Moly. Ahem, according to my calculations that's about 1868 days overstay. And the fine is now $10 a day, is that correct ?

But the guy was too poor to pay for a visa extension? It would have cost less than the overstay. What will they do if he can't cough up US$18,680 ? Which I suppose he can't. Maybe he could ask the Korean PM for a mercy loan while he is visiting Cambodia . :o
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