Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

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Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:39 am

Hundreds of foreigners granted citizenship
January 23, 2018
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on the government to amend the law on nationalisation and immigration, while a report from the general department of identification revealed 1,518 foreigners were granted Cambodian nationality from 2014 to 2017.

Presiding over the department’s annual meeting, Mr Kheng said the current law on identification and immigration was created in 1994.
“This law is no longer appropriate, so we’re asking the government to amend it or create a new law to replace it,” he said.

Mr Kheng added that he recently spoke to Prime Minister HE about the law, who requested it be updated. Mr Kheng said he would create a working group taking into account stakeholders from relevant countries, while the ministry would review legal instruments to implement the changes.

He said that anyone requesting Cambodian nationality was required to pay a fee to the state, and the ministry would study whether that is appropriate, and what the fee should amount to. “We will study this with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and other relevant ministries,” he said.

General Mao Chandara, general-director of the general department of identification, said that more than 1,000 foreigners received Cambodian nationality between 2014 and 2017.

Among them, he said some received nationality by investing in the country, while others got it through marriage to a Cambodian national.

“The law states that if a foreigner had 1,250 million riel – roughly $300,000 – to invest in the country and had a home address in Cambodia, they were eligible for gaining nationality,” Gen Chandara said.

He said other criteria for foreigners to be eligible included a donation of 1,000 million riel to the state in order to build the Cambodian economy, or having lived in the country for at least seven years...
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by Arget » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:08 am

Good investment for the ambitious northerners to be able to purchase land etc in Cambodia. They can then vote and stand for election so soon there may be changes in governorship in snookyville.

Me? I will just work on extending my ER visa.
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by pczz » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:05 am

No real clue in the statement if they intend to make it easier or harder. Chinese law prohibits dual citizenship I think, please correct me if wrong, and Singaporeans have restrictions too, so it will not help them much. could be they need to find a way to legitimize some of the Vietnamese who have been living here for generations .
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:26 am

That article is from Jan 2017
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:46 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:26 am
That article is from Jan 2017
You mean it's recycled news ? Anything is possible.

In any case, it was published or republished in the Khmer Times on 23 January 2018.
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by that genius » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:50 pm

This is about the zillionth time KT has recycled news, in the last week or so they recycled the dead PSE founder. Remember?

Perhaps start checking instead of just posting?

Just an idea.

I hear Yahoo are looking for people
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:10 pm

that genius wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:50 pm
This is about the zillionth time KT has recycled news, in the last week or so they recycled the dead PSE founder. Remember?

Perhaps start checking instead of just posting?

Just an idea.

I hear Yahoo are looking for people
Thats a bit mean. Surely we can rely on the press to be at least as accurate as googl ......
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by Duncan » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:18 pm

Meanwhile , back in the real world Australia, 13,000 people swore their allegiance to the lucky country and became Australian citizens today on Australia Day.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:04 pm

Hoe many were muslims from naru?.
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Re: Update on Cambodian citizenship law under review

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:05 pm

Wasdup Arget? Just askeded a question. Heard the aussies wanted to shut that concentration camp and thought mayve they let the few they dudbr sell to cambodia or palm off on the states stay. Would love to know the ethnic majeup of that 13000 if you got the data
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