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Documents revoked to ethnic Vietnamese living in Cambodia

In April 2017, the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia revealed a new policy, which would primarily affect ethnic Vietnamese – some who whom have been living in Cambodia for generations. This group is beginning to have official documents revoked. In October, the Immigration Department announced the plan to review birth certificates, identity cards, passports and family books for “irregularities”  would affect at least 70,000 people, most of them members of the marginalised minority group. Most of the Vietnames living in Cambodia claim that they have ‘no feeling for Vietnam’ and that they ‘only live in Cambodia’.

 

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