Immigration officials from the Interior Ministry and Pursat province today are to begin a census of all foreigners living in the Kingdom, though it is expected to focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent.
Following a meeting in Pursat yesterday afternoon, Major General Khun Sambor, chief of the ministry’s intelligence department, told the Post that a census across the province was scheduled to begin.
“Based on the meeting, our team will start conducting the census of foreigners on Thursday,” he said, referring all further questions to the provincial authority.
Ban Heng, Pursat provincial deputy police chief and head of the force’s immigration department, said that nearly 30 officers will begin the door-to-door census in the province’s Bakan and Kandieng districts.
“Most of the foreigners are Vietnamese workers,” he said.
Jobs, schooling and state resources are closed to those without papers