Khmer-Krom: No ID Card in Cambodia
Cambodian police in Kien Svay district,
Spokesman for the ministry of interior, Khieu Sopheak, states that anyone who can prove their citizenship as Khmer and has a birth certificate will be issued with the identification paper. He also states the local police who refuse to issue identification paper to those eligible is not acting according to the laws.
Local Cambodian authorities in the past have refused to issue Khmer-Krom with identification paper required to seek work and other official businesses.
Over a million Khmer-Kroms sought refuge in
Early this year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC) refused to provide assistant to Khmer-Krom refugees fleeing from Kampuchea-Krom citing the Cambodian government pledge to treat Khmer-Kroms as Cambodian.