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Law and judiciary

Crime and law enforcement

Workshop addresses accidents involving commuting workers

A road safety training workshop being held from January 25-28 in Phnom Penh is seeking to raise awareness of the toll taken by traffic accidents every year and implement steps for their prevention. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-addresses-accidents-involving-commuting-workers

Journalists barred from filming or recording police investigations

Effective from now, journalists are barred from filming or recording criminal cases that are still under investigation by police.​ The directive was issued on Friday by the General Commissariat of National Police to municipal and provincial police that journalists are prohibited from filming or recording ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806487/journalists-barred-from-filming-or-recording-police-investigations/

Activist hit with $10K defamation fine

Environmental activist Kroeung Tola plans to appeal the Mondulkiri Provincial Court decision ordering him to pay 40 million riel ($10,000) in compensation to O’Raing district governor Siek Mony and four million riel to the state for public defamation. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-hit-10k-defamation-fine

Police warns of Classiscam cyber threat in Kingdom

The National Police’s Anti-Cyber Crime Department has called on social media users to be wary of messages advertising opportunities to win rewards after observing a recent increase in the proliferation of scams on platforms like Telegram and Facebook. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-warns-classiscam-cyber-threat-kingdom

Forest crime report released

The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, in collaboration with environment and Forestry Administration officials, cracked down on 3,312 forest crimes and arrested 228 offenders from December 2019 to November this year. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crime-report-released

Rights groups appeal for prisons testing, as Hun Sen solicits vaccine funds

Three international and domestic rights groups said the government must test prisoners who may have been exposed to an Interior Ministry official who had the disease, with Prime Minister Hun Sen focused on soliciting funds for vaccine acquisitions. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/rights-groups-appeal-for-prisons-testing-as-hun-sen-solicits-vaccine-funds/

Three Kratie journalists charged with extortion in suspicious land clearing case

Three online news journalists from Kratie province were arrested and charged with extortion this week for allegedly demanding money in return for holding back a story about illegal land clearing.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/three-kratie-journalists-charged-with-extortion-in-suspicious-land-clearing-case/

Fishery crimes down this year

During the first 10 months of this year, there were 2,279 cases of fishery offences reported, 312 less than the same period last year, according to the Fisheries Administration. Of the number, 187 occurred at sea while the rest occurred on freshwater. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishery-crimes-down-year

Military officer arrested over land-clearing allegations

Police in Pursat province arrested a high-ranking military officer on Monday, accusing him of encroaching and clearing around 40 hectares of the state’s protected forest areas in Veal Veng district.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756944/military-officer-arrested-over-land-clearing-allegations/

Road accidents down sharply since January

Traffic accidents declined by 552 cases in the first six months of the year, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Deaths also decreased by 172 and injuries 778 compared to the same period last year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-accidents-down-sharply-january

More than 72,000 motorists issued fines since May 1

Traffic police have fined more than 72,000 offenders since the new Road Traffic Law was strictly enforced from May 1 up to Monday. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737293/more-than-72000-motorists-issued-fines-since-may-1/

Traffic law enforcement and fines to go on

The National Police rebutted news posted on social media saying it is postponing the fining of motorcyclists and drivers without licences. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50721646/traffic-law-enforcement-and-fines-to-go-on/

Over 8,000 vehicles pulled over, fined over traffic violations

With the new Road Traffic Law being strictly enforced across the country, traffic police fined owners of more than 8,400 vehicles for traffic rule violations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719531/over-8000-vehicles-pulled-over-fined-over-traffic-violations/

Bigger traffic fines from May 1

Starting May 1, the traffic police will enforce a new sub-decree which increases traffic violation fines to three to five times their current rates. Officials expect the additional money gained from the increased fines will be used to reduce traffic accidents. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bigger-traffic-fines-may-1

Road traffic accidents see reduction

The National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) said since the new traffic sub-decree was implemented, there has been a considerable drop in road traffic accidents thus far in March compared to February. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-traffic-accidents-see-reduction

Traffic law changes in force

The government has amended the Road Traffic Law and updated the fines for all road violations. A sub-decree released on Tuesday said the fine for motorcycle or tuk-tuk drivers and motorbike riders who fail to wear helmets or wear them incorrectly is 60,000 riel ($15). ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-law-changes-force

National Assembly to discuss Vietnam prisoner exchange treaty

The draft law on transfer of convicted inmate treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam will be debated at the National Assembly’s special sitting next week, the first-ever treaty the Kingdom has with a foreign country. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698749/national-assembly-to-discuss-vietnam-prisoner-exchange-treaty

At least 139 Killed in February traffic accidents

Accidents claimed 139 lives and injured 383In February 2020, At least 106 people were killed in motorcycle accidents, according to the report of the Department of Traffic and Public Order of the National Police. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697213/at-least-139-killed-in-february-traffic-accidents

Final phase of Life Long Learning Program in Prisons launched

The third and final phase of the prison library project was launched yesterday. The project started in 2012 and it aims to give access to libraries and other educational services to more than 30,000 detainees in the 27 prisons throughout the Kingdom. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695500/final-phase-of-life-long-learning-program-in-prisons-launched

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