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PM orders review on alcohol advertising

Prime Minister Hun Manet has raised concerns about the number of alcohol-fueled traffic accidents, ordering authorities to review beer advertising, especially placing restrictions on public billboards. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-orders-review-on-alcohol-advertising

Ministry sets up new task force to monitor, expedite court cases

The Ministry of Justice has set up a new task force to monitor court cases involving drugs, traffic and civil status cases to expedite the resolution of cases in the courts. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431785/ministry-sets-up-new-task-force-to-monitor-expedite-court-cases/

Ministry plan to align gambling legislation

To ensure effective suppression of illegal gambling, the Ministry of Interior is set to amend the Law on Suppression of Gambling, aligning it with the Law on Commercial Gambling Management. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-plan-to-align-gambling-legislation

PM orders restrictions on alcohol promotion

Prime Minister Hun Manet has directed the Ministry of Information and relevant bodies to reinforce regulations on alcohol advertising, stressing that the depiction of alcohol consumption shall no longer be allowed on television. ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-restrictions-on-alcohol-promotion

Interior Ministry plans blacklist for drunk drivers

The Ministry of Interior is studying the possibility of creating a database or blacklist to record those who drive while intoxicated and cause traffic accidents resulting in injuries or deaths. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428669/interior-ministry-plans-blacklist-for-drunk-drivers/

PM orders police chief to tighten alcohol road rules

Prime Minister Hun Manet has called on National Police Chief, Sar Thet, to tighten laws related to drunk driving and other road regulations to prevent fatal crashes occurring. ...

Chhim PichBormey
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-orders-police-chief-to-tighten-alcohol-road-rules

Cambodian PM calls for more action against drunk driving

Cambodian Prime Minster Hun Manet has urged the General Commissariat of National Police to further strengthen their action against drunk driving to prevent road accidents, a leading cause of deaths and injuries in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428140/cambodian-pm-calls-for-more-action-against-drunk-driving/

Interior Minister sounds the alarm over traffic accidents

The number of road accidents and casualties has been reported to have reached an emergency level, and if stakeholders do not increase law enforcement efforts, Sar Sokha, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee, believes that 2024 will mark the ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427208/interior-minister-sounds-the-alarm-over-traffic-accidents/

Calls for tighter regulations to end drunk driving

Calls are being made for tighter restrictions on alcohol advertising and tougher punishments for drunk drivers after four people were left dead and another four injured in the latest fatal smash to plague Cambodia’s roads. ...

Chhim PichBormey
https://kiripost.com/stories/calls-for-tighter-regulations-to-end-drunk-driving

43 gambling locations were cracked down on the first 21 days of the 2024

An Interior Ministry official said that for the first 21 days of 2024, the authorities of the Ministry of Interior had cracked down on gambling in 43 locations and sent 72 suspects to court. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501427441/43-gambling-locations-were-cracked-down-on-the-first-21-days-of-the-2024/

Cambodia asks India to train police to combat online fraud

Cambodia has asked the government of India to provide scholarships to Cambodian National Police officers on advanced technological training to help combat online fraud. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501426623/cambodia-asks-india-to-train-police-to-combat-online-fraud/

Government to continue effort fighting drug abuse

The government declared that it would carry out the drug war plan throughout the year to ensure social safety, public order, and security, as well as to support the growth of young resources and foster a more hospitable society. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501423065/government-to-continue-effort-fighting-drug-abuse/

Cambodia sees close to 20,000 in drug related arrests in 2023

Cambodia has seen a spike in the number of people arrested in drug involvements despite a drop in the amount of narcotics seized in 2023, according to an Anti-Drug Police Department (ADP) report on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501418609/cambodia-sees-close-to-20000-in-drug-related-arrests-in-2023/

Ministry releases details of successful crackdown on telecom and online fraud

Public security organs across China solved 391,000 cases of telecom or online fraud in the first 11 months of last year and captured numerous suspects, the Ministry of Public Security said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501418610/ministry-releases-details-of-successful-crackdown-on-telecom-and-online-fraud/

India says 50 percent of cyber-crime complaints have their origins from China, pockets of Cambodia and Myanmar

Around 50% of cyber-crime complaints received on the national cyber crime helpline every day have their origin in China and pockets of Cambodia and Myanmar, Rajesh Kumar, chief executive officer of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417767/india-says-50-percent-of-cyber-crime-complaints-have-their-origins-from-china-pockets-of-cambodia-and-myanmar/

Ministry of Inspection to leave no stone unturned

The Ministry of Inspection is dedicated to carefully examining all sectors, both national and sub-national, to prevent and adopt various actions to combat corruption, said Minister Huot Hak. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501418149/ministry-of-inspection-to-leave-no-stone-unturned/

Thai Embassy cautions against high-paying jobs in Cambodia

Thais are being warned of job scams in Cambodia that could lead to them being forced into call-centre servitude, according to the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh. The embassy has advised Thais reconsider highly-paid job offers in Cambodia, as many victims have ended up working ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501417706/thai-embassy-cautions-against-high-paying-jobs-in-cambodia/

Composition of Nat’l Road Safety Committee changed

The government has changed the composition of the National Road Safety Committee, which will now be chaired by Interior Minister Sar Sokha with Minister of Public Works and Transport Peng Ponea as the Permanent Vice Chairman as well as four other vice chairmen and 19 ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501413460/composition-of-natl-road-safety-committee-changed/

Military Police ordered to crush any colour revolution bid

Deputy Prime Minister Neth Savoeun has ordered the Military Police to step up efforts to strengthen security and crush any attempt to stage a colour revolution, as some overseas-based opposition groups have tried to do in the past. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412214/military-police-ordered-to-crush-any-colour-revolution-bid/

Tackling Kingdom’s road safety challenges

Traffic accidents persist on Cambodian roads, driven by factors like non-compliance with traffic laws and driving under the influence, officials said. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tackling-kingdom-s-road-safety-challenges

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos commit to fight transnational crimes

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (CVL) have committed to join forces to fight human trafficking, drug offenses, transnational crime, forest crime and cross-border crime, said a senior Defence Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403247/cambodia-vietnam-and-laos-commit-to-fight-transnational-crimes/

PM calls for protecting beaches from transnational criminals

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the coastal authorities of four provinces to take adequate measures in order to protect their beaches from becoming a safe haven for drug users and transnational criminals. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501401844/pm-calls-for-protecting-beaches-from-transnational-criminals/

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