Law and judiciary

Lawyer-inmate rooms at prisons in heavy use

Lawyers are expressing satisfaction with improved conditions for legal consultations with incarcerated clients at prisons and correctional centres across the country, thanks to the 26 recently constructed lawyer-inmate meeting rooms at those facilities. ...

Post staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lawyer-inmate-rooms-prisons-heavy-use

10 parties sign anti-alcohol pledges

Ten of the 17 political parties which are contesting the June 5 commune council elections signed a joint letter on May 24, promising to curb the effects of alcohol use – and promote young women entrepreneurs – if they are elected.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/10-parties-sign-anti-alcohol-pledges

Verdicts, sentences upheld in Adhoc ‘witness bribery’ case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court of Appeal on May 23 delivered a ruling in the cases of four ADHOC officials and one former official of the local rights group, upholding the lower court’s guilty verdict in all of their cases. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/verdicts-sentences-upheld-adhoc-witness-bribery-case

Education ministry starts anti-tobacco campaign

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – in collaboration with partner organisations – has launched a campaign to push for the banning of advertisements and the sale of tobacco products at public and private educational institutions.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-starts-anti-tobacco-campaign

Sar Kheng lauds Lao anti-drug cooperation in border areas

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng praised Cambodia-Laos cooperation in combating drug trafficking and other cross-border crimes and committed to continuing this collaboration, although some small issues remain.   ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-lauds-lao-anti-drug-cooperation-border-areas

Senate approves Draft Law on Food Security

The 4th legislature of the Senate of Cambodia approved the draft law on food security in its extraordinary session held here this morning under the chairmanship of its President Samdech Say Chhum.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501078058/senate-approves-draft-law-on-food-security/

Gov’t issues 3rd Defence White Paper in 16 years

The Ministry of National Defence has issued a new Defence White Paper – the third such plan to have been introduced since 2000 – that details Cambodia’s policy and strategy to modernise the Kingdom’s armed forces, as it continues to dismiss rumours of Chinese military ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-issues-3rd-defence-white-paper-16-years

EU, NEC meet ahead of elections

The EU Delegation to Cambodia on May 16 met with the National Election Committee (NEC) to discuss the Kingdom’s voting process and other technical aspects related to the commune council elections scheduled for June 5. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-nec-meet-ahead-elections

National Assembly refutes EU resolution

The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/national-assembly-refutes-eu-resolution

Food, governor board laws passed

The National Assembly (NA) has passed a number of draft laws and amendments relating to the number of members in the administrative boards of governors, food safety and a successor for the chairmanship of the NA’s 4th Commission to replace the late Hun Neng.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-governor-board-laws-passed

NEC warns of strict action for violation of election laws

The National Election Committee (NEC) has warned that strict action will be taken for violation of laws during the campaign for commune elections next month. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070024/nec-warns-of-strict-action-for-violation-of-election-laws/

NEC explains procedures for voters without national ID card

The National Election Committee (NEC) has requested citizens who do not have a national ID card to apply for an election identification document at the Commune Election Commission in their locality. They should apply within the 30 day period of May 5 to June 3. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-explains-procedures-voters-without-national-id-card

NagaWorld’s dispute meetings in stalemate after ninth round talks

The ninth meeting between NagaWorld and worker representatives has ended in a stalemate, with both sides failing to reach a compromise, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nagaworlds-dispute-meetings-stalemate-after-ninth-round-talks

Court: Postponement of Sokha’s trial not biased

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Presiding Judge Koy Sao on May 4 postponed the hearing of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who stands accused of conspiring with a foreign power to topple the government. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-postponement-sokhas-trial-not-biased

Suspect arrested, machinery seized in illegal forest clearing case

Provincial authorities continue to work to suppress forest crimes – in line with the order of Prime Minister Hun Sen – to protect the country’s natural resources and forests. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069785/suspect-arrested-machinery-seized-in-illegal-forest-clearing-case/

Overarching problems hinder search for justice for abused women: BAKC

Despite the implementation of provisions to defend abused women and girls in 2021, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) noted some challenges due to the lack of cooperation by relevant specialised state institutions. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/overarching-problems-hinder-search-justice-abused-women-bakc

Khmer Rouge tribunal hosts forum on victims' role in trial

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – commonly known as Khmer Rouge Tribunal – is holding a three-day workshop showcasing victim participation in the trial process and post-trial activities. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-rouge-tribunal-hosts-forum-victims-role-trial

MFA.IC hosts webinar on Combating Financing Of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Taskforce for Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation Financing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA.IC) organized a Webinar on the dissemination of the “Guideline on Procedures of Forwarding Without Delay the Resolutions or Updated Consolidated List of the United Nations ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066068/mfa-ic-hosts-webinar-on-combating-financing-of-proliferation-of-weapons-of-mass-destruction/

Sar Kheng asks public for crime tips

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has renewed his called for the public to provide information related to all kinds of crimes that occur in their local communities – especially drug-related ones – to law enforcement forces so they can be dealt with immediately to maintain ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-asks-public-crime-tips

Kampot authorities crack down on 21 fishing crimes

Kampot authorities have cracked down on 21 fishing crimes in the first three months of the year, and claim that most offences were committed by Khmer-Muslims, while Vietnamese fishermen seem to be avoiding illegal fishing in Cambodia. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060881/kampot-authorities-crack-down-on-21-fishing-crimes/

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