Law and judiciary

Former general manager stands trial for $2m embezzlement

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday began the trial for a former oil and gas company general manager accused of stealing nearly $2 million from the company between 2018 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740990/former-general-manager-stands-trial-for-2m-embezzlement/

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

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/

Ministry holds consultations on draft tech crime law with US experts

The Ministry of Interior on Monday held an online consultation with representatives from the US Embassy and US technology companies regarding Cambodia’s draft cybercrime law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734633/ministry-holds-consultations-on-draft-tech-crime-law-with-us-experts/

Bar association builds room for lawyer, client consultation

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) has set up a legal office in all 25 municipal-provincial prisons to make it easier to maintain confidentiality between lawyers and clients in preparation for court proceedings. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bar-association-builds-room-lawyer-client-consultation

Phnom Penh police chief warns of action against errant traffic police officers

Phnom Penh police chief Lieutenant General Sar Thet yesterday warned traffic police officers, saying those who do not follow guidelines when enforcing the law or themselves flout traffic rules will be disciplined. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723266/phnom-penh-police-chief-warns-of-action-against-errant-traffic-police-officers/

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/

Law on Construction expected to prevent structural failures

Kep provincial governor Ken Satha yesterday blamed the lack of a construction law for the deadly building collapse in Kep city earlier this year, which took the lives of 36 people, including children, and injured 23 others. His statement came amid continued demands for justice ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720136/law-on-construction-expected-to-prevent-structural-failures/

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/

State of Emergency draft signed into law

Acting Head of State Say Chhum yesterday signed the draft law on “State of Emergency” into legislation after the Constitutional Council of Cambodia unanimously approved it earlier this week, a decree obtained yesterday evening revealed. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718535/state-of-emergency-draft-signed-into-law/

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

Senate greenlights draft law before submission to the CCC

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia is expected to review the “State of Emergency” draft law soon after it was unanimously adopted by legislative bodies, passing it to the final phase of becoming legislation. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714778/senate-greenlights-draft-law-before-submission-to-the-ccc/

Senate begins discussing State of Emergency draft law

The Senate’s permanent committee today is handing over the draft law on “State of Emergency” to its expert commission for study before its upcoming plenary session. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50712641/senate-begins-discussing-state-of-emergency-draft-law/

Senate set to review emergency law

The Senate’s Standing Committee is set to convene a meeting on Monday to review the state of emergency draft law after it was unanimously passed by the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday. Senate spokesman Mam Bun Neang said the committee will put the law up ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-set-review-emergency-law

Constitutional Council input needed

While the Senate is expected to debate and approve the “State of Emergency” law next week, if it is approved by the National Assembly on Friday, the question remains on who can declare a state of emergency since King Norodom Sihamoni is still in China ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50711147/constitutional-council-input-needed/

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

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

King orders new appeal court staff appointments

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a royal decree ordering the appointment of 18 judges across the three newly established regional Appeal Courts. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-orders-new-appeal-court-staff-appointments

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

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