Law and judiciary

Senate passes amendments to 10 articles of trade union law

The Senate on Monday approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions at the fourth session of the fourth legislature. It did so without modification, following its approval by the National Assembly last month. The 10 articles comprise Articles 3, 17, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-law

Seized materials from forest crimes to be auctioned off

General Sao Sokha, the commander of the National Military Police and chair of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown of Natural Resources Crime, told municipal and provincial governors to maintain the quality and quantity of materials and equipment seized from forest crimes so that ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seized-materials-forest-crimes-be-auctioned

National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown. Chanthol said modified vehicles were known to have caused accidents and affected road safety. He said authorities ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-gets-tough-illegal-modification-vehicles-mechanics

Human rights committee’s legal hotline receives praise

Civil societies on Tuesday applauded the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s (CHRC) new legal hotline meant to promote access to justice and empower financially vulnerable people.​​ CHRC spokesman Chin Malin told The Post on Thursday that a 35-strong legal team is to be placed on standby ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/human-rights-committees-legal-hotline-receives-praise

‘Conflicting interpretations’ at second Lango meeting

The Ministry of Interior hosted its second meeting with civil societies on Tuesday to discuss proposed amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The four-hour session was held at the ministry to address the 15 proposed amendments to the Lango amid ongoing concerns ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conflicting-interpretations-second-lango-meeting

Couple gets seven years in prison for land fraud scheme

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a couple to seven years in prison for commiting land fraud in 2015. Siek Leng and Chan Boramey were found guilty of forging public documents, fraud and using fake public documents under Articles 629, 630 and 377 of ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/couple-gets-seven-years-prison-land-fraud-scheme

Korea assists Cambodia on occupational safety

Cambodia and Korea have joined hands to study the legislation of occupational health and safety regulations for employees at factories and business enterprises. The project was initiated on Thursday at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training when Minister Ith Sam Heng met with Choi Heaeun, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/korea-assists-cambodia-occupational-safety

Draft Lango amendments on the table

The Interior Ministry is due to hold a meeting with representatives of local and foreign NGOs next week in a bid to review and give feedback over draft amendments to the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665345/draft-lango-amendments-on-the-table/

Prison department dismisses rights violations report

The General Department of Prisons has dismissed a report made by rights group Licadho which claimed there are violations of basic human rights in the Kingdom’s prisons. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664743/prison-department-dismisses-rights-violations-report/

Labor unionists decry lack of consultation on union law amendments

Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament. ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/labor-unionists-decry-lack-of-consultation-on-union-law-amendments/5183177.html

Amendments to Law on Trade Unions passes NA unchanged

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without making any changes – a move that some unions said failed to address workers’ concerns. Reading a prepared statement during the plenary session ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/amendments-law-trade-unions-passes-na-unchanged

Inter-ministry committee clears draft access to information bill

The inter-ministry committee finalised its review of the draft bill on access to information on Friday and plans to submit it to the Council of Ministers in January before it is sent to the National Assembly. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/inter-ministry-committee-clears-draft-access-information-bill

Rise in traffic accidents despite safety efforts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said there were more than 3,400 traffic accidents in the Kingdom so far this year which killed 1,665 people and injured 5,212. Speaking at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Koh Pich, Mr Kheng noted ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663638/rise-in-traffic-accidents-despite-safety-efforts/

New law set to benefit those working in the private sector

Workers and employees in the private sector will receive the same benefits as those in the public sector if they pay their income tax and fulfill other legal requirements. The recently passed Law on Social Security Schemes states that workers and employees in the private ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-law-set-benefit-those-working-private-sector

New Prey Sar block set to open

A new Prey Sar prison building – part of the scrapped VIP prison project – was handed over to the Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Prisons on Friday and will be put into operation soon. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-prey-sar-block-set-open

Experts from Asean gather to discuss upcoming Competition Law

The Competition Law, a piece of legislation deemed crucial in the digital economy, will be completed early next year, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659995/experts-from-asean-gather-to-discuss-upcoming-competition-law/

PM tells ministry to ‘work on’ bail for Rainsy plot supporters

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Minister of Justice to work with prosecutors to release on bail under court supervision those activists who had supported Sam Rainsy’s plan to return and overthrow the government. Speaking at the inauguration of a cement factory in Kampot ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-tells-ministry-work-bail-rainsy-plot-supporters

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

Fifteen years' jail for construction deaths under new law

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a new law that will see unlicensed construction company officials punished with a maximum of 15 years in prison if a worker is to die due to negligence. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifteen-years-jail-construction-deaths-under-new-law

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