Law and judiciary

NEC spokesman calls on authorities to take action to stop inciting people not to vote

A spokesman for the National Election Committee (NEC) said it is a crime to use provocative words or create a spectacle that prevents and discourage people from going to vote. He urged the authorities to take action to prevent all crimes and incitement that disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff

New ‘Taxation Law’ a shot in the arm for taxpayers

The new Taxation Law encompassing the earlier provisions of the taxation law (1997), annual budget laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia time and decrees and codes of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) and the State of Cambodia (SOC) is seen as  simple, flexible and ...

Kang Sothear

NA approves ASEAN service trade agreement draft law

The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday approved the law on the approval of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Service Trade (ASEAN Service Trade) Agreement in the ninth session of its sixth legislature to strengthen Cambodia’s economic connectivity in the region, said a release by ...

Kang Sothear

National Assembly approves draft green resources code

The National Assembly approved the Draft Environmental and Natural Resources Code to enhance conservation and development in Cambodia on Tuesday. ...

Hang Punreay

New draft law on SEZs finalised

The Council for the Development of Cambodia recently finalised a new draft law on special economic zones (SEZs), aiming to attract investment into the country by providing incentives, enhancing transparency, and promoting fair competition. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Key features of Cambodia’s new Law on Taxation

The new Law on Taxation was promulgated on 16 May 2023 by virtue of Royal Kram No. NS/RKM/0523/004 (“Law on Taxation”) on an urgent basis and therefore has come into force from 17 May 2023​​. The Law on Taxation abrogates the old law on taxation ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cabinet adopts draft law on Civil Registration and ID

The Council of Ministers on Friday passed the draft law on Civil Registration and Identification to further strengthen the protection of the right to improve the quality of all types of services for the people. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Commercial court one step closer, official says

The Ministry of Justice and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have advanced discussions to establish a commercial court, a first for the Kingdom. The ADB will provide technical assistance, said a senior ministry official. Ministry secretary of state Chiv Songhak chaired a meeting last week ...

Post Staffs

Drone sub-decree on way before July election

The Ministry of Interior, the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and relevant state institutions are accelerating the completion of a draft sub-decree on the management of drones, in order to better guarantee security and public order ahead of the 7th parliamentary election. ...

Sok Raksa

FM to NGOs: Submit financials

Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn urged international NGOs to respect Cambodia’s Law on Accounting and Auditing, noting that less than 50 per cent of them have submitted their required annual financial reports. While presiding over the opening of the third round of consultative meetings with foreign NGOs ...

Sok Raksa

Council of Ministers approve environment law draft update

The Council of Ministers – chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen – approved a draft code of environment and natural resources law at its plenary session on April 28. ...

Ry Sochan

PM Hun Sen launches Cambodia’s National Energy Efficiency Policy 2022-2030

Prime Minister Hun Sen has launched Cambodia’s National Energy Efficiency Policy 2022-2030 to reduce energy consumption by boosting energy efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff

China and Cambodia make remarkable achievements in the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong co-chaired a wrap-up meeting of the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation activities between China and Cambodia with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New tax law passed

The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a new law on taxation that has been in draft for years, as part of efforts to bolster the government’s tax collection process. ...

Seng Mengheng and Prak Chan Thul

Senate approves draft law on Laos border treaty ratification

The Senate unanimously approved a draft law on the ratification of the State-Boundary Treaty between Cambodia and Laos, signalling acceptance of the results of a joint inspection of 86 per cent of the border. Negotiations around the demarcations have been ongoing for more than 28 ...

Samban Chandara

Government approves new draft law on taxation

The Cambodian government on Friday approved a new draft taxation law which is said to contribute to promoting and enhancing the Cambodian business sector, increase the favorable investment environment, and strengthen fiscal compliance. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Draft law on Cambodia-Laos border treaty gets NA approval

The National Assembly yesterday adopted a draft law to ratify the Cambodian-Lao Border Demarcation Treaty following an agreement reached between both nations on the results of a joint inspection of 86% of the border line. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Kem Sokha to appeal this week against treason conviction

 Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha plans to submit an appeal this week against his treason conviction and the Phnom Penh Municipal Court 27 year home confinement sentence, according to his lawyers. ...

Sorn Sarath

Chanthol urges jump in EV charging stations

An inter-ministerial technical committee held their first meeting to draft the legal framework and policy, as well as strategies, for the management and development of electric vehicles (EVs) in Cambodia. They are also planning workshops to set out a roadmap for the construction of charging ...

Sok Raksa

New sub-decree tightens regulations on garment industry sub-contractors

Cambodia will prepare a sub-decree improving existing labour mechanisms by adding detailed procedures, permanent management mechanisms, responsibilities for relevant companies, especially sub-subcontractors, as Cambodia seeks to ensure the prevention of the use of forced labour. ...

Van Socheata

Chinese investors returning: Cambodia should learn the lesson of money laundering risks

The real estate industry in Cambodia has been identified as a high-risk sector for money laundering due to a number of factors. In recent years, the industry has experienced substantial growth, which has attracted foreign investors, particularly from China. This has led to a substantial influx ...

Manghout Ki

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