Law and judiciary

Interior Minister Sar Kheng chairs meeting on new road traffic law

The National Committee for Road Safety (NCSC) has organized a meeting to review and discuss the new road traffic law at Ministry of Interior office on Friday. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191753/interior-minister-sar-kheng-chairs-meeting-on-new-road-traffic-law/

Cambodia and Thailand to jointly fight VoIP scammers

Defence Minister General Tea Banh has made a joint commitment with Thailand’s First Deputy Prime Minister to combat VoIP scams, a heated issue in the two Southeast Asian countries in recent years, among other cross-border crimes. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/1192061/cambodia-and-thailand-to-jointly-fight-voip-scammers/

Ministry prepares guidelines to define sexual harassment

Police and public in the Kingdom are on the same side when it comes to determining what is sexual harassment and what is not. The main reason:  guidelines to identify sexual harassment are yet to be framed by the lawmakers. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501184820/ministry-prepares-guidelines-to-define-sexual-harassment/

US ambassador offers increased help fighting human trafficking in meeting with Sar Kheng

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng reiterated to the US ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy that Cambodia was committed to combating all forms of human trafficking, pointing to the complex nature of the crime today due to technology as one barrier to effective enforcement.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-ambassador-offers-increased-help-fighting-human-trafficking-meeting-sar-kheng

Draft 2023 financial law responds to post-pandemic economy

The draft Law on Financial Management 2023 is under review with the Council of Ministers and has been drawn up in response to the Cambodian economy recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-draft-2023-financial-law-post-pandemic-economy

Ministry ‘sceptical’ of latest rule of law rankings

Senior Cambodian officials have deplored a report by the World Justice Project (WJP), which ranked Cambodia as the lowest in East Asia and the Pacific on respect for the rule of law. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-sceptical-latest-rule-law-rankings

Telecommunications ministry, Malaysian commerce chamber hold cybercrime forum

Having identified cyber-attacks as a major challenge for Cambodia and the world, the Malaysian Business Chamber of Cambodia and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications co-organised a cyber-security forum in the fight against cybercrime. ...

Ly Lya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/telecommunications-ministry-malaysian-commerce-chamber-hold-cybercrime-forum

Ministry of Interior finalising draft law on cybercrime

The draft law on cybercrime is in its final stages and in the process of being discussed with all stakeholders involved, including experts from US, said Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, on Tuesday. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175483/ministry-of-interior-finalising-draft-law-on-cybercrime/

Ministry of Economy reviewing draft new tax law

The Ministry of Economy and Finance is reviewing the draft new tax law with the Ministry of Justice articles about the criminal code and clauses that go along with other relevant laws, a senior official said. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173213/ministry-of-economy-reviewing-draft-new-tax-law/

Ministry of Economy reviewing draft new tax law

The Ministry of Economy and Finance is reviewing the draft new tax law with the Ministry of Justice articles about the criminal code and clauses that go along with other relevant laws, a senior official said. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173213/ministry-of-economy-reviewing-draft-new-tax-law/

Justice ministry plans launch of expert mediator unit next year

The Ministry of Justice plans to establish an expert unit to resolve disputes out of court, focusing on civil and minor misdemeanour cases in a bid to minimise case backlog, improve access to judicial services for the average persons, and create a culture of understanding ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-plans-launch-expert-mediator-unit-next-year

Stung Treng authorities defend violent arrest methods

A Stung Treng spokesperson has defended the use of violence in arrests related to “red-handed” crimes as he responded to a video of seemingly unnecessary violence while handcuffing a man in front of his young child. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/stung-treng-authorities-defend-violent-arrest-methods/

Son Chhay found guilty for defamation, ordered to pay CPP $750,000

The Phnom Penh court on Friday ordered opposition Candlelight Party vice president Son Chhay to pay the ruling CPP 3 billion riel ($750,000) in damages, finding him guilty of defamation for saying that voting fraud occurred during the June commune elections. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/son-chhay-found-guilty-for-defamation-ordered-to-pay-cpp-750000/

Commission hold workshop to explain gambling laws

Commercial Gambling Management Commission of Cambodia (CGMC) has organised a workshop to disseminate information about the Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gambling to authorities at all levels as a basis for their cooperation with all relevant institutions for higher efficiency in ...

Lay Samean and Sek Prak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commission-hold-workshop-explain-gambling-laws

Government to strictly implement gambling law

The government is committed to strictly implementing the law on the management of commercial gambling centres in the country, said Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501162481/government-to-strictly-implement-gambling-law/

NA endorses draft law and elects commission members

The National Assembly (NA) has endorsed the draft law on the approval of the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501162908/na-endorses-draft-law-and-elects-commission-members/

Gov’t urged to pass access to information law

Cambodia on Friday commemorated International Day of Universal Access to Information with a conference that gathered over 150 representatives from the government, civil society, indigenous communities, youth groups, organisations of persons with disabilities and political parties. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501161228/govt-urged-to-pass-access-to-information-law/

Tax Law slated to be passed by end of year

A new law on taxation that has been in draft for seven years is expected to be approved by parliament at the end of the year as part of efforts to bolster the government’s tax collection process. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/tax-law-slated-to-be-passed-by-end-of-year

Phnom Penh official calls for participation in crackdown on illegal pawnshops

Khleang Huot, Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh, issued a call for the residents of the capital to join the authorities’ efforts to crackdown on illegally operated pawnshops. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501158099/phnom-penh-official-calls-for-participation-in-crackdown-on-illegal-pawnshops/

Minister of interior urges continued crackdown on crime in Sihanoukville

The Minister of Interior said the government has plowed billions of dollars into transforming Sihanoukville into an attractive tourism destination while attracting foreign investment as authorities continue to carry out raids for suspected kidnapping and trafficking. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/minister-of-interior-urges-continued-crackdown-on-crime-in-sihanoukville

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