Law and judiciary

Justice ministry inks MoU with US digital library

On behalf of Minister of Justice Koeut Rith, justice ministry secretary of state Chin Malin signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Building Bridges USA (BBUSA) Law Office on “Enriching legal knowledge and the use of an electronic law library”, in a ceremony held ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-inks-mou-us-digital-library

CCF, GIZ plan workshops on consumer laws

Following a “successful” two-day outreach programme in Kep province, the Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CCF), in cooperation with Germany’s international development agency GIZ, is planning five more workshops to disseminate relevant laws and regulations. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccf-giz-plan-workshops-consumer-laws

Malaysian police liaise with Preah Sihanouk police over trafficking cases

Malaysian police are seeking cooperation from the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration to prevent human trafficking involving their countrymen in the coastal province. ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysian-police-liaise-preah-sihanouk-police-over-trafficking-cases

Look out for online scammers posing as sellers, interior ministry unit warns

The interior ministry’s IT department has issued a fresh warning for the public to be vigilant for scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/look-out-online-scammers-posing-sellers-interior-ministry-unit-warns

Prime minister claims access to information law will be approved after elections

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Information Ministry to finalize the long-delayed Law on Access to Information during a Saturday press gala in Phnom Penh. He claimed the draft law would be adopted in the next two years after the July national elections.  ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/prime-minister-claims-access-to-information-law-will-be-approved-after-elections/

Hun Manet cheers prominent lawyer groups on for 2023

A high-ranking military official on January 20 called on members of the Royal Government Attorney Group (RGAG) and Samdech Techo Sen’s Voluntary Lawyers Group to remain engaged in government efforts to advance the rule of law, reform the legal and judiciary systems, combat corruption, strengthen ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-manet-cheers-prominent-lawyer-groups-2023

Fears grow as draft laws leave out ‘indigenous,’ allow hunting

Changes to forestry and protected area laws are proceeding without enough public input, communities say, as drafts introduce hunting licenses and remove wording about ethnic minorities. The country’s Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law are being amended by the environment and agriculture ministries, respectively, sparking growing ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/fears-grow-as-draft-laws-leave-out-indigenous-allow-hunting/

Preah Sihanouk special economic zone policy draft approved

The Council of Ministers on January 13 examined, discussed and agreed to the draft policy on land management and use to convert Preah Sihanouk province into a “Model Multi-Purpose Special Economic Zone” with planning to that end from 2022-2038. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-special-economic-zone-policy-draft-approved

PM: Info access law maybe by 2024-25 as ‘all inputs’ needed

The draft Law on Access to Information could possibly be passed in 2024 or 2025, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. The drafting of the law has been underway for several years, with inputs from different stakeholders including NGOs and UNESCO who have been pushing for ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-info-access-law-maybe-2024-25-all-inputs-needed

Ministry aiming for 2023 promulgation of Freedom of Information Act

The Ministry of Information, in response to a number of civil society organisations, said it has been working to accelerate the drafting of the Freedom of Information Act. The ministry said it is optimistic that the law will be promulgated in 2023. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-aiming-2023-promulgation-freedom-information-act

Council of Ministers approves water management draft law

The draft law on clean water management was approved by the plenary session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, after review and debate on January 13. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-approves-water-management-draft-law

Draft law on land policy for Sihanoukville approved

The government on Friday approved a draft law on management and utilization of land with the aim of developing Preah Sihanouk province into a multi-purpose special economic zone and an ASEAN green city. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-draft-law-on-land-policy-for-sihanoukville-approved

Ministry official accused of $390K embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested Lay Samnang, former deputy director of the Finance and Supply Department under the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, for allegedly embezzling nearly $390,000 of state funds. ...

Samban Chandara and Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-accused-390k-embezzlement

Phnom Penh bans fireworks and explosives for Chinese New Year

In order to preserve the eardrums of citizens, the Phnom Penh Capital Administration has announced a ban on the practise of exploding firecrackers, fireworks and other explosives for Chinese New Year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501218600/phnom-penh-bans-fireworks-and-explosives-for-chinese-new-year/

NagaWorld unionists ask court to tell them their bail conditions

Six NagaWorld union members want the Phnom Penh court to tell them the exact conditions under which they were given bail, after union president Chhim Sithar was arrested in November for allegedly violating a court-ordered travel ban. ...

Pa Sokheng
https://vodenglish.news/nagaworld-unionists-ask-court-to-tell-them-their-bail-conditions/

GDP seeking solution to Ratanakkiri prison land dispute

The General Department of Prisons (GDP) is planning to establish an ad-hoc working group to cooperate with the Ratanakkiri Provincial Administration to find a solution to a land dispute concerning the provincial prison. The announcement followed a December report by a local online media outlet on ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gdp-seeking-solution-ratanakkiri-prison-land-dispute

NEC issues 2023 election procedures

As the 2023 national election approaches, The National Election Committee (NEC) has rolled out the rules and procedure for all relevant parties. The regulations were issued following consultation meetings with relevant parties, including representatives from political parties and election observation civil groups. ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-issues-2023-election-procedures

Efforts to curb illegal fishing paying off

Efforts by government authorities to curb illegal fishing have proven to be effective with cases recorded in 2022 much less than 2021 numbers. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501213375/efforts-to-curb-illegal-fishing-paying-off/

Forestland encroachers arrested in Mondulkiri

Authorities arrested four people on Tuesday for clearing protected forest land in Mondulkiri Province’s Keo Seima district. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501206689/forestland-encroachers-arrested-in-mondulkiri/

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