Law and judiciary

Sure-bet legislation: NA approves draft law on managing commercial gambling to boost economy

The National Assembly yesterday adopted the draft law on commercial gambling management to create more jobs and boost the economy. The draft law was adopted after it secured 114 votes out of the 117 parliamentarians present during the 5th session of the 6th National Assembly ...

Ry Sochan

National Assembly passes gambling bill

The National Assembly (NA) opened the 5th Plenary Session of the 6th Legislature on Monday and approved a draft law concerning management of the gambling business. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

NGOs want access law to be adopted sooner

To mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information yesterday, 20 NGOs insisted the access to information law should be adopted soon, as the draft law is reportedly expected to be submitted to the Council of Ministers shortly. ...

Ry Sochan

Police officer accused of threatening couple with gun

National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun ordered the anti-terrorism unit yesterday to summon Colonel Thlang Phinra, police chief of the Anti-Terrorism Office of the Ministry of Interior, who allegedly threatened two restaurant owners with a gun. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Online publisher arrested over land grab

Police in Mondulkiri province on Tuesday arrested a local online publisher accused of encroaching on government protected land and drug use. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

PM says sanctions hinder progress

Prime Minister Hun Sen is due on Saturday to emphasise the key role of “multilateralism for global peace” as well as the emerging “unilateral sanction” being a threat to international law at the United Nations General Assembly. ...

Ben Sokhean

Council condemns ill-informed critics of Constitutional amendments

The Constitutional Council yesterday hit out at those who criticise constitutional amendments and interpretation without checking the facts. ...

Ry Sochan

Labour law discussions ongoing despite boycott, say ministry

The Labour Law amendment discussions have continued to move forward despite Cambodia’s union representatives boycotting the latest amendment meeting, said the Ministry of Labour. ...

Ry Sochan

Fifteen traffic fatalities during Pchum Ben

Fifteen people died and 62 were injured during the three days of Pchum Ben festival in traffic-related accidents, according to a report released on Saturday. ...

Som Kanika

Cambodia’s plan to establish internet gateway raises concerns

The Cambodian government has proposed the establishment of a national internet gateway to control and monitor online traffic, drawing concerns among rights groups and businesses. The proposal was detailed in a July sub-decree titled the “Establishment of the National Internet Gateway (NIG)”. The sub-decree, obtained by ...

Phorn Bopha

New Draft Law on Immigration discussed

A new draft law on immigration has been discussed in an inter-ministerial meeting here in Phnom Penh early this week under the chairmanship of Ang Vong Vathana, Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions, with participation of officials from concerned institutions. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Public order draft law in danger of worsening blame culture, say CCHR

The Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights Chak Sopheap has said that victim-blame culture encourages violence against women and the public order new draft law is in danger of exacerbating this issue. ...

Sok Srey Lux

Duch, Chief of Khmer Rouge’s S-21 prison dies

Duch, the former director of the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 interrogation center in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng, has passed away due to illness at 00:51 a.m on 2 September 2020, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CSOs call on government to scrap public order draft law

Thirty-six civil society organisations have signed a joint statement calling for the government to scrap the public order draft law (PODL). ...

Sok Srey Lux

Justice Ministry reports over 60 percent of lower court cases cleared in 100 days

The Ministry of Justice announced today that it has cleared 63 percent of 8,113 criminal cases at lower courts across the country in the last 100 days as part of the effort to reduce court case backlogs in the Kingdom. ...

Taing Rinith

75 NGOs seek resumption of talks on LANGO amendments

Seventy-five NGOs have asked the government to resume negotiations with civil society organisations on the draft LANGO amendment, which are in limbo, in order to speed up the process. ...

Ry Sochan

Draft law on access to information finalised

The Law on Access to information is being finalised and will soon be sent to the Council of Ministers for approval. ...

Dina Huon

Military officer arrested over land-clearing allegations

Police in Pursat province arrested a high-ranking military officer on Monday, accusing him of encroaching and clearing around 40 hectares of the state’s protected forest areas in Veal Veng district.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

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