Law and judiciary

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

CCHR launches online modules on rights to fair trial

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) on September 15 launched a series of online modules aiming to increase public awareness on the rights to fair trial and to further provide input on judiciary reforms in the country. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cchr-launches-online-modules-rights-fair-trial

Government adopts long-term supportive policy for residents moving out of Angkor Resort

The Royal Government of Cambodia has set forth a policy to support the residents who had volunteered to move out of Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap provincial city to Tani village, Run Taek commune, Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501150476/government-adopts-long-term-supportive-policy-for-residents-moving-out-of-angkor-resort/

Council of Ministers endorses new postal policy

The Council of Ministers on September 9 endorsed the “Draft 2022-2030 Cambodia Postal Development Policy”. The policy is aimed at solving public challenges amid increasing demand of internet usage and postal service. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-endorses-new-postal-policy

Fears raised over cybercrime draft law

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has raised strong concerns about Cambodia’s draft cybercrime law, claiming it contains provisions that are out of line with international practices and poses severe threats to user privacy. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/fears-raised-over-cybercrime-draft-law

Phnom Penh communities resist drug arrests, prompting review

Up till May this year, police would come into Andoung IV village for only one reason: to make a drug arrest, said San Va, a 45-year-old resident and construction worker. ...

Mech Dara and Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-penh-communities-resist-drug-arrests-prompting-review/

Law on IT in the making

Government officials are studying a draft law on information technology crimes to ensure the integrity of computer systems use and the protection of public order. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146253/law-on-it-in-the-making/

People involved in land dispute are worried after Pailin Provincial Court summoned more than 20 people for questioning

People living in Sambok Chap in Pailin province are deeply concerned as more than 20 out of more than 100 families have been summoned by the Pailin Provincial Court over land dispute. ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/more-than-20-pailin-residents-summoned-by-pailin-provincial-court-over-land-issue/

Law on hazardous goods management in the offing

Cambodia will set up an inter-ministerial commission to draft a law on “Hazardous Goods Management” to ensure control over the production, consumption, import, export, transportation and storage of hazardous goods. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501145449/law-on-hazardous-goods-management-in-the-offing/

Cambodia, Thailand sign agreement on combating human trafficking

Cambodia and Thailand have signed an agreement on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on law enforcement cooperation against human trafficking, according to a statement from Cambodia’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141318/cambodia-thailand-sign-agreement-on-combating-human-trafficking/

NBC to take legal action against illegal lenders

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) along with other competent authorities are considering taking legal action against firms or individuals operating businesses that go against the banking laws and financial institutions of the Kingdom, NBC announced yesterday. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501140412/nbc-to-take-legal-action-against-illegal-lenders/

Almost 870 foreigners rescued from human trafficking scams

About 865 foreign nationals have been rescued within four months in 87 human trafficking cases across four provinces, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/almost-870-foreigners-rescued-from-human-trafficking-scams

Interior minister expresses regret about year of human trafficking

After months of authorities’ denials, Interior Minister Sar Kheng acknowledged foreign nationals had been trafficked into Cambodia, passed around gambling and other syndicates, faced violence and threats, and were calling out for help and rescue for more than a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/interior-minister-expresses-regret-about-year-of-human-trafficking/

More than 220 vehicles fined for violations in a single day

Despite rising crackdowns and inspections, vehicular violations continue to be recorded in the hundreds. At least 227 vehicles were inspected and fined by the police on August 28 including 178 motorcycles and 49 cars. This is according to Lt. Gen. Chhay Kim Khoeun, Deputy Commissioner ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501140623/more-than-220-vehicles-fined-for-violations-in-a-single-day/

Clampdown on illegal online lending

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said on Thursday they have joined forces with police to take legal action against those involved in fraudulent online lending saying it is a crime, and urged the public to contact official financial institutions when borrowing money. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/clampdown-on-illegal-online-lending

Ratanakiri court drops charges against four forestry activists

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court has dropped forest-clearing charges against four indigenous forestry activists after a crime was not found, according to a rights group supporting the activists. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-court-drops-charges-against-four-forestry-activists/

Association disputes ‘crime haven’ tag as trafficking reports mount

The Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia on Wednesday disputed international media characterizations of the country as a haven for criminal syndicates as attention grows on human trafficking at scam compounds. ...

VOD Staff
https://vodenglish.news/association-disputes-crime-haven-tag-as-trafficking-reports-mount/

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