Law and judiciary
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 ...
The Royal Government introduces two key reforms to save people’s lives and rehabilitate the country
Prime Minister Hun Sen has stated that in leading the country to stability and development as it is now, the Royal Government has prepared two major reform plans. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
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 ...
Taxation law may take effect in ‘next 2-3 months’: GDT
The new Law on Taxation may be promulgated as soon as “in the next two or three months”, replacing the 1997 original, aiming to bring the Cambodian tax regime more in line with current and anticipated international standards and economic environment, as well as to ...
Report points to inadequate enforcement, legal flaws as reasons for entrenched domestic violence
A new LICADHO report detailing the murders of 26 women and five children between January 2020 and June 2022 by current or former intimate partners reveals the persistence of domestic violence and flaws in law enforcement. ...
Sar Kheng tells local leaders to resolve all disputes equitably
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng warned administrators at all levels not to underestimate local disputes, no matter how small they appear. ...
Sub-decree mandates implementation of mobile SIM registration system
The government issued a sub-decree on registering identification for SIM cards to prevent and reduce the use of SIMs that are stolen or smuggled and especially to protect the health, safety and rights of mobile phone users. ...
Draft law for population info database, IDs ‘finalised soon’
The General Department of Identification (GDI) said that a draft law on civil registry documents, statistics and identification will be finalised soon at the inter-ministerial level. GDI said the modernisation of this legal framework will become an important legal tool to ensure sharing clear data and ...
Cambodia looks to Australia for cybercrime help
Cambodia asked Australia to provide more support for the training of the Kingdom’s police officers in the fight against cybercrime, which is on the rise across Asia. ...
Officials suspect arson by hunters in sanctuary fire
Environment officials and authorities in Preah Vihear province are investigating a wildfire in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary that damaged more than 4,000ha of forest in recent days, said officials on March 6. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
New Pursat governor vows to continue using out-of-court solutions
Pursat is the first successive province in using out of court solutions, and the new governor, Khoy Rida has vowed to apply mediation to resolve cases for the people. ...
Cambodia, Vietnam interior ministries sign ‘23 co-op plan
The Cambodian Ministry of Interior and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security have signed an agreement that will see them strengthen their bilateral cooperation, according to the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA). ...
Sokha case draws applause, criticism
Following a marathon treason trial that first commenced in January 2020, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 3 sentenced former opposition leader Kem Sokha to 27 years in prison – in a much-anticipated verdict that has drawn a barrage of mixed reactions from national ...
Wildlife sanctuary chief dismissed for alleged misconduct
Minister of Environment Say Samal requested that the Mondulkiri provincial governor remove Han Sokhorn from his position as director of the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary office after determining that he was guilty of “professional misconduct”. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins
Cambodia on Monday created Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and protection zones covering a 120-km-long stretch of the Mekong River in northeastern Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, according to a sub-decree. ...
PM urges wildlife protection law change after peacock row
Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 28 suggested an amendment to the law governing wildlife protection that would pave the way for citizens to raise “rare” species following heated debates about a peacock confiscation case in Kampong Chhnang province. ...
Land ministry resolves 11,085 disputes in nearly two decades
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction reported that from 2003 to 2022, the Ministry received 14,567 complaints of land disputes from across the country, resolving 11,085 cases with 3,482 cases still pending. ...
Officers crackdown on illegal timber trafficking
Mondulkiri authorities launched a crackdown on forestry crimes that took place in an off-road race track. This took place on February 16, in Me Pai village, Pu Chrey commune, Pechreada district, Mondulkiri. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Ministry, UNODC discuss more justice cooperation
Ministry of Justice and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have discussed more cooperation on judicial sector. ...
Khmer Times Staff