Law and judiciary

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

Khmer Win Party leader arrested over alleged incitement

Khmer Win Party leader Soung Sophorn was arrested yesterday and is being questioned in court on allegations of incitement over border demarcation issues. ...

Va Sonyka

Officials reject calls to drop charge against unionist

Government officials yesterday rejected requests from international unions and civil society organisations to drop the charge against union leader Rong Chhun who was arrested over a remark he made concerning border issues. ...

Ben Sokhean

Monks banned from joining march to support Rong Chhun

Eight monks from Battambang province were prevented from joining activists and supporters in a protest in Phnom Penh on August 5 to demand the release of prominent union leader Rong Chhun, who was jailed last week over comments he made allegedly distorting information on Cambodia-Vietnam ...

Khuon Narim

Draft state property law to be developed by expert committee

A draft law on state property management, which was reviewed by the National Assembly at the request of the government, has now been handed over to an expert committee to further study. ...

Ry Sochan

Mondulkiri governor repudiates brutality, graft complaint

Keo Seima district authorities are searching for people associated with timber trader Chheang Taistrin, a resident of the district who compiled 230 thumbprints to file a complaint to the Mondulkiri Provincial Court requesting the removal of district deputy governor Hoeun Sokna for allegedly attempting to ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Land dispute with Thai firms long resolved, landless families told to submit applications

Oddar Meanchey provincial authorities remain puzzled about the Thai Appeal Court’s recent ruling in favour of more than 700 families who claimed to have been locked in a land dispute with three Thai-owned sugar companies in Samrong town and Chongkal district. ...

Khorn Savi

Police to release 20 in Tbong Khmum land dispute

Tbong Khmum provincial police plan to release 20 of 21 protestors on Wednesday, after they were detained for occupying land owned by a Chinese company in Dambe district’s Trapaing Pring commune. ...

Long Kimmarita

Backlash on public order draft law

The Ministry of Interior’s new public order draft law which aims to strengthen peace and security by regulating public behaviour, including imposing a dress code, has drawn mixed reactions. ...

Srey Lux Sok

Two held for trafficking rosewood in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial officials on Sunday questioned two suspects at the provincial Forestry Administration headquarters in connection to the smuggling of more than five cubic metres of rosewood. Authorities arrested the two suspects – a man and a woman – on July 30 in Kon Mom ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Rong Chhun charged with incitement over border comments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged outspoken union leader Rong Chhun for incitement to commit a felony over comments he made about demarcation border posts between Cambodia and Vietnam, which the government has said is disinformation. ...

Khuon Narim

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