Law and judiciary

Gov’t issues 3rd Defence White Paper in 16 years

The Ministry of National Defence has issued a new Defence White Paper – the third such plan to have been introduced since 2000 – that details Cambodia’s policy and strategy to modernise the Kingdom’s armed forces, as it continues to dismiss rumours of Chinese military ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-issues-3rd-defence-white-paper-16-years

EU, NEC meet ahead of elections

The EU Delegation to Cambodia on May 16 met with the National Election Committee (NEC) to discuss the Kingdom’s voting process and other technical aspects related to the commune council elections scheduled for June 5. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-nec-meet-ahead-elections

National Assembly refutes EU resolution

The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/national-assembly-refutes-eu-resolution

Food, governor board laws passed

The National Assembly (NA) has passed a number of draft laws and amendments relating to the number of members in the administrative boards of governors, food safety and a successor for the chairmanship of the NA’s 4th Commission to replace the late Hun Neng.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/food-governor-board-laws-passed

NEC warns of strict action for violation of election laws

The National Election Committee (NEC) has warned that strict action will be taken for violation of laws during the campaign for commune elections next month. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070024/nec-warns-of-strict-action-for-violation-of-election-laws/

NEC explains procedures for voters without national ID card

The National Election Committee (NEC) has requested citizens who do not have a national ID card to apply for an election identification document at the Commune Election Commission in their locality. They should apply within the 30 day period of May 5 to June 3. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-explains-procedures-voters-without-national-id-card

NagaWorld’s dispute meetings in stalemate after ninth round talks

The ninth meeting between NagaWorld and worker representatives has ended in a stalemate, with both sides failing to reach a compromise, according to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nagaworlds-dispute-meetings-stalemate-after-ninth-round-talks

Court: Postponement of Sokha’s trial not biased

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Presiding Judge Koy Sao on May 4 postponed the hearing of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who stands accused of conspiring with a foreign power to topple the government. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-postponement-sokhas-trial-not-biased

Suspect arrested, machinery seized in illegal forest clearing case

Provincial authorities continue to work to suppress forest crimes – in line with the order of Prime Minister Hun Sen – to protect the country’s natural resources and forests. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069785/suspect-arrested-machinery-seized-in-illegal-forest-clearing-case/

Overarching problems hinder search for justice for abused women: BAKC

Despite the implementation of provisions to defend abused women and girls in 2021, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) noted some challenges due to the lack of cooperation by relevant specialised state institutions. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/overarching-problems-hinder-search-justice-abused-women-bakc

Khmer Rouge tribunal hosts forum on victims' role in trial

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – commonly known as Khmer Rouge Tribunal – is holding a three-day workshop showcasing victim participation in the trial process and post-trial activities. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-rouge-tribunal-hosts-forum-victims-role-trial

MFA.IC hosts webinar on Combating Financing Of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Taskforce for Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation Financing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA.IC) organized a Webinar on the dissemination of the “Guideline on Procedures of Forwarding Without Delay the Resolutions or Updated Consolidated List of the United Nations ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066068/mfa-ic-hosts-webinar-on-combating-financing-of-proliferation-of-weapons-of-mass-destruction/

Sar Kheng asks public for crime tips

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has renewed his called for the public to provide information related to all kinds of crimes that occur in their local communities – especially drug-related ones – to law enforcement forces so they can be dealt with immediately to maintain ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-asks-public-crime-tips

Kampot authorities crack down on 21 fishing crimes

Kampot authorities have cracked down on 21 fishing crimes in the first three months of the year, and claim that most offences were committed by Khmer-Muslims, while Vietnamese fishermen seem to be avoiding illegal fishing in Cambodia. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060881/kampot-authorities-crack-down-on-21-fishing-crimes/

ADR mechanism takes shape

The Ministry of Justice’s working group on its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism is racing to disseminate concept notes about it to all relevant stakeholders, as it expects the process to be finalised and approved for use this year. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adr-mechanism-takes-shape

Law to increase council members being reviewed

The Legislative and Justice Committee of the National Assembly (NA) have started reviewing the draft law on the amendment of Article 140 of the Law on the Administration of Capital, Province, City, and District. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060022/law-to-increase-council-members-being-reviewed/

Construction projects without permission face trouble

In response to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction’s (MLMUP) instruction to get permission before starting construction of a building, construction companies said that it would be difficult to have permission when repairing a small building. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501057397/construction-projects-without-permission-face-trouble/

Minister: Permits needed ahead of all construction

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara has issued a letter banning architects and engineers from carrying out construction or demolition work without permits from the authorities. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-permits-needed-ahead-all-construction

Candlelight Party candidates pulled from election list

The National Election Committee (NEC) has removed 86 Candlelight Party candidates from the lists prepared for the upcoming commune council elections. The party has expressed its regret at the decision, claiming it was ‘unfair’.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/candlelight-party-candidates-pulled-election-list

PM: UNESCO Angkor rules kept, heritage ‘unaffected’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reassured UNESCO and the International Coordinating Committee for Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor ( ICC-Angkor) that the heritage of Angkor remains unaffected by development, saying that Cambodia will follow the conditions under which the temple was ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-unesco-angkor-rules-kept-heritage-unaffected

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