Law and judiciary

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos commit to fight transnational crimes

Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos (CVL) have committed to join forces to fight human trafficking, drug offenses, transnational crime, forest crime and cross-border crime, said a senior Defence Ministry official. ...

Tith Kongnov

PM calls for protecting beaches from transnational criminals

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the coastal authorities of four provinces to take adequate measures in order to protect their beaches from becoming a safe haven for drug users and transnational criminals. ...

Hang Punreay

Senate unanimously approves the draft law on finance for 2024

The Senate has unanimously approved the draft law on finance in 2024 to support the maintenance of achievements and to respond to Cambodia’s new facilities. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Decree establishes Royal Government Attorney Group

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed a Royal Decree on the Establishment and Operation of the Royal Government Attorney Group on November 8. The decree aims to assist legal work and to defend the rights and interests of the government leaders. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Tycoon Hy Kimhong released on bail as thousands of families continue to face serious debt problems

The court has decided to release Piphup Deimeas Company owner Hy Kimhong on bail although the case has yet to be resolved. Amid this, thousands of families who invested in his business are facing serious debt issues and seek a resolution. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreypich

Calls for more transparency, accountability, and clearer definitions in draft law

Legal and technical experts provided international best practice and areas for improvement of Cambodia’s draft law on personal data protection during a workshop. ...

Rov Hongseng

PM tells Preah Sihanouk to step up law, order

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities to maintain security and protect public order and to pay particular attention to popular tourist destinations and industrial areas, noting that this will contribute to attracting visitors and investors. ...

Ry Sochan

Ho Chi Minh City police bust ring smuggling $12mn worth of mobile devices from Cambodia

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained two members of a ring that had smuggled tens of thousands of mobile devices, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets, worth over $12 million, from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cabinet pass draft Royal Decree on out-of-court mediation body

Prime Minister Hun Manet has approved a draft Royal Decree on the establishment, organisation and functioning of the new National Authority for Out-of-Court Mediation, one of the four agenda items passed during an October 27 Cabinet meeting. ...

Post Staff

Indonesian Ministry of Communications finds online gambling servers based in Cambodia, Philippines

Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo), Budi Arie Setiadi, stated that servers of rampant online gambling sites in the country are based in Cambodia and the Philippines, where such gambling activities are ilegal. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ECCC, EBC sign MoU on KR trial edu content

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Educational Broadcasting Cambodia (EBC) to produce content for a wide range of educational and outreach activities based on the trial process during the Khmer Rouge trials. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia takes part in key cybersecurity forum

Cambodia is actively participating in the 8th Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) and the 8th ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity (AMCC), along with the 9th ASEAN Senior Officials Roundtable on Cybercrime (SORC) scheduled from October 16 to 19 in Singapore. ...

Ry Sochan

Justice minister urges focus on legal and judicial reform

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith calls on court and prosecutor’s office leaders as well as judicial and law enforcement officials at all levels to prioritise “legal and judicial reform”. He also called upon civil society organisation (CSOs) to endorse this initiative. ...

Kim Yutharo

Out-of-court resolution of disputes BAKC focus

Ly Chantola, president of the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC), has outlined the body’s direction for 2024, with a primary focus on out-of-court dispute resolution in line with the priorities laid out by Prime Minister Hun Manet and the Ministry of Justice. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Looking forward: Cambodia unveils FinTech policy 2023-28

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth unveiled Cambodia’s Financial Technology (fintech) Development Policy for 2023-2028, asserting its potential to harness the advantages of digital transformation in the financial sector and invigorate the country’s socio-economic landscape. ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia arrests 14,722 drug suspects in 9 months

Cambodian authorities had arrested 14,722 drug-related suspects, including 331 foreigners, during the first nine months of 2023, the country’s Anti-Drug Department said in a report on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cross border scams on agenda at Thai and Cambodian PM meeting

Thailand will talk with Cambodia about online scammers who operate along the border when both countries’ prime ministers meet this week, said Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Thailand joins Cambodia and Vietnam to combat call center scams, fake news

Thailand is set to collaborate with Cambodia and Vietnam to curb the menace of call center scams and fake news, as part of a recent regional initiative.   ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government urged to improve draft personal data protection law

Relevant stakeholders have expressed concerns over the draft personal data protection law, claiming some terms are ambiguous and parts are not clear regarding the use of personal data. ...

Rov Hongseng

Wife of Environment Ministry Secretary of State denies knowledge of alleged online scam gang renting her building

The wife of an Environment Ministry secretary of state denied knowledge of an alleged online scam gang inside a Phnom Penh apartment complex owned by her company. ...

Khuon Narim

International criminal operation exposed as call centre scammers arrested in Cambodia

Thai authorities have made a breakthrough in dismantling a call centre scam gang responsible for defrauding victims and contributed to a tragic family murder. Four individuals believed to be part of a larger 30-member criminal network were apprehended in Poipet, Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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