Legal framework

Laws and regulations

Firms yearn for investment law in 2021

Optimism prevails in the private sector that the Investment Law widely anticipated to launch later in the year will spell new momentum in the Kingdom’s industrial diversification in parallel with the region and beyond. The current edition of the law comprises 11 chapter and 39 ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firms-yearn-investment-law-2021

Ministry moves to pen accord to develop major logistics hub

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport plans to finalise a draft on “Framework Agreement” for the Phnom Penh Logistics Centre (PPLC) development project soon, leading to a signing with the developer, according to minister Sun Chanthol. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-moves-pen-accord-develop-major-logistics-hub

Senate passes draft law on Gov’t Securities

The Senate on December 21 approved on the Draft Law on Government Securities which allows the government to prepare bonds to issue in the capital market to collect funds from the public for the country’s development. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/senate-passes-draft-law-govt-securities

Establishment of Cambodia Chamber of Agro-Industry soon

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has convened an urgent discussion about a draft law on Cambodia Chamber of Agro-Industry (CCAI). The discussion took place yesterday in Phnom Penh under the chairmanship of Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795298/establishment-of-cambodia-chamber-of-agro-industry-soon/

Ministries issue prakas allowing disabled to test for driver’s licences

The government, through three relevant ministries, issued an inter-ministerial prakas allowing disabled people to have the right to legally get a driver’s licence, with the overall goal of promoting the rights of disabled people to drive vehicles in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-issue-prakas-allowing-disabled-test-drivers-licences

National Assembly passes 36 laws this year

The National Assembly (NA) has approved 36 laws this year that serve the interests and needs of the Kingdom and its people. Last year it approved only 32 laws, said secretary-general Leng Peng Long. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-passes-36-laws-year

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
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-s-plan-to-establish-internet-gateway-raises-concerns/5570653.html

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Sar Kheng calls for equal and strict liability to traffic offences

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday assured support for traffic police who enforce the law against high-ranking officials that violate traffic regulations. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695077/sar-kheng-calls-for-equal-and-strict-liability-to-traffic-offences

Unions appeal for review over Trade Union Law amendment

Twenty unionists gathered yesterday in front of the Ministry of Labour to request for a meeting with Minister Ith Samheng to discuss select articles of the Trade Union Law amended last month. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693277/unions-appeal-for-review-over-trade-union-law-amendment

Sar Kheng: Gov’t won’t revoke LANGO

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday dismissed a request made by some civil society groups and claimed the government will not repeal the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692865/sar-kheng-govt-wont-revoke-lango

Rural Development Ministry to fast track anti-overloading regulation

The Ministry of Rural Development announced its plans to coordinate with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to amend some sub-decrees which will allow for its involvement in preventing heavy vehicles from using and damaging rural roads. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692034/rural-development-ministry-to-fast-track-anti-overloading-regulation

Review of information law to be completed by month’s end

The ministries of Information, and Justice, will complete reviewing the penalties section of the draft law on access to information by the end of this month at the latest. Once the section is finalised, it will be submitted to the Council of Ministers early next month ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/review-information-law-be-completed-months-end

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs

A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689914/government-lacks-will-to-amend-lango-ngos

Civil society submits petition for politically-neutral judges

n a request signed by more than 500 organisations, civil society representatives on Monday petitioned the government to amend three laws on the judiciary. During the 4th Government-CSOs Partnership Forum, civil society organisations (CSOs) requested changes to improve the efficacy of the legal system and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/civil-society-submits-petition-politically-neutral-judges

Legal framework not fully compliant with international standards: CCHR

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that a number of provisions in the Kingdom’s legal framework do not fully comply with international human rights standards and fundamental freedoms.​​ The 50-page report entitled “Protecting Fundamental Freedoms: A desk review of domestic legislation and its compliance ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685777/legal-framework-not-fully-compliant-with-international-standards-cchr

Three representatives discuss Labour Law amendments

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has created a working group composed of representatives of employers, government and workers tasked with discussing amending Labour Law articles. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680494/three-representatives-discuss-labour-law-amendments

National Assembly approves 38 draft laws

The fifth mandate of the National Assembly has approved more than 38 draft laws since the 2018 General Election, National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long said on Sunday. Peng Long said the draft laws covered the leadership of the government and integration of the Kingdom ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-approves-38-draft-laws

CCC passes amendments on 10 articles of Trade Union Law

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia (CCC) on Thursday reviewed and approved the draft law on amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions amid criticism from local and international civil society organisations. The amended articles, which were approved by the National Assembly in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccc-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-law

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