Laws and regulations
Drone sub-decree on way before July election
The Ministry of Interior, the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and relevant state institutions are accelerating the completion of a draft sub-decree on the management of drones, in order to better guarantee security and public order ahead of the 7th parliamentary election. ...
FM to NGOs: Submit financials
Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn urged international NGOs to respect Cambodia’s Law on Accounting and Auditing, noting that less than 50 per cent of them have submitted their required annual financial reports. While presiding over the opening of the third round of consultative meetings with foreign NGOs ...
Senate approves draft law on Laos border treaty ratification
The Senate unanimously approved a draft law on the ratification of the State-Boundary Treaty between Cambodia and Laos, signalling acceptance of the results of a joint inspection of 86 per cent of the border. Negotiations around the demarcations have been ongoing for more than 28 ...
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 ...
Justice ministry inks MoU with US digital library
On behalf of Minister of Justice Koeut Rith, justice ministry secretary of state Chin Malin signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Building Bridges USA (BBUSA) Law Office on “Enriching legal knowledge and the use of an electronic law library”, in a ceremony held ...
CCF, GIZ plan workshops on consumer laws
Following a “successful” two-day outreach programme in Kep province, the Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CCF), in cooperation with Germany’s international development agency GIZ, is planning five more workshops to disseminate relevant laws and regulations. ...
Fears grow as draft laws leave out ‘indigenous,’ allow hunting
Changes to forestry and protected area laws are proceeding without enough public input, communities say, as drafts introduce hunting licenses and remove wording about ethnic minorities. The country’s Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law are being amended by the environment and agriculture ministries, respectively, sparking growing ...
Water providers optimistic about new law’s potential
Specialist working in the clean water sector have expressed their optimism over the draft water management law that was approved by the Council of Ministers on January 13. ...
PM: Info access law maybe by 2024-25 as ‘all inputs’ needed
The draft Law on Access to Information could possibly be passed in 2024 or 2025, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. The drafting of the law has been underway for several years, with inputs from different stakeholders including NGOs and UNESCO who have been pushing for ...
NEC issues 2023 election procedures
As the 2023 national election approaches, The National Election Committee (NEC) has rolled out the rules and procedure for all relevant parties. The regulations were issued following consultation meetings with relevant parties, including representatives from political parties and election observation civil groups. ...
Commission hold workshop to explain gambling laws
Commercial Gambling Management Commission of Cambodia (CGMC) has organised a workshop to disseminate information about the Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gambling to authorities at all levels as a basis for their cooperation with all relevant institutions for higher efficiency in ...
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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. ...
Tightening road traffic laws with amendments to improve safety
The Ministry of Public Works is in the midst of getting feedback and input from all relevant officials and stakeholders to amend the existing traffic law to tighten all loopholes to improve road safety and strengthen enforcement measures. ...
Sar Kheng responds to social media concerns
In the first six months of this year, the Ministry of Interior had received 665 complaints and suggestions through minister Sar Kheng’s official Facebook page, 259 of which have been solved. ...
Inclusion guide to aid 1.7M poor
The much-anticipated Inclusive Business Enabling Environment for Cambodia (IbeeC) strategy will be adopted soon to meet the needs of 1.7 million poor and low-income Cambodians by 2023, a wide-ranging virtual meeting conducted by the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation heard on March 18. ...
Kingdom joins ASEAN securities plan
The newly-renamed Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) and its nine capital-market-regulator counterparts in ASEAN on March 15 signed a new five-year Action Plan 2021-2025 for the development of the sector. ...
Inter-ministry committee announced for new Mondulkiri airport
The Cambodian government has formed a new inter-ministry committee to lead and facilitate the construction of a domestic airport in Mondulkiri province. ...
Food Safety Law to be enacted in 2021: Commerce official
The Food Safety Law is making headway and expected to be enacted later this year, with industry insiders confident the legislation will lure more international investors, spark growth in the reeling tourism sector and chip in to national economic growth. ...
Investment Law may be in effect as soon as April
Cambodia’s newly-drafted Investment Law will be in effect as soon as in April 2021, according to Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Phan Phalla on January 27. He made the remark at the Public Forum on Macroeconomic Management and Budget Law 2021, ushering ...
Dialogue on new consumer protection law
Corporate leaders and senior officials attended the second Stakeholder Dialogue on Consumer Protection yesterday. The Kingdom drafted its Law on Consumer Protection in 2019 to comply with the Consumer Protection in ASEAN project, which aims to increase competitiveness in the region. ...