Legal framework

Laws and regulations

PM warns banned rivals over return

Prime Minister Hun Sen told banned former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians to request a restoration of their political rights or miss out on the 2022 commune elections. ...

Mech Dara

Draft law on monitoring transactions passed

The Senate on Tuesday approved a proposed new law to track the flow of money locally and from abroad and across all areas to combat tax avoidance, with special attention given to the private sector and civil society organisations. ...

Mech Dara and Voun Dara

Senate unanimously passes the amendment to Article 45

The amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties was approved by the Senate on Tuesday. It will be reviewed by the Constitutional Council (CC) on Friday for its consistency before passing into law, the CC said.​ ...

Mech Dara

Draft rubber law to reach Council of Ministers in 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture is now discussing the Rubber Law with industry players and plans to send a draft to the Council of Ministers for approval next year, according to a high-ranking official.​ ...

Sok Chan

Assembly passes amendment to Political Party Law Article 45

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties in a move that could pave the way for former senior opposition leaders banned for five years to return to the political stage. ...

Ben Sokhean

Companies concerned over bi-weekly pay directive

Private companies have expressed concern regarding a Labour Ministry directive requiring them to pay employees twice per month and provide seniority indemnity annually. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Government holds forum with NGOs

NGO workers have called on the government to seek solutions to challenges and difficulties they have faced in recent years following the enforcement of the law on association and NGOs.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy

New sub-decree aims to manage non-tax revenue collection

The government yesterday released sub-decree No 72 to enhance efficiency and transparency in the management of non-tax revenue. The new regulation sets the mechanism to be followed when collecting, recording and monitoring non-tax revenue, including income collected from ministries, public institutions, province-level administration and state ...

Sok Chan

Minister agrees to final talk on draft minimum wage law

The government has accepted a request from a senior officer of the US State Department to hold another discussion on the draft minimum wage law before it is approved. After meeting with Sarah Morgan, an official with the US Office of International Labour Affairs, Labour Minister ...

Mom Kunthear

Halal food regulations unveiled

The Commerce Ministry announced a standardised certification process for halal food in Cambodia yesterday, a move that was praised by Muslim religious leaders and food producers. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Lèse majesté law now in effect

A set of controversial laws and constitutional amendments was quietly signed by Senate President Say Chhum in place of the King last week, going into effect immediately despite the Justice Ministry previously claiming there would be a promulgation period. ...

Niem Chheng and Andrew Nachemson

Family fears arrest over ongoing land dispute

A family living in Kratie province’s Snoul district have said they are concerned for their safety following the destruction of their home. Local authorities last week dismantled the home using an excavator because it had been built on state land that is now earmarked for the ...

Sen David

Law against insulting the king in the works

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the Council of Ministers would hold a meeting today to prepare amendments to the constitution and the penal code to create laws against insulting the king. ...

Mom Sophon

Road safety policy planned

The Labour Ministry is planning to launch a national policy to cut the number of traffic accidents involving garment workers being driven to and from factories. The policy will encourage employers and drivers to prioritise road safety. Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday addressed a workshop on the ...

Sen David

Minimum wage law edges closer

A Labour Ministry official has said the law on the minimum wage will come into force in the first quarter of 2018, provided there are no more objections from stakeholders. ...

Mom Kunthear

Draft revisions at odds with PM

An early draft of amendments to the Labour Law appears to expand the use of short-term contracts, a move criticised by labour activists and unionists, and one which directly contradicts recent recommendations made by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Yon Sineat

Businesses told to ban drugs

The Interior Ministry on Friday warned guesthouses and clubs that they will face the law if they do not step up their efforts to ban illegal drugs use in their facilities. As part of the ministry’s ongoing campaign against drugs, the ministry said it has ...

Pech Sotheary

Relaxed rules set to help migrants go legal

The government has relaxed regulations for migrant workers to obtain legal documents in Thailand, in a bid to encourage more workers to legitimise their presence in the country. ...

Sen David

Senate approves amendments to election laws

The Senate has approved four amendments to the election laws related to the redistribution of the seats of the CNRP and local councilors if the main opposition party is dissolved. ...

Ven Rathavong

Koh Kong activists charged

Two Mother Nature activists arrested after filming suspected sand-bearing vessels have been charged with incitement and making unauthorised recordings of a person in “a private place” – an offence that drew skepticism yesterday, given they were in their own boat in the open ocean when ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton

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