Law and judiciary

Man lands in court over sexual assault at quarantine site

A suspected in an alleged sexual assault against a minor at a quarantine centre in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district has been sent to court, while a similar case against an adult woman at the same centre was dropped after the accused negotiated compensation with ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-lands-court-over-sexual-assault-quarantine-site

National Assembly endorses Draft Competition Law

The National Assembly (NA) in its 6th session of the sixth legislature held  under the chairmanship of its President Heng Samrin approved the draft competition law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50933284/national-assembly-endorses-draft-competition-law/

CHRC seeks input on draft law to make it more independent

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) is inviting all embassies in Cambodia, local and international NGOs, Parliamentarians, international stakeholders and Supreme Consultative Council members to give input over the draft law on proposal to make it more independent. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930398/chrc-seeks-input-on-draft-law-to-make-it-more-independent/

Draft clean water law ready for review

The Industry Ministry said yesterday that it has finished the draft Law on Clean Water Management and will submit it to the Council of Ministers soon for review. The government said it plans to have clean water available for everyone by 2030. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930397/draft-clean-water-law-ready-for-review/

KOICA to offer online course on Cambodia court administration improvement

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Cambodia office will organise an online training programme on “Cambodia Court Administration Improvement (Cambodia)” from Sept. 6 to 17, said a KOICA’s press release AKP received this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50927016/koica-to-offer-online-course-on-cambodia-court-administration-improvement/

Gov’t rebuffs rapporteurs’ concerns on Rong Chhun case

Cambodia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva has dismissed concerns voiced by UN human rights experts on the convictions of prominent activist Rong Chhun and two of his supporters last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/govt-rebuffs-rapporteurs-concerns-rong-chhun-case

Ministry in push to finalise consumer protection laws

Cambodia’s Commerce Minister is putting pressure on the Department of Skills to finalise draft laws to protect consumers, stamp out unfair competition and crack down on fraud. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920848/ministry-in-push-to-finalise-consumer-protection-laws/

Government accelerating procedure for sovereign bonds

The Ministry of Economy and Finance is accelerating the preparation of legal documents for the implementation of the law on sovereign bonds. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919680/government-accelerating-procedure-for-sovereign-bonds/

The Lizard King: Truck stopped with almost 1000 smuggled reptiles aboard

The scale of wildlife trafficking in Cambodia was graphically illustrated again today when a Virak Buntham Company truck was stopped in Siem Reap province with 984 lizards inside. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918433/the-lizard-king-truck-stopped-with-almost-1000-smuggled-reptiles-aboard/

PP court sentences union leader Rong Chhun to two years in jail over the border comments

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today sentenced union leader Rong Chhun and two others to between two years and 20 months in prison for inciting people against the government over a claim the government had ceded land to Vietnam along their shared border in Tboung Khmum ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918491/pp-court-sentences-union-leader-rong-chhun-to-two-years-in-jail-over-the-border-comments/

Appeal Court upholds convictions over Sihanoukville building collapse in which 28 died

Phnom Penh Appeal Court   yesterday upheld the convictions of four Chinese nationals and a Vietnamese man who were jailed from two to three years each last year in connection with the deadly collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on June 23 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50912604/appeal-court-upholds-convictions-over-sihanoukville-building-collapse/

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. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50909695/tightening-road-traffic-laws-with-amendments-to-improve-safety/

Trade draft laws ‘effective in 2021’

Three major draft laws on trade are expected to take effect before the end of 2021, after receiving full support from National Assembly (NA) leaders and specialised committees, as well as the Senate, according to a Ministry of Commerce spokesman. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/trade-draft-laws-effective-2021

Road traffic law amendments await approval

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport’s working group plans to submit a draft law on road traffic after holding 19 debates on the amendment and revising many articles found in the existing law. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-traffic-law-amendments-await-approval

Royal Government and Private Sector convene GPSWG-D meeting

The Government-Private Sector Working Group D (GPSWG-D) on Law, Tax and Governance held a meeting via videoconference to discuss challenges the private sector is facing in this hard time of COID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908946/royal-government-and-private-sector-convene-gpswg-d-meeting/

Agriculture minister clarifies ministry’s roles

The management of natural resources, especially the prosecution of forestry and fisheries crimes, is not within the jurisdiction or the sole responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, minister Veng Sakhon said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-minister-clarifies-ministrys-roles

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. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-responds-social-media-concerns

CHRC to hold 60 meetings on national rights commission

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) plan to hold 60 consultation meetings on the draft law on the organisation and functioning of the National Human Rights Commission of Cambodia (NHRC) before moving it ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/chrc-hold-60-meetings-national-rights-commission

Cambodia’s new investment law becomes more attractive and considerate for investors

The Draft Law on Investment of the Kingdom of Cambodia was approved by the Royal Government in the Plenary Meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50891114/cambodias-new-investment-law-becomes-more-attractive-and-considerate-for-investors/

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