Law and judiciary

Draft social protection law unveiled

The government has drawn up a “Draft Law on Social Protection System” to ensure minimum standards of well-being and reduce economic and financial vulnerabilities.    ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/draft-social-protection-law-unveiled

Stiffer fines for violators of consumer protection law

More than 1,000 officers from the Directorate-General of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression (CCF) with increased powers are set to enforce new measures and impose stiffer penalties for businesses that break the law from July 1.   ...

Long Kimmarita |
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stiffer-fines-violators-consumer-protection-law

Ministry of Justice wraps up case backlog clean-up effort

The Ministry of Justice on June 29 announced the end of its campaign to resolve the backlog of court cases in municipal and provincial courts after implementing the 13-month programme starting May 18 last year.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-justice-wraps-case-backlog-clean-effort

Digital policy framework launched

The government has launched a 15-year policy framework for the Kingdom’s evolving digital socioeconomic environment to pave the way for a thriving digital economy, as a new engine of economic growth. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/digital-policy-framework-launched

Draft Law on SMEs finished, en route to industry minister

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation plans to submit a Draft Law on Small and Medium Enterprises to the Ministry of Economy and Finance soon for further review and input, after a technical working group completed the document. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/draft-law-smes-finished-en-route-industry-minister

Kampot creates commission to tackle fisheries crimes

The Kampot Provincial Administration has decided to set up a commission for the suppression of fisheries offences. Provincial hall spokesman Vit Vathana told The Post on May 19 that the commission will carry out measures such as spreading the word about restricted conservation areas, educating ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-creates-commission-tackle-fisheries-crimes

Tycoon Sok Bun land grab trial reaches Appeal Court

The Appeal Court yesterday heard the case of Tycoon Sok Bun and five former Koh Rong commune officials who were convicted to between five and seven years in prison each over a land grab bid between 2016 and 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50858783/tycoon-sok-bun-land-grab-trial-reaches-appeal-court/

Committee created to vet 'oknhas'

The government has issued a decision establishing an inter-ministerial committee to study and prepare legal standards regarding the title of Oknha — an honorific bestowed on those who have made significant contributions to national development — with provisions that allow for the official revocation of ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-created-vet-oknhas

Siem Reap land clearing case referred to court

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration on May 17 referred the case of two pieces of impounded machinery to court after conducting an investigation. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-land-clearing-case-referred-court

525 fake news found in first quarter of this year

A total of 525 fake news were recorded in the first quarter of this year with 215 of them about the King and political leaders. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50857692/525-fake-news-found-in-first-quarter-of-this-year/

Ministries discuss ‘3+1 reforms’

Ministry of Justice officials held a meeting with other ministries on May 4 to discuss four areas of government reform, including public finance, public administration, sub-national administration and justice. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-discuss-31-reforms

Five Bunong members to testify over land dispute

Five Bunong indigenous people were summoned by Mondulkiri provincial police to testify on May 3 about a minor criminal complaint filed by a citizen who claimed the accused had built illegal structures on private property ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-bunong-members-testify-over-land-dispute

More lockdown violators arrested

Police in Phnom Penh on Tuesday arrested a Cambodian man and 13 Chinese nationals for violating the government’s curfew and lockdown measures by travelling without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847674/more-lockdown-violators-arrested/

PM orders Justice Minister to prosecute quarantine violators

Prime Minister Hun Sen today ordered Justice Minister Koeut Rith to push for the enforcement of law on measure to combat COVID-19 and work with the court officials to establish a court to put quarantine violators on trial, as the Kingdom is facing an alarming ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50836799/pm-orders-justice-minister-to-prosecutor-quarantine-violators/

ECCC’s split decision leaves Case 003 in limbo

The National and International Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) yesterday issued a split conclusion today in Case 003 of former Khmer Rouge navy commander Meas Muth, leaving the case in limbo. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835693/ecccs-split-decision-leaves-case-003-in-limbo/

Koh Kong authorities look for land grabbers

A technical working group in Koh Kong province is inspecting state land in Sre Ambel district’s Chroy Svay and Boeung Preav communes on suspicions of illegal land grabbing in the biodiversity corridor and multi-use areas.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-look-land-grabbers

Land disputants beat prosecutor for intervening

Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district administration is investigating a land dispute in Phnom Tbeng II commune’s Kdak village after a provincial court deputy prosecutor, Vuth Savy, was beaten while leading a force to stop forest encroachment in the area on March 24. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-disputants-beat-prosecutor-intervening

Sub-decree outlines Covid measures

Prime Minister Hun Sen on March 31 issued a sub-decree detailing administrative measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, including potential travel restrictions, public gathering, curfew, and lockdown to certain areas, among others.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-outlines-covid-measures

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. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/inclusion-guide-aid-17m-poor

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