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National Assembly unanimously approves draft social security bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved the draft Law on Social Security Scheme, which consists of 11 chapters and 107 articles. Passed by the Council of Ministers in early August, the bill was approved by all 105 members present at the assembly. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-unanimously-approves-draft-social-security-bill

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/assembly-passes-construction-bill

Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-discusses-new-draft-law-aimed-construction-safety

Ministries review content of draft law on cybercrime

The ministries of Interior and Justice and relevant officials are currently reviewing a draft law on cybercrime. Legal experts held a meeting on Wednesday to review its contents at the Ministry of Interior, and chaired by two ministries’ secretaries of state Bun Hun and Lam ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-review-content-draft-law-cybercrime

Key commerce laws to be passed this year

A raft of new laws to boost the local economy is in the pipeline and will be passed before the end of the year, according to a senior public official. Mao Thora, secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce, told Khmer Times on Tuesday that the E-commerce ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622358/key-commerce-laws-to-be-passed-this-year/

Access to Information draft law ready

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday confirmed that the draft law on Access to Information has been inserted into the 6th mandate of the government’s strategic plan. In an announcement dated yesterday that addressed public and civil society groups’ requests, Mr Kanharith said the ministry had ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50577422/access-to-information-draft-law-ready/

NGOs call for speedy passage of information freedom law

A group of 19 non-governmental organisations and associations have urged the Kingdom’s legislative and executive bodies to expedite the passage of a draft law on freedom of information, which the group said had been delayed for years. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-call-speedy-passage-information-freedom-law

Surrogacy law progresses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is monitoring the progress of a draft law aimed at addressing the problem of surrogacy in the Kingdom, which is now being debated at the inter-ministerial level. Mr Kheng on Tuesday evening briefed Donica Pottie, Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, on the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553934/surrogacy-law-progresses/

Parliament passes minimum wage law

The National Assembly yesterday adopted a draft minimum wage law, which aims to promote decent living standards for the country’s 780,000 textile workers. More than 100 lawmakers passed the draft law with 33 articles which will benefit workers and the nation as a whole as ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50498654/parliament-passes-minimum-wage-law/

National Assembly OKs mining law amendments

The National Assembly on Thursday approved amendments to Cambodia’s mining laws by revising 11 articles, in a move that would give officials the power to hand out fines or punishments instead of sending all disputes to court. In a full plenary session last week, 112 ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/national-assembly-oks-mining-law-amendments

Senate passes controversial les majeste law

The Senate on Wednesday passed some laws, including an amendment to the Criminal code, which will punish anyone who insults the king with a penalty of one to five years in jail. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109731/senate-passes-controversial-les-majeste-law/

Opposition members criticise law changes

The National Assembly’s spokesman yesterday dismissed a statement released by the dissolved opposition CNRP criticising an extraordinary session of parliament called this week to pass amendments to the Penal Code and constitution. An extraordinary session was held on Wednesday to discuss and then approve the Penal ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108994/opposition-members-criticise-law-changes/

National Assembly passes lèse majesté law, limits to freedom of association

The National Assembly unanimously passed amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code Wednesday that will impose restrictions on political rights and make it illegal to disrespect the King – changes that observers called a “disaster” for civil liberties in the Kingdom. In a full plenary session, ...

Leonie Kijewski and Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/national-assembly-passes-lese-majeste-law-limits-freedom-association

Law passed for insulting King

The National Assembly yesterday approved an amendment to the Penal Code allowing prison sentences for anyone insulting the King.An extraordinary session was held yesterday to discuss and then approve the Penal Code amendment, as well as amending five articles of the constitution and a draft ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108644/law-passed-for-insulting-king/q

Government lays out plan for non-tax revenue

The Ministry of Economy and Finance held a workshop yesterday to finalise a draft on a sub-decree managing non-tax revenue sources, part of the government’s attempt to improve its revenue collection. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-lays-out-plan-non-tax-revenue

Assembly to meet over law against insulting King

The National Assembly will hold an extraordinary session on Wednesday on some agendas including an amendment to the Penal Code that gives jail time to anyone insulting the King.The National Assembly’s permanent committees held a meeting yesterday afternoon presided by assembly President Heng Samrin to ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108260/assembly-meet-law-insulting-king/

Lèse majesté law for Cambodia advances

The National Assembly’s Permanent Committee met to discuss a proposed lèse majesté law yesterday, as criticism of the law and draft constitutional amendments continued to mount. National Assembly President Heng Samrin presided over the meeting, where it was decided to forward the draft law banning ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lese-majeste-law-cambodia-advances

Chamber of Commerce Law forthcoming

The draft of the new Law on the Chamber of Commerce is again being reviewed by the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC). Once the proposed changes to the draft are completed, the law will be sent to the Council of Ministers for further discussion and approval, ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105722/chamber-of-commerce-law-forthcoming/

Draft of long-awaited access-to-information law unveiled

A proposed access-to-information law more than a decade in the making was unveiled to the public yesterday, with just one item left to finalise – punishments for officials who refuse to disclose public information. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-long-awaited-access-information-law-unveiled

Lèse majesté law in works for Cambodia

The Ministry of Justice today confirmed that a proposed lèse majesté law would be among a series of legal amendments considered by the Constitutional Council on Friday. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lese-majeste-law-works-cambodia

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