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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. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814160/inter-ministry-committee-announced-for-new-mondulkiri-airport/

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. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/food-safety-law-be-enacted-2021-commerce-official

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 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/investment-law-may-be-effect-soon-april

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. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808525/dialogue-on-new-consumer-protection-law/

Firms yearn for investment law in 2021

Optimism prevails in the private sector that the Investment Law widely anticipated to launch later in the year will spell new momentum in the Kingdom’s industrial diversification in parallel with the region and beyond. The current edition of the law comprises 11 chapter and 39 ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firms-yearn-investment-law-2021

Ministry moves to pen accord to develop major logistics hub

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport plans to finalise a draft on “Framework Agreement” for the Phnom Penh Logistics Centre (PPLC) development project soon, leading to a signing with the developer, according to minister Sun Chanthol. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-moves-pen-accord-develop-major-logistics-hub

Senate passes draft law on Gov’t Securities

The Senate on December 21 approved on the Draft Law on Government Securities which allows the government to prepare bonds to issue in the capital market to collect funds from the public for the country’s development. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/senate-passes-draft-law-govt-securities

Establishment of Cambodia Chamber of Agro-Industry soon

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has convened an urgent discussion about a draft law on Cambodia Chamber of Agro-Industry (CCAI). The discussion took place yesterday in Phnom Penh under the chairmanship of Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795298/establishment-of-cambodia-chamber-of-agro-industry-soon/

Ministries issue prakas allowing disabled to test for driver’s licences

The government, through three relevant ministries, issued an inter-ministerial prakas allowing disabled people to have the right to legally get a driver’s licence, with the overall goal of promoting the rights of disabled people to drive vehicles in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-issue-prakas-allowing-disabled-test-drivers-licences

National Assembly passes 36 laws this year

The National Assembly (NA) has approved 36 laws this year that serve the interests and needs of the Kingdom and its people. Last year it approved only 32 laws, said secretary-general Leng Peng Long. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-passes-36-laws-year

Cambodia’s plan to establish internet gateway raises concerns

The Cambodian government has proposed the establishment of a national internet gateway to control and monitor online traffic, drawing concerns among rights groups and businesses. The proposal was detailed in a July sub-decree titled the “Establishment of the National Internet Gateway (NIG)”. The sub-decree, obtained by ...

Phorn Bopha
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-s-plan-to-establish-internet-gateway-raises-concerns/5570653.html

Ministry and NGOs set to discuss proposed amendments to Lango

The Ministry of Interior will hold a sixth meeting with civil society organisation representatives on July 6 to review and discuss amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). The organisations are hopeful the points they have raised will be included in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-and-ngos-set-di

Sar Kheng calls for equal and strict liability to traffic offences

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday assured support for traffic police who enforce the law against high-ranking officials that violate traffic regulations. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695077/sar-kheng-calls-for-equal-and-strict-liability-to-traffic-offences

Unions appeal for review over Trade Union Law amendment

Twenty unionists gathered yesterday in front of the Ministry of Labour to request for a meeting with Minister Ith Samheng to discuss select articles of the Trade Union Law amended last month. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693277/unions-appeal-for-review-over-trade-union-law-amendment

Sar Kheng: Gov’t won’t revoke LANGO

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday dismissed a request made by some civil society groups and claimed the government will not repeal the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692865/sar-kheng-govt-wont-revoke-lango

Rural Development Ministry to fast track anti-overloading regulation

The Ministry of Rural Development announced its plans to coordinate with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to amend some sub-decrees which will allow for its involvement in preventing heavy vehicles from using and damaging rural roads. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692034/rural-development-ministry-to-fast-track-anti-overloading-regulation

Review of information law to be completed by month’s end

The ministries of Information, and Justice, will complete reviewing the penalties section of the draft law on access to information by the end of this month at the latest. Once the section is finalised, it will be submitted to the Council of Ministers early next month ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/review-information-law-be-completed-months-end

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs

A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689914/government-lacks-will-to-amend-lango-ngos

Civil society submits petition for politically-neutral judges

n a request signed by more than 500 organisations, civil society representatives on Monday petitioned the government to amend three laws on the judiciary. During the 4th Government-CSOs Partnership Forum, civil society organisations (CSOs) requested changes to improve the efficacy of the legal system and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/civil-society-submits-petition-politically-neutral-judges

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