Legal framework

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Apsara denies allegations of construction restrictions

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) said yesterday that they did not restrict or prohibit residents from constructing or repairing structures in the Angkor Archaeological Park, but required people to submit a request to the authority for evaluation and approval. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424907/apsara-denies-allegations-of-construction-restrictions/

Ministry of Inspection to leave no stone unturned

The Ministry of Inspection is dedicated to carefully examining all sectors, both national and sub-national, to prevent and adopt various actions to combat corruption, said Minister Huot Hak. ...

Som Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501418149/ministry-of-inspection-to-leave-no-stone-unturned/

King promulgates 2024 budget law

King Norodom Sihamoni has issued a Royal Kram promulgating the 2024 Law on Financial Management after the National Assembly (NA) approved it on November 16 and the Senate reviewed it on November 24. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-promulgates-2024-budget-law

Looking forward: Cambodia unveils FinTech policy 2023-28

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth unveiled Cambodia’s Financial Technology (fintech) Development Policy for 2023-2028, asserting its potential to harness the advantages of digital transformation in the financial sector and invigorate the country’s socio-economic landscape. ...

Hin Pisei
https://phnompenhpost.com/business/looking-forward-cambodia-unveils-fintech-policy-2023-28

Telecom operators enhance compliance with mobile subscriber information standards

Currently, to comply with regulations regarding mobile subscriber information updates, telecommunication companies in Cambodia are expediting the process of standardizing information for customers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352297/telecom-operators-enhance-compliance-with-mobile-subscriber-information-standards/

Drone sub-decree on way before July election

The Ministry of Interior, the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) and relevant state institutions are accelerating the completion of a draft sub-decree on the management of drones, in order to better guarantee security and public order ahead of the 7th parliamentary election. ...

Sok Raksa
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/drone-sub-decree-way-july-election

FM to NGOs: Submit financials

Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn urged international NGOs to respect Cambodia’s Law on Accounting and Auditing, noting that less than 50 per cent of them have submitted their required annual financial reports. While presiding over the opening of the third round of consultative meetings with foreign NGOs ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fm-ngos-submit-financials

Senate approves draft law on Laos border treaty ratification

The Senate unanimously approved a draft law on the ratification of the State-Boundary Treaty between Cambodia and Laos, signalling acceptance of the results of a joint inspection of 86 per cent of the border. Negotiations around the demarcations have been ongoing for more than 28 ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-approves-draft-law-laos-border-treaty-ratification

Draft law for population info database, IDs ‘finalised soon’

The General Department of Identification (GDI) said that a draft law on civil registry documents, statistics and identification will be finalised soon at the inter-ministerial level. GDI said the modernisation of this legal framework will become an important legal tool to ensure sharing clear data and ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-law-population-info-database-ids-finalised-soon

Justice ministry inks MoU with US digital library

On behalf of Minister of Justice Koeut Rith, justice ministry secretary of state Chin Malin signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Building Bridges USA (BBUSA) Law Office on “Enriching legal knowledge and the use of an electronic law library”, in a ceremony held ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-ministry-inks-mou-us-digital-library

CCF, GIZ plan workshops on consumer laws

Following a “successful” two-day outreach programme in Kep province, the Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CCF), in cooperation with Germany’s international development agency GIZ, is planning five more workshops to disseminate relevant laws and regulations. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccf-giz-plan-workshops-consumer-laws

Fears grow as draft laws leave out ‘indigenous,’ allow hunting

Changes to forestry and protected area laws are proceeding without enough public input, communities say, as drafts introduce hunting licenses and remove wording about ethnic minorities. The country’s Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law are being amended by the environment and agriculture ministries, respectively, sparking growing ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/fears-grow-as-draft-laws-leave-out-indigenous-allow-hunting/

PM: Info access law maybe by 2024-25 as ‘all inputs’ needed

The draft Law on Access to Information could possibly be passed in 2024 or 2025, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. The drafting of the law has been underway for several years, with inputs from different stakeholders including NGOs and UNESCO who have been pushing for ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-info-access-law-maybe-2024-25-all-inputs-needed

NEC issues 2023 election procedures

As the 2023 national election approaches, The National Election Committee (NEC) has rolled out the rules and procedure for all relevant parties. The regulations were issued following consultation meetings with relevant parties, including representatives from political parties and election observation civil groups. ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-issues-2023-election-procedures

Commission hold workshop to explain gambling laws

Commercial Gambling Management Commission of Cambodia (CGMC) has organised a workshop to disseminate information about the Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gambling to authorities at all levels as a basis for their cooperation with all relevant institutions for higher efficiency in ...

Lay Samean and Sek Prak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commission-hold-workshop-explain-gambling-laws

ADR mechanism takes shape

The Ministry of Justice’s working group on its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism is racing to disseminate concept notes about it to all relevant stakeholders, as it expects the process to be finalised and approved for use this year. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adr-mechanism-takes-shape

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/

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

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

Kingdom joins ASEAN securities plan

The newly-renamed Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) and its nine capital-market-regulator counterparts in ASEAN on March 15 signed a new five-year Action Plan 2021-2025 for the development of the sector. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-joins-asean-securities-plan

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

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