Legal framework

Laws and regulations

Ministry to crack down on littering scourge

The Environment Ministry yesterday warned that it will enforce laws to stop indiscriminate disposal of rubbish, including by fining offenders. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told reporters at its annual meeting that several laws are already in place to deal with the issue, but they have not ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657109/ministry-to-crack-down-on-littering-scourge/

Meeting held to discuss Lango amendments

During a meeting on the revision of the Law on Non-Governmental Organisations yesterday, the Interior Ministry said it will address concerns raised by civil society groups, but it remains unclear how many articles will be revised. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657108/meeting-held-to-discuss-lango-amendments/

IFJ seeks Press Law amendment

The International Federation of Journalists has urged the government to speedily amend the Press Law and bring it in line with current global press standards to ensure the protection of journalists. The appeal came after the Information Ministry last week announced that it is open to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50656430/ifj-seeks-press-law-amendment/

NGO reps to meet with Interior Ministry over Lango amendments

The Interior Ministry will meet with NGO officials next week to listen to their requests for the government to amend the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations. In a press statement issued on Monday, the ministry said the meeting will enable representatives of local and international ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655528/ngo-reps-to-meet-with-interior-ministry-over-lango-amendments/

Ministry seeks input for amendments to Press Law

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday called on the media and relevant institutions to provide input on proposed amendments of the Press Law so that it can respond to recent developments in journalism and better promote freedom of the press in the Kingdom. Speaking at the Consultation ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654406/ministry-seeks-input-for-amendments-to-press-law/

Trade union bill changes passed

The Council of Ministers approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions without modification on Friday, leaving some unions disappointed and claiming that the majority of their suggestions had not been included. Articles 3, 17, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 54, ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trade-union-bill-changes-passed

Information access law in line with standards: Minister

The Information Ministry yesterday announced that the draft Law on Access to Information is ready to be reviewed during an unspecified inter-ministerial meeting next month after it deemed that the draft’s contents are in line with international standards and the constitution. It also said the draft ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649227/information-access-law-in-line-with-standards-minister/

Government to take action against doctors who cheat NSSF

The National Assembly is drafting a law to take action against doctors and patients who collude with each other to cheat the National Social Security Fund into paying for false medical expenses. Chheang Vun, chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50646973/government-to-take-action-against-doctors-who-cheat-nssf/

Information access law to be finalised next month

The Ministry of Information on Tuesday concluded the final revision by key ministries of the draft Law on Access to Information, without making any major amendments. It will be submitted to the Council of Ministers to be rubber-stamped by the end of September or beginning ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-access-law-be-finalised-next-month

Draft law on social security approved

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday approved the draft law to expand the National Social Security Fund to provide a financial security net for civil servants, and those in the private and informal sectors. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50630164/draft-law-on-social-security-approved/

OHCHR: ‘Mob justice’ cases since 2002 total 73

Since 2002, there have been 73 cases of “mob justice”, leaving 57 people dead and 16 wounded, according to an Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report released on Thursday on deaths, beatings and abuse carried out by the “people’s court” ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ohchr-mob-justice-cases-2002-total-73

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/

Gov’t reviews access to information law draft

A fifth iter-ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday to continue reviewing and discussing the first draft of the Access to Information Law, even as civil society called on the ministries to accelerate its discussions.​ Following the meeting, which was led by the Ministry of Information, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-reviews-access-information-law-draft

Food safety draft law under study

The draft Law on Food Safety is now being studied by the Council of Ministers and is expected to be approved before the end of the year, government officials said. Tech Seak Ngon, general department of customs and excise deputy director, yesterday told a press ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600367/food-safety-draft-law-under-study/

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

NA ratifies law amendments

The National Assembly on Thursday ratified two amendments to laws intended to improve the representation and efficiency of sub-national administrations and local elections. This is part of an ongoing effort to decentralise power in the Kingdom. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/na-ratifies-law-amendments

National Assembly to vote on local reps increase

The National Assembly will meet on Thursday to discuss and adopt an amendment to the law on municipal, provincial, town and district council elections in order to improve their efficiency, according to a senior National Assembly official. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-vote-local-reps-increase

Change to Article 45 with King for signing

A senior government official on Monday said that the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has reached its final stage and is merely awaiting the signature of King Norodom Sihamoni, leaving 118 politicians facing the dilemma as to whether to return ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/change-article-45-king-signing

PM warns banned rivals over return

Prime Minister Hun Sen told banned former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians to request a restoration of their political rights or miss out on the 2022 commune elections. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/pm-warns-banned-rivals-over-return

Draft law on monitoring transactions passed

The Senate on Tuesday approved a proposed new law to track the flow of money locally and from abroad and across all areas to combat tax avoidance, with special attention given to the private sector and civil society organisations. ...

Mech Dara and Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-law-monitoring-transactions-passed

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