National plan to strengthen gov’t anti-drug campaign

The National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 directs the authorities and relevant institutions to carry out effective prevention, crackdown and resolution of drug issues, and all commune authorities to be confident in dealing with drug problems in their areas. The directive was made during the drafting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-plan-strengthen-govt-anti-drug-campaign

Ministry to consult with civil society on changes to Lango

The Ministry of Interior and civil society representatives will meet on December 3 at the ministry’s headquarters for the second round of consultations, review and discussion on the amendments to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango). ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-consult-civil-society-changes-lango

Foreign ministry calls on S Korea to take on more Cambodian migrant workers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Monday requested the government of the Republic of Korea to receive more Cambodian migrant workers. The request was made at a bilateral meeting with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha during the Asean-Republic of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-ministry-calls-s-korea-take-more-cambodian-migrant-workers

HRP granted extension to meet dissolution conditions

The Ministry of Interior granted the dissolved Human Rights Party (HRP) and Candlelight Party six-month extensions to provide the government with official lists of party leaders, a letter written by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Friday. “The Ministry of Interior agrees to allow ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hrp-granted-extension-meet-dissolution-conditions

Rise in traffic accidents despite safety efforts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said there were more than 3,400 traffic accidents in the Kingdom so far this year which killed 1,665 people and injured 5,212. Speaking at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Koh Pich, Mr Kheng noted ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663638/rise-in-traffic-accidents-despite-safety-efforts/

Sar Kheng says Kingdom is addressing European Union’s land dispute concerns

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said that the government has already made progress on one of the points listed in the European Commission’s preliminary report on whether the Kingdom should retain its Everything-but-arms trade status with the European Union. The government is currently reviewing the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50662535/sar-kheng-says-kingdom-is-addressing-european-unions-land-dispute-concerns/

Transfer of power ‘still slow’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that the delegation of authority from national level to sub-national administrations remained slow, resulting in a lack of clarity concerning their roles and responsibilities in providing public services. Speaking at the 17th meeting of the National Committee ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transfer-power-still-slow

Human trafficking arrests on the rise

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking cracked down on 131 human trafficking and sexual exploitation cases from January to last month, an increase of 22 cases over the same period last year. Chou Bun Eng, an Interior Ministry secretary of state and also NCCT vice ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660947/human-trafficking-arrests-on-the-rise/

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/

China, Cambodia mark successful law enforcement cooperation

The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday lauded law enforcement cooperation efforts between the two countries that have seen around 1,000 Chinese nationals, accused of varying crimes, deported in the last 12 months. To mark the occasion, the Chinese Embassy posted on Facebook that at least 1,000 ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-Cambodia-mark-successful-law-enforcement-cooperation/5128307.html

Alarming increase in road accidents and deaths

Despite multiple road safety campaigns this year, the number of accidents rose by an alarming 32 percent and the death toll jumped by 27 percent, a police report published yesterday showed. The Kingdom’s roads are notoriously deadly, with an average of five people dying per day ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648901/alarming-increase-in-road-accidents-and-deaths/

More teachers to be deployed at schools

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government had reached a quorum to deploy 3,600 teachers at schools that lack teaching personnel and will continue to improve teachers’ quality and raise their standards of living. Speaking at the 22nd Teachers’ Day celebration at the National ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-teachers-be-deployed-schools

Ministry recognises Khmer Conservative Party

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday issued a proclamation letter recognising the new Khmer Conservative Party with former opposition party lawmaker Real Camerin at the helm. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50645044/ministry-recognises-khmer-conservative-party/

Ministry: More kids victims of trafficking

Authorities rescued 263 people from human trafficking in the first six months of the year – an increase of nearly 150 per cent on the same period last year – with a large number of the victims being children, the Ministry of Interior said. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-more-kids-victims-trafficking

Kratie chief urges CSO responsibility

As the Ministry of Interior prepares to meet NGOs for the third time next Thursday, Kratie provincial governor Va Thorn has urged an estimated 152 civil society organisations, associations and communities in the province to follow the law, maintain political neutrality and refrain from getting ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-chief-urges-cso-responsibility

Six parties fined for not providing annual reports

The Interior Ministry is set to fine six political parties for not submitting their annual reports and financial statements for two consecutive years. Bun Honn, a ministry secretary of state, yesterday said the six parties are among 44 which are registered in the Kingdom. Speaking ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635965/six-parties-fined-for-not-providing-annual-reports/

Immigration department requests border changes

The General Department of Immigration has requested the Ministry of Interior to close down several border checkpoints and add new facilities to issue border permits to prevent migrant workers from crossing illegally and to stop smuggling. The request followed a meeting on border checkpoints and ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/immigration-department-requests-border-changes

Interior Minister starts five-day visit to Turkey

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng embarked on a five-day official visit to Turkey on Sunday at the invitation of his counterpart there. During his visit, which ends on Thursday, Sar Kheng is due to meet Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-minister-starts-five-day-visit-turkey

Victims saved from human, sex trafficking rises 148%

In the first six months of this year, authorities cracked down on 78 cases of human and sex trafficking and rescued 263 victims. This is an increase of 25 and 148 per cent respectively compared to the same period last year, the National Committee for ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/victims-saved-human-sex-trafficking-rises-148

Property owners asked to report foreign tenants to immigration department

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed owners of residences throughout the Kingdom to report the presence of all foreign tenants. In a letter dated Friday, Sar Kheng said the ministry had noticed that many residence owners had failed to duly ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/property-owners-asked-report-foreign-tenants-immigration-department

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