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PM urges ministers to end all cases against union leaders

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged labour and justice ministers on Wednesday to finish all court cases against union leaders. Speaking to more than 23,000 factory workers in Takeo province on Wednesday, he told the Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng and Minister ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-urges-ministers-end-all-cases-against-union-leaders

Court told to act against former opposition leader for insulting King

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has ordered the Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor to begin legal proceedings against the Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) president, Sam Rainsy, for “insulting” the King, Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin told The Post. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-told-act-against-former-opposition-leader-insulting-king

ICRC offers prisons help

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is willing to offer assistance in future prison building projects, and in the preparation of prison management policies that are in line with international standards, the National Police website said on Tuesday. According to the website, the ICRC ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30054/icrc-offers-prisons-help/

Justice ministry to consider laws on surrogate mothers

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana agreed to consider drafting the country’s first surrogacy law during a Friday meeting with Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia, according to the minister’s spokesman.   ...

Kang Sothear and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/justice-ministry-to-consider-laws-on-surrogate-mothers-116112/

Minister: hands-off judiciary

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has never interfered in a judicial decision, he said during a speech in front of a half-vacant National Assembly yesterday. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25993/minister--hands-off-judiciary/

Justice Min. to debate despite boycott

The Justice Minister will verbally clarify laws and procedures relating to politicians and the judiciary in the National Assembly on June 9, despite requests by the opposition to cancel the session. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25829/justice-min--to-debate-despite-boycott/

Government kicks damage control into high gear

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday released a statement accusing foreign delegations of hypocrisy for criticizing the government’s crackdown on the opposition, even suggesting that they were pretending not to know the law.   ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-kicks-damage-control-into-high-gear-113430/

Vathana ‘partner’ no fan of prime minister

A notorious fraudster with whom Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana allegedly had a business relationship has turned out to be a violent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen.     ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vathana-partner-no-fan-prime-minister

Panama papers link Justice minister to fraudsters

Two convicted Cambodian-American fraudsters were named among five shareholders, including Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana, in a shadowy offshore company based in the British Virgin Islands in the latest trove of “Panama Papers,” which were released on Tuesday.   ...

Taylor O'Connell and Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/panama-papers-link-justice-minister-to-fraudsters-112429/

Offshore holdings are up for grabs, justice minister jokes

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana quipped over the weekend that anyone who can find his offshore financial holdings—revealed earlier this month as part of the “Panama Papers” leak—can keep the money, according to Information Minister Khieu Kanharith. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/offshore-holdings-are-up-for-grabs-justice-minister-jokes-111464/

In Cambodia, calls for Panama papers probe

Civil society groups and anti-corruption experts have urged Cambodia’s government to open an investigation into why Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana was named in the so-called Panama Papers. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-panama-papers-probe-justice-minister-ang-vong-vathana/3280296.html

Probe into justice minister possible, ACU chief says

The Anti-Corruption Unit has not yet opened an investigation into Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana’s secretive offshore holdings, but the unit’s chairman said on Thursday that a future probe could not be ruled out. ...

Ben Sokhean and Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/probe-into-justice-minister-possible-acu-chief-says-110998/

Justice minister denies shares in shadowy offshore firm

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana had a stake in a shadowy offshore company in the British Virgin Islands, according to data made public on Sunday in what is being called the largest leak of secret documents in history. ...

Taylor O'Connell
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/justice-minister-denies-shares-in-offshore-firm-110852/

Justice minister calls for provincial spokespeople

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has called for all provincial court presidents and prosecutors’ offices to appoint spokespeople to answer questions from the public and the media “as soon as possible,” citing rising interest in the judiciary as the reason. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23534/justice-minister-calls-for-provincial-spokespeople/

Justice minister, opposition talk pretrial detention, Khaou case

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana met on Friday with the National Assembly’s opposition-led human rights commission to discuss issues related to judicial independence and court procedure, including government interference in the court system and abuse of the pretrial detention system.   ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/justice-minister-opposition-talk-pretrial-detention-khaou-case-110444/

Ministry to ease off detention in land disputes

The Ministry of Justice on Friday announced two key changes to court policy related to land dispute cases as part of the government’s broader efforts to improve its handling of such disputes in the lead-up to the 2018 national election.   ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/110113-110113/

Minister enlists prosecutors to stop crime wave

In the wake of a crime spree that drew a public expression of concern from Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier this month, Justice Min­ister Ang Vong Vathana met with senior prosecutors from Phnom Penh and all 24 provinces on Fri­day and ordered them to ex­pedite ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/minister-enlists-prosecutors-to-stop-crime-wave-103510/

Fifty-five young judges and prosecutors sworn in

Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana on Monday presided over the swearing-in of 55 recent graduates of the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions as judges and prosecutors at the Royal Palace’s throne hall in Phnom Penh. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fifty-five-young-judges-and-prosecutors-sworn-in-91359/

Ousted judge given position in Justice Ministry

Former Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei, who was ousted Tuesday amid claims of corruption at the court, was granted a new position in the Ministry of Justice during the ceremony to replace him on Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Willemyns
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ousted-judge-given-position-in-justice-ministry-78262/

Hun Sen calls for urgent measure against judge releasing tycoon Thong Sarath’s parents

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday has proposed the Supreme Council of Magistracy to take urgent measure on a judge responsible for releasing parents of fugitive Thong Sarath on bail. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1L9D5Hh

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