Sar Thet advises continuing to tighten traffic law enforcement to eliminate accidents

In the first nine months of this year, the number of traffic accidents has decreased significantly as traffic law enforcement continues to reduce accidents and increase public order while travelling across the country. This is the assertion of the General Commissioner of the National Police, ...

Khmer Times Staff

China and Cambodia make remarkable achievements in the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Wang Xiaohong co-chaired a wrap-up meeting of the Year of Law Enforcement Cooperation activities between China and Cambodia with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NGOs petition for permit to patrol forests

The Ministry of Environment has received a petition from more than 20 NGOs and community members requesting the right to conduct patrols in protected areas, and urging increased enforcement of natural resource crimes. ...

Nov Sivutha

Draft law shifts forest enforcer role of ministry onto provinces

Officials and lawyers are in ongoing discussions about amending the forest, fisheries and protected areas laws to transfer natural resource protection and conservation functions from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to sub-national level administrations. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

New Justice Minister vows reforms and speedier trial procedures

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged newly appointed Justice Minister Keut Rith to improve the judiciary and expedite resolution of pending cases to boost the public’s confidence towards the country’s judicial system. ...

Khuon Narim

Tea Banh defends recent crackdown

Defence Minister General Tea Banh yesterday told Asean member states and eight other countries how the recent government crackdown on media outlets and NGOs was legal and justified. ...

Ven Rathavong

Land activist to be released

Outspoken land activist Kuch Veng will regain his freedom in 15 days after the Pursat provincial court yesterday handed down a guilty verdict with a one-year sentence, then suspended nearly three quarters of that term. Veng has been in prison since May 19 on charges of ...

Rainsy Says Those Behind Boeng Kak Deserve Jail

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Monday vowed to return Phnom Penh’s beleaguered Boeng Kak neighborhood to its residents and to have those who filled the lake with sand thrown in jail, should the opposition CNRP ultimately prevail in contesting the unofficial results of last month’s ...

Britain to support Cambodia in fight against money laundering, terrorism financing

Britain embassy to Cambodia is partnering with Cambodian government ministries and departments to provide a training course on international best practices in the field of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, according to the embassy’s press release on Friday. The training will be ...

Casinos flush with locals

At 7am, the border crossing from Vietnam to Svay Rieng’s Bavet town is already buzzing with the activity of foreign gamblers arriving for a day at the casinos along National Highway 1. But throughout the day, a steady trickle of Cambodian players make their way ...

Changing a culture of impunity

Despite the recent spate of high-profile arrests and deportations, analysts, attorneys and civil society groups are divided on whether the Kingdom is finally beginning to live down its reputation as a haven for the fugitives and criminals who have long been drawn to the country ...

Border Management Technology Advances in Cambodia and Vietnam

Using techincal solutions developed by INTERPOL, Cambodia and Vietnam can now instantly conduct real time searches of INTERPOL’s global databases. The joint European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) “Enhanced exchange of information between INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in the ...

As Cambodia Courts US Business, Old Problems Remain

As a delegation of US business owners prepares to travel to Cambodia with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, analysts say they will be tough to court, given Cambodia’s lack of law enforcement. “Investors don’t bring guns, they don’t bring bodyguards—they bring money to invest,” said ...

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