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Government lacks will to amend LANGO: NGOs

A senior Interior Ministry official has dismissed a statement by the civil society groups saying the government is unwilling to have the Law on Association and Non-governmental organisations amended. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689914/government-lacks-will-to-amend-lango-ngos

Government aims to take children out of prisons

The government on Friday launched several strategies to protect juvenile offenders, including removing them from prisons to be put into rehabilitation centres, a move also aimed at reducing congestion in prisons.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50562268/government-aims-to-take-children-out-of-prisons/

Interior Minister says Preah Sihanouk boom could hit sea’s health

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday claimed the recent influx of Chinese visitors to Preah Sihanouk province was raising concerns over the condition of ecosystems on the Kingdom’s coast. Speaking during a ceremony to appoint leaders to posts at both the National Authority for Combating ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-minister-says-preah-sihanouk-boom-could-hit-seas-health

Government holds forum with NGOs

NGO workers have called on the government to seek solutions to challenges and difficulties they have faced in recent years following the enforcement of the law on association and NGOs.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503791/government-holds-forum-with-ngos/

Ministry to punish fraudsters who ink finger without voting

Government officials have threatened that those who boycott the coming election but ink their fingers to indicate they had voted will face punishment according to the law. But analysts and opposition figures say that there is no applicable law relating to such an issue. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-punish-fraudsters-who-ink-finger-without-voting

Election body asks Interior to pursue Rainsy, CNRP for boycott calls

Speaking during a meeting with stakeholders, officials from the National Election Committee (NEC) said it had requested the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party and its former leader, Sam Rainsy, for calling on people to forgo voting ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/election-body-asks-interior-pursue-rainsy-cnrp-boycott-calls

NA urges resolution in land dispute

Three people, representing 112 migrant families, on Monday submitted a letter to Ratanakkiri province authorities from the National Assembly asking them to investigate and resolve a longstanding land dispute involving a Ministry of Interior official. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/na-urges-resolution-land-dispute

Ministry to investigate ID cards

The Interior Ministry will directly investigate the identification cards of some voters – alleged by the opposition to be Vietnamese – after a study showed that data was lacking. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34588/ministry-to-investigate-id-cards/

Military voting scheme ‘concerning’: watchdog

An election watchdog yesterday announced it had uncovered plans to move registration stations closer to military bases in Kampong Speu, Tbong Khmum and Kampong Chhnang provinces.​ ...

Vong Sokheng and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/military-voting-scheme-concerning-watchdog

Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest

Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/construction-work-progress-continues-amid-illegal-workers-arrest

Regulators keeping a close eye on derivatives market

Cambodia’s capital market regulator held a forum yesterday on regulations and safeguards for the derivatives market, laying out the inherent risk and reward of the poorly understood financial instrument that has until recently operated with no oversight. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regulators-keeping-close-eye-derivatives-market

Bogus firms prey on rural poor

The government yesterday named three bogus companies that have taken deposits from ordinary Cambodians and later absconded, after promising them monthly returns in the form of high interest rate payments. ...

May kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27682/bogus-firms-prey-on-rural-poor/

Amendments to drug law coming, if slowly

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that his decision regarding a request from the National Police to amend the drug law will depend on the results of a study by the National Authority for Combating Drugs on drug addicts currently serving ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20919/amendments-to-drug-law-coming--if-slowly/

Fire equipment still lacking

Two years since the government passed a law on fire safety – and hot on the heels of a recent spate of fires at local garment factories, neighbourhoods and nightclubs – a recent informal survey has found that even high-end hotels still widely lack required ...

Jamie Elliott
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fire-equipment-still-lacking

Death toll on roads at more than 1,800 so far

More than 1,800 people have died on Cambodia’s roads so far this year, representing an almost 4 per cent increase in casualties compared to the same period in 2014. ...

Chhay Channyda and Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/death-toll-roads-more-1800-so-far

Radios rounded up in capital

Phnom Penh police yesterday launched a coordinated operation to seize illegal walkie-talkies from tuk-tuk and motorbike taxi drivers, in order to rid the capital of alleged “anarchy”.The campaign is the initiative of the capital’s chief and reportedly comes in response to complaints that drivers’ use ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/radios-rounded-capital

Refugee awaits word on exit

The fate of a Rohingya refugee who has chosen to return home rather than remain in Cambodia as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia is now in the hands of the Myanmar government, senior officials from both countries said yesterday.Moe Htet Kyaw, second ...

Charles Rollet and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/refugee-awaits-word-exit

Refugee reportedly seeking repatriation

One of the four refugees resettled in Cambodia as part of a multimillion-dollar deal signed with Australia wants to return to the country he escaped from, according to a report. ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/refugee-reportedly-seeking-repatriation

Interior official calls for eviction suspension

The Interior Ministry has issued a letter calling for the removal of vendors at Ochheuteal Beach near Sihanoukville to be suspended, though it is unknown whether the incoming provincial governor will adhere to the call. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-official-calls-eviction-suspension

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