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Cabinet reshuffle list sent to National Assembly for approval

The government has sent a list of names for a proposed Cabinet reshuffle for the National Assembly to approve during a special plenary session next week.​ ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698713/cabinet-reshuffle-list-sent-to-national-assembly-for-approval

National Assembly to discuss Vietnam prisoner exchange treaty

The draft law on transfer of convicted inmate treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam will be debated at the National Assembly’s special sitting next week, the first-ever treaty the Kingdom has with a foreign country. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698749/national-assembly-to-discuss-vietnam-prisoner-exchange-treaty

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango). The ministry said the current Lango is in line with the Constitution and had gone through many rounds of consultation among relevant ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-request-repeal-law-ngos

Lao leader hails close ties during his state visit to the Kingdom

Cambodia reaffirmed its strong ties with its neighbour to the north during Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachith’s visit to the Kingdom. Bounnhang arrived in Cambodia on Sunday and departed the next day after meetings with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and Prime Minister Hun Sen in ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/lao-leader-hails-close-ties-during-his-state-visit-kingdom

Samrin aims to bolster diplomatic ties at APPF

National Assembly president Heng Samrin will on Saturday lead a senior delegation to the 28th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Canberra, Australia, said the assembly’s secretary-general Leng Peng Long. Peng Long said the 28th meeting of the APPF would take ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/samrin-aims-bolster-diplomatic-ties-appf

National Assembly approves 38 draft laws

The fifth mandate of the National Assembly has approved more than 38 draft laws since the 2018 General Election, National Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long said on Sunday. Peng Long said the draft laws covered the leadership of the government and integration of the Kingdom ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-approves-38-draft-laws

National Assembly approves UN Convention on Sea Law

A total of 110 National Assembly members on Monday convened to review and unanimously approve seven draft laws in a historic session that saw the Kingdom ratify the UN’s Convention on Sea Law (Unclos). The Unclos, dated December 10, 1982, “lays down a comprehensive regime ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-assembly-approves-un-convention-sea-law

National Assembly says yes to four solar projects

Four solar projects, representing a total output of 140 megawatts, were approved during a plenary session of the National Assembly yesterday. Each solar farm will be built in a different province – Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat, and Svay Rieng. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672968/national-assembly-says-yes-to-four-solar-projects

Senators approve $8.23 billion national budget for next year

The Senate yesterday unanimously adopted a budget of $8.23 billion for next year’s national budget. All 58 of the 62 senators who attended the plenary session yesterday voted in favour of the draft law. The law was unanimously passed last month by the National Assembly ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50668596/senators-approve-8-23-billion-national-budget-for-next-year/

Senate passes amendments to 10 articles of trade union law

The Senate on Monday approved draft amendments to 10 articles of the Law on Trade Unions at the fourth session of the fourth legislature. It did so without modification, following its approval by the National Assembly last month. The 10 articles comprise Articles 3, 17, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/senate-passes-amendments-10-articles-trade-union-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

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/assembly-passes-construction-bill

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/

Kingdom seeks Vietnam’s help to curb timber trade

Cambodia is seeking Vietnam’s help to curb timber smuggling and crack down on forestry crimes along shared borders. National Assembly Foreign Affairs commission chairman Chheang Vun made the request to his Vietnamese counterpart during a two-day conference of parliamentarians from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635603/kingdom-seeks-vietnams-help-to-curb-timber-trade/

Ho Chi Minh seeks to be twin city with Phnom Penh

A delegation from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city yesterday requested support from National Assembly President Heng Samrin to set up a twin city arrangement between it and Phnom Penh. Kim San, deputy chief of Mr Samrin’s cabinet, told reporters after the meeting that the delegation led ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628524/ho-chi-minh-seeks-to-be-twin-city-with-phnom-penh/

National Assembly seeks more input on Boeng Tamouk Lake project

The National Assembly has asked relevant authorities to clarify if there is any problem related to the reclamation of parts of Boeng Tamouk Lake following a petition filed by the Grassroots Democratic Party. Prach Chan, National Assembly human rights and complaints commission chairman, yesterday said he ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622092/national-assembly-seeks-more-input-on-boeng-tamouk-lake-project/

Nat’l Assembly green-lights strategic development plan, four other draft laws

The National Assembly on Monday unanimously approved the draft law on the “Approval of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023”, and also gave the go-ahead to another four draft laws. At the session, which was presided over by National Assembly president Heng Samrin, the five ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natl-assembly-green-lights-strategic-development-plan-four-other-draft-laws

Parliament approves power projects

The National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved plans by SPHP (Cambodia) to invest in a new hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, as well as plans by Schnei Tech to build solar farms in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province. Since power cuts began in March across the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619937/parliament-approves-power-projects/

Education Ministry meeting challenges of digital era

The National Assembly and the Education Ministry yesterday held a seminar to discuss the evolution of the Kingdom’s ability to meet global standards in e-learning. The seminar was opened by Nguon Nhel, first vice president of the National Assembly. Mr Nhel noted that digital technology ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50596893/education-ministry-meeting-challenges-of-digital-era/

Water Resources Ministry seeks more research funds

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has called on the National Assembly to provide more research funds in order to address increasing temperatures in the Kingdom. According to the National Assembly website, the call was made during a meeting with the parliamentary body yesterday ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50582340/water-resources-ministry-seeks-more-research-funds/

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