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‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented

The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday. Speaking during a visit to some 2,000 retired civil servants and military veterans in Battambang ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/digital-government-systems-being-gradually-implemented

Sar Kheng tells P Sihanouk governor to listen to NGOs

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min to accept input from the public and civil society organisations and create a working group to receive their requests and complaints. Speaking at the provincial hall on Monday, Sar Kheng said addressing ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-tells-p-sihanouk-governor-listen-ngos

EU team to arrive for EBA talks

An Eu delegation is set to arrive in Phnom Penh next week for a two-day official visit to discuss the process for withdrawing Cambodia’s access to its preferential ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement, officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, analysts have called on the EU to ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-team-arrive-eba-talks

Census to run until March 13

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development. And as if to prove his point, the prime minister also gave an ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/census-run-until-march-13

Sub-decrees approve creation of new districts

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued two sub-decrees reclassifying two communes in Phnom Penh as districts, as per a request made by Interior Minister Sar Kheng last week.​ In the separate sub-decrees, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, Boeng Keng Kang I, Boeng Keng Kang II, Boeng Keng Kang ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50572812/sub-decrees-approve-creation-of-new-districts/

Ministry of Interior sets up checkpoint working group

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday established a working group to study the opening of new border checkpoints along the Kingdom’s frontier with neighbouring countries. Interior Minister Sar Kheng signed a letter appointing Sok Phal and Lam Chea as head and deputy of the committee, ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-interior-sets-checkpoint-working-group

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that the reinstatement of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s political rights, which would open the door for his possible return to the political stage, was purely dependent on legal proceedings as his court case is ongoing. ...

Mech Dara and Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-return-sokha-courts

NA ratifies law amendments

The National Assembly on Thursday ratified two amendments to laws intended to improve the representation and efficiency of sub-national administrations and local elections. This is part of an ongoing effort to decentralise power in the Kingdom. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/na-ratifies-law-amendments

‘Slow process causes overcrowding’

On Tuesday, Minister of the Interior Sar Kheng said slow judicial procedures and an ongoing crackdown on drugs are causing an increase in inmates in Cambodian prisons, resulting in serious concerns over prisoner welfare. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/slow-process-causes-overcrowding

Government to address prison issues

Prime Minister Hun Sen will allow the ministries of Interior and Justice, and relevant institutions to convene with the aim of solving the problem of prison overcrowding. Interior Minister Sar Kheng requested the meeting due to the rapid increase in convicted felons, according to Chin ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-address-prison-issues

‘NGOs may operate without restriction’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Tuesday instructed municipal and provincial authorities to facilitate the activities of civil society organisations and local communities without restriction and prior notice as previously required. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-may-operate-without-restriction

Sar Kheng chastises border authorities over illegal logging

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has blamed local officials posted along the Cambodian-Thai border for failing to curb the flow of illegal loggers sneaking across the border to cut down trees in Thailand. Mr Kheng said on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey province that up to 100 Cambodian ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551911/sar-kheng-chastises-border-authorities-over-illegal-logging/

Sar Kheng calls for NGO collaboration

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday instructed police officials and local authorities to collaborate with registered NGOs to ensure that their work is carried out without disturbance or restriction. Mr Kheng said in a statement that registered NGOs are authorised to carry out their activities ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50546655/sar-kheng-calls-for-ngo-collaboration/

Government urges end to wildlife trade

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-urges-end-wildlife-trade

Sar Kheng slams forest crime

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng cited satellite footage of recent forest crimes as he criticised inept provincial officials for illegal logging and the flouting of the Kingdom’s forestry law. “You are not born with the forest. We have an obligation to protect the natural resources ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-slams-forest-crime

No bribes for promotions: Sar Kheng

In a bid to rid the country of corruption, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged CPP officials to eliminate the practice of paying bribes for promotions. At a CPP meeting in Prey Veng province yesterday, Mr Kheng said that the practice of paying for promotions ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533709/no-bribes-for-promotions-sar-kheng/

Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey Veng ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-sokha-requested-security

Sar Kheng slams fake news

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday rebuked reports that the new Phnom Penh police chief Lieutenant General Sar Thet is his brother. Lieutenant General Sar Thet officially took over as Phnom Penh police chief on Tuesday, filling a void left by General Chuon Sovann, who took ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533027/sar-kheng-slams-fake-news/

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

Two new provinces being studied

The government is planning to create two new provinces carved out of the provinces of Kandal, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri, according to a letter Interior Minister Sar Kheng sent to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50529535/two-new-provinces-being-studied/

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