Sar Kheng tells local leaders to resolve all disputes equitably
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng warned administrators at all levels not to underestimate local disputes, no matter how small they appear. ...
445 cases of human trafficking investigated
Since the launch of Cambodia’s campaign against human trafficking, forced labour, and sex trade until January 2023, competent authorities have received 707 complaints and investigated 445 cases. ...
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Over 6,100 associations and NGOs recorded in Cambodia as of December 2022
As of December 2022, a total of 6,109 associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have deposited relevant documents and registered at the Ministry of Interior. ...
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Ministry of Interior establishes 15 new villages
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng announced the establishment of 15 new villages in six districts of Pursat province to improve the provision of public services to the people. ...
Minister Of Interior says Chinese authorities determined to nab their nationals who commit crimes in Cambodia
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has stated that the Chinese authorities had requested the Cambodian side to independently arrest Chinese nationals who committed crimes on Cambodian territory without the involvement of local police. ...
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DPM Sar Kheng calls on ASEANAPOL to jointly combat transnational crimes and COVID-19
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister, Sar Kheng, who is also the Minister of Interior, has called on ASEANAPOL to jointly crackdown all forms of transnational crimes as well as combat the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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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. ...
‘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. ...
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 ...
‘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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...