Senate President supports Cambodia-Cuban executive and legislative cooperation

Say Chhum, President of the Cambodian Senate, has lauded and voiced his support for the good relations and cooperation between Cambodian and Cuban executive and legislative bodies. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement Law promulgated

His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has signed into law the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between Cambodia and South Korea on January 29, 2022, after it was cleared by the National Assembly and Senate. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Senate begins discussing State of Emergency draft law

The Senate’s permanent committee today is handing over the draft law on “State of Emergency” to its expert commission for study before its upcoming plenary session. ... ...

Ben Sokhean

Senate set to review emergency law

The Senate’s Standing Committee is set to convene a meeting on Monday to review the state of emergency draft law after it was unanimously passed by the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday. Senate spokesman Mam Bun Neang said the committee will put the law up ...

Niem Chheng

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

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

China provides electronic equipment, cars to Senate

The Chinese government yesterday provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of cars and electronics to the Senate. According to a Senate statement, a handover ceremony was presided over by second vice president Tep Ngorn and Li An, an economic and trade adviser with the Chinese ...

Khy Sovuthy

Hun Sen defends new Consultation Forum

Prime Minister-designate Hun Sen on Thursday defended his establishment of the Consultation Forum, saying it gives opposition parties an opportunity to contribute to nation-building. Speaking to over 17,000 garment workers in Kandal province, the Cambodian People’s Party leader was responding to criticisms from some members ...

Ben Sokhean

Senate approves law ​on citizenship

The Senate on Monday approved a controversial set of laws on citizenship, claiming the draft would improve the process by which foreigners applied for Cambodian citizenship. However, watchdogs and social media users criticised the move, saying it would make gaining citizenship too easy. ... ...

Mech Dara

Senate approves forestry law

The Senate yesterday approved a draft law to adopt the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation’s policies to help regulate existing measures to prevent forest crimes. The approval of the draft law followed a May 31 National Assembly session where all 112 lawmakers approved the draft law. ...

Pech Sotheary

Senate passes mineral resources law

The Senate yesterday passed an amendment on a law regulating mineral resources management and exploitation in a bid to regulate the mining sector and punish offenders. The Senate issued a statement yesterday, saying that the amendment was adopted unanimously by all senators. ... ...

Khy Sovuthy

King Norodom Sihamoni welcomes new Senate, urges respect for human rights

King Norodom Sihamoni, in an opening speech on Monday to Cambodia’s newly minted Senate, urged the legislative body to uphold human rights and justice. King Sihamoni warmly congratulated the 62-member Senate on its new mandate following almost a year of what observers have described as ...

Ben Sokhean and Erin Handley

Council greenlights controversial election laws changes

The Constitutional Council yesterday approved four sets of controversial amendments to Cambodia’s election laws, greenlighting changes that will pave the way for the main opposition party’s parliamentary seats to be redistributed in the event of its dissolution. ... ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Nachemson

Senate approves amendments to election laws

The Senate has approved four amendments to the election laws related to the redistribution of the seats of the CNRP and local councilors if the main opposition party is dissolved. ... ...

Ven Rathavong

Senate passes rule to punish absenteeism

The Senate amended its internal rules yesterday to punish senators who miss sessions by docking their salaries, while also voting down a measure to appoint the wife of Hong Sok Hour to fill his former seat on the body’s anti-corruption committee. ... ...

Meas Sokchea and Leonie Kijewski

Japanese parliamentary delegation visits Cambodia to strengthen ties

A Japanese parliamentary delegation, led by Azuma Koshiishi, vice president of the House of Councilors, is visiting Cambodia to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation. Speaking during a meeting with Heng Samrin, president of the Cambodian National Assembly, on Friday, Koshiishi said it was his ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

NGOs to petition King over judicial laws

A group of civil society organizations will petition King Norodom Sihamoni today, calling on the king to withhold his signature from three judicial laws that they say will entrench the ruling CPP’s control of the courts and jeopardize citizens’ constitutional freedoms. Despite concern raised by local ...

Colin Meyn

Senate boycott planned

Opposition senators will boycott the plenary session on Thursday at which ruling Cambodian People’s Party lawmakers are expected to debate three controversial judicial draft laws that passed through the National Assembly unopposed last month. ... ...

Daniel Pye

Criticism of judicial law grows

Surya Subedi, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, added his voice yesterday to the growing chorus of criticism aimed at three draft laws on Cambodia’s judiciary that sailed through the National Assembly last week. Subedi – who had previously championed the laws as ...

Stuart White

Cambodian King returns from visit to France

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni arrived in Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia, on Monday morning after the tour to France for two weeks to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian cabinet approves 3 draft laws to strengthen judicial system

The Council of Ministers of Cambodia on Friday passed three draft laws, designed to strengthen the country's longtime-criticized judicial system, according to a government media statement. The green light was given during a weekly cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ... ...

Authint Mail News Staff

CPP official: Hun Sen did not propose amnesty law

A CPP official said that Sam Rainsy’s recent comments over amnesty law were inaccurate. ... Yeap said that it was completely wrong because Prime Minister Hun Sen didn’t propose this law [amnesty law] during the summit on September 16 at the National Assembly. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

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