Government cuts 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok to a director of a real estate company

The government, through a sub-decree, cut off 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok in Phnom Penh to a businessman who have ties to Prim Minister Hun Sen’s daughter. ...

Mech Dara

Government improves benefits for pensioners

The government has issued a sub-decree on increasing social security benefits for former civil servants and veterans and sponsoring maids for certain disabled people after the Ministry of Labour recently announced social security pensions for individuals in factories, establishments and companies. ...

Hang Punreay

Tonle Sap Area in rezoning

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree on May 27 reassigning more than 34sq km of land in Zone 3 of the protected area surrounding Tonle Sap Lake to Zone 2. The rezoning will allow restricted use of the land for the 1,658 households in ...

Lay Samean and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia Competition Commission established

The Cambodia Competition Commission (“CCC”) was established pursuant to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Sub-Decree No. 37 ANKr.BK on the Organisation and Functioning of the Cambodia Competition Commission (“Sub-Decree”). ...

Khmer Times Staff

New advertising law banning ‘fraudulent’ practices in the works

Officials from multiple institutions on March 14 met to finalise the draft sub-decree on the management of advertisements on products and services intended to control those that are fraudulent or misleading for consumers. ...

Long Kimmarita

Ministry duties grow, will now manage access to nation’s PID

The government has issued a sub-decree on the control, use and security of “personally identifiable data” or PID in order to guard the public’s interests and improve the provision of services and their quality and efficiency to facilitate national development. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Revisions to insurance draft sub-decree get in-principle nod

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has approved in-principle revisions to a draft sub-decree on insurance, as the industry continues its current growth trajectory and attracts new investors each year. ...

May Kunmakara

Salary raises coming for local officials ahead of June elections

All elected local officials will see their salaries raised next month—just ahead of commune elections in June—after a sub-decree was signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.   ...

Ouch Sony

Tax exemption offered to SMEs

A two-year income tax exemption is being offered to small and medium-sized enterprises that register with the Ministry of Economy and Finance before the end of 2018.   ...

Chea Vannak

Path to responsible mining

In an effort to improve the governance of the Kingdom’s mining industry, with a focus on increasing revenue generation, the government has approved 11 articles largely concerning export permits for mined resources. A September 22 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, but released by the ...

May Kunmakara

Sub-decree could back evicted villagers’ claims

A little-publicized sub-decree signed in July and discovered by the Post yesterday in an NGO database raises questions as to whether the eviction on Saturday of six ethnic Kuoy families in Preah Vihear was in contravention of an order by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Jack Davies and Kong Meta

Dozens of City Offices Privatized

The government last month privatized more than a dozen department and commune offices in some prime locations around Phnom Penh, and will move many of them to Sen Sok district, according to documents and officials. A sub-decree dated June 27 and signed by Prime Minister Hun ...

‘Viable’ Boeung Kak option floated

More than enough vacant plots exist within Boeung Kak lake’s 12.44-hectare concession area to house those denied land permits, a new NGO report says. Sahmakum Teang Tnaut claims to have found “a viable and practical” solution for households excluded from the unmarked land the prime minister ...

Halal food exports could boost trade

Cambodia could attract an increasing number of Malaysian investors interested in food production and global export if moves to create a halal food recognition body were implemented, Malaysian ambassador Mond Tahir Nasruddin said yesterday. Officials were working together to establish the halal food product recognition ...

Government Creates 4 New Fishing Conservation Areas

In an effort to increase fish stocks, the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday adopted a sub-decree to create four conservation areas in Kandal, Kompong Cham, Prey Veng and Takeo provinces where all fishing activities will be prohibited. Signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 6, ...

Tonle Sap illegal fishing increased, group says

Tonle Sap fishermen and fisheries experts said yesterday that illegal fishing on the lake had increased substantially since Prime Minister Hun Sen cancelled commercial fishing lots in March and urged authorities to crack down on violators. The prime minister suspended commercial lots across the country last ...

500 hectares of sanctuary granted to rubber company

Five hundred hectares of Mondolkiri land inside a protected wildlife sanctuary have been granted to a rubber company, sparking concerns among indigenous minorities who rely on the forest. According to a sub-decree dated August 31 and signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the government approved an ...

Rights group urges halt to Boeng Kak evictions

Amnesty International has called on the government to halt forced evictions at Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake, and urged the authorities to punish the police officials responsible for the beating of an opposition Sam Rainsy Party member and Boeng Kak residents during a protest at ...

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