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Union urges Customs Officials to apply Press Law against Reporters

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on Prek Chak customs officials in Kampot province to use the Law on the Press to avoid court action against 1 online reporters.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law

An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms

The Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the sentences of a Japanese man and Cambodian woman by two years for trafficking six Cambodian women to Japan in 2016.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

PM orders Lawyers for Poor Women

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the establishment of a volunteer group of 30 lawyers to defend poor women who cannot afford to pay for representation, the government’s chief lawyer said on Tuesday.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Kampong Speu Court releases Self-Proclaimed Okhna

Kampong Speu Provincial Court on Tuesday temporarily released So Sarim, the self-proclaimed okhna who allegedly refused to repay money belonging to villagers who sold their land through him, on condition that he must find ways to pay off his debt.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

EU starts EBA withdrawal

The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Ministry approves New Party

The government on Thursday announced its recognition of the new “People Purpose Party”, with Ith Sarum as its president and founder, while civil society organisations expressed disapproval at the move, saying more political parties does not mean more quality.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

VN Prime Minister approves Plan to implement CPTPP

VIETNAMESE Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Man’s Jail Sentence for Rape upheld

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a verdict against a 72-year-old man who was sentenced in September 2014 to seven years behind bars for raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province the previous year.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court sends 2016 ‘Drug Dealer’ Case Back to Appeal Court

The Supreme Court on Monday sent the case of a man convicted in absentia in 2016 for drug dealing back to the Appeal Court after the defence lawyer said a fake document was used to implicate his client.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court decreases Brothel Owner Sentence

Follwing a court hearing on January 15, the Appeal Court on Monday lowered the prison sentence of a woman from six years to five for running a brothel from her Phnom Penh massage parlour.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

‘All Media Outlets must pay Tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

National Bank to embrace Industry 4.0

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will continue to promote the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Kingdom’s financial sector, according to its Macro-economic and Banking Sector Development in ...

Draft Law on monitoring Transactions passed more

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Man’s Jail Sentence for Rape upheld Appeal Court decreases Brothel Owner Sentence more

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.

Factories begin New Wage Plan Two Officers demoted for Misconduct more

Government approves 4186 Trademarks

The Ministry of Commerce increased 269 business trademarks this year, bringing the total number of such registrations at the ministry to 4,186 - and 3,917 last year, its annual report said.

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Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus o ...

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‘All Media Outlets must pay Tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations.

Government Offers Massive Tax Break to CSX Firms Double Taxation Accord set to be implemented more

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

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