cambodia - Criminal Law

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

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

Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon

The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Teenager’s Drug Charge reduced by Appeal Court

The Appeal Court on Thursday suspended three years of a 17-year-old girl’s five-year prison term for trafficking 101.9g of methamphetamine.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Court rejects Sokha’s plea to drop Treason Charge Case

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has rejected a request from Kem Sokha’s lawyers that their client’s treason charge be dropped, ruling that further investigation was required.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Police handle 8,000 Drug Offences

Authorities detained 16,139 people in 7,979 drug trafficking and abuse cases between January 1 and December 29 this year, a report published by the anti-drug campaign’s Third Committee, chaired by Interior Minister Sar Kheng, said.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Man who ‘hit’ Official to serve 21 Days in Prison

A man accused of striking an immigration official with his car in Poipet town has been sentenced to one year in prison, but will only serve 21 days.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Court drops CNN Hero’s Illegal Weapons Charges

The Siem Reap provincial court has dropped the “weapon possession” charges against CNN hero Aki Ra, leaving the Cambodian Landmine Museum free to reopen on Thursday, a court official said.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

NEC fines ex-CNRP Activists

The National Election Committee (NEC) has fined three former opposition party activists in Battambang province for their role in the “clean finger” opposition boycott campaign during the July 29 national elections.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Military Officer slammed with 12-Year Sentence

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced Bun Teng, a military police officer from Region 5, Battambang province, to 12 years in prison and a one million riel ($250) fine for the non-fatal shooting of two victims on February 26.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court orders Detention of Five assault Suspects

Banteay Meanchey provincial court ordered the detention of five suspects for assault, following a complaint made by three victims, who worked at a restaurant and night club in Poipet city, said the provincial court on Sunday.
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Hove doctor, 70, jailed for paying Girls as Young as Nine for Sex in Cambodia

Clive Cressy, 70, from Hove, was found with a sickening suitcase full of Barbie dolls, tiny dresses and girls’ shoes, mixed in with his collection of condoms and lubricant.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Union Leader Indicted for helping produce Sex Trafficking Documentary

Cambodian authorities indicted the president of a construction workers union Thursday for his role in producing a documentary about sex trafficking.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily

Cambodia Union Leaders convicted over Protests, Jail Terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily

Cambodia frees 32 Surrogate Mothers charged with Human Trafficking

Cambodia has released 32 women who were detained while pregnant on charges of human trafficking for acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese couples, a government official said on Thursday.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily

Supreme Court upholds Lower Court’s Verdict

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment on a murder charge found his appeal rejected by the Supreme Court on Monday.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Court upholds Guilty Verdict against Turkish

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a guilty verdict against a Turkish national who was sentenced by the lower court to nine years in prison on a child prostitution charge.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Man appeals Murder in 2011 Robbery

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment on a murder charge pleaded guilty at the Supreme Court on Monday.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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