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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

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs

Migrant workers, tourists and small and big businesses will be able to cut the cost of their financial transactions in Asean after regulators, bankers and non-bank operators decided to integrate and upgrade their financial services across the region.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Philippine Rice funding to hit $421M with New Law

GOVERNMENT funding for the country’s rice industry is set to hit a record of 22 billion pesos ($421.531 million) this year with the implementation of the Rice Import Liberalization Law, the agriculture chief said.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Government Legal Aid Team to meet

A voluntary legal aid team created by Prime Minister Hun Sen last month to represent poor women in the Kingdom is set to convene for the first time on Tuesday.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Government rejects Rule of Law Ranking

A SENIOR government official on Thursday rejected a report issued by the World Justice Project (WJP) placing Cambodia second lowest globally in its 2019 Rule of Law Index, labelling the ranking as biased, unscientific and politically motivated.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China Tax Forum held

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) on Wednesday held the first ever Cambodia-China Tax Forum in Phnom Penh to push awareness of the Cambodian taxation system among the growing Chinese firms in the Kingdom.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Sokha Lawyers deny Working for Hun Sen

The legal team of Kem Sokha, the president of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Wednesday complained of being attacked by supporters of Sam Rainsy, his fellow party co-founder.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

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.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

NGOs call for Speedy Passage of Information Freedom Law

A group of 19 non-governmental organisations and associations have urged the Kingdom’s legislative and executive bodies to expedite the passage of a draft law on freedom of information, which the group said had been delayed for years.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

Cases at Court in push to tackle Jail Overcrowding

A working group established to streamline court procedures, with the aim of resolving prison overcrowding, last week began sending cases to municipal and provincial courts throughout the country, Ministry of Justice spokesman Chin Malin said on Wednesday.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

Rights Committee in UPR Review

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) led a delegation to participate in the 32nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, for the third time, it said in a press release issued on Friday. It said Cambodia had already submitted documents last November for the review.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Government to follow Court’s wishes should Rainsy make a Return

A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he were to return to Cambodia.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Law Book giveaway a ‘Win-Win’

At least 50,000 copies of law books were given away during the inauguration of the Win-Win Monument, in a move to showcase the country’s legal accomplishments since the end of the civil war 20 years ago.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Assembly Lawmakers propose Amendment to Election Law

Ninety-two lawmakers have called for an amendment to the Law on Municipal, Provincial, Town, District and Khan Council Elections in a drive to further “unify the nation” and improve the effectiveness of sub-national governance, a high-ranking government official said on Wednesday.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

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SEC urges Public to scrutinize Firms before investing

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - As it intensifies the crackdown on suspected investment scams, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised prospective investors to scrutinize first the legitimacy of a company before making their investment decisions.

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

MANILA, Jun 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for the July 2 oral arguments on the writ of kalikasan suit filed by petitioners seeking assertive government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal.

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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