Law and judiciary

Legal framework

Law enforcement officers learn how to investigate transnational cybercrimes

Twenty-three law enforcement officers from Australia, Asia and Europe are in Hà Nội for the next three weeks for the 44th Asia Region Law Enforcement Management Programme (ARLEMP). The officers will study management, communication and cultural topics, and develop their skills in investigating transnational cybercrime, ...

VNS Reporter

Pickups allowed to carry passengers until new rules done: police

Senior police are pressing the Land Transport Department for new regulations that would allow pickups to carry passengers, not just cargo, in cabs or beds – as long as they have safety belts installed. Until the new regulations are issued, police have no plan to ...

Thingyan permits will be revoked if resold

Mandalay authorities warned that they will revoke Thingyan pandal permits that are resold to third parties by winning bidders. Mandalay City Development Committee revenue department head U Win Maung said the authority was now auctioning off the building permits for pandals near the Mandalay moat, ...

Xayaboury banana farms ordered to cease operations

Five companies with banana plantations in Xayaboury province have been ordered to stop growing the fruit, but can still plant other replacement crops in compliance with regulations. Four of the companies affected are Chinese backed with banana farms located around the villages of Phonthong, Namtuan, ...

China MoU to help ‘reform’ judiciary

China has signed an agreement to assist the Kingdom with judicial reforms and to share expertise in overhauling such systems, though one international expert on September 27 cautioned that China shouldn’t be considered “a model for justice reform in Cambodia”. Under the five-year agreement, signed on September ...

Calls for new property investment law

Real estate associations have proposed amending the Law on Land and the Law on Trading Real Estate to create favourable conditions for investors in property investment. Le Hoang Chau, chairman of HCM City Real Estate Association, said the association proposed amending the two laws to permit ...

Gov’t halts building of Koh Rong island port

“The company has the legal right to invest in Koh Rong from the state, but on June 7, the provincial working group had to stop the construction of the port of tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group because it was illegal,” said Sihanoukville City Governor Y Sokleng, ...

New law bans beggars, permits buskers

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly has approved law that bans street beggars but will allow buskers provided they have a licence. The military-appointed assembly approved the Begging Control Act by 178 votes to two with seven abstentions. The law forbids all begging and sets out punishments for anyone who ...

Rainsy hit with third court case in three weeks

National Assembly President Heng Samrin has become the latest government official to accuse opposition leader Sam Rainsy of defamation, with a lawyer for the ex-president filing a complaint against Mr. Rainsy over false claims that the 1980s communist regime sentenced King Norodom Sihanouk to death. Mr. ...

Japanese defense chief to visit Vietnam this week: report

  Gen Nakatani, head of the Japan Defense Agency, will visit Vietnam from November 5-7 at the invitation of Minister of National Defense Phung Quang Thanh, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. His Vietnam visit would follow the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus, to be held from ...

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