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Fears over Computer Crime Act changes

Latest changes to the Computer Crime Act have not been officially completed, but they have already gained considerable momentum. Many people are looking forward to moves by the National Legislative Assembly review panel that is responsible for revamping the law. But the reason for this does ...

Amended investment law offers tax incentives, shortens concession period

Amendments to the Investment Promotion Law offer more tax incentives and shorter investment concession periods in a bid to attract more investors while ensuring closer scrutiny of their operations. A draft amendment to the law, which was passed by the National Assembly last week, shortens ...

Disqualification law not intended to bully EC: Meechai

Chief constitution writer Meechai Ruchupan on November 16 said all independent agencies, including the Constitutional Court, would be treated equally regarding the disqualification of members as stipulated by new organic laws, adding the Constitution Drafting Commission had no intention to bully the Election Commission. The drafters ...

NA approves draft-amended Law on Government

The National Assembly approved a draft-amended Law on Government on November 8 that revises the mandates of the prime minister, ministers and some state departments. The amendments came after the Government Office was renamed the Prime Minister’s Office following the assumption of office of the new ...

Fifty officials sanctioned for corruption in Saravan

Fifty provincial authorities in southern Saravan province under investigation by inspection authorities have been found to have been receiving bribes over the past five years.​ The Provincial Committee of the State and Party Inspection, Mr Khamchan Chemsamone reported at the third meeting on work inspection ...

Media law approved, but needs more changes: Assembly

National Assembly members have called for media outlets, individuals and entities that operate within the industry to be more clearly defined by law to ensure the media contributes positively to national protection and development. Members highlighted these points when debating a draft amendment to the ...

Surrogacy ban lacks force of law

Anti-surrogacy advocates have welcomed the government’s recent stance to ban surrogacy in Cambodia, though legal experts have warned that the shady practice could still continue if the prohibition is not enshrined in law. In a ministry directive, or prakas, signed October 24, Health Minister Mam ...

Revised charter submitted to govt

 The new constitution with a revised preamble has been submitted to the government for royal endorsement, the chief charter drafter said on November 2. Constitution Drafting Commission chairman Meechai Ruchupan said two changes have been made to reflect the current situation following the passing of ...

Tobacco law loophole under review

The Excise Department may ask the government to allow the legal import of electronic cigarettes and baraku, which would be taxed like cigarettes, says director-general Somchai Poolsavasdi. He said the department has noticed a loophole in the current tobacco law, which does not define these products ...

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