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Prime Minister Hun Sen urges rapid adoption of Penal Code
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 , Written by « Chun Sophal »   

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged the justice Ministry to speed up efforts to adopt the new Penal Code-a crucial step towards the adoption of the long-awaited Anti-Corruption law.

“To ensure the government’s commitment...[to] strategic implementation of legislative and judicial reforms, the Ministry of Justice must proceed with… the implementation and introduction of other basic laws, especially the Penal Code,” Hun Sen told a national conference on the Civil and Penal Code held in Phnom Penh.

 

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Rights group launches online petition against land grabbing
Monday, 16 June 2008 , Written by « The Mekong Times »   

The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Committee (AHRC) has launched an online petition against land grabbing in Cambodia, where users can add their names to an open letter seeking intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians live in fear of forced evictions or have already been evicted, claims the letter, listed at the group’s website: www.ahrchk.net Humna rights abuses, such as false arrests and “brutal” beatings often accompany evictions, it adds.

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Pro-opposition editor bailed
Sunday, 15 June 2008 , Written by « Neth Pheaktra »   
After an arrested and detention that has provoked fierce international criticism, Dam Sith, editor-in chief of the pro-Sam Rainsy Moneaksekar Khmer newspaper, was yesterday released from Prey Sar Prison on bail.

 

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Hun Sen: ‘We cannot work without support
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 , Written by « Khem Sovandara »   

 “As you have seen, the CPP has a lot of human resources, but it sill needs other resources from [other parties to help develop the country]. However, if the whole opposition party wants to merge with the CPP, we cannot accept it because the political gap is too wide”

 

My language is easy to understand– namely ‘keeping the old and adding the new’ … As you have seen, the CPP has a lot of human resources, but it still needs other resources.

However, if the whole opposition [SRP] party wants to merge with the CPP, we can not accept it because the political gap is too wide.

 

The delay in adopting the long a waited anti-corruption law has been criticized by civil society, with the Cambodian Center for Human

Rights collecting over one million thumbprints in protest. Is the government doing enough to combat corruption?

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NGOs appeal for adoption of anti-corruption Law after election
Monday, 09 June 2008 , Written by « Chun Sophal »   

The Civil Society Against Corruption Coalition (CSACC), a group of 49 civil organizations, has appealed to all political parties competing in July’ s parliamentary election to wow to pass the long awaited anti-corruption law if they win.

“We want the 11 parties joining the national elections to promise that they will adopt the anti-corruption law by the first NA session following the formation of the government,” the CSACC told reporters at a press conference held yesterday in Phnom Penh.

 

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