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DFDL/Mekong Law Group: Law Update

NATIONAL BUDGET
Revenues and expenses of the state budget shall be recorded in an account

of the national treasury.

Praka: Additional Accounts in Public Accounting Book (June 30, 2000).

Promulgation of Law on Liquidation of State Budget for Management in 1998 (July 30,

2000).

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CENSUS
The Royal Government observed that a number of ministries, institutions,

entities, and provinces/municipalities are ineffective in taking census of the Government

officials and has made recommendations.

Praka: Strengthening of Responsibility for Taking Census of Government Officials

(August 4, 2000)

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Creation of a National Committee for Consultation and Solution to Management

of Protected Natural Areas (July 24, 2000)

UNION AND WORKERS REPRESENTATIVES
Roles and Duties of Representatives of Workers and Unions (August 21,

2000)

LAND AND PROPERTY
The Circular prescribes five phases: Organization, Technical Operation,

Public Display of Adjudication Record, Decision on Adjudication Record and Issuance

of Ownership Certificate of Immovable Property.

Circular on Implementation of Procedures for Creation of Land Survey Registry and

Master Land List (July 20, 2000)

Letter re: Right to Possess Lands Surrounding the School of Agriculture in Kampong

Cham

(May 15, 2000)

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Royal Kram on Promulgation of Law on Extradition Treaty Between the Kingdom

of Cambodia and the People's Republic of China (July 25, 2000).

Royal Kram on Promulgation of Law on Approval of Agreement, Protocol, and Memorandum

of ASEAN (July 25, 2000).

This Law approved 27 agreements, protocols, and memorandums of understanding.

RUBBER INDUSTRY
In order to have rubber development progress quickly, the Royal Government

prescribes in the policy that "The Royal Government will encourage the farmers

to plant the rubber on the small plantation by providing credits and the rights to

possess appropriately. Prakas on Development of Family Rubber Plantation in Cambodia

(August 8, 2000)

CRACKDOWN ON TOY WEAPONS
The Phnom Penh Command Unit observed that some places display for sale

toys such as plastic guns, grenades, knives, lighters, and pens that look real and

may be used to commit crimes. All Khan Command Units shall take measures to ban the

sales of above-mentioned objects. Announcement re: Sales of Toy Weapons and Explosives

(August 18, 2000)

MORE LOCAL CONTENT ON TELEVISION
Private Television stations are required to provide more locally sourced

television programs to offset the high proportion of foreign programs being broadcast.

Announcement re: Request for All Private TV Stations to Broadcast Khmer Movies and

Videos (August 24, 2000)

FISHERIES ENFORCEMENT ON THAI SEA BORDER
Decision on Creation of a Committee for Suppression of Offenses and Inspection

of Fishing in Koh Kong and Along Cambodian-Thai Border (August 28, 2000)

GARBAGE REMOVAL IN PHNOM PENH
The Phnom Penh municipality has informed all people living and working

in Phnom Penh that garbage would be picked up between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm each evening.

Garbage should be bagged and must be kept off the street till collection time. It

cannot be left out overnight.

Announcement re: Time for Taking Out the Garbage (July 31, 2000).

MARKET FOR PHNOM PENH WATERFRONT
The Phnom Penh Governor informed Samdech Prime Minister that in order

to contribute to the development of the economy, tourism, and to promote the national

culture the Municipality has allocated a place for a walk-through market and parking

lots for business persons and farmers to sell their products along the river bank

from Chaktomuk Theater to Kumlong statute every Sunday.

Report on Walk-Through Market Project and Places for Sale of Artistic Objects (August

22, 2000)

TAXATION
Decision 007 (MEF) on Revision to the Composition of Mondolkiri Land Appraisal

and Valuation Subcommittee (July 31, 2000)

Decision 006 (MEF) on Addition to the Composition of Kep Land Appraisal and Valuation

Subcommittee (July 31, 2000)

Decision 005 (MEF) on Revision to the Composition of Siem Reap Land Appraisal and

Valuation Subcommittee (July 31, 2000)

Decision 004 (MEF) on Revision to the Composition of Kratie Land Appraisal and Valuation

Subcommittee (July 31, 2000)

NEW ELECTRICITY RATES
The new prices of electricity in Phnom Penh and Kandal province shall

be applied to electric bills beginning September 1, 2000, and are as follow per kilowatt

hour:

Citizens' residence: 1 to 50kwh/month usage - 350 riels; 51 to 100kwh/month - 550

riels, over 101kwh/month 650 Riels.

State Institutions - 750 Riels.

All types of NGO's offices, residences of foreigners, and embassies - 800 Riels.

Business premises rate varies dependant on size of business.

Announcement 1844 (EDC) Electricity Price Hike (August 10, 2000).

SECONDARY LEGAL SOURCES

TRAINING FOR WORKER REPRESENTATIVES
Project on Training Courses on Labor Law and Collective Bargaining for

Worker Representatives and Employer Representatives of the Garment and Footwear Sector

(July 27, 2000).

INSURANCE
Sets out rules for the insurance industry.

Draft Subdecree on Insurance (2000)

NGO ESTABLISHMENT
This law determines the procedures and conditions for creation, registration,

and operation of associations and NGOs. It applies to political parties, profit-seeking

organizations (editor's note: refers to groups such as collectives), employers association,

union, and NGO. The association is defined as a group of physical persons organized

by Khmer citizens for common goals to serve the both moral and material interests

of the members of the association without seeking private profit. An NGO is defined

as a group of physical persons organized by Khmer citizens to serve public interest

without seeking private profit.

Draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (2000).

This weekly law update is produced from material provided by Dirksen Flipse Doran

and Le (DFDL/Mekong Law Group). It has been edited for publication. A full version

is available via email subscription.

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