Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Information law ‘on way in 3 years’

Information law ‘on way in 3 years’

In three years’ time, Cambodia will have legislation clearly outlining what government information is available to the general public, according to a recently signed memorandum of understanding.

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith and Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO’s representative to Cambodia, signed the memorandum on Friday. The MoU says that a $1 million package will fund the three-year process.

“We have never had this law, therefore it is necessary to have a clear explanation from international experts, and UNESCO will help to organise,” Kanharith told reporters at the Ministry of Information.

Sek Borisoth, technical adviser at the NGO Advocacy and Policy Institute, said yesterday that he hoped the law ensured access to as much information as possible. He saw the three-year time frame as positive.

“The most important aspect is the quality of the law,” Borisoth said. “I think that the government is spending a long time on this, because it will be a controversial discussion within the government.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

The final results from the National Election Committee for the June 4 commune elections show the Cambodian People’s Party taking 1,156 communes to

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s