The draft drug law

The draft drug law


{jathumbnail}

The trend of globalisation has both negative and positive impacts on Cambodia.

Drugs are one of the negative problems we’re facing today due to rapid modern development. It is a matter that young Cambodians are confronting as the confident future leaders of the country.

On November 25, the National Assembly approved the draft drug law, a comprehensive piece of legislation containing nine chapters and 125 articles.

Chan Hoeun, a lawyer, said that the new drug law has three objectives.

“The law is in place to prevent, stop, and combat drug crime and control every substance that is lawfully permitted for the purpose of medical practices and science, and guarantee that the actions taken by Cambodia are in accordance with the treaty and protocol of the United Nations in relation to drug control,” he said.

“When comparing between the old drug law and this new law, we see that the punishment is stricter than before, because conviction can lead to life-long imprisonment in jail if anyone is caught with over 80 grams of an illegal substance,” he added.

The draft law was sent to the Senate, for verification and approval, before being sent to the King to sign and declare.

According to the Cambodian Constitution, any law approved by the Assembly and signed by the King will be promulgated in Phnom Penh 10 days after the King’s signature. The law will be promulgated in the rest of Cambodia 20 days after the King’s signature.

Laws that are stipulated as urgent shall take effect immediately throughout Cambodia, according to the Constitution.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,