Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ministry of Justice meets to talk ‘results’

Ministry of Justice meets to talk ‘results’

Ministry of Justice meets to talk ‘results’

Coming amid several high-profile arrests of opposition members and human rights workers, top court officials and judicial police met in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss boosting the sector’s performance.

Presided over by Appeal Court prosecutor-general Ouk Savuth, the group discussed issues ranging from drug crime to prison conditions, said courts spokesman Ly Sophanna, who would not reveal whether a recently slated proposal to encourage communication between judges and the Ministry of Justice was on the table.

Sophanna kept his remarks general, saying the meeting achieved a good result. “We introduced some mechanisms for working together in order to gain better results in the future.”

In recent weeks, a slew of legal cases have been brought against members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, rights group Adhoc, an election official and a United Nations worker.

Critics have long accused the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of using the courts to persecute its opponents.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship

    Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du

  • EDC tackles power shortfall

    Electrcite Du Cambodge (EDC) on Monday issued a statement updating the public on its efforts to tackle insufficient electricity supplies during the ongoing dry season. Reductions in electricity prices have resulted in a steady increase in consumers in the Kingdom, while local and international investors

  • Woman who scaled Cambodia’s three highest peaks eyes Everest

    One of the very few Cambodian women to have successfully reached the Kingdom’s three highest peaks is now eyeing Malaysia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, and potentially even the world’s tallest straddling Nepal and China, Mount Everest. While in many Western countries it

  • Cheap, clean and efficient: The firm leading Cambodia’s solar revolution

    Sitting in her bright and airy 17th floor office, Rithya Menon, Okra Smart Solar’s lead firmware engineer, checks the frequently updating data telling her everything about how well their community services are operating. “I saw in the data that there was a problem with