The senate on September 20 unanimously passed (38-0) two draft laws authorising the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and the bilateral Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).
Prime Minister Hun Sen said “some superpowers” and their allies had continued to interfere in Cambodia’s internal affairs through the implementation of double standards regarding democracy and respect for human rights.
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued a warning that Cambodia will be affected by the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure system, from September 22-26 along the Dangrek mountains. Floods have already inundated villages in Banteay Meanchey province.
Minister of national defense Tea Banh issued a circular on September 20 calling on all owners of private vehicles bearing Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) number plates or special command number plates to pay taxes and duties on their vehicles or face legal action.
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak plans to lead a delegation to South Korea next month to sign the Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), if the Covid-19 situation permits, according to a senior official.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has made a public request that the judiciary consider withdrawing an arrest warrant for Seng Sary, a political analyst and social development researcher facing prosecution for comments he made recently on social media.