A lot of controversy and debate has erupted in the public sphere since the results of the controversial 2018 general elections led to an absolute victory of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which attained total control over the National Assembly by winning 125 out of 125 seats in the lower house of the legislature.Read More
A “floating charge” under English law is a creature of equity that allows creditors to take security over the fluctuating assets of a debtor without hindering the debtor’s capability to sell and dispose of their assets until an event of default occurs.Read More
These questions often come up frequently during our discussions with investors and their legal counsel: (1) whether their contractual relationships in Cambodia can be governed by foreign law, such as English law or Singapore law?; and (2) will Cambodian courts enforce such agreements?
The question of how Khmers view and practice “justice” is a highly complex one and has been the subject of investigation by numerous authors and academicians who have taken the tortuous path to shed light on the culture and inner workings of Cambodian society. Instead, in this post I intend to specifically address the use of the Khmer term “យុត្តិធម៌” (/yutte-tʰoa/; Pali: yutti dhamma; Sanskrit: yukti-dharma, युक्ति धर्म) which is the closest reference to, and is often translated as, the term “justice” in the English language.Read More
The website of the Constitutional Council of the Kingdom of Cambodia is a valuable source of information on the organization of the body that has been tasked as the highest authority on the interpretation of the Constitution of Cambodia. The Khmer version of the website, however, includes a page that contains a description of the emblem (“និមិត្តសញ្ញា”) of the body. There is no translation of the text in the English language on the website. I have translated the text below to the best of my understanding.Read More
As a student of the Khmer language, I am fascinated by the nuances and subtle differences which exist in the manner formal Khmer language is used to convey ideas and concepts expressed in other languages such as English and French. I will use this platform to sporadically post my thoughts on these issues. Please feel free to comment or leave your observations below.Read More
SALUTATION unto the Glorious Ganesha!
May that lord of the earth be ever attended with victory over his internal and external enemies, through whose Regal power this world is stationed in the paths of rectitude; who is rich in his wealth of learning and is god-like in prosperity; and lastly who equitably inflicts punishment on those deserving it.Read More