PM Hun Sen Orders Law on Access to Information to be Completed and Approved by 2020

(Phnom Penh): Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the long-awaited law on access to information must be completed and approved by the legislative branch by 2020 as it has been in the drafting and reviewing process for no less than seven years.

He added that the draft law on access to information drafted by the Ministry of Information is now reviewing by the Ministry of Justice on penalties for violation against the law. Hence, it should not take long to arrive the cabinet.

He made the remarks while presiding over the annual meeting with journalists on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2020 with participation of nearly 5,000 journalists at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center, hosted by the Ministry of Information.

This is the 4th meeting between the Prime Minister and journalists which a significant forum to listen and provide feedback, and to strengthen solidarity and cooperation in the field of media.

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