On March 25, the Ministry of the Interior organized a workshop to popularize the law relating to the fight against the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
The virtual workshop was led by State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Bun Honn, and was attended by 377 officials and participants from 147 NGOs, according to the ministry’s press release on the results of the workshop.
“It was organized to build the capacity of law enforcement officials and to integrate the law with associations and NGOs to ensure their participation in law enforcement … to fulfill the tasks set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate WMD Proliferation Financing,” the statement read.
The workshop explained the content of the law, with particular emphasis on sanctions and the application of the UN Sanctions Resolution. Participants also exchanged ideas on the content of the law, legal procedures and reporting entity requirements.
“Participants now understand the content of the law and the relevant legal standards, including the procedures necessary to accomplish the tasks required of reporting entities by law. Participants were encouraged to make the law known to their colleagues and the general public to help ensure effective law enforcement,” the statement read.
In 2020, Cambodia enacted the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Laws, and the Law on Countering the Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction along with other relevant legislation in the purpose of combating crimes in accordance with legal standards required by the FATF to remove Cambodia from its 2019 “grey list” for money laundering.