Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 14 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen instructed the Ministry of Information to push for a draft law on the right to information to be implemented in the upcoming seventh mandate or between 2024 or 2025.

The premier spoke at the 5th meeting with journalists at Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Center on Saturday evening.

Samdech added, the draft law is still pending because the Royal Government wants to gather opinions from all stakeholders so that this new law benefits everyone.

"With regard to the law on the right to information, it is certain that there are only a few months left until the election, so we expect the law on the right to information to come in effect in the seventh mandate or between 2024 and 2025," the premier underlined.

According to information minister Khieu Kanharith, the draft law is under the review and revision of the Ministry of Justice.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information is studying and amending the Law on the Press to adapt to the draft law on access to information and related laws and regulations, and the new draft law, which is being prepared.