Noise 10 pm-5 am Could Be Banned Under New Draft Law

Phnom Penh: The draft law on public order may prohibit citizens from making a noise after 10 pm. 

Mr. Ouk Kimlek, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior gave an example that if people have a gathering to drink, sing and dance after 10 pm and become a nuisance to the neighbors, the authorities will go down issue a first warning. However, in case of repeat offenses, the authorities will take further action as stipulated in the law.

Speaking to the media recently, the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Interior explained: “The draft law stipulates that the people must do (…) by 10 pm, no more than this. But if in a special case, such as a wedding or a big gathering, something that needs to be sung and danced beyond 10 pm, they can report to the authorities to help not to hurt the neighbors.”

 Chapter 4 of the Draft Law on Public Order, Part 1, which deals with “quietness” in Article 16 states: Activities that disturb the tranquility are prohibited, for example: A. The use of loud noise can disturb others. B. The use of loud words “Doing business causes loud noises to disturb others.”
 Article 17 also states: “Any noise that disturbs others must be stopped from 12 noon to 14 pm and from 22 pm to 5 am, except with the permission of the authorities.

Mr. Ouk Kimlek stressed that when the law comes into force, citizens can report it to the authorities if anyone makes a noise they find extremely annoying beyond 10 o’clock at night. 

In the past, some people caused noise to others by playing music, singing, dancing, and revving motorbikes and cars at night.

The draft law is now being reviewed and debated. THMEY

*Other chapters of the draft law involve nighttime alcohol sales and appropriate dress styles for men and women.

2 thoughts on “Noise 10 pm-5 am Could Be Banned Under New Draft Law

  • January 10, 2022 at 12:43 am

    which dept can I report this type issue?
    Does any email can be offered ?

    • March 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

      ភូមិដែលខ្ញុំរស់នៅសព្វថ្ងៃតែងតែមានសំឡេងរំខានជារឿយៗ ដូចជា ជួបជុំគ្នាផឹកសុី ច្រៀងខារ៉ាអូខេលើសម៉ោងដែលគេកំណត់ ពេលខ្លះច្រៀងសឹងតែរាល់ថ្ងៃផ្ទះនោះឈប់ច្រៀង ផ្ទះផ្សេងច្រៀងម្ដង មានពេលខ្លះ ច្រៀងតាំងពីព្រឹកដល់យប់ជ្រៅក៏មាន ហើយបើកសំឡេងខ្លាំងៗ និងបែបះមកខាងផ្ទះគេ ។ សម្លេងរំខានទាំងអស់នោះធ្វើអោយពួកខ្ញុំរៀនសូត្រមិនបាន ឈឺក្បាល មកដល់ផ្ទះចង់នៅស្ងាត់ក៏មិនបាន យប់ឡើងសម្រាកក៏មិនស្កប់ ។

      EDIT: The village where I live today is often noisy, such as gathering, drinking, singing karaoke overtime, sometimes singing almost every day, the house stops singing, other houses sing once, sometimes singing from morning till late at night. There was a loud bang and a thud coming to their house. All the noise made us not study, we did not have a headache when we got home, we did not want to be quiet at night, we could not get enough rest at night.


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