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Council Defines Arms Licenses for Civilians

The Council of Ministers passed a sub-decree Friday allowing for the licensing of very limited arms and munitions by civilians.

Under the new sub-decree, civilians can apply for licenses of arms and munitions for sports, art, fireworks, and engineering.

The licensing follows the passage of the Cambodian Arms Law in April 2005 and the subsequent closure of several weapons reduction programs.

Article 4 of the Arms Law prohibits weapon possession, ownership and transport by civilians.