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Anti-corruption

PM outlines five-point strategy to fight corruption

Prime Minister Hun Manet has outlined five new strategies to promote reform of governance and the fight against corruption in public administration. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403234/pm-outlines-five-point-strategy-to-fight-corruption/

One month for members of new govt to declare their assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has stipulated that all new lawmakers and other members of the government, including, secretaries of the state, advisors and assistants, who had never held public positions previously must declare their assets and liabilities within 30 days of taking office as of ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352552/one-month-for-members-of-new-govt-to-declare-their-assets/

Cambodia removed from the FATF’s grey list

Cambodia has been taken off the grey list of the global money-laundering and terrorist-financing watchdog, having worked to curb money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing in the country. ...

Torn Chanritheara
https://cambodianess.com/article/cambodia-removed-from-the-fatfs-grey-list

Cambodia perceived as highly corrupt, despite incremental improvement

Cambodia mildly improved its score on Transparency International’s 2022 corruption index released Tuesday, but remains considered among the most corrupt countries globally. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/cambodia-perceived-as-highly-corrupt-despite-incremental-improvement/

Cambodia inches up ‘corruption perceptions index’

Cambodia ranks 150 of 180 countries in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2022, an improvement over 2021, when the country ranked 157th. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501230310/cambodia-inches-up-corruption-perceptions-index/

Cambodia sees slight improvements on corruption index

Cambodia’s global corruption core has slightly improved with it receiving 24 out of 100 in the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which was released today by Transparency International (TI), placing it 150th out of the 180 countries. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-corruption-index

ACU chalks up 21,640 Jan 2023 asset declarations

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) announced that it received 273 state-mandated declarations of assets and liabilities on January 20, bringing the total to 21,640. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-chalks-21640-jan-2023-asset-declarations

Ministry official accused of $390K embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested Lay Samnang, former deputy director of the Finance and Supply Department under the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, for allegedly embezzling nearly $390,000 of state funds. ...

Samban Chandara and Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-accused-390k-embezzlement

Thai Senate delegates in Cambodia to discuss anti-graft co-op

A delegation from Thailand’s Senate was in Phnom Penh on September 28 to meet their Cambodian counterparts to discuss strategies for fighting corruption and enhancing cooperation. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/thai-senate-delegates-cambodia-discuss-anti-graft-co-op

ACU urged to probe Phnom Tamao land irregularities

Baitong Warriors, a local environment activist group, have submitted a letter to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities concerning more than 2,000ha of the Tamao Mountain forest reserve following news of a dairy farm’s relocation to the area. ...

Pann Rethea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urged-probe-phnom-tamao-land-irregularities

Tuol Kork residents receive free check-ups, treatments

The Ministry of Health – in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) – organised a one-day event on May 9 to provide free general health check-ups, examinations and treatment services to people living in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tuol-kork-residents-receive-free-check-ups-treatments

Anti-money laundering laws relayed in campaign

An awareness campaign communicating the details of two new anti-money laundering laws launched by several ministries has been underway ahead of Cambodia’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluation, in which the Kingdom is expected to be removed from the organisation’s money laundering “grey list”.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-money-laundering-laws-relayed-campaign

ACU urged to provide more detailed report on graft-related complaints

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) received 50 graft-related complaints last year, of which 28 were anonymous. The figures were released during a meeting of the National Anti-Corruption Council on January 31. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urged-provide-more-detailed-report-graft-related-complaints

Cambodia improves in Corruption Perceptions Index

Cambodia scored a 21 out of 100 on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020, a one point improvement over last year’s score. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808341/cambodia-improves-in-corruption-perceptions-index/

ACU receives 20K asset declarations

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said it had received nearly 20,000 declarations of assets and liabilities from officials across all ministries and provincial administrations in a period of just 10 days, from January 1 to 10. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-receives-20k-asset-declarations

Five officials under fire for land grabs

A judge, a deputy prosecutor, two high-ranking-military officials and a district land management official have had a complaint filed against them for alleged corruption, abuse of power and grabbing six hectares of land in Oddar Meanchey province in 2016. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797742/five-officials-under-fire-for-land-grabs/

Ex-land director gets seven years in prison

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Nuon Pok, the former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to seven years in prison and fined him 100 million riel ($25,000) for abuse of power and other corruption charges. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-land-director-gets-seven-years-prison

‘No to corruption amid state-land distribution’: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned of legal action against anyone caught taking advantage of state-mandated land distributions, two days after he ordered several ministries to oversee the transfer of state-protected land to its long-term occupants. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741609/no-to-corruption-amid-state-land-distribution-pm/

Deputy governor in graft probe

Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat was questioned by the anti-corruption unit (ACU) in Phnom Penh on Wednesday about land corruption in Koas Krala district involving Oknha Sorng Thorn. ACU head Om Yentieng told The Post on Thursday said the probe is ongoing and there ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-governor-graft-probe

Anti-Corruption Unit probes oknha over land case in Battambang

Oknha Sorng Thorn, the owner of 5,000ha which covers a fourth of Koas Krala district in Battambang province, was taken in for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Saturday in regards to corruption allegations. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-corruption-unit-probes-oknha-over-land-case-battambang

Kol: Political will needed to fight ‘graft’ in the Kingdom

Before former Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) executive director Preap Kol stepped down earlier this month, he delivered a 17-minute speech sharing his views on the fight against corruption in the Kingdom. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kol-political-will-needed-fight-graft-kingdom

Fighting corruption in business

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) yesterday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Business Association in Cambodia (JBAC), to build trust and create a better investment environment for Japanese companies and other investors in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706190/fighting-corruption-in-business/

More than 70 money laundering cases uncovered since global watchdog’s grey listing

After global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force placed the Kingdom on its grey list last year, the Interior Ministry has cracked down on 75 cases, seized about $8 million and confiscated nearly 3,000 vehicles. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702059/more-than-70-money-laundering-cases-uncovered-since-global-watchdogs-grey-listing/

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