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Anti-corruption

ACU launches campaign to check public service provision

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has launched a campaign to check the provision of public services during the whole of next year. The campaign will be carried out at targeted service units of sub-national level administrations. The ACU has also taken further measures to strengthen the ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-launches-campaign-check-public-service-provision

Hun Sen reviews Supreme Council’s year-long work

Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives from more than 10 political parties on Wednesday met with the Supreme Council for Consultation and Recommendations to review the body’s work after one-year of operation. Writing on his official Facebook page, Hun Sen said he criticised laziness and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/hun-sen-reviews-supreme-councils-year-long-work

Pursat official allegedly stole more than $400K during tenure

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) uncovered that Pursat provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction director Liem Bunroeun illegally acquired more than $400,000 through corruption during his three-year tenure. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-official-allegedly-stole-more-400k-during-tenure

PM issues stern warning to corrupt officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned of termination and the seizure of properties from armed forces members and government officials found to be involved in corruption, illegal logging or land grabs. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50630155/pm-issues-stern-warning-to-corrupt-officials/

ACU presses charges against Koh Rong officials, seizes assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday said the land dispute between disgraced tycoon Sok Bun and 42 families on Koh Rong Island in Preah Sihanouk province was made up in an attempt to take over state land. During a press conference on Friday, ACU president ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-presses-charges-against-koh-rong-officials-seizes-assets

ACU urges councillors to declare assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has reminded newly-elected municipal, provincial, town and district councillors that they are obliged to declare their assets and debts within a maximum of 30 days after taking office or they will be forced to resign from office. But councillors who declared ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urges-councillors-declare-assets

Smith learns of Cambodia’s anti-corruption mechanism

Rhona Smith, the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur for Cambodia, met with a senior Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) official to learn about the agency’s methods and progress, and urged the government to step up its fight against corruption. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smith-learns-cambodias-anti-corruption-mechanism

Anti-Corruption Unit investigates wealth of sacked RCAF general

A probe was launched on Monday into the excessive wealth of the sacked commander of the Ratanakkiri provincial Military Police, Kim Reaksmey, despite no official complaint having been filed as yet, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) president Om Yentieng said. “Using our own authority and information available ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-corruption-unit-investigates-wealth-sacked-rcaf-general

Activist urges government to battle all levels of corruption

A prominent anti-corruption activist yesterday urged the government to properly address corruption in the Kingdom. On Tuesday, Transparency International ranked the Kingdom 161 out of 180 countries surveyed in its annual Corruption Perception Index. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50574461/activist-urges-government-to-battle-all-levels-of-corruption/

Kingdom last in Asean graft, critics claim ‘bias’

Released on Tuesday, Transparency International’s 2018 global Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Cambodia 161 out of 180 countries – the same ranking it held in 2017. But Cambodian government officials responded to the news by saying they cared little about the ranking, with some other observers ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kingdom-last-asean-graft-critics-claim-bias

Commander accused of corruption

A National Military Police taskforce has opened a corruption investigation against Brigadier General Kong Saokun, Preah Vihear provincial military police commander, who is suspected of funnelling about $20,000 from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/536087/commander-accused-of-corruption/

No bribes for promotions: Sar Kheng

In a bid to rid the country of corruption, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged CPP officials to eliminate the practice of paying bribes for promotions. At a CPP meeting in Prey Veng province yesterday, Mr Kheng said that the practice of paying for promotions ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533709/no-bribes-for-promotions-sar-kheng/

Former envoy to South Korea challenges court ruling on abuse-of-power conviction

Imprisoned former Ambassador Suth Dina appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday to challenge the procedures of the Appeal Court, where he attempted to get his five-year sentence for “abuse of power” and “unlawful exploitation” overturned in August. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-envoy-south-korea-challenges-court-ruling-abuse-power-conviction

Cambodia’s budget process slightly more transparent, but issues remain: report

Cambodia’s budget process was slightly more transparent last year than in previous years, according to a new report, though scant information is provided to the public over the course of the budget process, with few opportunities for public engagement and limited oversight in its creation. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-budget-process-slightly-more-transparent-issues-remain-report

Government advisor sacked

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday sacked an advisor who had been previously convicted in 2010 on fraud charges, according to an Interior Ministry proclamation.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099384/government-advisor-sacked/

ACU says US more corrupt than Cambodia

The chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit gave a press conference yesterday in which he claimed that corruption was present in every country, and was worse in the United States than in Cambodia.   ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098128/acu-says-us-corrupt-cambodia/

Abandoned documents at raided cockfighting ring suggest a network of local payoffs

A trove of documents left behind by law enforcement officials at a recently shuttered cockfighting ring allegedly owned by the nephew-in-law of Hun Sen appears to show organised payments to police and government officials across Kandal province. ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/abandoned-documents-raided-cockfighting-ring-allegedly-owned-hun-sens-law

Report targets corrupt business

Transparency International Cambodia yesterday released its first Business Integrity Country Agenda assessment report, aimed at reducing corruption and improving the overall business environment in the country. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096822/report-targets-corrupt-business/

Database to curb corrupt promotions

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun yesterday issued an order to have all police officials’ starting dates and ranks recorded in a computer database to avoid corrupt promotions.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40163/database-to-curb-corrupt-promotions/

Transparency International opens up to new members

The Cambodian arm of anti-corruption group Transparency International aims to get greater grassroots support for its work and turn itself into a “social movement” by opening up to individual and group memberships. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transparency-international-opens-new-members

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