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Anti-corruption

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/

Former land director in pre-trial detention following ACU arrest

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday placed a former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial land management department in pre-trial detention after he was charged with abuse of power and committing forestry crimes during his two-year stint in office. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698582/former-land-director-in-pre-trial-detention-following-acu-arrest

Land official nabbed for graft

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) detained Noun Pok, the former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, on Sunday, on suspicion of corruption while in office from 2016 to 2018. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-official-nabbed-graft

National Strategic Development Plan to combat corruption

The government has introduced the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-23 which will focus on increasing awareness and reinforcing precautionary measures and strategies to crack down and combat corruption. The strategies come in conjunction with the increasing need for ministries and institutions to collaborate with the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-strategic-development-plan-combat-corruption

Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report

The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt. Government spokesperson Phay Siphan dismissed the latest Transparency International (TI) report as “just an advertisement of NGOs to promote their own interests”. Released on Thursday, the report puts Cambodia near the bottom ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-slams-ngo-over-2019-corruption-report

Officials declare assets, debts

As of January 4, nearly 8,000 of some 20,000 government officials have declared their assets and debts and submitted the relevant documents to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). This follows an ACU notice on October 17, last year, to nearly 50 ministries and institutions in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-declare-assets-debts

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