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Anti-corruption

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

Sar Kheng: Sub-national level budgets to be paid via bank to stop corruption

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng announced on Tuesday that the budgets for sub-national administrations next year will be paid via the bank to prevent corruption and ensure transparency. He also warned officials not to abuse power for personal gain. Sar Kheng was speaking at the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-sub-national-level-budgets-be-paid-bank-stop-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/

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