60,000 register to vote in one week

Nearly 60,000 people have registered to vote in next year’s national election during the first week of registration. Hang Puthea, spokesman for the National Election Committee, said yesterday that 59,185 people across the country went to register from September 1 to September 10. Voter registration runs ...

Khy Sovuthy

ACU to police public tender process

Corruption watchdogs yesterday called on the Cambodian government to stamp out corrupt practices within the public procurement process during the first public forum on the Kingdom’s Budget Law. Speaking at the forum at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Preap Kol, executive director of Transparency International ...

Chan Muyhong

CNRP boycotts vote on city procurement panel

The opposition CNRP walked out of a meeting of the Phnom Penh City Council in protest on Thursday after their CPP counterparts refused to delay a vote on replacing one of the seven members of the city’s procurement committee. ...

Mech Dara

Economic official in K Cham Hit and run

A car belonging to Ly Thida, the director of the Kompong Cham provincial department of economy and finance, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision Thursday in the province’s Choeung Prey district, a police official said. District deputy police chief Cheang Se said two people were ...

Hay Pisey

Standard forms aim for public bid transparency

The Ministry of Economy and Finance on Monday announced the release of standardised bidding forms for public contracts, a measure it said would increase transparency and accountability, though the opposition and Transparency International Cambodia offered more cautious assessments yesterday. According to a state media announcement, the ...

Stuart White

City Hall breaks ground on new 11-story $3.5 million office

The Phnom Penh Municipality has broken ground on a new 11-story $3.5 million building that is intended to house the city’s public services, the municipal spokesman said Monday. Long Dimanche said construction on the building, which is being erected on a 1,000 square meter plot of ...

Kuch Naren

Helicopters to ‘Protect’ government

As political deadlock continues, Minister of Defence Tea Banh yesterday used the unveiling of 12 Chinese-made military helicopters to announce that the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces stand “ready to protect” the government and constitution, following what he called “free and fair” elections in July. Speaking in ...

Vong Sokheng

ACU’s Denial of Graft Belied by Evidence

A recent claim by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that a public health officer accused of demanding bribes to manipulate lucrative contracts did nothing wrong contradicts admissions of illegal activity by both the government and the officer himself, according to interviews and email messages reproduced in ...

Zsombor Peter

Govt may sell medical services to Cambodia

The government will likely sell a Japanese-style medical service to Cambodia in a package that includes an emergency care center, a medical graduate school and an insurance system. The government has decided to seek a market for the medical service in emerging nations in the Association ...

The Japan News Staff

Fertilizer Scam Referred to Anti-Corruption Unit

The case of a Battambang provincial government official ac­cused of embezzling some $200,000 in state funds has been referred to the Anti-Corruption Unit in Phnom Penh, provincial officials said Thursday. Battambang Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Long Hokmeng said a two-week investigation into the case brought against ...

Eang Mengleng and Matt Blomberg

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