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

ACU boss’s life ‘threatened’

The head of the country’s anti-graft body has said he has received two death threats since the unit responsible for directing investigations into public and private-sector corruption was established in 2010. ...

May Titthara

Pailin’s ex-governor denies $400,000 corruption claim

Pailin province’s ex-governor and provincial council president Y Chhien yesterday denied corruption allegations against him, describing the claims as politically motivated. The two opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party members on the nine-seat provincial council accused Chhien in mid-October of misusing $400,000 in state funds and exploiting ...

Meas Sokchea

No background checks on exam monitors: ACU

None of the more than 5,000 independent observers recruited for this year’s national exams had background checks or their identity verified before they were allowed into testing centres, an official said yesterday. During this year’s newly reformed and cleaned-up grade 12 exam, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) ...

Pech Sotheary and Laignee Barron

Police accountant transferred following claims of corruption

A Kompong Thom provincial police officer has been moved to the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh while authorities investigate a CNRP provincial councilor’s claims that senior provincial police officials have been siphoning off parts of their subordinates’ salaries, officials said Sunday. ...

Mech Dara

High-level officials to get raises

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set for a monthly salary hike of more than $900 as part of sweeping changes to senior government and high-ranking civil servant bonuses, according to a new sub-decree. The document, dated October 13 and obtained by the Post yesterday, states that ...

Pech Sotheary and Shane Worrell

CNRP councillors call for ex-governor probe

Two Pailin provincial councillors are calling for a corruption probe of former governor and current council president Y Chhien, accusing him of using $400,000 “not transparently”, and possibly pocketing revenue from sales of natural resources. Cambodia National Rescue Party council members Ven Ra and Sou Dina ...

Meas Sokchea

Seven-year sentence follows ACU arrest

A corrupt former high-ranking official at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Judicial system is an obstacle to eliminate corruption

Weakness of the court system is a major obstacle in the fight against corruption which hampers the country’s development, a corruption expert said today. Chairman of Transparency International-Cambodia, Mr. Preap Kol said that because of the poor court system, it hard to get rid of corruption. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Police chief accused in $678k corruption case

Hy Narin, the Meanchey district police chief arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Tuesday, was questioned on Thursday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over allegations that he stole more than $600,000 from the state and its citizens during his eight years as police ...

Khuon Narim

Cambodia's anti-graft agency receives 728 complaints in 9 months

The Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) had received 728 corruption-related complaints in the first nine months of this year, down 16 percent from the same period last year, the agency said in a statement on Sunday. “From January to September 2014, the ACU had received a total ...

Global Post News Staff

ACU arrests reporters and construction worker

The government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday arrested two reporters and a construction worker in Kampot City for their alleged role in extorting a deputy provincial governor, officials and a colleague of one of the suspects said Sunday. ...

Mech Dara

Cambodia's anti-graft chief rebukes report on weak credibility system

Om Yintieng, Chairman of Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, on Tuesday afternoon vehemently rejected an NGO report claiming that the country’s integrity system is weak and requires significant improvement. The official’s remarks came after the TI Cambodia, a branch of the Berlin-based TI, released its 233-page assessment ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Hun Sen says business breeds bribes

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended his government, saying its reputation for corruption is undeserved, laying blame on the private sector for initiating the bribe process and calling out international development partners for applying double standards. Speaking at the Eighth Regional Conference of Anti-Corruption Intiative for ...

Chan Muyhong

ACU chief applauds teachers, threatens jail time at 2nd exam

Anti-corruption czar Om Yentieng on Wednesday applauded high school teachers for overseeing the nation’s cleanest-ever national exam earlier this month, but warned that jail time awaited anyone who is found to be corrupt at the second round of exams in October. ...

Phann Ana

ACU calls in officials over pepper shakedown

Two forestry administration officials who were arrested and detained in Kratie province for extorting money from pepper farmers were transferred to Phnom Penh on Tuesday upon the request of the Anti-Corruption Unit, officials said. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Iron fist to eliminate ghost staff in the government institutions

The head of Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), Oum Yingtieng, has officially announced their mission to catch “Corruption Ghosts” that has been lurking and sucking the government’s blood relentlessly. Prior to the campaign, Tieng puts forth a notice to all state institutions that they have 3 months to ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

30 pct of students passes high school exam in Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that an estimated 30 percent of the 93,456 applicants passed their high school graduation exam early this month because the country took strict measures to enhance the quality of education sector. ...

Global Post News Staff

Biz guided to end corruption

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) held its first consultation meeting with the private sector on Friday over a proposed new anti-corruption guidebook, encouraging firms to police themselves in the absence of any official regulation. According to Om Yentieng, head of the ACU, the new Guide on Anti ...

Chan Muyhong

Corrupt ghosts to be caught

The Anti-Corruption Unit announced campaign Friday to clean up ghost names from the lists, according to president of the unit Oum Yingtieng. Tieng said that the campaign called ‘catch corrupt ghosts’ would be launched next week. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Police officer among 3 accused of cheating

The Anti-Corruption Unit has announced that three people, including a police officer, who were arrested last week in Svay Rieng province after posing as students taking the grade 12 national exam, have been charged with using false identities. In a statement released on Monday, the ACU ...

Chhay Channyda

Students who failed exam get second chance

As more than 90,000 students across the country sweat over results that will rule them in or out of university, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday announced that those who failed the tightly monitored 2014 national exam would be given a second chance to pass. ...

Matt Blomberg

Exam cleaner, but students still seek to cheat

The Education Ministry’s bid to rid the grade 12 national exam of cheating and bribery was hailed a success after the first day of testing Monday, with officials reporting only a few attempted cheats and no corrupted proctors. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, who spent ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg

Cambodian high school students start exams for university entrance

About 93,456 Cambodian high school students on Monday took the annual national high school graduation exams, which is a prerequisite for students to pursue their studies in a university level. “A total of 93,456 high school students are taking the exams at 154 centers with 3,779 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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