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Minor fraud prompts hard prison sentence

A former civil servant was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison by Kampong Cham Provincial Court for stealing the pensions of 10 retired teachers – a total of $500 – in March 2012. Mang Yusreng, former chief of the Social Affairs Office in Srei ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minor-fraud-prompts-hard-prison-sentence

Police embezzlement claims ‘baseless,’ police official says

Svay Rieng provincial police Thursday publicly defended a district police official accused of corruption after conducting their own investigation into the claims. According to a report published by the local news website CEN on April 7, Svay Chrum district deputy police chief Meas Soeun embezzled money ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-embezzlement-claims-baseless-police-official-says-56704/

Cintri defends fee irregularities to Anti-Corruption Unit

The company responsible for collecting Phnom Penh’s trash has defended its erratic pricing structure in response to an inquiry from the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), which says that numerous complaints have been filed by small business owners. The ACU sent a letter to Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd. on ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cintri-defends-fee-irregularities-to-anti-corruption-unit-56153/

Ministry, ACU continue campaign for clean high school exam

The Education Ministry’s crusade to clean up the national high school exam continued Wednesday, with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) releasing a statement inviting concerned parties to monitor exams in August and warning that cheats would be failed and effectively banned from sitting again for two ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-acu-continue-campaign-for-clean-high-school-exam-55667/

Education official says don’t jail exam cheats

A senior Education Ministry official on Thursday said that jailing students caught cheating, as threatened by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Tuesday, was the wrong approach to cleaning up the national high school exam. Instead, he called for a budget increase to offset losses that teachers ...

Matt Blomberg and Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/education-official-says-dont-jail-exam-cheats-55135/

Exam proctors promised pay boost

The Ministry of Education is promising to pay national exam proctors double the fees earned last year in its newest move to stymie widespread bribes exchanged for exam answers or inflated scores. Previously, proctors earned an average salary of 190, 000 riel ($47.50) over the three-day ...

Chhay Channyda, P.4
http://phnompenhpost.com

Former clerk from Banteay Meanchey jailed

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced a former Banteay Meanchey provincial court clerk to two years in jail after finding him guilty on corruption and bribery charges brought by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/former-clerk-from-banteay-meanchey-jailed-55008/

ACU says tainted health officials were never investigated

An official with the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said Tuesday that staff there were specifically instructed not to investigate allegations of large-scale bribery inside the Health Ministry so that the unit could settle the case out of court. On Sunday, ACU chief Om Yentieng told reporters ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-says-tainted-health-officials-were-never-investigated-54909/

ACU Threatens Jail for Students Caught Cheating

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will join with the Ministry of Education this year to curb cheating during national-level high school and junior high exams, according to ACU chairman Om Yentieng. In order to eliminate old habits of purchasing answer sheets and paying bribes to exam monitors, ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-threatens-jail-for-students-caught-cheating-54933/

ACU Says Police Chief Stole Money

The Anti-Corruption Unit revealed that a district police chief and his deputy in Kampot province who were arrested last week made more than $64,000 by embezzling money, taking bribes and stealing from his subordinates. Srun Lam, Banteay Meas district police chief, and his deputy, Mok Hort, ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-says-police-chief-stole-money-54874/

ACU tackles exam cheats

Cheating on national grade nine and 12 exams – which has been rampant in the past – just got harder. The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) announced yesterday that it will enlist the services of independent NGOs, civil society groups and private companies to monitor the more than ...

Chhay Channyda and Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-tackles-exam-cheats

Hor Namhong’s Son denies nepotism or abuse of power

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) released a statement Tuesday in which Hor Sothoun, the eldest son of Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong, defended himself against complaints of nepotism, abuse of power and mishandling of overtime bonuses in his position as permanent secretary-general in his father’s ministry. The ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hor-namhongs-son-denies-nepotism-or-abuse-of-power-54451/

Phnom Penh Court hears case of corrupt clerk

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday heard the case of a Banteay Meanchey court clerk accused of corruption and bribe-taking by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). In February last year, the ACU arrested 28-year-old Suong Sok Heng, a clerk for provincial prosecutor Phan Vanroath, after they ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-court-hears-case-of-corrupt-clerk-54472/

Three on trial over ‘bribery’

Three people, including a former court clerk, stood trial yesterday, accused of unlawfully using court positions to conduct threats and bribery in Banteay Manchey province last year. Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Sous Sam Ath said former clerk at Banteay Meanchey provincial court Suong Sok ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-trial-over-%E2%80%98bribery%E2%80%99

Fisherman files Anti-Corruption Unit complaint

A fisherman who survived a deadly collision after his boat smashed into a towboat off the south coast earlier this year filed a complaint Tuesday with the Anti-Corruption Unit, accusing a Koh Kong Prov­incial Court judge and his clerk of corruption after the judge allowed ...

Phorn Bopha and Hay Pisey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fisherman-files-anti-corruption-unit-complaint-54197/

Economic police officers charged for taking payment

Two Phnom Penh economic police officers were charged with misappropriation of public funds Tuesday by the municipal court and placed in pretrial detention at Prey Sar prison, according to court staff. Theng Ramy, a clerk for the court’s prosecution office, identified the charged officers as Sok ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/economic-police-officers-charged-for-taking-payment-53534/

Two officials convicted of defrauding farmer

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced two government officials to three years in prison, with one year suspended, after they were found guilty of aggravated fraud. Nuon Sarath, 42, a former officer from the Justice Ministry’s civil department, and Keo Sophal, 48, a former ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/two-officials-convicted-of-defrauding-farmer-52469/

Warrant for missing tax man

The Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday ordered the arrest and imprisonment of a former Preah Vihear province tax official who was convicted in absentia in December and sentenced to three years in prison for exploiting his position for personal gain. According to the ACU’s announcement, former provincial ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/warrant-missing-tax-man

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