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Energy ministry targeting illegal mining in Mondulkiri

The Ministry of Mines and Energy is committed to ending unregulated mining in Mondulkiri’s Mesam area, promoting legal practices to boost employment, increase national revenue and reduce environmental and societal impacts, according to the ministry. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/energy-ministry-targeting-illegal-mining-in-mondulkiri

New $21M NEC building set for Oct 2025 completion

The National Election Committee (NEC) January 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new office building, constructed on land acquired by the government from Kong Korm, a former opposition leader. The site is located on Sothearos Street in Tonle Bassac commune in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-21m-nec-building-set-for-oct-2025-completion

PM outlines five-point strategy to fight corruption

Prime Minister Hun Manet has outlined five new strategies to promote reform of governance and the fight against corruption in public administration. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501403234/pm-outlines-five-point-strategy-to-fight-corruption/

Ministry of Education ensures fairness in marking Bac II papers

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is taking care to ensure the accuracy and transparency of the Bac II examination marking process. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501391652/ministry-of-education-ensures-fairness-in-marking-bac-ii-papers/

Minister outlines principles of grade 12 exams

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron has reiterated that this year’s grade 12, or baccalaureate, exams will be held according to the “principles of law, justice, transparency and acceptable results”. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-outlines-principles-grade-12-exams

One month for members of new govt to declare their assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has stipulated that all new lawmakers and other members of the government, including, secretaries of the state, advisors and assistants, who had never held public positions previously must declare their assets and liabilities within 30 days of taking office as of ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501352552/one-month-for-members-of-new-govt-to-declare-their-assets/

ACU chalks up 21,640 Jan 2023 asset declarations

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) announced that it received 273 state-mandated declarations of assets and liabilities on January 20, bringing the total to 21,640. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-chalks-21640-jan-2023-asset-declarations

Ministry official accused of $390K embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has arrested Lay Samnang, former deputy director of the Finance and Supply Department under the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, for allegedly embezzling nearly $390,000 of state funds. ...

Samban Chandara and Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-accused-390k-embezzlement

Anti-Corruption Unit closes probe into ex-governor’s flooded forest grab

The Anti-Corruption Unit closed its investigation into a Kampong Chhnang ex-governor whose vast tracts of protected flooded-forest land were confiscated amid a crackdown on illegal encroachment. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/anti-corruption-unit-closes-flooded-forest-case-against-ex-governor/

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

Director of nat’l park accused of Koh Kong land grab

Sak Setha, permanent secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior, issued a letter requesting that Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phuthong resolve a dispute over more than 5ha of land between the director of the Botum Sakor National Park and a resident. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/director-natl-park-accused-koh-kong-land-grab

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

Kingdom’s efforts to prevent money laundering stepped up for ‘grey list’ exit

The National Committee to Combat Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction has instructed all units acting as judicial authorities to set up standard operating procedures and cooperate with relevant institutions in their investigations. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-efforts-prevent-money-laundering-stepped-grey-list-exit

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

30,000ha of wetlands encroached

Nearly 30,000ha of flooded forest land stretching across the six provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake have been illegally occupied or cleared by both ordinary citizens and in some cases public officials acting in a personal capacity. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30000ha-wetlands-encroached

ACU complaint against officials for land-grabbing

A group of families who tried to file a community property land title have filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit against Kampot provincial officials for conspiring to illegally sell their land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903660/acu-complaint-against-officials-for-land-grabbing/

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/

Villager representatives questioned in land dispute case

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on September 8 questioned two plaintiffs representing a group of families who filed a lawsuit against four officials and 13 local businessmen alleging that they engaged in bribery and forged documents to claim ownership of 100 hectares of land in ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/villager-representatives-questioned-in-land-dispute-case/

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

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/

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

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

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