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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

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

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

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

Forest activists call for seizure of assets from corrupt officials

Civil society and forest protection activists on Monday called for officials in the government and armed forces guilty of corruption and exploiting state property to be removed from their positions and have their assets frozen. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-call-seizure-assets-corrupt-officials

Order called for national exams

The Ministry of Interior has called on the governors of Phnom Penh and the provinces to collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and specialised institutions to ensure security, safety and order during this year’s Grade 12 national examinations on August 19-20. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/order-called-national-exams

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

Seized M’kiri timber put up for auction, starting bid firmly set at 1.4B riel

The government’s Auction Committee has announced a public auction of more than 1,500 cubic metres of illegally logged timber at a starting price of some 1.4 billion riel (approximately $353,000). This is based on a June 6 announcement by the Ministry of Environment’s General Department ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seized-mkiri-timber-put-auction-starting-bid-firmly-set-14b-riel

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

Over 100,000 Kingdom high school students sit exams

A Total of 117,062 students sat for their high school examinations nationwide on Monday, braving incessant rains and the marauding floods in some provinces, said the Ministry of Education. And the number of candidates this year was much higher compared to last year’s 103,112 students. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100000-kingdom-high-school-students-sit-exams

National exam monitors recruited

The Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday started registering volunteer observers for the Grade 12 National Exam to monitor the process and guard against cheating. The ACU said it needed between 4,500 and 5,000 volunteer observers for the August 20 exam. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510375/national-exam-monitors-recruited/

B Keila representatives demand settlements

Thirteen people representing 20 Borey Keila families gathered in front of the headquarters of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday, demanding the two institutions accelerate the settlement. Each of the affected families is demanding accommodation in Andong village on the outskirts ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/b-keila-representatives-demand-settlements

Cambodia drops in graft index, taking bottom spot in Asean for third year running

A global corruption perceptions index has ranked Cambodia 161st out of 180 countries, with the report specifically pointing to weak press freedoms and NGO protections as facilitators of graft – issues that commentators have repeatedly raised as concerns in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-drops-graft-index-taking-bottom-spot-asean-third-year-running

Whistleblower law nearly done: ACU

Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) boss Om Yentieng has said the Kingdom’s whistleblower and witness protection draft law was nearly complete, while at the same time lashing out at Transparency International Cambodia for not assisting in the process, something the group flatly denied. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/whistleblower-law-nearly-done-acu

ACU says US more corrupt than Cambodia

The chairman of the Anti-Corruption Unit gave a press conference yesterday in which he claimed that corruption was present in every country, and was worse in the United States than in Cambodia.   ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098128/acu-says-us-corrupt-cambodia/

Money laundering fight stepped up

The Anti-Corruption Unit is to launch a 15-month campaign against money laundering to keep Cambodia off an international blacklist. The ACU held a workshop yesterday on ways to fight money laundering with 48 of its own officials, along with police and court officials. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087807/money-laundering-fight-stepped/

Global Fund donates $98m despite graft investigation

Global Fund will provide $98 million to fight malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs from 2018 to 2020, an official said on Thursday, with the donor seemingly banking on improved oversight to prevent alleged government fraud and nepotism it described as recently as March. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-donates-98m-despite-graft-investigation-132750/

Newly elected must declare assets: ACU

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has demanded that all new commune chiefs and councillors elected at the June 4 local elections submit asset declarations to the unit and reminded those who were re-elected to update their declarations. ...

Andrew Nachemson and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/newly-elected-must-declare-assets-acu

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