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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...