Council of Ministers authorises courts to allow asset freezing of forestry criminals

The Council of Ministers has authorised the courts to allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone involved in forestry crimes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khorn Savi

PM issues stern warning to corrupt officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned of termination and the seizure of properties from armed forces members and government officials found to be involved in corruption, illegal logging or land grabs. ...

Ben Sokhean

Preah Vihear villagers petition interior ministry over eight-year land dispute

Some 40 people representing 180 families from Kantuot commune in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district on Wednesday gathered at the Ministry of Interior to submit their complaint seeking intervention in a long-standing land dispute. The 180 families have been locked in an eight-year dispute ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Abandoned documents at raided cockfighting ring suggest a network of local payoffs

A trove of documents left behind by law enforcement officials at a recently shuttered cockfighting ring allegedly owned by the nephew-in-law of Hun Sen appears to show organised payments to police and government officials across Kandal province. ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen

Information Ministry official denies wrongdoing following anti-corruption body’s allegations

A Ministry of Information department director denied wrongdoing yesterday after the Anti-Corruption Unit released a letter on Friday detailing allegations of bribery, nepotism and improper hiring practices, as well as the accused official’s response. ...

Niem Chheng

Thousands to observe school exam

About 4,500 observers will be deployed for this year’s National Exam to prevent cheating and to continue reforms to the Education Ministry, the Anti-Corruption Unit said yesterday. ...

Sen David

Nearly $4M spent on national exam: Minister

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said yesterday that about $4 million was being spent on the upcoming national exam and that strict rules will ensure a fair contest. “Each candidate costs an estimated 140,000 riel [$35] that the ministry will spend for whole process of the ...

San Bunsim

ACU clears senior traffic cop of corruption complaint

The Anti-Corruption Unit has cleared senior traffic police officer Run Roth Veasna of any wrongdoing after he was subject to a complaint alleging a wide range of corrupt conduct. ...

Mech Dara

Anti-Corruption Unit, nine companies sign MOU to fight corruption

Anti-Corruption Unit and eight companies as well as Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone signed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) on Monday to combat corruption and build culture, environment and investment of transparency. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Anti-Corruption Unit and parliament seeks closer cooperation

Om Yintieng, President of Anti-Corruption Unit and opposition lawmaker Ho Vann, President of the National Assembly’s commission on investigation and anti-corruption, will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss cooperation. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodian opposition lawmaker wants probe of nepotism claims

A senior Cambodian opposition lawmaker has lodged a complaint against a high-ranking, ruling-party official in parliament, accusing him of corruption and nepotism, but is frustrated by the lack of response. Son Chhay, from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), charged that Mith Karen, parliament’s deputy ...

Roseanne Gerin

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

Chhay aims to purge Nat'l Assembly of ‘ghosts’

Senior opposition lawmaker Son Chhay has formally requested that the entire staff list of the National Assembly’s more than 1,000-strong secretariat be turned over to him for investigation as part of a bid to root out “ghost” workers and nepotistic appointments. As part of his one-man ...

Pech Sotheary and Kevin Ponniah

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

Official summonsed for ‘pocketing raises’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has summonsed Kampong Thom provincial police accounting official Chem Leakhena for questioning related to allegations that he had pocketed more than 30 million riel (about $7,500) in pay raises intended for promoted officers, according to a letter obtained on Saturday. ...

May Titthara

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

Cambodia takes tentative steps to tackle corruption

Luxury cars and fancy homes are among the lavish gifts Cambodia’s political and business elite shower each other with on special occasions but there are hints the government is moving to curb such excesses. Patronage has long been a problem in impoverished Cambodia, with bribery ...

Worldbulletin News Staff

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

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