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Anti-Corruption Unit seeks response over Information Ministry complaint

The government’s Anti-Corruption Unit has sent a letter to the Ministry of Information asking it to respond to allegations that its officials demanded bribes to let applicants pass exams for jobs in the ministry, a letter published on the ACU’s website reveals. ACU President Om Yentieng’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-corruption-unit-seeks-response-over-information-ministry-complaint

Fraud Case Highlights Bribery Around Requests for Citizenship

The Court of Appeal on Monday acquitted a South Korean businessman who allegedly stole $50,000 that was supposed to be used to acquire Cambodian citizenship for his boss in 2007. Koo Bonkwang, the former president of Commerce Central Finance, a microlender, said he paid the money ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fraud-case-highlights-bribery-around-requests-for-citizenship-31785/

Australian Police Say Appropriate Steps Taken in BHP Bribery Case

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption. “The ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/australian-police-say-appropriate-steps-taken-in-bhp-bribery-case-31221/

Wildlife group busts illegal loggers in Cambodia

An illegal logger in Cambodia has dropped an address book during a bust, leaving behind details of corrupt government officials and spying rangers. The man fled after being intercepted by police over an illegal haul of rare rosewood in Koh Kong province earlier this month. . “We ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-23/an-wildlife-group-busts-illegal-loggers-in-cambodia/4709882

Journalist Lied Villagers Claim

More than 300 families embroiled in a land dispute with notorious, and now defunct, NGO Darpo said yesterday that they had filed complaints to the Preah Vihear Provincial Court on Wednesday accusing a Koh Santepheap reporter of disinformation and calling for his arrest and $4,000 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111659772/National-news/journalist-lied-villagers-claim.html

P Vihear officials under investigation

Two senior officials in Preah Vihear under investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit have been removed from their posts, including a tax officer who it is alleged had gotten away without officially stamping tax forms for an entire year, the ACU announced on Friday “We found that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559574/National-news/preah-vihear-officials-under-investigation.html

Cambodia's Anti-Corruption Unit receives 800 complaints in 8 months

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has received about 800 corruption-related complaints in the first eight months of this year, exceeding the whole last year of only 700 cases, Om Yintieng, ACU’s Chairman, said Thursday Cambodia is riddled with bribery and corruption. The Government of Cambodia sees corruption ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/735760.shtml

Former anti-drug czar’s appeal begins

Disgraced anti-drug czar Moek Dara’s appeal against his life sentence for convictions in 25 separate cases of bribery and masterminding a criminal enterprise began yesterday morning in Phnom Penh. Co-accused, former Ministry of Interior anti-drug police department chief Chea Leng also appeared at the Court of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082158187/National-news/former-anti-drug-czars-appeal-begins.html

Bail granted for disgraced officials

Four officials from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction arrested last week on bribery charges involving millions of dollars would be freed on bail in the next few days, officials said yesterday. Kuy Bunson, director of the Ministry of Interior’s prisons department, said he had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557998/National-news/bail-granted-for-disgraced-officials.html

Cambodia's top investor sits at bottom of bribery list

For the fifth time in a row, Cambodia’s top investment partner, China, has been ranked among the most likely to pay bribes, according to an international corruption perception report published yesterday. Transparency International’s Bribe Payer’s Index classed China as second-to-last among 28 of the world’s biggest ...

Pay Off Officials, Risk Prison Stint, New Law Says

The government has brought into force a new law that makes all illegal payments to officials punishable by up to 15 years in jail for those who accept such payments and up to 10 years for those who make payments. Im Oudom, a member of ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

Graft Risk Leads FedEx to Limit Local Business

In order to comply with legislation that prohibits bribery of public officials logistics company FedEx has limited its inbound shipments to Cambodia to those valued under $300. Customs and CamControl officials regularly impose unofficial payments to facilitate the customs and excise process. FedEx, initially announced ...

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