Traffic police accuse boss of corruption

Employees of the National Police’s public order department, which oversees the country’s traffic officers, have accused their boss of embezzlement, favoritism, abuse of power and other offenses, according to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). ...

Aun Pheap

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

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

ACU calls in officials over pepper shakedown

Two forestry administration officials who were arrested and detained in Kratie province for extorting money from pepper farmers were transferred to Phnom Penh on Tuesday upon the request of the Anti-Corruption Unit, officials said. ...

Saing Soenthrith

Students who failed exam get second chance

As more than 90,000 students across the country sweat over results that will rule them in or out of university, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday announced that those who failed the tightly monitored 2014 national exam would be given a second chance to pass. ...

Matt Blomberg

Exam cleaner, but students still seek to cheat

The Education Ministry’s bid to rid the grade 12 national exam of cheating and bribery was hailed a success after the first day of testing Monday, with officials reporting only a few attempted cheats and no corrupted proctors. Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, who spent ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg

More than 2,000 register to observe national exam

More than 2,000 volunteers will be deployed to observe students taking the national exam in August, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said Monday, with the deadline for registration expiring Tuesday. More than 93,000 students are registered to sit the August 4 to 5 exam at 154 exam ...

Kuch Naren and Matt Blomberg

Kompong Cham officials accused of extortion

The Anti-Corruption Unit revealed Monday that the director of Kompong Cham provincial Treasury Department Kol Thearin and officials under her are being investigated for allegedly embezzling money from local development projects and extorting bribes from developers, according to a statement from the ACU. ACU chairman Om ...

Kuch Naren

Accused deny duping villagers out of Social Land Concession

A village chief and security guard in Kompong Chhnang province have denied allegations that they duped villagers out of a 270-hectare social land concession, the Anti-Corruption Unit said Wednesday. The pair also denied clearing a separate 600 hectares of forestland in the province to sell to ...

Kuch Naren

Economic police officers charged for taking payment

Two Phnom Penh economic police officers were charged with misappropriation of public funds Tuesday by the municipal court and placed in pretrial detention at Prey Sar prison, according to court staff. Theng Ramy, a clerk for the court’s prosecution office, identified the charged officers as Sok ...

Khy Sovuthy

Anti-Corruption Unit Reports on Health Sector Bribe Case

The government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Tuesday delivered its latest report on its review of allegations of massive bribe taking inside the Health Ministry leveled by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in November. Officials on Wednesday were mum about the review, however, ...

Khy Sovuthy and Zsombor Peter

ACU asks Global Fund for evidence in probe

Cambodia’s Anti-corruption Unit has criticised the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for not sending them the findings of its investigation into widespread corruption in health grants. Chhay Savuth, vice-president of the Anti-Corruption Unit, said he had contacted the Global Fund to request evidence ...

Mom Kunthear and Daniel Pye

ACU takes aim at bribes

The Anti-Corruption Unit has set its sights on illegal fees paid at the commune level and intends to stamp out a decades-old culture of bribery within the next four months, ACU officials announced yesterday. At a press conference, acting ACU president Chhay Savuth said that 22 ...

Government Announces Anti-Graft Price Lists

Eight months after the anti-graft provisions of the Anti-Corruption Law came into effect, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) announced yesterday that it would start a widespread campaign to introduce standardized fees for government services in every commune office—though it will likely be months before any visible steps are taken. More than 2,000 ...

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