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Kandal police chief moved amid allegations of corruption

Kandal provincial police chief Eav Chamroeun has been moved to a new position amid allegations that he took bribes and engaged in other forms of corruption and immoral behaviour. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-police-chief-moved-amid-allegations-corruption

Land official nabbed for graft

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) detained Noun Pok, the former director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, on Sunday, on suspicion of corruption while in office from 2016 to 2018. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-official-nabbed-graft

Smugglers move timber from Cambodia's Mondulkiri, defying government warnings

Smugglers working in collusion with corrupt officials on both sides of the border are continuing to move illegally harvested timber from Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province into neighboring Vietnam in spite of government warnings to halt the trade, sources in Cambodia say. ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/logging-10312018161613.html

Corruption fueling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia’s forests are being felled at a shocking rate, as poachers and corrupt officials profit from the black market trade in rare wood species, which is being exported to Vietnam — and beyond. Loggers are illegally felling rare and valuable trees to sell in China and Europe, ...

Kris Janssens
http://www.dw.com/en/corruption-fueling-deforestation-in-cambodia/a-42674051

Database to curb corrupt promotions

National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun yesterday issued an order to have all police officials’ starting dates and ranks recorded in a computer database to avoid corrupt promotions.​ ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40163/database-to-curb-corrupt-promotions/

Logging probe moved to capital

A high-profile investigation into corruption charges levelled against Mondulkiri police officials for colluding with Vietnamese timber traders has been transferred from the provincial court to Phnom Penh due to a lethargic investigation by local police, many of whom are involved in the case, a court ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-probe-moved-capital

Guilty walk free in land sale case

Two Ministry of Mines officials were convicted on corruption charges yesterday in a Phnom Penh court after confessing to selling state land, but nonetheless walked free after a judge reduced their sentences. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/guilty-walk-free-land-sale-case

Kingdom slips in TI’s graft index

For the fourth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has rated Cambodia the country perceived as ASEAN’s most corrupt, and just ahead of North Korea and Afghanistan for the entire Asia-Pacific region.The 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, which scores and ranks 176 countries and territories ...

Andrew Nachemson and Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-slips-tis-graft-index

IPU Finds Assembly Has Little Loans Oversight

Cambodia’s National Assembly is lacking, compared to other countries’ parliaments, in the oversight it exercises over new loans taken out by the government from international financial institutions, according to a new report. The study, published Tuesday by Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the World Bank, found ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ipu-finds-assembly-has-little-loans-oversight-36432/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Bribes remain rampant: TI

Despite facing a rampant graft problem that has seen Cambodians paying bribes far more often than their regional neighbors, they have growing faith in the government’s ability to fight it, a Transparency International survey has found. TI’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, which measures perceptions of corruption ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bribes-remain-rampant-survey

A more personal B Kak dispute makes airwaves

In the past few years, the explosive events at Boeung Kak lake – including violent evictions and arrests – have gone largely unreported outside the Kingdom’s independent media outlets. Outspoken community representative Tep Vanny has been under attack from her fellow Boeung Kak residents, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866718/National/a-more-personal-b-kak-dispute-makes-airwaves.html

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/

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