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‘Double Standard’ in mosquito net bribe case

A prominent lawyer and a lawmaker on Thursday rejected the latest explanation from the Anti-Corruption Unit for why it cannot pursue charges against the disgraced former head of the National Malaria Center, who has been told to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/double-standard-in-mosquito-net-bribe-case-91647/

No prosecution for disgraced health official

The country’s anti-corruption czar on Tuesday said the former director of the National Malaria Center must pay back the $351,000 in bribes he took in exchange for mosquito net contracts—effectively admitting the ex-director’s guilt—but that he would not be prosecuted. ...

Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/no-prosecution-for-disgraced-health-official-91438/

Advisers to Say Chhum include disgraced malaria center chief

Thirty-eight people, including a former Health Ministry official under investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit for accepting more than $350,000 in bribes, were this week appointed as advisers to new Senate President Say Chhum, according to a royal decree obtained Wednesday. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/advisers-to-say-chhum-include-disgraced-malaria-center-chief-86478/

ACU says tainted health officials were never investigated

An official with the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said Tuesday that staff there were specifically instructed not to investigate allegations of large-scale bribery inside the Health Ministry so that the unit could settle the case out of court. On Sunday, ACU chief Om Yentieng told reporters ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-says-tainted-health-officials-were-never-investigated-54909/

ACU’s Denial of Graft Belied by Evidence

A recent claim by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that a public health officer accused of demanding bribes to manipulate lucrative contracts did nothing wrong contradicts admissions of illegal activity by both the government and the officer himself, according to interviews and email messages reproduced in ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acus-denial-of-graft-belied-by-evidence-47788/

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