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Anti-graft chief says probe into health ministry in ‘final stage’

The head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said Wednesday that he would send officials to Singapore today for the “final stage” of an investigation into corruption within the Health Ministry, first revealed in a probe made public in November last year by the Global Fund ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-graft-chief-says-probe-into-health-ministry-in-final-stage-73191/

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/

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anti-corruption-unit-reports-on-health-sector-bribe-case-49863/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-asks-global-fund-evidence-probe

USAID Review of Health NGO Finds Litany of Irregularities

A financial review by USAID, the U.S. government’s development arm, into local health NGO Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA) has found financial mismanagement coupled with a lack of transparency and oversight within the organization that may point to evidence of fraudulent activity. Well-known for its ...

Simon Henderson and Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/usaid-review-of-health-ngo-finds-litany-of-irregularities-49464/

After Reform Promise, a Return to Statecraft as Usual

In an epic, six-hour address in September, Prime Minister Hun Sen apologized for the government’s many “problems” and promised a more reformist government over the next five years of his rule. Targeting corruption, deforestation and the lack of transparency across government sectors, the prime minister made ...

Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-reform-promise-a-return-to-statecraft-as-usual-48602/

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/

Global Fund Says World Mosquito Net Supplies Not Jeopardized

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday denied reports that its suspension of all contracts with two major mosquito net suppliers found to have bribed Cambodian officials would cause a shortage in the worldwide supply of the critical malaria deterrent, but ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-says-world-mosquito-net-supplies-not-jeopardized-47676/

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