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Assembly Secretary-General stonewalls over misspending

The secretary-general of the National Assembly, who has been accused of allowing gross misspending and nepotism in parliament, spent two hours Tuesday refusing to answer questions over allegations from lawmakers on the Assembly’s commission on finance and audits, according to the commission’s vice chairman. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/assembly-secretary-general-stonewalls-over-misspending-79456/

Assembly official accused of gross misspending

The National Assembly’s banking and finance commission decided on Wednesday to summon Leng Peng Long, parliament’s chief administrative official, for questioning over claims of nepotism and alleged spending irregularities including $25,000 spent on a flagpole, the commission’s deputy chairman said. ...

Alex Willemyns and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/assembly-official-accused-of-gross-misspending-77824/

Nepotism in assembly not illegal, spokesman says

CPP National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said Saturday that there will be no investigation into why the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks are stacked with family members of one of its chief administrators, explaining that no law prohibits nepotism in the public sector. CNRP chief whip Son Chhay ...

Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nepotism-in-assembly-not-illegal-spokesman-says-71939/

Chhay presses graft case

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay will send letters to National Assembly President Heng Samrin and First Deputy President Kem Sokha this week urging the leaders to take legal action against the parliament’s secretary-general, Leng Peng Long. ...

Meas Sokchea
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/chhay-presses-graft-case

CNRP whip cries foul on nepotism in parliament

CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay has sent a letter to National Assembly Secretary-General Leng Peng Long accusing the official’s deputy of stacking the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks with members of his extended family. ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-whip-cries-foul-on-nepotism-in-parliament-70668/

Chhay aims to purge Nat'l Assembly of ‘ghosts’

Senior opposition lawmaker Son Chhay has formally requested that the entire staff list of the National Assembly’s more than 1,000-strong secretariat be turned over to him for investigation as part of a bid to root out “ghost” workers and nepotistic appointments. As part of his one-man ...

Pech Sotheary and Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/chhay-aims-purge-natl-assembly-%E2%80%98ghosts%E2%80%99

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