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Attempts to smuggle billions of dollars into Cambodia thwarted

The authorities have successfully thwarted at least two attempts to smuggle billions of dollars into Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Draft law reviewed to curb money laundering

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday held a meeting to review a draft law on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in a bid to curb money laundering in the Kingdom. The move is motivated by the global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action ...

Khuon Narim

More than 70 money laundering cases uncovered since global watchdog’s grey listing

After global money-laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force placed the Kingdom on its grey list last year, the Interior Ministry has cracked down on 75 cases, seized about $8 million and confiscated nearly 3,000 vehicles. ...

Ben Sokhean

Online crackdown continues

Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to clamp down on all online and arcade gambling operations in a move to safeguard national security and curb money laundering in the Kingdom. ...

Khuon Narim

Cambodia remains vulnerable to money laundering: FATF

Cambodia is finding it hard to shake off its reputation as a ‘haven’ for dirty money. Despite the government’s best efforts, the Kingdom remains among the countries most vulnerable to the flow of illegal money, according to the latest report coming from the Financial Action Task ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase

Sar Kheng concerned over laundering

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has expressed concerns that recent money laundering cases involving huge sums will see Cambodia placed on a global financial blacklist. He called on the authorities to crack down hard on the crime or the Kingdom would be “dead” as it ...

Niem Chheng

Ministry rebuts reports of Chinese money laundering through property market

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at news reports about Chinese investors laundering their money through Cambodia’s real estate market on Monday, calling them “baseless”. ...

Ben Sokhean

Money laundering fight stepped up

The Anti-Corruption Unit is to launch a 15-month campaign against money laundering to keep Cambodia off an international blacklist. The ACU held a workshop yesterday on ways to fight money laundering with 48 of its own officials, along with police and court officials. ...

Sen David

Cambodia Airports Comes Under Attack by a Former Executive

Philippe Laurent became secretary-general of Cambodia Airports in May 2008. He was one of six senior executives in charge of the country’s international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the little-used facility in Sihanoukville. Mr. Laurent is now carrying out a one-man campaign against ...

Government Amends Anti-Money Laundering Law

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a draft law amending three articles in the law on anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism in order to make Cambodia more investment-friendly. Last month, the National Bank of Cambodia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), law enforcement officials ...

http://The Cambodia Daily

Britain to support Cambodia in fight against money laundering, terrorism financing

Britain embassy to Cambodia is partnering with Cambodian government ministries and departments to provide a training course on international best practices in the field of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, according to the embassy’s press release on Friday. The training will be ...

Deputy PM promises tighter fiscal controls

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister yesterday reiterated his commitment to criminalising money laundering and terrorist financing in the Kingdom. Sok An reassured delegates at the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering of Cambodia’s commitment to implementing comprehensive procedures to stop illegal monetary transactions. ...

Cambodia ‘ripe’ for money laundering

Cambodia is ripe for money-laundering and terrorist financing activities due to rampant corruption, banking-sector secrecy and an overall lack of financial transparency, a governance institute says in a report released this week. The Switzerland-based Basel Institute on Governance has ranked Cambodia the third “highest-risk” country out of 144 ...

Cambodia, Vietnam to fight financial crimes

The National Bank of Cambodia this week signed a Memorandum of Under-standing with the State Bank of Vietnam that would allow for the exchange of information to fight money laundering and terrorism financing. The MoU, signed by NBC Governor Chea Chanto and SBV Governor Nguyen Van ...

Hun Sen’s Nephew Hits Back at Allegations

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew Hun To hit back strongly yesterday at allegations published in a leading Australian newspaper, The Age, which linked him to an international drug smuggling and money laundering ring, demanding that the publisher print a retraction. Mr. To sent a letter to ...

Police Say Hun To News Story Untrue

The Interior Ministry yesterday defended Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew, Hun To, following explosive allegations by an Australian newspaper, The Age, which alleged that Australian police had suspected Mr. To of involvement in a drug smuggling and money laundering syndicate. An official from the Cambodian conglomerate ...

Australian Paper Alleges PM’s Nephew Linked To Crime Ring

Australian newspaper The Age alleged yesterday that Australian authorities have linked Hun To, a nephew of Prime Minister Hun Sen, to a crime syndicate involving heroin trafficking and money laundering. According to The Age report, Australian police were planning to arrest Mr. To in Melbourne but ...

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