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In bribery, knowledge is power, says paper

A Cambodian-American political scientist has proposed a novel way to tackle corruption in the Kingdom: force bribe-taking bureaucrats to compete with each other. ... ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bribery-knowledge-power-says-paper

More firms sign on to anti-corruption pact

Cambodia's national corruption watchdog has added two more firms to its list of private sector companies committed to stamping out corruption, a government news source said yesterday. ... ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/more-firms-sign-anti-corruption-pact

District officials deny accusations of extortion, corruption

A slew of anonymous graft accusations against two district officials—accompanied by responses of denial—were posted separately to the website of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday, continuing the agency’s recent surge in such exposure. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/district-officials-deny-accusations-of-extortion-corruption-92323/

Company wanted to sell spyware to Cambodia

Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team was working on “potential deals” with customers in several Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia over the past three years, according to internal emails recently released by transparency website Wikileaks. ... ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/company-wanted-to-sell-spyware-to-cambodia-87980/

Anti-corruption card debuts

On Wednesday, Transparency International Cambodia officially launched its Anti-Corruption Card, a tool it plans to use to raise awareness in the fight against corruption nationwide. ... ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/12604/anti-corruption-card-debuts/

Young Cambodians embracing graft, survey says

Most Cambodians between the ages of 15 and 30 are prepared to pay bribes to get ahead and many believe they can engage in corruption without losing their integrity, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday by Transparency International Cambodia (TIC). ... ...

Zsombor Peter and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/young-cambodians-embracing-graft-survey-says-80078/

Parties sign off on final draft of election law

The country’s two major political parties signed off on the final draft of a revised and highly controversial election law on Friday, with civil society groups arguing that the bill is unconstitutional due to a provision that restricts their activity during the election campaign period. ...

Colin Meyn and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/parties-sign-off-on-final-draft-of-election-law-79243/

Siem Reap police chief named as conspirator in corruption case

Siem Reap provincial police chief Sorth Nady has been named as a conspirator in a complaint to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) that accuses the provincial force’s personnel chief of soliciting bribes for promotions and embezzling money from salary books. ... ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem-reap-police-chief-named-as-conspirator-in-corruption-case-78685/

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