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Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report

The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt. Government spokesperson Phay Siphan dismissed the latest Transparency International (TI) report as “just an advertisement of NGOs to promote their own interests”. Released on Thursday, the report puts Cambodia near the bottom ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-slams-ngo-over-2019-corruption-report

Activist urges government to battle all levels of corruption

A prominent anti-corruption activist yesterday urged the government to properly address corruption in the Kingdom. On Tuesday, Transparency International ranked the Kingdom 161 out of 180 countries surveyed in its annual Corruption Perception Index. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50574461/activist-urges-government-to-battle-all-levels-of-corruption/

Kingdom last in Asean graft, critics claim ‘bias’

Released on Tuesday, Transparency International’s 2018 global Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Cambodia 161 out of 180 countries – the same ranking it held in 2017. But Cambodian government officials responded to the news by saying they cared little about the ranking, with some other observers ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/kingdom-last-asean-graft-critics-claim-bias

Monitor’s results CPP took about 50% at election

Transparency International (TI) Cambodia yesterday said that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party appeard to have won 49.4 percent of the nationwide popular vote on June 4 based on the stations it monitored, nearly six percentage points ahead of the CNRP’s 43.2 percent. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monitors-results-cpp-took-about-50-election

‘Grand corruption’ drives perceptions

Transparency International (TI) released their Global Corruption Barometer yesterday, revealing that in recent years, Cambodian citizens’ personal experience with corruption has gone down, while their perception of its prevalence has gone up. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grand-corruption-drives-perceptions

Group trains young to battle corruption in Cambodia

Anti-graft group Transparency International (TI) is launching a project to encourage young people to combat corruption in Cambodia.   ...

Leng Len
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-corruption-transparency-international/3403685.html

PM: no customs privatization

In his speech to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Customs and Excise Department, he said the proposal to privatize the collection of customs and excise duties was politically motivated to put pressure on the government.   ...

Chea vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26679/pm--no-customs-privatization/

‘Advice’ for judiciary questioned

A transparency advocate yesterday cautiously greeted a plan for consultation between judges, prosecutors and Justice Ministry officials handling land dispute and other controversial cases, though an international lawyer said it could compromise judicial independence.   ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/advice-judiciary-questioned

Cambodia perceived as most corrupt in region

Cambodia​ is​ now​ perceived​ to​ be​ the​ most​ corrupt​ country​ in​ Southeast​ Asia,​ according​ to​ Transparency​ International’s​ 2015​ Corruption​ Perceptions​ Index​ (CPI),​ which​ was​ released​ on​ Wednesday​ and​ promptly​ dismissed​ by​ the​ country’s​ anti-graft​ chief.​ ...

Anthony Jensen and Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-perceived-as-most-corrupt-in-region-106639/

Lessons for Cambodia from Malaysia’s corruption scandal

A worldwide movement against “grand corruption” can help boost Cambodia’s own domestic anti-corruption efforts against large-scale graft, a governance specialist has argued. ...

Sophat Soeung
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/lessons-for-cambodia-from-malaysia-corruption-scandal/2994090.html

Journalists awarded for reporting on corruption

The Club of Cambodian Journalists and Transparency International Cambodia on Wednesday announced the winners of a new award for journalists reporting on corruption. ...

Socheata Hean
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/journalists-awarded-for-reporting-on-corruption/2873497.html

Transparency watchdog deals discounts to fight corruption

Transparency International Cambodia has launched a new campaign to encourage citizens to fight corruption, issuing a card that provides discounts with more than 100 companies to people who vow to work against the practice. ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/transparency-watchdog-deals-discounts-to-fight-corruption/2858632.html

Anti-graft programs launch

Two anti-corruption initiatives were announced yesterday to encourage transparency and ethically engaged citizenship, particularly among Cambodia’s youth. ...

Pech Sotheary and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anti-graft-programs-launch

Graft may grow with trade: TI

A new report issued today by Transparency International calls for the establishment of an ASEAN Integrity Community (AIC) to combat corruption, warning that economic integration could otherwise deepen the graft that taints the region. “If economic integration is not built on a strong foundation of transparency, ...

Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/graft-may-grow-trade-ti

No motion in shooting probe

More than two weeks after the slaying of 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan in clashes at Phnom Penh’s Kbal Thnal overpass, police have yet to launch an internal investigation into the use of force, officials said yesterday. National military police spokesman Kheng Tito said he had no ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-motion-shooting-probe

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