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ACU steps up hunt for ex-court clerk

ACU steps up hunt for ex-court clerk

The Anti-Corruption Unit set its sights on a former provincial court clerk yesterday, urging the public to help in having  him arrested over alleged involvement in bribery.

Kandal provincial court officials suspect Lim Kumpheak, 48, was an accomplice to bribery committed with former judge Huot Heang, who was arrested on January 20.

Lim Kumpheak was the second person publicly targeted by the Anti-Corruption Unit in the space of a few days.

The ACU urged the public on Friday to provide information that would lead to the arrest of bodyguard Pich Kong Yu, 43, who is still at large despite having been convicted in absentia of extortion and illegal detention last year and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The crimes were committed in June, 2010 with former provincial prosecutor Top Chan Sereivuth, who was sentenced last May to 19 years in jail.

Announcements about Lim Kumpheak and Pich Kong Yu, bearing the signature of ACU head Om Yentieng, were posted on its website.

Om Yentieng urged the public to report information on the men’s whereabouts to police, military police or the ACU.

“The accused have evaded the legal net after the Anti-Corruption Unit arrested their counterparts and sent them to court,” he said.

“When the judge (at Kandal provincial court) was questioning Huot Heang, he mentioned Lim Kumpheak was involved in this case, so the court issued a warrant to have him arrested.

“There has been no more information about him.”

Kandal provincial police chief Eav Chamroeun said the announcement would help police look for him “because we don’t know where he is”.

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