Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Anticorruption: ACU to be granted full powers

Anticorruption: ACU to be granted full powers

Anticorruption: ACU to be granted full powers

PRIME Minister Hun Sen will convene a meeting of the Council of Ministers today to vote on the passage of three new subdecrees, granting the Kingdom’s Anticorruption Unit a full scope of powers to combat graft.

The drafts for the three new subdecrees provide regulations on the ACU’s management and performance, its financial organisation and the unit’s logo and seal, according to a statement issued by the Council of Ministers yesterday.

Keo Remy, spokesman of the ACU, said yesterday that he welcomed the subdecrees, which will strengthen the ACU by giving it further legitimacy. “The new subdecrees will be important to help create ample mechanisms for fighting corruption,” he said.

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said yesterday that he was “not sure” whether the new regulations would be passed. ”It depends on our discussion and if the drafts will have a big impact on other laws,” he said.

The ACU is tasked with conducting a census of more than 100,000 government officials who will be forced to declare their assets by the end of February. Keo Remy declined to comment on the census, which begins on January.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all