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Anticorruption summit

A regional anticorruption summit kicked off yesterday in Siem Reap, hosted by the Kingdom’s newly established Anticorruption Council. The sixth annual Southeast Asia Parties Against Corruption concludes today. Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin called the meeting “a great opportunity … to absorb and gain all experiences and best practices”. Delegates at the conference are expected to stress the importance of transparency, though the event is closed to the media. In April, Cambodian lawmakers approved the long-awaited Anticorruption Law, drawing criticism from opposition lawmakers and civil society groups who said the law had been rushed through the National Assembly without the time for debate and outside input.



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