new president of the Cambodian Bar Association sworn into office
Tuesday in a ceremony presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Sok An.
Former president of two terms Ky Tech welcomed the appointment of Chiv
Songhak, wishing him "success in bringing justice to all people".
Songhak ran to victory largely unopposed on October 16 amid warnings
that the bar's new leader would have to struggle against corruption.
Judicial critics say lawyers are little more than middlemen between
clients and graft-prone judges.