Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Embassy in UK hits out at graft watchdog

Embassy in UK hits out at graft watchdog

THE Cambodian embassy in the United Kingdom has ramped up its feud with anticorruption watchdog Global Witness, again accusing the group’s campaigners of suffering from “mental disabilities” and engaging in “hugely damaging smear campaigns” to discredit the Cambodian government.

In a statement released Tuesday, the embassy ridiculed calls from Global Witness for foreign donors to emphasise good governance issues at this week’s Cambodia Development Cooperation Forum.

“It is naive for Global Witness to imagine that Cambodia’s development partners are not fully aware of the way this pressure group engages in virulent and malicious campaigns,” the statement said.

In a statement Monday, Global Witness called for donors to tackle the “gross mismanagement” of the country’s natural resources during the meeting.

“The political elite has no intention of loosening its stranglehold over the country’s natural resource wealth. Donors simply cannot continue to turn a blind eye,” campaigns director Gavin Hayman said in the statement.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Explore the durian and rubber farms of Kampong Cham

Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking