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ACU unhappy with Camerin’s ‘clarification’

THE Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has deemed opposition lawmaker Real Camerin’s response to embezzlement claims inadequate and asked for further clarification over cash collected from donors to fund a border “inspection” in July.

On July 31, the ACU summoned Camerin after getting three complaints alleging Camerin had pocketed most of some $55,000 he allegedly raised to support a mass demonstration at a disputed section of the Vietnam border in Svay Rieng on July 19.

On August 13, Camerin wrote back calling the claims “a dirty attempt to defame my reputation” and asked for the accusers to be investigated.

Camerin said he received $20,750 from local and overseas donors, which paid for car rentals, flags and other things including food and water.

However, in a letter this week, ACU head Om Yentieng said Camerin should provide more details about how he spent the money, including documents verifying the claims.

“Your light clarification and no detailed documents are difficult (for us) to trust on your loyalty,” Yentieng wrote.



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