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Principal accused of budget theft

Teachers at Koki Som secondary school in Svay Rieng’s Svay Tiep district yesterday asked the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the school’s principal, who, they claim, embezzled thousands of dollars from the school budget.

Neang Vannda, a representative of 14 teachers, yesterday said they want the ACU to look into how principal Meav Thach spent 9 million riel ($2,250) from the school budget.

“I have made three requests,” Vannda said yesterday. “I ask the ACU to investigate; I ask the principal to pay back all the money; and I ask for his removal.”

Teachers calling for the investigation are already peeved at Thatch’s lenient treatment by the provincial school department after an incident in which he was found to have stolen 1.5 million riel ($375) from the budget, Vannda said. He was then given a warning, and told to pay the money back.

Thach could not be reached yesterday.

Yos Sarath, director of Svay Rieng’s Department of Education, yesterday said he already warned Thatch about stealing from the budget, but if the teachers wanted to call on the ACU, that is their prerogative.

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