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Anti-Corruption Unit to open hundreds more cases

Anti-Corruption Unit to open hundreds more cases

Approximately 800 corruption complaints will be investigated next year, according to an Anti-Corruption Unit work plan adopted on Monday.

The National Council Against Corruption, the 11-member governing body, said in a statement obtained yesterday that they would also allow the ACU to continue its investigation into a missing document in the case of disgraced former anti-drug czar, Moek Dara, who was sentenced in January to life in prison on a raft of bribery and corruption charges in the first case delivered by the nascent unit.

Preap Kol, executive director of Transparency International Cambodia, urged the ACU “to conduct more investigation against the high-ranking... in the government,” adding he hoped “there will be more
participation among the people in fighting against corruption.’’

He added: “Strong engagement in the fight against corruption will strengthen the demand for it and allow [ordinary] people to free themselves from having to commit acts of corruption, such as paying a facilitation fee or bribe.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Vong Sokheng at [email protected]

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