Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Anticorruption summit




Anticorruption summit

Anticorruption summit

A regional anticorruption summit kicked off yesterday in Siem Reap, hosted by the Kingdom’s newly established Anticorruption Council. The sixth annual Southeast Asia Parties Against Corruption concludes today. Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin called the meeting “a great opportunity … to absorb and gain all experiences and best practices”. Delegates at the conference are expected to stress the importance of transparency, though the event is closed to the media. In April, Cambodian lawmakers approved the long-awaited Anticorruption Law, drawing criticism from opposition lawmakers and civil society groups who said the law had been rushed through the National Assembly without the time for debate and outside input.

MOST VIEWED

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • Vietnamese land-grabbers held

    Following a provincial court order, Ratanakkiri Military Police on April 16 arrested 12 Vietnamese nationals accused of crossing the border into Cambodia and illegally clearing forest land. The accused are now being detained at Phnom Svay prison in the province. Ratanakkiri military police commander Thav Yen told

  • Eight people sent to court over violent protest

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday sent eight people to court for blocking National Road 4 and using violence against authorities in a land dispute in Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune. Four police officers and two commune security guards sustained injuries when the protesters