Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on January 6 told working groups at relevant ministries and institutions to cultivate their “cooperative spirit” to more effectively prevent and combat money laundering and related offences.
The minister made the remark while presiding over a ceremony to publicise provisions of a sub-decree against money laundering, terrorism financing, and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, which also establishes a committee to oversee pertinent works.
He underlined that relevant government units must be motivated and fulfil the duties inherent to their roles in a highly-responsible manner, and make good progress on anti-money laundering efforts.
“Ministries and institutions have to reinforce the apparatus to counter money laundering, terrorism financing, and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and ensure the stability and integrity of Cambodia’s financial system,” Sar Kheng said.
A decision on the associated committee appointed Sar Kheng as its president, National Bank of Cambodia governor Chea Chanto and Minister of Justice Koeut Rith as deputies, and officials from various government bodies as members.