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KR court faces probe

KR court faces probe

The United Nations has launched an investigation into allegations of

corruption on the Cambodian side of the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal,

drawing denials from court officials and prompting a freeze of

US$400,000 in tribunal funding.

“We have received more than one complaint of irregularity,” said Peter

Foster, a spokesman for the UN side of the tribunal, who declined to

comment further. “[But] it’s not an investigation, it’s a review,” he

added.

Tribunal spokeswoman Helen Jarvis denied rumours of allegations about

kickbacks made by Cambodian court staff, telling the Post Thursday, “we

have received no information on the number or content of the reported

allegations.”

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