Friday, 4 February 2011

Military, police must declare assets: ACU

via CAAI

Friday, 04 February 2011 15:02 Vong Sokheng

About 14,000 military and police officials are among those required to declare assets by February 28, Anticorruption Unit head Om Yentieng said yesterday.

He said about 10,000 police officials at the Ministry of Interior and 4,000 from the Ministry of Defence must state their business interests, property and vehicles to the ACU.

The comments follow a workshop with military and police officials led by the ACU this week to educate them about the asset declaration requirements and the government’s highly publicised effort to fight pervasive corruption.

The ACU estimates that between 100,000 and 150,000 government officials will be required to declare assets, permanent member Sar Sambath said last month.

Om Yentieng said there was no progress to report on the high-profile investigations involving Moek Dara, former secretary general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs, and Chea Leng, former chief of the anti-drug office at the Ministry of Interior.

Both were apprehended last month under allegations of corruption and selling drugs, following the arrests of former Banteay Meanchey provincial police chief Hun Hean and his deputy, Chheang Sun.

“Moek Dara is in jail now, and we do not have more [arrests related to the ongoing investigation],” Om Yentieng said.

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