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Hun Sen set to declare assets

Prime Minister Hun Sen is to declare his assets today to the Kingdom’s
Anti-Corruption Unit that, though not to be released publicly, is
expected to serve as an example for other officials in ongoing efforts
to tackle graft.

Sar Sambath, permanent member of the ACU,
said yesterday that although the contents of the declaration would
remain private, Hun Sen would publicly drop off his asset declaration
documents today.

“By law, documents of the asset declaration
by Prime Minister Hun Sen would be kept as confidential the same as
other officials, but the process is open for the press to see.”

Yet
critics have expressed concern over the effectiveness of the
confidential nature of the declaration process, while spouses and
family members of officials are not required to declare their assets.

“I
think that corruption will remain widespread in the country if the
asset declaration of an official remains confidential. Our people want
to know about the assets of individual officials, so that people can
make their own judgments about the government’s policy to fight
corruption,” Yim Sovann, spokesman of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party,
said yesterday.

ACU spokesman Keo Remy said yesterday that the
ACU has appealed to lawmakers, NGO leaders, selected senior civil
servants, court officials, and police and military officers to declare
all assets in writing before April 7.

“It is the first time in
the Kingdom’s history that we have officials’ asset declarations, and I
think the arrival of [Hun Sen] … is a model for other officials,” he
said.

The ACU previously said that about 100,000 officials
would be required to declare their assets, but that number has dropped
to 25,000, according to the latest ACU announcements.

Om
Yentieng issued a notification on March 24 concerning failure to comply
with the declaration deadline, saying they would face prison terms of
between a month and a year and fines of up to 2 million riels (about
US$500).

Phnom Penh Post
Categories: Hun Sen, Local News
  1. April 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    It's a set up game of CPP (Communist Phuck Phuck). No doubt that your government still corrupt and especially CPP leaders….bullshit!

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