Cambodia Anti-Graft Unit Launches Probe of Top Police Official, Winds Down Inquiry Into Another

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has kicked off an investigation into the assets of one top-ranking police official in Kandal province as it winds down an inquiry into those of another in Mondolkiri, drawing praise Thursday from graft watchdogs who urged the government to probe further cases.

ACU chief Om Yentieng said Wednesday that the unit had launched an investigation into Kandal province deputy police commissioner Sreng Sokha after Facebook users questioned how he could afford gifts of U.S. $100,000 and a new car for his fiancé at a recent engagement event when he earns an official salary of around U.S. $500 per month.

Om Yentieng also announced that the ACU will complete a corruption investigation of former Ratanakkiri provincial military police chief Kim Reaksmey in coming days, noting similarities between his case and that of Sreng Sokha.

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