Harsh penalties for Cambodians stealing cash aid meant for poor

Cambodia has warned that anyone found stealing from the government’s cash aid programme for the poor will face harsh penalties.

Prime Minister Hun Sen made the warning following the discovery of more than 14,000 financial irregularities related to the programme, which is part of the government’s Covid-19 relief efforts.

Officials say the irregularities could possibly indicate widespread corruption and routine misuse of the funds.

In full: https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2020/12/652488/harsh-penalties-cambodians-stealing-cash-aid-meant-poor

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