U.S. issues Cambodia corruption advisory, sanctions officials over navy base

The United States stepped up its campaign against corruption in Cambodia on Wednesday, issuing an advisory to U.S. businesses and blacklisting two government officials accused of scheming to profit from construction work at Cambodia’s biggest naval base.

The U.S. State Department, Treasury and Commerce Department jointly issued the advisory for firms doing business in Cambodia “to be mindful of interactions with entities in corrupt business practices, criminal activities and human rights abuses.”

Such risks include dealings in the financial, real estate, casino and infrastructure sectors, as well as with entities involved in trafficking people, wildlife and narcotics and related risks in timber and manufacturing, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/us-blacklists-cambodian-officials-over-alleged-corruption-related-navy-base-2021-11-10/

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