Why the Cambodian politicians are not sensitive to their own reputation, needs of the people and wealth of the Khmer nation? (Answer: money, power, and sex)
- From: Chim <ChimS1@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 23:37:02 -0700 (PDT)
Anti-Corruption Law Far Off: Lawmaker
By Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer
09 June 2009
Cambodia likely will be waiting a long time for an anti-corruption law
to be passed, with the next move up to the government, an opposition
parliamentarian told “Hello VOA” Monday.
Yem Ponhearith, a lawmaker for the Human Rights Party, which has three
seats in the National Assembly, told “Hello VOA” in an interview in
Washington that anti-corruption legislation has been in the making for
more than a decade and there were no signs it had support now.
Donors have pushed hard for anti-corruption reform, while Cambodia is
viewed as one of the most corrupt countries in Asia.
The government recently lashed out against statements by US Ambassador
Carol Rodley, who estimated the country loses $500 million per year to
“The most important matter is to make sure the law can be out for
implementation, and the question of effective implementation or not
that is another issue,” Yem Ponhearith said. “The law should be passed
and promulgated first.”
Responsibility for the law was currently in the hands of the
administrative government and not the National Assembly, he said.
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