Pursat Land Ministry Trio Charged With Corruption

Phnom Penh:  Deputy prosecutor Kuch Kimlong, of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, has charged three provincial officials with corruption in connection with three offenses.

On the afternoon of 31st July, 2019, after the interrogation, the prosecutor decided to indict the three persons on three counts of criminal conduct, abuse of power under Anti-Corruption Laws and the Money Laundering Law on Anti-Money Laundering and Finance

All 3 Pursat Provincial Cadastral Officers were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the afternoon of July 30; Mr. Name Bun Bunroeun, Director of Pursat Provincial Cadastral Division; 2: Cheang Vuthy, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Construction, and 3: Te Buntheang, Provincial Cadastral Officer.

The men were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit on the morning of July 27, 2019 in Pursat province on suspicion of corruption, charging up to $100,000 for building permits.

The arrest was made at a restaurant in Pursat, where officials and landlords met to hand over money.

The prosecution will now send the case to the investigating judge for review. SWIFT

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