01 Apr '11, 2pm

Cambodian PM declares assets in anti-graft push

PHNOM PENH : Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday declared his personal assets to the country's new anti-corruption unit and urged officials to follow his lead in a bid to tackle rampant graft. "Today, I have fulfilled my obligation under the anti-corruption law," the premier said as he personally delivered his documents to the unit's headquarters in the capital Phnom Penh. He also encouraged senior government and military officials to declare their assets ahead of a deadline next week. "Don't be hesitant or afraid," he said. Although the asset declaration is confidential, Hun Sen told reporters he earned a monthly salary of 4,600,000 riel (US$1,150). But the claim raised eyebrows among observers. "There is an imbalance between the size of his salary and his current wealth," Mam Sitha, president of the Cambodia Independent Anti-Corruption Committee, a non-governmenta...

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