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Mussomeli: Cambodia lost $320 million to corruption each year

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US pushes for a speed up in the adoption of the anti-corruption law

Friday, January 25, 2008

Everyday.com.kh
Translated from Khmer by SocheataJoseph Mussomeli, the US Ambassador to Cambodia, is pushing the Cambodian government to speed up the adoption of the anti-corruption law, so that it can be put to use to curb down corruption in the Cambodian society, and to develop the country furthermore. Mussomeli told reporters in Kratie province on 22 January that the Cambodian government already promised to speed up the adoption of this anti-corruption law, without backing down. Mussomeli said that about $320 million flow into corruption each year. Therefore, if the flow of this gigantic sum of money can be stopped then it can be used to build a large number of schools, hospitals, and infrastructures. Mussomeli reported that more than 500,000 people provided their thumbprints to support the speedy adoption of this law by the National Assembly.If Khmer has a good leader, Khmer can do anything!

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Written by Kolbot Khmer

February 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm

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