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New officials must declare assets

A cyclo driver rides past Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in Daun Penh district.
A cyclo driver rides past Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in Daun Penh district. Heng Chivoan

New officials must declare assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has issued a notification reminding all members of the National Assembly (NA), secretaries and undersecretaries of state, advisers and assistants who have taken or left office that they must declare their assets and liabilities. The deadline for doing so is 30 days after August 21.

An August 29 notification released by the ACU explained that NA members’ declarations of assets and debts must be made no later than 30 days after the announcement of the inauguration for the National Assembly, which took place on August 21.

Government members, secretaries of state, undersecretaries of state, advisors and assistants have the same 30 day period from the date of their appointment.

“The task of declaring assets and liabilities is mandatory for all new government leaders, even if they have never been obliged to do so before. Members and officials from the 6th mandate who have resigned or not been reappointed are also obliged to declare their assets for the last time,” it added.

Established members of parliament and leaders who remain in office under the new term will not need to declare their assets and liabilities, as they have already done so as part of the established two year cycle of declarations. Those who issued a declaration in 2022 will be expected to do again in January 2024, while those who did so at the beginning of this year be asked again in January 2025.

Soy Chanvichet, ACU spokesman, said the collection of the current declarations was going smoothly.

“This process is a really important part of preventing and combating corruption. In addition, the declaration of assets and liabilities is mandatory under the Kingdom’s stringent anti-corruption law. Everyone who declares their assets and liabilities are responsible for their accuracy,” he explained.

He added that the ACU is conducting the process responsibly, transparently and in accordance with all laws.


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