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No corruption found by ACU among 31 complaints received this month

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The ACU has not revealed the results of its investigation into Kim Raksmey. Photo supplied

No corruption found by ACU among 31 complaints received this month

In May, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) received 31 complaints regarding corruption cases, but no corruption was found among them, according to a statement issued on Friday by the National Council Against Corruption on its 46th meeting of the second mandate held on the same day.

National Council Against Corruption head Top Sam chaired the meeting to review and approve the minutes of the meeting at its 45th meeting of the second mandate and to hear a report compiled by ACU president Om Yentieng.

According to Yentieng, the ACU last month declared the assets and liabilities of 21 people, appointed 131 and terminated 32. It also opened six cases related to assets which required an investigation.

Of the 31 complaints last month, 12 cases came from anonymous individuals. However, no corruption had been found in the 24 cases the ACU responded to. Among those, the ACU investigated 18 companies and investigated a further 94 firms.

The ACU has not revealed its investigation results on the “excessive wealth” cases involving former Ratanakkiri Military Police commander Kim Reaksmey and former Kandal provincial deputy police chief Sreng Sokha. It launched its investigations in February on the two cases.

Affiliated Network for Social Accountability executive director San Chey told The Post on Tuesday that corruption is a very complicated issue and it is sometimes carried out in a systematic manner.

He claimed that if the ACU is willing to do so, it should be able to quickly investigate and solve the Reaksmey case and reveal the truth to the public.

“The scandal related to [Reaksmey’s] assets were only a small part of it. With such a high rank, he should have more wealth. It isn’t very difficult. If it’s about a different kind of crime such as violation of power, [the case] will take more time to investigate,” Chey said.

Reaksmey could not be reached for comment.

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