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Hun Sen Vows to Pass Anti-Corruption Law

The Cambodian government is set to send an anti-corruption bill to the National Assembly, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Tuesday.

Recently, the government has received intense scrutiny from international donors and organizations to pass the bill in order to combat corruption in Cambodia.

Mam Sitha, president of the Human Rights Organization for Transparency and Peace, commended the prime minister's efforts but said the law should adhere to international standards.

A skeptic of Hun Sen's latest promises, opposition party leader Sam Rainsy, who has yet to review the bill, said the previous bill failed to note corruption by high-ranking Cambodian government officials.

The government had promised to put the law in place by the end of last year, but failed to meet the deadline. The bill, which has been discussed for the last 10 years, has yet to be enacted.