The Cambodian side of the Khmer Rouge tribunal has
established a committee to solve corruption issues, following allegations of
kickbacks in the courts.
Administration Director Sean Visoth and Cambodian
prosecutors and judges met with more than 250 staff met Friday, appointing
tribunal judge Kong Srim, chief of the Cambodian judges, and tribunal
spokeswoman Helen Jarvis to investigate corruption within the Cambodian side of
the tribunal, spokesman Reach Sambath said.
"The aim of the meeting was to strengthen the mechanisms
to fight against corruption, which has been alleged in the tribunal," he
Kong Srim could not be reached for comment Friday, but Reach
Sambath said all Cambodian staff who have heard about corruption or faced it
themselves will be encouraged to provide information to the judge or Jarvis.
The Cambodian side of the joint UN tribunal has been
beleaguered by corruption allegations, including reports in June by staff of
kickbacks. The new allegations led to the freezing of the July salaries of all Cambodian staff by the UNDP.