The director of the Khmer Rouge tribunal's administration
office has said he will resign if any corruption is found in his department, following
allegations made by Cambodian staff in June, a spokesman said Wednesday.
The director, Sean Visoth, is dedicated to tackling the
corruption issue, tribunal spokesman Reach Sambath said.
Allegations of kickbacks from the Cambodian side of the
hybrid tribunal have led to a freeze in funding, as donors consider whether to
continue, and the Cambodian side has established an investigation task force.
Long Panhavuth, a tribunal observer for the Open Society
Justice Initiative, welcomed the determination of the administration chief but
added that investigations into the allegations should ensure confidentiality.