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Tribunal Opens Special, Limited Audit

The Khmer Rouge tribunal will allow an audit for human resources and administration, officials said Wednesday, but the scope is not likely to look into allegations of kickbacks and misspending.

A private consulting company is undertaking the audit, but a tribunal spokesman and a spokesman for the UNDP declined to comment on specifics Wednesday.

The tribunal has been plagued by allegations of corruption and mismanagement, and a UNDP audit last year found concerning hiring practices.

The recent audit comes as foreign donors like the US consider direct funding for the tribunal, which says it needs about $114 million to finish its work.