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Minister of Finance to Fire Custom Officials

Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Keat Chhon announces Monday that nearly 30 custom officials along Cambodian-Thai border will be removed from their posts.

Without naming the officials or saying when the removal will take place, the Finance Minister says the officials were involved in the smuggling of luxury vehicles from Thailand into Cambodia.

Opposition lawmaker Keo Remy says he welcomed the move to combat corruption in Cambodia, but he questioned the motive. He wonders if the decision is politically motivated.