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US Provides Training To Curb Corruption

The US on Wednesday provided training to 62 Cambodian officials in an effort to combat widespread national corruption.

The US estimates Cambodia loses $500 million a year to the practices of kickbacks, bribery and other forms of corruption.

The three-day training will “really influence a change to the quality of our work,” said Om Yienteng, a senior government adviser and head of the nation’s anti-corruption unit.

The Council of Ministers passed a much-anticipated anti-corruption law in November but has yet to send it to the National Assembly for debate and passage into law.