Yeah right – a fair system for everyone in Cambodia.
Today the newspaper Cambodia Daily published Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which was released on Wednesday and – who would have guessed?- promptly dismissed by the country’s anti-graft chief.
While other SE Asian nations have been slowly dealing, inch by stubborn inch, with endemic corruption, the score for Cambodia has scarcely budged in 10 years and the nation is now ranked bottom of all SE Asian nations.
To quote Phnom Penh Post today:
Anti-Corruption Unit chief Om Yentieng yesterday questioned TI’s data-collection method, claiming the information was “biased”, discredited and did not reflect reality. Opposition CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay, an anti-corruption crusader, called the results troubling. “If we don’t improve our fight against corruption, investors will be afraid of coming to Cambodia,” he said.