PHNOM PENH, September 2, (Khmer Times) – Around 31 countries attended the eighth Regional Conference on Fighting Corruption and Building Trust at the Intercontinental Hotel this morning.
In a speech, Top Sam, president of the National Council for Anti-Corruption, said, “Corruption is like cancer, if it spreads, it will have negative effect to all parts of the society.”
“It makes the government less efficient and taps the national budget, which is for the development of the country and public welfare,” he said.
He also stated that the battle against corruption cannot be fought alone. It requires the participation and cooperation of all involved: public and private sectors, civil societies, mass media, and the general public.
The event was hosted by the Cambodian Anti-Corruption Unit, in association with the Asian Development Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia will preside over this event tomorrow morning.