Ex-CNRP officials told to declare assets or face jail

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ACU head Om Yentieng speaking to reporters after attending Anti-Corruption Day. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Lawmakers and commune council officials of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) could face prison and a fine if they do not declare their assets and debts, the head of Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has warned.

Om Yentieng, the chairman of the ACU, said on Tuesday that any commune members who did not lose their positions do not need to declare their assets, but the law says that all lawmakers and council members of provinces, districts and communes who finished in their positions needed to declare their assets and debts.

“All lawmakers and council members of provinces, districts and communes who lost their positions because their party was dissolved must declare their assets and the law says they must declare their assets not over 30 days,” said Mr Yentieng.

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He added that if they do not declare their assets, “according to the law, we will send them to the court and they could face one-month imprisonment”.

After the CNRP was dissolved, more than 2,700 council members from the opposition party defected to the ruling party to save their jobs.

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