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Old CNRP staff to declare assests

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Anti-Corruption Unit chairman Om Yentieng. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Lawmakers and commune officials of the CNRP who lost their positions after the party’s dissolution will face imprisonment and fines if they do not declare their assets and debts to the Anti-Corruption Unit.

Speaking at an event held for Anti-Corruption Day at the Institute of Technology yesterday, ACU chairman Om Yentieng said any commune members that kept their position do not have to file the declaration.

“Lawmakers and council members of provinces, districts and communes that lost their position must declare their assets within 30 days of termination,” Mr Yentieng said.

Failure to do so will result in a court summons and up to a year in prison, he added.

The Anti-Corruption Law stipulates that public officials have to file reports at the beginning and middle of their terms and 30 days before leaving office. If it is not possible, they must do so within 30 days after leaving.

Pol Ham, CNRP’s former vice president, said he declared his assets last week.

“I sent the required documents to the National Assembly, however I have yet to receive a response from them,” he said.

Mr Ham said that all former CNRP members have to follow the law.

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