Saturday, July 5, 2008

ECCC Clears Allegations of Corruption in Administration

By Soy Sophea

The Cambodian and International representatives approved measures taken by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Friday for avoiding involvement in accusation corruption in its human resource management.

Sean Visoth, the ECCC’s Chief of Administration, told a press conference that a meeting on April 25 will put an end to these damaging speculations.

He said that a team of consultants from Deloitte/ India and from Cambodia had spent US $ 100,000 to conduct an audit of funds. Jo Scheuer, UNDP Country Director, also said
at the event that audits conducted to date had uncovered no evidence of underhanded
dealing with regard to the management of the ECCC’s financial resources.

“Based on audits conducted from 2006 to present, there have been no questionable financial transactions, no misallocated resources, and no incomplete or missing documentation in support of disbursement made by the ECCC,” Jo Scheuer said. “All of their financial transactions have passed audit scrutiny,” Socheuer said the audits aimed to restore confidence of international donors, shaken by the accusation.

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