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Cambodia Launches Investigation Into Corruption Allegations In Handling Of Global Fund Money

“Cambodia’s government anticorruption agency has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption involving the handling of money from an international fund to fight infectious diseases, a senior official of the watchdog agency said,” Kyodo News International/GlobalPost reports. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria suspended contracts with two international suppliers of mosquito nets after discovering the companies had paid bribes to health officials in Cambodia, the news service notes, adding, “The Global Fund said it began investigating allegations of corrupt practices among Cambodian fund recipients in 2011.” According to the news agency, “Phay Siphan, a spokesman of the Council of Ministers, said the government will conduct a full investigation” (11/23).