Published on June 05, 2006
BY: CHAK Sopheap
Corruption exists in all countries but it is in the developing world that is most destructive (Report: Firms See Judges as Most Corrupt", Thursday, page 1).
In a poor country like
Corruption continues partly because it is seen as normal by too many Cambodians. There is a lack of political commitment to encourage people to speak out about corruption and to hold authorities for it.
Though Prime Minister Hun Sen has declared "war" on corruption and an anti-corruption law has been proposed, there is still a question of when it will be enacted and whether it is effective.