A joint Cambodian-United Nations court, currently trying five former members of the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge group on war crimes charges, is itself facing allegations of corruption and bribery.
Two employees of the court's Office of Administration told CNN of an ongoing kickback scheme involving Cambodian staff. The staffers asked their identities be protected out of fear of retribution to themselves and their families.
"We are talking about 30 to 40 or even a little bit more ... a month," said one employee, referring to the total amount allegedly taken from employees. "Thousand dollars. Thirty or 40,000 dollars a month." Read full article »