- Are paying bribes an election issue? According to the Economic Times Bureau, India:
'In Cambodia, a survey found that 89% of encounters with traffic police resulted in a bribe'.They highlight the UNDP report:
“The real price of corruption is not paid in currency. The true costs are eroded opportunities, increased marginalisation of the disadvantaged and feelings of injustice,” says a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives, released on Thursday'.Not an issue worth discussing(?), especially if nearly 90% take part in the system...
- Cars containing timber? Somehow a recent spate of crack downs on this type of smuggling has been decreed. In Kampong Cham and in Stung Treng provinces.
- Vietnam continues to complain about subsidizing Cambodian fuel prices.
'Last week, the market management unit of Kien Giang Province caught the owners of two gas stations as they prepared to illegally transport 7,000 liters of gasoline to Cambodia.The solution would be to have either a proper border control (which would also solve the problem with 'cars containing timber') or stopping subsidizing fuel consumption altogether.
The arrests have not seemed to deter the many others involved in fuel smuggling'.