Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed for the whole nation to come together in combating corruption in a bid to create a driving force for socio-economic development.

PM Hun Sen called upon all state agencies and citizens to support his government in stamping out corrupt practices, ensuring the country’s development and social justice in 2014 and the years ahead, according to a governmental document issued on December 6.

The PM declared that the government’s effort alone is not enough. The hard work needs the active participation of all ministries, authorities, the people, and non-governmental organizations.
Cambodia ranked 160th out of 177 states for public sector corruption in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index issued by Transparency International in 2013.-VNA