On January 6, Interior Minister Sar Kheng called on the working groups of relevant ministries and institutions to cultivate their “spirit of cooperation” to prevent and combat money laundering and related crimes more effectively.
The minister made the remark while presiding over a ceremony to disseminate the provisions of a sub-decree against money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, which also establishes a committee to oversee relevant work.
He stressed that relevant government units must be motivated and fulfill the duties inherent in their roles in a highly responsible manner, and make good progress in anti-money laundering efforts.
“The ministries and institutions must strengthen the apparatus for combating money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and ensure the stability and integrity of the Cambodian financial system”, Sar Kheng said.
A decision of the associated committee appointed Sar Kheng as chairman, Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia Chea Chanto and Minister of Justice Koeut Rith as deputies, and representatives of various government agencies as members.