Yeap tackles Apsara allegations

Senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker Cheam Yeap has dismissed allegations of massive corruption by the government body that oversees the Angkor Archaeological Park made by opposition lawmaker Son Chhay last week.

Chhay called for a full investigation into the reporting and use of funds from ticket sales at the Angkor temple complex during a fact-finding mission to Siem Reap province as deputy chairman of the National Assembly’s banking and finance commission, which Yeap leads.

He alleged that the Apsara Authority, which contracts the ticket sales at the temple complex to Sok Kong’s Sokimex conglomerate, had underreported ticket sales amounting to tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue and had sold prime real estate to Sokimex at a fraction of its market value.

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