The government is forming an inter-ministerial committee to investigate changes to the salaries of Cambodia’s tens of thousands of state employees, whose low pay is widely blamed for pervasive corruption and poor public services. In a directive signed on November 13, Prime Minister Hun Sen orders five ministries to form a Working Group on Salary System Reform within 15 days, a deadline that ends Thursday. “The main role and duty of this working group on salary system reform is to conduct a study of the government’s salary system as a package, covering the national and sub-national civil servants,
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