The deputy director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial tax branch who was arrested for corruption last week was on Friday charged with the misappropriation of public funds, an official confirmed Sunday. Phy Rith, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday, was charged by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court under Article 592 of the penal code, provincial prison director Sam Sophal said. “Mr. Rith was charged under Article 592 and sent to prison for pretrial detention on Friday,” Mr. Sophal said. Article 592 of the penal code pertains to public officials who “demand or receive as
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