Angkor ticket sales: APSARA Authority called to National Assembly

Allegations of accounting irregularities still persist, and the APSARA Authority will be called to answer questions at the National Assembly of Cambodia next month.

Apsara summoned to account for ticket sales
Phnom Penh Post, 03 February 2015

The Apsara Authority will be summoned to the National Assembly next month to defend its stance in an embittered spat over revenue collected from ticket sales at Angkor Archaeological Park, according to opposition party lawmakers.

Apsara, which manages the historical site of Angkorian temples, will be asked to answer for alleged irregularities and an underreporting of ticket sales, said Ho Vann, chairman of the assembly’s Anti-Corruption Commission.

Van added that if the authority overseeing Cambodia’s largest tourist draw will not come to the capital to account for its for-profit revenue-sharing deal with Sokimex, then he will lead the 10-member commission to Siem Reap.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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