Cambodia PM Accuses Opposition of Spreading Fake News, While His Control Over Media Outlets is Revealed

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen alleged Friday that the main opposition party he had banned last year is spreading fake news, while it emerged that his government has exerted heavy-handed control of a purportedly independent outlet.

“Cambodia is facing the serious problem of fake news that has polluted the social environment,” he said in a statement delivered at the Club of Cambodian Journalists annual meeting.

The fake news was “provoked by the opposition politicians and opportunists, with the goal of toppling the legitimate government through colored revolutions, with the intent to drag the country into war with the support of foreign entities,” he said, repeating a familiar theme.

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