Cambodian PM offers redundant VOD staff govt jobs

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has offered government jobs to redundant staff from Voice of Democracy (VOD) as the backlash over his decision to shut the independent news outlet continued to mount with the US State Department weighing in.

Semi-official Fresh News said Hun Sen would “welcome former employees of VOD media to serve in the government to support their livelihoods” as he also alleged foreign interference in the running of the newsgroup just five months before national elections.

“Foreigners have no right to order us to do this or do that according to their wishes, for this is our internal affair,” he said.

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