Cambodian PM upset with 40 NGOs for ‘double standards’

Misogynistic attacks on VOD reporter unlikely to get a hearing.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at a group of 40 non-government organizations (NGOs) who have urged legal action against an online celebrity for “misogynistic” online attacks on a reporter amid the shutting down of a Church-backed independent news outlet.

Hun Sen told a graduation ceremony at the Human Resource University that the group of 40 had ignored insults hurled against his wife and sister-in-law, Bun Sotha, who passed away on Feb. 3.

“I was saddened by the loss of my wife’s sister and at the same time, my wife and my family were insulted. Pheng Vannak slightly offended the former VOD [Voice of Democracy] female employee, but the 40 NGOs took serious action against him,” government mouthpiece Fresh News reported.

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