Hun Sen orders shutdown of independent local news outlet

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the shutdown of one of the last independent local news organizations in the country on Sunday night, saying it had attacked him and his son and hurt the country.

The Voice of Democracy, also known as VOD, will no longer have a license to publish or broadcast from 10am local time on Monday, the prime minister said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.

He ordered Phnom Penh police to “keep order” but not seize property. He said foreign donors to VOD should take back their money and its staff should find new jobs.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/cambodias-hun-sen-orders-shutdown-last-independent-local-news-outlet-2023-02-12/

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