Cambodia’s Hun Sen orders shutdown of independent media outlet over news report about his son

Online outlet Voice of Democracy reported on February 9 that Hun Sen’s eldest son, Lieutenant General Hun Manet, had approved financial aid to Turkey. The outlet publishes and broadcasts in Khmer and English, and is frequently critical of Hun Sen and his government

Cambodia’s strongman leader ordered the shutdown of one of the country’s few remaining local independent media outlets on Sunday after taking issue with a news report about his son.

One of the world’s longest-serving leaders, Prime Minister Hun Sen has increasingly cracked down on any opposition as he prepares for elections later this year.

Online outlet Voice of Democracy (VOD) publishes and broadcasts in Khmer and English, and is frequently critical of Hun Sen and his government.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3209966/cambodias-hun-sen-orders-shutdown-independent-media-outlet-over-news-report-about-his-son

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