Court Questions Kampong Chhnang Radio Owner Over Ambiguous Charges

The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court is questioning a local radio owner Sok Oudom after the Ministry of Information revoked the media license for his radio frequency on allegations of “exaggerated news reporting.”

The Ministry of Information on Tuesday revoked the media license for Rithysen Radio News Station on FM99.75 and the station’s website for allegedly “publishing information which is exaggerated information, contains incitement to violence, provocation to commit discrimination and provocation to cause social insecurity and chaos.”

On Wednesday, Sok Oudom was arrested by local police and questioned before being sent to the provincial court on Thursday. Long Sitha, Kampong Chhnang provincial court spokesman only said that the court was still questioning Sok Oudom as of 4:30 p.m.

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