Tuesday News Roundup

From Kyodo News
Cambodia shuts down 330 print media outlets
Cambodia on Monday shut down 330 supposedly “inactive” print media outlets, citing the need to prevent media passes issued to them from being misused.


From VOA Khmer
Q&A: UN Secretary-General ‘Concerned’ by Deteriorating Democratic Space in Cambodia
Farhan Aziz Haq spoke to VOA Khmer about the Cambodian government’s crackdown on the opposition and growing democratic crisis leading up to next year’s general election.


From Radio Free Asia
Dissolved Cambodia Opposition Rejects PM Hun Sen’s Call to ‘Form New Party’
A senior official from Cambodia’s recently dissolved opposition party on Monday rejected a suggestion by the country’s prime minister to “form a new political party” ahead of upcoming elections, calling it a tactic meant to “defuse international pressure” over ongoing restrictions on democracy.


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