The idea that a prime minister or president would leak stories about one news organization to another is almost unheard of. It’s the type of job best left to the underlings but not in Cambodia, where one news portal has cited Prime Minister Hun Sen as its leak.
Perhaps more importantly, the story behind the story offers a rare insight into the type of politics which is shaping a government that is often upset by criticism and all too quick to jump on the fake news bandwagon in self-defense.
Billed as TOP NEWS, it started on Sept. 21 when Fresh News reported that Chun Chanboth, deputy director of Radio Free Asia (RFA), had told the prime minister’s eldest son, General Hun Manet, that US intelligence monitored Fresh News.
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