Cambodia rights group forced to remove ‘offensive’ rap song

‘Blood Workers’ by rapper Kea Sokun recalls deadly crackdown on workers’ protest in January 2014.

At least one Cambodian civil society group has removed a music video titled Blood Workers recorded by controversial rapper Kea Sokun, and others are expected to follow similar demands from the police after a complaint was lodged by the Culture Ministry.

Human rights group Licadho said its operations director was told during a police interview on Jan. 9 that refusing to remove the music video from social media and its website would result in legal action by authorities.

“To avoid further legal action, Licadho removed the music video from Facebook last night and from the website today. A censored page remains in its place,” it said in a statement.

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