A senior ruling party official yesterday accused foreign journalists and media outlets in Cambodia of interfering in the Kingdom’s governance and urging political instability.
Speaking to reporters in the capital, Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker and National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said a number of journalists – including from the Post – needed to review their approach to reporting issues in Cambodia or face possible legal action.
“[I] would like to tell the foreign press that have interfered deeply in political governance in Cambodia, please think about this carefully,” he said, adding that those reporting in Cambodia needed to decide whether they were journalists or political activists. “This is not a threat – it is a request for them to be professional.”
But Vun singled out the Post as an example of a media outlet that must “take responsibility” for their reporting or face the consequences. …