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Hun Sen's Cambodia

Cambodia's Hun Sen orders shutdown of independent local news outlet

VOD story hurt the "dignity and reputation" of the Cambodian government, Hun Sen says

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen looks on at a news conference after the European Union (EU) and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) commemorative summit in Brussels, Belgium Dec.14, 2022.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the shutdown of one of the last independent local news organizations in the country on Sunday night, saying it had attacked him and his son and hurt the country.

The Voice of Democracy, also known as VOD, will no longer have a license to publish or broadcast from 10am local time on Monday, the prime minister said in a statement posted on his official Facebook page.

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