20 December 2012

Commentators Should Speak in Government's favour says Minister

The Shameless Mok Mareth,
Minister of Environment
and jack-booted opponent  of free-speech
"Equity Weekly" a UN-funded television programme was forced to suspend its weekly show by the Cambodian government who complained that it showed 'bias.'

The letter that lead to the suspension was recently released. In it, Mok Mareth , the Minister of the Environment showed clearly that it's not just bias that aggravates him; he believes that any view contrary to his own should not be allowed to be expressed at all.

"The commentator should speak in favour of the government and should not speak in favour of critical groups," said the minister.

And so there you have it; all pretense of  the Cambodian government welcoming debate and criticism stripped bare.

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