Cambodia PM now Lord

2016-05-12 18:11
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sees King Norodom Sihamoni off in front of the National Assembly after the opening session of the country's parliament in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (File, AP)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sees King Norodom Sihamoni off in front of the National Assembly after the opening session of the country's parliament in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Phnom Penh - For years, some Cambodian media have referred to the country's leader simply as Prime Minister Hun Sen. Authorities are now warning that has to stop.

The Information Ministry said on Thursday that starting in August, all media must use his full honorary title - "Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen" - in the opening lines of print articles, radio and TV stories about the leader.

Hun Sen's 6-word official title translates roughly to "Lord Prime Minister and Supreme Military Commander."

The rule also applies to several ruling party officials and first lady Bun Rany, who also have formal honorary titles.

The new rule appeared aimed specifically at media viewed by the government as pro-opposition and pro-Western.

Pro-government media generally highlight Hun Sen's formal title.

Read more on:    hun sen  |  cambodia

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.