Cambodia’s Leader Shuts Independent News Outlet

From a New York Times story by Seth Mydans headlined “Cambodia’s Leader Shuts Independent News Outlet Ahead of Election”:

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia ordered the shutdown of the Voice of Democracy, one of the country’s last independent news outlets, intensifying a long-running crackdown on the news media and political opposition as he consolidates his grip on power.

Mr. Hun Sen said he was angry at a reference to his son and presumed heir, Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, by the outlet, and was not satisfied with the apology he received.