• Cambodia PM U-turns on ‘glorious & supreme’ title


    PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Premier Hun Sen backed down on Friday from a government order requiring journalists to refer to him as “glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander” in all news reports. The edict, which sparked widespread ridicule, was handed down in May while the Ministry of Information issued new threats this week to revoke the licenses of any media outlets that failed to use the royally-bestowed title on first reference. The honorific has no exact English translation but the words taken together mean “glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander.”



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