Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

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Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:11 am

Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

BY KHUON NARIM AND GEORGE WRIGHT | JULY 8, 2016 | អានជាភាសាខ្មែរ

The Ministry of Information gave a final warning to media outlets on Thursday, ordering that they refer to Prime Minister HE and select officials with their honorific “Samdech” or face legal action, while a ministry official said insubordination could lead to the termination of licenses.

Media outlets were first ordered in December to start using the honorific. In May, the ministry set a June deadline for newspapers and broadcasters registered in Cambodia to start referring to Mr. HE and top CPP officials as “Samdech,” a royally bestowed honorific that translates roughly as “the greatest.”

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Re: Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:25 am

HE Canceled the Instruction for the News Outlet for Using Leaders Titles

According to Thmey Thmey News, HE, the prime minister of Cambodia declared in the meeting with ministries on the morning 08 July 2016 that he canceled the instruction by ministry of information for news outlet to use leader titles which were given by the king Norodom Sihakmony.

The decision of the prime minister HE was published by Phay Siphan, the spokesman of the council of ministers.

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Re: Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

Post by Luigi » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:51 am

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Re: Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

Post by table42 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:55 am

"“Samdech,” a royally bestowed honorific that translates roughly as “the greatest.”
Following in the footsteps of Samdech Mohammed Ali?
I try not to let my mouth say nothin my mind can't stand. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Or

I know nothing, I see nothing, in fact I'm not here right now.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:42 pm

PM Nixes ‘Samdech’ Order Amid Defiance

BY KUCH NAREN | JULY 9, 2016

Less than 24 hours after the Information Ministry issued a final warning to media organizations that have refused to refer to Prime Minister HE and select officials as “Samdech,” the premier announced on Friday that he had overruled the directive.

Journalists were first ordered to refer to Mr. HE by the royally bestowed honorific—which translates roughly as “The Greatest”—in December. A follow-up directive instructing media organizations to begin using the title by July 1 went mostly unheeded, and the ministry issued a final warning on Thursday, with an official adding that insubordinate outlets could see their licenses revoked.


But amid heavy online criticism, Mr. HE took to Facebook on Friday to announce that the title was not necessary after all.

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Re: Government Issues Final ‘Samdech’ Warning

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:44 pm

Cambodia PM HE in honorary title U-turn

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The Cambodian Prime Minister HE has shelved the requirement for media to refer to him as "Lord Prime Minister and Supreme Military Commander."

Previously the country's information ministry had informed media outlets they were always to use the full title on first reference.

The move comes days after local media were sent a final warning to that effect.

Journalists in Cambodia say it is not yet clear what prompted the change.

This week, local media reported that they had been given a final warning by the Ministry of Information on the order to refer to HE by his honorary title in Khmer, "Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo", which translates roughly to "Lord Prime Minister and Supreme Military Commander."

However, on Friday, HE himself wrote on his Facebook page (in Khmer) that "it is not necessary to write that title if journalists don't want to use it.

"But [they] should respect the code of ethics and [find] concrete sources to avoid sharing the wrong information," he added.

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