Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 13 – Secretary of State for the Ministry of Information Pen Bona said the misleading news made by VOD could be an intention to cause chaos among top leaders in the Royal Government.

“We should emphasize that during the absence of the premier, Samdech Sar Kheng will become the acting premier to sign documents of national affairs. VOD released this news [Hun Manet signed aid agreement to Turkiye on behalf of premier Hun Sen] to destroy the trust in the Royal Government and political stability in the kingdom.”

In order to protect the honor and dignity of the kingdom, on 12 February 2023, premier Hun Sen ordered the Ministry of Information to revoke the VOD license and terminate the broadcast by 10 am on 13 February 2023.

Many media outlets and ministries have voiced support on the government’s decision to revoke the license of VOD.