Cambodia Wants Media To Call Its Leaders 'Lords' — Or Else
The Cambodian government told the country's media outlets they have to call several top officials "lords" or face the consequences.By Melissa Prax | May 14, 2016
Top officials in Cambodia are technically called lords — and soon, the media will also have to call them that.
The formal titles for several Cambodian officials include a Khmer word that translates into English as "lord," which means the country's prime minister — Hun Sen — should be addressed as "lord prime minister and supreme military commander."
The government warned journalists will have to start using those full titles by July, or they'll block their broadcasts and take away their licenses.