Phnom Penh, Oct. 7 – The Guardian newspaper edited its article after receiving backlash from Cambodia regarding its false publication on Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen received Cypriot passport.
The Guardian said its article was amended on 6 October 2021.
“An earlier version incorrectly said that the Cambodian leader, Hun Sen, was among those who had received a Cypriot passport.”
“Some members of the Cambodian leader Hun Sen’s inner circle, were discovered to have been among the thousands of non-Europeans who received a Cypriot passport,” according to the latest version.
Koy Kuong, secretary of state and spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia, sent a letter to Katherine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, asking for clarification.
“I am writing to get clarification from you concerning an online article titled: [Law firm founded by Cypriot President accused of hiding assets of Russian exile] published on 3 October 2021 and written by Luke Harding and Helena Smith. One paragraph of the article says: [In addition to Russian Oligarchs and Saudi potentials, the Cambodian Leader, Hun Sen, was discovered to have been among the thousands of non-Europeans who received a Cypriot passport.] This is a grossly false and unacceptable claim,” according to the letter seen by Fresh News on Thursday.