They did it again
After the opening session yesterday, today was the first National Assembly meeting of the 4th legislature. And yet again the international news services were prohibited access to the assembly room to provide the public with a firsthand account. Is it excessive paranoia or just incompetence? Probably a bit of both… It is not enough to pose as a democracy. One has to act like one too.
CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/09/2008: Press room at the National Assembly.
And that restriction results in unflattering portraits of the members of the assembly.
CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/09/2008: Mr CHEA Soth, Dean of the Assembly and PPC MP for Phnom Penh, during his speech at the National Assembly on a television in the press room. International press agencies were forbidden access to the National Assembly room.