Asia Briefs: No need to call Hun Sen 'glorious, supreme PM'

No need to call Hun Sen 'glorious, supreme PM'

PHNOM PENH • Cambodian Premier Hun Sen backed down yesterday from a government order requiring journalists to refer to him as "glorious, supreme Prime Minister and powerful commander" in all news reports.

The edict, which sparked widespread ridicule, was handed down in May while the Ministry of Information issued new threats this week to revoke the licences of any media outlets that failed to use the royally bestowed title on first reference.


Bookseller may leave HK over safety fears

HONG KONG • Bookseller Lam Wing Kee has revealed in an interview with South China Morning Post that he is leaving the door open to relocating to Taiwan, even as he expects Hong Kong police to provide him with round-the-clock protection within a few days.

He told the paper on Thursday that he would leave Hong Kong if his family and friends got into trouble because of him.

Seoul mayor is 54th LKY Exchange Fellow

Seoul mayor Park Won Soon will start a four-day visit today to Singapore as the 54th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement yesterday.

Mr Park, who is also scheduled to attend the World Cities Summit 2016, will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

He will also meet Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong and be hosted to a lunch by Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, MFA said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe