30 May '16, 3am

Singapore mistaken for Libya in Cambodian government video targeting 'excessive' civil rights

PHNOM PENH: Images of Singapore’s skyline have been mistakenly used to depict Libya in a Cambodian government video, which warns that a misuse of civil rights can lead a nation to ruin. In a thinly veiled warning to stirring protest groups in the country, the video titled “Using The Rights In An Anarchic Way” uses examples of Syria and Libya as once beautiful, peaceful countries “destroyed by its own people". It contrasts imagery of thriving metropolises, including one of downtown Singapore purported to be Libya, with images of bombed cities. "This is the result of how the rights were misused. The excessive use of rights will bring about destruction," the video says. “As a result, all the rights were lost.” The video then shows a speech by Defence Minister Tea Banh including references to the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that killed millions of people in the late 1970s. ...

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