A National Election Committee official warned media groups
on Wednesday to adhere to election regularities and a code of ethics as
Election Day nears.
"The NEC has issued a statement and met representatives
to discuss violations to the code of ethics, and if they still continue to do
it, we would send a warning letter," said NEC Deputy Secretary-General
Sokolac Tipor, as a guest on "Hello VOA."
"If they still do not obey, we will have some sort of
other action," he said. "We will take action if there are complaints
from the parties."
Pro-government media have attacked the opposition during the
campaign, triggering complaints.
Media should know the code of ethics and operate in a
climate of mutual respect, said National Democratic Institute senior program
officer Ly Sothearayuth, also a guest on "Hello VOA."
"There should not be the use of bad words to attack
other parties just in the interest of political gain," he said.