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Government Denies Beehive Radio Bid for Expansion


Mam Sonando said the station will call for demonstrations by its own supporters beginning Jan. 27 to demand permission for the expansion.

Mam Sonando said the station will call for demonstrations by its own supporters beginning Jan. 27 to demand permission for the expansion.

The Ministry of Information has rejected an application by independently run Beehive Radio to expand its operations nationwide.

Beehive, which carries Voice of America and other international programming, currently serves Phnom Penh through an FM frequency. It had applied to expand radio relay stations throughout the country and to start a TV station.

In a letter, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith rejected the proposal saying there are “no remaining frequencies” to fulfill the request.

A representative of Beehive owner Mam Sonando said the station will call for demonstrations by its own supporters beginning Jan. 27 to demand permission for the expansion.

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