(Phnom Penh): President of Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) today wrote letters to two American broadcasters expressing his feedback to the recent short documentaries, siting Cambodia’s sex trade are riddle with many errors and misrepresentation.
Huy Vannak, President of UJFC, said in his separate two-page letters to the United States based television stations, ABC News and CNN in which the two short documentaries implicating Cambodian girls are entitled to be sold for sex by their parents and another featuring former Cambodian Sex workers , a broadcast that aims to “damage of Cambodia’s global reputation as a gender sensitive nation, a destination of responsible tourism and a culture of readily smiling people”.
Mr. Vannak, who also holds a position as Undersecretary of State at Interior Ministry – a government body works to fight against sex trafficking in the country, told the televisions Editors-in-Chief that one of what being sited in the films are baseless as it is no existed in the Kingdom such as former notorious brothel area Svay Pak in Russei Keo district of Phnom Penh.
“Prostitution and consequentially sex trafficking proliferated in Cambodia coinciding with the arrival of the United Nation Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC),” he said in letter addressing to ABC Nightline program while in his letter to CNN says the location called Svay Pak “no longer exists for over 15 years now”.
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