Minister Hun Sen blasted national and private television companies on
Monday for not broadcasting his directive on the regulation of gambling
machines. "I issued the directive on December 5, but broadcasts only
started on December 19," the premier said Monday during a graduation
ceremony at the National Institute of Education. The directive states
that all Cambodians are forbidden to play slot machines and that all
stand alone machines must be fully licensed and kept only in private
rooms at hotel and leisure complexes.