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NEC complains of hotline abuse

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NEC secretary general Tep Nytha speaking to the press this morning. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The National Election Committee has asked the Interior Ministry to take legal action against phone users who call the NEC hotline using inappropriate language and insults.

The NEC set up the free hotlines last month to provide basic details for voters in the national election this month.

The hotlines provide information on voter registration, polling places and the correct times for casting ballots.

NEC secretary-general Tep Nytha said the NEC filed a complaint with the ministry recently after a couple callers insulted the committee with inappropriate words.

He believed this was illegal behaviour with the intention of interfering in the election process.

“Using insulting words against the election is considered as disruption to the state’s work,” he said.

“It’s clearly an illegal action. The committee has recorded voices and phone numbers of those callers as evidence.”

Full story on Wednesday’s paper

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