The Cambodian government has called for restraint from its people in the wake of an incident in which a Channel 3 reporter appeared to stand on photos of Norodom Sihanouk, the deceased former king of Cambodia.
The Cambodian Prime Minister's Office said in a statement released on Thursday that all Cambodian people should avoid ill-intentioned attempts by some political groups to use the case to stir instability in the country and rifts with neighbouring countries.
A picture of Thapanee Eadsrichai appearing to stand over photos of the late royal drew criticism from both Cambodians and Thais. The Cambodian government warned that some groups are circulating the photo to mobilise public support to damage relations between the Thai and Cambodian people.
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