PM Hun Sen Reaffirms His Support to Social Media

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen confirmed here this morning that he is a Facebook's fan and will allow all social media to operate freely.

Addressing to the groundbreaking ceremony of the Project for Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement in Phnom Penh Capital Phase IV this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen recalled the hack of his Facebook account last week.

The Premier explained to the public that how he can shut down Facebook in Cambodia while he himself is a main supporter of Facebook.

Recently, hackers had hacked his official Facebook account for a short time and during that time, they posted, I (Samdech Techo) will close the door on Facebook if the Facebook company shuts down my Facebook account.

I'm a Facebook user, how can I cease the operation of Facebook in the country? he asked, thus reiterating that Cambodia will not block Facebook or any other social media. Under my leadership, [] Cambodia will always open to all social media, he stressed.

On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen added that Cambodia should have laws to combat fake news in the country while some nations have already used them against cybercrimes.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press