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Law penalising anyone insulting the king passed

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t is now a crime to insult His Majesty the King. KT/Mai Vireak

The National Assembly on Wednesday passed some laws, including an amendment to the Penal Code that gives jail time to anyone insulting the king.

The National Assembly passed the new law by 123 votes from four political parties.

The National Assembly also passed a law to push and facilitate business in the Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Development Triangle Area by 121votes.

The Criminal Code amendment states that anyone who insults the king shall be punished with imprisonment from one to five years and a fine from $500 to $12,500.

Full story in Thursday’s paper.

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