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Hacker posts fake news on PM’s Facebook page

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Mr Hun Sen says his Facebook page was hacked. Fresh News

National police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun yesterday said experts are looking to identify a person who allegedly hacked Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

Yesterday, the person allegedly hacked Mr Hun Sen’s page and posted messages, saying the social media platform will soon be blocked in the Kingdom.

“Facebook tried to delete information and block my account,” the message said. “But I, Hun Sen, would like to say that if you dare to block my account, I will block the use of Facebook in Cambodia.”

A few minutes later, Mr Hun Sen clarified that the message was fake and that his Facebook account had been hacked.

“A few minutes ago someone hacked my Facebook account and deleted some huge data,” Mr Hun Sen posted. “Now Facebook is investigating to track the hacker who is trying to spread false information in our society.

Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said police are now looking to identify a suspect for the post.

“Experts are working to investigate the case and we don’t know yet if the hack was done from inside or outside the country,” he said. He referred further question to the Anti-Cybercrime Department.”

Neither Lieutenant General, Chea Pov, Anti-Cybercrime Department director nor General Chhay Sinarith, National Police deputy chief who is in charge of internal security, could be reached for comment yesterday.

On August 10, after the ruling CPP won all 125 National Assembly seats in last year’s national election, someone allegedly hacked Mr Hun Sen’s Facebook account to post fake news about the CPP sharing seats in parliament with other parties.

The post claimed that the CPP will give up two of its seats in the National Assembly to Funcinpec and two to the League for Democracy Party in order to promote democracy in Cambodia.

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