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Interior Ministry continues work on cybercrime law

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Ministry officials join a meeting on Monday. MOI

The Interior Ministry and legal experts are continuing to review a draft law on cybercrime.

Bun Honn and Lam Chea, both ministry secretaries of states, on Monday led a meeting between ministry officials and legal experts to study the draft.

Mr Honn yesterday said the meeting was the “preliminary review” of the draft by his ministry.

“We are referencing cybercrime laws from many other countries, including the United States, Singapore and neighbouring countries, as part of the review,” he said.

Mr Honn noted that the draft law has seven chapters and 48 articles, but will change based on further discussions.

“We held about 20 meetings over the draft law now, and will be reviewing it further in the future,” Mr Honn said, noting he could not estimate when the law would be complete.

“In general, this draft law covers cyber crimes and it will include sentences and fines, too,” he added.

Lieutenant General Chea Pov, director of Interior Ministry’s Anti-Cyber Crime Department, said the law will also cover fake news.

“This law will cover all crimes involved with technology, including fake news,” he said. “This law is very necessary.”

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