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Police officers told to monitor all social media posts

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National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun. KT/Chor Sokunthea

National Police chief General Neth Savoeun today urged all officers to monitor social media platforms such as Facebook for posts by ill-intentioned groups who attack the government.

During a monthly meeting at National Police Headquarters, Gen Savoeun instructed all police officers to pay attention to maintaining security, public safety, and especially prevent hostile groups who attempt to overthrow the government, National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said.

“General Neth Savoeun has instructed us to monitor social media platforms such as Facebook for public opinion, both constructive criticism and hostile posts by groups out to attack the government,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said. “We will accept truthful criticism and we will act immediately against those who have ill-intentions to attack on the government.”

He called on social media platform users to post information to serve social interests rather than to destroy society.

“We will take legal action against those who insult the King, post untrue information or incite people not to repay their bank debts,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said “They use Facebook to destroy society, so police will take legal action.”

Last week, Interior Minister Sar Kheng slammed former opposition party leader Sam Rainsy for instigating people to start a civil disobedience campaign to obtain debt relief and to stop servicing loans.

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