Two Facebook accounts belonging to lawmaker Hun Many, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, were hacked yesterday evening, according to a statement released by his office.
A staff member at Many’s youth group, the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, confirmed Many’s accounts were hacked.
“We are working on it now,” said the staffer, who declined to give her name. “We don’t have detailed information yet.”
According to the statement, two of the lawmaker’s Facebook pages – Hun Many and Hun Mani – were “hacked” after “multiple attempts to occupy the accounts in the past few days”.
“The team already filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior for investigation,” the statement continued. “We would like to inform to the public that since then, any information disseminating on Hun Many and Hun Mani are not from him and his team.”
Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak said yesterday that the ministry had not yet received the complaint.
Meanwhile, two senior military officials had also had their Facebook accounts hacked earlier this month, Ministry of Defence spokesman Chum Socheat announced at a meeting yesterday.
Socheat said the hacker used the officials' Facebook accounts to make critical posts about military leaders.
"We cannot combat the hackers because hackers are usually very far away, so now we are trying to figure it out at the competent ministry," Socheat said. "We asked the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to investigate."