Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man charged for inciting TikTok video

Man charged for inciting TikTok video

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A man is arrested on April 12 for posting a video on video-sharing app TikTok claiming that a number of people had died after getting vaccinated against Covid-19. Police

Man charged for inciting TikTok video

The man who was arrested and sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on April 13 for posting short clips on video-sharing app TikTok claiming that a number of people died after getting vaccinated against Covid-19 has been charged and referred to the investigating judge.

Kong Sambath, 35, has been charged with "obstructing the implementation of health measures" aimed at stemming the spread of Covid-19 under Article 11 of the law on the control of Covid-19 and other deadly contagious disease.

Sambath faces between six months and three years in prison and a fine of between two and five million riel ($500 and $1,250) if found guilty.

Under the law, if an act or suspect is found to have spread the virus to others or affected public health, the jail term and fine would be more than double to between two and five years, and five and 20 million riel respectively.

MOST VIEWED

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement

  • Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

    After 52 days of zero new Covid-19 cases, Cambodia has now detected new infections, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. In his special audio address to the nation late on June 28, Hun Sen said the new cases were detected on people who had undergone PCR tests

  • Higher education leaders tour US

    With support from the US Department of State, 10 Cambodian leaders in higher education participated in the 10-day International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) in three US states from June 19 to July 1. They included nine university rectors and directors of higher education institutions who are members of

  • Gold-covered boundary stone found within Angkor Thom’s West Gate

    The Apsara National Authority (ANA) announced that their working group in charge of restoration work at Angkor Thom's Takav Gate or the West Gate recently found an ancient stone slab commonly known as a boundary stone. The boundary stone is 53 cm by 53 cm and 12 cm