Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 23 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen stated that the dissemination of false information is not a freedom of expression.

The premier spoke at the annual meeting of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 23) at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel.

On that occasion, Samdech also asked a question for his foreign friends whether dissemination of false information is a freedom of expression when they brought up the case of VOD's license removal.

"The whole world is fighting against fake news […] It [dissemination of false information] is not a democratic process and freedom of expression,” the premier underlined.

At the same time, Samdech urged capital-provincial administrations to create their own telegram channels that could contribute to fighting against fake news.