Cambodia denies formulating restrictive internet laws

Cambodia has denied that it has formulated laws restricting the freedom on internet and tightening the controls.

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) issued a statement after criticism mounted over the enactment of a sub-decree requiring all internet traffic to be routed within a national gateway within a year.

“The allegations with regard to the establishment of the National Internet Gateway are unfounded, politically motivated, untrue and contradictory to the objectives stated in the Sub-Decree,” the statement said.

“MPTC would like to reiterate that no provision in the Sub-Decree authorises the collection of consumers’ data and restriction on freedom of expression,” it added.

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