Police draft drone sub-decree to protect national security

The National Police is drafting a sub-decree on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also referred to as drones, with an objective “to protect national security”, said the General Commissariat’s anti-cybercrime department director Chea Pov on Monday.

The Ministry of Interior held a meeting last Wednesday to discuss the sub-decree which is aimed at regulating the use of drones.

The meeting was presided over by Bun Hun, the ministry’s secretary of state, with the participation of legal officers from the ministry and other relevant units under its supervision.

Pov confirmed that the sub-decree is aimed at strengthening national security, saying “drones have arrived in Cambodia, that’s why we have to start to regulating them”.

“We do this [regulating the use of drones] for the protection of the Kingdom of Cambodia.”

He said the sub-decree will stipulate punishments but he couldn’t confirm when the draft would be finalised.

“When something has the potential to

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