Man charged for inciting TikTok video

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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

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.