Police in Phnom Penh have arrested two men accused of posting bogus documents on phony Facebook accounts attributed to Prime Minister Hun Sen, an Interior Ministry official said on Thursday.
Y Sokhy, director of the ministry’s department of counterterrorism and transnational crime, said the pair, arrested separately, had “used fake names on Facebook, produced fake documents and posted fake public documents on Facebook.”
The men were identified as Chhuon Saron, a 39-year-old employee of a microfinance agency, who was arrested on Wednesday in Sen Sok district, and Suon Chan Rotanak, 24, a telephone repairman, who was arrested on Thursday in Chbar Ampov district.
Lieutenant General Sokhy said the men introduced themselves on social media as Mr. Hun Sen’s advisers and used an imitation seal attributed to the prime minister on the fake documents they posted.
The men were expected to appear in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning today, he added.
Mr. Hun Sen is a prolific user of Facebook, where he posts daily messages and photographs of himself both at work and play.
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