A new report by Bangkok-based non-profit Asia Center shows that the Cambodian government is using online-related legislation to further oppress and threaten civic freedom. The report calls on the government to repeal articles that can be used to curtail the exercise of freedom of expression.
The Cambodian government defended the country’s planned National Internet Gateway (NIG), after three UN Special Rapporteurs raised concerns, saying it could be used to suppress online freedom of expression.
Internet service provider MekongNet said it was concerned about network reliability and potential costs attached to a newly-issued sub-decree establishing a national internet gateway (NIG) that would see it exert control over Cambodians’ online communications.
The Cambodian government has put in place a national single internet gateway (NIG) system to optimize network management, it said, but also to control the flow of online traffic in the country.