Date
22 October 2017
The Hong Kong traveler was arrested after he took pictures of the Royal Palace using a drone. Photos: Wikipedia, Xinhua
The Hong Kong traveler was arrested after he took pictures of the Royal Palace using a drone. Photos: Wikipedia, Xinhua

HK man arrested in Phnom Penh for using drone to take pictures

A Hong Kong man was arrested in Phnom Penh after he took pictures of the Royal Palace using a drone.

The 40-year-old man, surnamed Wong, was taken to a police station in the Cambodian capital for questioning on Saturday, but was released in the evening after he signed an affidavit promising not to do it again, Headline Daily reported on Monday.

Phnom Penh in February banned the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to take pictures in the city without permission.

Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said his office, and the Chinese embassy in the Cambodian capital, did not receive any request for help regarding the case.

Lai reminded travelers to strictly follow regulations in the places they visit, adding that relevant information may be added on the security bureau’s website.

Joseph Tung Yiu-chung, executive director of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, made the same call, saying that travelers should be careful not to break regulations in the places they visit.

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