Camera-equipped drones banned in Cambodia

 Cambodian authorities issued a directive Monday to ban camera-equipped drones in Phnom Penh saying that they affect people`s privacy and security.

IANS| Last Updated: Feb 16, 2015, 12:45 PM IST

Phnom Penh: Cambodian authorities issued a directive Monday to ban camera-equipped drones in Phnom Penh saying that they affect people`s privacy and security.

"To ensure the respect for the rights of people and to maintain security, safety and public order, the Phnom Penh municipality decides to ban camera-equipped drones from flying airspace from now on," the directive said.

The prohibition came after private television stations and some individuals used camera-equipped drones to take photographs or to film at private places, Xinhua reported.

"Violators will be punished in accordance with the law," Phnom Penh municipality`s spokesman said.