Cambodia ‘Hunts Facebook Users Who Photoshopped King Into Gay Porn’


Cambodian police are planning to arrest three suspects after they allegedly photoshopped the country’s king into a gay porn scene in an image shared on social media.

It’s alleged the image featuring King Norodom Sihamoni popped up on some Facebook accounts in both Cambodia and Thailand on Christmas Day, Cambodia Daily and AFP reported.

According to reports, the Asian country doesn’t have a specific law that would ban the posting of such an image, but the country’s constitution declares the king “shall be inviolable”.

General Khieu Sopheak, spokesperson for the Cambodian Ministry of Interior, confirmed to a local radio station that an investigation had been launched, but wouldn’t say under which law the three suspects would be charged.

“If we don’t take action against them, more people might follow their act,” he said.

“The king represents the whole nation and they are insulting the king, which is like they are insulting the whole nation.”

Two suspects were believed to be in Cambodia with the third thought to be in Thailand, General Sopheak said.

King Sihamoni took the crown from his father in 2004 and the unmarried ruler has long faced rumours about his sexuality.