Two British Men Detained for Flying Drone at Midnight in Phnom Penh

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Two British Men Detained for Flying Drone at Midnight in Phnom Penh

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Cambodia News (Phnom Penh): On November 8, at 00:55 am, two British men, LEWIS OLIVER WALKER, 20 years old, and JAY WALLACE MAYCOCK, were detained for flying a drone with camera from their hotel, on street 184, Sangkat Chey Chumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
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The police confiscated a drone camera FIMI SXE, two phones, and the men's two passports. At 9:30 am this morning, the police sent the two British men to the department against technology offences to follow the legal action.
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:facepalm:
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this looks like a couple of naive young tourists taking aerial selfies well away from anything sensitive
but check their history
I'll bet they've had previous jobs working for 'government'
clearly spies

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The drone is a toy sold in Mi shops. Looks like bad timing, you don’t want to drone around the 9th November I guess.


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Drones are allowed in Cambodia, and there are no other rules for general use. However, in some areas, there are significant restrictions on the use of multicopters. In the capital, Phnom Penh, you need a special permit for the ascent of a drone as at Angkor Park, or around any historic temples.
Cambodia Drone Laws (2019) | UAV Systems International

Tourists can bring their drones into Thailand. However, they are not allowed to fly their drones here until they have registered their devices with the NBTC or the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Forms can be downloaded from the NBTC here (in Thai) and from the CAAT here (in English).
https://thaiembdc.org/registration-need ... -thailand/

If your drone weighs 200 grams (.44 pounds) or more you must obtain permission from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications before flying. ... Do not fly over people or crowded areas. Do not fly near airports or aircrafts that are in operation.
Drone Laws in Laos | UAV Coach (2019)

Flying a drone is legal in Vietnam. However, A unique flight license is required for every drone flight conducted in Vietnam. Applications must be submitted at least 14 days before the planned date of the flight to the Operations Bureau of the General Command Post of the Ministry of Defense.
Drone Laws in Vietnam | UAV Coach (2019)
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Just for the record, don't do a search for the name of the drone mentioned unless you want a lot of porn
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled
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Is fishing permitted?
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Clemen wrote:Just for the record, don't do a search for the name of the drone mentioned unless you want a lot of porn
That’s something I need to fact check right now


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Clemen wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:55 pm Just for the record, don't do a search for the name of the drone mentioned unless you want a lot of porn
You clickbaiter you.... Now i'll be all night 'researching' and forgot about the drone
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Anthony's Weiner wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:40 pm Drones are allowed in Cambodia, and there are no other rules for general use. However, in some areas, there are significant restrictions on the use of multicopters. In the capital, Phnom Penh, you need a special permit for the ascent of a drone as at Angkor Park, or around any historic temples.
Cambodia Drone Laws (2019) | UAV Systems International

Tourists can bring their drones into Thailand. However, they are not allowed to fly their drones here until they have registered their devices with the NBTC or the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Forms can be downloaded from the NBTC here (in Thai) and from the CAAT here (in English).
https://thaiembdc.org/registration-need ... -thailand/

If your drone weighs 200 grams (.44 pounds) or more you must obtain permission from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications before flying. ... Do not fly over people or crowded areas. Do not fly near airports or aircrafts that are in operation.
Drone Laws in Laos | UAV Coach (2019)

Flying a drone is legal in Vietnam. However, A unique flight license is required for every drone flight conducted in Vietnam. Applications must be submitted at least 14 days before the planned date of the flight to the Operations Bureau of the General Command Post of the Ministry of Defense.
Drone Laws in Vietnam | UAV Coach (2019)
Drones are banned from flying in PP since Feb 2015 without prior approval.

Feb 19 2015


Cambodian authorities issued a directive Monday banning drones from the airspace of the nation’s capital city without prior approval, citing privacy and security concerns.

“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 over Phnom Penh’s airspace from now on,” the directive read.

Also can check this

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/city-acts ... zes-palace
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