Poser over whether State of Emergency is needed to stem virus spread

Seven months ago, when Acting Head of State Say Chhum signed the draft law on State of Emergency into legislation after it was unanimously approved by legislative bodies and the Constitutional Council of Cambodia, the possibility of its implementation remains a sensitive question.

During the outbreak following the “November 3 incident” and the visit of the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó to the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen had hinted that he could request King Norodom Sihamoni to sign a royal decree to put some parts of the country into a State of Emergency, but he did not wish to do so.

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