PM Hun Sen Says Cambodia’s Top Priority Is Fighting Covid-19

Source: FN Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that Cambodia’s most important task for these days is fighting Covid-19. He spoke at the annual congress of Health Ministry, held Wednesday at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel. “To contain the outbreak of Covid-19 is our priority and the work we all must do,” he said. The…

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Excerpts of Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Asia-Europe University [Unofficial Translation]

[…] The US-ASEAN summit scheduled to take place on March 14. However, in light of Covid-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump is required to postpone […] I supported his decision […] the President as well as we, leaders in ASEAN, are focusing efforts to keep the disease situation under control […]

[…] I have come to a point that in the time to come I will hold those who spread fake news – for instance that someone fell dead because of Covid-19, responsible as terrorists […] (One may ask that) those rogues (have done so) what would they get in return from spreading fake news […] but causing fear for people and their own families […]

[…] the National Council for Women appealed to women not to wear shorts […] I have said that those who do business online should not go live in inappropriate dressings […] some said we violated human rights […] have they looked up laws regarding human trafficking and protection of custom and tradition? […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Asia-Europe University, 2 March 2020

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PM Hun Sen Says Covid-19 Impedes ASEAN-US Special Summit

Source: FN Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Covid-19 is the reason behind the delay of ASEAN-US Special Summit, speaking at a graduation ceremony on Monday. “I still think Covid-19 is the first and foremost cause of postponing [ASEAN-US Special Summit]. The US highly values the relations of ASEAN-US,” he said. The premier’s reaction came…

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