PM Hun Sen Donates Seven Months’ Salaries to Fight Covid-19

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to donate his seven months’ salaries to the National Commission for Combatting Covid-19 (NCCC).
“I volunteer to donate my monthly salary to the NCCC, seven months in total effective from March to September 2020. Ministry of Economy and Finance shall transfer my salaries to the account of the NCCC,” the premier wrote in the letter dated 1 April 2020, addressed to Minister of Economy and Minister of Health.
The Kingdom has confirmed 109 cases of...Read More


PM Hun Sen Orders to Purchase 5.2M Face Masks for Nationwide Distribution

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered to purchase 5.2 million face masks to distribute to Cambodian people and doctors nationwide.
The premier told Fresh News CEO Lim Chea Vutha on Monday.
4 million face masks will be ordered from abroad while 1.2 million to be made in private factories in Sihanoukville.
The premier also ordered a factory to produce 10,000 litres of hand sanitiser per day to supply to the government.
Cambodia has confirmed 107 cases of Covid-19 so far;...Read More


Government Considers Allocating $500M Loans to Banks and MFIs with Low Interest Rates to Help Citizens amid Covid-19

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia considered allocating USD 500-600 million to banks and microfinance institutions at low interest rates.
“We consider allocating USD 500-600 million of government budget to banks with low interest rates so banks will give loans to citizens and businesses with lower rates,” the premier said.
Strongman Hun Sen also appealed to the private sector and property owners to grant preferential treatment to customers and leasers by delaying payment deadlines or...Read More


Cambodia Prepares Laws on State of Emergency, Says PM Hun Sen

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed that the Royal Government of Cambodia has drafted laws on placing the country in a state of emergency to fight Covid-19.
The premier addressed in the press conference held at the National Assembly on Monday.
“We have drafted the laws and the statements already. We will have details of what needs to be done and impose measures to shutdown public and private institutions if required,” stated the premier.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said the content...Read More


PM Hun Sens Calls on Repatriated Cambodian Workers in Thailand to Self-isolate for 14 Days

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urged repatriated Cambodian workers in Thailand to conduct 14-day self-quarantine and inform their neighbors in order to fight Covid-19 in their communities.
The premier addressed in the press conference held at the National Assembly on Monday.
“I encourage our workers from Thailand to self-isolate for 14 days and raise a banner in front of the houses saying [we have members just repatriated from Thailand so please do not visit us],” the premier said.
He also ordered...Read More


Cambodia Suspends Exporting White Rice and Paddy Rice to Ensure Food Security

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered to suspend the exports of Cambodian white rice and paddy rice, effective on 5 April 2020 to ensure food security in the Kingdom amid Covid-19 crisis.
The order was made in the press conference held on Monday.
“I order to suspend exporting white rice and paddy rice effective on 5 April to ensure food security; but we still export fragrant rice until a new decision made,” the premier said.

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PM Hun Sen Urges Media to Spread Educational Messages on Combatting Covid-19 to Cambodian People

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Covid-19, urged all media outlets to effectively spread Covid-29 educational messages across Cambodia.
The premier spoke in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.
“All radios, TVs, and broadcasting channels must widely publish educational videos on combatting Covid-19,” said Prime Minister Hun Sen.
He also urged Ministry of Health to produce contents for broadcasting on radios and TVs...Read More


Small Country, Big Heart: Cambodia Announces Free Treatment for All Covid-19 Patients

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, as Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Covid-19, announced to offer free treatment to any patient of Covid-19, local and foreign.
The premier spoke in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.
“Cambodia is poor, but we have big heart. We cover all the expenses for Covid-19 patients both local and foreigners in the Kingdom,” the premier said.
“As the host country and on the...Read More


Face Masks Seized and Pharmacies Shutdown for Inflating Price, PM Hun Sen Warns

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to confiscate the masks and shut down any pharmacies that selling overpriced masks, addressing in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.
“Authority will seize the masks and shut down the pharmacies that sell overpriced masks. Owners will be banned from conducting further business,” the premier warned.
Cambodia’s neighbour Thailand has arrested and fined vendors who sell masks at inflated prices.
So far, five vendors...Read More


3k Rooms Reserved for Covid-19 Treatment: PM Hun Sen

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, as Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Covid-19 announced that Cambodia has prepared more than 3,000 rooms for Covid-19 treatment.
The premier spoke in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.
The premier has ordered governors nationwide to rent hotels or guesthouses as the sites to treat people infected with Covid-19.
“As hotels have fewer guests, we could use them as the hospitals. We can...Read More


PM Hun Sen Considers Requesting HM King to Put Cambodia in State of Emergency

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he considered requesting His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni to put Cambodia in state of emergency to fight Covid-19.
The premier spoke in a meeting with 400 volunteered doctors to fight Covid-19 on 25 March 2020 at the Peace Palace.
“As my appeal to fight Covid-19 is not effective, I consider implementing Article 22 of the Constitution, placing state of emergency,” the premier stated.
Cambodia’s Constitution Article 22 stipulates, “When the nation faces danger, the King...Read More


PM Hun Sen Orders Governors to Use Hotels as Covid-19 Treatment Sites

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered governors nationwide to rent hotels or guesthouses as the sites to treat people infected with Covid-19.
“As hotels have fewer guests, we could use them as the hospitals. We can rent a hotel in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampong Cham or any other province. It will be much easier as rooms and utilities are available already,” said Premier Hun Sen in a voice message addressed to governors spread in a messaging app on Monday.
Cambodia has...Read More


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