Hun Sen Hints ‘Military Forces’ to Oversee Coronavirus State of Emergency

Cambodia’s government has drafted a law to put the country in a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said details would be made public on Friday but may allow authorities to “use military forces for control.”

Speaking at a press conference at the National Assembly on Monday, Hun Sen said he planned to introduce the new state of emergency law to his government this week.

“Now the draft law has been completed already, so I will lead a Council of Ministers meeting tomorrow on March 31 to review it before sending it to a meeting of the Council of Minister on Friday,” Hun Sen told reporters after a parliamentary sitting on Monday.

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