Hun Sen Preps State of Emergency Law, Warns Rights Advocate

Prime Minister Hun Sen said a new law on declaring a state of emergency is coming soon as the country’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus climbed to 107 on Monday.

The premier said a draft law, which was motivated by the Covid-19 pandemic that has seen more than 730,000 infections globally, was being reviewed before it would be sent to the Council of Ministers on Friday.

“For us at this time, we have not had any law to control the situation of putting the country in a state of emergency, so we need to create this law, whether we want [this law] or not,” Hun Sen said during a press conference at the National Assembly.

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