Has Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen contracted the coronavirus? In a de-facto one-party state where almost all media is run by ruling party-aligned outlets, rumors spread as easily as contagions.
On March 9, Hun Sen fuelled that speculation when he said he would get tested after complaining of a “stuffy nose” after travelling to China and shaking hands with several cruise boat passengers who may have been infected.
A week on, the tough-talking leader still hasn’t publicly announced whether he took the test and if so its result, though he has lashed out at rumors that he secretly visited Singapore for treatment.
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