Cambodia passes ‘state of emergency’ bill

Cambodia’s parliament on Friday adopted a controversial law that gives the government sweeping powers during an emergency, amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

The draft “state of emergency” legislation was unanimously passed by the National Assembly, which is made up entirely of members of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

The law sets forth the procedure and conditions of declaring a national emergency “when the nation is in danger.”

In full: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200410/p2g/00m/0in/111000c

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