The Senate on Friday (April 17) gave its nod to the state of emergency draft law. In an extraordinary session chaired by its acting president Sim Ka, the Senate said the bill provides solid legal foundation for the government to govern the country with drastic measures in a state of emergency in accordance with the Constitution.
The bill, it said, empowers the two legislative bodies to monitor and evaluate the government’s implementation of the law to prevent abuses of its authority.
Consisting of five chapters and 12 articles, the draft law sets out formalities, procedures and terms to declare a state of emergency if the country runs into danger and stipulates a maximum 10-year imprisonment for anyone caught breaking it or hindering its enforcement.
In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/04/17/cambodia-senate-okays-state-of-emergency-law