Cambodia’s strongman takes pot shot at Australia on ‘overdue’ vaccines

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has questioned when Australia will deliver on a pledge of 2 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, saying he will buy more from China if they don’t turn up.

The long-time leader told a press conference in the capital Phnom Penh he was counting on the donated vaccines from Australia because the country still needs more despite having one of the most successful immunisation drives in south-east Asia.

“Australia had promised to donate the Pfizer vaccines and this was long overdue but if there is uncertainty about getting it, then our next decision is to buy the Sinovac vaccines,” he was quoted as saying.

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