Cambodian PM Thanks Fellow Citizens in Malaysia for Their Understanding

AKP Phnom Penh, April 27, 2020 —

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen expressed thanks to more than 200 Cambodian migrant workers in Malaysia for their understanding of the preventive measures in Cambodia.

“The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) would like to thank the over 200 Cambodian migrant workers, including 73 inmates, for postponing their return to Cambodia recently when the country was imposing strict travel restrictions,” said the Premier in a Facebook post on April 27.

“But now, the restrictions of travel within the country was lifted, therefore the RGC decided to allow you to come back to the country,” he added.

According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, all the workers must undergo health screening first. If they have no positive sign of COVID-19, they will be able to return home in the near future, but if not, they must be cured there (Malaysia) before coming back home.

For those who are able to return to Cambodia, they will be put under quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival for further health checkups, he continued.

“We all, both inside and outside the country, need to be careful […] as this disease can easily spread,” the Prime Minister stressed.

Cambodia has found zero new infection case for 15 days in a row, while the number of recovered cases rose to 119 of the total 122 confirmed cases, as of this morning.

By Khan Sophirom