Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
Bunthorn Sok
Opinion

Opinion

Bunthorn Sok

Why Cambodia’s right not to evacuate Wuhan despite coronavirus fears

  • While the rest of the world was clamouring to get their nationals out of Wuhan, Cambodia’s Hun Sen mulled a visit to the outbreak’s epicentre
  • His refusal to repatriate Cambodians or impose travel restrictions on China is a not only a show of solidarity, but a shrewd example of realpolitik

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech concerning efforts to contain the coronavirus. Photo: EPA
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