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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto and Prime Minister Hun Sen pose for a photo during Szijjarto’s official visit to Phnom Penh on November 3, 2020, in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

Hun Sen Says He’s Negative for Covid, Will Quarantine for 14 Days

Prime Minister Hun Sen, his wife and more than a dozen members of his staff tested negative for Covid-19, and he will quarantine at home for 14 days as a precaution, the premier said late Wednesday, after he met a Hungarian official a day prior who later tested positive for the virus in Thailand.

Prime Minister Hun Sen (center) observes fish and frog ponds at the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Center in Prey Veng province in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page on July 14, 2020.

Covid-19 to Help Boost Cambodia’s Agricultural Sector, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has touted Cambodia’s “strong” agricultural sector as a solution to economic pressures during the global pandemic, though some observers doubt agriculture could make up for garment sector losses due to Covid-19 and the pending withdrawal of some E.U. trade perks.

CNRP co-founder Sam Rainsy announces a ‘campaign to end impunity’ in a still from a video posted on his Facebook page on July 10, 2020.

Outlawed CNRP Launches Petition Calling for Investigations of Killings

An online petition launched on Tuesday by the outlawed main opposition party calling for investigations into extrajudicial killings in Cambodia, and foreign visa sanctions and the freezing of assets of Prime Minister Hun Sen and others has gained more than 400 signers, with goals of half a million signatories.