Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, said on Wednesday that he will donate his seven months’ salary to fight the COVID-19.
In a letter sent to Economy and Finance Minister, Aun Pornmoniroth and Health Minister, Mam Bunheng, Hun Sen told Pornmoniroth to transfer his salary from March to September to the account of the National Committee for Combating the COVID-19.
“Because the evolving situation of the COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Cambodia has shown no sign of slowing down yet, I’d like to express my sympathy by donating my seven months’ salary, as the prime minister, to the National Committee for Combating the COVID-19, starting from March to September 2020,’’ he said in the letter.
The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded 109 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, with 25 patients cured.
Last month, the country set up the national committee for combating the COVID-19, which is led by Hun Sen and comprises key officials from various ministries, the army, the national police, the national military police, and governors of all cities and provinces.
Hun Sen said on Monday that since its establishment, the committee has received more than $10 million in donations.