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Hun Sen to Cambodian banks: Seize property if borrowers won't pay

PM's comments follow opposition leader Sam Rainsy's call for passive resistance

PHNOM PENH -- As Cambodia's economic woes mount, Prime Minister Hun Sen has pushed financial institutions to confiscate the property of borrowers who refuse to pay loans.

Hun Sen's remarks were delivered at an event Wednesday to launch a cash relief scheme for the country's poor in response to the economic blow wrought by COVID-19.

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