Cambodia’s Cabinet has not held its constitutionally mandated weekly meeting since June 16, fueling speculation about Prime Minister Hun Sen’s health and confusion over why officials have forgone the meetings.
Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan on Tuesday denied anything was amiss and said Mr. Hun Sen’s public appearances proved his fitness for work.
Claiming the National Assembly was “on vacation” and the Cabinet had no draft legislation or other business to which it must attend, Mr. Siphan said, “I think we don’t have anything to review.”
CPP spokesman Sok Eysan also said periods without any draft laws or sub-decrees was normal, and the Cabinet shouldn’t “just attend to sit and look each other.”

Rumors that Mr. Hun Sen was unwell and seeking treatment abroad began swirling on Facebook earlier this month