Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 17 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen decided not to request the United Nations to postpone the transfer of Cambodian peacekeepers, as the UN has just issued a clear schedule which made the quarantine arrangement easy.

"After receiving a specific time of return and exchange of Cambodian peacekeepers organised by the United Nations, this morning, I have decided not to postpone the return of the Cambodian peacekeepers and to send a new batch," the premier wrote on Facebook on Monday.

The Premier said that he would request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to temporarily postpone the transfer of Cambodian peacekeepers to curb Covid-19, speaking Sunday at the inauguration of the Garden City Water Park owned by tycoon Ly Yong Phat.

According to Kosal Malinda, spokeswoman for the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, today, the Kingdom has 678 peacekeepers carrying out humanitarian missions in four countries, including Mali, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Lebanon.

The Premier asked for the understanding from the Cambodian people and students who are stuck in Malaysia.