First of all I would like to invite everyone, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, to cordially congratulate our heroic sportsman Sok Chan Mean, who brought Cambodia new world medal and may I invite Sok Chan Mean to step to the tribune. It is an historic day for Cambodia after Gold Medalist Ke Leng, also from the Ministry of National Defense.
Two Ranks Higher If another Medal Won
I am so proud with the works that we have done and I am praising Captain Sok Chan Mean and I am declaring now that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense HE Tia Banh will see that you are bestowed a rank Colonel to the present rank of Captain. If in the future you win another world medal, you will become a Lieutenant Colonel. What he has won is not just for himself or his family. It is for the whole nation. I would take this chance to express my sincere appreciation and praise for Sok Chan Mean and his family. I am grateful for the jobs we have been doing in area of Petanque under the honorary presidency of Samdech Krola Haom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and guidance of Deputy Prime Minister Sok An as President of the Federations of Petanque. In Petanque, we have more chances of winning and I hope that Sok Chan Mean, together with other sportsmen, will keep up his good performance so that more will bring to the country regional and world fames. We of course know that there are many good sportsmen out there and so I am asking you all to keep up practicing to ensure chances for victory.
A Player of Volleyball, football, Petanque and Golf
I am so proud with the development and advancement of sports in every subject. I have discovered the other day some photos from 1980s that I was practicing sports volleyball and football. I did write in status of those photos I posted in my Facebook account that I also played Petanque before and lately still playing golf. I may recall that years ago there was this visit of the French Prime Minister Francoise Fillon, who is currently running for Presidency. He hosted my visit to France and when he returned his visit to Cambodia, he brought me a pack of boules as present. It is true that boules is the symbol of the fact that France is the country that created it but also because he knew that I also played boules […]
Equal Consideration to Every Sports Subjects
I am calling on our sportsmen and sportswomen, not only in Petanque but also in every other skill and subject to pay attention in making training efforts. We all should aim not only for Sea Games in 2023 but in every other competition inside and outside the country. I am calling all of you to do your very bests to train yourselves […] As far as sports are concerned I can say that they have my consideration before anything else. I have spent money from own coffer for boxing, since when sports were not well managed. Some people commented that I spent insufficient efforts and consideration on sports, and mainly boxing. Have they not seen how many boxing events on each TV station? There have been local and foreign boxers.
I just wanted to inform you that we my wife and I, are supporting and caring for this matter. Days ago, my wife had just provided some money to E Putong, former famous boxer but he has had some difficulties in his family life. We have had to relieve him from such plight. Some people, after receiving helps, could not improve their living conditions because their children are doing drugs and/or gambling. How could a Prime Minister be able to help and if everyone is asking for help in a way that we did to E Putong, how can we respond? I just brought up a small issue here concerning sports and in this case the most popular one tradition boxing […]
(World Gold Medalist) Would Get 120 Million Riel
Let me be clear on this point. Boxing is in fact a kind of sport that we may have more chance to score medals in the forthcoming Sea Games 2023 we, however, have looked after every sport. We do not neglect anyone of them. We have here the sub-decree that determines which medal would get which rewards […] it is with this law that whoever won a recognized competition I will bestow upon him/her rewards and benefits according to the sub-decree. We also reserve our consideration on boat racing sport. I may repeat it today that any sportsman who wins top in world competition will get 120 million Riel reward. Trainer also will receive the same amount. So the two trainer and sportsman must work it out to win the game. As for today, aside from the sub-decreed reward, I am offering a sum of 10,000 USD for Sok Chan Mean, 3,000 USD for his trainer, 2,000 USD for the head of delegation to the competition, and 1,000 USD each to the three sportsmen participated in the same event […]
Manny Pacquiao Accompanies President Duterte to Cambodia
I am so happy for having chance to see you. I have fulfilled my obligation as the Prime Minister for those of our sportsmen who scored fames at regional or world competitions. Along with these rewards, we also presented Chan Sok Mean with national medal Moha Serivadh, which is one level only lower than Cheatobaka medal, the top medal of the Kingdom. The fact that I have my phones in hands always is because I have so many things to look at and do. For instance, I have here news about the forthcoming visit of President Duterte of the Philippines to Cambodia. He will bring along professional boxer Manny Pacquiao. It is a good thing. Perhaps the Boxing Federations of Cambodia could welcome Pacquiao visit and had some exchange with him ./.