Selected Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for BBU Graduates [Unofficial Translation]

Refugees to Come to Cambodia Voluntarily

… I would continue to appeal for continuation of effort to strengthen quality of education. Each school or university needs to work on quality of education because our human resource will have to compete in job market locally, in the region and in the world. I am ambitious. Today there will be clarification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Interior on issue relating to the agreement signed with Australia to allow voluntary resettlement by certain refugees to Cambodia. It is an obligation that Cambodia has to fulfill. There is of course differing opinion in Australia on this issue between the ruling and opposition parties. Here, we also have those who staged demonstrations at the embassy. They have not had access to agreement. However, there is a point mentioned in the deal that the resettlement will be on voluntary basis. No one is to be forced to come to Cambodia.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduating and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for Graduates of the Chamroeun University of Polytechnics [Unofficial Translation]

One-Year Anniversary of the First Cabinet Meeting

I am so glad today to be able to participate with all of you in this ceremony to present diplomas for graduates of the Chamroeun University of Polytechnics. Today, as everyone could recall, is the first anniversary of the first Cabinet meeting after the first parliamentary session on September 23 of 2013 under the presidency of HM the King. It also falls on the Phjum Ben day or the fifteenth day of the Buddhist ceremony. Our Phjum Ben day this year falls on 23 September 2014, when last year it was the day that HM the King summoned all 123 members of the National Assembly for its first meeting. Only 68 of them were present. On 24 September 2014, we started the process of establishing the Royal Government, which was yesterday. On the 25 September 2013, we held the first Cabinet meeting when we launched the Rectangular Strategy Phase III.

Speech on the Occasion of the Launch of the National Policy and Action Plan on Early Childhood Care and Development 2014-2018

Excellencies, Ladies, Gentlemen, and Distinguished National and International Guests, Dear All Participants,

Today, my wife and I are honored and pleased to participate in the launching ceremony of the National Policy on Early Childhood Care and Development and the National Action Plan on Early Childhood Care and development 2014-2018. At the outset, I would like to extend my warm welcome to all the participants in this event.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the BELTEI International University [Unofficial Translation]

Cambodian Human Resource – Bracing for AEC

I am glad to preside over the graduation and diploma presentation ceremony of our students at the BELTEI International University (BIU) and the inauguration of the new 15 storey BIU building. HE Ly Chheng, rector of the BIU has made a report on the development of this foundation – I mean you have BELTEI International Institute and BELTEI International University. I highly appreciate your active involvement in human resource development. According to the report, today we have 735 graduates for diploma presentation. As indicated in his progress report, up to 96.50% of graduates who learnt and used English as means have found employment.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation Ceremony of Norton University [Unofficial Translation]

With Peace We Make Education

I am so happy to return for the graduation ceremony for 2,501 students of the Norton University. The University’s rector Chan Sokheang has made a report already relating to the progress made by the University. All I could recall is that the University was the one that actively takes part in the implementation of the Royal Government’s policy on issue of private investment in the field of education. I remember that in 1997, I came for the inauguration of the university itself. I am quite encouraged by the fact that in time that the country was still in war, the rector, who was then a single man, dared to invest in establishing this university.

Closing Speech at the 5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014 Under the Theme “Dream It, Plan It, Do It”

Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Distinguished Delegates,
National and International Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!

Today I am pleased to participate in the closing ceremony of the “5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held under the theme of “Dream It, Plan It, Do It“. At the outset, I would like to thank the Humanitarian Affairs UK, the youth and distinguished guests for supporting and choosing Cambodia as the host of the 5th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2014” held from 1st to 7th August 2014, in Phnom Penh Capital City.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the Western University [Unofficial Translation]

Peace and Development, Otherwise Instability and Destruction

I am so pleased to be able to meet with professors and students of the Western University today. We will have a diploma presenting ceremony together. I have noticed that more and more universities have chosen the Exhibition Centre of Koh Pich for their graduation and diploma presenting ceremony taking into consideration that there are more and more people attending their ceremonies. Mr. Te Norin, rector of the Western University, already clarified in his report about the progress made in the university. In fact, we have today 2,330 graduates – most of who have either found jobs or created ones for themselves – to be presented with diplomas. It is also a remarkable note to keep that 70% of those in pursuit of their studies also are carrying out life of work and study together.

Selected Extempore Comments during the Inauguration of the AEON Mall Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

Welcome Foreign Minister Kushida Fumio, Japanese Consensus on Cambodia

I am so pleased today to be able to return to this place once again after my presence on 10 December 2012 to launch the construction of the AEON Mall in Phnom Penh. We are here today to put the mall into official opening. I have a great pleasure and thank HE Kushida Fumio, Foreign Minister of Japan, for conducting his visit to Cambodia at this inaugurating ceremony of the first biggest mall in Cambodia. HE Kushida and I have taken this chance to inaugurate jointly the mall, a Japanese investment, which is a clear message to the people of Japan about the advancement of relation between our two countries.

Selected Extempore Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) – [Unofficial Translation]

It is a great pleasure indeed that I have a wonderful chance to come meet professors and students of the Royal Phnom Penh University (RPPU) to celebrate two important events (1) graduation and diploma presentation ceremony for scholarship and fee-paying students and (2) launching of the RUPP’s five years strategic plan for 2014 through to 2018.

Progress Made by RUPP & Job Seeking Opportunity

Acting Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, HE Pit Cham Nan, made a report already

Selected Extempore Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Asia-Europe University [Unofficial Translation]

I am so happy today to be able to come preside over the graduation of 1,823 students of the Asia-Europe University in the early part of the Year of Horse of the Buddhist Year of 2558. It is a good thing to present diploma at the start of a New Year like this. I listened to the report of the Asia-Europe University (AEU) rector, Duong Lieng, concerning the progress made by the University. First started as a non-governmental organization in area of education, the University has now a 15-storey building of its own.