Selected Extempore Comments on the Celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – 26 June [Unofficial Translation]

… Once again, I would like to express my deep thanks to foreign friends and development partners for providing always their financial and technical support to strengthening mechanism and taking measures to raise high work efficiency against drug trafficking in Cambodia at both national and international level…

Measures Taken to Facilitate Flow of Undocumented Workers Returned from Thailand

I am sure some of you here might have been sleepy as there was a football match at 3 am. Maybe there are many of you, because it is the World Cup football event, which happens

Selected Extempore Comments on a Visit to Handicap Soldiers and Their Families at the Techo Village Development Center at Koh Sla, Chhouk District, Kompot Province [Unofficial Translation]

It is tremendously a great pleasure for my wife and I as well as other leaders to meet you – handicap soldiers, families, teachers and Buddhist monks again today. Please allow me to excuse myself for being absent on 7 March 2012, when you organized the inauguration ceremony of a temple in your Buddhist monastery here. It was because I could not leave my late father then as he was in critical health condition. I had to ask HE Say Chhum, Vice President of the Senate, and HE Chea Sophara, Minister of Rural Development, to represent me in that very important religious ceremony.

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 Birthday Anniversary of the Buddhist Headmonk Samdech Luas Lay at Sansam Kosal Pagoda, Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

This is a remarkably auspicious day that once again the students of Samdech Luas Lay, one of our chief Buddhist monks, have celebrated for him his 100th birthday anniversary on this day of 14 on the full moon of Pisakha of the year of horse in the Buddhist year of 2558 or May 12, 2014. I could recall that on his 94th birthday anniversary in 2007, I did mention that we should choose the best time for this anniversary for Samdech Preah Dhama Likhet Luas Lay in the full moon time of this month and year. Dr. Pen Siman sent me an SMS inquiring what to do with the 100th anniversary of Samdech Luas Lay.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Celebration of the 151 Anniversary of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day [Unofficial Translation]

Today I am so happy to join with you all once again to celebrate the 151 anniversary of the May-8 Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Last year and years before last, on May 8, every year, we gather here for the celebration of the day. We can say that the gathering is like a mark of ending dry season and entering the new rainy season. I would like to take this opportune moment to express on behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia and my own behalf my deep thank and gratitude for the contribution made by Excellencies, ladies, Oknha, gentlemen in this remarkable event of solidarity, humanity and a culture of sharing.

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.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the University of Human Resource, Phnom Penh (Unofficial Translation)

I am glad to join with all of our Buddhist monks, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, on this graduation and diploma presenting ceremony of the Human Resource University (HRU) for its 1794 graduates. The report of the HRU’s leader, once again has taken our attention to the development of the HRU, which has in fact started as a non-governmental organization. The progress made concerning the development of human resource here witnesses the share that HRU contributed and the growing relations HRU has with other institutions as partner. It is indeed my pleasure to see that we have assured expansion of education with the help of the private sector.

Selected Extempore Comments during the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Vanda Institute of Accounting (Unofficial Translation)

Today I have a great pleasure to come to the Vanda Institute again to preside over the graduation and diploma presenting ceremony for 3,440 students. This is my eighth times here. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts made by the Institute, as is reported by HE Heng Vanda, concerning its progress and expansion of services from Phnom Penh to the city of Siem Reap and Battambang, which is under construction. The progress made by Vanda Institute in particular has shown a streamlining national movement in education as a whole since the day of liberation – 7 January. With our policy at a later stage to allow private investment in the field of human resource development, the education service has become a national movement where thousands upon thousands are benefitting from.

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Atai Hydropower Station and Transmission Lines from Phnom Penh to Battambang province, via Kompong Chhnang and Pursat provinces

I am so glad to join with all of our Buddhist monks and our compatriots, together with Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, for the inauguration of the Atai Hydropower plant and transmission lines to Phnom Penh and from Phnom Penh to Battambang province, via the provinces of Kompong Chhnang and Pursat. The Atai Hydropower plant produces 120 MW. The electricity from Atai is running through the substations of O Saom and Pursat with transmission lines of 175 Km. We also put into official operation today transmission lines from Phnom Penh to Battambang province of 302 Km. These achievements have

Address on the Occasion of the Closing of the 2012-2013 Stocktaking and 2013-2014 Direction Setting Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Distinguished   National and International Guests,
Delegations of Capital/Provincial Education Office, and all Participants!

Today, it is my pleasure to participate with Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen in the Closing of the 2012-2013 Stocktaking and 2013-2014 Direction Setting Conference organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS). In fact, this conference has provided opportunities for us all, especially the management and officials of MoEYS at the national and sub-national levels to gather together in order to discuss, share experiences and continue seeking effective measures for the development of our education, youth, and sport sector.