[…] we continue to work with all the efforts we have been making [...] I am glad to have received good news. I left Phnom Penh at 1 o'clock at night. We flew half an hour early but arrived late still. As of yesterday morning, all political parties were campaigning [...] the process was peaceful. We vote regularly, and we needed no one to discipline us. It is stipulated by law. Whoever votes for whom is the right of the people. As Prime Minister and President of the (ruling Cambodian People) Party, I also wanted to win, but to win in a way that I am calling on our people to maintain their dignity, not to do anything violent or threatening. Our country has had so much difficulties already. We should compete now on policy instead of insulting each other [...]
What Has Happened and Is Happening on Cambodian Soil after 24 Years of Peace
[...] As to why Hun Sen always talked about peace. I just make a few points, not covering all the aspects, so that we may all know. We look at what has happened and is happening after 24 years of peace on Cambodian soil. Firstly, there were no more casualties from the fighting. In the last 24 years, no one has been killed or injured in the fighting. If the war were continued for 24 years, from 1998 to now, how many more Cambodians would have died? […] until now, some people are afraid to talk about it […] but about human rights and democracy. Do not dare to say a word about peace [...] now ask Ukraine if anyone can carry out the democratic process there. Can they vote? […] some five million Ukrainians already left the country for Europe [...] Secondly, we do not have people disabled by war. Before 1998, there were only a few people who were disabled due to traffic accidents, but I wanted to talk about war. Just in the war that preceded 1998, before the win-win politics that we ended the war, there were many already. If the war prolonged for another 24 years, how many more? Thirdly, we do not have orphans or widows because of the war. When one dies, to whom does it hurt? If a soldier has a wife and children, then he left a widow, an orphan, and if he does not have a wife and children, he has parents to leave alone. Fourthly, have we seen our people flee to our homeland in the last 24 years? Under my rule in my power, […] I think there are no refugees or displaced people. We have only people who we extracted from the flood and put them in a safe place […] Fifthly, in the last 24 years, there have been no explosions to damage roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, pagodas like during the war. During the war, bridges were cut off, roads were blown off, and schools, hospitals, pagodas were either set on fire or dismantled. Sixthly, the absence of war has allowed us to organize the democratic process and respect for human rights […] we hold regular elections. This election is not just for 24 years, but it is a link from 1993 organized by UNTAC under the Paris Agreement [...]
Economic Growth to Reach 3% by End of 2021 after Reopening
[…] After we had done better (in Covid-19), we reopened the country. From November 1, 2021, (we had secured) economic growth of 3% compared to the forecast in October of only 2.4%. When we reopened the economy in the last two months of the year, our growth rate increases to 3%. In 2021, the export had grown to 48 billion (US dollars), quite a large volume for a country that small, is not a small thing. Of that, USD 7,800 million were exported to the United States, USD 1,700 million to Japan, USD 11,195 million to China and USD 789 million to the United Kingdom. USD 995 million to Canada, USD 774 million to Korea, USD 325 million to Australia, and USD 300 million to India. We do not include the export volume to Vietnam and Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Total export to Thailand decreased, while to Vietnam increased. (Cambodia) exports to the EU USD 3,299 million and imported back USD 906 million. Total trade volume with Europe USD 4,190 million [...]
Samdech Techo Hun Sen,
holds a gathering with more than 2,000 Cambodian
nationals living in Europe in Zurich, Switzerland, 21 May 2022.
In the same case, the provision of a (youth) reserve to join the fight against Covid-19 is not a risky idea. Some people may think that this creation is just a waste of money. At that time, I would take care of their salary and stipends for only 100 days. After that, they will survive on state budget. When going out, there are also fees. So far, if we look at the activities of the volunteer doctors involved in the fight against Covid-19, it can be considered as a proper preparation [...]
To Continue Quarantines Unvaccinated Visitors
While we are urging people to get vaccinated, doing that is to waive quarantines for unvaccinated visitor, which we already reduced from 14 days to 7 days. (If we waive quarantines,) who would want to be vaccinated? In addition, it has an impact on countries that are promoting vaccinations, giving opposition groups a chance to come to Cambodia. So, I would like to announce it [...] Do not follow what other people do. Let them collect those unvaccinated visitors to their countries. For Cambodia, we only receive vaccinated ones and if you have not been vaccinated, we have to quarantine you for 7 days [...]
Four Phases of the Battle against Covid-19
We can characterize our fight against Covid-19 pandemic into four phases from the start. I make a note here so that we can understand, and the next day, writers on the issue - Chhay Sophal and Pov Sok, should jot them down clearly […] we have gone through four stages to get to this point. Firstly, we fight and prevent community-based infections from March 2020 to February 2021 [...]; Secondly, control the spread of Covid-19 into the community from November 2020 to 20 February 2021 […]; Thirdly, build community immunity through the Implementation of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy, combined with the continued control of Covid-19 transmission into the community from 20 February 2021. By the end of October 2021, we are now in the fourth phase of a full national re-opening in all areas and living with Covid-19 in a new normal way [...]
Domestic Vaccine Production - If Private Sector Does Not Do, State Will
At the same time, we need to work to boost (local vaccine production). Who gets this right? The Chinese side urged us why Cambodia did not answer. Now look at the Cambodian private sector, which has been granted the right, whether it does or does not do it? If not, hand it over to someone else [...] now I would like a progress report once a week on this vaccine factory thing [...] how many months passed already since we have come into agreement with China [...] if that does not happen, take it back. What if the Ministry does it? We have capital. There is no problem. I will release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the state will produce in partnership with the Chinese side. If the private sector is too difficult to get a license and the state comes out to produce vaccines [...]
Looking to Future Economic Growth Above 5%, Controllable Inflation
As we are reopening socio-economic process, wea are looking to the future of the economy, which could grow by more than 5%, with controllable inflation and higher state revenues, as only in the first four months, we achieved 53% of the local tax share. We are also concerned about the conflict situation in Ukraine. Russia's troops into Ukraine is creating uncertainty for us. The IMF is lowering its global growth forecast. Yesterday we received information that India has begun banning the export of wheat. India is a rice exporter. I do not know if India ban rice as well or just wheat? […]
Shoe Hurling: If It Is a Freedom of Expression, the Same Could Happen Everywhere
I do what President George W. Bush did. I do not demand the United States to punish the person, and they should act according to their law. If the United States considers this person’s action by throwing shoes at people was to perform his freedom expression, I just wanted to tell the United States that (if) this thing happens in Cambodia, do not blame Cambodia. I hope the US Ambassador here can hear this opinion, the people in America can hear, the perpetrators can hear, and the interviewers can hear. Televisions should also get the content of this point to broadcast so as not to be misleading [...]
Samdech Techo HUN SEN ,
holds a gathering with Samdech Techo Voluntary
Youth Doctor Association (TYDA), 17 May 2022.
21 May 2022 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
17 May 2022 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen holds a get-together with the Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (T.Y.D.A).
12-13 May 2022 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen attends and co-chair the ASEAN-US Special Summit in Washington DC, USA.
03 May 2022 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen holds a get-together with Mention-A high school graduates for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Two days passed and yet Rainsy still not responded to the wager made by Hun Manet over Rainsy’s allegation that Manet owned a fake degree from West Point Military Academy.
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Reviews of Topics from Off-the-Cuff Comments / Speeches of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Selected and Compiled by the Cambodia New Vision Team of the Cabinet of Samdech Techo, March 2017. (In Khmer only)
Statement and Elaboration of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to Provide Clarification on Border Issues between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (In Khmer Only).
Main Statement and Elaboration by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister on “Demarcation of Land Boundary and Maritime Delimitation between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, The Plenary Session of the National Assembly, 9 August (In Khmer Only).