Your Venerable Monks,
Your Excellencies, Oukgna, Ladies, and Gentlemen, Members of the National Assembly and the Senate, Government Officials
Distinguished National and International Guests,
Today, me and my wife are very honored and delighted to participate with your venerable monks, your excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen, members of the National Assembly and the Senate, government officials, distinguished national and international guests in the Official Inauguration Ceremony of the New Bayon’s Radio and Television Station, at Reussey Sross Village, Nirudth District, Khan Mean Chhey, Phnom Penh.
On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia and myself, I would like to warmly congratulate and sincerely praise your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, who are the Director General, Deputy Director General, Executive Manager, Assistant to the Director General, and all the staff working at all levels of the Secretariat of Bayon’s Radio and Television Station who have exerted their utmost efforts to actively fulfilled their duties to serve the broadcasting sector by managing and showing real live and breaking news from both inside and outside the country to the local and some international viewers from all walks of life, on time.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to express a sense of pride for the management of the whole Secretariat of Bayon’s Radio and Television Station in appropriately and clearly disseminating the news with high quality. It is a private radio and television station which through its ongoing efforts to improve and expand the power and coverage of its broadcast not only in the provinces within the country but also in some other countries.
Actually, the information sector and the dissemination of news is a very important sector in our new era because this sector contributes in the renovation of human civilization evolution and also play a role as the accelerator in the communication and information interchange between communities, countries in the region as well as in the entire world in various sectors such as culture, art, economic, politic, trade socio-economic and modern science.
I remember that after the 7th January 1979 we have only one state-owned broadcasting system. That broadcasting system included the state radio and television channel which broadcasted in a limited frequency and could not cover the whole country. Now we have so many broadcasting systems which cover the entire country.
In this regard, I would like to confirm that this official inauguration of the new Bayon’s Radio and Television Station is not just only the proof of the development in physical infrastructure of the broadcasting system sector, but it is also the proof of the improvement in the spirit and concentration on the education and training for journalists and reporters and also to display to the national and international public to clearly understand about the willingness of the Royal Government in the development of the broadcasting system, professionally and responsibly in contributing to the establishment of a democratic society in Cambodia.
In this new era, the broadcasting of news through radios and televisions is efficient because it is a particular type of media which not just requires the audiences to spend less fees on, but also allow them to gain a lot of knowledge, know-how and many breaking news. Even with small radios they can receive various information and knowledge at anywhere and anytime by just spending fair price for the radio and its batteries. Likewise, with televisions, the viewers can also get clear view and sound at anyplace.
With the appropriate and efficient view, good television programs could provide tremendous benefits such as relaxation, entertainment, releasing stress from work, receiving hot news and events as well as other education and training programs, etc. There are some doctors who recommend their patients living with stroke and mental disease to watch funny TV programs and laugh for 2 to 3 hours per day every evening. They claimed that most of those patients get better after watching those recommended TV programs. Currently the professional surgeons of mental and physiological related diseases who are working in the northeast provinces, use the TV programs to educate the girls who had lived in the forest for more than 18 years. This method has proved to achieve considerable benefit.
Moreover, the broadcasting via radios and televisions has actively contributed to the education sector. Via radios and TVs we can disseminate the education and training to the citizens of all ages, skin colors, and anywhere and actively participated in the improvement of the general knowledge and know-how of the citizens. This contribution will upgrade the intelligence, basic and primary knowledge in other related sectors for their everyday lives. In fact, radios and televisions contribute in the dissemination of public services information on the technical aspects of health, hygiene, daily living, agriculture, plantation, production and the knowledge on the market movement and other accelerators. Since most of the rural people do not like reading books and other educational texts, the broadcasting via radios and televisions play an active role in providing further education and training for them.
Base on this concept, the audiences may improve their knowledge by listening to radios and watching TV programs with high quality and additional value based on the basic education and training. Therefore, both the state and private owned media require the concentration on quality of organizing and producing its radio and TV programs and the producers must be real professional with good morality.
In the advanced countries, they use all available means to educate and disseminate the knowledge to their people based on the preference and suitability of the livelihood, circumstance and life style as well as the surrounding environment. In this sense, I would like to highlight that at anytime and anyplace, all citizens can receive the same information, knowledge and education. For a certain group of people who prefer to stay around and relax at the urban center, business center or public places that are crowded, the dissemination and education at those places have been organized through creating entertainment programs which instilled with educational information. Hence, they only have to spend a little time to obtain new knowledge and education as well as entertainment.
For some certain groups of business people who work by utilizing their eyes and hands, education and dissemination of news can be done through Radio. They can work as normal while obtaining information and knowledge as someone else can via some good programs that have been carefully made. For those who like to spend time with television, a good TV program is very important to convey the knowledge and education. TV broadcasting requires more attentions because it includes both the sound and image. Therefore, the acting, dressing, attitudes and wording must be done professionally and ethically.
Once again, me and my wife would like to express our deep appreciation to Her Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen, who are the Director General, Deputy Director General, Executive Manager, Assistant to H.E. Director General and all the staff of theSecretariat of Bayon’s Radio and Television Station who have exerted their utmost efforts in leading and working with high responsibilities and adhering to clear professional ethics and dignities.
Finally, me and my wife would like to wish all of you with Five Gems of Buddhist Blessings. May I know announce the official operation of the New Bayon’s Radio and Television Station from now on.