In the morning of November 9, posting on Facebook, Samdech Techo Hun Sen reminds Cambodian people of the 62nd anniversary of Independence Day (9 November 1953 – 9 November 2015) and National Army Day that CNV is providing unofficial translation as followed:
Today, I would like to acclaim all Cambodian people on the 62nd anniversary of Independence Day (9 November 1953 – 9 November 2015).
In fact, the Cambodian people nationwide always remember the preciously honored struggle and sacrifice of Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preah Borom Ratanak Koad to claim independence from France. Since the Kingdom of Cambodia gained full independence on 9 November 1953, the former King Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preah Borom Ratanak Koad built and developed our country into constant progress in all sectors. At that time, the Kingdom of Cambodia became one of the most influential countries in Asia, where people lived peacefully under his leadership.
Unfortunately, on 18 March 1970, Lon Nol’s coup toppled the former Head of State, and later, eventually brought the whole Kingdom into the pit of Killing Fields. That was a tragic lesson resulted from change by toppling for power. The present Cambodia has to stay away from that dangerous road. The Cambodian People’s Party, with me as the president and prime minister, is strongly committed to protect the Constitution, the King, and peace for Cambodia.
With Preah Borom Rotanak Koad’s honor and tremendous merit, I am determined to continuing this supreme national heritage in leading the country in conformity with supreme wisdom of our heroic King to make Cambodia grow stronger. As for the 62nd anniversary of the Army Day, I would like to wish Buddhist monks, military officials and troops both inside the country and outside the country fulfilling missions under the UN Peace Keeping Mission, and all Cambodian people happiness and the four Buddhist blessings./.