… Today I have a great pleasure to join you all in inaugurating the temple in the pagoda of Samraong and I am honoured that our people here offered me this valuable moment for me to preside over the ceremony. I am very sorry that I have not been frequently visiting the district but I sent only my representative even in time of hardship to see our people here. But coming late is better than never. I came here once in 1989 with the company of HE Cheam Yeap. Leaving Mesaang that day I remembered being stopped by our people along the road as the news of my visit spread very fast. I offered in all about 100 million Riel and this amount in 1989 was reasonably big.
… After the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, in November, I flew over this area and I was shocked to see that there was water in rice field but there was no rice. Taking this opportunity I wish to thank the authority and our people, every individual for the efforts they made in coping with the drought situation. We thank rain for coming in the end. I thank CARE and WFP for their coordination and efforts in making food available to this area in the form of rice for work. I have also provided through HE Nhim Vanda, Samdech Chea Sim, HE Nut Sa An and others some rice and frying oil. According to forecast by the Ministry of Water Resources, rain will come by midst of May or the rainy season will start in Visakha month by the lunar calendar. But we could not depend only on the sky and we have to make use of all water reservoirs in irrigating our rice field.
… Wars left us nothing but difficulties and destructions of both materials and lives of our people. We have in the end come to the win-win policy, through which no one lost in the solution. Because of the policy we have achieved peace and lived peaceful lives. I wish that all political dignitaries and parties see it important to have only one Khmer and to refrain from secessions. I have said many times that we could have many political parties and they should not be a barrier between us all in uniting to construct the country.
… Tomorrow we will have a two-day congress of the CPP and our party members here will have to take part. The congress is not going to exert any substantial changes to our policy as CPP has already gone on the right track and I would declare today before anyone else that no one in CPP initiates the idea of collecting tax from our farmers. The idea of collecting no tax from our farmers has been the CPP’s since 1979 and we will see to it at least another ten years to come. As far as fishing lot is concerned, the size of 56% of the total area that was cut and reserved for our people to fish will continue to be at our people’s disposal. We will go on with reforms in all fronts – the armed forces, administration, court and economics. We also will continue to strengthen peace, stability and national reconciliation. We will maintain a coalition Government, even if we could set up a Government by our own. We will continue to see FUNCINPEC as partner as it has been partner with CPP five years already.
… CPP has managed its team as in a football match. Samdech Heng Samrin could be compared to a goal keeper, while me as a central forward. Samdech Chea Sim should deserve all the praise as he could be compared to a trainer. When the team is playing good and scoring points, no one would alter the team structure. So I wish that our people do not have concern about the two-day congress in Phnom Penh of the CPP on 24 and 25 April and should not be fooled by the media. We have seven members of parliament in this area and five senators. They have to take part in the congress for a few days and I wish to say in advance so that rumours could be prevented…
Samdech Hun Sen offered 20 million Riel to the pagoda of Samraong, 20 million Riel to the pagoda of Angkhlok Thmei, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Prey Krakhob, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Samraong, a school building of six classrooms to the College of Mesaang, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Prey Takub, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Sra Mar, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Svay Torng, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Sanlong, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Ampil Tuol, a school building of six classrooms to the Primary School of Sor, two school buildings of 12 classrooms to the College of Kandal Meanchei, a 15-metre Bailey Bridge to the people in the commune of Chi Phoch, 50 tons of rice for labour to the people in the commune of Prey Rumdeng.