… I remember well that after returning to reside inside the country, HM the King and HM the Queen made their first visit to the city of Kompong Cham. In my capacity as the Prime Minister of the State of Cambodia, I had invited Their Majesties to inaugurate the School. This school bears with it both good memories from before the war in 1970s and bad memories of bombardments of this area of Cambodia since 1970 as well. With great efforts made by the State of Cambodia we have restored this school gradually. First of all we had the assistance from Hungary to rehabilitate this school into a School for Agricultural Machinery and later became the National School for Agriculture.
… Mr. Sam Saran has just mentioned about the material shortage of the school and he has requested me for ten PCs and a slide projector. Would ten PCs be sufficient to address the need of both the school administration and its students? Has the School prepared or made a classroom available for the installation of those computers? Could it house 20 or 30 PCs? I have a wish that once they finished their studies in the National School of Agriculture, the students not only have the agricultural skills but also other knowledge that could be of help in the field of agricultural development. In other words it is best that all of our students in this school have ample computing knowledge and skills.
… Today I have to fulfil a task by declaring the opening of a computing class in this school for whom I offered five PCs, one printer and an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) for the school administration and 40 PCs and twenty printers for the computing class. Therefore our students could make use of this facility for writing their thesis or essays. Well now is not the time that we have to run in escape of bombardments, but the time that we have to advance technology.
… We are talking about school in the rural area here as this school provide educational access to students from this city and the bordering provinces. So we have a lot of students and we should not let this school, despite its distance from the capital, lack of access to technology. So I have confidence that our students and professors here use of the facility for advancing their studies on agriculture as well as other researches… The purchase of the PCs should be by my family financial resources and not the Government budget. The main reason that I decided to make this investment is because of the history of involvement and relations in the past 23 years with each other or since when all of our students were not born yet.
… Again talking about this school, I may recall for your knowledge that in its history of being bombarded, one of my relatives got killed here. It was quite a grisly and sad memory. Therefore we should not let the school to go on with such a mood at all. I have in fact requested to Mr. Sam Saran, the School Director, already that the school should continue to allow graduates to return for having training in computing skills. He has agreed with my request and pledged to get ready in providing assistance to you all…