Selected Off-the-Cuff Intervention at the National Assembly Session on New Article 48(III) of Its Internal Regulation’s New Chapter 12 [Unofficial Translation]

Amendment to New Article 48(III) in Absence of Opposition Party May be I should welcome the absence of the opposition party (National Assembly members) this morning. This action should show our people the very reason why the Cambodian People’s Party decides to call for the amendment and implementation of some other works. It all started…

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Speech Delivered by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and President of the Cambodian People’s Party at the Ceremony in Commemoration of the 38th Anniversary of the 7-January Victory (7 January 1979 – 7 January 2017)

Revered Samdech Buddhist Patriarchs, Samdech Preah Sangha Raja, Buddhist monks Samdech, Excellencies, Ladies, Honored National and Foreign Guests Dear Member of the Meeting and Beloved Compatriots, 7 January 1979 was the historic victory of the Cambodian people in overthrowing the regime of Pol Pot’s genocide, ending the darkest period of Cambodia, and ushering in a…

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Speech at the 65th Founding Anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party [Unofficial Translation]

Esteemed Samdech Preah Akka Maha Sangha Raja Dhibadei, Samdech Sangha Raja, Buddhist Monks, Esteemed Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies, National and Foreign Guests Members of the Meeting and Compatriots, Today is the auspicious 65th founding anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party, initially called “Khmer Revolutionary Party,” that has history and brilliant tradition in serving our nation…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Royal University of Phnom Penh

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It is my pleasure to once again join with all of you to present diplomas for 3,523 graduates of the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Since 1988, I have participated 19 times to present diploma in RUPP. I am so delighted to have listened to the report of HE Tith Chamnan in relation to the overall progress made in RUPP. We have all learned that this is the oldest university of the country. It has attracted most students to study here too. The maintenance of such reputation as a state university with quality education standard is a guarantee for future of our students in this and forthcoming generations. I would like to take this opportunity to give my appreciation to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as well as leaders, rector and vice rectors, professors, staff of RUPP for making efforts in the past for the university to function.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Opening of the International Confernece on Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Challenges and Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific

In addition to the prepared text addressed to the opening of the above international conference, Samdech Techo made off the cuff comments on issue of the genocide and its trial as selected here followed.

Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen

Please allow me to make comments on this issue since we have the presence of a very important colleague, HE Gareth Evans. First of all I wanted to address HE Gareth Evans what made him criticize me last year? I have no way of knowing if it was really what HE had said or it was a wrong publication by the newspaper. We have been good friend for a long time. The point here is I am not clear in my mind why (you) criticized me. However, Gareth Evans played a major role on issue of peace in Cambodia. Gareth Evans may still remember the point relating to Khmer Rouge issue in what was known to be initiative of Gareth Evans. He may remember I made it clear in the Paris Conference that “the suitable place for Khmer Rouge was not in the Supreme National Council but to stand trial before the court.

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