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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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Annual Review Meeting of the Ministry of Interior

Making further comments on the prepared text at the Annual Review Meeting of the Ministry of Interior Samdech Techo Hun Sen touches on a number of issues that are unofficially translated as followed:

Armed Forces – State Instrument

Today I wish to remind all of you on two important issues. Firstly, everyone should not forget that since after the general elections, Cambodia has just experienced calmness from early second six month of 2014, after a political conciliation was reached. Prior to the conciliation, there was an effort to topple the Royal Government through what they call “people’s power” or “color revolution.” They have declared that 2013 was the best year to change Hun Sen. External circles have asked two questions to Phnom Penh – a) is the Cambodian People’s Party still in unity. They gave a correct answer that they were; and b) were the Cambodian armed forces faithful to Hun Sen? or to the Royal Government? The reply from Phnom Penh was “not sure.” That has brought me to concluding that the demonstrations of September 15, 16 and 17 – 2013 were testing the armed forces position towards the Royal Government of Cambodia.

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Selected Extempore Comments on a Visit to Handicap Soldiers and Their Families at the Techo Village Development Centre at Koh Sla, Chhouk District, Kompot Province [Unofficial Translation]

It is tremendously a great pleasure for my wife and I as well as other leaders to meet you – handicap soldiers, families, teachers and Buddhist monks again today. Please allow me to excuse myself for being absent on 7 March 2012, when you organized the inauguration ceremony of a temple in your Buddhist monastery here. It was because I could not leave my late father then as he was in critical health condition. I had to ask HE Say Chhum, Vice President of the Senate, and HE Chea Sophara, Minister of Rural Development, to represent me in that very important religious ceremony.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration Ceremony of the SOS Children’s Village in O’Russey District, Kratie City, Kratie Province [Unofficial Translation]

Welcome and Thank SOS Children’s Village International I am so glad today that we meet here together to put into official use of the Cambodian SOS Children’s Village in the province of Kratie. It is indeed a motivated feeling to see more achievements mushrooming on our land as is stipulated by Mr. Siddhartha Kaul, President…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Groundbreaking Ceremony to Construct the bridge at the border between Cambodia and Vietnam at Chrey Thom, Kandal Province

I would like to take this opportune moment to express my sincere thank to the Vietnamese people who live and are present also on the other side of the river for this occasion. I am so happy today to be able to come here with Prime Minister HE Nguyen Tan Dung for the launching of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the 428 meters Chrey Thom-Long Binh Bridge – a historic indicator of the history of the two countries relations.

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Selected Elaborations during the Presentation of the Rectangular Strategy Phase III for the First Cabinet Meeting of the Royal Government in the Fifth Legislature of the National Assembly (Unofficial Translation)

In the course of presenting the Rectangular Strategy Phase III to the first Cabinet meeting, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made elaborations on various urgent matters that CNV made some selections and provided herewith its unofficial translation.

Beware of Flood Threat and Impacts

First of all I would like to welcome members of the new Cabinet that came to existence yesterday on September 24, which is the day that we celebrate the Constitutional Day of

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Selected Impromptu Introduction to the First Session of the National Assembly and Briefing to the Press Thereafter [Unofficial Translation]

Here followed is the compiled and translated introductory statement of Samdech Techo Hun Sen to the first session of the fifth legislative term of the National Assembly and the press briefing thereafter. National Assembly’s First Session Always Meets in September Before I start reading for you (the Political Platform of the Royal Government of Cambodia…

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