Excerpts of Off-the-Cuff Speech at the 22nd National Culture Day, the Closing of Sixth Youth Arts Festival, and the 3rd Gathering of Artists​ [Unofficial Translation]

[…] (The Ministry) must find it out. Even if the (Cambodian) persons who led the Royal Ballet team is a royal families member himself, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts must invite and give him/her instruction on such devastating action. Cambodian arts belongs to the Cambodian nation, not an exclusive property of anyone royal members. Even HM the King, he never considers them his own exclusively […]

[…] Firstly, please work together to keep value of national culture and arts by maintaining the different forms of arts that we have. I continue to say that there could be no cultural aggression from outside but only voluntary acceptance […]

[…] Secondly, may I ask artists not to insult each other online/Facebook? It is quite inappropriate. As artists, you are public figures taking your appearance on TV and among thousands of public where you performed. What would it do to your reputation when you insult one another on Facebook? […] either in associations or as individuals, artists must refrain from such rhetoric or insults […] you are pursuing roles of social educators but you seemed to do things that disrepute yourselves […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, 22nd National Culture Day, 3 March 2020


Excerpts from Exclusive Interview Given to China-Cambodia Friendship Radio, China Central Television, and Xinhua News Agency on the 70th Founding Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China [Unofficial Translation]

Question 1: […] this year is the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, what are your personal impressions on achievements scored by China in its 70 years’ development? […] First of all, Cambodia is so happy and congratulating China’s 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic. In fact, at the time that…


Speech and Extempore Comments at the Celebration of the 21st National Culture Day, the Closing of the Fifth Youth Arts Performance, and Meeting with Artists in the Whole Country [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, makes comments selected and translated unofficially by CNV as followed: A Great Loss of Two Heroic Artists – Prach Chhuon and Phlong Moeuk […] Before I continue my speech, let me remind us all…


Remark at the official launch of the Asian Cultural Council

Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdey Say Chhum, President of the Senate of Cambodia; Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly of Cambodia; E. Jusuf Kalla, Vice President of Indonesia; E. Jose de Venecia, Founding Chairman of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) and the ICAPP delegates; E. Andrés Pastrana Arango,…


Selected Impromptu Speech at the Meeting to Commemorate 10th Anniversary Addition of the 11th-Century Preah Vihear Temple and 1st Anniversary Addition of Sambo Prey Kuk Temple to the List of World Heritage Sites [Unofficial Translation]

A Memory of What We Went Through Ten Years Ago How are you? Will you take French (football team) or Croatian? Though we do not have the presence of the French Ambassador here, I wish to deliver the people and Government of France a chance to lift up the World Cup 2018, after they once…


Selected Ad-lib Comments at the Celebration of the (20th) March-3 National Culture Day, and the Closing of the (Fourth) Nationwide Youth Arts [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following selected adlib comments: Let me clarify why do we celebrate the March-3 National Culture Day on March 6 instead? Our aim here is to gather together people involved in arts at the invitation of Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Cambodia. However,…