Selected Off-the-Cuff Speech to Graduates of BELTEI International University and Launching the “Cambodia’s Hun Sen” Book [Unofficial Translation]

Education Liberalized since 1980s It is a great pleasure that after the celebration of Pjum Ben ceremony I am coming here to preside over the graduation for the 1,183 BELTEI International University’s students […]. On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, I would like to take this opportune moment to express my appreciation for…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at 17th Anniversary of National Cultural Day and the Closing of the Nationwide Youth Arts Festival

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo made extempore comments on a wide range of topics relating to culture, which have been selected and translated unofficially as followed:

Voluntarily Accept New Culture

It is important to preserve culture for generations to come. Culture is not an invasion. Frankly speaking, it is juts that people accept other culture voluntarily. France spent almost one century in Cambodia. What culture did they leave for Cambodia? Our people and Buddhist monks had done whatever they could to keep their identity – language and alphabets so to speak. Some countries have adopted French language after the French control. Cambodia did not. That was our strong point from the past. We should look into the strong point from the past to strengthen our present and future stand on culture.

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Speech During the Conversation with the 10th-16th Batch of Clergyman and Clergywomen and at the Opening of the Congress of the Khmer Clergy Association

Venerable Samdech Preah Akka Moha Sanghareacheatepdei Tep Vong, Samdech Preah Akka Moha Sanghareach of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

Venerable Samdech Preah Apiserei Sokunthea Moha Sanghareacheatepdei Bour Kri, Samdech Preah Moha Sanghareach of the Dhammayuttika Order of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

Venerable Samdech Monks, Senior and Junior Monks, Clergymen and Clergywomen,

Excellencies, Neak Ouknha, Lok Chum Teav, Ladies and Gentlemen and National and International Guests!

Today, I’m truly pleased to be here once again with Venerable Samdech Monks, Venerable Senior and Junior Monks, Excellencies, Lok Chum Teav, Ladies and Gentlemen, especially clergymen and clergywomen during the “Conversation with the 10th – 16th Batch of Clergymen and Clergywomen and the Opening of the Congress of the Khmer Clergy Association”. Without doubt, the capacities of the clergymen and clergywomen

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