Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the Western University [Unofficial Translation].

Removing Old Ones, They React; Keeping Them, New Ones React

…The question is when they win elections, who do they bring into workplace? They are ready to chase out those who are currently work and blamed for being devalued in a message “keeping current officials and pay more.” In this case, for supporters who sold out their cows and oxen, buffaloes to support the Party, how can they get jobs, since the old ones will go on?

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Speech at the Conferment of Honorary “Doctorate in Transformational Leadership” by Limkokwing University of Malaysia

Venerable Monks, Dato’ Raja Aznil Raja Hisham, Limkokwing​ Vice President and Representative of Limkokwing University, his Colleagues Professors of the University, Samdech, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen! Today, my wife and I are delighted and deeply honored to be awarded the Honorary Doctorate in “Outstanding Leadership” by Limkokwing University in acknowledgement and appreciation of my activities and effort in the cause of the…

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

Development Needs Human Resource

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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Selective Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for Asia-Europe University [Unofficial Translation]

Human Resource Priority Number One

I am glad to be able to join with all of you in the graduation and diploma presenting ceremony for 1,928 graduates of Bachelors, Masters and Ph D levels. The report really makes me proud of the path taken by Asia-Europe University which started over ten years ago as an organization specialized in skills development and training. It has now become one of the universities with senior professional studies, where there are also enrollments of foreign students. Where are the three Chinese students? I see that they all are female. Among all four priority areas set from the beginning – water, roads, electricity and human resource – human resource has now taken the number one priority position. It has now become the primary angle that we will make investment.

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Address on the Occasion of the Closing of the 2013-2014 Stocktaking and 2014-2015 Direction Setting Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Distinguished National and International Guests,
Dear Participants!

Today, it is my honor and pleasure to participate in the Closing of the 2013-2014 Stocktaking and 2014-2015 Direction Setting Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. At the outset, I would like to congratulate on the best result of the conference, considered as an important annual event of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS).  Indeed, through this conference, we are able to see not only a proud result that the management and all education officials have achieved, but also an opportunity for all stakeholders to understand and further participate in implementing comprehensive reform program of education sector in the spirit of ensuring our national education sector to be more developed responding to new trends of Cambodia’s Socio-economic situation and global trends.

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Selected Extempore Comments at the Annual Review Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for the Year 2013/14 and Directive Setting for 2014/15

In addition to the prepared text at the Annual Review Conference of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for the 2013/14 and Directive Setting for 2014/15, Samdech Techo made some of the extempore comments:

Students with Mentions D or E Can Study Medicine

Though the conference had not discussed this topic and the Royal Government has yet to issue a letter of notification, I have one matter to bring to your attention. I just consulted with concerned institutions on this issue of getting permission to study medicine. Previously, we had set a ceiling that only graduates of A, B and C mentions of the secondary school would be allowed to study medicine. Those with E and D would not. In the context of reform relating to exam taking by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, where exam will be conducted in a strict manner, from now on, we will offer chance for students who would get a D or an E in their mentions to go on to medicine too. Let me affirm, this will apply only with those passed the exam in 2014 and later.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of Tertiary and Basic Level French-Khmer Teachers and the Inauguration of the five floor B07 Building

Will South China Sea Issue Be Resolved in Malaysia?

I urge that HE Hang Chuan Naron, Minister for Education, Youth and Sports to review this issue of scholarship to be provided by the US first lady. ASEAN leaders now use my term comparing South China Sea to a hot piece of stone. It is not a hot potato. The difference is the heat in potato, after a while, will recede and people can eat it. As long as the hot stone is concerned here, it will be impossible. Sultan of Brunei and President of Myanmar said maybe Excellency could help bring down the heat of the stone in 2012. I assured them to reach lower temperature or not would depend on those countries involved.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Donation of Samdech Techo – Handa Vision 100 Scholarships

Make Efforts for Yourself, Community, Nation

I am so glad to see the progress all of you have made in the University of Cambodia with the development in infrastructure, competence of professors, etc. However, the point of interest here has been the ability for students to find jobs. I mean we need top address a qualified training issue so as to let graduates to be able to either create a job for self-employment or to seek jobs. As the Samdcech Techo-Handa Vision 100 Scholarship Students is provided to students who passed the test I am encouraging you to make your best in your study here.

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