Selected Impromptu Comments during the Connection of the Bridge of Nak Loeung across the Mekong River, District of Loeuk Dek, Kandal Province [Unofficial Translation]

The Tsubasa Bridge and New 500 Banknote

I have a great pleasure today to join with HE Kazuyuki NAKANE, parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, on this auspicious occasion to cast concrete for final connection of the Bridge of Neak Loeung of 2,215 meters considered as the longest bridge in the country. Before going further, I would like to affirm two things.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the University of Agriculture at Chamka Daung [Unofficial Translation]

50th Founding Anniversary and 30th Reopening Anniversary of RUA-Chamka Daung

I am so happy to be able to join all of you, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen on the occasion of this graduation and diploma presenting ceremony for 1639 students of the Royal University of Agriculture at Chamka Daung (RUA – Chamka Daung). I am grateful for the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports and the University’s rector for organizing this ceremony here (at the National Institute of Education), which is not far from my house and convenient to other honored guests. Coincidentally, the graduation and diploma presenting ceremony happens right at the time when the RUA – Chamka Daung celebrates its 50th founding anniversary (December 1964/2014) as is reported in the report of Dr. Uk Rabun.

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Selected Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for BBU graduates [Unofficial Translation]

Refugees to Come to Cambodia Voluntarily

… I would continue to appeal for continuation of effort to strengthen quality of education. Each school or university needs to work on quality of education because our human resource will have to compete in job market locally, in the region and in the world. I am ambitious. Today there will be clarification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Interior on issue relating to the agreement signed with Australia to allow voluntary resettlement by certain refugees to Cambodia. It is an obligation that Cambodia has to fulfill. There is of course differing opinion in Australia on this issue between the ruling and opposition parties. Here, we also have those who staged demonstrations at the embassy. They have not had access to agreement. However, there is a point mentioned in the deal that the resettlement will be on voluntary basis. No one is to be forced to come to Cambodia.

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Selected Extempore Comments on the Celebration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – 26 June [unofficial Translation]

… Once again, I would like to express my deep thanks to foreign friends and development partners for providing always their financial and technical support to strengthening mechanism and taking measures to raise high work efficiency against drug trafficking in Cambodia at both national and international level…

Measures Taken to Facilitate Flow of Undocumented Workers Returned from Thailand

I am sure some of you here might have been sleepy as there was a football match at 3 am. Maybe there are many of you, because it is the World Cup football event, which happens

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Statement of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Delivery of Verdict of International Court of Justice on Cambodia’s Request for Interpretation of 1962 Judgment in the Case Concerning Preah Vihear Temple [Unofficial Translation]

Venerable Monks
Beloved Compatriots

This afternoon, 11 November 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the Netherlands, announced its judgment on the Request by Cambodia for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear, as follows:

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Statement of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen Prior to Delivery of Verdict of International Court of Justice on Cambodia’s Request for Interpretation of 1962 Judgment in the Case Concerning the Preah Vihear Temple [Unofficial Translation]

Buddhist Monks,
Dear Compatriots,

On this forthcoming 11 November 2013, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will issue its decision on the request of the Kingdom of Cambodia for interpretation of the judgment on 15 June 1962 in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear.

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Selected Impromptu Comments during the Inauguration of the Phase-I Nirot Water Treatment Plant in Phnom Penh

Japan and France Midwife Cambodia’s Water Treatment Plant

I am so glad today we have the chance to get together with the Buddhist monks to celebrate the inauguration of the Nirot Water Treatment Plant, Phase-I in the Sangkat Nirot, Khan Meanjei of Phnom Penh. It is especially important for me today since it is my fourth time to put into official use such major project for clean water provision in Phnom

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