Remarks on the Amendment of the Constitution on the Condition of Khmer Nationality as the Only Permitted Nationality for Leaders of the Top National Institutions on the Occasion of the Plenary Session of the Council of Ministers

His Excellency, Lok Chumteav, And also, my gratitude toward the provinces/capitals, as well as units of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and all networks that attended today’s meeting through videoconference and physical meeting of our Council of Ministers! Due to COVID-19, we postponed the cabinet meeting for a while. Nevertheless, after the vaccination reached both…


Remarks at the Opening of the Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking and the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Your Venerable Samdech Supreme Patriarch of Both Branches, Samdech Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of Monks, and Venerable Monks; Samdech Preah Boromneat NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Samdech Preah Maha Ksatrei NORODOM MONINEATH SIHANOUK, Queen-Mother of Cambodia; Samdech, Excellencies, Members of the Senate, the Parliament and the Government, Officials, Armed Forces, and…


Selected off-the-cuff comments at Ministry of Interior’s 2019 Reviews and 2020-Directives Setting Conference [Unofficial Translation]

• […] Samdech Sar Kheng stressed on importance of implementing “village/commune safety.” I wanted it to be a national movement […] no crimes happened out of boundary of village, even central, provincial or communal levels, it started from the village […]

• […] 86% (of the Cambodian population have) trust in state management capacity, or confidence in the Cambodian People’s Party, so to speak, on issue of keeping peace and safety […] it is on this note that we must continue working […] on suppressing crimes […] alleviating fear among our people from robberies, thefts, drugs, and violence of all kinds […]

• […] (Listening) initially (to recommendation on finding and stripping off rights to drive, some may) think that Prime Minister punish people […] (in fact, doing this is for the sake of) defending drivers’ and other travellers’ lives […] after all, it is for safety of everyone […]

• […] There have been comments […] that it was a minor diplomatic dispute between Cambodia and Malaysia on this case of the 83 years old American lady […] it was not a dispute, I affirm. Cambodia seeks explanation only […] after being denied port of call everywhere, (allowing it to dock meant) Cambodia has fulfilled a humanitarian work […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Closing of Annual Meeting of Ministry of Interior, 20 February 2020


Speech and Off-the-Cuff Comments at the Closing Session of the National Supreme Council of Consultation to Take Stock of the 16 Months Works (September 2018 – 2019) and to Set Directions for 2020 [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo made three additional comments/points that Cambodia New vision has unofficially selected and translated as followed: NSCC to Continue after 2023 After working with each other in this past period, though the royal decree limits the roles and tasks of direct participation of political parties with the Royal…


Speech in the Meeting to Commemorate the 68th Founding Anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party (28 June 1951 – 28 June 2019)

The Revered Samdech Akka Moha Sangharaja, the Buddhist Patriarchs, The Revered Buddhist Monks, Samdech, Excellencies, Ladies, Lok Chumteavs, National and Foreign Guests, Members of the Meeting and Dear Compatriots, 28 June 2019 is the 68th founding anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party, initially was the Khmer Revolutionary Party. The Party was born from the patriotic…


Selected off-the-cuff Comments at the Closing Session of the 2018 Stocktaking and 2019 Directive Settings Conference of the Ministry of Interior [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo also made the following exerts: RGC Meets Private Sector in March […] on this particular point, let me ask the Cambodia Development Council and related sectors to organize an RGC-private sector meeting in the coming March to discuss further on issues relating to…