Selected Impromptu Comments in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Integration of Former Khmer Rouge in Pailin Area and the 25th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement [Unofficial Translation]

UNTAC Left Cambodia in With Two Governments Before starting our meeting, please allow me to take this chance to deliver a message live from Pailin in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Pailin area integration as well as the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement. Please allow me to take…

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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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Address at the International Conference on the Responsibility to protect: Progress, Challenges and Opportunity in Asia Pacific: “Cambodia Takes the Leading Role in the Prevention of Genocide in ASEAN”

Your Royal Highness
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests!

It, today, is my great pleasure to attend the International Conference on “the responsibility to protect: Progress, Challenges and Opportunity in Asia Pacific” with participations from foreign expert, representatives from the United Nations, ASEAN and International Organizations, and other sectors across in the World. Taking this opportunity, on behalf of the Royal government of Cambodia and myself, I would like to appreciate the conference organizers, especially the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace under the chairmanship of HRH Samdech Norodom Sirivudh, and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and its Director, Dr. Alex Bellamy, for hosting this important conference.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Opening of the International Confernece on Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Challenges and Opportunity in Asia and the Pacific

In addition to the prepared text addressed to the opening of the above international conference, Samdech Techo made off the cuff comments on issue of the genocide and its trial as selected here followed.

Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen

Please allow me to make comments on this issue since we have the presence of a very important colleague, HE Gareth Evans. First of all I wanted to address HE Gareth Evans what made him criticize me last year? I have no way of knowing if it was really what HE had said or it was a wrong publication by the newspaper. We have been good friend for a long time. The point here is I am not clear in my mind why (you) criticized me. However, Gareth Evans played a major role on issue of peace in Cambodia. Gareth Evans may still remember the point relating to Khmer Rouge issue in what was known to be initiative of Gareth Evans. He may remember I made it clear in the Paris Conference that “the suitable place for Khmer Rouge was not in the Supreme National Council but to stand trial before the court.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Achievements in the Pagoda of Lang Ka, Phnom Penh (Unofficial Translagtion)

On May 27, at the inauguration of the Buddhist achievements in the Pagoda of Lang Ka, Phnom Penh, Samdech Techo addressed the audience on the Royal Government’s policy on religious issue, benefits gained from Buddhism, harmonious and interdependence relations between Buddhism and secular world, hostels for less-resource students, and contribution by the Buddhist monks to the humanitarian assistance.

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