Selected Impromptu Comments at the Opening of the Sangkranta Angkor 2015 in Siem Reap Province

Think of Grower When Eating Fruits

My warmest welcome to the Buddhist monks, members of the Senate, HE Sam Rainsy, the minority leader and Madame, Ambassadors and Chargé d’Affaires, foreign guests who are present here. I also welcome youth representatives from ASEAN and East Asian countries and members of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC). Since we also have the live coverage of this event, please allow me to also express my sincere greetings (over the Khmer New Year) to our compatriots in the Kingdom of Cambodia as well as abroad. Equally, our thoughts, my wife and I, are with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces members who are currently in Libya, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Mali.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Closing Session of the Annual Review Meeting of the Ministry of National Defense

Along with the prepared text, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made additional impromptu comments that CNV is selecting and translating unofficially as followed:

Filling Trenches, Building Hotels

As far as command base is concerned, let us not be extreme. There has been this comments that Hun Sen is filling up all the strategic trenches. I then asked them back what defines a strategic trench. How could a trench be strategic when it sits only 200 meters away from the border? They call it strategic. Well, my policy is to fill up those trenches. As you may have learnt that there used to be trenches in the whole of Cambodian territory, Phnom Penh included. I fill them all up. Why do we need them? We fill them up and build hotels, houses, farms, etc.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the National University of Management

We have just been passing from the old to the New Year (of Horse), though we are not Chinese. I would like to take this opportune moment to wish all of you the best wishes and the four Buddhist blessings.

Congratulations to 4,101 Graduates

I am so happy to be able to participate in this ceremony to present diplomas for 4,101 graduates of the National University of Management (NUM) that HE Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, had reported earlier. It is the first time in the coming New Year and I must admit that there will be many graduations to come. Let alone February and March, I have so many speeches to make and those relating to the graduation started with this ceremonial speech today for NUM.

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