Selected Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Meeting with Sportsmen/women to Contest in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia [Unofficial Translation]

International Standard Exists in Sports Today we are meeting here to send off our sportsmen/women, leaders, and trainers to the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia. It is a good thing that regional and international events take places not on our elections day […] (I have said on various occasions that) there is no…

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Dhamma Assembly Hall and the Birthday Anniversary of Samdech Preah Moha Sometheathibdei Nun Nget [Unofficial Translation]

At the inauguration of the Buddhist Dhamma Assembly Hall and 92nd Birthday of Samdech Preah Moha Sometheathibdei Nun Nget, Chief of the Buddhist monks of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made some comments that CNV has selected and translated unofficially as followed:

My respects to Samdech Preah Akka Maha Sangharajathipadei Tep Vong, the Great Supreme Patriarch of Mahanikaya order of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Preah Aphiserei Sukonthea Moha Sangraajathipadei Bour Kry, the Great Supreme Patriarch of Dhammayut order of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech, Buddhist monks, Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, Samdech Krala Haom Sar Kheng, ladies and gentlemen, dear students and Buddhist followers.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Celebration of Ramadan Iftar Dinner [Unofficial Translation]

Along with the prepared texts, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made the following comments at the Ramadan Iftar Dinner Celebration:

In Absence of Religious and Racial Conflicts, Win-Win Policy Easily Implemented

The regime of Pol Pot had ravaged religions to the roots – not only Islam but all religious faiths. After the liberation on 7 January 1979, all religions (in Cambodia) revived along with the Cambodian nation. It is noted that there have been efforts made by various religions – Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Non-religious persons are making efforts as well. What is important and proud for us is that Cambodia does not have religious conflicts. HE Ambassador from Kuwait mentioned this in his speech and I am very grateful and feeling encouraged by it.

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the National Road 41, formerly called Preah Ang Duong Road [Unofficial Translation]

NR 4 Becomes a Priority

I would like to express my pleasure to be able to return once again after I came here for the groundbreaking ceremony on 18 May 2011. Please allow me to say a few things as I happened to have come along this area many times. It was started with the construction of the 4.2 meters bridge 117. It was followed by the construction into concrete later. That means I was around here quite a while. In addition to that, my late mother also contributed to the reconstruction of the Kdei Lovea Buddhist pagoda, which is not far from here. Many of my relatives, my late grandaunt included, were buried there. My late mother also has one other pagoda called Tropang Korng in Kompong Speu’s district of Samraong Tong too.

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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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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Second Palm Oil Refinery of Mong Rithy Group in Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk Province [Unofficial Translation]

Conceptual Misinterpretation of Culture of Dialogue

Let me now pick up a political issue, which is relating to deception of the truth. In Kuala Lumpur, after HE Sam Rainsy and I were present together at the Sangkranta Angkor 2015 and declared cofounders of the culture of dialogue, it appears that the majority of our population supports the move. HE Sam Rainsy sent me an SMS when I was in Jakarta. I did not receive his SMS right away as I was having a meeting with the Chinese President HE Xi Jinping. He asked me maybe it was a good idea to have a meeting with our compatriots in Kuala Lumpur since we both would be present there at the same time. I responded positively and was checking out for arrangement.

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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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