Selected Impromptu Comments at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for the Buddhist Students and Teachers [Unofficial Translation]

National Institute of Education, 16 July 2015

Buddhist World Associated with Human Resource Training

My esteem to Samdech Preah Agga Mahā Sangharājādhipati Tep Vong, Samdech Preah Abhiserey Sokunthea Mahā Sangharājādhipati Bour Kry, and Samdech Preah Maha Sometheadhipati Nun Nget, Samdech head and vice head monks of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Today I am so happy to have the honor of taking the presence once again at the graduation and diploma presentation ceremony for 1,664 Buddhist students and teachers of the Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University. Last time we did it at the Chadomuk hall. This time, because we have more people than the hall could house, we have the celebration here. I am so joyful to have this chance to meet the two Mahā Sangharājādhipati and all Buddhist monks and other graduates.

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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 Al Serkal Mosque in Phnom Penh

My wife and I are glad to be able to join with all of you, Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, ladies and gentlemen for the inauguration of the Al Serkal Mosque today. I thank the report of Minister of Religious Affairs HE Min Khin and that of HE Osman Hassan. This location was in fact commenced since before 1970 after the visit of head of state of Mauritania to Cambodia. It was built into a mosque. It was because of the coup in 1970 that it had become a military office. Pol Pot later destroyed religions in Cambodia – Buddhism, Islam or Christianity. From 1979 through to 1992, there were not many people living in this area. I did not know that the mosque was here since before 1970.

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

Peace and Development, Otherwise Instability and Destruction

I am so pleased to be able to meet with professors and students of the Western University today. We will have a diploma presenting ceremony together. I have noticed that more and more universities have chosen the Exhibition Centre of Koh Pich for their graduation and diploma presenting ceremony taking into consideration that there are more and more people attending their ceremonies. Mr. Te Norin, rector of the Western University, already clarified in his report about the progress made in the university. In fact, we have today 2,330 graduates – most of who have either found jobs or created ones for themselves – to be presented with diplomas. It is also a remarkable note to keep that 70% of those in pursuit of their studies also are carrying out life of work and study together.

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On the Occasion of The Islamic Feast of Breaking the Fast (Celebration of the End of Ramadan) 2014

–      Oknha Sos Kamry, Chairman of the High Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Cambodia, –      Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Distinguished National and International Guests, –      Imam, Tuon and Students!  Today, my wife and I are delighted to participate with Oknha Chairman of the Highest Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Cambodia, Excellencies, ladies and…

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Selected Extempore Comments at the Birthday Anniversary of the Buddhist Headmonk Samdech Luas Lay at Sansam Kosal Pagoda, Phnom Penh [Unofficial Translation]

This is a remarkably auspicious day that once again the students of Samdech Luas Lay, one of our chief Buddhist monks, have celebrated for him his 100th birthday anniversary on this day of 14 on the full moon of Pisakha of the year of horse in the Buddhist year of 2558 or May 12, 2014. I could recall that on his 94th birthday anniversary in 2007, I did mention that we should choose the best time for this anniversary for Samdech Preah Dhama Likhet Luas Lay in the full moon time of this month and year. Dr. Pen Siman sent me an SMS inquiring what to do with the 100th anniversary of Samdech Luas Lay.

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Speech During the Conversation with the 10th-16th Batch of Clergyman and Clergywomen and at the Opening of the Congress of the Khmer Clergy Association

Venerable Samdech Preah Akka Moha Sanghareacheatepdei Tep Vong, Samdech Preah Akka Moha Sanghareach of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

Venerable Samdech Preah Apiserei Sokunthea Moha Sanghareacheatepdei Bour Kri, Samdech Preah Moha Sanghareach of the Dhammayuttika Order of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

Venerable Samdech Monks, Senior and Junior Monks, Clergymen and Clergywomen,

Excellencies, Neak Ouknha, Lok Chum Teav, Ladies and Gentlemen and National and International Guests!

Today, I’m truly pleased to be here once again with Venerable Samdech Monks, Venerable Senior and Junior Monks, Excellencies, Lok Chum Teav, Ladies and Gentlemen, especially clergymen and clergywomen during the “Conversation with the 10th – 16th Batch of Clergymen and Clergywomen and the Opening of the Congress of the Khmer Clergy Association”. Without doubt, the capacities of the clergymen and clergywomen

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Achievements in the Pagoda of Seirei Sarpij, Preah Sdech district, Prey Veng province (Unofficial Translation)

Three Achievements, Buddhist and Secular Relation

I am so glad today to have the opportunity to return to the pagoda of Serei Sarpij after I came here once in 1997 to put into official operation the Primary School of Buddhism – Hun Sen Serei Sarpij in this pagoda. Having come here again, I clearly noted with my own eyes the progress made contrastingly from when I was here in 1997, and am sure far more from

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Selected Impromptu Comments at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Achievements in the Pagoda of Seirei Sarpij, Preah Sdech district, Prey Veng province (Unofficial Translation)

Three Achievements, Buddhist and Secular Relation

I am so glad today to have the opportunity to return to the pagoda of Serei Sarpij after I came here once in 1997 to put into official operation the Primary School of Buddhism – Hun Sen Serei Sarpij in this pagoda. Having come here again, I clearly noted with my own eyes the progress made contrastingly from when I was here in 1997, and am sure far more from

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Address at the Closing of the 22nd National Al-Quran Recitation Competition in 2013

Lok Oknha Sos Kamry, Chairman of Highest Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in Cambodia,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Cambodia,
Municipal/Provincial, District/Khan Imams, Masjid Imams, Teachers and Students of Islam,
Beloved Compatriots,

Today, I am delighted to be here with Excellencies, Lok Oknha, Ladies and Gentlemen, national and international guests and Muslim compatriots at the closing of this 22nd

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