Selected Impromptu comment at the Inauguration of the Buddhist Indramuni pagoda’s temple at Prey Jrang village, Pean Rong commune, Svay Antor district, Prey Veng province [Unofficial Translation]

People Believe, There Is Money to Build Today, I am so happy to join with Buddhist monks, Excellencies, Ladies, and Buddhist parishioners to inaugurate the Buddhist temple in the pagoda of Indramuni or Prey Jrang, Pean Rong commune, Svay Antor district, Prey Veng province. I was here on 22 April 2013 or three years ago…

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Remarks at the Promulgation Meeting on “Mainstreaming Concept of Religious Ethics for Harmonization in Cambodia”

Venerable Samdech Preah Akka Moha Sanghareacheatepdei Tep Vong, Samdech Preah Moha Sanghareach of the Mahanikaya Order 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 Preah Moha Sometheatepdei Noun Nget, the Head of the Buddhist Monks of the Kingdom of Cambodia,

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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 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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