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.


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.


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.