Excerpt of Speech Delivered at the Opening Ceremony of Bak Kheng Water Treatment Plant and Inauguration of Chamkarmon Water Treatment Plant [Unofficial Translation]

HE Eva Nguyen Binh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Kingdom of Cambodia, HE Carmen Moreno, Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Director of the French Agency for Development of AFD in Cambodia, Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Workers and Compatriots. “Clean Water for All”…

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Selected Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Gathering of Civil Servants and Technicians Teams Involved in Building Infrastructures of the Province of Preah Sihanouk [Unofficial Translation]

In 7 Months, 94% of 34 Roads Constructed My presence here today is mainly to inspect results of physical infrastructural development in the city of Preah Sihanouk. This morning we also had a form of meeting in the time of Covid-19 […] with someone talking from behind and those of us listening sitting in front…

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Excerpts of Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Asia-Europe University [Unofficial Translation]

[…] The US-ASEAN summit scheduled to take place on March 14. However, in light of Covid-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump is required to postpone […] I supported his decision […] the President as well as we, leaders in ASEAN, are focusing efforts to keep the disease situation under control […]

[…] I have come to a point that in the time to come I will hold those who spread fake news – for instance that someone fell dead because of Covid-19, responsible as terrorists […] (One may ask that) those rogues (have done so) what would they get in return from spreading fake news […] but causing fear for people and their own families […]

[…] the National Council for Women appealed to women not to wear shorts […] I have said that those who do business online should not go live in inappropriate dressings […] some said we violated human rights […] have they looked up laws regarding human trafficking and protection of custom and tradition? […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Asia-Europe University, 2 March 2020

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Selected Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Inauguration of the National Road 58 [Unofficial Translation]

[…] I wish to take this opportune moment to affirm that it is not that I will end my role in one day or two days or by 2023. I have an ambition to continue in the post of Prime Minister through to 2028 or even after 2028 […] I hope that our people will continue to vote for the Cambodian People’s Party in the 2022 communal elections and the general elections in 2023 […]

[…] The 174 Km national road 56 from the city of Poi Pet on national road 5 through to the city of Samraong of Uddar Meanjei plays very important role in my efforts to fulfil two goals at one time. After the implementation of the win-win policy, I issued two goals for the country’s development […] firstly, transforming former battlefields into market and development places. Secondly, transforming borderlines with neighboring countries into one with peace, friendship, cooperation, and development […]

[…] in time of peace, everyone looks to China for assistance. In times of disaster, everyone seemed to have distanced from China. HM the King of Cambodia and HRH the Queen Mother sent messages sharing China’s hardships and contributed a sum of money […] showing Cambodia’s heart. I did what the Khmers say – “a friend indeed is a friend in need” […]

[…] We have put into operation three of the four b

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order passes […] we needed to sell goods to Thailand. Thailand needed to sell goods to Cambodia. More than we did to Thailand. We needed construction materials […] raw materials […] fuel from Thailand […]. I discussed with HE Prayuth Chan-ocha (Prime Minister of Thailand) to put into operation the O Nieng pass to connect special economic zone by transportation into Thailand […]

[…] agricultural machineries […] where did they come from? It is because we have peace and our people have made efforts as a family, a community, a state. The state provided a facilitation to impose no tax on agricultural land […] I continue to declare that after 41 years that we imposed no tax on agricultural land, and if the Cambodian People’s Party continues to be in power, it would be even 100 more years, we will not impose tax on agricultural land […]

[…] some analysts say (Cambodia) abandoned the US and Europe for China. I already affirmed that I am abandoning no one. I need all the friends I could make. Some have been too extreme. While the US is also doing business with China, why do they hate China so much? It is an unrealistic politics. (If they) follow this political path, (they) cannot be Cambodian leaders. Cambodia makes international relations irrespective of political regimes. As of now, we have diplomatic relations with over 170 countries […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Inauguration of National Road 58 from Poi Pet to Somroang, 26 February 2020

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Selected Off-the-Cuff Lecture to the Graduation and Diploma Presenting Ceremony for the Royal School of Administration [Unofficial Translation]

• […] Ego leads to devastation for officials […] ego and lack of moral on people, would lead to people’s detests of leaders […] there is this saying “the standing up rice panicle shows no graining, bowing panicle certifies graining.” Once you are polite and friendly to people, you will have their loves as there is a saying “staying to make people like, and leaving to make people miss” […]

• […] in any circumstances that factories production suspended because of interrupted supply of raw materials due to spread of Covid-19, (workers of factories suspended productions) would receive in all 60% of their salaries – 40% comes from the factories and 20% comes for the Royal Government. In case the factories closed down, workers would receive 120 USD per month for six months […]

• […] While pursuing the task of dealing with force majeure, there comes two types of officials. Firstly, those who report to senior levels and blame those junior level officials. We must send them to school or put them in certain jobs that requires no high-level responsibilities […] there is this other type of officials who tried to fulfil their tasks and shared bad and good time with those junior level officials […] this kind of officials must reward with higher appointments […]

• […] In leadership and working methodology, it is primarily to organize a good and workable plan ratifying every aspects around. You may refrain from organizing plans that are too ambitious to implement. With a good plan, you needed to set for implementation. As I said earlier, the two steps are not yet suffice. We must be preparing to respond to what might happen besides what we planned […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Diploma Presenting Ceremony of the Royal School of Administration, 25 February 2020

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A Message and Impromptu Comments on Measures Taken to Manage Impacts from Covid-19 Related Pneumonia and Suspension of Tax Favor on a Number of Goods under (Everything But Arms) Program [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the message on “Measures Taken to Manage Impacts from Covid-19 Related Pneumonia and Suspension of Tax Favor on a Number of Goods under (Everything But Arms) Program,” Samdech Techo made the following off-the-cuff elaborations and comments: Today we are conducting the meeting of the Supreme Council for Consultations and Recommendations (SCCR). Before…

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