30 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the graduation ceremony of the National Institute of Business-NIB.
(7) With less than 100,000 troops in Cambodia and they were in cooperative mode in Vietnam, Cambodia started practicing private economy already The second point is that, in Cambodia at that time, there were no less than 100,000 Vietnamese troops, and in Vietnam, they had not yet undergone any reforms when I started the reform. Vietnam was in their cooperative mode. It was my good fortune that while in Cambodia, Vietnam not only overthrew the Pol Pot regime and prevented the return of the Pol Pot regime, but also gave us the opportunity to make own political and socio-economic affairs decisions. That is why, during one of my meetings with development partners, I said that “in the past, you used to say that I was a Vietnamese puppet, but I had more decision-making power than I do now. At that point, if I do not follow, you will cut off assistance” [...]
(8) The Soviets did not take off the lifeline of Cambodia’s reform efforts [...] What is the third point? The third point is at the time of sanction, (Cambodia received assistance) only from the Soviet Union and the socialist countries in Eastern Europe – the so-called CMEA countries and a certain amount of assistance from the Republic of India. At the time, there was not yet Perestroika and Glasnost of (Mikhail) Gorbachev in Moscow or the former Soviet Union. On this note, it would be an easy thing (to take me off) if the Soviets were of their mind that should Cambodia let Hun Sen go on as Prime Minister, they would take off the assistance line (that could have ended everything). The Soviets, however, did not do this [...]
Samdech Techo Hun Sen,
launch of the vision and strategy of the Public Financial Management Reform Program-Stage 4, 20 March 2023.
(32) There are no foreign troops in Cambodia, once built welcomes joint exercises […] Let me send a message back. There is no need to campaign against Cambodia. Cambodia has the right to implement its constitution to defend its territory. (I wish to) reiterate that Cambodia does not have any Chinese or foreign troops in its territory. Once we finished the construction, Cambodia will welcome all countries to dock in the port of Cambodia and we can exercise together. We welcome (visiting ships) from all countries. This is an accusation from a group that refuses to understand. If you do not understand, I have no other choice but to not understand you. We are considering with other ASEAN countries [...]
(36) Acts that increased distrust lead to inability to sign an amnesty ... A while ago I told an ambassador that you have been contributing to the punishment of people who have just been sentenced. You visited the person now and then. Meeting had been so frequent. Do you not think the court does not care about that? It also creates a point that Hun Sen does not trust (to) request pardon for anyone [...] your actions are wrong, create a reason for the court to find a story of conspiracy, and it increases distrust that the Prime Minister cannot raise his hand to sign an amnesty for anyone in this case. This is a message to inform related partiesa, because diplomacy sometimes requires to be speaking honestly [...]
Samdech Techo Hun Sen,
presides over the graduation ceremony of Build Bright University., 16 March 2023.
29 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the gathering and solidarity dinner with the Bayon Family.
28 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen attends the annual meeting with the UN System.
27 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen attends the 7th Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Cambodian Muslims.
26 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the opening of the National Day of Science, Technology and Innovation.
24 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the closing of the annual meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
22 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the graduation ceremony of the Vanda Institute.
21 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen chairs the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers meeting.
20 March 2023 – Samdech Techo Hun Sen presides over the launch of the vision and strategy of the Public Financial Management Reform Program-Stage 4 (2023-2027).
Cambodia Young Generation Leaders
Hun Manet Tells Sam Rainsy to Send Someone to Compete with Him
FN ៖ Cambodian lieutenant general Hun Manet wrote a new message on Thursday morning, addressed to the former leader of the court-dissolved opposition party Sam Rainsy.
Two days passed and yet Rainsy still not responded to the wager made by Hun Manet over Rainsy’s allegation that Manet owned a fake degree from West Point Military Academy.
“Sam Rainsy has no courage to compete with the young generation. His silence is a clear answer that Rainsy does not dare to come out and wager with...Full story
Op-ed: Book Launch Marks Day of Liberation from the Killing Fields
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, it will be the 42th anniversary of the liberation of Cambodia from the notorious, and noxious, Pol Pot regime and the end of the Killing Fields. It is the day Cambodian survivors of that genocidal period describe as their second birthday.
Without then-Mr. Hun Sen seeking of assistance from neighbouring Vietnam to drive Pol Pot from power on that day in 1979, one cannot imagine how many more millions, or perhaps the remains of Cambodians who...Full story
Op-Ed: PM Hun Sen: the Healthy COVID-19 Vaccine, Keep New Normalcy
Despite her limited resources, this Southeast Asian nation’s Royal Government and the people share the same strategic boat amid the global spread of Covid-19 since early this year. Cambodia, like other parts of the world, sought different approaches to fight the infectious disease while the government and world bodies joined hands with scientists to produce a Covid-19 vaccine.
Earlier, many had high hopes that once the Covid-19 vaccine is in place things will get back to normal like before the...Full story
Cambodian Premier Sends Congratulatory Message to U.S. President-Elect
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has recently extended his sincere congratulations to the Honorable Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., President-Elect of the United States of America.
“On behalf the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, it gives me great honour and an overwhelming pleasure to congratulate you on your historical election as the 46th President of the United States of America. Your vast experiences and wise leadership have proven to be the...Full story
Reviews of Topics from Off-the-Cuff Comments / Speeches of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Selected and Compiled by the Cambodia New Vision Team of the Cabinet of Samdech Techo, March 2017. (In Khmer only)
Statement and Elaboration of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to Provide Clarification on Border Issues between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (In Khmer Only).
Main Statement and Elaboration by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister on “Demarcation of Land Boundary and Maritime Delimitation between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, The Plenary Session of the National Assembly, 9 August (In Khmer Only).