Extensive Excerpts from Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Conversation with the Cambodian Community in Switzerland and Europe [Unofficial Translation]

The Gathering Indicates Affection to Local Cambodians, the Royal Government […] Our previous plan was I came to Davos in January. But then in Europe there was an outbreak of Omicron mutation virus. Therefore, the organizers of the World Economic Forum asked for an extension and set a new date on 22-27 (May). Parallelly, the…

Selected Impromptu Speech at the Meeting with RGC Lawyers and Volunteer Lawyers of Samdech Techo [Unofficial Translation]

Rapid Reaction Mechanism Prevented Widespread Infection […] the November-3 (Covid-19 infection) event has involved directly and indirectly 1,802 people in eleven cities and provinces – including Phnom Penh, Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, Kep, Preah Sihanouk, Prey veng, Kompong Cham, Kompong Thom, Preah Vihear, and Ratanakiri.  I can proudly say that the complex November-3 event was not…

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…

Selected Impromptu Comments at the Ground-breaking Ceremony to Rebuild National Roads 2 & 22 [Unofficial Translation]

• … in 1987 or 33 years ago, I proclaimed four priorities for investment – water/irrigation, road, electricity/power, and human resource […] in 1993, up to the present, we have changed its order to focus as number one on human resource training […] the four priorities have been fundamentally correct for the past 33 years, and, I think, will be so for the next 33 or even 100 years […]

• … according to the study, the (Jroy Jangva-Svay Jrum) bridge would cost anywhere between 40 to 50 million USD […] in between 2019 through to 2023, (Republic of) Korea has package of 700 million USD for Cambodia […]

• … governor of Preah Sihanouk province Kuoch Chamroeun filed a report about a Dutch tourist, on a visiting cruise ship, being quarantined for high temperature […] we are waiting for results from the lab to certify if he is or is not infected with novel coronavirus. If he is, he would have to stay for treatment in Cambodia until he fully recovered […]

• As in weeks to come, some factories may close down because supplies from China would not be coming on time, please do not link this matter to economic sanction from the European Commission. Whether the sanction happens or not […] it will be in August […]

• … on the forthcoming 14 March 2020, there will be the ASEAN-US Summit in Las Vegas. Let me inform Cambodians in America that I will be arriving in Las Vegas on 12 March. I may have time for golf on 13 March […] on 14 March, it will be the Summit. On 15 March, I will meet with Cambodians before I will be leaving on 16 March. I think I will meet with the US President Donald Trump […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Groundbreaking Ceremony for Improvement Project of the NR 2 and NR 22, 11 February 2020