Excerpts from Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Conversation with the People in and Inspection of Stung Pursat 1 Hydropower Project Construction Site, Bramoy Commune, Veal Veng District, Pursat Province [Unofficial Translation]

(1) 99% of villages and 90% of houses nationwide are connected to the electricity network […] Nationwide, 99% of villages … and 90% of the houses are already connected to the national network. It is the age of electricity, not the age of incandescent lamp, the use of candles/lanterns […] the current solution of electricity…

Speech and Excerpts of Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Off-the-Cuff Speech at the Closing Ceremony of the Tourism Conference to Review the Plan for the Rehabilitation and Promotion of Tourism in Cambodia during and after the Covid-19 Crisis, Phase 1 (2020-2021), and the First Semester of 2022. Setting the Directions of the Tourism Rehabilitation Plan in the Second Phase (Second Half of 2022-2023) [Unofficial Translation]

In addition to the prepared text, Samdech Techo Hun Sen made off-the-cuff speech that CNV unofficially transcribed and translated as followed: (1) Tourism Affected by Wars and Sanctions in the World Allow me to make additional assessments and offer reminders on some points. We already know that Covid-19 has had the biggest impact on tourism.…

Excerpts from Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Remarks and Advice to the ASEAN Para Games Delegation Before Going for the Games at Solo, Indonesia [Unofficial Translation]

(1) From Year to Year, Cambodian Sports Have Developed Positively […] We know that Vietnam and Philippines did not send their (players) because the countries are struggling with both disasters and Covid-19 pandemic. Vietnam organized the SEA Games, but do not go for the ASEAN Para Games for Covid-19. We should thank Indonesia for hosting…

Extensive Excerpt from Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Inauguration Speech of National Road No. 7, a length of 93.64 km from the Tiger Roundabout to Romeat Commune, Kratie Province [Unofficial Translation]

China Helps with Connectivity to/in the Northeast Today, I am pleased to work with the Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Wang Wintian, Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen, and compatriots to inaugurate National Road No. 7, a length of 93 km long from the Tiger Roundabout to Romeat commune, Kratie province. A moment ago, His Excellency…

Selected off-the-cuff comments at Ministry of Interior’s 2019 Reviews and 2020-Directives Setting Conference [Unofficial Translation]

• […] Samdech Sar Kheng stressed on importance of implementing “village/commune safety.” I wanted it to be a national movement […] no crimes happened out of boundary of village, even central, provincial or communal levels, it started from the village […]

• […] 86% (of the Cambodian population have) trust in state management capacity, or confidence in the Cambodian People’s Party, so to speak, on issue of keeping peace and safety […] it is on this note that we must continue working […] on suppressing crimes […] alleviating fear among our people from robberies, thefts, drugs, and violence of all kinds […]

• […] (Listening) initially (to recommendation on finding and stripping off rights to drive, some may) think that Prime Minister punish people […] (in fact, doing this is for the sake of) defending drivers’ and other travellers’ lives […] after all, it is for safety of everyone […]

• […] There have been comments […] that it was a minor diplomatic dispute between Cambodia and Malaysia on this case of the 83 years old American lady […] it was not a dispute, I affirm. Cambodia seeks explanation only […] after being denied port of call everywhere, (allowing it to dock meant) Cambodia has fulfilled a humanitarian work […]

Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Closing of Annual Meeting of Ministry of Interior, 20 February 2020

Selected Off-the-Cuff Elaborations and Statement at the Cabinet Meeting on Tax, Salary, Waste/Trash Collections and Management, and Waste-to-Energy Plants [Unofficial Translation]

Today, I have the necessity to deliver this statement to the Cabinet, provinces, armed forces as well as the people in the whole country in the presence of media here and is in live broadcast. Prior to the Cabinet’s discussion on public financial management draft for 2020, I am taking this opportune moment to […]…