Excerpts from the Speech of Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the Closing of the Training Course in 2020-2021 and Opening of the Training Course in 2022 of the Royal School of Administration [Unofficial Translation]

(1) Win the battles of Delta, Alpha and Omicron in the Covid-19 War Today, we come together to celebrate the graduation ceremony for the closing courses of 2020 and 2021 of 1733 graduates, and the opening of new training courses for 665 students. We canceled such events for 2021, but we now can organize it…

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

Selected Off-the-Cuff Comments in Addition to Speech to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the National Bank of Cambodia Reestablishment [Unofficial Translation]

[…] (the prepared text) the central bank has again taken its original name “the National Bank of Cambodia” playing an arbitrary role in managing banking sector, … and the treasury has been separated from the National Bank of Cambodia too. [Start of Comments] In late 20th Century, No Country Abolished Currency as Cambodia Did The…

Keynote at the Annual and 5-Year Review Meeting of the Public Financial Management Reform Program (PFMRP) [Unofficial Translation]

Samdech, Excellencies, Members of the Royal Government of Cambodia; Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, National and International Guests! Today, I have great pleasure to be here with all of you at this Annual and 5-Year Review Meeting of the Public Finance Management Reform Program (PFMRP), which has been officially launched since 2004. Taking this opportunity, I…