Excerpts from the Speech of Samdech Techo Hun Sen in the Conversation with People Who Had Their Land Lottery Done to Relocate out of Angkor Wat Area to Resettle at the Village of Run Ta Ek of Banteay Srei District [Unofficial Translation]

(1) Two Decisions – (a) Running Water for Further Development of Resettlement at Run Ta Ek and Pak Snaeng and (b) Cambodia Does Not Support Annexation of Ukraine into Russia […] Our country now has a population of 17 million. In 1979, the population of Cambodia was about 5 million. Laos also has a population…

Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Conversation with Residents in the Angkor Area Who Voluntarily Relocate to the New Settlement at Run Ta Ek Village, Banteay Srey District, Siem Reap Province [Unofficial Translation]

(1) Preah Borom Ratanakaod Initiated Designation Request Since 1991 for Angkor Wat to Be Listed as a World Heritage Site Today is the third day of our (fifteen) religious rites and a day when our people can come together here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our people for understanding what we…

Excerpts from the Speech of Samdech Techo Hun Sen on the National Fish Day, Trapeang Thmor Village, Poi Char Commune, Banteay Meanchey Province [Unofficial Translation]

(1) Come to Banteay Meanchey again after the Flood in 2000 and Putting into Operation the Sluice Gate and Cranes Conservation (in 2006) Today I returned to Banteay Meanchey again after the 2000 floods. In particular, we came to Trapeang Thmor reservoir again after coming here almost 20 years ago to inaugurate the sluice gate…

Speech at the Meeting to Commemorate the 71st Founding Anniversary of the Cambodian People’s Party (28 June 1951 – 28 June 2022)

Venerables Samdech Preah Sangkhareach, Samdech Preah Reach Kanak and Preah Theranuthera Senior Directors and Leaders of the Muslim Community, Leaders of the Christian Community Samdech, Excellencies, Lok Chumteavs, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished National and International Guests, Dear Members of Meeting, Compatriots Both in the Country and Abroad June 28, 2022 is the 71st founding anniversary…

Excerpt from Speech during the Site Inspection and Official Naming of “Techo International Airport at Takhmao City – TIAT” [Unofficial Translation]

“Techo International Airport at Takhmao” Today, for the second time, I came to inspect the construction of the new airport, which has now taken a name – “Techo International Airport at Takhmao”. On my first visit, we just achieved 5% of construction plan. We have now reached 27% of the construction plan and schedule in…

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

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