(1) Joining Efforts to Implement Health Measures and Vaccination Reopen the Country
[…] As a result of the efforts of all universities, both public and private, in general and in particular, for the University of Human Resources, especially in times of epidemics, we have through this joint effort been able to reopened the country, which is not a small issue. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the university leadership, professors, staff, as well as all the students who have contributed to the prevention of Covid-19 by adopting the health measures issued by the Ministry of Health, the Royal Government and accepting vaccines to boost community immunity leading to reopening the country […]
(2) 2% to 4% of 1.5 M Students for Ancestral Professions Training
[…] I would like to request that HE Hang Chuon Naron (Minister of Education, Youth and Sports) discuss with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Labor on our goal is to provide vocational training for 1.5 million poor students […] which according to my division, 2 to 4 percent are to have “ancestors’ professions” ranging from weaving/sculpture/painting or anything else […] therefore, this training can be deployed by vocational training schools managed by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, and for the “ancestral professions heritages” section, by the school managed by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts […]
This is just an opinion. We have set a training target for 1.5 million people, a large number of students belong to the poor families, which the state must provide not only vocational training (but also stipends). This is just a suggestion for everyone to think about and prepare to share? There is training at the regular schools. We can also rely on school of private sectors […] and we also provide funding for students to study there […]
(3) From eating to survive to eating full and delicious, and now eating for good health
Our country has departed far from the situation (that we had encountered) after the liberation in 1979, when we tried our best to survive. We did not think how eating would affect our health. We just wanted to live on. Later, we reached the stage of doing whatever we could to get full/delicious. Now we (enter) the stage of eating full and delicious, and will ensure good health. We have to be careful with what we are eating because chemicals … can have a long-term effect on body. Some foods can be harmful to human health. As for me, doctors forbid almost all (food items). That is the duty of the doctor. Though my health has not yet reached the stage of diabetes, the doctor ordered reduction of sugar, including carbs such as rice. Some people (say) that in the days of Pol Pot time, people were not allowed to eat. At present, doctors earned us of certain food intakes […] we should listen to the doctor […]
(4) The budget for the SEA Games in Cambodia is not 40 but 120 M dollars
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the efforts of the Organizing Committee for the upcoming SEA Games in preparing and organizing this event. I asked the President of Laos (to join the ceremony). He will come. This Saturday, I went to Hanoi for a meeting between the two parties, and I invited the Vietnamese Prime Minister to fly for a while to attend the opening ceremony. We have been waiting for 64 years (to have this awesome sports event). He will check the time. At least the President of Laos will pay an official visit and attend the SEA Games in Cambodia. When Laos hosted the SEA Games, I went to the SEA Games opening ceremony in Laos. We have put a lot of effort, and Samdech Pich Sena Tea Banh, HE Thong Khon, HE Vath Chamroeun are doing a good job on this. The project has taken not 40 million as planned but 120 million, regardless of the construction of the stadium to run the games.
(5) Let us improve the quality of hygiene for the SEA Games
This morning, there was a Bayon TV report on a Cambodian athlete who is having his training in China. We have sent athletes for training in Japan and to other countries to prepare for the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia. Hopefully, the bridge across the river here will be ready and put into operation for traffic during the SEA Games. We do well. Winning a medal is one thing, but to be a good host and to manage the event smoothly is another matter. That would include calling on the people of Phnom Penh and other cities where there will be competitions in the forthcoming 74 days to increase efforts for hygienic quality. I think not only the cities where there are competitions (including) Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kep, Kampong Som and Siem Reap, but all over the country need to be hygienic because we not only welcome the athletes but also their fans. They could visit provinces other than the games venue […]
(6) The SEA Games in Cambodia is a joint national event, not the CPP government
Our sports training has been busy. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, which governs sports, is taking care of training programs for the competition. Let our people join together for the pride of the nation. It is not the separate story of the Royal Government or the ruling People’s Party, but the common story of the nation. Even political parties that are not in the Royal Government also have their shares. Some of them does not praise, however, but insult us. There are not many parties like that though. There are more parties that are celebrating the efforts of the athletes who will compete for the country.
(7) Calling on Cambodians abroad to visit Angkor Sankran and watch the SEA Games
For security and order, we have had experience protecting ASEAN meetings and partners, the destination, hotels and other places. As far as the SEA Games event is concerned, if we look at how to protect participating athletes, it is not more difficult because we have a house for athletes to stay. The problem, however, is that there will be a lot of fans coming to this place. We can’t stop him. Let them go wherever they wish but we have to work hard to keep the security for the athletes from all over the world, for the games and for the fans. Besides watching sports/games, fans may visit this or that place too […]
I have called on overseas Cambodians to visit the country too. There will be two events – the Khmer New Year or Angkor Sankranta, and the other is to attend the SEA Games in Cambodia, […] I have reserved appreciations for the leaders, the athletes, and commend the efforts of all the relevant teams in terms of security and funding, for their joint efforts leaving the preparation spotless for the Prime Minister to take care of. The Prime Minister, in response to the request of the Minister of Economy and Finance, has instructed freezing some 30 million US dollars a year as we could not take out a big chunk in just one year […]
(8) VOD story insulted and created distrusts in the Royal Government
[…] Well, I should say a little so as to clarify an issue that some have insulted and divided the Cabinet. One thing we cannot tolerate is (the broadcast) that Hun Manet signed, on behalf of his father, to release funds to contribute to the humanitarian assistance for Turkey. This is not a separate attack on Hun Manet, but an insult to and a mistrust among the (royal) government […] spending money is not a trivial matter […] they have debated whether it is right or not right when my son did not know anything about it. Am I, on the one hand as the Prime Minister and on the other the father, to accept such insults? […]
(9) In freedom of expression, … do we fight with fake news?
[…] As the world is currently battling fake news, any foreigner who would be to meet me and if the person raised with me (questions regarding VOD issue), I would briefly ask […] do you or do you not consider the information that Hun Manet, my son signed on my behalf (to release assistance contribution for Turkey), when he has not, was a right of expression or an act of spreading fake information? If you agree that this is a right of expression, I do not need to talk to you. But if you admit that it is a fake information intention, let me clarify if we fight with fake information, right? […]
(10) Will Women’s Affairs and civil society organizations respond to the insults to the cases of my late sister-in-law and wife?
[…] Some (in the opposition) insulted my wife, my family, even when I am in my bereft. (A social media person) Pheng Vannak spoke with a slight negative impression on women, some 40 organizations came out. I voiced a message (to) Lok Chumteav Ing Kuntha Phavi, (Minister of Women Affairs) and also posted a message to the 40 NGOs, if they have seen their cases as women? It is clear that these NGOs are formed to oppose the (Royal) Government and they did not take any action to protect the women. With a slight mistake in his speech, Pheng Vannak was forced to (sent a letter of apology) to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Posts, Ministry of Culture. But while my sister was insulted in her death, and my wife was insulted, my family was insulted, non one is out to protect them? […]
(11) Where does VOD radio get money from? The one who refuses to apologize is a foreigner
I could have asked the Minister of Interior for a required report (to me) as to where did the shut-down radio (VOD) get the money from, if we need to audit to confirm (where) the money comes from? I did not go that far. We have the right to do so. (The Ministry of) Interior or the Anti-Corruption Unit can take actions to find out where the radio got its money from? Foreigner’s money? You blamed me of using power. I will show you how I use power for you to see. If I were to not use power, you would still say that I am dictator using power, and so on. If I am to be labeled the power user leader, why should I not use power […]
I asked for confirmation, but he refused to answer […] I posted another message on Facebook reducing the time from 48 to 24 hours (to) apologize. I know who refuses to apologize. It is a foreigner. There is a girl named Vicheka (saying that) “Samdech! they have used the word tolerance.” she may have to remember that if the word “tolerance” is equivalent to an “apology,” Samdech (Sangkharaja) Chuon Nath, (Khmer dictionary person) could have removed the term apology a long time ago. (In sating so,) she also helped end the life of the (VOD) radio […]
(12) Shutting down (VOD) radio does not stop the press freedom in Cambodia
I voiced a message to (Minister of Public Functions) Prum Sokha (on the case of recruiting former radio staff for government jobs) to take in only those who are in the payroll and not the contracted officials. If they can find other works, (like they said) climbing the palm trees or farming, they may do so and that would clearly show their nature of being in the opposition from the beginning to the end […] do not hope that you can revive (the radio) by relying on this/that foreigner. If it were possible, the party that has dissolved/died could return already […] shutting down this radio would not stop the freedom of the press in Cambodia. It does not die. It strengthens, on the contrary, the journalism profession, the ethics of the press properly […]
(13) Foreigners may not intervene in VOD radio
Foreigners should not be involved. Cambodia is not your country. Look at India. As a democratic power in Asia, they sent forces to raid the BBC (office in India). Now India still holds the position that they have taken right actions because (the BBC) has spread bad news about their Prime Minister. They did it. In our case, it was a good thing that I did not use my power to do such raid to find out what documents you have in that place? […]
(14) Not allowed to paint or insult the CPP without legal retaliation
I would take this opportunity to talk a little about Sorn Dara (another opposition social media show person). You have had enough already. First, I am asking you for a haircut and mustache cut. It is disgusting […] he has gone that far to level himself as an eagle and (Hun) Manet as a toad […] in the CPP, according to him, no one has the as far a vision or knowledgeable as Sorn Dara […] (local political parties) inside the country are very good (about) competing in political programs. The CPP has stated its position that “as of now and to the future, no one is allowed to paint or insult the CPP without a legal response” […] we do not degrade the political program of other political parties and you must not discredit the CPP’s political program such as accusing my party of being a puppet party and a party that steals votes. The CPP must act legally […]
(15) More than 44 years of diplomatic career, give priority to meeting poor countries
I apologize to the President of France (Emmanuel) Macron that today I need to speak about you because (what some of the French Cambodians spoke about me) is unfair. I am asking the French Ambassador to send this message to the President of France. The message has blamed me – and I quote – “Hun Sen started the new year choosing the Maldives, a small country to visit because of what? It is because no other countries would accept him. They detest Hun Sen. When Hun Sen was chairing ASEAN, Hun Sen went to meet this person/ that leader, and even to seek a meeting with the French president.” I would let the French come out and explain. I have been a diplomat for over 44 years, was the Minister of Foreign Affairs since the age of 27, and had been the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since the age of 29, and have been the Prime Minister since the age of 32 – more than 44 years of diplomatic career. I am not used to meeting rich countries. I give priority to meeting poor countries […]
(16) Sen and Emanuel – reaching interpersonal and brotherly relationships
Dear Cambodians of French nationality or those who are staying in France may want to be clear on this point. (Between France and Cambodia, on) state relations, we have bilateral cooperation, but more importantly, we have worked together on security, regional and international issues that I cannot speak out […] the French president gave me his phone number. We promised to stop using the last name, which means I can call him Emmanuel because Macron is the last name, and he can call me Sen, not Hun Sen. We have a relationship […] you think I went to meet the French President using the role of ASEAN chair. (In diplomatic experience,) countries in the world, if they do not plan to meet you, they will never do […] you should know that. Even though you tried to your death, they would not care. But I went beyond that. We have reached a stage of interpersonal and brotherly relationships. Macron calls me brother […]
(17) Emanuel to Sen – should stay one another 3 to 4 years as a partner
[…] I have never used my relationship with the President of France through text messages as the superior to show others […] I can tell you that (we have discussed) bilateral relations and cooperation on regional and international issues related to peace […] I brought up the relationship between Hun Sen and Emmanuel Macron to enlighten some people […] I show respect for the personal role of His Excellency the President of France, who has done a good job in dealing with international issues. At the same time, he also respected the role of Cambodia and said to me from his mouth that “His Excellency still has the strength and should stay one (as the Prime Minister) for another 3 to 4 years as a partner […] what a reversal thought to have say I use the role as ASEAN chair to visit France. Only France can confirm this. But sometimes the French side understands that there is no need to answer to this gangsters’ group […]./.