Chea Dara: “[Hun Xen] is really the king of the soldiers, and he distinguishes himself by his talent and experience”

Thursday, March 25, 2010

4-golden-star General Chea Dara took the opportunity to boast the prowess of his boss, the 5-golden-star General Hun Xen, "the king of the soldiers," albeit without a throne to claim as his own ... yet (Photo: DAP news)

Geopolitical lecture

24 March 2010
By Im Navin
Cambodge Soir Info
Translated from French by Alain de Veng
Click here to read the article in French

The government invited high-ranking officials to a conference aiming at defending the country’s territorial integrity.

Senators, MPs, government officials, a few hundred people gathered on 24 March at Council of Ministers to attend an exclusive presentation. The goal of this event was to distribute information on the nature of the conflict with Thailand and on the consequences that Cambodia must draw from.

Chea Dara, the deputy army commander-in-chief, gave out an improvised conference: “Patience, good knowledge of the situation and the courage of our soldiers constitute crucial elements to contain the Thai encroachment.”

Chea Dara did not miss the opportunity to put forward the weak points of the Thai army. According to the Cambodian general, Thai soldiers lack strategy and some do not even know the name of their chief.

The conference was also an opportunity for Chea Dara to boast Hun Xen’s values: “He is really the king of the soldiers, and he distinguishes himself by his talent and experience.” Chea Dara also stressed: “Samdach Hun Xen managed the conflict very well. He always asked us to be patient and to find peaceful solutions.”

The “information” campaign should be expanded to government workers and students in the upcoming days.


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