Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen presided over this morning the inauguration ceremony of religious achievements in Santuk district of Kampong Thom province, in central Cambodia.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Samdech Techo Hun Sen compared politics to driving a car, saying that all the passengers’ lives depend on the driver, while the country’s destiny depends on the leaders.
“A country is in stability or not, in development or not, it depends on the driver [prime minister],” underlined the Cambodian premier. “Lon Nol driver, Pol Pot driver have driven the country to ruin, but Hun Sen driver has led the country from 1979 to the current development.”
The inaugurated achievements have been built with a total cost of over US$1,26 million on the initiative of H.E. Men Sam An, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection, as well as local and overseas Buddhist followers.
Currently, Cambodia has 4,553 pagodas and 53,257 monks, including 4,380 pagodas and 51,872 monks of Dhamma Mahanikaya.