Cambodian PM Receives Another Honorary Doctorate from Foreign University

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen received here this morning a honorary doctorate of philosophy from Krirk University of Thailand.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen was successfully finalised as a candidate for the Krirk University in political communication after his leadership has brought about full peace and development to Cambodia in the last 23 years.

For his great efforts and contribution to the national reconciliation, peace, and socio-economic development of Cambodia, Samdech Techo Hun Sen was awarded the title of Samdech by His Majesty the King Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk on Feb. 1, 1994.

The Cambodian Premier has so far received a B.A. in Politics from the Cambodian Tertiary Education, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National Political Academy in Hanoi (1991), and two Honorary Doctorates � a Ph. D. in Politics from the Southern California University for Professional Studies, USA (1995), and a Ph.D. of Law from IOWA Wesleyan College, USA (1996).

On Dec. 2, 1996, the World Peace Academy presented Samdech Hun Sen with the World Peace Award. As the sixth person, and the first in South Asia, to attain this honorable award, the Academy conferred three titles on Samdech Hun Sen � 1) the Human Cultural Asset, 2) the Roving Ambassador for Peace, and 3) the World Peace Congressman.

On April 10, 2001 in Seoul, the Awarding Committee of Graduate School of Dankook University in South Korea bestowed the Honorary Doctorate in Political Sciences upon Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen in recognition of contributions to the recovery of peace and stability in Cambodia, the improvement of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea, and his efforts towards East-Asian cooperation.

On November 15, 2001, Samdech Hun Sen was bestowed with the Honorary Doctorate Degree of Political Science (Honoris Causa) in the field of Foreign Relations from the University of Ramkhamhaeng, Thailand.

On Sept. 4, 2002, the Committee of ASEAN Engineering Federation (AFF) presented Samdech Hun Sen with the title of ASEAN Distinguished Honorary Fellow Member � the AEF's highest honorary title and the first one ever presented. This is to recognise his national consciousness and leadership ability in ending civil war, carrying all-field rehabilitation and development, and giving opportunity to Cambodian engineers to take part in the process of national reconstruction and development.

On April 10, 2004, the governors and the senate of the Irish International University of the European Union conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science upon Samdech Hun Sen in recognition of his contributions and achievement, and honour Samdech with the Medal of Excellence 2004.

On July 09, 2004, in recognition of his contribution to and achievements in the defence, construction and development of Cambodia, his proven leadership with advanced political sciences, of reforms in all fields, especially in high education, and in maintaining the national reconciliation, stability, peace and regional integration, the University of Cambodia grants Samdech Hun Sen the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Political Sciences.

On March 21, 2006 during the official visit to the Republic of Korea, the Soon Chun Hyang University in Seoul conferred Samdech Hun Sen an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Political Sciences to signify his leading contribution in the reconstruction of and devoting physical and spiritual efforts for peace and prosperity in Cambodia and South East Asia as a whole, and particularly in promoting friendly relations with the Republic of Korea.

On June 28, 2006 in appreciation and tribute to Samdech Hun Sen's various important contributions to the world of education, his reassuring determination for the well being of his people and the vast improvement of Cambodia-Thailand relations, the Council of Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University unanimously resolved to confer on Samdech Techo Hun Sen the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education for Locality Development in recognition of his role in developing the country through education and in contributing to strengthening the good relations between the two countries.

On Jan. 29, 2007, thanks to the contribution for socio-economic development of Cambodia which has resulted in its rapid and multi-faceted development in the recent years, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, along with the Hanoi National University of Education conferred upon Samdech Techo Hun Sen the University's Honorable PhD Degree (the Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa) in Education.

On June 3, 2009, Seoul, the Graduate School Committee of Korea University decides to confer upon Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen � who has served humanity greatly as a statesman and politician � an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Political Sciences for his important role in the national movement for the liberation of Cambodia, the national reconciliation and peace, the contribution to the political, diplomatic and economic development of Cambodia, as well as the promotion of friendly relations and economic cooperation between Cambodia and Korea.

On Sept. 9, 2015, in acknowledgement and appreciation of the unique leadership with wisdom, of peace and reconciliation, and construction of the country, with sacrifices and great successes in changing Cambodia, the senior leaders and board members of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia, awarded Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen its Honorary Doctorate in Transformational Leadership.

On Oct. 15, 2015, on the sideline of an official visit to China to attend a number of forums and conferences, Samdech Techo Hun Sen was awarded a Honorary Doctor Degree of Literature by China's Guangxi University for Nationalities in recognition of Samdech Techo's effort to excel in leadership, unify the country and foster a strong relationship between China and Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press