Phnom Penh (FN), May 15 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that he has never stolen credit for other people’s work and that he warned against any attempt to steal credit for his work in restoring Cambodia from a war-torn to a peaceful developing country.

The premier spoke at a graduation of over 3,000 agricultural students, held on Monday (May 15) at Diamond Island.

In addition, Samdech recalled that he risked his life to overthrow the Khmer Rouge regime and to seek peace and political stability as well as economic reforms for the nation and the people.

Premier Hun Sen said, "throughout my life, I have traded my life for the kingdom’s restoration, peace, and reforms, in particular economic reforms.”

On that occasion, Samdech added that his political life may have ended due to three repressive forces during those reforms. The pressures at that time were the internal discord of the Cambodian state, the refusal to withdraw troops from the Vietnamese side, and the possibility that the Soviet Union could cut off aid from the Cambodian government.