Phnom Penh (FN), Aug. 5 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen underlined that the 10th amendment to the constitution of Cambodia aims to serve the national interests.

The premier spoke while receiving an honorary doctorate degree from RUPP on Friday morning (Aug 5).

On that occasion, Samdech also reacted to criticism made by the opposition group that the Royal Government proposed to amend the Constitution in order to prepare his son to take power. In this regard, Samdech replied that Samdech was not trying to train his son to be a thief, but to be his successor.

However, Samdech encouraged the children of his critics to race for power.

“We amended this constitution so that the Kingdom will not fail. It is for the national interest, yet they [critics] interpreted it as to inherit power for Hun Sen's family,” the premier added.

The main point of the 10th constitutional amendment is to ensure that state institutions, in particular the Royal Government, run smoothly and sustainably in all circumstances without any restraint.