All Senators Aged 80 Years Old to Likely Retire

All senators aged 80 years old and up will likely retire soon, said outgoing Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

While presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the third Ring Road of some 53 kilometres long linking the Win-Win Blvd roundabout in Sangkat Chom Chao 3, Khan Pursenchey, Phnom Penh to National Road No. 1 in Dei Ith commune, Kean Svay district, Kandal province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen asked for understanding from his caretaker cabinet ministers who will not be included in the next Royal Government.

“I would like to ask all of my cabinet ministers who will not continue their posts to understand that we must sacrifice. […] We can sit in parliament because we are too old or we can also be advisors to the Royal Government,” he said.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen added that some outgoing ministers can run for the Senate as some of our senators are 80 or close to 80 years old, which is enough to retire. “We have to think about their health and the next generation,” he underlined.

On the occasion, Samdech Techo Hun Sen announced that this is his last public speech as the Prime Minister. “Other achievements, including the Siem Reap-Angkor Intenrational Airport, will be inaugurated by the new Prime Minister,” he said.