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Nation needs strong armed forces: Hun Manet

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Lieutenant General Hun Manet, RCAF’s army commander, inspects troops prior to his remarks in Tbong Khmum province. RCAF

Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Army Commander has called on soldiers to be strong and defend the country’s legitimate government.

Speaking yesterday at a military training session at Tbong Khmum province, Lt Gen Manet said the army must be loyal to the nation and strictly implement the government orders.

“A weak military forces will make other [nations] look down on us, we need strong military forces to protect our nation,” Lt Gen Manet said.

“All soldiers must strive to strengthen their capacity in order to serve our motherland.” he said, adding that regular training would help to strengthen soldiers ability.

He also urged them to set a good example for the future generations. “Soldiers must be strong in all sectors, such as weaponry, spirit and ability.” he added.

Prime Minister Hun Sen last week announced that the Kingdom has spent $290 million on purchasing weapons from China, noting that Cambodia is aiming to modernise its armed forces.

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