Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Pacquiao set for TV spots: PM

Pacquiao set for TV spots: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday requested Philipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to help develop Cambodia’s sport sector. Facebook
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday requested Philipino boxer Manny Pacquiao to help develop Cambodia’s sport sector. Facebook

Pacquiao set for TV spots: PM

Cambodians can soon expect to see more of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on their television sets, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, and not necessarily in the ring.

Speaking at the inauguration of a new government building, the premier related how he had invited Pacquiao to star in traffic safety and drug awareness public service announcements while the boxer, in his capacity as a Philippines senator, accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte on a state visit this week.

“Because he is famous, what he says, many of you will follow,” Hun Sen said. He followed up yesterday morning’s speech with a Facebook post saying that Pacquiao had accepted after having been warmed up to the idea during a banquet at the Royal Palace.

San Chey, executive director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, said that while Pacquiao’s endorsement of a drug-free, safe-driving lifestyle may positively influence young people, it was law enforcement that ultimately carried the greatest weight.

Hun Sen’s speech was his last before an official visit to Vietnam, where a Foreign Ministry spokesman yesterday said it is anticipated a number of MoUs will be signed.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and