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Prime Minister Hun Sen kisses Bun Rany during a women’s leader forum last month in Phnom Penh. Facebook
Prime Minister Hun Sen kisses Bun Rany during a women’s leader forum last month in Phnom Penh. Facebook

PM gives wife road, not rubies, for anniversary

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that he would name a $14 million overpass in Phnom Penh to commemorate his 40th wedding anniversary.

Diverging from the traditional gift of rubies to celebrate four decades of matrimony, the premier said yesterday that the so-called “Techno flyover” on Russian Boulevard, set to be officially inaugurated this morning, would be officially dubbed the January 5 Sky Bridge, in honour of his tying the knot with his wife, Bun Rany, 40 years ago.

Hun Sen, occasionally pictured sneaking a peck on the cheek from his long-time spouse, took to Facebook to reminisce, recalling the pair was hitched during a mass wedding arranged by the Khmer Rouge in Kampong Cham’s Tbong Khmum district.

“Forty years ago, on January 2, 1976, I was invited by Angkar to attend the wedding party that took place on January 5, 1976, which makes a period of 40 years,” Hun Sen wrote, using the name the Khmer Rouge employed to refer to their regime.

“I and my wife were married together with a crowd of 12 other grooms and brides, we were the 13th pair.”

The premier said the flyover, which also includes an underpass linking Mao Tse Toung and Kim Il Sung boulevards and is the forth overpass built in greater Phnom Penh, would help ease traffic congestion.

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