Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 3 – Visiting Lethwei superstar Dave Leduc, representing Myanmar, paid a courtesy call on Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet on 2 November 2023 at the Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
"It is a great honour and privilege to be invited by the Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet to the Peace Palace. Samdech Thipadei is a highly educated person, and he had a conversation with me by using my native language, French and English. I was very impressed," Dave wrote on his Facebook page.
Dave continued “I felt warmly welcomed in Cambodia. Everyone is friendly and kind. I already love the kingdom and sees the potential role of martial arts in boosting tourism.”
According to Dave’s Facebook post, Samdech Thipadei strongly supports Khmer traditional martial arts, and armed forces shall train martial arts in order to have discipline and strength.
Dave said that this upcoming fight with Kun Khmer boxer Prum Samnang is just the beginning of his involvement in Cambodia.
"This competition is attracting international attention to Cambodia and Kun Khmer. I believe huge progress will happen as I want to help Cambodian citizens in this adventure," Dave underscored.
Dave Leduc visits Cambodia for the upcoming Kun Khmer boxing with Prum Samnang, to be held on 5 November 2023.