Sok An passes away in Beijing

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Sok An, who passed away in Beijing early this evening.

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, one of the most senior officials in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and who recently received a royal title from King Norodom Sihamoni, died in Beijing early tonight.
 
According to a government announcement, Sok An, 66, passed away at 6:32pm in a hospital in Beijing.
 
“The government regrets and would like to inform civil servants, armed forces and the public that Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, a member of parliament, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, has passed away…on March 15, 2017, at 18:31,” read the statement. 
 
Samdech Vibol Panha is the royal title bestowed by the king on Mr. Sok An. Mr. Sok An received the title from the king on March 13 and died two days later.
 
Minister of Economics and Finance Aun Porn Moniroth will release about three billion riel as ordered by Prime Minister Hun Sen to pay for the funeral. 
 
Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is also president of the CPP, and other senior party officials have been in Beijing for four or five days to be at Mr. Sok An’s side. 
 

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