Deputy PM Sok An dies

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Mar 16 2017

Deputy PM Sok An dies

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, seen speaking at an event in Phnom Penh in 2015, passed away yesterday in China at the age of 66. Heng Chivoan

Thu, 16 March 2017 , and

Large gusts of wind tossed dust, leaves and petals into the sky yesterday on Rue Yougoslavie as grave-faced senior officials trickled into the home of Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, who passed away after a long illness at the age of 66 in a Beijing hospital.

In the hours before the announced time of death – 6:32pm – ceremonial preparations were already underway at the longtime senior leader’s home. A Council of Ministers letter circulated shortly thereafter revealed the government had granted $750,000 from [Please read more:http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-pm-sok-dies