Late Samdech Sok An’s Cremation To Be Held Sunday

The cremation of late Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, will take place this Sunday at Botum Vattey Pagoda, Phnom Penh.

Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An’s body arrived in Phnom Penh from Beijing, China early this morning and the body is currently kept at his residence in Phnom Penh for mourning and traditional ritual ceremony, from Mar. 16 to 19.

A committee headed by H.E. Bin Chhin, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, was formed yesterday to organise the funeral ceremony of late Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, according to a government’s decision signed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, also a Lawmaker for Takeo constituency, passed away on Mar. 15 at a hospital in Beijing at around 18:32, at the age of 66 years old after a long battle with illness.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press