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Hun Sen

Prime Minister of Cambodia
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Net worth 2018: $150 Million
Industry: Prime Ministers
Residence: Stueng Trang District
Country: Cambodian
BirthDay: 5 August 1952
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.8 m
Education: Iowa Wesleyan College, California Southern University,National Academy of Public Administration
BIOGRAPHY

Hun Sen was bornon 5 August 1952 in Stueng Trang District, Cambodian, is Prime Minister of Cambodia. With both supporters and detractors, politicians can be extremely polarizing figures. Among these, Hun Sen, the 34th and current Prime Minister of Cambodia, is perhaps one of the most polarizing figures on the political stage. Marking his 30th year in power last January, he is the country's longest serving head of government and one of the longest serving leaders in the world. His ascent to the most powerful political position in Cambodia is fraught with violence, corruption and scandal, counting him among some of the most infamous leaders on the world stage. His violent political path to Prime Minister began in his teenage years when he left his studies at a Buddhist monastery to become a member of the communist Khmer Rouge. Bright and ambitious, the young man quickly rose among the ranks. In his tenure as Prime Minister of Cambodia, he has proven to be intelligent, cunning and quite manipulative. Opponents to his rule have accused his regime of resorting to torture by using electroshock and hot irons on political prisoners of the former Khmer Rouge Battalion Commander. History has shown that Hun Sen will stop at nothing to maintain an iron grip on his position of power. To know more about his life and works read on

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$150 Million

TIMELINE
2013

They demanded re-elections because allegedly the July 28, 2013 elections were unfair

2008

On September 25, 2008, after winning the general elections, he was re-elected as Prime Minister for the next five-year term

1999

'Under his leadership, Cambodia became the 10th member of the 'Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) in 1999

1998

His mother, Dee Yon, died from an illness in 1998 at age 79

1997

On July 1997, he launched the violent '1997 Cambodian Coup' in which he deposed Prince Ranariddh and replaced him with Ung Hout as first Prime Minister

1993

During the 1993 elections, he was outpolled by the 'Royalist Party' of Prince Norodom Ranariddh

1991

' On October 23, 1991, the Cambodian factions of the 'Supreme National Council,' along with Vietnam and 15 member nations of the 'International Peace Conference' on Cambodia, signed the 'Paris Peace Agreement,' marking the official end of the 'Cambodian-Vietnamese War

1987

In 1987, 'Amnesty International' accused him of torturing thousands of political prisoners

1985

On January 14, 1985, he was elected Chairman of the 'Council of Ministers' and subsequently the Prime Minister

1979

On January 10, 1979, he became Foreign Minister in the Vietnamese-installed 'People's Republic of Kampuchea/State of Cambodia’ after the ‘Khmer Rouge’ regime was overthrown

1977

In a growing rift with ‘Pol Pot’, who demanded more self-destructive attacks on Vietnamese villages, he and other eastern zone leaders fled to Vietnam in 1977

1975

On April 16, 1975, he lost an eye in the battle for Phnom Penh

1971

In 1971, he became a member of the 'Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK) Youth League

1970

In 1970, he joined the ‘Khmer Rouge’ after the Cambodian military ousted Prince Norodom Sihanouk

1969

In 1969, a year before graduation, he abandoned his studies

1965

In 1965, he left home to attend a Buddhist monastic school in Phnom Penh

1952

Hun Sen was born on August 5, 1952 in Kampong Cham, a city northeast of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh

1930

After just two weeks of training, he was appointed as platoon leader on April 30th

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