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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

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


$150 Million


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


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


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


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


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


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


' 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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