RIP: Sok An, Deputy PM of Cambodia and President of the APSARA Authority

Sok An, AP Photo

H.E. Sok An, Deputy PM of Cambodia and President of the APSARA Authority passed away last night in Beijing. He had a number of responsibilities during his career, most notably serving as the president of the Apsara National Authority.

Sok An, AP Photo
Sok An, AP Photo

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An passed away earlier this evening in China after a long illness, Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan confirmed late yesterday. He was 66.

Sok An – who was granted the prestigious title Samdech Vibol Panha just days before his death – was also minister to the Council of Ministers and a member of the permanent committee of the Cambodian People’s Party.

Among the most high-profile of those positions were roles with the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority and the Apsara Authority, which oversees the Angkor temples as well as a key role in negotiating the establishment of the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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