1958-59 Secretary of State for Labour and Social Action Tong Siv Eng
1959-61 Minister of Social Action
1963-68 Minister of Health
First female MP 1957-70 and played an unheralded but crucial behind-the-scenes role in helping to end Cambodia's protracted civil war in the late 1980s.In 1987 and 1988, she brokered the first three meetings between then-prince Sihanouk and Prime Minister Hun Sen, leaders of opposing factions in the civil war, which triggered a process that led to the Paris Peace Accords in 1991, ending more than 20 years of civil war. She and her husband, Pung Peng Cheng, 83, have been among Sihanouk's closest aides during the monarch's six decades in Cambodia's political spotlight. She also thought Sihanouk's 12 children. Her husband held a number of ministerial posts and is today ''supreme adviser'' to the king. Mother of two children. Her daughter, Kek Galabru is the head of a human rights organization. Tong Siv Eng lived (1919-2001)
1962-66 Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Labour Tip Man
1966-70 Secretary of State for National Education Diep Dinar
1966-69 Undersecretary of State for Tourism Nou Neou
1969 Secretary of State for Information Chine Renne
1969 Secretary of State for Tourism Ung Mung
1970-72 Undersecretary of State for Tourism
Until 1975 Vice-Minister of Popular Education
and Education in the Government of Kampuchea
1975-76 Minister of Education in the Khmer Rouge Government
1981-82 Minister of Education in exile-government recognized by the UN
1982 Minister of Social Affairs Ieng Thirith
Considered to be the most powerful women during the Khmer Rouge-regime. Member of the exile-government presided over by Prince Sihanouk, and later in the Khmer Rouge horror regime. Member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Party of Pol Pot, and around 1982 Secretary General of Foreign Affairs of the Party. She was married to the Ieng Sary, Foreign Minister of Pol Pot. Her sister, Khieu Ponnary, was married to Pol Pot. Born as Khieu Thirith (b. 1935-).
1976-79 Minister of Culture and Education Yun Yat
1981-circa 83 Minister of Culture in Exile-government
Married to Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence Son Sen of the Red Khmers. In 1997 they were both killed together with 10 other family members by Pol Pot, leader of the Red Khmers
1980-(93) Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Health Chey Kahn Nha
In Government inside Cambodia which was supported by Vietnam.
Circa 1990-91? Minister of Industry Ho Han
1992 Vice-Minister of Culture Princess
Norodom Bopha Devi of Cambodia
1998-2004 Minister of Culture and Fine Arts
Oldest daughter of King Nodorom Shianouk's 14 children with 6 wifes (many of whom died during the civil war). Princess Bopha Devi has been married four times with three Princes of Cambodia of the Sisowath family and Bruno Forsinetti. Her daughter with him is Princess Norodom Chansita (1959-), and with her other husbands she has got two daughters and two sons with the title of Princess/Prince Sisowath. She lived in exile in Paris for a number of years and was leader of The Royal Cambodian Ballet at the time of her appointment to the cabinet. Her rank and title of Princess is H.R.H. Samdech Botrei Preach Ream (b. 1943-)
1998-2004 Minister of
Women's Affairs and Veterans Mu Sochua
Returned from 18 years in exile in 1991 and founded a NGO, Special Advisor on Women's Affairs to the Prime Minister 1995-98 and Deputy Secretary General of SRP from 2004. (b. 1959-).
1998-2000 Secretary of State of Justice Ly Vouch
Later President of the Court of Appeal and from 2000 Secretary General of the newly established Council for Judiciary Reform
1998-2004 Secretary of State of
Women's Affairs and Veterans
and Veterans Ung Kunthea Thavery
1998-2004 Secretary of State of Veterans You Ay
1998-2008 Secretary of State of Women's Affairs
Asmbassador to Thailand from 2008.
1998- Secretary of State of Social Affairs, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation Prak Chantha
1999 State Secretary for Women's Affairs and Veterans Ing
2004- Minister of Women's Affairs
2001-04 Under Secretary of
State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
From 2004 Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
2004-08 Senior Minister and
Minister of Parliamentary Relations and Inspection Men Sam An
2008- Permanent Deputy Prime Minister
2011- Minister of Relations with the National Assembly and Senate and Inspection
Also known as Mem San An or Men San Orn, she was Member of the Politburo of the Cambodian People’s Party (Communist) 1986-93 and later of the Standing Committe, Member of the Permanent Committee of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the Public Health, Social and Women's Affairs’ Committee 1998-2004. There were 15 Ministers of State and 7 Vice-Premiers in the government with a total of 180 members in the period 2004-08.
2004- Secretary of State of Women's Affairs Khim Chamreoun
2004-08 Secretary of State
of Women's Affairs Som Kim
2008-11 Minister of Relations with the National Assembly and Senate and Inspection
General Auditor for the National Audition Authority from 2011.
2004- Secretary of State
of Women's Affairs Im Sithe
2004- Secretary of State of Women's Affairs Chan Sorie
Another transcription of her name is Chan Sorey.
2004- Secretary of State
of Health Ouk Bunna
Another transcription of her name is Ouk Monna
2004-08 Secretary of State of Tourism Princess Norodom Rathnatevi
Other versions of her name are Naradhama Ratna Devi or Norodom Radanathev. She is daughter of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former First Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly from 1998, the son of King Norodom Sihanouk and Princess Marie. (b. 1974-).
2008- Secretary of State of Interior and
Chairperson of National Committee to Lead the Suppression of
Human Trafficking Chou Bun Eng
Former Director General for social development of the Ministry of Women's Affairs.
2008- Secretary of State of Justice Chan Sotheavy
A judge and Under-Secretary of State of Justice 2004-08.
2008-13 Secretary of State of Education, Youth and Sport
2013-16 Minister of Culture Culture and Fine Arts
Her name is also transcribed as Phoeung Sakona
2008- Secretary of State of Women's Affairs Kheng Samvada
2008- Secretary of State of Women's Affairs Sy Define
2008- Secretary of State of Women's Affairs San Arun
2008- Secretary of
State of Women's Affairs Sivann Botu
The government appointed in 2008 had 1 female Deputy Prime Minister, 1 female minister and 12 female Secretaries of State out of a total of 9 Deputy Prime Ministers, 16 Senior Ministers, 26 Ministers, 172 Secretaries of State.
Last update 22.03.16