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Princess Norodom Buppha Devi attends an event in Phnom Penh last year. Post Staff
Princess Norodom Buppha Devi attends an event in Phnom Penh last year. Post Staff

New senator replaces Sihanouk’s daughter

Former secretary of state at the Ministry of Environment Khieu Muth on Monday received a unanimous vote appointing him as the Senate’s newest member, filling the seat vacated at the end of April by Princess Norodom Buppha Devi. Sixty-eight parliamentarians from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party voted in Muth’s favour.

“Khieu Muth, one among the six candidates, received [a] unanimous vote today to be member of the Senate as the appointee from the National Assembly,” said assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long.

Buppha Devi – daughter of the late King Norodom Sihanouk – had served in the Senate since 2013 as one of two National Assembly appointees. Senate Secretary-General Um Sarith said Buppha Devi resigned due to a new job. She couldn’t be reached for comment.

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