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PM adviser given extra title at finance ministry

PM adviser given extra title at finance ministry

Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his personal adviser Kong Vibol as director general of the General Department of Taxation at the Ministry of Econ­­omics and Finance, ac­­cording to the Royal Book en­­try of August 22.

In addition to his expertise in taxation, Vibol is also secretary of state at the ministry and vice-chair­­man of the Council for Devel­op­­ment of Cambodia.

The Roy­­­al Book entry also lists three other senior officials who were upped to the same title of under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Economics and Finance including Sar Theng, the former head of anti-smug­gling at General Department of Customs.

To contact the reporter on this story: Vong Sokheng at [email protected]


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