Chea Sim and Sar Kheng are unhappy about the proposed appointment of a further two
deputy prime ministers.
The newspaper Moneak-sekar Khmer quoted sources close to Chea Sim as saying the two
men were angry with the proposal because they believe it will dilute their own power.
There have been widespread reports in the Khmer press recently that the Minister
of the Council of Ministers, Sok An, and the advisor to the King, Prince Norodom
Sirivudth, would be appointed deputy prime ministers in a forthcoming cabinet reshuffle.