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Funeral: Hundreds pay respects to governor

Funeral: Hundreds pay respects to governor

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Hundreds attended the funeral of Preah Vihear provincial Governor Preap Tan at his Phnom Penh residence Sunday. Preap Tan, who had served as governor since 1999, suffered a stroke on July 8 and died Saturday after being on life support for several days in a Ho Chi Minh City hospital, his assistant said. "Hundreds of officials and people from all the provinces and the capital are attending Preap Tan's funeral," assistant Bun Tharom said Sunday. "They have paid respect to his body and prayed for his good luck in the next life." Along with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Preap Tan, 57, took part in the 1978 revolt against Democratic Kampuchea. He later attained the rank of three-star general. Prum Sokha, secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior, said a successor to Preap Tan had not yet been chosen.

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