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Son of PM appointed as CMAC’s board member

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Prime Minister Hun Sen’s second son, Hun Manith, speaks at an event announcing a new school for spies in Phnom Penh last year. Facebook

Son of PM appointed as CMAC’s board member

Hun Manith, the son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, has been “promoted” as a board member and adviser of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) – a position equal to a cabinet minister.

A royal decree, signed by the King on November 2 and obtained by The Post on Sunday, appointed Manith and 14 others to CMAC’s Board of Directors.

Hun Manith, 37, is currently a deputy chairman of the monitoring committee of the Cambodian People’s Party and a director-general of the intelligence department at the Ministry of National Defence.

Council of Ministers spokesman Phay Siphan said the appointment was aimed at boosting work effectiveness at relevant institutions.

He said the promotion was not partisan nor influenced by family members.

“The appointment [aligns with] the competency of [His Excellency] and the demand from the ministry. I do not see partisanship or nepotism involved in the process,” he added.

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