May 8, 1942-September 20, 2003
Family and friends mourn the passing of HE General Toan Chay. Born in Siem Reap province,
Toan Chay was one of six brothers. He attended Sisowath Secondary School in Phnom
Penh and the Faculty of Medicine. From 1970 to 1975 he served as a captain in the
Air Force. During the Khmer Rouge years he set up a guerrilla movement to resist
them along the border area with Thailand. By 1986 he was Deputy Chief of the Armed
Forces of Funcinpec, known as "ANKI". In 1993 he was Vice-Minister of Interior
of the provisional government. From 1994 he was Governor of Siem Reap province as
well as commander of RCAF's Military Region IV. Most recently, in 2003, he was First
Vice President of the Chakrapong Praleung Party.
Toan Chay's body will be cremated at Wat Botum Vadei on September 24, 2003 at 9 am.