Nuon Chea

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Nuon Chea
President of the Standing Committee of the Kampuchean People's Representative Assembly
In office
April 13, 1976 – January 7, 1979
President Khieu Samphan
Prime Minister Pol Pot
Deputy Nguon Kang
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea
In office
September 27, 1976 – October 25, 1976
President Khieu Samphan
Preceded by Pol Pot
Succeeded by Pol Pot
Personal details
Born Lau Kim Lorn
July 7, 1926 (1926-07-07) (age 88)
Voat Kor, Battambang, French Indochina
Political party Communist Party
Spouse(s) Ly Kimseng[1]
Children Nuon Say,[2] 2 other children[1]

Nuon Chea (Khmer: នួន ជា; born 7 July 1926),[3] also known as Long Bunruot (Khmer: ឡុង ប៊ុនរត្ន), is a Cambodian former communist politician. Nuon Chea is the oldest living former Prime Minister (serving for a month) and the oldest of the last surviving Khmer Rouge leaders.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Provisional Detention Order (Ordonnance de placement en détention provisoire), Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, retrieved August 7, 2009
  2. Top Khmer Rouge leader arrested in Cambodia, 19 September 2007, The Independent
  3. "NUON Chea". Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. http://www.eccc.gov.kh/en/indicted-person/nuon-chea. Retrieved 17 April 2014.