Nuon Chea

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Nuon Chea
Nuon Chea on 31 October 2013.jpg
Nuon Chea on trial.
President of the Standing Committee of the Kampuchean People's Representative Assembly
In office
13 April 1976 – 7 January 1979
PresidentKhieu Samphan
Prime MinisterPol Pot
DeputyChhit Choeun
LeaderPol Pot (General Secretary)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea
In office
27 September 1976 – 25 October 1976
PresidentKhieu Samphan
LeaderPol Pot (General Secretary)
Preceded byPol Pot
Succeeded byPol Pot
Personal details
Lau Kim Lorn

(1926-07-07) 7 July 1926 (age 92)
Voat Kor, Battambang, French Indochina (now Cambodia)
Political partyCommunist Party
Spouse(s)Ly Kimseng[1]
ChildrenNuon Say,[2] 2 other children[1]
Alma materThammasat University

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 7 August 2009 Archived 15 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Top Khmer Rouge leader arrested in Cambodia". 19 September 2007.
  3. "NUON Chea". Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Retrieved 17 April 2014.