Monday, 22.9.2008: There Are 8 Deputy Prime Ministers, 146 Advisors, and 56 Assistants

Posted on 23 September 2008. Filed under: Week 579 |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 579

“Decisions Number 42, dated 16 July 2004, Number 9, dated 23 March 2006, Number 50, dated 29 November 2006, and Number 48, dated 5 September 2008 of the Royal Government of Cambodia about the policy for the structure of work and the distribution of duties of the leaders of the Royal Government define that each Deputy Prime Minister has 4 Advisors, out of whom 2 are Secretaries of State and 2 others are Deputy Secretaries of State, and 3 Assistants, out of whom one is a Director General and the other one is a Head of a Department.

“The recent-third-term Royal Government of Cambodia, led by Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen as Prime Minister, has 8 Deputy Prime Ministers.

“According to the decisions by the government about the policy for the structure of work and the distribution of duties of the leaders of the government [cited above], 8 Deputy Prime Ministers might have up to 32 advisors (16 of them Secretaries of State) and the other 16 are Deputy Secretaries of State, and 24 Advisors (8 are Directors General, 8 are Deputy Secretaries of State), and 8 are Heads of Departments.

“Evidence shows however, that many more Advisors and Assistants were appointed, as the 8 Deputy Prime Ministers had 146 Advisors in total (64 are Secretaries of State, 81 Deputy Secretaries of State, and 1 Director General); and there are 56 Assistants in total (20 are Directors General, 26 are Deputy Directors General, and 10 are Heads of Departments) out of those Assistants, 18 do not get an allowance.

“The number of Advisors and Assistants of the 8 Deputy Prime Ministers, counted at 7 July 2008, were:

“1. H.E. Sar Kheng: He has 31 Advisors (8 are Secretaries of State, 22 Deputy Secretaries of State, and 1 is a Director General), and 4 Advisors hold no position, 3 are Honorary Advisors – and 6 Assistants (4 are Directors General, 1 is a Deputy Director-General, and 1 is a Head of a Department).

“2. H.E. Sok An: He had 16 Advisors (5 are Secretaries of State, 11 are Deputy Secretaries of State), and he has Assistants (6 are Directors General, 1 is a Deputy Director General, and 1 is a Head of a Department).

“3. H.E. General Tea Banh: He has 7 Advisors (2 are Secretaries of State and 5 are Deputy Secretaries of State), 6 Assistants (2 are Directors General, 1 is a Deputy Director General, and 3 are Heads of Departments).

“4. H.E. Hor Namhong: He has 7 Advisors (4 are Secretaries of State, 3 are Deputy Secretaries of State) and 3 Assistants (1 is a Director General, 1 is a Deputy Director General, and another 1 is a Head of a Department).

“5. H.E. Bin Chhin: He has 4 Advisors (2 are Secretaries of State, and 2 are Deputy Secretaries of State), and he has 3 Assistants (1 is a Director General, 1 is a Deputy Director General, and another 1 is a Head of a Department).

“6. H.E. General Nhek Bun Chhay: He has 28 Advisors (12 are Secretaries of State, 16 are Deputy Secretaries of State) and 14 Assistants (4 are Directors General, 9 are Deputy Directors General, and 1 is a Head of a Department).

“7. Lu Laysreng: He has 23 Advisors (12 are Secretaries of State, 11 are Deputy Secretaries of State) and 8 are Assistants (1 is a Director General, 6 are Deputy Directors General, and 1 is a Head of a Department).

“8. H.E. Keo Puth Reaksmei: He has 30 Advisors (19 are Secretaries of State, 11 are Deputy Secretaries of State) and 8 Assistants (1 is a Director General, 6 are Deputy Directors General, and 1 is a Head of a Department).

“Among the 8 Deputy Prime Ministers, H.E. Bin Chhin is the only one, the number of whose Advisors and Assistants is according to the specification of the decisions of the Royal Government of Cambodia [quoted here, up, at the beginning].

“The nomination of Advisors and Assistants of 7 Deputy Prime Ministers shows that the decisions of the Royal Government are being violated, and Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen is the person who is at the head, leading this strong abuse of decisions of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

“Independent observers from legal professions in Cambodia said if leaders of the Royal Government, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Ministers, do not follow the decision signed by themselves, it had not been necessary to create a policy for the structure of work and for the distribution of duties of the leaders of the Royal Government, stating limits for the numbers of Advisors and Assistants for Deputy Prime Ministers, since it just leads to a shameful situation in front of the public, and the whole prestige of the Royal Government of Cambodia gets lost.” Deum Tnot, Vol.1, #36, 22-23.9.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Monday, 22 September 2008


Deum Tnot, Vol.1, #36, 22-23.9.2008

  • There Are 8 Deputy Prime Ministers, 146 Advisors, and 56 Assistants


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1752, 21-22.9.2008

  • Another Tragedy of [Two] Trucks Colliding and Triggering an Explosion that Burnt Five People to Death [Battambang]
  • Cambodia Has the Highest Rate of Disabled People among Developing Countries in the World [because of mines, birth defects, diseases, and especially traffic accidents – according to Ms. Elizabeth Erin – Consulate at the UK Embassy in Cambodia]
  • Hundreds of Tonnes of Second-Hand Clothes Exported from Khmer to Siam [Thailand] without Paying Tax to the State [through the Robieng and Ou Smach border crossing points]
  • Cruel Man Tried to Rape a Woman and Hit Her to Death [with a stick – Preah Vihear]


Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #249, 21-13.9.2008

  • [Former Khmer Rouge leader] Nuon Chea Received a One More Year Detention Order before the Trial to Start, on the Accusation of Serious Crimes [war crimes, and crimes against humanity]
  • Sam Rainsy Trusts Samdech Euv [the Father King] to Solve the Disputes with Siam [Thailand] and the Political Deadlock [in Cambodia]


Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6456, 22.9.2008

  • Khmer-Siamese [Thai] Dispute over the Ta Krabei Temple: Siamese Troops Claim that the Cambodian Border Starts 100 meters Away from the Temple Is
  • The National Election Committee – NEC – Orders Those Who Had Violated the Election Laws to Pay Fines within 30 Days
  • Internet and Computer System Crimes: Cambodia Has to Be Careful; Microsoft Brings High Security Protection for Computers to Cambodia
  • At Least 60 People Died from a Suicide Bombing in a Big Hotel in Islamabad [Pakistan – 20 September 2008]
  • Tourism Income of China in 2007 Is Highest Ever

Meatophum, Vol.52, #706, 22-27.9.2008

  • Samdech Hun Sen Wants to Negotiate with Siam To Go Back to the Situation before 15 July 2008

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4700, 21-22.9.2008

  • Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Will Arrive in Siem Reap on 28 September 2008 [according to the Norodom Ranariddh Party spokesperson Suth Dina]
  • Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen Asked the Government of South Korea to Continue to Provide Loans and Investments to Cambodia

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Apologies: “…decision Number 48, dated 5 September 2008…” in the first paragraph is not from 2008, but from 2007,

Norbert Klein
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