Khmer princess joins government

Khmer princess joins government


Saturday, 21 November 2020, Kingdom of Cambodia: His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia issued a royal warrant appointing his half-sister, HRH Princess Norodom Arunrasy, Counsellor in the Royal Government with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister.

Princess Arunrasmy’s (65) appointment was made at the behest of Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen as indicated in the regal fiat.

The princess is already member in His Majesty’s Supreme Royal Council. She is a former diplomat having served as her country’s Ambassador to Malaysia from 2005 to 2018. On 23 April 2018, she was appointed senator. She was born in 1955 as the last daughter of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Mom Manivan Phaninvong, a Laotian lady.

Arunrasmy is married to former Royal Khmer Ambassador Keo Puth Rasmey in second nuptials, and is mother to five children, including Prince Sisowath Nakia, Prince Sisowath Nado and Sisowath Sirikith Nathalie from the first wedlock, and Princess Ponita Rasmey as well as Prince Keo Khemoni Rasmey from the current marriage.

The new Deputy Prime Minister speaks in additional to her native Khmer, some Laotian and Thai, and fluent English and French.

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