Cambodian Female Leaders

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Ieng Thirith
(Influential Intellectual and Politician in the 'Khmer Rouge')
Ieng Thirith
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Birthdate: March 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battambang, Cambodia
Died: August 22, 2015

Ieng Thirith was an influential politician and intellectual in the Khmer Rouge. The wife of Ieng Sary, who co-founded the Khmer Rouge, Thirith served as the Minister of Social Affairs from 1975 to 1979. In 2007, she was arrested along with her husband by the Cambodia Tribunal on suspicion of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

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Mu Sochua
(Cambodian Women's Rights Activist and Politician)
Mu Sochua
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Birthdate: May 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mu Sochua is a Cambodian women's rights activist and politician. An important member of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Mu Sochua's work has been honored with several prestigious awards and nominations, such as her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for her work to counter sex trafficking of women in Thailand and Cambodia.

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Norodom Rattana Devi
(Cambodian Princess and Politician)
Norodom Rattana Devi
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Birthdate: June 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France

Norodom Rattana Devi is a Cambodian politician and princess. She is best known for her service as a Member of Parliament for Kratié from 4 October 2003 to 27 July 2008. Norodom Rattana Devi is also known as the only daughter of Princess Norodom Marie and Prince Norodom Ranariddh.

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Yun Yat
(Wife of Cambodian Politician Son Sen)
Yun Yat
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Birthdate: 1934 AD
Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died: June 15, 1997

Yun Yat was a Cambodian politician who served as the Minister of Information from 6 July 1977 to 7 January 1979. She was also known as the wife of Defense Minister of Democratic Kampuchea, Son Sen. Yun Yat and Son Sen were arrested and declared as traitors for working as spies for Vietnam. They were executed in 1997.

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Men Sam An
(The First Female Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia)
Men Sam An
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Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sambo, KratiƩ, Cambodia

Men Sam An is a Cambodian politician and the current Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia. She is the first Cambodian female to serve as the deputy prime minister. Currently, Men Sam An is also serving as the Vice President of the Cambodian People's Party.

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Tioulong Saumura
(Cambodian Member of Parliament for Phnom Penh (1998 - 2017))
Tioulong Saumura
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Birthdate: July 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tioulong Saumura is a Cambodian financial analyst and politician. From 1998 to 2017, she served as a Member of Parliament for Phnom Penh. A member of the infamous Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Tioulong Saumura was among the 118 senior party members who were banned from politics for five years in November 2017. 

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Norodom Vichara
(Cambodian Princess and Member of Parliament (1998 - 2008))
Norodom Vichara
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Birthdate: August 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died: July 28, 2013

Cambodian princess Norodom Vichara was the daughter of Cambodian ruler Norodom Suramarit. A politician, too, she was part of the political party FUNCINPEC and represented the Phnom Penh Municipality in the country’s National Assembly. She eventually lost her battle with lung cancer at age 66.

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Ing Kuntha Phavi
(Cambodian Political Leader)
Ing Kuntha Phavi
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Birthdate: July 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unknown

Apart from being a physician, Ing Kuntha Phavi is also a politician. The current Cambodian minister of women’s affairs, Phavi is a member of the Cambodian People's Party. She has also had a full-fledged medical career in France, working with the drug research department of ABR and as a member of AMC.

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Chou Bun Eng
(Cambodian Politician)
Chou Bun Eng
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Birthdate: April 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Unknown

Cambodian politician Chou Bun Eng is the current Secretary of State for the Interior and a member of the Cambodian People's Party. She is also the vice-chair of the Cambodian National Council for Women and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking. She is particularly focused on preventing trafficking of migrant workers.

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Tong Siv Eng
(Cambodia's First Female Member of the Parliament and First Female Cabinet Minister)
Tong Siv Eng
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Birthdate: October 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: June 12, 2001

A pioneering female politician from Cambodia, Tong Siv Eng was her country’s first female MP and the first female minister. Both she and her husband were close aides of Cambodian king Sihanouk. She also served as an editor of Woman's Voice and left Cambodia following the coup of 1970.

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Tep Sothy
(Cambodian Politician)
Tep Sothy
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Birthdate: February 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

Initially a school teacher in the US, Tep Sothy later joined the Cambodian Human Rights Party and then the Cambodia National Rescue Party. The Cambodian politician now represents the Takeo province as an MP. She is mostly involved with the rights of women, children, and migrant workers.

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Nin Saphon
(Cambodian Politician and Representative of the Takeo Province)
Nin Saphon
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Birthdate: July 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unknown

Cambodian politician and Cambodian People's Party member Nin Saphon has been an MP from the Takeo province. In February 2022, she headed a friendship committee from Cambodia, sent to Cuba, where she criticized the US’s hostile attitude to her country. She has also chaired the National Assembly’s commission on public works.

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Som Kimsuor
(Cambodian Politician and Representative of the Kampot Province)
Som Kimsuor
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Birthplace: Unknown

Cambodian politician Som Kimsuor is a member of the Cambodian People`s Party and has represented the Kampot Province as its MP. In 2021, she met State Auditor General of Vietnam Tran Sy Thanh and assured strengthening of bilateral ties between the 2 nations.

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Ke Sovannaroth
(Cambodian Politician and Member of Parliament for Siem Reap (2003 - 2017))
Ke Sovannaroth
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Birthdate: September 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodian politician and Sam Rainsy Party member Ke Sovannaroth has not just served his party as its secretary-general but has also represented the Siem Reap Province as its MP. She has been part of the Cambodian National Rescue Committee and has chaired the parliament’s social affairs commission, too.