Khieu Kanharith

Khieu Kanharith
Minister of Information
Assumed office
14 July 2004
Prime Minister Hun Sen
Preceded by Ieng Mouly
Member of Parliament
for Kandal
In office
1981  1993
Member of Parliament
for Phnom Penh
In office
1993  1998
Member of Parliament
for Kampong Cham
In office
30 November 1998  24 September 2008
Personal details
Born (1951-09-13) 13 September 1951
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Political party Cambodian People's Party
Spouse(s) Tep Rainsy
Children Khieu Tep Sathya
Alma mater Royal University of Law and Economics
Profession Politician, Editor, Author
Religion Theravada Buddhism
This is a Cambodian name; the family name is Khieu.

Khieu Kanharith (born 13 September 1951) is the Cambodian Minister of Information.[1] Khieu, formerly a newspaper editor,[2] was first elected to the National Assembly of Cambodia in 1981. He was jailed in 1990 for suspicion of dissident activities; in 1991, Hun Sen asked him to serve as an advisor, and in 1992, he was promoted to Minister.

Khieu was born in Phnom Penh to Khieu Than, who was a customs official and his wife Lor Lienghorn. He is also an author and translator, and has produced an unauthorized Khmer language version of the James Clavell novel Shōgun, which he has had printed with his own money.[2]


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