Say Chhum

Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdey
Say Chhum
3rd President of the Senate
Assumed office
9 June 2015
Monarch Norodom Sihamoni
Prime Minister Hun Sen
Vice President Ney Pena
Tep Ngorn
Preceded by Chea Sim
Deputy President of the Cambodian People's Party
Assumed office
20 June 2015
Serving with Sar Kheng
President Hun Sen
Preceded by Hun Sen
Vice President of the Senate
In office
24 March 2012  9 June 2015
President Chea Sim
Personal details
Born (1945-02-05) 5 February 1945
Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Political party Cambodian People's Party
This is a Cambodian name; the family name is Say.

Say Chhum (born 5 February 1945) is a Cambodian politician who has been President of the Senate of Cambodia since 2015. He was First Vice-President of the Senate until June 2015, when he succeeded Chea Sim upon the latter's death. He served as Chairman of the Permanent Committee of the Central Committee of the Cambodian People's Party.

He was elected to represent Kampong Speu Province in the National Assembly in 2003.[1] He also served as Second Vice-President of the National Assembly.

As First Vice-President of the Senate, Say Chhum served as acting Senate President when the ailing Chea Sim was absent. Shortly after Chea Sim's death, Say Chhum was unanimously elected as President of the Senate on 9 June 2015 by the 51 senators present.[2]

His son, Say Sam Al, was appointed Minister of the Environment in 2013.


  1. "Election results". Cambodia National Election Committee. Accessed June 18, 2008.
  2. Khy Sovuthy and Mech Dara, "Say Chhum replaces Chea Sim as Senate President", The Cambodia Daily, 10 June 2015.

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