His father, Hun Neangwas a resident monk in a local Wat in Kampong Cham province before defrocking himself to join the French resistance and marry Hun Sen's mother, Dee Yon, in the s. Hun Neang's paternal grandparents were wealthy landowners of Teochew Chinese heritage.
Hun Sen was educated at a Buddhist monastery in Phnom Penh.
During the regime of Pol Pot —79when an estimated two million Cambodians lost their lives, Hun Sen fled to Vietnamjoining troops there opposed to the Khmer Rouge. He returned to Cambodia after the Vietnamese installed a new government in and was made minister of foreign affairs.
He became prime minister in Hun Sen, however, refused to cede power, and, under an agreement imposed by international powers, a coalition government was formed, with the prince named first prime minister and Hun Sen second prime minister.
In a violent coup in July Hun Sen deposed Prince Ranariddh, who had made overtures to remnants of the Khmer Rouge, and appointed a replacement.
In March Hun Sen had the prince tried in absentia and found guilty of charges that included an attempt to overthrow the government. Prince Ranariddh was subsequently pardoned by his father, and he returned to Cambodia to take part in elections held in July That time Hun Sen outpolled the prince, but once again the two were forced to enter into a coalition government, with Prince Ranariddh made president of the National Assembly and Hun Sen becoming the sole prime minister.
In the national election ofthe CPP once again finished first, and Hun Sen was appointed to another term as prime minister in July Several decades after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Hun Sen continued to grapple with fostering national reconciliation and prosecuting the surviving members of the Pol Pot regime for war crimes.
The United Nations sought to bring the perpetrators to justice before an international tribunal, but Hun Sen insisted on relying on the Cambodian court system. The first judgement against a defendant—a guilty verdict—came only in Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Mar 17, · Hun Sen, the longest-ruling leader in Asia, has turned his back on Western aid and tightened his grip on Cambodia, with the blessings of Beijing.
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — In a fiery speech more than three years ago Prime. Minister Hun Sen claimed credit for ridding his country of the Khmer Rouge, suggesting only he had the balls to take on. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, holds a ballot before voting at a polling station in Takhmua in Kandal province, Cambodia (July 29, ). Hun Sen: Hun Sen, Cambodian politician, who was prime minister of Cambodia from Hun Sen was educated at a Buddhist monastery in Phnom Penh. In the late s he joined the Communist Party of Kampuchea and in joined the Khmer Rouge. During the regime of Pol Pot (–79), when an estimated two.
It also acts as a communication medium through its online discussion groups and provides links to most recent and current news and events relating to Cambodia. Hun Sen: Hun Sen, Cambodian politician, who was prime minister of Cambodia from Hun Sen was educated at a Buddhist monastery in Phnom Penh.
In the late s he joined the Communist Party of Kampuchea and in joined the Khmer Rouge. During the regime of Pol Pot (–79), when an estimated two.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, holds a ballot before voting at a polling station in Takhmua in Kandal province, Cambodia (July 29, ). Women carry a ballot box in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Hun Sen has ruled the country for 33 years. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has won a landslide.