Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum

Prime Minister of Cambodia (1905-2009)

Chau Sen Cocsal (Khmer: ចៅ សែនកុសល; 1 September 1905[1] – 22 January 2009), also known as "Chhum" (Khmer: ឈុំ), was a Cambodian civil servant and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Cambodia for a short period of time in 1962. Chhum was 103 years, 143 days old at the time of his death. This makes him the oldest lived former Prime Minister.

Chau Sen Cocsal
Prime Minister of Cambodia
In office
6 August 1962 – 6 October 1962
Preceded byNorodom Sihanouk
Nhiek Tioulong (acting)
Succeeded byNorodom Kantol
Personal details
Born(1905-09-01)1 September 1905
Tri Tôn, Vietnam
Died22 January 2009(2009-01-22) (aged 103)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Political partySangkum
Spouse(s)Vann Thi Hai


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Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Chau Sen at Wikimedia Commons

  • De Lopez, T.T. (2009). "A final goodbye to Cambodia's last great civil servant", Phnom Penh Post, 28 January
  • Norodom Sihamoni (2009). "Lettre de SM Norodom Sihamoni du Cambodge à Lok Chumtiev Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum", 22 January.
  • "Hommage à Samdech Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum". Ambassade de France au Cambodge. 26 January 2009. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  • Pomonti, J.C (2009). "Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum Mémoire d'un siècle". Cambodge Soir, 68, 29 January - 4 February
  • Royal Palace (2009). "Biographie de Samdech Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum", Phnom Penh, Cambodia.