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Father of Cambodian PM dies at age of 90


10:58, July 12, 2013

PHNOM PENH, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Hun Neang, the father of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, died of natural causes at the age of 90, according to an obituary from his relatives on Friday.

"We are all in deep sorrow over the passing away of Hun Neang, who was father, grandfather and great grandfather, in the early morning of Friday at the age of 90," said the obituary.

The funeral is being held at the Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence near the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh until next Wednesday, it said.

Hun Neang was a person who had devoted himself to Buddhism and had built a lot of Buddhist pagodas and schools in Cambodia.

According to his biography, Hun Neang had 6 children, 30 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren.

His wife, Dy Pok, died in 1998 at the age of 79.

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