Gen. Sin Sen, a political and military leader who
participated in a failed 1994 coup, died Monday, due to stomach complications
and illness, police and family said.
"He vomited with blood, and he did not let me as the wife
know about his sickness," said Meas Vy.
Sin Sen, who was 60, was once the national police chief and
belonged to the ruling Cambodian People's Party. He joined a coup attempt led
by Sin Son, the former Minister of Interior, and Prince Norodom Chakrapong,
which failed to topple the government following UN-organized elections.
Sin Sen was later pardoned by King Norodom Sihanouk for the
attempt, and he went on to hold key government positions, including
parliamentarian, for Funcinpec. He left
his position as secretary of state in the Ministry of Interior following July's
Sin Sen leaves behind four children and a wife. He was 60.
His remains will be cremated on Thursday under the supervision of Interior
Minister Sar Kheng.