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FUNCINPEC Former Commanders Voted for Defense and Interior Secretary of State Positions

The National Assembly votes Wednesday to appoint two former FUNCINPEC party's resistance movement commanders as Ministery of Interior and Ministry of Defense secretary of state to replace FUNCINPEC's co-minister positions that were abolished.

This appointment occurs after Prince Norodom Sirivudh and Mr. Nhek Bun Chhay were taken off co-minister of the Ministry of Interior and co-minister of the Ministry of Defense, as part of a rapid reform according to the 50% plus one formula suggested by opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

Mr. Toa Seouth former Mondul Kiri province governor is appointed Ministry of Interior's secretary of state. Mr. Hun Phoeung former commander of the royal armed forces is the Ministry of Defense's secretary of state.