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AIPA PRESIDENT

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Name: HENG SAMRIN

Sex: Male

Nationality: Cambodian

Religion: Buddhism

Date of Birth: 25 May 1934

Place of Birth: Ponhea Krek District, Kompong Cham Province

I. Maritial Status: Married, Spouse's name: SAO TY (4 Children)
II. Education:
- Advance Political Study.
- Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in National Development Strategy, Ubon Rachthany University, Rachbhort, Thailand.
- Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, International University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Chamroeun University of Poly-Technology (CUP), Cambodia.
- Doctor Honoris Causa in Public Administration, Jeonju University, Republic of Korea.

III. Career:
1959: Joined in the Movement of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party
1961: Member of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party
1968: Chief of Section (Zone 20th) in the People's Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
1970: Appointed Company Commander in the People's Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea in Eastern Zone
1971: Appointed Deputy Battalion Commander of the People's Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
1972: Appointed Battalion Commander in People's Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
1973: Appointed Commander of 126th Regiment of the People's Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea
1976: Appointed Chief of 4th Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Eastern Zone Military
Dec. 1978: President of Central Committee of the United Front for Salvation of Kampuchea
Jan. 1979: 

  • Member of Central Committee of People's Revolutionary Party
  • President of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Council

1981: 

  • Elected to National Assembly
  • Member of Central Committee of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party.
  • Member of Politburo of Central Committee of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party

Jun. 1981: Became President of State Council of People's Republic of Kampuchea
Dec. 1981: Became Secretary General of Central Committee of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party.
Oct. 1985:

  • Re-elected Secretary General of the Central Committee of Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party.
  • President of State Council of People’s Republic of Kampuchea

Oct 1991:

  • Honorary President of Cambodia People’s Party
  • Member of Standing Committee of Cambodia People’s Party

1993:

  • Honorary President of Cambodian People's Party.
  • Re-elected to National Assembly, 1st Legislature

31 Oct. 1993: Royal High Privy Councilor to His Majesty the King of Cambodia.
01 Feb.1994: Awarded by His Majesty Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, with the Royal title of “Samdech”.
24 Jan.1996: Appointed Four-Star General in Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
26 Jul. 1998: Elected First Vice President of National Assembly, 2nd Legislature
27 Jul. 2003: Member of National Assembly, 3rd Legislature
15 Jul. 2004: Re-elected First Vice President of National Assembly, 3rd Legislature
21 Mar. 2006: Elected President of National Assembly, 3rd Legislature
29 Apr. 2006: Became President of National Council of Solidarity Front for Development of Cambodia Motherland
12 Oct. 2007: Awarded by His Majesty Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, with royal title of “Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei”
25 Dec. 2008: Re-elected President of National Assembly, 4th Legislature
21 Dec. 2009: Appointed Five-Star General
2010: Assumed presidency of AIPA for one year
2011: Awarded title “Kittipritpandit” by Royal Academy of Cambodia for contributions to the rebirth of the nation, society, tradition and economy as well as humanitarian work
24 Sept. 2013: Re-elected President of National Assembly, 5th Legislature
2015: Assumed two-years presidency of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)
2018: Assumed presidency of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)
2018-Present: President of National Assembly, 6th Legislature

IV. Decoration:

  • Medal of National Merit
  • Medal of Independence
  • Grand Cross Medal of Royal Order of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Grand Cross Medal of Royal Order of Sowathara
  • Grand Cross Medal of Royal Order of Her Majesty Preah Kossomak Nearyrath
  • Medal of Sena Jayasedh
  • National Defense Medals (3 Golds, 3 Silvers, 3 Bronzes)
  • Joliot-Curie Gold Peace Medal of the World Peace Council
  • Medals from Bulgaria, Cuba, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Poland and the Soviet Union

V. Hobby: Petanque, Golf, and Reading