March 14, 2017 – His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has awarded H.E. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Office of the Council of Ministers, with the title of “Samdech Vibol Panha”.
The new title was conferred on DPM Sok An by a royal decree dated Mar. 13.
Currently, the Cambodian leaders who have been granted the title of “Samdech” are National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, Senate President Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, as well as some senior officials at the Royal Palace and royal family members.