Saturday, April 09, 2011
Sacravatoons no 1967 : " My Father "
The newly-promoted Lieutenant General Hun Manet.
One hundred army officers had been promoted to the ranks of generals in a ceremony in army headquarters in Phnom Penh and in Preah Vihear province on Friday 8th April.
The Phnom Penh's promotion ceremony was held at the Defence Ministry and was presided over by Gen. Pol Saroeun, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, at 3 p.m on Friday when 7 officers were promoted to lieutenant generals (3-star generals), 11 officers were promoted to major generals (2-star generals) and 47 officers were promoted to brigadier generals (1-star generals).
According to military sources, Maj-Gen. Hun Manet, the eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, had also been promoted to a lieutenant general, but he was absent from the ceremony to receive his promotions. In the past few years, Gen. Hun Manet had enjoyed rapid rise through the army ranks, drawing rave criticism of nepotism by his father, Prime Minister Hun Sen. His last promotion was in January when he was promoted by his father to a major general.