Phnom Penh (FN), Jun. 23 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen issued separate letter to Cambodian king Norodom Sihamoni and queen mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk to inform the change of his date of birth from 4 April 1951 to 5 August 1952, according to the letters seen by Fresh News on Wednesday (Jun 23).
On 22 June 2022, Phnom Penh Municipal Court approved premier Hun Sen’s request to change date of birth. The new official date of birth is 5 August 1952.
Premier Hun Sen’s lawyer Ky Tech said "during the war and genocidal period from 1975 to 1979, all relevant documents were destroyed and almost completely lost. After the day of liberation on 7 January 1979, due to the loss of all relevant documents, the identification of many people, including Samdech Techo Hun Sen, is incorrect. Therefore, the lawyer respectfully requested the president of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to correct the date of birth of Samdech Techo to 5 August 1952.”