Ministry of National Defence (Cambodia)

The Ministry of National Defence (Khmer: ក្រសួងការពារជាតិ, UNGEGN: Krâsuŏng Karôpéar Chéatĕ) is charged with supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. It is Cambodia's ministry of defence. The current Minister of National Defence is Tea Seiha.

Ministry of National Defence
Krâsuŏng Karpéar Chéatĕ
Agency overview
Formed9 November 1953; 70 years ago (1953-11-09)
Jurisdiction Royal Government of Cambodia
HeadquartersGeorgi Dimitrov Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 12156
Annual budget$245,000,000 (2012) [1]
Minister responsible
High Command Headquarters

Administrative areas edit

The Ministry of National Defence is divided into six administrative areas.[2]

History edit

Prior to 1970 edit

Prior to March 1970, the Forces armées royales khmères (FARK) General Staff was under the command and control of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the Head of State. At that time, then Prince Norodom Sihanouk held both titles. The General Staff controlled the three Services with its headquarters also serving as headquarters and staff for the Army.

Football team edit

The ministry also maintains a football team. Their club called the National Defense Ministry FC plays in the top division of Cambodian football, the Cambodian Premier League. They are tied with most Cambodian League Championships at three.

List of ministers edit

Portrait Name In office Party
From To
  Lon Nol
លន់ នល់
10 September 1959 25 October 1966 Sangkum
  Lon Nol
លន់ នល់
7 June 1968 15 November 1971 Sangkum/FARK
Son Sen
សុន សេន
15 January 1976 7 January 1979 CPK
  Pen Sovan
ប៉ែន សុវណ្ណ
10 January 1979 5 December 1981 KPRP
  Chan Sy
ចាន់ ស៊ី
1981 1982 KPRP
  Bou Thang
ប៊ូ ថង
1982 1986 KPRP
  Tea Banh
ទៀ បាញ់
(b. 1945)
1987 2004 KPRP
  Tea Banh
ទៀ បាញ់
(b. 1945)
27 June 2006 22 August 2023 CPP
  Tea Seiha
ទៀ សីហា
(b. 1980)
22 August 2023 Present CPP

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Cambodia National Defense Budget 2011 |". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  2. ^ Ministry of National Defence, Administrative listings Archived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine

External links edit